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FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Learn about the comprehensive management of rheumatic heart disease with Jack Boyd, MD, clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

While mortality rates were similar between percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting in both EXCEL and NOBLE trials, the risk of major cardiovascular events was higher in PCI in NOBLE.

Bioresorbable Stents Promising But Metal Stents Still Have Role in Coronary Intervention

Bioresorbable Stents Promising But Metal Stents Still Have Role in Coronary Intervention

Experts say bioresorbable stents are "a few generations away" from being standard of care in interventional cardiology.

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

A composite end point of death, heart failure, new myocardial infarction, and revascularization was similar between the deferred stenting group and the conventional treatment group.

Interventional Cardiology: A Look Back at 4 Decades of Practice-Changing Innovation

Interventional Cardiology: A Look Back at 4 Decades of Practice-Changing Innovation

An overview of the groundbreaking technology that has shaped interventional cardiology.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Current and Emerging Approaches

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Current and Emerging Approaches

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement continues to evolve as a treatment for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, as well as for younger, lower-risk patients.

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Avalus Surgical Aortic Valve Receives FDA and European Commission Approval

Avalus Surgical Aortic Valve Receives FDA and European Commission Approval

A new pericardial aortic surgical valve has received US Food and Drug Administration and European Commission approval.

FDA Issues Safety Alert for Revascularization Device Used in Acute Ischemic Stroke

FDA Issues Safety Alert for Revascularization Device Used in Acute Ischemic Stroke

The delivery wire component of the Penumbra 3D revascularization device may break or separate during use.

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

The FDA approved a new pericardial aortic valve for replacement of native or prosthetic valves.

Frailty Scale Predicts Death and Disability After Aortic Valve Replacement

Frailty Scale Predicts Death and Disability After Aortic Valve Replacement

The Essential Frailty Toolset is a fast and effective predictor of death and worsening disability following valve replacement.

Anticoagulant Recall: Incorrect Dose Discovered in Bottle

Anticoagulant Recall: Incorrect Dose Discovered in Bottle

Bristol-Myers Squibb is recalling one lot of Eliquis after finding that 1 of the bottles contained the wrong dosage.

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has developed evidence-based guidelines on the use of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke Shows Benefits at 2 Years

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke Shows Benefits at 2 Years

The response to endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke after 2 years was as good as in the first 90 days.

Lower HbA1c Post-PCI Promotes Better Outcomes in Diabetes

Lower HbA1c Post-PCI Promotes Better Outcomes in Diabetes

Patients with HbA1c levels had lower 7-year incidence of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events compared with patients with higher HbA1c levels.

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

The effect of hypoglycemia on functional outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy differs, depending on collateral status.

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Both iFR and FFR groups experienced similar rates of composite nonfatal myocardial infarction, unplanned revascularization, or all-cause death within 1 year post-procedure.

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