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  1. TCT: LEVANT I trial shows promise for drug-eluting balloons in fem-pop

    ... transluminal angioplasty (PTA), proving a reduction in clinical events and a shorter duration of antiplatelet therapy, according to ... patients would need a stent in addition to PTA or whether it could be anticipated that the balloon treatment would be appropriate. ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Sep 23, 2010

  2. TCT: PARTNER shines for TAVI method, long-term durability questions linger

    ... the PARTNER trial, which was presented as a late-breaking clinical trial at the 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics ... had any experience with the TAVI technique. “Therefore, it is difficult to assess how much that contributed to the stroke or ...

    Justine Varieur Cadet - Sep 23, 2010

  3. TCT: Aortic stenosis has high prevelance, remains largely undertreated

    ... we be more aggressive?” Makkar asked. In a previous clinical trial conducted at Loma Linda Medical Center in Southern California, ... of patients who could benefit from AVR actually receive it. Additionally, he said that physicians do not use aortic valvuloplasty ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Sep 22, 2010

  4. TCT: Nuc imaging scrutinized for radiation exposure

    ... "We don't want to overlook the fact that the biggest clinical significance of radiation exposure are the benefits. Ultimately, this ... dose from a CCTA exam averaged 15 mSv to 20 mSv. Today, it is possible—with certain equipment and protocols—to conduct the same ...

    Trimed Staff - Sep 22, 2010

  5. TCT: CTO crossing system saves time, fluoro exposure

    ... and also compared the device to previous historical control clinical trials evaluating other CTO-specific devices. “The BridgePoint ... may allow for shorter procedural and fluoroscopy times and it compares favorably with other CTO specific devices in terms of efficacy and ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Sep 22, 2010

  6. AJR: MRI may be safe for assessing great vessel stents

    ... “MRI does not use radiation; however, because of artifacts it has traditionally been thought of as an unreliable method of assessing ... with flow that could be realistically transferred to clinical imaging. Percutaneous angiogram, the standard method for ...

    Clint vanSonnenberg - Sep 22, 2010

  7. Ingenix looks to buy A-Life Medical

    ... Ingenix, UnitedHealth Group’s health IT subsidiary, will acquire A-Life Medical, a San Diego-based provider of ... processing (NLP) technology, assists medical coders and clinical abstractors through software applications, including Actus, A-Life’s ...

    Mary Stevens - Sep 22, 2010

  8. TCT: Robot-assisted PCI reduces rad exposure, increases safety

    ... of radiation and spine injury,” said Weisz, co-director of clinical services at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New ... exposure. The system also may benefit the patient, as it “makes procedures a little more precise, efficient and safe.” The ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Sep 21, 2010

  9. CCHIT launches ONC-ATCB certification program

    The Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT) has launched its Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ... care. In addition, a certification program for EHRs used in clinical research will be available this fall, and programs in women’s health ...

    Mary Stevens - Sep 21, 2010

  10. FDA panel greenlights Boehringer's AF stroke prevention drug Pradaxa

    ... of warfarin on infarction risk remains unclear,” the FDA's clinical review documents stated. It also said that “a superiority claim over warfarin should not be ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Sep 20, 2010

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