Navigation Links
TCT 2010 to have significant impact on interventional cardiology practices and patient care
Date:4/13/2010

NEW YORK, NY -- APRIL 13, 2010 TCT 2010 (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) will provide significant clinical research updates to technologies and practices in interventional cardiology that will directly affect patient care.

The important role of interventional cardiology has figured prominently in recent current events with the announcement that former President Clinton received a heart stent in February at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, followed by the reporting of clinical trial data showing promising results for a heart valve repair device that is inserted via a catheter.

At TCT 2010 (September 21-25 in Washington, DC), late breaking data from clinical trials on the next generation of stents, valve repair and replacement, and the interactions and effectiveness of new medicines will shed light on the best ways to treat patients.

"Catheter-based valve repair and replacement, novel stents, and the effectiveness of various drugs used to treat heart disease are going to be among the major topics at TCT this year," said Gregg W. Stone, MD, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and Co-Director of the Medical Research and Education Division at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. TCT is organized by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

"Non-surgical aortic valve replacement has the potential to be life saving for people who are at high risk for open heart surgery," Stone said. "As the population ages, this technique may dramatically benefit the quality of life for patients whose aortic valves (the valve through which blood passes from the heart to the rest of the body) fail to function properly. We are hopeful that new trial data that will be presented at TCT will usher in the field of non-operative aortic valve replacement."

This year, TCT will also provide a new program, "TCT in 3," designed specifically for the busy interventional practitioner, which features a concentrated curriculum in a shorter 3 day time frame from Thursday, September 23 through Saturday, September 25. Highlights include live cases, late breaking trials and practice management sessions.

And once again, the conference will feature specific tracks for Cardiac Surgeons and Nurses and Technologists. The Surgeons Course will provide instruction on percutaneous valve repair, hybrid (joint) surgical and interventional approaches to heart disease, percutaneous aortic aneurysm repair methods, with an in-depth course on advanced surgical techniques. The 19th Annual Nurse and Technologist Symposium will detail new trends and cath lab procedures essential for the allied health care professional.

In 2009, TCT was held for the first time in San Francisco, where it attracted record numbers of attendees. 99.4% of physician attendees surveyed stated that TCT increased their knowledge to improve their practice.


'/>"/>

Contact: Judy Romero
jromero@crf.org
212-851-9311
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Sunquest Announces Significant Speaker Schedule for HIMSS 2010
2. Announcing New Book 'Ultimate Procrastination Cure', with a Significantly Different Approach to Stop Procrastinating
3. Mortality rates for pediatric rheumatology patients significantly lower than previously reported
4. Digital mammography delivers significantly less radiation than conventional mammography
5. Counterfeit Internet drugs pose significant risks and discourage vital health checks
6. Advances in Genetic Understanding and Treatment Protocols Lead to Significant Progress in Leukemia and Myeloproliferative Disorders
7. Study finds significantly worse outcomes in cancer patients with cognitive impairment
8. New Actuarial Analysis Shows Senate Bill Would Significantly Raise Premiums
9. MyCareTeam™ Significantly Extends Diabetes Offering to Include Management of Hypertension, Obesity, and Congestive Heart Failure
10. Add Drama and Lift Spirits While Significantly Reducing Energy Cost; Peachtree Introduces the Evolution Series, LED, Energy Efficient Wall Sconce
11. Frost & Sullivan: E-Healthcare in Western Europe Presents a Significant Market Opportunity for Wireless Technologies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2017)... WI (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... years, with events taking place all over the country. , Outdoor running increases ... marathon runners are at an increased risk of melanoma, and only half may ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... ... The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Claire Zangerle, Chief Nurse Executive ... of Trustees for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018. , The ... are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. Founded in 1898, the ...
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... , ... A total solar eclipse will occur across the U.S. on Monday, August ... between the sun and Earth. This rare event will be magnificent to witness, but what ... safe on the road during the total eclipse of the sun. , 1. Plan ahead. ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... DMG Productions, producers ... Aurum Group in an upcoming episode, slated to air fourth quarter 2017. Check ... the Aurum Group; a company committed to supporting dentistry using the most technologically ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... The ... the first organization with pending recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control ... group telehealth classes and live video conferencing. , The DPP resulted from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... 2017 AccuGenomics, Inc., a diagnostic company based ... that the company has provided an AccuKit to the ... at Chapel Hill and to Qura Therapeutics for evaluation ... quantify HIV reservoir and viral expression in human CD4+ ... Cure Center is a joint initiative between the University ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... PETACH TIKVAH, Israel , Aug. 15, ... leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative ... June 30, 2017. ... our pivotal Phase 3 trial to investigate NurOwn ® ... and Chief Executive Officer of BrainStorm. "We have agreements ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... Colo. , Aug. 10, 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network ... located in Lakewood, Colorado . The reputable ... Jeff Lipkin , PT, DPT with his staff of four ... University of Pittsburgh and brings over 10 years of experience ... Belmar PT marks the 10th PRN clinic in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: