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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500478/effect-of-stenosis-eccentricity-on-the-functionality-of-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-a-numerical-study
#1
Catherine Pagiatakis, Jean-Claude Tardif, Philippe L L'Allier, Rosaire Mongrain
Interventional cardiologists still rely heavily on angiography for the evaluation of coronary lesion severity, despite its poor correlation with the presence of ischemia. In order to improve the accuracy of the current diagnostic procedures, an understanding of the relative influence of geometric characteristics on the induction of ischemia is required. This idea is especially important for coronary bifurcation lesions (CBLs), whose treatment is complex and is associated with high rates of peri- and post-procedural clinical events...
May 13, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496086/-surgical-treatment-of-left-main-trunk-coronary-artery-aneurysm-with-asymptomatic-myocardial-ischemia-report-of-a-case
#2
Satoshi Okugi, Hiroyuki Saito, Etsuji Umeda, Yoji Takiguchi
Coronary artery aneurysm is rare, and there is no established protocol for surgical indication. On preoperative examination of orthopedic surgery, a 76-year-old male was found with asymptomatic myocardial ischemia. Radiological examinations revealed triple vessel disease and a coronary artery aneurysm, 10 mm in size, at the bifurcation of the left main trunk. Combined with quintuple coronary artery bypass grafting, surgical repair of the aneurysm was peformed under cardiopulmonary bypass on beating heart. Epicardial echocardiography was used to detect the site and the blood flow on the aneurysm...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485275/influence-of-platform-design-of-six-different-drug-eluting-stents-in-provisional-coronary-bifurcation-stenting-by-repot-sequence-a-comparative-bench-analysis
#3
Francois Derimay, Geraud Souteyrand, Pascal Motreff, Gilles Rioufol, Gerard Finet
AIMS: The rePOT (proximal optimizing technique) sequence proved significantly more effective than final kissing balloon (FKB) with two drug-eluting stents (DES) in a bench test. We sought to experimentally validate efficacy in a large range of latest-generation DESs. METHODS AND RESULTS: On left main fractal coronary bifurcation bench models, 5 samples of each of the 6 main latest-generation DESs (Coroflex Isar™, Orsiro™, Promus Premier™, Resolute Integrity™, Ultimaster™, Xience Xpedition™) were implanted on rePOT (initial POT, side-branch inflation, final POT)...
May 9, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473705/comparison-of-the-left-main-coronary-bifurcating-angle-among-patients-with-normal-non-significantly-and-significantly-stenosed-left-coronary-arteries
#4
Yu-Hsiang Juan, Pei-Kwei Tsay, Wei-Chih Shen, Chih-Seng Yeh, Ming-Shien Wen, Yung-Liang Wan
We evaluated the correlation of the left main coronary bifurcating angle (LCBA) with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) and the feasibility of measuring the LBCA using the axial plane. Coronary Computed tomography angiographies (CTAs) of 313 patients between Nov. 2006 and Oct. 2013 were reviewed and separated into three groups. Group I (211 patients) had significant stenosis (≥50%) of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and/or left circumflex coronary artery (LCX)...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473107/current-interventions-for-the-left-main%C3%A2-bifurcation
#5
REVIEW
Tanveer Rab, Imad Sheiban, Yves Louvard, Fadi J Sawaya, Jun Jie Zhang, Shao Liang Chen
Contemporary clinical trials, registries, and meta-analyses, supported by recent results from the EXCEL (Everolimus-Eluting Stents or Bypass Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease) and NOBLE (Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Treatment of Unprotected Left Main Stenosis) trials, have established percutaneous coronary intervention of left main coronary stenosis as a safe alternative to coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with low and intermediate SYNTAX (Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery) scores...
