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PCI Randomised Trial in Chronic Total Occlusion

2017 19 May

Results of a multicentre trial show a high success rate and low procedural risk in using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of chronic total occlusion. The findings of the first European randomised trial of PCI vs. optimised medical therapy in chronic total occlusion were presented in EuroPCR 2017, the official annual meeting... Read more

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Radial Access, Same-Day PCI Could Save $300 Million Annually

2017 20 Feb

According to new research published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, performing more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) not only benefits patients but is also associated with less complications and could result in potential savings of $300 million annually. PCI is one of the leading expenditures for cardiovascular... Read more

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Towards Optimal Management of Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

2016 07 Nov

  A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicates that patients with left main artery coronary artery disease can be managed equally well by coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).   Past research has demonstrated that CABG is strikingly superior to medical treatment among patients with... Read more

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Adherence to Medical Therapy, Better Heart Surgery Outcomes

2016 24 Oct

According to a study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, New York, adherence to prescribed medical therapy after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a significantly better long-term patient outcome.  Past research has compared outcomes of people who have had CABG or PCI and... Read more

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Decline in UK Cardiovascular Disease: Not Equal Among Countries or Genders

2016 23 Aug

New data published in Heart reveal that deaths from heart disease and stroke have declined by almost 70 percent in the UK over the past 30 years. However, these improvements are not equally distributed among all four countries or between men and women. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease has not budged and drug and surgical treatments over the... Read more

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Coordinated Response Saves Lives

2016 02 Aug

According to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, a coordinated response from emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital providers can provide life-saving treatment sooner to people suffering deadly heart attacks. ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is considered to be the most deadly type... Read more

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Appropriate Patient Selection for Heart Procedures

2015 11 Nov

New findings from Yale School of Medicine suggest that the decline in the number of patients undergoing unnecessary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures reflects improvements in clinical decision-making and documentation to determine which patients would benefit most from such procedures. The study is published in the Journal of the American... Read more

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CABG Improves Survival in Diabetic Patients with Heart Disease

2015 02 Apr

According to an article in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, in diabetic patients with heart disease, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is better than stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI) at improving their long-term survival and reducing the risk of adverse complications.  Diabetic patients are two to four times more likely... Read more

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Patients Not Negatively Affected When Cardiologists Are Away

2014 23 Dec

According to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, having cardiologists away from hospitals for national cardiology meetings did not negatively affect Medicare patients admitted for heart conditions.   A large number of cardiologists take time off work to attend cardiology meetings. To date, how their absence affects patients was unknown. Anupam... Read more

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ESC 2014: New Myocardial Revascularisation Guidelines

2014 02 Sep

One of the most important treatment principles in cardiology includes myocardial revascularisation by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or surgical placement of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). However, in order to use these principles effectively, it is important to identify patients who require revascularisation as well as accurately select... Read more