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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420804/contemporary-trends-and-outcomes-associated-with-the-preprocedural-use-of-oral-p2y12-inhibitors-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium-bmc2
#1
Devraj Sukul, Milan Seth, Simon R Dixon, Akshay Khandelwal, Thomas A LaLonde, Hitinder S Gurm
OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe trends in the use of preprocedural P2Y12 inhibitors and their clinical impact in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Oral P2Y12 inhibitors are ubiquitously used medications; however, the specific timing of initial P2Y12 inhibitor administration remains intensely debated. METHODS: Our study population comprised 74,053 consecutive patients undergoing PCI at 47 hospitals in Michigan from January 2013 through June 2015...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420803/comparison-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-and-the-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease
#2
Aya J Alame, Aris Karatasakis, Judit Karacsonyi, Barbara A Danek, Paul Sorajja, Mario Gössl, Santiago Garcia, Hani Jneid, Nikolaos Kakouros, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Erica Resendes, Pratik Kalsaria, Michele Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have developed guidelines to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions. This study compares the ACC/AHA and ESC guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease (VHD). METHODS: The current ACC/AHA and ESC guidelines for VHD, last updated in 2014 and 2012, respectively, were compared by class of recommendation (COR), level of evidence (LOE), and content...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420802/clinical-decision-making-for-the-hemodynamic-gray-zone-ffr-0-75-0-80-and-long-term-outcomes
#3
Shiv Kumar Agarwal, Srikanth Kasula, Mohan M Edupuganti, Sameer Raina, Fnu Shailesh, Ahmed Almomani, Jason J Payne, Naga V Pothineni, Barry F Uretsky, Abdul Hakeem
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) value between 0.75 and 0.80 is considered the "gray zone" and outcomes data relative to treatment strategy (revascularization vs medical therapy alone [deferral]) are limited for this group. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 238 patients (64.3 ± 8.6 years; 97% male; 45% diabetic) with gray-zone FFR were followed for the primary endpoint of major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), defined as a composite of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and target-vessel revascularization...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296638/complete-versus-incomplete-angiography-prior-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#4
Kevin Stiver, Xu Gao, Satya Shreenivas, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Ernie Mazzaferri, Nader Makki, Scott M Lilly
OBJECTIVES: Shorter reperfusion times in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are associated with improved survival. Prehospital strategies have been developed to minimize door-to-balloon (DTB) time, but few strategies within the catheterization laboratory itself have been evaluated. Incomplete angiography (IA) prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is undertaken in clinical practice as a means to further reduce DTB time. We sought to determine whether or not those with STEMI who underwent IA prior to PCI had different preprocedural characteristics or post-PCI outcomes...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441646/spontaneous-regression-of-possible-transcatheter-aortic-valve-thrombosis-without-additional-anticoagulant-two-year-follow-up
#5
Ryo Yanagisawa, Kentaro Hayashida, Masahiro Jinzaki, Keiichi Fukuda
An 84-year-old man with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis received transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Dual-antiplatelet therapy was continued for 6 months post TAVI, and aspirin alone was used thereafter. Four-dimensional multidetector computed tomography revealed a new hypoattenuated leaflet thickening (HALT) with reduced leaflet motion at 1 year, considered to indicate leaflet thrombosis. At the 2-year follow-up, leaflet mobility had improved, with spontaneous regression of HALT. This is the first report of confirmed spontaneous regression of possible transcatheter heart valve thrombosis and recovery of leaflet mobility without the need for additional anticoagulant...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441645/saphenous-vein-graft-aneurysm-10-years-after-paclitaxel-eluting-stent-implantation
#6
Akihito Tanaka, Richard J Jabbour, Francesco Giannini, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo
A patient underwent paclitaxel-eluting implantation for a saphenous vein graft stenosis. A follow-up angiogram at 8 months demonstrated no restenosis, with multifocal peristent contrast staining. After 10 years, a saphenous vein graft aneurysm was revealed within the stented segment. This late complication should be kept in mind when evaluating patients who have received prior drug-eluting stents.
