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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...

2011-02-01 01:56:54

ASA/ACCF/AHA/AANN/AANS/ACR/ASNR/CNS/SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS Guidelines Study Highlights:     * New multi-agency guidelines recommend against widespread screening for blocked neck arteries, using ultrasound to detect the condition only in people with symptoms or other stroke risk factors.    * For people with severely narrowed neck arteries, especially when stroke warning symptoms have occurred, either surgery or inserting a stent is a reasonable approach to...

2011-01-19 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published guiding principles and best practices for the development of radiation safety programs in cardiac catheterization laboratories. The paper, titled "Radiation Safety Program for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory," published in the current issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), focuses on the need for safe practice and continuing...

2010-10-21 08:00:00

ISTANBUL, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Interventional cardiology professionals from around the globe will gather at the inaugural SCAI Global Interventional Summit (GIS) hosted by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in collaboration with the Turkish Society of Cardiology (TSC). Held in conjunction with TSC's 26th National Congress, the GIS will bridge east and west, creating an unprecedented level of international collaboration and an unprecedented platform for...

2010-10-13 16:11:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Onorato, along with physicians, nurses, patients, political leaders and those interested in health care reform will participate in a free public event on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, to discuss the impact health care reform will have on the health care industry, cardiovascular care and the patient experience. The event, titled "What Healthcare Reform Means for You," will take place at the Magovern...

2010-10-11 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) today announced its partnership as a content provider for interventional cardiology-related topics on the new consumer health website "Sharecare." Developed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiac surgeon and host of "The Dr. Oz Show," and internet entrepreneur Jeff Arnold, Sharecare is designed to bring together a variety of prestigious healthcare thought-leaders, institutions and organizations to...


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