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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. 
 

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...

Impella SmartAssist Platform Launches at SCAI
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 — Abiomed announced that the Impella CP with SmartAssist will be commercially available beginning at...

Philips Launches IntraSight Interventional Applications Platform
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of the new IntraSight...

SCAI Releases New Consensus Document on Classification Stages of Cardiogenic Shock

Image courtesy of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).

News | Cardiogenic Shock | May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019 – A newly released expert consensus statement proposes a classification schema for...

Cordis Announces U.S. Launch of Radial 360 Portfolio
Technology | Radial Access | May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, recently announced the full U.S. launch of its Radial 360...

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., FSCAI, right, during a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case in his lab at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He is presenting in several SCAI 2019 sessions.  SCAI 2019 late breaking sessions, SCAI featured research sessions.

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., FSCAI, right, during a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case in his lab at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He is presenting in several SCAI 2019 sessions.  

Feature | SCAI | May 08, 2019
SCAI Offers Recommendations for Safe Use of PFO Closure Technologies. SCAI said completion of the randomized trials demonstrating the superiority of PFO closure and medical therapy over medical therapy alone
News | Structural Heart Occluders | March 27, 2019

March 27. 2019 — A newly released expert consensus statement provides recommendations for the safe and effective...

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions in Las Vegas, May 19-22, with feature a peripheral vascular track with interactive sessions. Henry Ford Hospital CTO case.
Feature | SCAI | February 25, 2019 | Subhash Banerjee, M.D., FSCAI, Abu-Fadel Mazen, M.D., FSCAI and Rajesh Swaminathan, M.D., FSCAI
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