Search Tag: percutaneous coronary intervention

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SENIOR trial: Synergy stent with shorter DAPT better than bare-metal stent

2017 07 Nov

Elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) often receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting stents (DES) to shorten the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and reduce bleeding risk. A new randomised trial ("SENIOR"), which compared outcomes between these two types of stents with shorter DAPT, shows that... Read more

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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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Study: Angioplasty Mortality Rate Highly Variable

2017 06 Apr

New research published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions shows significant variability in mortality rates from coronary angioplasty procedures, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Some physicians have death rates that are higher or lower than the expected norm, even after adjustment for various factors, including how sick patients... Read more

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Is PCI Safe for Patients Undergoing TAVR?

2017 24 Jan

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in addition to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with concomitant severe aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) is safe and does not increase procedural risk, according to a systematic review published in the journal Heart & Lung.See Also: Towards Optimal Management of Left... Read more

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Study Shows Efficacy of Intravascular Ultrasound-guided PCI

2017 17 Jan

A systemic review published in American Heart Journal shows the utility of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with complex coronary lesions. IVUS-guided PCI for complex lesions is associated with a significant reduction in major adverse cardiac events,... Read more

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Guidance on Treating Cardio-Oncology Patients in the Cath Lab

2016 18 Jan

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released expert consensus for cardio-oncology patients treated in cardiac catheterisation labs.The document, "SCAI Expert Consensus Statement: Evaluation, Management, and Special Considerations of Cardio-Oncology Patients in the Cardiac Catherization Laboratory," was released in... Read more

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Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes

2015 30 Dec

According to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, failure to recognise symptoms of a heart attack and delay in seeking treatment for it may be associated with increased damage to the heart. The time when a heart attack patient arrives in the emergency room until the time percutaneous coronary intervention is performed is called the... 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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Anticoagulant Bivalirudin May Improve Outcomes Compared to Heparin

2015 17 Mar

According to a study published in JAMA, patients who experienced a heart attack and underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) show a decrease in adverse clinical events when they were given anticoagulant bivalirudin following the procedure. Compared to heparin alone or heparin plus tirofiban, bivalirudin resulted in a reduction in adverse... Read more

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In-Hospital Heart Attack: Higher Risk of Death?

2014 17 Nov

Patients who experienced a certain type of heart attack while hospitalised for conditions other than acute coronary syndromes were at greater risk of death, compared to patients brought into a hospital for treatment following a heart attack, according to results of a new study published in JAMA.The study was conducted by Prashant Kaul, MD, of the University... Read more