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Announcing the TCT 2015 late-breaking trials and first report investigations

Agenda now available online

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

NEW YORK, NY - August 21, 2015 - The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the late-breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2015 scientific symposium. From an unprecedented number of high-quality submissions, TCT has chosen 20 studies that will impact the care of patients and how physicians think about cardiovascular disease. TCT, the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine, will take place October 11-15, 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Every year, TCT features major medical research breakthroughs and highlights the latest data on the most innovative treatments that are currently or soon to be available to patients. The studies selected will examine the effectiveness and safety of minimally invasive techniques, pharmaceuticals, technologies, and devices that show potential to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the world. Late-breaking clinical trials and first report investigations will be presented in the Main Arena and highlighted during press conferences scheduled for Monday, October 12; Tuesday, October 13; Wednesday, October 14; and Thursday, October 15.

The complete agenda for TCT 2015 is also available online at http://www.crf.org/tct/agenda/tct-program. Browse through a wide array of topics and learn more about individual sessions, presentations, and faculty on the TCT Web site. Media are invited to attend TCT; press credentials and registration information can be found here: http://www.crf.org/tct/press/press-credentials-and-guidelines.

Monday, October 12

  • ABSORB III: A Prospective Randomized Trial of an Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold vs an Everolimus-Eluting Metallic Stent in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease Dean J. Kereiakes

  • ABSORB China: A Prospective Randomized Trial of an Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold vs an Everolimus-Eluting Metallic Stent in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease Run-Lin Gao

  • A Prospective Randomized Trial of Transradial vs Transfemoral Access in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography and Intervention Shigeru Saito

  • ABSORB II: A Prospective Randomized Trial of an Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold vs an Everolimus-Eluting Metallic Stent in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease - Two-Year Outcomes Bernard R. Chevalier

  • BIOSOLVE II: Evaluation of a Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Metallic Scaffold - Six-Month Clinical, Angiographic, and Imaging Outcomes Michael Haude

Tuesday, October 13

  • RIVER-PCI: A Prospective, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of Ranolazine in Patients With Incomplete Revascularization After Coronary Intervention Giora Weisz

  • EXPLORE: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention Versus Medical Therapy After Successful Primary Angioplasty in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Jose P.S. Henriques

  • TOTAL: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Thrombus Aspiration in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction - One-Year Outcomes Sanjit S. Jolly

  • A Prospective Randomized Trial of Thrombus Aspiration in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Presenting Late After Symptom Onset Steffen Desch

  • PLATFORM: Quality-of-Life and Economic Outcomes of an FFR-CT Diagnostic Strategy in Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease Mark Andrew Hlatky

Wednesday, October 14

  • LEADERS FREE: A Prospective, Double-blind Randomized Trial of a Polymer-Free Biolimus-Eluting Stent Versus Bare Metal Stents in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease at High Risk for Bleeding Philip M. Urban

  • TUXEDO: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Paclitaxel-Eluting vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents in Diabetic Patients With Coronary Artery Disease Upendra Kaul

  • PANDA III: A Prospective Randomized Trial of 2 Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable-Polymer-Based Metallic Stents With Varying Elution and Absorption Kinetics Xu Bo

  • ISAR-DESIRE 4: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Plaque Modification With a Scoring Balloon During Drug-Coated Balloon Treatment of Coronary In-Stent Restenosis Robert A. Byrne

  • IN.PACT SFA: A Prospective Randomized Trial of a Drug-Coated Balloon for Femoropopliteal Lesions - Two-Year Outcomes John R. Laird Jr

Thursday, October 15

  • BRAVO 3: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Bivalirudin Versus Heparin in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Thierry Lefevre

  • SAPIEN 3: Evaluation of a Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve in High-Risk and Inoperable Patients With Aortic Stenosis - One-Year Outcomes Howard C. Herrmann

  • RESPECT: A Prospective Randomized Trial of PFO Closure In Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke - Long-Term Results John D. Carroll

  • Evaluation of Initial Surgical Versus Conservative Strategies in Patients With Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis Tomohiko Taniguchi

  • PARTNER II Valve-in-Valve Registry: Evaluation of a Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve in Patients With Failed Bioprosthetic Surgical Aortic Valves John G. Webb

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About CRF and TCT

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is an independent, academically focused nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for people with heart disease through high quality research and education. Since its inception in 1991, CRF has played a major role in realizing dramatic improvements in the lives of countless numbers of patients by establishing the safe use of new technologies and therapies in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the annual scientific symposium of CRF and the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For more than 25 years, TCT has featured major medical research breakthroughs and gathered leading researchers and clinicians from around the world to present and discuss the latest evidence-based research in the field.

For more information, visit http://www.crf.org and http://www.tctconference.com.

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