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Multivessel PCI: Coming to a Consensus

When PCI is used to treat multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), single-vessel or multivessel interventions can be performed in one or more stages. About half of all patients with CAD have blockages in multiple arteries, and...

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Comparing Options for Native Coarctation

Results of a national, multisite comparison of surgical, stent, and balloon angioplasty (BA) treatment of native coarctation suggest that acute complications are significantly lower for those receiving stents than for those...

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Drug-Eluting Stent System Gains FDA Approval

A next-generation drug-eluting stent system (PROMUS Element Plus Platinum Chromium Stent System, Boston Scientific) has received FDA approval for use in patients with coronary artery disease. The device has been shown to improve...

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Carotid Artery Stenting Beneficial for Acute Stroke

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) appears to be feasible, safe, and useful in patients with acute atherosclerotic extracranial internal carotid artery occlusions with severe stroke symptoms when used within the first 6 hours of...

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ACC.11 & i2 Summit

Highlights from the American College of Cardiology’s 2011 Annual Scientific Session and Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2011 include stenting following CABG, yoga reducing AF, restless legs syndrome linked to CVD, and RF...

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