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Two paths better than one for treating patients with heart stents
Pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death, than aspirin alone, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. (2020-05-28)
New model for predicting kidney injury after common heart procedure
A Yale-led group of doctors has developed a new mathematical model that can predict the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing a common heart procedure. (2019-11-22)
Epicardial coronary artery abnormalities that do not result in myocardial ischemia
What to Do with Epicardial Coronary Artery Abnormalities That do not Result in Myocardial Ischemia? (2019-08-15)
BU researchers investigate differences in coatings of drug-coated balloon catheters
Drug-coated balloon catheters to open narrowed blood vessels and to deliver drugs to the impacted sites are used frequently for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. (2019-05-02)
New study reveals association between diuretic drug use in type 2 diabetes and risk of lower limb amputation
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, reveals that the use of diuretic drugs in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a significantly increased risk of serious problems in their lower limbs which can lead to amputation. (2018-10-01)
Removable balloon is as good as permanent stent implant for opening small blocked arteries
Munich, Germany -- Aug. 28, 2018: A removable balloon is as good as a permanent stent implant for opening small blocked arteries, according to late breaking results from the BASKET-SMALL 2 trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2018 and simultaneously published in The Lancet. (2018-08-28)
'Smart stent' detects narrowing of arteries
UBC researchers have developed a type of 'smart stent' that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible. (2018-06-19)
Heart attack risk increases with six-month dual antiplatelet therapy
The combined rate of death from any cause, heart attack or stroke within 18 months was not significantly different in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who were randomly assigned to receive dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for either six months or at least 12 months after receiving a drug-eluting stent. (2018-03-12)
Red wine proves good for the heart (again)
Antioxidant compounds found in red wine are advancing the treatment of heart disease -- the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US Researchers have developed drug-eluting stents with red wine antioxidants. (2018-02-01)
Better treatment, not more spending, saves heart attack patients, study finds
A long-term look at heart attack care and spending in America in the 21st Century shows more survival, more spending, and more variation between hospitals on both scores. (2017-12-20)
Aspirin can prevent heart attacks after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI
A Canadian-led study has found that perioperative aspirin can prevent heart-related complications after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as an angioplasty or stent. (2017-11-14)
Increased risk of vascular dementia in heart attack survivors
It is well known that vascular dementia is triggered by factors such as stroke, but an extensive study from Aarhus University, Denmark, now shows that heart attack also is associated with increased risk -- by 35 per cent, in fact. (2017-11-13)
Study of heart stents for stable angina highlights potential of placebo effect
Researchers at Imperial College London have explored the placebo effects of a coronary angioplasty procedure with stents for the first time. (2017-11-02)
SCAI examines strengths and weaknesses of sham PCI trial
This year, SCAI celebrated the forty-year anniversary of a groundbreaking procedure, now known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), that has saved millions of lives and enhanced the lives of millions more. (2017-11-02)
WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatment
WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). (2017-10-19)
No advantage of ambulance over hospital anti-clot therapy (SCAAR)
In contrast to European and American guidelines that recommend pre-hospital antiplatelet therapy for heart attack patients suffering from ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a new study presented at ESC Congress suggests this practice has no advantage over waiting for in-hospital treatment. (2017-08-29)
New harmless radiopaque glue to seal bleeding and guide surgery
First nanoparticle-based adhesive with imaging contrast effect in CT and ultrasound was successfully tested in animals and showed less toxicity than the FDA-approved glue CA-Lp. (2017-07-19)
Risk of infection higher for patients with obesity after bypass surgery: University of Alberta research
A series of studies demonstrates BMI associated with various outcomes in patients with heart disease. (2017-06-19)
Interrupting inflammatory signals decreases repeat artery blockage
Results from the DANCE trial (Dexamethasone Infusion to the Adventitia to Enhance Clinical Efficacy after Femoropopliteal Revascularization) were presented today as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. (2017-05-11)
Temple-led team: Sex-based differences in utilization & outcomes for CDT in DVT patients
One treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a procedure called catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT). (2017-03-20)
