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Abbott to Acquire St. Jude Medical

April 28, 2016 -- Abbott and St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire St. Jude Medical in a transaction valued at $25 billion.  Th…

Study Supports Using Crushed Prasugrel Tablets in Patients With STEMI Undergoing PPCI

April 26, 2016 -- CRUSH study investigators have concluded that crushed prasugrel tablets lead to faster drug absorption, and consequently, more prompt and potent antipla…

Bleeding Avoidance Strategies Account for Modest Proportion of Hospital Variations in Bleeding Rates After PCI

April 26, 2016 -- Findings from a study of whether the use of bleeding avoidance strategies (BAS) explain variability in hospital-level bleeding after percutaneous corona…

Study Compares Paclitaxel-Eluting Balloon Catheters and Everolimus-Eluting Stents in the Treatment of Coronary In-Stent Restenosis

April 26, 2016 -- Leos Pleva, MD, et al conducted a prospective, randomized noninferiority study to compare the efficacy of paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) catheters and…

ISAR-ABSORB Registry Evaluates Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Stents in Real-World Practice

April 26, 2016 -- The ISAR-ABSORB registry evaluated the angiographic and clinical outcomes of patients treated with everolimus-eluting bioresorbable stents (BRS) in routine c…

Secondary Analysis of TUXEDO Compares PCI in Patients With Insulin-Treated and Non–Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus

April 25, 2016 -- Sripal Bangalore, MD, et al published findings from a study conducted to assess the outcomes of patients with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) versus…

Health Care Workers’ Radiation Exposure Related to Range of Health Problems

April 12, 2016 -- The American Heart Association (AHA) announced the publication of a study showing that health care workers performing fluoroscopic x-ray -- guided cardiovasc…

physician counsel

Open Payments Update: Will More Data + More Errors = More Physician Peril?

An early look at samples from the full 2014 Open Payments records suggests that physicians must be ready to review and dispute their records before they go public.

Open Payments Errors Could Put Physicians in a Bad Light

As the Open Payments website becomes more user-friendly, physicians must ensure their disclosures are accurate, or risk misinterpretation.

Invention and Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Inventions, From Idea to Marketplace

The first step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand who owns the rights to your invention.

Beginning the Patent Process

The second step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand whether you can protect your invention.

Evaluating Freedom to Operate

The third step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand whether you can practice your invention.

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About Cardiac Interventions Today

Cardiac Interventions Today is a publication dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in technology, techniques, clinical studies, and regulatory and reimbursement issues in the field of coronary and cardiac interventions. Cardiac Interventions Today premiered in March 2007, with its launch issue focusing on the state of coronary drug-eluting stent use. Each edition will cover a variety of topics in a flexible format that includes articles covering various perspectives on current clinical topics, in-depth interviews with expert physicians, overviews of available technologies, industry news, and insights into the issues affecting today's cardiology practices.