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441644/management-of-guidewire-entrapment-with-laser-atherectomy
#7
Judit Karacsonyi, Jose R Martinez-Parachini, Barbara A Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Imre Ungi, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
A 62-year-old man was referred for percutaneous coronary intervention of a severe circumflex lesion. The guidewire became entangled in the previously implanted left anterior descending artery stent. The left main was engaged with a second guide catheter, followed by balloon dilations, various microcatheters, and laser atherectomy. The wire eventually fractured without protruding into the aorta. The circumflex lesion was stented with two stents, followed by left main stenting that covered the fragment. Caution should be used when wiring through stents; wire fracture can be treated with stent implantation, as long as the wire fragment does not protrude into the aorta...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441643/ventricular-rupture-following-myocardial-infarction
#8
Christian Fielder Camm, Stefan Neubauer, David P Taggart, Oliver J Rider
A 70-year-old man presented with prolonged cardiac chest pain and was awaiting coronary artery bypass surgery following angiography showing extensive multivessel disease. Following further chest pain, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed extensive, contained, ventricular rupture, which was managed aggressively with combined bypass surgery and rupture repair.
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441642/first-in-man-percutaneous-transaxillary-artery-placement-and-removal-of-the-impella-5-0-mechanical-circulatory-support-device
#9
Kenta Nakamura, Sandeep Krishnan, Claudius Mahr, James M McCabe
We report on the fully percutaneous insertion and removal of the Impella 5.0 microaxial flow device via the axillary artery in a patient with cardiogenic shock and peripheral artery disease. Due to inadequate iliofemoral vasculature and desire for mobility, the axillary artery was felt to be the most appropriate access approach for temporary mechanical circulatory support. The procedure was well tolerated and the patient was supported for 17 days, at which time the device was safely removed in a fully percutaneous manner at the time of permanent left ventricular assist device placement...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441641/low-volume-contrast-ct-angiography-via-pulmonary-artery-injection-for-measurement-of-aortic-annulus-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#10
Vien T Truong, Joseph Choo, Luke McCoy, Adam Mussman, Stephanie Ambach, Dean Kereiakes, Ian Sarembock, Wojciech Mazur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility and image quality of low-dose contrast computed tomography (CT) angiography with pulmonary artery (PA) protocol. BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has evolved as an alternative method for surgical valve replacement in intermediate-risk and high-risk surgical patients. CT is essential for measurement of aortic annulus prior to TAVR. METHODS: Twenty patients underwent a low-dose contrast study with PA protocol and 20 patients underwent a traditional-dose study (traditional protocol)...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441640/lack-of-association-between-limb-hemodynamics-and-response-to-infrapopliteal-endovascular-therapy-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
#11
J A Mustapha, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, George Adams, Michael R Jaff, Robert Beasley, Theresa McGoff, Sara Finton, Larry E Miller, Mohammad Ansari, Fadi Saab
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive limb hemodynamics may aid in diagnosis of critical limb ischemia (CLI), although the relationship with disease severity and response to endovascular therapy is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: This prospective, single-center study enrolled 100 CLI patients (Rutherford class 4-6) who underwent infrapopliteal endovascular revascularization (175 lesions) in the Peripheral RegIstry of Endovascular Clinical OutcoMEs (PRIME) registry. Hemodynamic measures included ankle-brachial index (ABI), toe-brachial index (TBI), and toe pressure (TP)...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441639/antecubital-fossa-venous-access-for-right-heart-catheterization
#12
Omar Waheed, Abhinav Sharma, Maninder Singh, Edo Kaluski
With the advance of radial access and ulnar access there has been an increased interest in performing right heart catheterization (RHC) and right-heart based procedures via antecubital venous access. Our purpose is to describe the venous anatomy of the upper extremities, technique, equipment, and cost for employing this approach. Reported also is the international experience based on publications assessing procedural success, complications, fluoroscopy time and radiation dose, access-site compression time, and time to ambulation...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296641/root-cause-analysis-of-deaths-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarctions-treated-with-primary-pci-what-can-we-do-better
#13
Fredy El Sakr, Mohamad Kenaan, Daniel Menees, Milan Seth, Hitinder S Gurm
OBJECTIVE: Recent data demonstrate that mortality of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not changed despite dramatic reduction in door-to-balloon times. Identifying potential areas in care that can be further optimized to decrease mortality remains a priority. METHODS: We performed a root cause analysis of all patients who died following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during index hospitalization from 2008 to 2013 at the University of Michigan...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208117/percutaneous-transcatheter-therapies-for-the-management-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-complications
#14
Rohan J Kalathiya, Jonathan Grinstein, Nir Uriel, Atman P Shah
Heart failure is a growing epidemic in the United States and throughout the world. The utilization of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has greatly increased over the last decade. In addition, a limited supply of organ donors has led to a rise in the use, and duration, of LVADs for destination therapy. The increased use of LVAD therapy has led to the observation of mechanical complications such as device thrombosis, de novo aortic insufficiency, and outflow graft stenosis, all of which are associated with prolonged LVAD support...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368850/not-all-that-blurs-is-clot-an-unusual-but-not-infrequent-cause-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
#15
Etelberto Hernández Hernández, Víctor Alfonso Jiménez Díaz, José Antonio Baz Alonso, Saleta Fernández Barbeira, Jorge Alberto Vitela Rodríguez, Jorge Andrade Pacheco, Alberto Ortiz Sáez, Guillermo Bastos Fernández, Antonio Alejandro De Miguel Castro, Andrés Iñiguez Romo
A 73-year-old man was admitted for non-ST segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography suggested intrastent thrombosis as the etiology, but optical coherence tomography revealed a non-expanded stent, which was successfuly crushed and covered with a new stent.
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368849/first-in-man-percutaneous-laa-closure-with-an-amplatzer-amulet-and-triguard-embolic-protection-device-in-a-patient-with-laa-thrombus
#16
Francesca Del Furia, Marco B Ancona, Francesco Giannini, Richard J Jabbour, Damiano Regazzoli, Antonio Mangieri, Azeem Latib, Antonio Colombo, Matteo Montorfano
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is currently utilized for the prophylaxis of thromboembolic cerebrovascular accidents in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The presence of LAA thrombus is usually considered a contraindication for the procedure, since there is a high risk of thrombus embolization. While reports in the literature have shown the feasibility of LAA closure in the presence of LAA thrombus with certain cerebral embolic protection devices, we present the first-in-man LAA closure of a patient with LAA thrombus using the TriGuard Embolic Protection Device...
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368848/novel-crossing-system-for-the-recanalization-of-complex-chronic-total-occlusions-ex-vivo-proof-of-concept-of-the-soundbite-crossing-system
#17
Simon Bérubé, Andrew Benko, Marc-Antoine Despatis, Louis-Philippe Riel, Marianne Brodmann, Eric Therasse, Martin Brouillette, Jihad A Mustapha, Philippe Généreux
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions are frequent in patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease, and associated with a higher risk of adverse events, including mortality, decreased quality of life, and increased health-care costs. Percutaneous intervention of CTO lesions has been associated with a lower procedural success rate, and current dedicated CTO devices may be of limited use for the non-CTO expert, and associated with increased intraprocedural complication rates. The SoundBite Crossing System (SoundBite Medical Solutions, Inc) is a newly developed device using shockwaves (short-duration, high-amplitude pressure pulses) to facilitate penetration of the proximal cap and crossing of the occlusion...
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368847/recanalization-of-total-occlusion-of-the-superficial-femoral-artery-and-profunda-femoris-using-the-transcollateral-approach
#18
Nicolas W Shammas, Ghassan E Daher, Bassel Bou Dargham, Rayan Jo Rachwan, Jon Robken
Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are seen in 30%-40% of symptomatic superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. Despite advances in revascularization techniques, 10%-20% of these occlusions cannot be crossed. We report 1 case and review the literature on transcollateral retrograde crossing of the SFA from the profunda femoris. The procedural steps and devices (wires and crossing catheters) utilized by various operators are outlined. Based on an overview of current cases in the literature (19 cases, 21 CTOs), success rate was 95...
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368846/percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-with-the-mitraclip-in-primary-compared-with-secondary-mitral-valve-regurgitation-using-the-mitral-valve-academic-research-consortium-criteria
#19
Julia Seeger, Patrick Müller, Birgid Gonska, Dominik Scharnbeck, Sinisa Markovic, Daniel Walcher, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
AIMS: To compare early device success, procedural success, and 30-day safety endpoint according to the new Mitral Valve Academic Research Consortium criteria (MVARC) in severe primary and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 210 patients were enrolled; 105 patients with primary MR were compared with 105 patients with secondary MR. All patients were highly symptomatic (New York Heart Association III/IV 79.0% vs 87.6%). Decision for MitraClip therapy was done by the heart team...
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368845/atherectomy-in-peripheral-artery-disease-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Tariq M Bhat, Maxwell E Afari, Lawrence A Garcia
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a clinical manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The physiological force and shear stress from angioplasty and stenting have made PAD treatment challenging. Atherectomy devices have continued to emerge as a major therapy in the management of peripheral vascular disease. This article presents a review of the current literature for the atherectomy devices used in PAD.
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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