TCT

This channel contains news about the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference presented by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). It includes coverage from the annual meeting and links CRF news. TCT is the premier conference for the subspecialty of interventional cardiology, including the new subspecialty areas of transcatheter structural heart procedures. 

Videos | Structural Heart | November 09, 2016
Brijeshwar Maini, M.D., and Brian Bethea, M.D., from Tenet Florida’s structural heart program, explain the importance...
Videos | Hypertension | November 08, 2016
Krishna Rocha-Singh, M.D., Prairie Vascular Institute, Springfield, Ill., explains advancements in device therapy for...
Videos | Cath Lab | November 08, 2016
David Kandzari, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and chief scientific officer, Piedmont Heart Institute,...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | November 08, 2016
Studies have shown transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has an increased risk of stroke and cerebral damage...
Edwards, Sapien 3, Sapien XT, quality of life study, PARTNER II Trial, TAVR, intermediate-risk patients, TCT 2016
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. recently announced new data demonstrating dramatic and sustained...
watchman LAA occluder, LAAO registry
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Results from the U.S. real-world, post-FDA approval experience of the Watchman device found high...
TAVR, post-procedure, brain lesions, delirium, TCT 2016, Peter R. Stella
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 — Keystone Heart Ltd. announced that data presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...
OCT stent strut coverage

OCT imaging showing neointimal tissue coverage of metallic stent struts.

News | Stents | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (OCT...
Sentinel, TAVR, TAVI, embloic protection
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – A multicenter randomized trial evaluating the role of embolic protection using the Sentinel device...
biosensors Biofreedom stent
News | Stents | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – The two-year results from LEADERS FREE, the first randomized clinical trial dedicated to high...
Fortitude bioresorbable stent

The Fortitude sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable stent.

 

News | Stents Bioresorbable | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 — The 28th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, Oct. 29-Nov. 3...
Bionics trial, Medinol, BioNIR stent, elastic polymer

Imaging of stent struts after expansion, showing the elastic polymer used on Medinol’s BioNIR stent does not crack or flake off, possibly leading to better patient outcomes. 

News | Stents | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – The large multinational randomized BIONICS study found that a novel elastic polymer coated...
COLOR trial, TCT, NIRS, stenting vulnerable plaques, near infrared spectroscopy

An intravascular ultrasound image (IVUS) with co-registered NIRS showing yellow for the detection of lipid rich plaque in a coronary artery. 

News | Cath Lab | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Two-year results from the COLOR Trial, the first large-scale multicenter prospective study of its...
open-heart surgery, PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention, NOBLE trial, left main coronary artery disease, LMCAD, TCT 2016
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | November 03, 2016
November 3, 2016 — Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery is the standard treatment for revascularization in patients...
RESPECT trial, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, St. Jude Medical, TCT 2016
News | Structural Heart Occluders | November 02, 2016
November 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the long-term data from RESPECT, a landmark trial, during a First...