- exit

Same-day discharge with elective PCIs has picked up steam in recent years. Now it looks like same-day elective implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation could follow suit.

 - ICD

Continuing with warfarin may be significantly more cost-effective than switching to heparin during pacemaker or defibrillator surgery.

 - The Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold

In a head-to-head comparison, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds were not inferior to the best performing drug-eluting stents, according to research published online March 3. 

 - High cholesterol/Diabetes

Some statins may influence the development of diabetes more than previously believed. A study found that in a large population of men on statins, a significant number developed diabetes, with risk increasing in a dose-dependent manner.

 - money, healthcare costs

A change in federal reimbursement for peripheral vascular interventions shifted the proportion of treatments away from inpatient to generally less expensive outpatient settings. But it may not have saved Medicare money, according to a study.