The volume of information attendees receive at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) interventional cardiology conference can be overwhelming. So, to prepare for the meeting, here is a list of some key items that will be covered in sessions, live cases and late-breaking trial presentations. It includes videos, articles, news and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearances that will be among the hottest topics at this year’s TCT, in San Diego., Sept. 21-25, 2018. Access the TCT 2018 webite for the agenda and more information at www.crf.org/tct.
TCT Announces Late-breaking Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
Key Interventional Technology Trends at TCT 2017
VIDEO: The Current State of Bioresorbable Stents in 2018— an interview with Patrick Serruys, M.D.
VIDEO: Tricuspid Device Clinical Trial Overview — an interview with Ori Ben-Yehuda, M.D.
Latest Data on Cardiac Technology From ACC.18
VIDEO: Tricuspid Valve Imaging and Interventions Developing Hand-in-hand — an interview with Rebecca Hahn, M.D.
VIDEO: Will CT-FFR Replace Diagnostic Angiograms? — an interview with Patrick Serruys, M.D.
FFR-CT is Ready for Prime-time Evaluation of Coronary Disease
VIDEO: The Essentials of CT Transcatheter Valve Imaging — an interview with Jonathon Leipsic, M.D.
SCAI 2018 Late-breaking Clinical Trials
VIDEO: Strategies to Avoid Acute Kidney Injury Caused by Cath Lab Contrast — an interview with Roxana Mehran, M.D.
VIDEO: Detection of Vulnerable Plaque and Pre-emptive Stenting — an interview with Ron Waksman, M.D.
EuroPCR 2018 Late-breaking Trials in Interventional Cardiology
VIDEO: Cath Lab of the Future Cardiovascular Technologies to Watch — an interview with Juan Granada, M.D.
Length of Stay Impacts TAVR Outcomes
VIDEO: Clinical Outcomes With the Lotus TAVR Valve — an interview with Ted Feldman, M.D.
VIDEO: Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technologies at TCT 2017
Improving Cath Lab Efficiency With New Hemodynamic Systems
VIDEO: What Went Wrong With the Absorb Stent? — an interview with Ajay Kirtane, M.D.
New Technology Directions in Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
VIDEO: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation in Practice and Technologies in Development — an interview with Adam Greenbaum, M.D.
Advances in Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Technologies
VIDEO: TAVR For Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis — an interview with Philippe Genereux, M.D.
VIDEO: History of Radial Artery Access — an interview with Ferdinand Kiemeneij, M.D.
VIDEO: Applications in Cardiology for 3-D Printing and Computer Aided Design — an interview with Dee Dee Wang, M.D.
VIDEO: Angiography Image-based FFR May Eliminate Need for Pressure Wires — an interview with William Fearon, M.D.
Intravascular Lithotripsy May Offer Solution for Calcified Coronary Lesions
VIDEO: iFR Found More Cost Effective Over Standard FFR — an interview with Manesh Patel, M.D.
VIDEO: New Technology to Treat Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs), an interview with Farouc Jaffer, M.D., Ph.D.
VIDEO: Treating Chronic Total Occlusions, an interview with Bill Lombardi, M.D.
Defining the Cath Lab Workplace Radiation Safety Hazard
VIDEO: How to Avoid Acute Kidney Injury in the Cath Lab — an interview with Hitinder Gurm, M.D.
VIDEO: Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at ACC 2018
FDA Clears First Reversal Agent for Rivaroxaban, Apixaban Anticoagulants
How to Perform Transcaval TAVR Access
VIDEO: New Data on LAA Occlusion From the PREVAIL and PROTECT Trials — an interview with Vivek Reddy, M.D.
FDA Clears Implantable Heart Attack Warning Device
VIDEO: Overview of the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative — an interview with William O'Neill, M.D.
Renal Denervation Shows Significant Drop in Hypertension
10 Reasons Why it is Time to Learn More About Cardiogenic Shock — by Emmanouil Brilakis, M.D., and Srihari Naidu
Recently Introduced Angiography Imaging Technology
VIDEO: Outcomes Following Urgent TAVR - Results from the TVT Registry — an interview with Sammy Elmariah, M.D.
Advances and Trends in Vascular Closure Devices
Cardiac Fusion Imaging Provides Benefits for Transcatheter Guidance in Structural Heart Interventions
VIDEO: The Role and Responsibilities of the Cath Lab Manager — an interview with Bernadette Speiser, BSN, RCIS
Abbott Begins Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve U.S. Pivotal Trial
VIDEO: TAVR for Degenerated Surgical Valves — Valve-in-Valve TAVR Procedures — an interview with Sammy Elmariah, M.D.
Dose-Lowering Practices for Cath Lab Angiography
PCI Procedure Volume Recovers With New Focus on Complex PCI in the U.S. Interventional Cardiology Market
VIDEO: Addressing Adult Congenital Heart Referrals — an interview with Ami Bhatt, M.D.
VIDEO: How Consolidation Into Larger Health Systems Can Improve Access to TAVR
VIDEO: How Transcatheter PFO Closure Can Reduce Cryptogenic Stroke — an interview with John Rhodes, M.D.
VIDEO: New Frontiers in Radial Access — an interview with Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D.
Understanding the Design and Function of Guidewire Technology
VIDEO: Basics of Interventional Guidewire Design and Function, an interview with Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC