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Appropriate Use Criteria Application Reduces Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Incidence

Appropriate Use Criteria Application Reduces Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Incidence

Under scrutiny, incidence of PCI in New York state decreased from 18.2% to 10.6% between 2010-2014.

Target Lesion Failure and Stent Thrombosis Rates Low With SYNERGY

Target Lesion Failure and Stent Thrombosis Rates Low With SYNERGY

Target lesion failure was 5.8% at 1 year after implantation with the SYNERGY stent.

Everolimus-Eluting vs Sirolimus-Eluting Stents in Coronary Artery Disease

Everolimus-Eluting vs Sirolimus-Eluting Stents in Coronary Artery Disease

After 5 years, the cumulative incidence of MACE was 6.7% in the everolimus-eluting stent group and 11.2% in the sirolimus-eluting stent group.

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

At 2 years, the estimated incidence of the primary end point was 12.6% in the TAVR group vs 14% in the surgery group.

Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy Outcomes Not Affected by Thrombus Location

Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy Outcomes Not Affected by Thrombus Location

Survival rates were high for patients with both central and peripheral pulmonary emboli.

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Coronary angiography and revascularization use prior to noncardiac surgery continues to be debated.

Stroke Door-to-Needle Times Delayed, Affecting Outcomes

Stroke Door-to-Needle Times Delayed, Affecting Outcomes

Stroke treatment delays were attributed to inability of the care team to determine patient eligibility, hypertension needing aggressive treatment, and in-hospital delays.

Acute Ischemic Stroke: Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever

Acute Ischemic Stroke: Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever

Contact aspiration and stent retriever approaches for mechanical thrombectomy achieved similar efficacy and safety end points.

STEMI Mortality Reduced With Admission to Primary PCI Center

STEMI Mortality Reduced With Admission to Primary PCI Center

Direct admission to a primary percutaneous coronary intervention center for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction was associated with lower 12-month mortality.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock-Related Healthcare Utilization Trends

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock-Related Healthcare Utilization Trends

Nearly half of all implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock events utilized health care.

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