ILUMIEN IV: OCT-Guided vs. Angio-Guided PCI

Unveiling the ILUMIEN IV Trial: A New Era of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention The ILUMIEN IV: OPTIMAL PC Trial, conducted in 2023, is a landmark study that compares the efficacy of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)-guided coronary stent implantation to the traditional … Read More

BYPASS-CTCA: CT Angio before Cath in Patients with CABG

The BYPASS-CTCA Trial: Enhancing Cardiac Procedures with Pre-Operative CT Scans In 2023, the BYPASS-CTCA Trial set out to redefine the pre-operative protocol for patients with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This open-label randomized controlled trial posed a … Read More

ACT Trial Summary: Acetylcysteine before Angiography

ACETYLCYSTEINE FOR PREVENTION OF RENAL OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING ANGIOGRAPHY – ACT TRIAL Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial STUDY OBJECTIVE: To Assess the use of acetylcysteine for preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing angiography 2308 Adults with ≥1 … Read More

TRANSFER AMI Trial Summary: Early Angioplasty after Fibrinolysis for Acute MI

2009 TRANSFER-AMI trial: Routine Early Angioplasty after Fibrinolysis for Acute Myocardial Infarction Multicenter, randomized, non-blinded, parallel Assignment Objective: To assess outcomes in patients with AMI treated with thrombolysis transferring to a center providing PCI for standard treatment (rescue PCI or … Read More