Juyong Lee

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Embolic prevention stent system feasible, safe during percutaneous carotid revascularization

In an all-comers population of high-risk patients with carotid stenosis, routine use of a novel dual-layer embolic prevention stent system was safe, …

CE Mark for Boston Scientific's Eluvia Peripheral Stent

Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) announced this morning that its Eluvia™ Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent has received the CE Mark for use in treating …

Neurointerventional Training Guidelines Aim to Ensure Optimal Outcomes for Ischemic Stroke Patients

February 24, 2016—The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) recently announced the release of new multisociety training guidelines for …

Medicine

FDA Approves New CoreValve Low-Risk TAVR Study

Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) has announced FDA approval for a new study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). But this trial is different; this …

Trans-stenotic pressure gradient measurement feasible for stenosis severity assessment

Results of a feasibility study indicate that measures of trans-stenotic pressure gradients can be safely and effectively obtained in intracranial …

Medicine

Clinical trial demonstrates benefits of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) compared to current gold-standard in diagnosing vein obstructions

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced that Paul J. Gagne, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT, has …

LAA closure, novel oral anticoagulants cost-effective options for nonvalvular AF

Both left atrial appendage closure with the Watchman device and novel oral anticoagulants are cost-effective compared with warfarin for stroke …

Infrapopliteal angioplasty viable option for high-risk patients with critical limb ischemia, diabetes

Infrapopliteal angioplasty was associated with positive outcomes in high-risk patients with critical limb ischemia and diabetes, according to recent …

Medicine

DEBATE-ISR: DEB for femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis yields similar outcomes to balloon angioplasty

In patients with symptomatic diabetes and femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis, the use of drug-eluting balloons yielded results similar to those …

DEFINITIVE LE Subgroup Data Support Directional Atherectomy of Infrapopliteal Artery Lesions

December 3, 2015—One-year effectiveness outcomes from a subgroup of patients who underwent directional atherectomy of infrapopliteal artery lesions …

PARTNER II Valve-in-Valve registry suggests alternative to reoperation in failed aortic bioprostheses

Valve-in-valve transcatheter valve replacement using Sapien XT appears to be a valuable alternative to reoperation in patients with failed aortic …

Life Sciences

Amaurosis Fugax Caused by a Branch Retinal Artery Embolus

A 77-year-old man presented to the ophthalmology clinic reporting three episodes of blurred vision in his right eye, each lasting approximately 5 …

Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis - American College of Cardiology

<b>Significance</b><p>Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially life-threatening condition that affects more than 300,000 individuals in the U.S. annually.1 …

Medicine

Cardiac Interventions Today - Long-Term RESPECT Results Support PFO Closure With St. Jude Medical’s Amplatzer Occluder in Patients With Previous Stroke

Long-Term RESPECT Results Support PFO Closure With St. Jude Medical’s Amplatzer Occluder in Patients With Previous Stroke<p>October 15, 2015—Long-term …

Medicine

Addition of laser atherectomy improves patency in complex in-stent restenosis

Patients with complex femoropopliteal in-stent restonsis who received laser atherectomy in addition to balloon angioplasty had improved patency …

Self-expanding stent with embolic protection strategy performs well in atherosclerotic vertebral artery ostial stenosis

Besides demonstrating safety and feasibility, self-expanding stents with embolic protection devices reduced thromboembolic events among patients with …

SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS Operator and Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Valve Repair and Replacement, Part III: Pulmonic Valve.

2015 Jun 16;65(23):2556-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.02.031. Epub 2015 Mar 24.<p>1Sidra Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, Department of Pediatrics, …

Medicine

Published SEATTLE II Results Support Low-Dose Thrombolysis With EkoSonic System for Acute PE

August 24, 2015—Ekos Corporation, a BTG International group company, announced that the results of the SEATTLE II trial were published by Gregory …

Medicine

PICC-DVT: A Narrative Review - American College of Cardiology

The following are 10 key points from this systematic review of peripherally inserted central catheter-related deep vein thrombosis (PICC-DVT):<p>The …

ZEPHYR registry identifies predictors of restenosis after PES implantation for femoropopliteal lesions

Lesion length of at least 16 cm, distal external elastic membrane area of 27 mm2 or less and minimum stent area of 12 mm2 or less were independent …

Neurology

Revised Jones Criteria for Acute Rheumatic Fever | Ten Points to Remember - American College of Cardiology

<i>Rationale:</i> Although the incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) has declined in Europe and North America over the past 4-6 decades, the disease …

Intermediate Outcomes After Coarctation Stenting | Journal Scan - American College of Cardiology

Study Questions:<p>What is the safety and efficacy of the Cheatham Platinum stent when used in children and adults with native or recurrent …

Medicine

Percutaneous vascular stenting reduces amputations, complications

SAN DIEGO — In an analysis of more than 88,000 lower-extremity peripheral vascular interventions performed within a 6-year period, percutaneous …

San Diego