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Latest Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Stories

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...

2011-05-05 12:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new position statement released today by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) calls for changes in the way quality of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, also known as angioplasty) care is measured and publically reported. The position statement, released during the SCAI 2011 Scientific Sessions and published online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), reviews current standards for public...

2011-05-05 12:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions, SCAI announced its national quality improvement program to measure and improve quality in the cath lab for better patient care. Building on its legacy of using evidence to guide new ways to advance care and improve outcomes, SCAI is launching its national quality program with its signature "Quality Improvement Toolkit" to ensure facilities and...

2011-05-05 09:57:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A substance secreted by the heart that is associated with congestive heart failure and renal failure is not predictive of reduction in systolic blood pressure in patients treated with renal artery stenting, according to results from the HERCULES trial presented as a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. The HERCULES trial is a prospective,...

2011-05-05 09:44:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New data presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions are the first to look at the use of highly specialized signals within implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to detect restricted blood flow to the heart in high-risk cardiovascular disease patients outside the hospital setting. Preliminary results from the ST-DETECT Trial using high-fidelity intracardiac electrogram (EGM)...

2011-04-20 14:04:00

BALTIMORE, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), in partnership with six leading cardiovascular professional and patient organizations, today announced a free heart health event for patients with heart disease and their families. The event, "Heart Smarts: What Every Heart Patient Should Know," will feature presentations by distinguished cardiologists and heart attack survivors, including local news personalities Jennifer Donelan...

2011-04-04 12:25:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with acute coronary syndromes who undergo angiography or angioplasty and stent procedures have similar probability of survival whether their arteries are accessed radially (via the wrist) or femorally (via the groin, or upper leg); however, when patients are suffering from a major heart attack, there is significant survival benefit if the heart arteries are accessed radially. The results of the eagerly awaited RIVAL Trial were presented...

2011-03-01 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011, /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the publication of recommendations for assessing and improving program quality at percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) programs at cardiac facilities. The statement, appearing today in the peer-reviewed journal Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, is the first document to offer guidance regarding core measures for quality and assessment in PCI...

2011-02-02 09:54:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced publication of a consensus document concerning radiation exposure to pregnant physicians and technical staff in the cardiac catheterization lab (cath lab). The paper, titled "SCAI Consensus Document on Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Pregnant Cardiologist and Technical Personnel," was developed by SCAI's Women in Innovations ("WIN") group and is published in...