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2012-01-30 14:24:58

Appropriate use criteria will help physicians select treatments for patients Updated appropriate use criteria released today offer detailed guidance on when to use an invasive procedure to improve blood flow to the heart and how to choose the best procedure for each patient. The clinical scenarios, written by a group of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, affirm the role of revascularization for patients with acute coronary syndromes and significant symptoms. "This document helps...

2011-05-06 11:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new device designed to assist blood circulation and support blood pressure in high-risk patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has shown improved outcomes compared to the standard treatment with an intraaortic balloon pump. Results of the PROTECT II study were presented as a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial today at the SCAI 2011 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. These devices decrease the heart's workload and increase blood...

2011-05-06 08:52:00

BALTIMORE, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stenting is safe and effective and superior to balloon angioplasty for treatment of venous stenosis in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), according to results from EVISTA-DVT, presented today as a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. EVISTA-DVT focused on patients with blocked veins who had received clot-buster drug therapy (thrombolysis)....

2011-05-05 12:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) program today awarded its first accreditation to the cardiac catheterization laboratory and angioplasty/stenting program at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in South Carolina. The presentation was made at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, where more than 1,400 interventional cardiologists gathered for continuing medical...


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