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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation leaves 1 in 10 patients with kidney injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is higher than 10%, a Canadian study shows. As reported in an early online issue of the European Heart Journal, these injuries increase the risk of postprocedural death by a factor of...

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Early invasive approach offers no advantage for unstable coronary syndromes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome and elevated troponin T get no long term benefits from early invasive treatment as opposed to initial conservative management, new research from the Netherlands shows. Dr. Robbert J. de Winter and his team at the...

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Magnetic guidewires may reduce contrast, radiation exposure in PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Magnetic guidewire navigation is feasible in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to results of a noninferiority trial performed in the Netherlands. Moreover, magnetic guidewires may cut down use of contrast media and fluoroscopy time,...