For improved outcomes in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI appears to win out over conventional angiography, according to results presented Sept. 14 at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference.
The beauty of novel oral anticoagulants is that they come in fixed doses and don’t require monitoring, as warfarin does. Still, some circumstances warrant an assay, and clinicians should be aware of the potential pitfalls.
In treating with warfarin, do physicians know best? New Zealand doctors second guessing an algorithm for anticoagulant dosing did not achieve superior results, according to a study published Sept. 2 in BMJ Open.