Analysis of LEADERS FREE Supports Similar PCI Treatment in Women as in Men With High Bleeding Risk
May 29, 2020—The American College of Cardiology announced a recently published study that demonstrated that women with high bleeding risk should not be denied the benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) when indicated and that bleeding avoidance strategies should be uniformly adopted for all patients, especially in women.
MedAlliance Gains CE Mark Approval for Coronary Selution SLR Sirolimus-Eluting Balloon
May 14, 2020—MedAlliance SA announced European CE Mark approval for the Selution SLR 014, a sirolimus drug-eluting balloon (DEB) with sustained limus-release (SLR) for the percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty to treat of coronary artery disease.
TWILIGHT Substudy Compares Safety of Bioabsorbable Polymer and Durable Polymer DES in High-Risk Patients Undergoing PCI
May 14, 2020—The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced that subgroup findings from the TWILIGHT trial sought to reveal whether drug-eluting stents (DESs) coated with a bioabsorbable polymer (BP) provided a safety advantage without compromising efficacy compared with durable polymer (DP) formulations.
Pooled Analysis Shows Substantial Long-Term MACE Risk After PCI for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
April 13, 2020—In Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Mahesh V. Madhavan, MD, et al published findings from an individual patient-level pooled analysis of 19 randomized coronary stent trials evaluating long-term outcomes after revascularization for stable ischemic heart disease.
PRECOMBAT Compares Stenting and CABG Events at 10 Years
March 30, 2020—The American College of Cardiology (ACC) announced that a study with the longest follow-up to date of patients with a high-risk of left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) showed no significant differences in rates of death, heart attack, or stroke between patients who were treated with a stent and those who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Medtronic Reports Results From Onyx ONE Clear Study of 1-Month DAPT in High Bleeding-Risk DES Patients
March 30, 2020—Medtronic announced positive results of the Onyx ONE Clear study that evaluated the company's Resolute Onyx drug-eluting stent (DES) in high bleeding-risk (HBR) patients with 1-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT).
Study Shows Similar 1-Year Outcomes for Women and Men Treated With OrbusNeich's Combo DES
March 21, 2020—Online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Jaya Chandrasekhar, MBBS, et al published findings from an examination of sex differences in 1‐year outcomes with the Combo drug-eluting stent (OrbusNeich).
Meta-Analysis Compares DES and CABG for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease
March 2, 2020—Findings from a meta-analysis comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DESs) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) were published by Yousif Ahmad, MD, et al online ahead of print in European Heart Journal (EHJ).
EACTS Seeks to Collaborate With EXCEL Investigators to Resolve Trial Data Concerns
January 7, 2020—The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) announced that its Secretary General, Professor Domenico Pagano, MD, on behalf of the EACTS Council, has written to the principal investigators of the EXCEL trial to offer assistance to resolve concerns that have been raised about the trial.
EXCEL Investigators Issue Detailed Response to BBC and EACTS Claims on Trial Conduct and Data Interpretation
December 12, 2019—Gregg W. Stone, MD, et al on behalf of the EXCEL leadership issued a response to the recent news reports and society statements questioning the conduct and data of the EXCEL trial.
EACTS Withdraws Support of Left Main Chapter of European Guidelines for Myocardial Revascularization After BBC Investigation of the EXCEL Trial
December 9, 2019—Professor Domenico Pagano, MD, Secretary General of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), issued a statement in response to the report of the United Kingdom’s BBC Newsnight investigation on the EXCEL trial and the society’s subsequent withdrawal of support for the current guidelines related to myocardial revascularization for left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) that were established jointly by EACTS and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Cardionovum's Restore DCB Approved in China for In-Stent Restenosis and Small Vessel Disease
October 28, 2019—Cardionovum GmbH and China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Ltd. announced that Cardionovum's Restore paclitaxel-coated balloon for coronary applications has received market approval for China.
Five-Year IVUS-XPL Outcomes Support Intravascular Ultrasound-Guided EES Implantation
September 29, 2019—The 5-year follow-up results of the IVUS-XPL randomized trial were published online by Sung-Jin Hong, MD, et al in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascular Interventions simultaneously with their presentation in a late-breaking trial session at TCT 2019, the 31st annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium held September 25–29 in San Francisco, California.
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Go Implant-Free in De Novo Lesions: DCB-Only Strategy
Experts share their thoughts on DCB-only angioplasty as an implant-free alternative to DES implantation. Based on their clinical practice, the experts offer their distinct perspectives on recently published data, future expectations, and much more.
With Robert A. Byrne, MD, PhD; Raban Jeger, MD; and Bruno Scheller, MD; with additional commentary provided by Tuomas T. Rissanen, MD, PhD
Sponsored by Abbott
May/June 2019 Supplement
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