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Press conference schedule announced for TCT 2009


Data from late-breaking clinical trials of new interventional techniques and devices will be released at TCT 2009 - Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics the global annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Researchers will present a variety of new data that promises to advance the field of interventional cardiology.

The TCT 2009 final program is now available at: The program is also now searchable online by presentations and speakers at:

WHEN: The TCT Scientific Symposium will be held September 21-25, 2009.

Late-breaking clinical trials will be highlighted during press conferences scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
9:30am - 10:30am

  • SPIRIT IV: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Everolimus-Eluting vs. Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
  • FAME: Two-Year Follow-up from a Prospective Randomized Trial of FFR-Guided vs. Angiography-Guided PCI in Patients with Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease
  • ISAR-DESIRE 2: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting vs. Sirolimus-Eluting Stents for Treatment of Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Restenosis
  • SIRTAX-LATE: Five-Year Clinical and Angiographic Follow-up from a Prospective Randomized Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting and Sirolimus-Eluting Stents
  • LEADERS: Two-Year Follow-up from a Prospective Randomized Trial of Biolimus A9-Eluting Stents with a Bioabsorbable Polymer vs. Sirolimus-Eluting Stents with a Durable Polymer
  • COMPARE: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Everolimus-Eluting vs. Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents

Thursday, September 24, 2009
9:00am - 10:00am

  • TRITON-TIMI 38 ECONOMIC SUBSTUDY: Cost-Effectiveness of Prasugrel vs. Clopidogrel from a Prospective Randomized Trial of Patients with ACS Undergoing PCI
  • CURRENT-PCI OASIS 7: A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of High- vs. Standard-Dose Clopidogrel and High- vs. Low-Dose Aspirin in Patients Undergoing PCI for ACS
  • PROSPECT: A Natural History Study of Atherosclerosis Using Multimodality Intracoronary Imaging to Prospectively Identify Vulnerable Plaque
  • COGENT: A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Omeprazole in Patients Receiving Aspirin and Clopidogrel
  • CHARISMA GENOMICS SUBSTUDY: Evaluation of the CYP2C19 Polymorphism in a Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Chronic Clopidogrel Use for Primary and Secondary Prevention
  • PLATO INVASIVE: A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ticagrelor vs. Clopidogrel in Patients with ACS Managed with an Invasive Strategy

Friday, September 25, 2009
9:30am - 10:30am

  • SYMPLICITY 1: One-Year Results Following Sympathetic Renal Denervation in Refractory Hypertension
  • DEBATER: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Drug-Eluting vs. Bare-Metal Stents With or Without Abciximab in STEMI
  • BCIS-1: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Counterpulsation in High-Risk Patients Undergoing PCI
  • FAUST: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Ultrasound-Guided vs. Standard Femoral Arterial Access
  • NORDIC-BALTIC BIFURCATION STUDY III: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Side Branch Dilatation Strategies in Patients with Coronary Bifurcation Lesions Undergoing Treatment with a Single Stent
  • HORIZONS-AMI: Two-Year Follow-up from a Prospective Randomized Trial of Heparin Plus Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors vs. Bivalirudin and Paclitaxel-Eluting vs. Bare-Metal Stents in STEMI

The Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA


Contact: Judy Romero
Cardiovascular Research Foundation

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