August 18th, 2014
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 prasugrel for NSTEMI was not effective in the ACCOAST trial.
February 8th, 2012
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
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 […]