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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511925/total-correction-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-at-early-age-a-study-of-183-cases
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Mohamed Alassal, Bedir M Ibrahim, Hany M Elrakhawy, Magdy Hassenien, Sameh Sayed, Magdy Elshazly, Nabil Elsadeck
BACKGROUND: Opinions regarding the optimal time for the repair of tetralogy of Fallot vary. A debate also exists about the timing of repair for the asymptomatic infant. METHODS: This study included 183 patients with tetralogy of Fallot. All patients were subjected to clinical examination with measurement of oxygen saturation, 12-lead ECG, plain chest x-ray, and complete laboratory investigation. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterisation were indicated if there was an inability to reach diagnosis by echocardiography, suspicion of coronary anomaly, evaluation of distal pulmonary arteries or suspicion of major aorto-pulmonary collaterals...
April 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499595/impact-of-calcium-on-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Judit Karacsonyi, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, William Lombardi, Michael R Wyman, Anthony Doing, Jeffrey W Moses, Ajay Kirtane, Manish Parikh, Ziad Ali, David Kandzari, Nicholas Lembo, Santiago Garcia, Barbara A Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Erica Resendes, Pratik Kalsaria, Bavana V Rangan, Imre Ungi, Craig A Thompson, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
We sought to examine the impact of calcific deposits on the outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The outcomes of 1,476 consecutive CTO PCIs performed in 1,453 patients (65.5 ± 10 years, 85% male) between 2012 and 2016 at 11 US centers were evaluated. Moderate or severe quantity of calcium was present in 58% of target lesions. Calcified lesions were more tortuous and more likely to have proximal cap ambiguity and interventional collaterals. PCI of moderately/severely calcified CTOs more often required use of the retrograde approach (54% vs 30%, p <0...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496514/anomalous-intercoronary-communication-with-unidirectional-flow-in-the-absence-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-a-case-report
#3
Arash Gholoobi, Mohammad Vojdanparast
Large intercoronary communications in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease constitute a very rare coronary artery anomaly in which there is a readily visible connection between the 2 coronary arteries with a unidirectional or bidirectional blood flow; consequently, this anomaly may be misinterpreted as a functioning collateral vessel, indicative of an unrecognized proximal coronary artery occlusion. In contrast to collateral vessels that are seen in the presence of critical coronary artery stenosis and total occlusions, these arterial communications are vessels that are single, extramural, straight, and large in diameter...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496021/feasibility-and-safety-of-transulnar-catheterization-in-ipsilateral-radial-artery-occlusion
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Shu-Kai Hsueh, Cheng-I Cheng, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Mostafa Mohammad Omran, Wen-Hao Liu, Wen-Jung Chung, Chien-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Chih-Yuan Fang, Chiung-Jen Wu
To investigate the postprocedural cardiovascular events and vascular outcomes, including hand ischemia and neurological compromise, after transulnar (TU) catheterization in ipsilateral radial artery occlusion.Previous randomized trials have shown that the transulnar (TU) approach for coronary angiogram and intervention has safety and outcomes similar to those of the transradial (TR) approach. However, the safety of the TU procedure when ipsilateral radial artery occlusion occurs is unknown.We retrospectively reviewed 87 TU cases with ipsilateral radial artery occlusion confirmed by a forearm angiogram...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492795/anterior-spinal-artery-syndrome-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-case-report
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Seyed Mohsen Mirhosseini, Soheil Meghdadi, Ali Sanjari Moghaddam
We present a patient with unstable angina candidate for coronary artery bypass grafting. Saphenous vein graft was used in obtuse marginal and left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending artery properly. After surgery, the patient experienced flaccid paralysis of lower limb and impaired sensation of touch and warmth of knee and below. A computed tomography angiogram of lower limbs and thoracolumbar magnetic resonance imaging showed no abnormality. Based on the symptom, clinical diagnosis of anterior spinal artery syndrome was considered...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491158/an-unusual-cause-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-young-active-duty-soldier
#6
Rafik BenAbda, Anne Gunn, Eric Roberge, Ting-Wei Yang
Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is an abnormality in which the coronary artery has an anomalous connection with a venous structure such as the coronary sinus or atrium. CAF is usually congenital, but may be acquired. The prevalence in the general population is low with many asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. When symptomatic, CAF may present with dyspnea, decreasing functional capacity, and/or arrhythmia. We report a case of a young otherwise healthy active duty male with progressive symptoms of dizziness and exertional fatigue with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484274/monocytic-microrna-profile-associated-with-coronary-collateral-artery-function-in-chronic-total-occlusion-patients
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Nazanin Hakimzadeh, Joëlle Elias, Gilbert W M Wijntjens, Ruud Theunissen, Angela van Weert, Martijn W Smulders, Nynke van den Akker, Perry D Moerland, Hein J Verberne, Loes P Hoebers, Jose P S Henriques, Anja M van der Laan, Mustafa Ilhan, Mark Post, Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers, Jan J Piek
An expansive collateral artery network is correlated with improved survival in case of adverse cardiac episodes. We aimed to identify cellular microRNAs (miRNA; miR) important for collateral artery growth. Chronic total occlusion (CTO) patients (n = 26) were dichotomized using pressure-derived collateral flow index (CFIp) measurements; high collateral capacity (CFIp > 0.39; n = 14) and low collateral (CFIp < 0.39; n = 12) capacity. MiRNA profiling via next generation sequencing from various monocyte phenotypes (freshly isolated monocytes, monocytes cultured without stimulant, or stimulation with lipopolysaccharide, interleukin 4, transforming growth factor beta-1, or interferon gamma) revealed significantly different miRNA expression patterns between high versus low collateral capacity patients...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476438/controlled-antegrade-intimal-tracking-with-subintimal-balloon-inflation-as-a-novel-bailout-technique-for-chronic-total-occlusion-after-failed-intravascular-ultrasound-guided-parallel-wire-technique
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Yuta Imai, Junji Yajima, Fumitaka Hosaka
Failure to cross with a guidewire is the most common reason for failure of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In cases of CTO PCI with no interventional collaterals, an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided parallel wire technique is usually the last-resort procedure. Failure of this technique sometimes causes enlarged subintimal space, resulting in procedure failure. We present a successful second attempt at left anterior descending artery CTO PCI with no interventional collaterals...
April 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473112/impact-of-collateral-circulation-on-survival-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-a-concomitant-chronic-total-occlusion
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Joëlle Elias, Loes P C Hoebers, Ivo M van Dongen, Bimmer E P M Claessen, José P S Henriques
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare long-term clinical outcome in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with a concomitant chronic total occlusion (CTO) with well-developed versus poorly developed collaterals toward the CTO. BACKGROUND: In STEMI patients, presence of a CTO is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. CTOs are often (partially) perfused by collateral vessels. Therefore, when the infarct-related artery (IRA) is the main donor vessel for the collateral blood supply of the CTO, infarct size may increase significantly...
May 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473110/impact-of-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-on-recurrence-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-ischemic-secondary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-recipients-vacto-secondary-study-insights-from-coronary-angiogram-and-electrogram-analysis
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Luis Nombela-Franco, Mario Iannaccone, Ignasi Anguera, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Manuel Sanchez-Garcia, Daniel Bautista, Martin N Calvelo, Andrea Di Marco, Claudio Moretti, Roberto Pozzi, Marco Scaglione, Victoria Cañadas, María Sandin-Fuentes, Angel Arenal, Rodrigo Bagur, Nicasio Perez-Castellano, Cristina Fernandez-Perez, Fiorenzo Gaita, Carlos Macaya, Javier Escaned, Ignacio Fernández-Lozano
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the incidence and clinical effect of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). BACKGROUND: CTOs are common in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, which is the major cause of SCD. However, the impact of CTO in SCD survivors receiving an ICD is unknown. METHODS: A total of 425 patients who had survived an episode of ventricular arrhythmias and underwent ICD implantation for secondary prevention in 8 centers were included...
May 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470330/the-role-of-coronary-artery-collaterals-in-the-preservation-of-left-ventricular-function-a-study-to-address-a-long-standing-controversy
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N O Ajayi, E A Vanker, K S Satyapal
INTRODUCTION: The functional significance of coronary artery collateral (CAC) vasculature in humans has been debated for decades and this has been compounded by the lack of a standard, systematic, objective method of grading and documenting CAC flow in man. CACs serve as alternative conduits for blood in obstructive coronary artery disease. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of CACs on left ventricular function in the presence of total coronary arterial occlusion. METHODS: The study group included the coronary angiographic records of 97 patients (mean age: 59 ± 8 years)...
March 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436268/collateral-circulation-alters-downstream-hemodynamic-stress-caused-by-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis
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Xin Liu, David Dornbos, Yuehua Pu, Xinyi Leng, Ligang Song, Baixue Jia, Yuesong Pan, David Wang, Zhongrong Miao, Yilong Wang, Liping Liu, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVES: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) accurately predicts the degree of stenosis and is now widely used to identify clinically significant severe coronary artery lesions. In the current study, we utilized a similar indicator, fractional flow (FF), to determine the hemodynamic impact of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS) and to assess the correlation of FF with the severity of stenosis and collateral circulation. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic ICAS (70-99% stenosis) confirmed on digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were consecutively recruited...
April 23, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432003/the-effectiveness-of-super-selective-injection-with-anchor-balloon-technique-for-collateral-channel-assessment
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Hiroki Shibutani, Yuzo Akita, Yumie Matsui, Masahiro Yoshinaga, Masahiro Karakawa, Etsuo Tsuchikane
The careful assessment of collateral channels is important for a retrograde approach for a chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO). This case report describes a percutaneous coronary intervention for CTO of the distal right coronary artery with good collateral circulation. All visible collateral channels failed by the retrograde approach; however, the procedure was successful using the distal atrial circumflex (AC) channel. Although this distal channel was poorly visualized on standard coronary angiography, it was clearly contrasted retrogradely from the CTO exit using a super-selective injection through the proximal AC channel as the antegrade flow was obstructed by the anchor balloon...
April 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394873/effects-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-viable-myocardium-and-heart-function-of-diabetic-patients-with-chronic-total-occlusion
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Guowei Zhou, Wenyi Yang, Liang Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on coronary chronic total occlusion patients with (DM) or without (NDM) diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A total of 78 patients were divided into DM group and NDM group according to whether the patient has DM. The results of PCI were analyzed using quantitative coronary analysis. In addition, all the patients underwent Tc-MIBI (methoxyisobutylisonitrile) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and ultrasonic cardiogram in the first week and the sixth month after PCI to evaluate PCI results...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393978/-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-origin-from-the-pulmonary-artery-causing-angina-report-of-one-case
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Héctor Ugalde P, Sebastián Rozas A, María Ignacia Sanhueza F, María Cecilia Yubini L, Sebastián García B
Anomalies of the origin of coronary arteries are detected in 0.5-1.5% of all angiographies. Anomalous origin of the left main trunk is the most uncommon and its origin from pulmonary artery in adults is exceptional, usually because it is associated with a short survival. We report a 49-year-old female, presenting with a two months history of angina. The exercise electrocardiogram suggested ischemia. A coronary angiography was performed, showing the absence of the left main trunk in the left coronary sinus, a dilated right coronary artery, with no lesions and extensive collateral circulation to the anterior descending and circumflex arteries, with inverted flow and the left main trunk draining to the pulmonary artery...
January 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393589/endocan-levels-and-coronary-collateral-circulation-in-stable-angina-pectoris-a-pilot-study
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Murat Gok, Harun Kundi, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Canan Topcuoglu, Ender Ornek
We investigated the relationship between endocan (a marker of systemic inflammation) and the development of coronary collateral circulation (CCC) as evaluated by coronary angiography in patients with chronic stable angina pectoris. A total of 90 patients (32 poor CCC and 58 good CCC) were included in this study. Endocan levels were determined using a commercially available sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit with high sensitivity and specificity for detection of human endocan. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, low endocan levels were independently associated with good CCC ( P < ...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382269/hybrid-coronary-artery-revascularization-for-takayasu-arteritis-with-major-visceral-collateral-circulation-from-the-left-internal-thoracic-artery
#17
Hyung Tae Sim, Jeong-Won Kim, Jae Suk Yoo, Kwang Ree Cho
Coronary arterial involvement in Takayasu arteritis (TA) is not uncommon. Herein, we describe a case of TA with celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery occlusion combined with coronary artery disease. Bilateral huge internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) and the inferior mesenteric artery provided the major visceral collateral circulation. After percutaneous intervention to the right coronary artery, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for the left coronary territory was done using a right ITA graft and its large side branch because of its relatively minor contribution to the visceral collateral circulation...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373785/chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-recanalization-current-techniques-and-new-devices
#18
REVIEW
Jan-Erik Gülker, Lars Bansemir, Heinrich G Klues, Alexander Bufe
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of total chronic coronary occlusion (CTO) still remains a major challenge. The prevalence of a CTO has been reported to be up to 30% among patients with a clinical indication for coronary angiography. Progress has been made with further advanced interventional techniques and continuously sophisticated interventional tools. Nevertheless the number of interventions carried out to recanalize a CTO is less than 10% of all procedures. Benefits of a successful CTO recanalization include relief of angina pectoris and ischemia-related dyspnea, substantial improvement in left ventricular function and, avoidance of surgery treatment...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342253/ipsilateral-vs-contralateral-vs-no-collateral-antegrade-only-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-what-is-the-right-choice-for-your-practice
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EDITORIAL
Lorenzo Azzalini, Emmanouil S Brilakis
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March 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341287/outcomes-of-the-retrograde-approach-through-epicardial-versus-non-epicardial-collaterals-in-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Susanna Benincasa, Lorenzo Azzalini, Mauro Carlino, Barbara Bellini, Francesco Giannini, Xiaohui Zhao, Antonio Colombo
BACKGROUND: The retrograde approach through epicardial collaterals (EC) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a challenging procedure. Our study aim was to evaluate the outcomes of patients undergoing CTO PCI using a retrograde approach through epicardial versus non-epicardial collaterals (NEC). METHODS: We collected data from our single-center registry of consecutive patients undergoing retrograde CTO PCI, performed by an experienced operator through EC and NEC (septals and bypass grafts)...
March 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
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