Interventional Cardiology

Evaluating Clinical Outcomes for ST-Elevation in COVID-19 Patients

NACMI: Evaluating Clinical Outcomes for ST-Elevation in COVID-19 Patients

A new registry of patients with COVID-19 and ST-segment elevation aims to assess the connection between this biomarker and increased risk of severe illness...
Lower Bleeding Risk with Post-PCI Bivalirudin in Heart Attack Patients

Lower Bleeding Risk with Post-PCI Bivalirudin in Heart Attack Patients: Analysis

Bivalirudin yielded similar 30-day mortality rates to heparin following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in heart attack patients, but showed a bleeding and mortality benefit...
Novel Fixed-Wire DES Does Not Achieve Non-Inferiority vs. Existing Stents

OPTIMIZE: Novel Fixed-Wire Drug-Eluting Stent Does Not Achieve Non-Inferiority Compared to Existing Systems

New findings presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2020 showed that the Slender Integrated Delivery System (IDS), a novel, low-profile drug-eluting stent (DES) did...
Second TAVR Procedure Safe, Effective Treatment for Valve Degeneration

TRANSIT: Second TAVR Procedure Safe and Effective Treatment for Valve Degeneration

A second transcatheter procedure may safely and effectively treat patients with degenerated bioprostheses following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to findings presented at...
COBRA-REDUCE: Cobra PzF Stent Fails to Best DES

COBRA-REDUCE: Cobra PzF Stent Fails to Best DES

A novel NanoCoated Coronary Stent (NCS) failed to meet noninferiority criteria to a drug eluting stent, new trial results from Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...
Self-Expandable vs. Balloon-Expandable Valves Yield Similar Outcomes

SOLVE-TAVI: Self-Expandable vs. Balloon-Expandable Valves Yield Similar Outcomes

Two different types of prosthetic aortic valves yielded similar rates of mortality, valve regurgitation, and need for subsequent pacemaker implantation, according to results from...
3d illustration of a precipitated and narrowing blood vessels or arteriosclerosis

DEFINE-FLOW: Assessing Clinical Outcomes of PCI Deferral in FFR-Abnormal Lesions with Intact CFR

Results from a new observational study presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2020 showed that untreated lesions with abnormal fractional flow reserve (FFR) but...

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