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St. Jude Medical Stops FAME II Enrollment Based on Positive Interim Analysis Data

January 18, 2012—St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Paul, MN) announced that an interim analysis of the FAME II trial has found a highly statistically significant reduction in the …

Study Uses OCT and IVUS to Examine the In Vivo Mechanisms of Late DES Thrombosis

January 18, 2012—Giulio Guagliumi, MD, et al investigated the role of uncovered stent struts in late stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation with optica…

AngioScore Begins FIH Study of Drug-Coated AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter

December 14, 2011—AngioScore, Inc. (Fremont, CA) announced the commencement of enrollment in the Drug-Coated AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter First-in-Human (FIH) study.…

Abbott Initiates ABSORB II Clinical Trial

December 8, 2011—Abbott Vascular (Santa Clara, CA) announced the initiation of the ABSORB II clinical trial of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). ABSORB II is…

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps Evaluated in High-Risk PCI

December 6, 2011—A study of the use and effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) among patients undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was …

Hospital Transfer Times and 30-Day Readmission Rates for PCI Studied

November 28, 2011—In the Archives of Internal Medicine, Jeph Herrin, PhD, et al published findings from a review of national door-in to door-out (DIDO) times for patients wi…

Benefits of Drug-Eluting Balloons Shown in Studies at AHA Meeting

November 16, 2011—The American Heart Association (AHA) announced that two studies of drug-eluting balloons demonstrated that the devices are effective in treating restenosis…

SCAI Addresses Transradial Access for Coronary and Peripheral Interventions

November 15, 2011—The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the publication of a paper that examines the value, technique, and best pract…

 

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Cardiac Interventions Today (ISSN 2572-5955 print and ISSN 2572-5963 online) 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 and each edition contains a variety of topics in a flexible format, including 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 interventional cardiology practices.