If MitraClip Fails 95 Percent of Patients Will Need Full Surgical Valve Replacement according to a late-breaking study at the AATS 2021 meeting. #AATS2021

If MitraClip fails and a surgical repair is required, a late-breaking study presented at the 2021 AATS meeting showed 95 percent of patients will require a full surgical valve replacement.

News | Heart Valve Technology | May 04, 2021
May 4, 2021 – A new study, presented at the 2021 American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 101st annual meeting...
8 Essential Steps for a Successful cardiovascular information system (CVIS) or PACS Implementation. Getty Images

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Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | May 04, 2021 | By Jef Williams
You have selected a vendor for your new cardiovascular information system (CVIS) or PACS. Congratulations. Most likely...
One third of patients will die who have COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and suffer a ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to the latest, comprehensive data from The North American COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) Registry. The data was presented as a late-breaking study at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2021 Scientific Sessions. The study showed there was an alarming one-in-three patients dying with STEMI and COVID, compared to 4-in-100 #SCAI2021

The key slide from the SCAI 2021 NACMI late-breaking presentation showing the very high adverse rates for COVID STEMI heart attack patients (red) as compared to pre-pandemic STEMI patient controls (green).

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 03, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
May 3, 2021 – One third of patients will die who have COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and suffer a ST-elevated myocardial...
Most Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Did Not Meet ISCHEMIA Trial Enrollment Criteria, raising questions about its application in real-world practice. #SCAI2021 Getty Images

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News | Cath Lab | May 03, 2021
May 3, 2021 – Results from a new study find a broad range of patients who typically undergo revascularization for...
The NuMED 10-zig Covered CP (CCP) balloon expandable covered stent. It is used for repair of sinus venosus atrial septal defects (SVASD). #SVASD #SCAI2021 #congenitalheart #

The NuMED 10-zig Covered CP (CCP) balloon expandable covered stent.

News | Congenital Heart | May 01, 2021
May 1, 2021 - An analysis of a new international registry reveals benefits of using a longer covered stent for...
Videos | Structural Heart | April 30, 2021
Ashwin Nathan M.D., a cardiology fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, presented a late-breaking...
The Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) system offers a less invasive treatment option for patients with a congenital heart defect irregularity in their right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) that requires a pulmonary valve placement to restore valve function. 

The Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) system offers a less invasive treatment option for patients with a congenital heart defect irregularity in their right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) that requires a pulmonary valve placement to restore valve function. 

Feature | Structural Heart | April 30, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 30, 2021 — New study results validate the effectiveness of the Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (...
The two FDA-clear transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valves on the market, the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 (left) and the Medtronic CoreValve (right).

The two FDA-clear transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valves on the market, the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 (left) and the Medtronic CoreValve (right).

Feature | Structural Heart | April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021 – An analysis of growth patterns in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs across United...
New study demonstrates depression, HIV, mental health, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse are risk factors on most common type of heart disease in young black patients. Photo by Dave Fornell
News | Cath Lab | April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021 – A retrospective analysis of risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in young African American...
The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump was shown in the NCSI study to greatly improve survival of acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock (AMICS), raising survival from 50 percent to 71 percent. Ambulance image from Getty Images.

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump was shown in the NCSI study to greatly improve survival of acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock (AMICS), raising survival from 50 percent to 71 percent. Ambulance image from Getty Images.

Feature | Cardiogenic Shock | April 29, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
April 29, 2021 — The results of a large, national heart attack study show that patients with  cardiogenic shock...
A Chinese registry study found there are higher event rates in patients with shorter dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after PCI procedures. There has been a lot of movement toward using shorter duration DAPT with newer generation drug-eluting stent technologies, but this study reinforces the need longer DAPT in many patients. The findings were presented as a late-breaking trial at SCAI 2021 today. 

A Chinese registry study found there are higher event rates in patients with shorter dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after PCI procedures. There has been a lot of movement toward using shorter duration DAPT with newer generation drug-eluting stent technologies, but this study reinforces the need longer DAPT in many patients. The findings were presented as a late-breaking trial at SCAI 2021 today. 

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 — An analysis of the prospective Chinese Fuwai PCI Registry, confirms long-term, dual-antiplatelet...
The STAT2 trial used a combination of the Biolife Statseal potassium ferrate hemostatic patch and a Terumo TR Band to reduce radial access arteriotomy site hemostasis by 50 percent.

The STAT2 trial used a combination of the Biolife Statseal potassium ferrate hemostatic patch and a Terumo TR Band to reduce radial access arteriotomy site hemostasis by 50 percent.

News | Radial Access | April 28, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 28, 2021 — A new study reveals the use of a potassium ferrate hemostatic patch (PFHP) reduces the time to...
Videos | Cardiogenic Shock | April 28, 2021
William O’Neill, M.D., medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit,...
There are far fewer patients coming to hospitals with heart attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to averages prior to the pandemic. This has raised concerns that delayed treatment will cause an uptick in cardiac deaths and heart failure. Photo from Getty Images 

There are far fewer patients coming to hospitals with heart attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to averages prior to the pandemic. This has raised concerns that delayed treatment will cause an uptick in cardiac deaths and heart failure. Photo from Getty Images 

News | Cath Lab | April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 – Results from a retrospective observational study, presented today at Society for Cardiovascular...
A cardiac cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Photo by Dave Fornell

A cardiac cath lab complex PCI case at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Photo by Dave Fornell

News | Cath Lab | April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus...