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Proximal balloon occlusion better than filter protection in carotid artery stenting

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A proximal balloon occlusion device provided better protection against cerebral emboli than a filter device during coronary artery stenting (CAS) in the first prospective randomized trial comparing the two approaches. Dr. Klaudija Bijuklic and colleagues from Hamburg University...

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More evidence for intracoronary over intravenous GPI in primary PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three cardiologists from China say intracoronary administration of a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitor (GPI) “can be recommended as a preferred regimen” during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Discontinuation of aspirin within 5 days of combined coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and valve surgery is associated with an increased risk of postoperative bleeding, compared with earlier discontinuation. “Physicians should weigh the risk of bleeding vs. the benefit for...