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 - angry physician

If you want your cath lab to run efficiently and safely, you need a director with clear vision and the ability to take charge, even—make that especially— in times of strife, a physician leader said Sept. 13 at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific session.

 - Female Physician

Women are a minority in interventional cardiology, but they are taking on more complex procedures in urban settings and experiencing a high level of procedural success. Cindy L. Grines, MD, presented these findings Sept. 14 at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference.

 - Brain on scale

Transcranial Doppler ultrasound is a cost-effective way to identify patients with carotid artery stenosis who are candidates for aggressive intervention, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Radiology.

 - heart, cardiology, cardiac

Drug-eluting balloons rather than drug-eluting stents may have a place in certain clinical scenarios, cardiologists said Sept. 14 during a press conference at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific session.

 - GoogleGlass

Google Glass one day could become an interventional cardiologist’s new best friend, based on a demonstration Sept. 15 at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific session that showed how the technology was used during a transradial PCI.