May 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457603/healthy-and-diseased-coronary-bifurcation-geometries-influence-near-wall-and-intravascular-flow-a-computational-exploration-of-the-hemodynamic-risk
#6
Claudio Chiastra, Diego Gallo, Paola Tasso, Francesco Iannaccone, Francesco Migliavacca, Jolanda J Wentzel, Umberto Morbiducci
Local hemodynamics has been identified as one main determinant in the onset and progression of atherosclerotic lesions at coronary bifurcations. Starting from the observation that atherosensitive hemodynamic conditions in arterial bifurcation are majorly determined by the underlying anatomy, the aim of the present study is to investigate how peculiar coronary bifurcation anatomical features influence near-wall and intravascular flow patterns. Different bifurcation angles and cardiac curvatures were varied in population-based, idealized models of both stenosed and unstenosed bifurcations, representing the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with its diagonal branch...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412039/distal-left-main-trifurcation-disease-in-a-patient-with-porcelain-aorta
#7
Ulises Lopez-Peña, Francisco Garcia-Garcia, Rogelio Robledo-Nolasco, Ernesto Fernandez-Ceseña, Ricardo Borrego-Montoya, Neisser Morales
Coronary trifurcation lesions are a complex subset of lesions and are substantially more complex than bifurcations when treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) because of higher rates of acute periprocedural complications (dissection, myocardial infarction, acute vessel closure) and less effective long-term outcomes (stent thrombosis, restenosis) as compared to non-bifurcation lesions. We present the case of a 73-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who was found to have a distal left main trifurcation disease as well as porcelain aorta on work-up...
March 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388444/immature-platelet-fraction-and-the-extent-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-single-centre-study
#8
Monica Verdoia, Matteo Nardin, Roberta Rolla, Paolo Marino, Giorgio Bellomo, Harry Suryapranata, Giuseppe De Luca
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Immature platelet fraction (IPF) represents the quote of younger and larger sized circulating platelets, a potential marker of platelet reactivity and major cardiovascular events. We aimed to assess the relationship between IPF levels and the prevalence and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS: A cohort of consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography in a single centre were included...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353317/self-expanding-stentys-stent-in-daily-routine-use
#9
Michał Kidawa, Krzysztof Chiżyński, Michał Kacprzak, Anna Ledakowicz-Polak, Marzenna Zielińska
In the era of modern interventional cardiology implantation of balloon expandable stent is a finishing touch of almost every coronary angioplasty. However sometimes we face clinical situation when decision on stent diameter is complicated, especially in ectatic part of arteries, in situations when artery lumen is obscured with thrombus or when reference diameter of proximal and distal part of lesion vary greatly. That is why idea of self-apposing stent similar to one used in peripheral vascular interventions was adopted into cardiology...
March 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346530/quantification-of-left-coronary-bifurcation-angles-and-plaques-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-prediction-of-significant-coronary-stenosis-a-preliminary-study-with-dual-source-ct
#10
Yue Cui, Wenjuan Zeng, Jie Yu, Jing Lu, Yuannan Hu, Nan Diao, Bo Liang, Ping Han, Heshui Shi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of left coronary bifurcation angles and plaque characteristics for prediction of coronary stenosis by dual-source CT. METHODS: 106 patients suspected of coronary artery disease undergoing both coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and invasive coronary angiography (CAG) within three months were included. Left coronary bifurcation angles including the angles between the left anterior descending artery and left circumflex artery (LAD-LCx), left main coronary artery and left anterior descending artery (LM-LAD), left main coronary artery and left circumflex artery (LM-LCx) were measured on CT images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344214/the-outcomes-of-intravascular-ultrasound-guided-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-among-patients-with-complex-coronary-lesions-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-15-clinical-trials-and-8-084-patients
#11
Zhong Guo Fan, Xiao Fei Gao, Xiao Bo Li, Ming Xue Shao, Ya Li Gao, Shao Liang Chen, Nai Liang Tian
OBJECTIVE: The effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with complex coronary artery lesions remains to be controversial. This study sought to evaluate the outcomes of IVUS guidance in these patients. METHODS: The EMBASE, Medline, and other internet sources were searched for relevant articles. The primary endpoint was major adverse cardiac events (MACE), including all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), and target-vessel revascularization (TVR)...
March 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324943/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
#12
Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321023/hybrid-strategy-to-treat-life-threatening-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-with-severe-in-stent-restenosis
#13
Wei-Chieh Lee, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Chih-Yuan Fang
Coronary artery aneurysm following drug-eluting stent implantation is rare in the literature. The presentation combined a life-threatening condition with severe in-stent restenosis. How to treat this condition is a complex problem because a surgical approach for a proximal left circumflex lesion is difficult. A hybrid method that is a combination of coronary bypass surgery and coronary stenting for left main bifurcation in-stent restenosis and proximal coronary artery aneurysm is a feasible strategy.
