Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Loading Atorvastatin Doses Before and After PCI in ACS for MACE Prevention

Loading Atorvastatin Doses Before and After PCI in ACS for MACE Prevention

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Major adverse cardiovascular events were not reduced in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing planned percutaneous coronary intervention when given 2 loading doses of atorvastatin.

Improved Outcomes With CABG vs PCI for Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

Improved Outcomes With CABG vs PCI for Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

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Aim of study was to determine whether treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting leads to improved outcomes in patients with diabetes, coronary artery disease, and left ventricular dysfunction.

Smartphone Application Shows Promise for Assessing Ulnar Artery Patency

Smartphone Application Shows Promise for Assessing Ulnar Artery Patency

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The smartphone heart rate monitoring application had higher diagnostic accuracy compared with standard physical examination for determining ulnar artery patency prior to radial access.

Acute MI Hospital Mortality During Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting Dates

Acute MI Hospital Mortality During Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting Dates

Acute myocardial infarction 30-day mortality was lower during Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting dates.

PCI: Prevalence and Effect of Silent Diabetes

PCI: Prevalence and Effect of Silent Diabetes

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Abnormal glucose metabolism may be present in patients with undetected diabetes after percutaneous coronary intervention.

CABG May Have Better Outcomes Than PCI in Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

CABG May Have Better Outcomes Than PCI in Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

In patients with diabetes, multivessel coronary artery disease, and left ventricular dysfunction, coronary artery bypass grafting was associated with a reduction in major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events and mortality.

Cardiac Catheterization Labs May Be More Efficient With Quality Improvement Initiative

Cardiac Catheterization Labs May Be More Efficient With Quality Improvement Initiative

A quality improvement intervention can reduce inefficiencies in the cardiac catheterization lab.

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Does Not Reduce Migraine Headaches

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Does Not Reduce Migraine Headaches

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Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale is not associated with a reduction in migraine headaches in patients with and without aura.

Post-CABG, PCI Medical Therapy Adherence

Post-CABG, PCI Medical Therapy Adherence

Compliance with guideline-directed medical therapy is low, but remains higher in PCI than in CABG.

CABG Offers Better Long-Term Outcomes in Younger Adults With CAD

CABG Offers Better Long-Term Outcomes in Younger Adults With CAD

Percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with increased rates of adverse outcomes compared with CABG in patients with 3-vessel CAD.

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.

Rates of Transradial Access for STEMI PCI Examined

Rates of Transradial Access for STEMI PCI Examined

Use of transradial access for STEMI percutaneous coronary intervention increased from 2009 to 2015.

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.

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.

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.

Vitamin D as a Means of Cardioprotection in Elective PCI

Vitamin D as a Means of Cardioprotection in Elective PCI

Vitamin D did not produce a substantial preventive effect on cardiac injury during percutaneous coronary intervention.

Bleeding Risk Reduced in Atrial Fibrillation After PCI With Dual Therapy

Bleeding Risk Reduced in Atrial Fibrillation After PCI With Dual Therapy

For patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention, the risk of bleeding is lower with dual therapy vs triple therapy.

Comparison of PCI Outcomes With Bivalirudin vs Heparin Post-STEMI or NSTEMI

Comparison of PCI Outcomes With Bivalirudin vs Heparin Post-STEMI or NSTEMI

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In patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for either STEMI or NSTEMI, bivalirudin and heparin produce similar outcomes.

Which Revascularization Strategy Produces Better Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes?

Which Revascularization Strategy Produces Better Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes?

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Coronary artery bypass grafting yielded better outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes who had multivessel disease compared with percutaneous coronary intervention.

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

Coronary computed tomography angiography is an accurate method of assessing angiographic outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Target-Vessel Failure Rate in Scaffold vs Stent PCI

Target-Vessel Failure Rate in Scaffold vs Stent PCI

Researchers found similar rates of target-vessel failure in both scaffold and stent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

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.

Safety of Same-Day Discharge Following PCI for Non-ST Elevation ACS

Safety of Same-Day Discharge Following PCI for Non-ST Elevation ACS

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Researchers found that same-day discharge in PCI for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.

Delay Between Antiplatelet Therapy And PCI Improves Coronary Reperfusion

Delay Between Antiplatelet Therapy And PCI Improves Coronary Reperfusion

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A longer wait between administration of antiplatelet therapy and primary percutaneous intervention has been linked to improved coronary reperfusion.

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.

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