Medscape Conference Coverage, based on selected sessions at the:

American College of Cardiology 55th Annual Scientific Session

March 11 - 14, 2006; Atlanta, Georgia

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Interventional Corner

Conference Review

This year, the ACC introduced the Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006 -- the first meeting-within-a-meeting at the ACC specifically geared toward interventional cardiology. The Summit, which was cosponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), provided a forum for experts to discuss the latest advances in this constantly evolving field. However, it was not only the i2 Summit that featured topics on interventional cardiology; research in this field was also a prominent focus during the main ACC Sessions. With our coverage of the ACC 2006 meeting and i2 Summit, Medscape Cardiology is inaugurating a special section -- Interventional Corner -- led by Luis Gruberg, MD, highlighting research and clinical advances in this all-important arena. Below are selected summaries with viewpoints from the late-breaking trial presentations on interventional cardiology held during both meetings.

  • Imaging in Intervention: Emerging Technologies

    As described in this session, advances in imaging technology will enable us to understand the pathologic changes and therefore provide a wider range of therapeutic alternatives to our patients.
Antithrombotic Therapies
Drug-Eluting Stents/Stent Systems

Late-Breaking Trials


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