A simple fix to avoid some unnecessary coronary stents
Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. (2017-03-20)
Study reveals ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs for common heart procedure
Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to discharge such patients on the same day, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2017-02-21)
Radial access, same-day cardiac procedure could save $300 million annually
If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but collectively, hospitals across the U.S. could save $300 million each year, according to research published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2017-02-20)
Scripps first in West to treat heart attack with new supersaturated oxygen therapy
A physician at Scripps Health's Prebys Cardiovascular Institute has become the first in the Western United States to treat heart attack patients with a new supersaturated oxygen (SSO2) system in an attempt to reduce permanent damage to their heart muscle. (2016-12-28)
Patients with cancer history experiencing severe heart attacks benefit from cardiac care
One in 10 patients who come to the hospital with the most severe type of heart attack have a history of cancer, showing that this is an emerging subgroup of heart patients, according to Mayo Clinic research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (2016-12-01)
New peripheral artery disease guidelines emphasize medical therapy and structured exercise
Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) should be on a program of guideline-directed medical therapy (including antiplatelet drugs that thin blood and statins to lower cholesterol) and should participate in a structured exercise program. (2016-11-13)
Leading interventional cardiology society hosts 40th Annual Meeting
The 40th Annual SCAI Scientific Sessions will take place May 10-13, 2017, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans. (2016-11-01)
TCT 2016 Master Clinical Operator Award to be presented to the late Patrick L. Whitlow, M.D.
The Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award will be posthumously presented to the late Patrick L. (2016-10-25)
Taking meds after heart procedures may boost trouble-free survival rate
Regardless of heart procedure, patients who adhered to prescribed medication were more than twice as likely to have event-free rates of survival. (2016-10-24)
Smoking rises in Argentina heart attack patients as cigarettes 'among cheapest in world'
Levels of smoking are rising in heart attack patients in Argentina, according to a study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2016). (2016-10-13)
PRAGUE-18 trial: Prasugrel and ticagrelor: Equally safe and effective in STEMI
The antiplatelet drugs prasugrel and ticagrelor had similar safety and efficacy among patients with acute myocardial infarction and ST segment elevations (STEMI), according to results of PRAGUE-18, the first randomized, head-to-head comparison of the drugs. (2016-08-30)
Direct catheter-based thrombectomy equal to bridging thrombolysis in ischemic stroke
Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, according to results from the observational PRAGUE-16 registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today. (2016-08-27)
Beta-blockers following angioplasty show little benefit for some older patients
Following coronary angioplasty, beta-blockers did not significantly improve mortality rates or reduce the number of future cardiovascular incidents for older patients with stable angina but no history of heart attack or heart failure, according to a study published today in the JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2016-08-15)
Mayo Clinic studying genomics of antiplatelet heart medication
TAILOR-PCI, which began in 2013 with study teams at 15 hospitals in the US, Canada and South Korea and plans to enroll 5,270 patients, just received an additional $7 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, to complete the study. (2016-07-28)
Gender gap found in cardiac arrest care, outcomes
Women treated at a hospital after cardiac arrest may be less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures. (2016-06-22)
Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty
People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don't. (2016-06-15)
SCAI 2016 Hildner lecture to chronicle practice of cardiology
Since interventional cardiology was founded almost 40 years ago, the practice has completely transformed cardiovascular care. (2016-05-04)
Time spent working rotating night shift and risk of heart disease
Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for five years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA. (2016-04-26)
Reasons for hospital-level variations in bleeding post-angioplasty are unclear
The use of bleeding avoidance strategies has only a modest effect on the variation in bleeding rates post-angioplasty among hospitals performing this procedure, leaving about 70 percent of the causes for this variation unexplained, according to a study published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2016-04-18)
US prediction models for kidney injury following angioplasty hold up in Japan
Models developed by the American College of Cardiology NCDR CathPCI Registry to predict the likelihood of angioplasty patients developing acute kidney injury and acute kidney injury requiring dialysis have proven to be effective among patients in Japan. (2016-04-04)
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