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2010-04-30 06:00:00

WESTFORD, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LightLab Imaging, Inc., the pioneer in development and world leader in sales of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems for vascular and other imaging applications, will exhibit at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) meeting in San Diego, CA May 5 to 8, in booth 28. Presenting at SCAI will be Marco A Costa, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Center and Director, Research and...

2010-02-26 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy), is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The study findings indicate both carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are continually improving and have become "extraordinarily safe" for...

2010-02-26 08:37:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy), is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The study findings indicate both carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are continually improving and have become "extraordinarily safe" for...

2010-02-12 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the interventional cardiology community wish former President Bill Clinton a quick recovery following his recent hospitalization for angioplasty and stenting. Like many heart patients, Mr. Clinton has communicated a desire to return to work promptly. Because angioplasty procedures are performed percutaneously, without major surgery to open the chest, most patients who receive coronary stents leave the hospital within one to two days and...

2010-01-27 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) launched "WINHeart -- Score a WIN for Women," an initiative that raises awareness surrounding gender-based disparities in the diagnosis, treatment and survival of women with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Simultaneously, Women In Innovations (WIN), a group of interventional cardiologists within SCAI, today released a new report and survey that illustrate why cardiovascular disease...

2009-07-28 14:09:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) supports the U.S. House of Representatives' goal of expanding health coverage to a greater number of Americans and reducing health care costs; however, the Society urges the House to make significant revisions to its health reform bill (H.R. 3200) to make quality patient care its first priority and protect patient access to specialists. Reducing funding to train specialty physicians,...

2009-06-07 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BARI-2D is a useful and focused trial that builds on the body of scientific knowledge physicians use to provide the best possible care for diabetic patients with chronic stable angina and to evaluate their treatment options. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) encourages healthcare providers to apply the findings of BARI-2D, when appropriate, to their patients, as studied in this trial. BARI-2D specifically applies to those...

2009-05-07 11:00:00

Making Elective PCI an Outpatient Procedure to Save Costs Could Put Some Patients at Risk; New Document Guides Physicians in Making Length-of-Stay Decisions LAS VEGAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Changes in reimbursement have put pressure on health care facilities to shift more elective percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) to "same-day" outpatient procedures. This marked shift could place patients at risk if they are sent home prematurely, and has left physicians without clear guidance as...

2009-05-07 08:47:52

Proton pump inhibitors interfere with anti-clotting protection of clopidogrel The anti-clotting action of the medication clopidogrel (Plavix) can be compromised by common drugs for the treatment of heartburn and ulcers resulting in a roughly 50% increase in the combined risk of hospitalization for heart attack, stroke and other serious cardiovascular illnesses, according to a new study presented yesterday at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 32nd Annual...

2009-05-06 08:38:00

SCAI and Endovascular Forum Launch Interactive, Case-Based Website on Cardiovascular Disease for Worldwide Learning and Collaboration LAS VEGAS, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's a common heart condition or a rare complication, another physician has likely seen a similar patient. That's why the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and The Endovascular Forum, Inc. (EVF), an IC Sciences Company, today unveiled a new educational Website to facilitate worldwide...


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