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#ESCCongress: THEMIS/THEMIS-PCI Findings - Minimal Benefits Observed

2019 01 Sep

Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Greater Paris University Hospitals - AP-HP/Université de Paris presented the results from The Effect of Ticagrelor on Health Outcomes in Diabetes Mellitus Patients Intervention Study (THEMIS) study at the ESC Congress in Paris.  The THEMIS trial evaluated whether adding ticagrelor to aspirin improved... Read more

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PCI and cancer patients: should cardiologists and oncologists improve collaboration?

2018 06 Dec

A new study published in the European Heart Journal reports that patients with cancer who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients.  Approximately 6.6 million hospital patients in the US were evaluated in the study over an 11-year period. All patients underwent... Read more

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PCI with medication better than standard treatment for heart disease patients

2018 30 May

A new analysis of an international clinical trial ("FAME 2") shows that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), along with prescribed medication, as initial treatment for patients with stable coronary artery disease is superior to standard medication therapy at five-year mark. The study was presented at EuroPCR 2018 in Paris and also published... Read more

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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... 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... Read more