The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will stream select abstracts from Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2021 throughout the month of October. These free sessions will be streamed on Twitter and Facebook.

TCT is the annual scientific symposium of CRF and the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Every year, TCT features dozens of late breaking trials and hundreds of abstracts that examine the safety and effectiveness of minimally invasive techniques, pharmaceuticals, technologies, and devices that demonstrate potential to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease. The list of featured abstracts is below.

Key Structural Intervention Abstracts from TCT 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair of the Tricuspid Valve: The U.S. Experience

Ramy Sedhom

Management and Outcomes of Patients With Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Prior to Percutaneous Closure. LAPTOP Registry

Gabriela Tirado-Conte

Outcomes of Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With and Without Bioprosthetic Valve Fracture

Christina Brinkmann

Five-Year Follow-Up From the CoreValve Expanded Use Transcatheter Aortic Valve-in-Surgical Aortic Valve Study

Tanvir K. Bajwa

Management and Outcome of Failed Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Plasty: Insight From an International Registry

Antonio Mangieri

Key ACS/AMI/Adjunct Pharmacology Abstracts from TCT 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Thrombolysis in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection - Angiographic Findings and Clinical Outcomes

Cameron McAlister

Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on the Effectiveness of Aspirin Versus Clopidogrel as a Chronic Maintenance Antiplatelet Monotherapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Results From the HOST-EXAM Trial

Tae-Min Rhee

10 Year Follow-Up Outcomes in Diabetic Patients With St-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Insights From the Examination-Extend Trial

Francesco Spione

A Prediction Score for In-Hospital Mortality for Patients With Refractory Ischemic Cardiogenic Shock After VA-ECMO: From SMART-RESCUE Registry

Joo Hee Jeong

Long-Term Efficacy of Prehospital Crushed Versus Integral Prasugrel in Patients Presenting With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: 1-Year Results From the Randomized COMPARE CRUSH Trial

Rosanne F. Vogel

Key Coronary Intervention Abstracts from TCT 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Two-Year Results of the OPTIMIZE IDE Trial: A Randomized Evaluation of Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stents With Fixed-Wire and Rapid-exchange Delivery Systems and a Novel Bioresorbable Drug Carrier

Sunil V. Rao

Prasugrel De-escalation Therapy After Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Subgroup Analysis of the HOST-REDUCE-POLYTECH-ACS Randomized Clinical Trial

Doyeon Hwang

FANTOM II Trial: Safety & Performance Study of the Fantom Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold – First Report: Final 5 Year Clinical Outcomes

Matthias Lutz

Ten-Year Follow-up After Revascularization in Elderly Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease

Masafumi Ono

Invasive Versus Medical Management in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Ankur Kalra

Key Endovascular Intervention Abstracts from TCT 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Acute and Long-term Improvements Following FlowTriever Mechanical Thrombectomy in Pulmonary Embolism Patients: Six-Month Results From the FLASH Registry

Catalin Toma

Three-Year Results From the Prospective, Multicenter VERNACULAR Trial: Treatment of Iliofemoral Venous Disease With the Self-Expanding Venovo Venous Stent

Nicolas W. Shammas

Jetstream Atherectomy Followed by Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons Versus Balloon Angioplasty Followed by Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons: Twelve-Month Results of the Prospective Randomized JET-RANGER Study

Nicolas W. Shammas

Durability of Radiofrequency Catheter-based Renal Denervation Associated With Lack of Functional Nerve Recovery at 6 Months in Normotensive Swine Model

Andrew Sharp

Single Center Long-Term Experience With Carotid Artery Stenting in High-Risk Patients

Rafath Ullah


Every Wednesday throughout the month of October

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET


Abstracts will be streamed online on the TCT Twitter and Facebook accounts.

TCT 2021 will be held online and in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center with a limited number of in-person attendees under strict public health measures. The online experience will allow those who are unable to attend in person to participate in real-time with their colleagues.


Heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Every year, the discoveries made through hundreds of studies and late breaking trials presented at TCT lead to advancements in new medicines and devices that ultimately lead to improved care for people with heart disease.


Media are invited to attend TCT in person or online and can apply for media credentials at: https://tct2021.crfconnect.com/press-registration.

About CRF and TCT

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations specializing in interventional cardiology innovation, research, and education. CRF is dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For nearly 30 years, CRF has helped pioneer medical advances and educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. CRF is comprised of the CRF Skirball Center for Innovation, CRF Clinical Trials Center, CRF Center for Education, CRF Digital, TCTMD, and Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team.

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the annual scientific symposium of CRF and the premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Now in its 33rd year, TCT features major medical research breakthroughs and gathers leading researchers and clinicians from around the world to present and discuss the latest evidence-based research in the field.

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