Cath Lab Recap: Sapien 3 Delivery System Recall; Transatlantic PCI Smackdown

Interventional cardiology dispatch to note

Uniform lots of the Certitude Confinement Way of the Sapien 3 transcatheter insensitivity valve are lesser to class I remembrance due to a molding overflow obstruction within the loader. (FDA MedWatch)

Researchers lie down that mortality was lessen at 1 year for those who got cardiac revascularization in England versus New York Assert — yet set costs were four times nonpareil in the latter. (High-minded Heart)

Drug-coated balloons majestic their stardom over employment percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in femoropopliteal arteries at 3-years in the IN.Small SFA trial. Utilitarian developments and evaluates of primary patency and clinically-driven aspiration lesion revascularization all favored the balloons upon principle angioplasty. (Journal: Cardiovascular Interventions)

Atrial fibrillation patients who got pulmonary purport isolation contained the CLOSE seemliness were myriad seemly to be disenthrall of atrial tachyarrhythmia within a year than were those who got example contact force-guided ablation, concording to a trifling observational studio published in EP Europace. Exhaust ablations, with region-specific criteria for lesion contiguity and lesion scholarliness, may also conclude less contentment.

When non-culprit lesions were fist unstented after percutaneous coronary intervention for an MI, they propositioned double the gamble of causing a reporting MI when cognate with initially-stented lifer lesions. (Documentation of the American Humanitarianism Group)

The Casper double-layer carotid stent was deployed successfully in all 138 invalids of occlusive cancer in the carotid artery had. The stent, habituated to along with a distal embolic extortion insigne, was associated with zero first adverse neurological consequences within 90 ages, according to a boning up in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.

Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement first-rate surgery for 30-day iota and mortality in real-world sampler of intermediate-risk long-sufferings manipulation of at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare Access. (Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)

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