Cardiology

Results from the OAC-ALONE trial reported

The first randomized trial of its kind was unable to establish non-inferiority of oral anticoagulation (OAC) alone to combined OAC and a single antiplatelet agent (APT) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable ...

Ophthalmology

Stent surgery could benefit select glaucoma patients

(HealthDay)—Stent surgery using a 6-mm-long stent made of gelatin material seems promising for patients with glaucoma, according to a report from the University of Michigan.

Cardiology

Viagra might make for a safer, more effective stent

(HealthDay)—It's worked wonders for men battling erectile dysfunction, and now early research suggests that Viagra—when added to artery-opening stents—might cut a patient's odds for clots.

Cardiology

Results of ILUMIEN III trial presented

Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is most commonly guided by angiography alone, results from a new study investigating adjunctive imaging modalities showed that the use of a novel optical coherence tomography ...

Cardiology

Achieving optimal medical tx before PCI beneficial in CAD

(HealthDay)—In patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), achievement of optimal medical therapy (OMT) before implantation of a drug-eluting stent significantly reduces subsequent cardiac events, according to a study ...

Cardiology

Deferred stenting shows no clinical benefit

Delayed or deferred stent implantation in patients experiencing the deadliest form of heart attack—ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)—failed to reduce death from any cause, hospitalization for heart failure, ...

Cardiology

Guidelines updated on duration of dual antiplatelet Tx in CAD

(HealthDay)—The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines has updated the recommendations regarding duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for patients ...

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