Category: Cardiovascular - page 5

ULTIMATE Trial: IVUS vs Angiography-Guided Implantation of DES

ULTIMATE Trial Key Points: At 12 months, patients undergoing IVUS guided PCI had lower rate of target vessel failure when compared to traditional andiography guided PCI. Enrolled patients had complex coronary disease including multi vessel disease as well as bifurcation blockages. The study re-emphasized the rationale for the more routine use of IVUS to guide PCI. Current Guidelines on Use of IVUS for PCI ESC guidelines:..

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AVERT Trial: Apixaban to Prevent VTE in Patients with Cancer

2018, Apixaban to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer, NEJM The AVERT trial evaluated the use of apixaban for preventing venous thromboemboli such as deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients with cancer who were scheduled to start chemotherapy. These patients were at high risk of VTE based on the Khorana score. The point..

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BLOCK HF: Biventricular versus Right Ventricular Pacing in Heart Failure Patients with AV Block

  2013, Biventricular versus Right Ventricular Pacing in Heart Failure Patients with Atrioventricular Block, NEJM BLOCK HF Trial Summary The Biventricular versus Right Ventricular Pacing in Heart Failure Patients with Atrioventricular Block (BLOCK HF) trial is a prospective, multicentric, double-blinded, industry (Medtronic) sponsored, randomized controlled trial conducted to evaluate role of biventricular (BiV) pacing in..

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EXCEL: Everolimus-Eluting Stents or Bypass Surgery for Left Main CAD

2016, Everolimus-Eluting Stents or Bypass Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease, NEJM EXCEL Trial Summary Summarized by Lina Ya’qoub, MD – Cardiovascular disease fellow at Louisiana State University Methods The Evaluation of XIENCE versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization (EXCEL) trial is an international, open-label, non-inferiority, multicenter randomized trial that..

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