SCAI

This channel contains news about the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. SCAI is a leading resource in interventional cardiology and cath lab techniques and technologies. 
 

CDC image of the novel coronavirus (COVID-10) SCAI and CAIC have created a registry to investigate the cardiovascular impact of the virus. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

A CDC image of the novel coronavirus (COVID-10) SCAI and CAIC have created a registry to investigate the cardiovascular impact of the virus. 

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 03, 2020

April 3, 2020 — The Society for Cardiovascular...

AHA, ACC, HRS, SCAI and other medical societies call for federal government to do what is needed to get medical supplies to front-line clinicians fighting COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #Coronavirus
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020 — A group of 13 U.S. medical societies sent an open letter to Congress appealing to them to do what...

Medicare, CMS, calls for cancelling or postponing all elective or non-essential medical procedures, test and surgeries due to COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARcov2 #coronavirus #cardiology
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes.  In early December 2019, leaders of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) withdrew their support for European practice guidelines that endorse the use of coronary stents in many patients with left main coronary artery disease.

People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes.

News | Cath Lab | January 02, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

January 2, 2020 — In early December 2019, leaders of the European...

Study Shows Inducing a Heart Attack Helps Valve Patients. This image shows a left-ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstructed by an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve used for a valve-in-valve procedure. The arrow points to the small, crescent shaped dark area of the neo-LVOT, which did not allow enough blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta and the rest of the body. To prevent this issue, the procedure used by Henry Ford ablates some of the tissue in the septum to allow for a larger LVOT area.

This image shows a left-ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstructed by an Edwards Sapien TAVR valve used for a valve-in-valve procedure. The arrow points to the small, crescent shaped dark area of the neo-LVOT, which did not allow enough blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta and the rest of the body. To prevent this issue, the procedure used by Henry Ford ablates (kills) some of the tissue in the cardiac septum to allow these valves to fit better and allow for an enlarged neo-LVOT for patients who otherwise could not receive this therapy. 

News | Heart Valve Technology | July 03, 2019

July 3, 2019 — A ...

Novel Index Accurately Predicts PCI Success Post-Procedure Compared to Established Measurement Metrics
News | Cath Lab | June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 — Results from a comprehensive analysis demonstrate the effectiveness of measuring a non-hyperemic...

First-in-Human Results Show Early Bird Device Effective in Early Detection of Internal Bleeding
News | Patient Monitors | June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 – New study results validate the effectiveness of the Saranas Early Bird Bleed...

Novel Therapeutic Approach Effective at Reducing Pressure for Heart Failure Patients

Image courtesy of Kapur N.K., Karas R.H., Burkhoff D., et al.

News | Heart Failure | June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 – Results from a first-in-man proof of concept study found occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC)...

Global Afib Patient Registry Shows New Tools Needed to Assess Patient Risk
News | Patient Engagement | June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 – Initial results from the AVIATOR 2...

First Prospective Registry Confirms FFR Impacts CAD Treatment Plans
News | FFR Technologies | June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 – A prospective, multicenter, multinational study examines how...

Philips Healthcare, Volcano IVUS showing an implanted stent. IVUS might offer an alternative to contrast angiography in patients with acute kidney disease (AKD).
News | Cath Lab | June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019 – A late-breaking study examined the effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided drug-eluting...

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