Interventional

Anticoagulant Effect of Dabigatran Successfully Reversed in Emergency Situations

Anticoagulant Effect of Dabigatran Successfully Reversed in Emergency Situations

Idarucizumab can effectively reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran.

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

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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

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

Heart Stents Coated With Sildenafil May Reduce Clots, Aortic Stenosis

Heart Stents Coated With Sildenafil May Reduce Clots, Aortic Stenosis

Sildenafil-coated stents may help reduce clots.

Off-Label TAVR Demonstrates Similar Mortality as On-Label

Off-Label TAVR Demonstrates Similar Mortality as On-Label

One-year mortality is similar for individuals undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for on-label or off-label indications

Embolic Protection Device Useful Post Carotid Artery Stenting

Embolic Protection Device Useful Post Carotid Artery Stenting

An embolic protection device has been proven to reduce risk for in-hospital stroke, major stroke or death and stroke after carotid artery stenting.

Anticoagulant Recall:  Incorrect Dose Discovered in Bottle

Anticoagulant Recall: Incorrect Dose Discovered in Bottle

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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

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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

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

Ischemic Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome Not Affected by Gender

Ischemic Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome Not Affected by Gender

Gender has no effect on the outcome of acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention receiving clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor.

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Predicted by Plasma Catecholamines

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Predicted by Plasma Catecholamines

The composite preoperative adrenergic plasma marker was associated with a 4-fold increase of developing postoperative atrial fibrillation.

Lower HbA1c Post-PCI Promotes Better Outcomes in Diabetes

Lower HbA1c Post-PCI Promotes Better Outcomes in Diabetes

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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

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

Theraputic Stem Cell-Sheet Transplantation May Improve Cardiomyopathy Symptoms

Theraputic Stem Cell-Sheet Transplantation May Improve Cardiomyopathy Symptoms

A small phase I study identified positive benefits from utilizing stem cell-sheet transplantation as a therapy for ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy.

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

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

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

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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Revised coronary revascularization criteria rated whether coronary interventions are appropriate in tables organized according to practice patterns.

Target Lesion Failure and Stent Thrombosis Rates Low With SYNERGY

Target Lesion Failure and Stent Thrombosis Rates Low With SYNERGY

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

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

Cardiac Procedures Need Standardized Clinical Trial End Points for Neurologic Injury

Cardiac Procedures Need Standardized Clinical Trial End Points for Neurologic Injury

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Standardized definitions for neurologic injury, such as stroke, hypoxic-ischemic injury, and cerebral hemorrhage were proposed by the NeuroARC initiative.

First-Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Outcomes After 10 Years

First-Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Outcomes After 10 Years

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No major differences in MACE or stent thrombosis were shown between the 2 drug-eluting stents after 10 years of follow-up.

CABG Revascularization Strategies in Carotid and Coronary Artery Diseases

CABG Revascularization Strategies in Carotid and Coronary Artery Diseases

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Three revascularization techniques were compared in patients with concomitant carotid and coronary artery disease undergoing CABG.

Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Advanced Heart Failure

Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Advanced Heart Failure

Centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist devices were considered noninferior to axial-flow devices in patients with advanced heart failure.

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