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New Outcomes Study for Ticagrelor (BRILINTA™) to Examine Longer-term Treatment for Post- ACS Patients
Invited Faculty
TRA 2P-TIMI 50 Trial
Abbott Advances its Revolutionary Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent with Initiation of Next Phase of Clinical Trial
Vascular Solutions Launches the GuideLiner™ Catheter






 

 

Changing Paradigm for HF Therapy

The prognosis of many patients with heart failure (HF) remains poor despite optimal medical therapy. A randomized study of the angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor LCZ696 in patients with class II-IV HF and ejection fraction ≤40% has shown to reduce the risk of death and of hospitalization.

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Thrombus Aspiration in STEMI

The clinical benefit of routine thrombus aspiration in patients undergoing PPCI for STEMI is uncertain. A randomized study of 7244 such patients has shown that thrombus aspiration does not reduce the rate of death, re-hospitalization for MI or stent thrombosis at 1-year follow-up.

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Lack of Benefit with Ivabradine in Stable CAD

The role of Ivabradine in patients with stable CAD without clinical heart failure is unknown. A randomized study of 19,102 such patients has indicated that in this setting, Ivabradine does not reduce the composite of death from CV causes or non-fatal MI.

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FFR Guided PCI in Stable CAD: The New Standard of Care

FFR guided PCI is increasingly being recognized as the standard of care in patients with stable CAD. In a landmark analysis of the FAME 2 studies, a strategy of FFR guided PCI plus optimal medical therapy has been associated with reduced rates of death or MI from 8 days to 2 years compared to optimal medical therapy alone.

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No Solid Corornary Benefits with Darapladib Post ACS

Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) may be involved in atherogenesis through inflammation. Darapladib, an Lp-PLA2 inhibitor, has been shown not to reduce the rates of the composite of death, MI or urgent coronary revascularization post acute coronary syndrome.

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CRT2013
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Angio in Patients without Stress Test
- Mouin S. Abdallah, MS, et al.
Complementary role of percutaneous and surgical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock: Introduction and objectives
- Holger Thiele, MD
How to Solve a Bifurcation Puzzle?: Anatomical, Physiological, and Clinical Relevance of Bifurcation Lesions
- Bon-Kwon Woo, MD, PhD
The Heart Team: Challenges and Strategies for Success
- David J. Cohen, MD, MSc
Emergency circulatory support in refractory cardiogenic shock patients in remote institutions: a pilot study: (the cardiac-RESCUE program)
- Sylvain Beurtheret, MD, et al.

Live Case Demonstration from Kusatsu Heart Center
Osamu Hatoh, MD
Treating CTO via Radial?
Richard R. Heuser, MD
Patient Selection for CTO Recanalization: What Are the Appropriate Criteria?
Tarek Helmy, MD
Treating CTOs: Is There Enough Evidence-Based Data or do We Need Further Randomized Clinical Trials?
Gerald S. Werner, MD, PhD
Indication for CTO PCI: Clinical Rationale and Appropriateness
J. Aaron Grantham, MD

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Angiotensin–Neprilysin Inhibition Versus Enalapril in Heart Failure.
J McMurray, et al.
NEJM 2014 Online
Ivabradine in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Without Clinical Heart Failure.
K Fox, et al.
NEJM 2014 Online
Cardiovascular Risk and Events in 17 Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries.
S Yusuf, et al.
NEJM 2014; 371:818-827
Effect of Self-Monitoring and Medication Self-Titration on Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: The TASMIN-SR Randomized Clinical Trial.
R McManus, et al.
JAMA 2014; 312:799-808
Effect of Darapladib on Major Coronary Events After an Acute Coronary Syndrome: The SOLID-TIMI 52 Randomized Clinical Trial.
M O’Donoghue, et al.
JAMA 2014 Online
Colchicine for Prevention of Postpericardiotomy Syndrome and Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation: The COPPS-2 Randomized Clinical Trial.
M Imazio, et al.
JAMA 2014 Online
Electrocardiographic Changes Improve Risk Prediction in Asymptomatic Persons Age 65 Years or Above Without Cardiovascular Disease.
P Jørgensen, et al.
JACC 2014; 64:898-906
Accuracy of Statin Assignment Using the 2013 AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guideline Versus the 2001 NCEP ATP III Guideline: Correlation With Atherosclerotic Plaque Imaging.
K Johnson & D Dowe
JACC 2014: 64:910-919
Translating Stem Cell Research to Cardiac Disease Therapies: Pitfalls and Prospects for Improvement.
M Rosen, et al.
JACC 2014; 64:922-937
Sex Differences in Long-Term Mortality After Myocardial Infarction. A Systematic Review.
E Bucholz, et al.
Circ 2014; 130:757-767
Inflammation and Neovascularization Intertwined in Atherosclerosis: Imaging of Structural and Molecular Imaging Targets.
U Sadat, et al.
Circ 2014; 130:786-794




Poll Archives



Complex Patients Today and Tomorrow: Medtronic DES solutions from Resolute Integrity to bioresorbable stents
Prof. Sigmund Silber, MD
First Report on the Pivotal DESolve Nx trial: 6-month Clinical and Multimodality Imaging Results
Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD
One-Year Outcomes in 1010 Unselected Patients Treated with the PROMUS Element Everolimus-Eluting Stent: The Multicenter PROMUS Element European Post-Approval Surveillance Study
Raul Moreno, MD, et al.
Two-year clinical outcomes in the EVOLVE FHU trial
Ian Meredith, MD, PhD
BIOFLOW-II Trial
Stephan Windecker, MD, et al.

Outcomes in More Than 7000 Patients With Diabetes After Implantation of the Resolute Zotarolimus-eluting Stent
Rosli Mohd Ali, MD
Safety update and long-term clinical outcomes from all studies in the RESOLUTE Global Clinical Program
Carlo Di Mario, MD
Final Five-year Outcomes from the Randomized Comparison of Zotarolimus-eluting Stents With Everolimus-eluting Stents in the RESOLUTE All Comers Trial
Stephan Windecker, MD
Angina Status & TLF Creep: Bioabsorbable Stents (BAS) & Drug-Eluting Stents (DES)
Medtronic, Inc.
Clinical outcomes associated with dual antiplatelet therapy interruption following implantation of the ResoluteTM zotarolimus-eluting stent
Stephan Windecker, MD
Four-year Outcomes from the Randomized Comparison of a Zotarolimus-eluting and an Everolimus-eluting Stent in the RESOLUTE All Comers Trial
Patrick W Serruys MD, PhD
Resolute in Bifurcation Lesions: Data from the RESOLUTE Clinical Program
Prof. Ran Kornowski, MD
The RESOLUTE Program: today and tomorrow
Sigmund Silber, MD, PhD
RESOLUTE International Trial
F-J. Neumann, MD, et al.
Primary Results Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with the 38mm Resolute Zotarolimus-eluting Stent
Shirish Hiremath, MD, et al.
Two Year Outcomes Following Implantation of the Resolute Zotarolimus-eluting Stent in Small (less or equal to 2.5 mm) Vessels
Ronald Caputo, MD



8/20/2014
Transluminal’s Velox CD Vascular Closure Device Approved in Europe

8/20/2014
Thoratec Begins HeartMate PHP CE Mark Trial

8/20/2014
William O’Neill, MD, Performs First Transcatheter Triscuspid Valve Replacement in the United States

8/20/2014
Boston Scientific and ASAHI INTECC to Collaborate on Cardiac Intervention Devices

8/20/2014
Medicare NCD Expands Access to Abbott’s MitraClip System

8/20/2014
Medtronic and ACIST Enter Into Co-Promotion of Next-Generation FFR and IVUS Technologies in the USA

8/20/2014
Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System

8/8/2014
CE Mark Approved for Boston Scientific’s Agent PTCA Balloon

8/8/2014
Siemens to Sell Hospital Information Systems Business to Cerner

8/8/2014
St. Jude Medical’s CardioMems HF System Receives CMS Approval for New Technology Add-On Payment

7/31/2014
Avinger Begins VISION Trial of the Pantheris Catheter

7/31/2014
Enrollment Completed in Pivotal ROADSTER Trial for Silk Road’s Enroute CAS Device

7/31/2014
BIOLUX 4EVER Will Evaluate Combined Treatment With Biotronik’s Pulsar-18 Stent and Passeo-18 Lux Balloon for SFA Disease

7/31/2014
Teleflex’s Arrow-Clark VectorFlow Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter Receives FDA Clearance

7/30/2014
Biotronik Completes Enrollment in SFA Arm of the BIOFLEX-I Study

7/30/2014
Boston Scientific Launches Polaris Imaging System

7/25/2014
FDA Approves Boston Scientific’s Bare-Metal Rebel PtCr Coronary Stent System

7/25/2014
Boston Scientific Launches POLARIS™ Imaging System
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