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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339139/gender-based-outcomes-of-bivalirudin-versus-heparin-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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George S Mina, Tina Firouzbakht, Kalgi Modi, Paari Dominic
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to perform a gender-based meta-analysis of the outcome of bivalirudin versus heparin in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). BACKGROUND: Bivalirudin has been shown to decrease major bleeding when compared to heparin ± glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPI) in patients undergoing PCI. It is unclear, however, if those differences in outcomes are the same for men and women. METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared bivalirudin to heparin with or without GPI in patients undergoing PCI and reported outcome data that were stratified by gender...
March 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326675/utilization-and-outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-united-states-shortly-after-device-approval
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Michael N Young, Sammy Elmariah, Kevin F Kennedy, Ignacio Inglessis, Robert W Yeh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the national uptake of TAVR, associated in-hospital outcomes, and the effect of procedural experience on outcomes in the first two years following device approval. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a newly established therapy for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Evaluating the manner in which TAVR has disseminated into real-world practice is essential for understanding its impact on population health...
March 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319321/unrecognized-coronary-vasospasm-in-patients-referred-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-intracoronary-nitroglycerin-the-forgotten-stepchild-of-cardiovascular-guidelines
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Alec Vishnevsky, Howard M Julien, David L Fischman, Paul Walinsky, J David Ogilby, Nicholas J Ruggiero, Babu Jasti, Michael P Savage
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to demonstrate the importance of intracoronary nitroglycerin (IC NTG) administration during diagnostic coronary angiography and prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: PCI has been a mainstay treatment for patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease. While current guidelines emphasize the importance of periprocedural antithrombotic medications, they fail to mention the use of nitroglycerin prior to PCI...
March 20, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303692/combined-radial-tibial-access-strategy-and-radial-tibial-reverse-cart-in-a-patient-with-aortobifemoral-graft-and-complex-superficial-femoral-artery-occlusion
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Elias B Hanna, Davey L Prout
We present the case of a patient with a history of aortobifemoral grafting who presented with left lower extremity ischemic rest pain. Aortofemoral angiography was performed through a left radial access and showed a long, calcified total occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery (SFA) and a subtotal popliteal occlusion. The popliteal artery and SFA were crossed retrogradely through a 4-Fr anterior tibial access; the retrograde devices went subintimally and did not reenter at the common femoral level...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303688/patient-level-meta-analysis-of-999-claudicants-undergoing-primary-femoropopliteal-nitinol-stent-implantation
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Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Joshua A Beckman, Gary Ansel, Sean P Lyden, Peter Schneider, Manish Mehta, Michael Dake, Christopher M Mullin, Michael R Jaff
CONDENSED ABSTRACT: The factors that impact the clinical effectiveness of bare nitinol stents in claudicants with symptomatic femoropopliteal atherosclerosis are incompletely known. The authors analyzed variables that may influence stent durability and provide a benchmark for their effectiveness. Data analyzed from six studies (999 patients) included baseline noninvasive hemodynamic tests, angiographic characteristics, ultrasound defined stent patency and target lesion revascularization through 12-months...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303686/afterload-mismatch-after-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-with-mitraclip-for-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-in-acute-cardiogenic-shock
#6
Gilbert H L Tang, Martin Cohen, Tanya Dutta, Cenap Undemir
Acute afterload mismatch after surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) with transient left ventricular dysfunction is well known, but not described after transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip, except in functional MR and cardiomyopathy. MitraClip to manage acute severe MR and cardiogenic shock has also been rarely reported. We report here a 77-year-old female who presented with acute severe degenerative MR from a flail posterior leaflet, with cardiogenic shock requiring intra-aortic balloon pump support...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303685/impact-of-coronary-plaque-morphology-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-on-cardiac-troponin-elevation-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Tetsumin Lee, Tadashi Murai, Mitsuaki Isobe, Tsunekazu Kakuta
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to study the relationship between plaque morphology prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and post-PCI cardiac troponin (cTn) elevations in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). Furthermore, the relationship between these findings and the adverse cardiac events during follow-up was assessed. BACKGROUND: Association between post-PCI cTn elevations and OCT findings in NSTE-ACS patients is unclear...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303684/aortic-valvuloplasty-via-the-radial-artery-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Elizabeth M Rau, Mohammad El-Hajjar
The use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has increased with the development of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to medically optimize patients prior to procedure. It has been traditionally done by a retrograde approach via the femoral artery or an antegrade approach via the femoral vein. Large sheaths have been required with traditional balloons which require large vessel access. Use of a low profile compliant valvuloplasty balloon has been demonstrated to have adequate BAV results with smaller sheath sizes...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303683/factors-associated-with-deferred-lesion-failure-following-fractional-flow-reserve-assessment-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Mark W Kennedy, Enrico Fabris, Renicus S Hermanides, Emel Kaplan, Nanette Borren, Balazs Berta, Petra C Koopmans, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Harry Suryapranata, Elvin Kedhi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictors of deferred lesion failure (DLF) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and lesions with a fractional flow reserve (FFR) >0.80 and to examine whether a predictive relationship between negative FFR values (>0.80-1.00) and DLF exists. BACKGROUND: DM is associated with rapidly progressive atherosclerosis and predictors of DLF in FFR negative lesions in this high-risk group are unknown. METHODS: All DM patients who underwent FFR-assessment between 1/01/2010 and 31/12/2013 were included, and followed until 1/7/2015...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303672/late-breaking-trials-of-2016-in-structural-heart-disease-and-peripheral-artery-disease-commentary-covering-acc-europcr-scai-tct-viva-esc-and-aha
