Interventional Cardiology

Novel Fixed-Wire DES Does Not Achieve Non-Inferiority vs. Existing Stents

Long-Term Data Shows High In-Hospital Mortality with PCI in LMCA Disease

A study presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2021 Annual Meeting investigated long-term clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the left...
Nonfemoral TAVR Alternative for Patients Ineligible for Femoral Access

Final Results from REPRISE III: Long-Term Stroke Risk after TAVR for Severe Aortic Stenosis

A study presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2021 Annual Meeting reported the final five-year results from the REPRISE III randomized trial, which...
Women at Higher Bleeding Risk Post-PCI Than Men: Analysis

Coronary Artery Calcification Severity Is Associated with Rate of Adverse PCI Outcomes

A pooled analysis of randomized trials found that moderate to severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) is associated with greater rates of target lesion failure...
When to Take the Patient Off the Table: FFR-Guided PCI Not Non-Inferior to CABG in 3-Vessel Disease

When to Take the Patient Off the Table: FFR-Guided PCI Not Non-Inferior to CABG...

Data presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT2021) conference and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that among individuals with three-vessel...
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Practice Pearls with Dr. Lichaa: Using Ultrasound to Gain Vascular Access

This is the first in a new DocWire News video series focusing on practice tips and interventional updates from Hady Lichaa, MD, FACC, FSCAI,...

In PE, Improved Survival Found for Surgery vs. Catheter-Based Interventions

Using catheter-based interventions (CBI) for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with reduced PE recurrence when compared with medical treatment, reported a study. However,...
New TAVR Programs Mainly Introduced in Metropolitan Areas

New TAVR Programs Mainly Introduced in Metropolitan Areas

The growth of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in 2012 to 2018 mainly occurred in hospitals in metropolitan areas, according to a study published...

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