Stents and scaffolds

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Since 1986, when the first cardiovascular stent was implanted, the development of drug-eluting stents (DES) and the recent introduction of bioresorbable scaffolds have revolutionised interventional cardiology. Keep up-to-date with the latest research; evolving tools, devices and techniques; the role of adjunctive pharmacotherapy; advances in imaging techniques as well as the use of invasive imaging and functional assessment. Find out more…

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A randomized comparison of paclitaxel-eluting balloon versus everolimus-eluting stent for the treatment of any in-stent restenosis: The DARE Trial

09 Apr 2018

Dejan Milasinovic

Reviewer

Dejan Milasinovic

Interesting scenarios in coronary interventions

Learn more from this selection of challenging cases on PCI in pregnancy, recurrent rest angina in a post CABG patient and complications due to infective endocarditis.

How should I treat an inflated trapped intra-coronary balloon?

04 Apr 2018

A 73-year-old male presented with acute chest pain and ST segment elevation in the inferior leads. Angiography revealed an occlusion of the mid right coronary artery. A drug-eluting stent was deployed and post-dilated throughout with a non-compliant balloon. However, the deflated balloon could not be retracted and became trapped in the proximal RCA...

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6-month versus 12-month or longer dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute coronary syndrome (SMART-DATE): a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial

15 Mar 2018

Daniele Giacoppo

Reviewer

Daniele Giacoppo

SMART-DATE: 6-month versus 12-month or longer DAPT after PCI in patients with acute coronary syndrome - a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial

13 Mar 2018

The SMART DATE trial presented at ACC1.8 and published simultaneously in the Lancet is yet another trial evaluating the duration of antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Cardio Poll: SMART DATE - is 6 months of DAPT as effective as 12 months in patients with ACS treated with PCI and current drug-eluting stents?

The SMART DATE trial will test the hypothesis that 6 months of DAPT are as effective as 12 months in patients with an acute coronary syndrome treated with PCI and current drug-eluting stent implantation (everolimus-eluting stents, zotarolimus-eluting stents, or biolimus A9-eluting stents)

Getting out of complications - what would you have done?

What would you have done in case of massive dissection in RCA caused by diagnostic catheter? How to retrieve a dislodged stent during PCI in a STEMI patient?  Learn from this serie of cases how to manage potential complications related to stenting.

Innovations driving interventional cardiology forward...

26 Jan 2018 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2018

Consult this session on innovations that are driving interventional cardiology forward... Learn more about the DAPT and update on Onyx One study, find out about new clinical data from SPYRAL HTN or left main stenting with Resolute Onyx.

Innovation for improving patient outcomes - Focus on healing, short DAPT and risk reduction

25 Jan 2018 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2018

Consult this session on innovation for improving patient outcomes, while focussing on healing, short DAPT for elderly patients and risk reduction whilst looking at data from Watchman LAAC in Asian environments. Why does the customized design of Synergy bioabsorbable-polymer stent give better healing and increased treatment options for complex lesions?

Modified jailed balloon technique for complex bifurcation stenting via transradial approaches

26 Jan 2018 – From AsiaPCR/SingLIVE 2018