Interventional Cardiology & Surgery

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  • Radial-Access, Same-Day-Discharge PCI Could Save US Millions Shifting to the approach from mostly transfemoral-access interventions in the US would likely have other advantages too, but also hurdles. And experts point out limitations of the analysis.
  • Alert Boston Scientific Recalls All Lotus Heart Valves The recall is due to reported connector-pin issues that have their roots in the manufacturing process, the company says, and resemble problems that led to Lotus recalls last year and in 2014.
  • Abbott Recalls StarClose SE Vascular System The recall does not affect patients who've successfully undergone cardiac or endovascular percutaneous angioplasty procedures, according to Abbott.
  • 'Real-world' TAVR QoL Gains May Match Those in Clinical Trials Some patients felt better, but some still fared poorly after transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a registry study suggests; but some say the data have limitations and may overestimate the benefits.