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August 18th, 2014

Radial Access for PCI in Women: A Registry-Based Randomized Trial

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Harlan Krumholz and John Ryan interview Sunil Rao, lead author of SAFE-PCI for Women, a registry-based randomized trial of a radial versus a femoral approach to PCI.


September 1st, 2013

Pretreatment with Prasugrel Not Indicated in NSTEMI

Pretreatment prasugrel for NSTEMI was not effective in the ACCOAST trial.


February 8th, 2012

(In)Appropriate PCI: An (In)Appropriate Critique?

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According to a recently published study by Chan and colleagues, only 50% of the PCIs performed for nonacute indications were classified as appropriate, according to appropriate use criteria (AUC); 38% were “uncertain,” and 12% were inappropriate. In a new expedited publication, Marso and colleagues  retort by expressing concerns with the “current” PCI AUC (see also our CardioExchange news coverage here). […]


October 4th, 2011

Is “Stent and Send” Safe for Older Patients?

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Should older patients who undergo elective coronary artery stenting be sent home the same day?  Using data from the CathPCI Registry, Rao and colleagues examined outcomes in Medicare-eligible patients who underwent elective, first-time PCI. The investigators identified 107,018 patients (<11% of the million-plus older patients undergoing PCI during 2005–2008 after exclusion of those with ACS or shock and those transferred from another hospital or […]