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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
#1
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...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296640/the-syntax-score-for-chronic-total-occlusions-building-a-better-mousetrap
#2
EDITORIAL
Salman A Arain, H Vernon Anderson
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March 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296639/impact-of-chronic-total-occlusions-on-revascularization-scores-and-outcome-prediction
#3
Björn Redfors, Tullio Palmerini, Adriano Caixeta, Girma Minalu Ayele, Dominic P Francese, Roxana Mehran, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Ajay J Kirtane, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Gregg W Stone, Philippe Généreux
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the contribution of chronic total occlusion (CTO)-related SYNTAX score (SS) to the overall SS for patients with CTO and compare the traditional SS to a simplified variant. The SS algorithm assigns CTO lesions a greater weight (5× points) than non-CTO lesions (50% to <100% diameter stenosis; 2× points). METHODS: We calculated the SS and the simplified SS (2× points also to CTO lesions) for 4356 patients from the angiographic substudy of the Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage StrategY (ACUITY) trial...
March 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/28208118/validation-of-a-novel-monitoring-system-to-measure-contrast-volume-use-during-invasive-angiography
#5
Anand Prasad, Irma Scholler, Daniel Levin, Gus Banda, Christopher M Mullin, Steven R Bailey
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have demonstrated the relationship between contrast volume (CV) and the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI). Quantification of total CV is often estimated and therefore may be inaccurate. We describe validation of a novel contrast monitoring system (CMS) (Osprey Medical), which is designed to detect and display injection by injection and total CV use on a monitor system in real time. METHODS: Thirty patients undergoing a coronary or peripheral angiogram were included...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208117/percutaneous-transcatheter-therapies-for-the-management-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-complications
#6
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...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208116/factors-determining-left-main-coronary-artery-luminal-area
#7
Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Peter M Bittenbender, Haikady N Nagaraja, Omar Kahaly, Jennifer A Dickerson, Subha V Raman, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Charles A Bush
BACKGROUND: A certain minimal luminal cross-sectional area has been traditionally used in clinical practice as a cut-off value to determine severity of left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis. The severity of stenosis, however, depends on the baseline luminal area (ie, area prior to stenosis), which may vary among individuals. The present study was undertaken to define normal LMCA luminal area using current technology in vivo. METHODS: LMCA luminal area was determined using multislice computed tomography coronary angiography...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089999/impact-of-impaired-renal-function-in-patients-with-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-treated-with-orbital-atherectomy
#8
Michael S Lee, Evan Shlofmitz, Gentian Lluri, Richard A Shlofmitz
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the clinical outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who underwent orbital atherectomy for severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) prior to stent implantation. BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of lesions with severe CAC is associated with increased rates of adverse clinical events. Patients with CKD are at increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including vascular calcification, and have worse outcomes after PCI...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089998/first-clinical-experience-with-targeted-renal-nerve-demodulation-trend-1-using-a-neurotropic-agent-for-the-treatment-of-sympathetic-hypertension
#9
Nicholas Kipshidze, Horst Sievert, Michael H Wholey, Konstantin Kipiani, Vakhtang Kipiani, Tea Mukhuradze, Mark Wholey, Emily Stein, K T Venkateswara Rao
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a novel targeted neuromodulatory treatment for sympathetic hypertension involving a one-time local injection of neurotropic agents near renal nerves. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven patients suffering from uncontrolled hypertension per ESH-ESC guidelines were treated using a single dose of NW2013, a neurotropic Na+/K+ ATPase antagonist. A microneedle catheter was used to administer 1.2 mL of NW2013 (0.6 mL per artery) to the perivascular space surrounding renal arteries using percutaneous endovascular procedures under fluoroscopic guidance...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089997/the-impact-of-age-and-sex-on-in-hospital-outcomes-of-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#10
Aris Karatasakis, Rahel Iwnetu, Barbara A Danek, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, David E Kandzari, Nicholas J Lembo, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, William L Lombardi, R Michael Wyman, J Aaron Grantham, Anthony H Doing, Catalin Toma, James W Choi, Barry F Uretsky, Jeffrey W Moses, Ajay J Kirtane, Ziad A Ali, Manish Parikh, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Craig A Thompson, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the effect of age and sex on procedural outcomes and efficiency of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We examined the clinical and angiographic characteristics and outcomes of 1675 CTO-PCIs performed in 1644 patients between 2012 and 2016 at 15 United States centers. RESULTS: Mean age was 65.3 ± 10 years and 1408 (86%) were men. Overall technical and procedural success rates were 88% and 87%, respectively...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255109/unusual-repair-of-aortic-coarctation-transcatheter-intervention-implications
#11
Adam J Carlisle, Anand D Shah, David Appel, Brian E Kogon
A 56-year old male was evaluated for exertional dyspnea. He had previously undergone mechanical aortic valve replacement and aortic coarctation repair. Following uncomplicated coronary angiography using Judkins left and right catheters, aortography revealed that the loud murmur was related to an unusual, extra-anatomic surgical repair: transverse aorta to descending aorta bypass. Recognition of an extra-anatomic surgical bypass of coarctation is important, as this repair would leave a continuous murmur on exam...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255108/fractured-wire-in-the-left-internal-mammary-artery-a-novel-retrieval-technique
#12
Michael D Dyal, Abdulla A Damluji, Pablo Rengifo-Moreno, Eduardo J de Marchena
Although fractured coronary wires are a rare occurrence, failure to retrieve them successfully puts patients at undue risk. We offer a technique that can be used when traditional retrieval with a Microsnare system is unsuccessful.
