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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606891/reduced-periprocedural-mortality-and-bleeding-rates-of-radial-approach-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-propensity-score-analysis-of-data-from-the-orpki-polish-national-registry
#1
Zbigniew Siudak, Tomasz Tokarek, Artur Dziewierz, Tomasz Wysocki, Agata Wiktorowicz, Jacek Legutko, Krzysztof Żmudka, Dariusz Dudek
AIMS: We sought to evaluate bleeding complications and periprocedural outcomes of radial approach (RA) as compared to femoral approach (FA) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in "real-world" patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: The study group consisted of 22,812 consecutive patients with STEMI treated with PCI and stent implantation between January 2014 and June 2015 in 151 tertiary invasive cardiology centers in Poland (the ORPKI Polish National Registry)...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606890/how-to-plan-an-overlap-free-projection-on-cta-or-fluoroscopy-to-facilitate-quantitative-analysis
#2
Justin Teng, Vincent Nijenhuis, Martin Swaans, Gerald Yong, Carl Schultz
AIMS: Assessment of para-valvular aortic regurgitation remains challenging. Quantitative video-densitometry is an effective technique however overlap of the aorta and left ventricle (LV) limits feasibility. We aimed to develop and validate a method to determine an 'Overlap Free Projection' (OFP). METHODS AND RESULTS: 65 computed tomography scans of patients referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation were analysed using 3D reconstruction to evaluate the OFP...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606889/parallel-suture-technique-with-proglide-a-novel-method-for-management-of-vascular-access-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
#3
Ilka Ott, Anupama Shivaraju, Nina R Schäffer, Antonio H Frangieh, Jonathan Michel, Oliver Husser, Christian Hengstenberg, Patrick Mayr, Roisin Colleran, Constanza Pellegrini, Salvatore Cassese, Massimilliano Fusaro, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Albert M Kasel
AIMS: Aim of this study was to evaluate vascular complications using the "parallel suture technique" in patients receiving Edwards SAPIEN XT (SXT) or SAPIEN S3 (S3) transcatheter heart valve (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred consecutive patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis treated with TF-TAVI were included in this study where the "parallel suture technique" was applied for vascular access site closure. This was achieved by placing the sutures medial and lateral to the puncture site...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606888/neointima-and-neoatherosclerotic-characteristics-in-bare-metal-and-first-and-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-admitted-with-cardiovascular-events-attributed-to-stent-failure-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
#4
Rodrigue Stettler, Jouke Dijkstra, Lorenz Räber, Ryo Torii, Yao-Jun Zhang, Antonis Karanasos, Shengnan Liu, Tom Crake, Steve Hamshere, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Muhiddin Ozkor, Stephan Windecker, Patrick W Serruys, Evelyn Regar, Anthony Mathur, Christos V Bourantas
AIMS: To assess neoatherosclerotic plaque morphology in bare metal (BMS) and 1st and 2nd generation drug eluting stents (DES) in patients presenting with an event attributed to stent failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty five patients (11 implanted with BMS, 13 with a 1st generation and 11 with a 2nd generation DES) admitted with an event due to stent failure who had neoatherosclerotic lesions on optical coherence tomography were included in the analysis. The lumen and stent borders were detected and the lipid and calcific tissue were identified in the neointima and their burden was estimated...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606887/comparison-of-the-prognostic-value-of-non-ischemic-fractional-flow-reserve-using-intracoronary-versus-intravenous-adenosine
#5
Naga Venkata Pothineni, Mohan M Edupuganti, Ahmed Almomani, Jason Payne, Sameer Raina, Shailesh Fnu, Amjad Abualsuod, Joseph Wong, Barry F Uretsky, Abdul Hakeem
AIMS: Intracoronary adenosine (ICA) yields similar fractional flow reserve (FFR) results as the "gold standard" of intravenous adenosine (IVA). Whether they have similar prognostic significance is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: 576 patients with 787 lesions in whom PCI was deferred based on FFR >0.75 were studied. Primary outcome was the first major adverse cardiovascular event [MACE defined as death, myocardial infarction (MI), or target vessel revascularization (TVR)] and secondary outcome was a composite of MI and target vessel failure (TVF)...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606886/early-anticoagulation-drug-regimens-after-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-closure-safety-and-efficacy
#6
Martin W Bergmann, Timothy R Betts, Horst Sievert, Boris Schmidt, Evgeny Pokushalov, Stephan Kische, Thomas Schmitz, Felix Meincke, Kenneth M Stein, Lucas V Boersma, Hüseyin Ince
AIMS: While LAA closure has recently been incorporated in both European and US guidelines for stroke prevention, uncertainties regarding post-procedural drug therapy so far limit its adoption. METHODS AND RESULTS: 1005 patients were implanted with a WATCHMAN device in the prospective EWOLUTION study at 47 centers. 73.5% of the patients were deemed contraindicated for long-term OAC therapy. Here we report on 3-months data including the first follow-up TOE exam for 94% of the study population...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606885/going-the-extra-mile-percutanous-transseptal-valve-in-valve-implantation-and-leak-closure
#7
Joana Maria Ribeiro, Maria do Carmo Cachulo, Rogério Teixeira, Lino Gonçalves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606884/transcatheter-mitral-annuloplasty-to-treat-residual-mitral-regurgitation-after-mitraclip-implantation
#8
Karina Brüstle, Maurizio Taramasso, Shingo Kuwata, Francesco Maisano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606883/physiological-assessment-of-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#9
Bhavik N Modi, Tim P van de Hoef, Jan J Piek, Divaka Perera
The left main coronary artery (LMCA) is responsible for supplying the majority of the left ventricular myocardium. Visual estimation of stenosis severity on angiography has major limitations and methods to assess functional significance, such as Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), have been shown to yield better outcomes but major trials examining the use of such physiological indices have excluded LMCA disease to date. Furthermore, LMCA disease commonly co-exists with downstream disease, which complicates interpretation of coronary physiological data...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606882/the-effect-of-coronary-bifurcation-and-blood-flow-modelling-in-prediction-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-development-a-serial-computed-tomographic-coronary-angiographic-study
#10
Antonis Sakellarios, Christos V Bourantas, Stella-Lida Papadopoulou, Pieter H Kitslaar, Chrysafios Girasis, Gregg W Stone, Johan H C Reiber, Lampros K Michalis, Patrick W Serruys, Pim J de Feyter, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
AIMS: Examine the effect of the daughter branches to the haemodynamics and the potential prediction of atherosclerotic plaque development as well as the best flow division model for accurate blood flow modelling. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, we analysed computed tomographic coronary angiography retrospective data portraying 17 coronary artery bifurcations in 15 patients recruited in the PROSPECT MSCT study. The baseline and three year follow-up imaging data were used to reconstruct coronary artery anatomy and in the baseline models blood flow simulations was performed using three flow division approaches: stress-free, Murray's law and Doriot's law...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590249/difference-in-hemodynamic-microenvironment-in-vessels-scaffolded-with-absorb-bvs-and-mirage-brms-insights-from-a-pre-clinical-endothelial-shear-stress-study
#11
Erhan Tenekecioglu, Ryo Torii, Christos Bourantas, Yohei Sotomi, Rafael Cavalcante, Yaping Zeng, Carlos Collet, Tom Crake, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: In silico studies have provided robust evidence that stent design affects local hemodynamic forces, which appear as a major determinant of clinical outcomes following stent implantation. However, implications of different stent/scaffold configurations on local hemodynamic forces have not yet been investigated in vivo in a comparative fashion. METHOD AND RESULTS: Eight healthy mini pigs were implanted with six Absorb everolimus-eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (Absorb BVS) and five Mirage sirolimus-eluting Bioresorbable Microfiber Scaffolds (Mirage BRMS)...
June 6, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590248/volume-outcome-relationship-with-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-insights-from-the-compulsory-german-quality-assurance-registry-on-aortic-valve-replacement-aqua
#12
Kurt Bestehorn, Holger Eggebrecht, Eckart Fleck, Maike Bestehorn, Rajendra H Mehta, Karl-Heinz Kuck
AIMS: Previous studies showed lower rates of in-hospital complications and mortality for patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) in high-volume compared with lower-volume hospitals. Smaller studies have suggested similar inverse relationship for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed all patients with non-emergent transfemoral (TF) TAVI procedures performed in 2014 in 87 German hospitals. We used the German Aortic Valve Score 2...
June 6, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555594/carag-bioresorbable-septal-occluder-cbso-histopathology-of-experimental-implants
#13
Matthias Sigler, Björn Söderberg, Boris Schmitt, Andreas Mellmann, Jérôme Bernhard
AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate local biological responses of the partially bioresorbable nonmetal frame Carag Bioresorbable Septal Occluder system in an experimental setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: A Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) study was performed with implantation of the device into the interatrial septum of 24 German landrace pigs with follow- up periods of 3, 5, 8 and 15 months (6 animals in each group). One non-implant related death occurred 1 month after implantation...
May 30, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555593/3d-printed-models-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-fistulae-anatomical-assessment-and-interventional-planning
#14
María de Las Nieves Velasco Forte, Nick Byrne, Israel Valverde Perez, Aaron Bell, Gorka Gómez-Ciriza, Thomas Krasemann, Horst Sievert, John Simpson, Kuberan Pushparajah, Reza Razavi, Shakeel Qureshi, Tarique Hussain
AIMS: Coronary artery fistulae represent one of the most challenging anatomical defects to define accurately. We investigated the additional benefit conferred by volume-rendering of tomographic images and 3D-printing for diagnosis and interventional planning. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four cases of coronary fistulae were considered for transcatheter closure. Multidetector computed tomography (3 cases) or Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (1 case) images were acquired and segmented using Mimics software...
