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Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530090/drug-coated-balloons-for-long-lesions-in-peripheral-arterial-disease
#1
Jun Li, Sahil A Parikh
In the current era, endovascular treatment of long femoropopliteal lesions (>15 cm) is becoming more feasible and favorable, with patency rates that rival surgical outcomes. Drug-coated balloons offer promising results at least to one year follow up although randomized, controlled trials to evaluate its efficacy compared to other treatment modalities (surgical and endovascular alike) is lacking at this time.
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497663/mortality-risk-prediction-models-for-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-current-scenario-and-future-direction
#2
Md N Karim, Christopher M Reid, Andrew Cochrane, Lavinia Tran, Mohammed Alramadan, Md N Hossain, Baki Billah
INTRODUCTION: Many risk prediction models are currently in use for predicting short-term mortality following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery. This review critically appraised the methods that were used for developing these models to assess their applicability in current practice setting as well as for the necessity of up-gradation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Medline via Ovid was searched for articles published between 1946 and 2016 and EMBASE via Ovid between 1974 and 2016 to identify risk prediction models for CABG...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471154/stent-based-revascularization-for-complex-lesions-in-pad
#3
Jason D'Souza, Jay Giri, Taisei Kobayashi
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) burdens a significant number of adult Americans and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The Transatlantic Inter-Society Consensus II (TASC II) guidelines standardize the degree of disease burden in individual vessel segments by assigning grades correlating to the complexity of lesion intervention. We sought data regarding endovascular approaches to lower extremity PAD in TASC C/D lesions in patients with claudication. Published data in these patients have demonstrated success in terms of procedural success, quality of life metrics, and intermediate to long-term primary patency rates...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471153/navigating-complex-femoro-popliteal-and-infra-popliteal-anatomy-in-endovascular-interventions-a-review
#4
Amit Bahia, Saba Lahsaei, Tariq Bhat, Lawrence Garcia
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a clinical manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Vascular physicians come across PAD of different complexity and among them complex total occlusions present a formidable challenge to endovascular operators. Newer tools and techniques, particularly in the retrograde approach, have made endovascular therapy applicable to increasingly complex disease. In this article, we review various interventional devices and techniques that are key to achieving success in complex anatomic subsets...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471152/endovascular-treatment-of-traumatic-thoracic-aortic-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Cornelis P van der Zee, Tryfon Vainas, Freek A van Brussel, Ignace F Tielliu, Clark J Zeebregts, Maarten J van der Laan
BACKGROUND: To provide an overview of the experience of endovascular treatment for traumatic thoracic aortic lesions (TTAL). Thoracic aortic injury secondary to high-energy chest trauma constitutes an emergency situation with potentially devastating outcome. In the present time, the majority of patients are treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The aim of this study was to provide a systematic overview of endovascular aortic repair in patients with TTAL with special attention to perioperative mortality, paraplegia, stroke, influence of left subclavian artery (LSA) coverage herein, and long term stent related complications...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471151/preliminary-experience-with-the-endurant-ii-short-form-stent-graft-system
#6
Nicola Troisi, Georgios Pitoulias, Stefano Michelagnoli, Giovanni Torsello, Arne Stachmann, Theodosios Bisdas, Yukun Li, Konstantinos P Donas
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to evaluate our preliminary experience with the use of the Endurant II short form (IIs) stent-graft in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). METHODS: Between November 2014 and November 2015, 79 patients were consecutively treated with the Endurant IIs stent-graft at 3 European vascular centers. Early (30-day) results in terms of technical success, limb occlusion, major morbidity, and mortality were analyzed. Estimated 1-year outcomes in terms of survival, freedom from type I endoleak, freedom from limb occlusion, and freedom from any device-related reinterventions were assessed with Kaplan- Meyer method...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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/28353328/the-frontline-in-the-battle-to-eliminate-major-amputation-from-the-landscape-of-treatment-for-cli
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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