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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

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Severe Calcification Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Event

2014 19 Aug

From the early days of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) it became apparent that the presence of severe coronary calcification was a predictor of worse clinical outcomes. In the era of plain old balloon angioplasty, severe coronary calcification was associated with an increased risk of coronary dissection and procedural failure, while in the... Read more


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