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 - clinical trial

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ (SCAI) 2015 scientific session will flash some big names on its marque this year, with PROMETHEUS, ORBIT II and other trials scheduled to make an appearance.

 - Health IT Portal

CHICAGO—During the next 12 months, 87 percent of healthcare IT leaders said patient satisfaction would be a top priority, according to results of the 26th annual HIMSS leadership survey.

 - question mark, uncertain

Acknowledging there was room for improvement, the authors of PCI appropriate use criteria (AUC) have applied lessons from the last set of guidelines in a revision scheduled for publication this year, a member of the writing committee said.

 - Structural Heart, severe aortic stenosis, heart valve

When comparing transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacements, findings presented at the American College of Cardiology scientific sessions noted that there were no differences in death, stroke, or MI at one year. However, there were some differences in outcomes, leaving neither on top.

 - social media

Cardiologists need a significant social media footprint that will allow them to guide discussions and engage patients in healthier lifestyles, but they should keep the virtual communication out of the exam and operating rooms. That was the consensus among panelists at a March 14 American College of Cardiology scientific session.