May 30, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555592/repositionable-percutaneous-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-lotus-valve-30-day-and-1-year-outcomes-in-250-high-risk-surgical-patients
#15
Ian T Meredith, Nicolas Dumonteil, Daniel J Blackman, Didier Tchétché, Darren L Walters, David Hildick-Smith, Ganesh Manoharan, Jan Harnek, Stephen G Worthley, Gilles Rioufol, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Modine, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Ted Feldman, Dominic J Allocco, Keith D Dawkins
AIMS: The REPRISE IIE trial evaluated outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation of the fully repositionable and retrievable Lotus Valve with a unique seal designed to minimize paravalvular leak (PVL). METHODS AND RESULTS: This prospective, multicentre study enrolled 250 patients with severe aortic stenosis considered high-risk for surgery by a multidisciplinary Heart Team. An independent Clinical Events Committee adjudicated events per Valve Academic Research Consortium criteria...
May 30, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512069/optical-coherence-tomography-findings-insights-from-the-randomised-multicentre-trial-investigating-angiographic-outcomes-of-hybrid-sirolimus-eluting-stents-with-biodegradable-polymer-compared-with-everolimus-eluting-stents-with-durable-polymer-in-chronic-total
#16
Koen Teeuwen, Eva M Spoormans, Johan Bennett, Christophe Dubois, Walter Desmet, Giovanni J Ughi, Ann Belmans, Johannes C Kelder, Jan G P Tijssen, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Maarten J Suttorp, Tom Adriaenssens
AIMS: The PRISON IV trial investigated the next-generation sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) with ultra-thin struts and biodegradable polymer against the second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) with thin struts and durable polymer in patients with successfully recanalised chronic total occlusions (CTO). In this study, we examined the secondary optical coherence tomography endpoints. METHODS AND RESULTS: The main PRISON IV trial randomised 330 patients to either SES or EES...
May 18, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512068/potentially-increased-incidence-of-scaffold-thrombosis-in-patients-treated-with-absorb-bvs-who-terminated-dapt-before-18-months
#17
Cordula M Felix, Georgios J Vlachojannis, Alexander J J IJsselmuiden, Jiang M Fam, Peter C Smits, Wouter J Lansink, Roberto Diletti, Felix Zijlstra, Evelyn S Regar, Eric Boersma, Yoshinobu Onuma, Robert J M van Geuns
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) termination on late and very late scaffold thrombosis (ScT) in patients treated with the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from the registries of three centres were pooled (808 patients). To investigate the effect of DAPT termination on ScT after a minimum of six months, we selected a subgroup ("DAPT study cohort" with 685 patients) with known DAPT status >6 months and excluded the use of oral anticoagulants and early ScT...
May 18, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506940/cool-ami-eu-pilot-trial-a-multicentre-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial-to-assess-cooling-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-percutaneous-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
Marko Noc, David Erlinge, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Srdjan Kafedzic, Béla Merkely, Endre Zima, Misa Fister, Milovan Petrović, Milenko Čanković, Gábor Veress, Peep Laanmets, Teele Pern, Vladan Vukcevic, Vladimir Dedovic, Beata Średniawa, Andrzej Świątkowski, Thomas R Keeble, John R Davies, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Göran Olivecrona, Jan Zbigniew Peruga, Michal Ciszewski, Ivan Horvath, Istvan Edes, Gergely Gyorgy Nagy, Daniel Aradi, Michael Holzer
AIMS: We aimed to investigate the rapid induction of therapeutic hypothermia using the ZOLL Proteus Intravascular Temperature Management System in patients with anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) without cardiac arrest. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 50 patients were randomised; 22 patients (88%; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 69-97%) in the hypothermia group and 23 patients (92%; 95% CI: 74-99) in the control group completed cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at four to six days and 30-day follow-up...
May 17, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506942/insights-into-the-need-for-permanent-pacemaker-following-implantation-of-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-valve-for-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-250-patients-results-from-the-reprise-ii-trial-with-extended-cohort
#19
Nicolas Dumonteil, Ian T Meredith, Daniel J Blackman, Didier Tchétché, David Hildick-Smith, Mark S Spence, Darren L Walters, Jan Harnek, Stephen G Worthley, Gilles Rioufol, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Modine, Nicolas Van Mieghem, Vicki M Houle, Dominic J Allocco, Keith D Dawkins
AIMS: This analysis evaluated the incidence and predictors of the need for permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation following implantation of the repositionable and fully retrievable Lotus Aortic Valve Replacement System. METHODS & RESULTS: The prospective, single arm, multicentre REPRISE II study with extended cohort enrolled 250 symptomatic, high surgical risk patients with severe aortic stenosis for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a 23mm or 27mm Lotus Valve...
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506941/left-distal-transradial-access-in-the-anatomical-snuffbox-for-coronary-angiography-ldtra-and-interventions-ldtri
#20
Ferdinand Kiemeneij
AIMS: To demonstrate the feasibility of distal left transradial approach for patients in whom left radial access is preferred over right radial access for coronary angiography and interventions. This procedure is more convenient for the operator. For the right- handed patient, left radial access is more convenient because of the free use of the right hand after the procedure. In addition, this technique reduces the chance for radial artery occlusion at the site of the distal forearm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Coronary access via the left distal radial artery at the anatomical snuffbox allows comfortable positioning of the dorsal side of the patient's left hand near the right groin...
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
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