Interventional

PCI With Incomplete Revascularization in Certain Vessels May Increase Mortality Risk

PCI With Incomplete Revascularization in Certain Vessels May Increase Mortality Risk

The risk of mortality is increased for certain patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with incomplete revascularization.

Survival in Aortic Stenosis May Be Predicted by LVEF

Survival in Aortic Stenosis May Be Predicted by LVEF

For patients with severe aortic stenosis, left ventricular ejection fraction <60% is associated with impaired survival.

Rheumatic Heart Disease Mortality in Valve Replacement Surgery

Rheumatic Heart Disease Mortality in Valve Replacement Surgery

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Thrombocytopenia at hospital admission may be an independent predictor for in-hospital mortality in patients with rheumatic heart disease undergoing valve replacement surgery.

Preoperative Accelerometry May Supplement Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests

Preoperative Accelerometry May Supplement Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests

Preoperative accelerometry can assess cardiopulmonary fitness in patients scheduled for major surgery.

Bleeding, Thromboembolic Events With Apixaban Interruption During Afib Ablation

Bleeding, Thromboembolic Events With Apixaban Interruption During Afib Ablation

Uninterrupted and minimally interrupted apixaban are associated with low rates of thromboembolic events in patients undergoing catheter ablation for nonvalvular afib.

Multivessel CAD With Diabetes: Choosing an Optimal Revascularization Strategy

Multivessel CAD With Diabetes: Choosing an Optimal Revascularization Strategy

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Patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and diabetes may benefit more from coronary artery bypass grafting surgery vs percutaneous coronary intervention.

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Open vs Endovascular Repair

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Open vs Endovascular Repair

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Endovascular strategy is associated with better survival rate and decreased hospital costs compared to open repair in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Post-Revascularization Readmission Trends for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Post-Revascularization Readmission Trends for Peripheral Arterial Disease

About 17.6% of patients with peripheral arterial disease are readmitted.

Carotid Artery Stenting Trends in Elderly Patients

Carotid Artery Stenting Trends in Elderly Patients

Despite safety concerns for patients 70 and older, the odds of carotid artery stenting have increased.

Patients With Prior PCI See Benefit From Perioperative Aspirin

Patients With Prior PCI See Benefit From Perioperative Aspirin

Perioperative aspirin seems to be beneficial for patients with prior PCI.

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Sodium Bicarbonate vs Sodium Chloride

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Sodium Bicarbonate vs Sodium Chloride

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Intravenous sodium bicarbonate is not superior to intravenous sodium chloride for reducing acute kidney injury during angiography.

Cardiac Surgery: Restrictive vs Liberal Threshold for Red-Cell Transfusion

Cardiac Surgery: Restrictive vs Liberal Threshold for Red-Cell Transfusion

A restrictive threshold for red-cell transfusion is noninferior to a liberal threshold for patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

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No evidence shows efficacy of PCI procedures for patients with stable coronary artery disease with angina.

Exercise Time After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Angina

Exercise Time After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Angina

Percutaneous coronary intervention does not increase exercise time more than a placebo procedure in patients with angina and severe coronary stenosis.

Genotype-Guided Antiplatelet Therapy Post-PCI May Be Beneficial

Genotype-Guided Antiplatelet Therapy Post-PCI May Be Beneficial

Alternative antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with a CYP2C19 loss-of-function allele may have lower risk of MACE compared to clopidogrel.

Culprit Lesion PCI Superior to Immediate Multivessel PCI in CAD

Culprit Lesion PCI Superior to Immediate Multivessel PCI in CAD

Percutaneous coronary intervention of the culprit lesion is associated with better 30-day outcomes than immediate multivessel PCI in patients with patients with multivessel CAD and acute MI.

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

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Patients who received bioresorbable vascular scaffolds had higher rates of device thrombosis and target vessel MI compared with those who received everolimus-eluting stents.

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

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Researchers analyzed 3-year outcomes in patients implanted with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for the treatment of coronary lesions.

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

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A substudy analyzed whether PCI outcomes using second generation drug eluting stents were comparable to CABG in patients with low or intermediated complexity left main coronary artery disease.

Aortic Valve Replacement: Better Outcomes When Performed in Afternoon

Aortic Valve Replacement: Better Outcomes When Performed in Afternoon

Perioperative myocardial injury occurs more with morning surgery than with afternoon surgery in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.

Atrial Fibrillation Survival Better With Cardiac Surgery, Cox-Maze IV

Atrial Fibrillation Survival Better With Cardiac Surgery, Cox-Maze IV

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Patients with atrial fibrillation had improved late survival when treated with ablation-assisted Cox-Maze IV and cardiac surgery.

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

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Change in inducibility status after pulmonary vein isolation is not associated with long-term freedom from recurrent arrhythmia.

Insertable Cardiac Monitor Compatible With Smartphones Approved by FDA

Insertable Cardiac Monitor Compatible With Smartphones Approved by FDA

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The FDA approved the Confirm Rx insertable cardiac monitor, which is implanted under the skin in a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure.

Post-PCI MACE Risk in Women, Minorities, and White Men

Post-PCI MACE Risk in Women, Minorities, and White Men

Women and minorities undergoing PCI with everolimus-eluting stents have a risk of MACE similar to that of white men.

Heart Failure Outcomes Improved With TAVR or SAVR

Heart Failure Outcomes Improved With TAVR or SAVR

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Patients with heart failure who received transcatheter aortic valve replacements saw decrease in aortic valve mean gradient.

Thrombosis Odds Up With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Thrombosis Odds Up With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

Everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds are associated with increased odds of scaffold thrombosis and other thrombotic events.

TAVR and SAVR Appropriate Use Criteria Established for Severe Aortic Stenosis

TAVR and SAVR Appropriate Use Criteria Established for Severe Aortic Stenosis

Appropriate use criteria have been developed for the treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Improved Prediction of TAVR-Related Mortality Risk With Albumin

Improved Prediction of TAVR-Related Mortality Risk With Albumin

Serum albumin can predict transcatheter aortic valve replacement-related mortality.

Stent Retriever vs Contact Aspiration for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Stent Retriever vs Contact Aspiration for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

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A first-line contact aspiration technique demonstrates no significant benefit over the stent retriever technique in achieving revascularization in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Faulty Pacemakers, Defibrillators to Be Replaced by Medicare

Faulty Pacemakers, Defibrillators to Be Replaced by Medicare

Medicare paid at least $1.5 billion over a decade to replace 7 types of defective heart devices that apparently failed.

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