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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417613/combination-therapy-for-complex-peripheral-artery-disease-the-evidence-for-combining-mechanical-revascularisation-with-anti-restenotic-drug-delivery-systems
#1
Ramon L Varcoe
The management of complex, lower-extremity peripheral artery disease remains a difficult challenge, with ample room for improvement in the results seen with current generation devices. Therapies which use a combination of multiple devices for their mechanical and anti-restenotic properties may be advantageous, and offer an opportunity to improve the durability of revascularization through optimizing and individualizing care. Combination therapy typically utilizes drug delivery devices in addition to stents and atherectomy to achieve improved results...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382805/des-and-modern-stent-technologies-for-in-stent-restenosis
#2
Martin Werner
The implantation of metallic stents has become a standard procedure to improve the outcome after angioplasty of peripheral vessels. However, the occurrence of in-stent restenosis is hampering the long-term efficacy of these procedures and is associated with re-occurrence of symptoms. The optimal treatment modality for in-stent-restenosis in the peripheral vasculature is not well examined. This review discusses the existing evidence for the treatment of in-stent restenosis with drug eluting stents (DES) and modern stent technologies...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382804/optical-coherence-tomography-guided-therapy-of-instent-restenosis-for-peripheral-arterial-disease
#3
Michael K Lichtenberg, Jeffrey G Carr, Jaafer A Golzar
Approximately 27 million people in Europe and North America currently have peripheral arterial disease (PAD)1. The endovascular treatment of stenosis or blocked peripheral arteries in PAD include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with or without a drug coated balloon, atherectomy (rotational, directional, orbital or laser), and stenting. The development of next generation peripheral stents and drug coated stents have led to the improved treatment of complex SFA lesions, and consequently increased their usage23...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382803/impact-of-previous-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-systematic-review
#4
Sharaf-Eldin Shehada, Yacine Elhmidi, Nazan Puluca, Öznur Öztürk, Ender Demircioglu, Daniel Wendt, Heinz Jakob, Matthias Thielmann
INTRODUCTION: Redo surgical aortic valve replacement after prior cardiac surgery is usually related to a higher risk of mortality and morbidity. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) became an alternative therapy for those patients in the past couple of years. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We aimed in this study to analyze the outcomes of patients undergoing TAVI after a prior cardiac surgery especially those who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and to see if TAVI offers any advantages for those patients than conventional surgical aortic valve replacement...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358184/the-role-of-drug-coated-balloons-in-in-stent-restenosis
#5
Martin Andrassy, Sultan Celik, Joachim Andrassy, Michael K Lichtenberg, Marianne Brodmann
INTRODUCTION: Despite a constantly expanding spectrum of therapeutic options for lower limb artery disease, there is not yet a well-defined consensus on the specific type of endovascular treatment that is best suited. Clinical data on patients with femoropopliteal disease treated with drug-coated balloons have not been elaborated sufficiently, especially in the case of in-stent restenosis (ISR). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: For this review a systematic research of the medical databases (http://www...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322039/recent-developments-in-the-management-of-in-stent-restenosis
#6
Jos C van den Berg
Both the use of drug-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons have mitigated the prevalence of in-stent restenosis, but in-stent remains a problem that continues to affect the long-term outcomes of femoro-popliteal endovascular therapy. This paper will provide an overview on the latest data with regard to the treatment of femoro-popliteal in-stent restenosis.
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322038/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-impact-of-pre-operative-atrial-fibrillation-on-short-and-long-term-outcomes-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#7
Akshat Saxena, Sohaib A Virk, Sebastian Bowman, Paul G Bannon
BACKGROUND: This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the impact of preoperative atrial fibrillation (preAF) on early and late outcomes after aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were systematically searched for studies that reported AVR outcomes according to the presence or absence of preAF. Data were independently extracted by two investigators; a meta-analysis was conducted according to predefined clinical endpoints...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322037/analysis-of-klk1-polymorphism-rs5516-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-or-thoracic-aortic-dissection
#8
Yiming Zhang, Hongliang Huang, Yuliang Ma, Yifeng Sun, Guohua Wang, Liming Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320201/analysis-of-never-events-following-adult-cardiac-surgical-procedures-in-the-united-states
#9
Michael P Robich, Brianna M Krafcik, Nishant K Shah, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J Siracuse
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the risk factors, nature, and outcomes of "never events" following open adult cardiac surgical procedures. Understanding of these events can reduce their occurrence, and thereby improve patient care, quality metrics, and cost reduction. METHODS: "Never events" for patients included in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve repair/replacement, or thoracic aneurysm repair between 2003-2011 were documented...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263046/seizures-associated-with-tranexamic-acid-for-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-and-non-randomized-studies
#10
Hisato Takagi, Tomo Ando, Takuya Umemoto
BACKGROUND: We focused whether tranexamic acid (TXA) therapy for adult cardiac surgery is associated with an increase in the risk of seizures and performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized observational studies. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched through December 2016 using PubMed and OVID. Eligible studies were RCTs and non-randomized observational studies of TXA versus control (no TXA, placebo, or active control such as low-dose TXA, aprotinin, and epsilon aminocaproic acid) enrolling adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery and reporting the postoperative incidence of seizures as an outcome...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215062/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#11
Hasib Hanif, Emilie P Belley-Cote, Abdullah Alotaibi, Nazari Dvirnik, Binod Neupane, Joseph Beyene, John W Eikelboom, David Holmes, Richard P Whitlock