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255107/a-new-strategy-for-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-cerebral-embolic-protection-in-patient-with-left-auricular-thrombosis-and-total-contraindication-to-long-term-anticoagulation
#13
Salvatore Saccà, Jayme Ferro, Tomoyuki Umemoto, Riccardo Turri, Carlo Penzo, Andrea Pacchioni
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, occurring in 1%-2% of the general population. An important aspect is the treatment of AF in terms of stroke prevention. In patients with absolute contraindication to long-term anticoagulation due to high bleeding risk, a valuable alternative exists in left atrial appendage (LAA) closure. Unfortunately, thrombus in the LAA is a contraindication to the procedure because of high risk of embolization. We describe a clinical case with permanent AF, absolute contraindication to long-term anticoagulation therapy, and persistent thrombus formation in the LAA that was treated with transcatheter LAA closure and supraaortic trunk protection system in order to avoid risk of periprocedural stroke...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255106/percutaneous-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-repair-with-the-mitraclip-device-using-an-edge-to-edge-bicuspidization-technique
#14
Sameer Gafoor, O Madalina Petrescu, Eric J Lehr, Charles Puls, Ming Zhang, John L Petersen, John V Olsen, Irina Penev, Mayank Agrawal, Rahul Sharma, Glenn Barnhart
Patients who present with both severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitation who are symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy and at prohibitive risk for surgery pose a significant therapeutic challenge. The MitraClip device (Abbott Vascular) is approved for percutaneous mitral valve repair in high-risk and non-operative patients, and has also been used for tricuspid valve repair. Imaging support for percutaneous edge-to-edge tricuspid valve repair has not been reported and is a vital part of the procedure. Here, we present a periprocedural imaging strategy for percutaneous tricuspid valve repair with the MitraClip device using a bicuspidization technique...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255105/the-society-of-thoracic-surgery-risk-score-as-a-predictor-of-30-day-mortality-in-transcatheter-vs-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-a-single-center-experience-and-its-implications-for-the-development-of-a-tavr-risk-prediction-model
#15
Prakash Balan, Yelin Zhao, Sarah Johnson, Salman Arain, Abhijeet Dhoble, Anthony Estrera, Richard Smalling, Tom C Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) risk score serves as an important determinant of eligibility for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The STS score's validity for predicting TAVR mortality, however, is incompletely understood. This study compares the STS score's discriminatory power for TAVR mortality as compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) mortality. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of STS score and 30-day mortality for TAVR patients (n = 426) and SAVR patients (n = 297) at a single institution was performed...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255104/-single-operator-technique-for-advancing-the-orbital-atherectomy-device
#16
Michael S Lee, Heajung Nguyen, Daniel Philipson, Richard A Shlofmitz
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the feasibility and safety of the "single-operator" technique in which the operator autonomously advanced the orbital atherectomy (OA) device while maintaining wire position. BACKGROUND: Severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) increases the complexity of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and is associated with lower procedural success rates and higher rates of adverse outcomes, including death, myocardial infarction, target-vessel revascularization, and stent thrombosis...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255103/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions-improves-peak-oxygen-uptake-during-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
#17
Shuaib M Abdullah, Jeffrey L Hastings, Suwetha Amsavelu, Fransisco Garcia-Morales, Fury Hendrix, Aris Karatasakis, Barbara A Danek, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Michele Roesle, Houman Khalili, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVES: Although coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to improve symptoms, studies demonstrating symptom improvement have been mostly limited to questionnaire responses. The current study assessed for changes in peak oxygen uptake during cardiopulmonary exercise testing after CTO-PCI. METHODS: Patients with heart failure or angina symptoms referred for CTO-PCI were prospectively enrolled. The primary outcome of the study was improvement in peak oxygen uptake during cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) testing 5 months after CTO-PCI...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255102/randomized-angiographic-and-intravascular-ultrasound-comparison-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-vs-triple-antiplatelet-therapy-to-reduce-neointimal-tissue-proliferation-in-diabetic-patients
#18
Maria Fernanda Zuliani Mauro, J Armando Mangione, J Ribamar Costa, Ricardo Costa, Luiz Alberto Piva E Mattos, Rodolfo Staico, Fausto Feres, Dimytri Siqueira, Amanda Sousa, Alexandre Abizaid
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested a benefit of cilostazol in addition to standard dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), reducing in-stent late luminal loss and restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare-metal and drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. However, there is a paucity of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assessment of neointimal tissue hyperplasia (NIH) after triple-antiplatelet therapy (TAPT), especially in diabetic patients treated with DES. METHODS: This prospective, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in diabetic patients randomized (1:1) to receive either standard DAPT (aspirin and clopidogrel) vs TAPT with cilostazol for a minimum of 12 months after PCI with Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent (E-ZES)...
March 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145879/late-double-barrel-lumen-following-successful-cto-pci-using-the-crossboss-stingray-system
#19
James Roy, David Rees, David Ramsay, James Weaver
There remains limited randomized controlled trials on long-term clinical outcomes after chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention (CTO-PCI). New techniques involving dissection of the subintimal space and reentry into the true lumen increase success rates in CTO-PCI. However, their longer-term safety and efficacy remain unknown and poorly studied. We present a case of double-lumen formation seen at 1 year post CTO-PCI using subintimal dissection reentry with late restoration of major side branches...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145878/posterior-descending-coronary-artery-arising-from-a-septal-branch-of-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery
#20
Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Louai Razzouk, James N Slater
A 48-year-old man with hypertension presented with heart failure and reduced left ventricular systolic function. Coronary angiography revealed a non-dominant right coronary artery and a long anomalous branch of the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery that coursed inferiorly to give rise to the posterior descending artery. No epicardial coronary artery disease was visualized. The highly unusual anomalous branch was considered to be an incidental finding, with no pathological contribution to the clinical presentation...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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