InTouch Newsletter Issue 6

Congresses and Events

EuroPCR Webcast: Symetis ACURATE neo™ TF TAVI System, a unique self-expandable valve technology

A panel of experts discuss the unique properties of the Symetis ACURATE neo™ TF valve, showing its main functions and latest clinical results.
See the live demonstration from Contilia Heart and Vascular Centre, Elisabeth Hospital (Essen, Germany).

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EuroPCR Wrap-up interview: Growing Clinical evidence with the ACURATE neo™ TAVI system

A wrap-up interview with Dr. J. S. Redwood, Dr. S. Toggweiler and Dr. H. Moellmann discussing the growing clinical evidence of the ACURATE neo™ transfemoral TAVI device. Find out what makes this valve different from the other ones available on the market.

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EuroPCR Live Case: LAD Rotablation and Left Main PCI

A live demonstration on a LAD Rotablation and left main PCI from the National Heart Centre (Singapore), conducted by Dr. C. K. Naber and Dr. C. T. Chin.
Watch this live case and learn more about complex coronary interventions.

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EWOLUTION 1-year results:
Prof. M. Bergmann’s insights from EuroPCR

Results from the EWOLUTION 1-year data showed that WATCHMAN™ is safe and effective in stroke reduction for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), including patients deemed unsuitable for oral anticoagulation. Watch the insights of Prof. Martin Bergmann and download his presentation from EuroPCR 2017.

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Educational Corner

PCR Edu Online educational webcast: how to treat undilatable and calcified coronary artery lesions

PCR Edu Online dedicated a program to those interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff who want to learn how to treat undilatable and calcified coronary artery lesions with the rotational atherectomy technique. Join this educational webcast and achieve the best outcomes! 

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New GUIDEZILLA™ II Guide Extension Catheter: deliverability to new places, from routine to complex cases

The new GUIDEZILLA™ II Guide Extension Catheter provides additional back-up support and facilitates easy delivery to new places, from routine to complex cases.
It takes powerful reach, durability and a full size matrix of 6F, 7F, 8F and 6F long devices.
Watch the video and find out what makes GUIDEZILLA™ II such a unique device!

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Rotational Atherectomy in Contemporary PCI: European consensus statement

Cardiovascular News dedicated an article to explore the use of the rotational atherectomy (RA) in modern coronary percutaneous intervention (PCI). Due to a lack of standardization about how it should be performed, Emanuele Barbato and other experienced operators came together to produce a consensus document (published in EuroIntervention*) for the procedure. See the Boston Scientifc’s video on plaque modification and discover the key highlights of the European consensus paper.

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Learning with clinical case:

THREADER™ Catheter: treat severely diseased, tortuous and calcified coronary artery

Dr. Mudassar Ahmed from St. Joseph’s Hospital (Colorado, USA) illustrates the need for THREADER™ as a support for calcified, complex and tortuous anatomy.

It has a significant advantage over other microcatheters thanks to its ability to dilate the lesion to 1.2 mm which aids subsequent delivery of balloon and stents, shortening procedure time and allowing success in complex anatomy.

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Clinical Studies

Boston Scientific’s Guidewire Footprint and the Future of Stenting

Chief Medical Officer Craig Thompson along with Boston Scietific’s VP of IC R&D, Tim Girton, and Dr. Colm Hanratty, Chief of Clinical Cardiology at Belfast Hospital Trust, discuss new technologies and examine the perspectives of both the engineers and the end users of PCI technologies.

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TCTMD Webcast on LOTUS™ Valve: Reprise III data and beyond

Ted Feldman, MD; Michael Reardon, MD; Martin Leon, MD

A special webcast on the REPRISE III data with a dynamic discussion about the results and the complementary use of multiple TAVI Systems to optimally treat the broadest population of aortic stenosis patients, with a look to the future of LOTUS™ Valve.

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COMET™ FFR Trial: A randomized comparison of simultaneous data from Boston Scientific and St. Jude’s Pressure Wires

The Comet™ FFR Trial is a randomized comparison of simultaneous data from Comet™FFR Guidewire of Boston Scientific and the St- Jude Medical PressureWire™ presented at EuroPCR 2017 by Dr. Nick Curzen (University Hospital of Southampton, UK) and Dr. Rod Stables (Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, UK).

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* EuroIntervention 2016;12:1441-1442

Teresa Strisciuglio1, MD; Emanuele Barbato1,2*, MD, PhD, 1. Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy; 2. Cardiovascular Research Center Aalst, Aalst, Belgium

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