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Ehrin J Armstrong, Adnan K Chhatriwalla, Molly Szerlip, Rajesh V Swaminathan, Rajan A G Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303670/a-randomized-comparison-of-modified-subcutaneous-z-stitch-versus-manual-compression-to-achieve-hemostasis-after-large-caliber-femoral-venous-sheath-removal
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Radoslaw Pracon, Sripal Bangalore, Jan Henzel, Iwona Cendrowska-Demkow, Barbara Pregowska-Chwala, Agnieszka Tarnowska, Zofia Dzielinska, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski, Marcin Demkow
OBJECTIVES: To compare subcutaneous "Z"-stitch versus manual compression in attaining hemostasis after large bore femoral venous access, and to assess its impact on venous patency. BACKGROUND: Structural interventions increasingly require large caliber venous access, for which convenient, safe, and effective method of postprocedural hemostasis is needed. "Z"-stitch has been introduced for this purpose in some centers but systematic data on its performance is limited...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303667/exercise-induced-saphenous-vein-graft-spasm-prevented-by-stenting
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William G Boliek, Dean J Kereiakes, Atul Chugh
Recurrence of anginal symptoms following coronary artery bypass surgery is usually secondary to graft closure or progression of native vessel disease. The present case demonstrates severe exercise-induced saphenous vein graft (SVG) spasm associated with transmural ischemia refractory to maximal vasodilator therapy. Symptoms resolved and exercise electrocardiography normalized following stenting of SVG regions demonstrating spasm. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303664/large-ventricular-septal-defect-and-coexisting-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis-reversible-eisenmenger-syndrome-5-years-after-corrective-surgery
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Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Shyam S Kothari, S Ramakrishnan, Anita Saxena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
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Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303658/anchor-balloon-buddy-wire-and-wire-and-sheath-techniques-to-deploy-percutaneous-pulmonary-valves-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-patients
#15
Ruchit R Shah, Paul Poommipanit, Mark A Law, Zahid Amin
Advances in surgical techniques in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients have improved survival of these patients into adulthood. The procedure requires right ventricular outflow tract or trans-annular patch with resultant pulmonary stenosis and/or regurgitation. As such, adult patients seen with this condition may have increasing right ventricular hypertrophy and/or right ventricular dilation. Recently, the Sapien XT valve (Edwards Lifesciences, CA) was approved by the FDA for pulmonary implantation. In some cases, advancing the valve in right ventricular outflow tract is difficult...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303648/subadventitial-techniques-for-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-concept-of-vessel-architecture
#16
Lorenzo Azzalini, Mauro Carlino, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Minh Vo, Stéphane Rinfret, Barry F Uretsky, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Antonio Colombo
Despite improvements in guidewire technologies, the traditional antegrade wire escalation approach to chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalization is successful in only 60-80% of selected cases. In particular, long, calcified, and tortuous occlusions are less successfully approached with a true-to-true lumen approach. Frequently, the guidewire tracks into the subadventitial space, with no guarantee of distal re-entry into the true lumen. The ability to manage the subadventitial space has been a key step in the tremendous improvement in success rates of contemporary CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), whether operating antegradely or retrogradely...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303647/ratio-of-systolic-blood-pressure-to-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-at-the-time-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-predicts-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#17
Michael Sola, Kiran Venkatesh, Melissa Caughey, Robert Rayson, Xuming Dai, George A Stouffer, Michael Yeung
OBJECTIVE: To determine the ability of simple hemodynamic parameters obtained at the time of cardiac catheterization to predict in-hospital mortality following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic parameters measured at the time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) could potentially identify high-risk patients who would benefit from aggressive hemodynamic support in the Cardiac Catheterization laboratory. METHODS: This is a retrospective single-center study of 219 consecutive patients with STEMI...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303645/zero-contrast-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-calcified-lesions-facilitated-by-rotational-atherectomy
#18
Keyvan Karimi Galougahi, Gary S Mintz, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Ziad A Ali
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) is challenging due to frequent presence of complex calcified lesions and the very high risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). We report a strategy of "zero contrast" PCI, guided by intravascular imaging and physiology, performed in three patients with advanced CKD in whom severe calcification necessitated rotational atherectomy (RA) to facilitate and optimize PCI. This approach resulted in safe and successful PCI while preserving renal function...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303639/covered-stent-implantation-through-a-single-8-french-guide-catheter-for-the-management-of-a-distal-coronary-perforation
#19
Yader Sandoval, Angie S Lobo, Emmanouil S Brilakis
Distal coronary perforation can cause early or late tamponade and is usually treated with fat or coil embolization. An alternative treatment strategy is occlusion of the ostium of the perforated vessel via implantation of a covered stent in the main vessel, which is typically achieved using the ping-pong guide catheter technique. In this technique, a balloon is inflated over one guide catheter to stop pericardial bleeding and a covered stent is delivered through a second guide catheter due to inability to fit both a balloon and a covered stent through a single guide catheter...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303634/novel-integrated-3d-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-fluoroscopy-fusion-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-procedures
#20
A K Roy, J Horvilleur, B Cormier, M Cazalas, L Fernandez, M Patane, A Neylon, M Spaziano, F J Sawaya, T Arai, E Bouvier, T Hovasse, T Lefèvre, B Chevalier, P Garot
OBJECTIVES: This report demonstrates the application and feasibility of novel 3D-MDCT real-time fusion technology with fluoroscopy, for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion procedures. BACKGROUND: A successful LAA occlusion procedure relies on multiple imaging modalities, including TEE or 3D-MDCT, and fluoroscopy. Effectively integrating these imaging modalities may improve implantation safety and success. To our knowledge this technique has not been previously described for LAA occlusions...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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