April 6, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314672/fenestration-of-a-papyrus-pk-covered-stent-to-recover-the-occluded-left-main-bifurcation-after-sealing-a-left-main-perforation-during-a-cto-procedure
#14
Gerald S Werner, Waqar H Ahmed
Covered stents are indicated for coronary perforations, but they may seal off major side branches in that process. We report the successful sealing of an ostial left main perforation, induced by a guide catheter in the course of a retrograde approach to treat a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the right coronary artery (RCA) in a 76year old woman with prior CABG. The implanted Papyrus covered stent, however, overlapped the left main bifurcation and occluded the non-grafted circumflex artery (CX) resulting in acute ischemia...
March 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296050/a-heart-within-a-heart
#15
Edward T Carreras, Maya Barghash, Michael M Givertz, Deepak L Bhatt
A 44-year-old man with a history of end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy status-post orthotopic cardiac transplant 14 years ago presented for coronary angiography in preparation for re-operative tricuspid valve replacement. Coronary angiography revealed an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery, with a common coronary trunk arising from the right coronary cusp and bifurcating into right and left main coronary arteries. Interestingly, the right and left coronary arteries coursed to form the shape of a heart, hence, a heart within a heart! © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
March 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269012/cfd-analysis-of-strut-influence-on-blood-flow-in-stent-implanted-left-main-coronary-artery-bifurcation
#16
Yuya Yamada, Takahiro Tsukahara, Masahiro Motosuke, Yusuke Fujino
We numerically studied blood flows in a simulated branching pipe of coronary artery bifurcation, which is affected by stent implantation. We found that stent struts provide effects as guide vanes and blockages on the flow into circumflex branch. The former effect increases the flow rate and shear stress on the arteriosclerosis-prone site. The blockage effect may overwhelm the guide effect depending on a strut position against the inflow.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259665/identification-of-coronary-artery-side-branch-supplying-myocardial-mass-that-may-benefit-from-revascularization
#17
Hyung Yoon Kim, Joon-Hyung Doh, Hong-Seok Lim, Chang-Wook Nam, Eun-Seok Shin, Bon-Kwon Koo, Joo Myung Lee, Taek Kyu Park, Jeong Hoon Yang, Young Bin Song, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung Hyuk Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Sang-Hoon Lee, Sung Mok Kim, Yeonhyeon Choe, Jin-Ho Choi
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to identify whether a coronary side branch (SB) is supplying a myocardial mass that may benefit from revascularization. BACKGROUND: The amount of subtending myocardium and physiological stenosis is frequently different between the main vessel (MV) and SB. METHODS: In this multicenter registry, 482 patients who underwent coronary computed tomography angiography and fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement were enrolled...
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259663/bioresorbable-everolimus-eluting-vascular-scaffold-for-long-coronary-lesions-a-subanalysis-of-the-international-multicenter-ghost-eu%C3%A2-registry
#18
Salvatore Geraci, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Giuseppe Caramanno, Neil Ruparelia, Davide Capodanno, Tommaso Gori, Holger Nef, Julinda Mehilli, Maciej Lesiak, Christoph Naber, Carlo Di Mario, Piera Capranzano, Jens Wiebe, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Stelios Pyxaras, Alessio Mattesini, Thomas Münzel, Corrado Tamburino, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to investigate 1-year outcomes in patients treated with bioresorbable everolimus-eluting vascular scaffolds (BVS) for "long coronary lesions." BACKGROUND: The present substudy derived from the GHOST-EU registry included 1,722 lesions in 1,468 consecutive patients, enrolled between November 2011 and September 2014 at 11 European centers. METHODS: The lesions were divided into 3 groups according to continuous BVS length: 1) shorter than 30 mm; 2) between 30 and 60 mm; and 3) longer than 60 mm...
February 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227224/cfd-analysis-of-strut-influence-on-blood-flow-in-stent-implanted-left-main-coronary-artery-bifurcation
#19
Yuya Yamada, Takahiro Tsukahara, Masahiro Motosuke, Yusuke Fujino, Yuya Yamada, Takahiro Tsukahara, Masahiro Motosuke, Yusuke Fujino, Takahiro Tsukahara, Yuya Yamada, Yusuke Fujino, Masahiro Motosuke
We numerically studied blood flows in a simulated branching pipe of coronary artery bifurcation, which is affected by stent implantation. We found that stent struts provide effects as guide vanes and blockages on the flow into circumflex branch. The former effect increases the flow rate and shear stress on the arteriosclerosis-prone site. The blockage effect may overwhelm the guide effect depending on a strut position against the inflow.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226721/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
#20
Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Stuart Norris, Brett Cowan, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Kathleen Gilbert, Mark Webster, Alistair Young, Susann Beier, John Cater, John Ormiston
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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