InTouch Newsletter Issue 8
Congresses and Events
New EWOLUTION two-year results confirm that WATCHMAN™ is safe and effective in stroke risk reduction
Use of the GUIDEZILLA™ II Guide Extension Catheter in Order to Deliver Stents in Tortuous and Calcified Distal Lesions
Dr. Ferenc is using SAMURAI™ Workhorse Wire for its trackability and pushability in complex lesions
SAMURAI’s innovative design provides exceptional torque performance, trackability and pushability in tortuous anatomy.
1. Boersma LV et al. Efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage closure with WATCHMAN in patients with or without contraindication to oral anticoagulation: 1-Year followup outcome data of the EWOLUTION trial. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Sep;14(9):1302-1308.
Left main bifurcation in elderly patient at high risk of bleeding
A case imaging presented by Dr. S. Watkins, who illustrates how to do a culotte bifurcation technique with a step by step approach, presenting unique bench views of the stent deployment. The use of IVUS and the choice of the stent to use can help achieve successful outcomes in the treatment of Left Main bifurcations in complex high risk patient (CHIP).
IncathLab Live Case: New fundamentals and perspectives in coronary stenting
Treat complex lesions with the new WOLVERINE™ Cutting Balloon
The new WOLVERINE™ Cutting Balloon combines a proprietary atherotome and low pressure balloon design to directly address complex lesions and complications.
ACURATE neo™ Aortic Valve System shows safety & efficacy results comparable to SAPIEN 3¹
Multi-centre comparison study1 between ACURATE neo Aortic Valve System and Edwards SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve (JACC Cardiovascular Interventions) shows comparable procedural outcomes.
- Comparable procedural outcomes
- Superior hemodynamics
- Lower new permanent pacemaker implantation rates
SYNTAX™ II Study: CABG-like outcomes with SYNERGY™ BP Stent in patients with multi-vessel disease
ACURATE neo™: A “very safe” TAVI system providing “extremely good results in almost all patients”
Read the article to learn more about his experience and see Prof. Dr. med. H. Möllmann presenting the ACURATE neo device as well as SAVI TF 1000 patients registry.
1. Husser O, et al. Multicenter comparison of novel self-expanding versus balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valves. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Oct 23;10(20):2078-2087
** According to VARC-2, elevated gradients >20 mmHg are defined as mild stenosis, are assessed as Device Failure and may indicate prosthetic valve dysfunction.