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the leading causes of stroke. Risks associated with oral anticoagulation limit adherence to recommended therapy. Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion is a treatment alternative in patients with AF. We performed a network meta-analysis (NMA) of randomized trials evaluating the efficacy of LAA occlusion compared with oral anticoagulant, antiplatelet, and placebo for stroke prevention. We also assessed the impact of LAA occlusion on mortality, major bleeding, and operative time...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215061/innovation-four-year-safety-and-effectiveness-of-the-incraft%C3%A2-aaa-stent-graft-for-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#12
Giovanni Pratesi, Carlo Pratesi, Roberto Chiesa, Gioacchino Coppi, Dierk Scheinert, Jan S Brunkwall, Stefaan Van der Meulen, Giovanni Torsello
BACKGROUND: This paper reports the 4-year safety and effectiveness of the INCRAFT® AAA Stent Graft system (Cordis Corp, Milpitas, CA), an ultra-low-profile device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: The INNOVATION Trial is the prospective, first-in-human, multicenter trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the INCRAFT® System. Patients underwent annual clinical and CTA examination as part of the study protocol. The INCRAFT® AAA Stent Graft System is a customizable tri-modular design, with an ultra-low profile (14Fr) delivery system...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183175/carotid-endarterectomy-has-significantly-lower-risk-in-the-last-two-decades-should-the-guidelines-now-be-updated
#13
Djordje Radak, Djurre de Waard, Alison Halliday, Mihailo Neskovic, Slobodan Tanaskovic
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) carries a significant risk of procedural stroke and death Guidelines recommend keeping this risk below 6% and below 3% for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients respectively. After analysing our Institute's CEA results during the past 25 years, we found the rate of postoperative complications was now well below Guideline thresholds. Accordingly, we studied temporal changes in procedural risks in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and in large observational studies in order to compare these against Guidelines...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183174/the-petticoat-concept-for-endovascular-treatment-of-type-b-aortic-dissection
#14
Luca Bertoglio, Enrico Rinaldi, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa
INTRODUCTION: A systematic literature search on outcomes of the PETTICOAT technique was aimed at verifying the feasibility and safety of the procedure, comparing clinical outcomes with standard stent-grafting of the proximal entry tear as well as describing the possible benefits in terms of aortic remodeling. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Potentially eligible papers were sought through a computerized search of MEDLINE and SCOPUS databases between January 2006 and June 2016...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353328/the-frontline-in-the-battle-to-eliminate-major-amputation-from-the-landscape-of-treatment-for-cli
#15
Ramon L Varcoe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240525/infrapopliteal-calcification-patterns-in-critical-limb-ischemia-diagnostic-pathologic-and-therapeutic-implications-in-the-search-for-the-endovascular-holy-grail
#16
REVIEW
Jihad A Mustapha, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Fadi Saab
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the terminal stage of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is characterized by multilevel and multivessel disease. Amongst patients with infrainguinal disease, approximately one third have predominantly isolated infrapopliteal disease and the remaining two thirds, a combination of femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal disease. Isolated infrapopliteal disease is mainly seen in the elderly, diabetic, or dialysis-dependent patients. These patients have higher risk of amputation and shorter amputation-free survival...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206725/the-tibiopedal-retrograde-vascular-access-for-challenging-popliteal-and-below-the-knee-chronic-total-occlusions-literature-review-and-description-of-the-technique
#17
REVIEW
Andrej Schmidt, Olaf J Bakker, Yvonne Bausback, Dierk Scheinert
In recent years, the retrograde tibiopedal approach is increasingly being used for revascularization of complex chronic total occlusions of infrainguinal arteries to bailout those cases where a guidewire was not possible to pass through the lesion from antegrade and therefore the treatment would have failed. The present popularity of this technique is in contrast to the paucity of data published so far. Nevertheless, from the reports that are available and from the authors' experience we conclude that it is not only a successful but also a safe technique...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155264/surgical-and-endovascular-venous-arterialization-ready-to-take-the-desert-by-storm
#18
REVIEW
Michiel A Schreve, Çağdaş Ünlü, Steven Kum, Yih K Tan
Patients with critical limb ischemia have a poor life expectancy, and aggressive revascularization is accepted to maintain their independence in the end stage of life. Bypass surgery and, more recently, endovascular interventions with angioplasty and stenting have become the treatment of choice to prevent amputation and resolve rest pain. Up to 20% of patients with critical limb ischemia are not suitable candidates for a vascular intervention because of extensive occlusions of the outflow in the crural and pedal vessels...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588617/mini-thoracotomy-vs-conventional-sternotomy-mitral-valve-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Abdullah Al Otaibi, Saurabh Gupta, Emilie P Belley-Cote, Ali Alsagheir, Jessica Spence, Dominic Parry, Richard P Whitlock
INTRODUCTION: Minimal access mitral valve surgery (mini-MVS) approaches are becoming increasingly common. They are thought to be associated with less perioperative bleeding and postoperative pain, resulting in shorter hospital length-of-stay (LOS) and faster return to daily activities. However, there are concerns that this approach may have inferior surgical results - with resultant increases in morbidity and mortality - when compared to conventional mitral valve surgery. To address this gap in the literature, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis, comparing right thoracotomy mini-MVS (MT-MVS) to conventional mitral valve surgery using a median sternotomy (sternotomy-MVS) approach...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27153370/the-geometrical-effect-of-different-annuloplasty-rings-on-mitral-valve-annulus
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sameer Al-Maisary, Bastian Graser, Sandy Engelhardt, Ivo Wolf, Matthias Karck, Raffaele DE Simone
BACKGROUND: Different types of mitral annuloplasty rings are commercially available. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of implantation of six types of annuloplasty rings on the geometry and dynamics of the mitral valve. METHODS: Three-dimensional echocardiography images of 42 patients were acquired to visualize the mitral valve annulus. Virtual representations of six commercially available annuloplasty rings were matched to anatomical mitral annuli of each patient according to anterolateral-posteromedial diameter...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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