Feature | TCT | September 14, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

What You Need to Know to Prepare for TCT 2018

Videos, news and articles regarding the hottest topics and data presentations at the upcoming 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics annual meeting

Interventional cardiology, cath lab technology, TCT, transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics. #TCT #TCT18 #TCT2018

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.

How to Tackle Coronary CTOs

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

What Trends are Ahead in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2018?

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