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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811182/implementing-sustainable-data-collection-for-a-cardiac-outcomes-registry-in-an-australian-public-hospital
#1
Nicholas Cox, Angela Brennan, Diem Dinh, Rita Brien, Kath Cowie, Dion Stub, Christopher M Reid, Jeffrey Lefkovits
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcome registries are an increasingly vital component of ensuring quality and safety of patient care. However, Australian hospitals rarely have additional resources or the capacity to fund the additional staff time to complete the task of data collection and entry. At the same time, registry funding models do not support staff for the collection of data at the site but are directed towards the central registry tasks of data reporting, managing and quality monitoring...
March 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751844/anmco-sit-consensus-document-telemedicine-for-cardiovascular-emergency-networks
#2
Pasquale Caldarola, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Domenico Gabrielli, Marco Sicuro, Luisa De Gennaro, Massimo Giammaria, Niccolò Brenno Grieco, Daniele Grosseto, Roberto Mantovan, Marco Mazzanti, Alberto Menotti, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Silva Severi, Giancarmine Russo, Gian Franco Gensini
Telemedicine has deeply innovated the field of emergency cardiology, particularly the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. The ability to record an ECG in the early prehospital phase, thus avoiding any delay in diagnosing myocardial infarction with direct transfer to the cath-lab for primary angioplasty, has proven to significantly reduce treatment times and mortality. This consensus document aims to analyse the available evidence and organizational models based on a support by telemedicine, focusing on technical requirements, education, and legal aspects...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707441/the-importance-of-vision
#3
EDITORIAL
Timothy D Henry, Christopher R Henry
Based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of 8 studies, involving 2,559 subjects, both interventional cardiologists (3.21) and cardiac cath lab staff (2.76) had a significantly higher relative risk of posterior lens opacity than the control group. It is essential to provide "best practice" in radiation dose management and lead shielding in the cath lab with the standard "As Low As Reasonably Achievable"! There is a clear need for better data to quantitate the radiation risk and to design innovative strategies to decrease that risk...
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707381/radiation-associated-lens-changes-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-results-from-the-ic-cataract-cataracts-attributed-to-radiation-in-the-cath-lab-study
#4
Aris Karatasakis, Harilaos S Brilakis, Barbara A Danek, Judit Karacsonyi, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Phuong-Khanh J Nguyen-Trong, Aya J Alame, Michele K Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, Kenneth Rosenfield, Roxana Mehran, Ehtisham Mahmud, Charles E Chambers, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and the prevalence of lens changes in interventional cardiologists (ICs) and catheterization laboratory ("cath-lab") staff. BACKGROUND: Exposure to ionizing radiation is associated with the development of lens opacities. ICs and cath-lab staff can receive high doses of ionizing radiation without protection, and may thus be at risk for lens opacity formation. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at an interventional cardiology conference...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648808/are-characteristics-of-hospitals-associated-with-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest-insights-from-the-great-paris-registry
#5
Richard Chocron, Wulfran Bougouin, Frankie Beganton, Philippe Juvin, Thomas Loeb, Frédéric Adnet, Eric Lecarpentier, Lionel Lamhaut, Daniel Jost, Eloi Marijon, Alain Cariou, Xavier Jouven, Florence Dumas
PURPOSE: As post-cardiac arrest care may influence patients' outcome, characteristics of receiving hospitals should be integrated in the evaluation of survival. We aimed at assessing the influence of care level center on patients' survival at hospital discharge using a regional registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients (OHCA). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed a Utstein and in-hospital data prospectively collected for all non-traumatic OHCA patients, in whom a successful return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) had been obtained, from a large metropolitan area (Great Paris)...
September 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630564/cathrob-a-highly-compact-and-versatile-remote-catheter-navigation-system
#6
Laura Cercenelli, Barbara Bortolani, Emanuela Marcelli
Several remote catheter navigation systems have been developed and are now commercially available. However, these systems typically require specialized catheters or equipment, as well as time-consuming operations for the system set-up. In this paper, we present CathROB, a highly compact and versatile robotic system for remote navigation of standard tip-steerable electrophysiology (EP) catheters. Key features of CathROB include an extremely compact design that minimizes encumbrance and time for system set-up in a standard cath lab, a force-sensing mechanism, an intuitive command interface, and functions for automatic catheter navigation and repositioning...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544618/a-method-for-maintaining-vascular-access-when-impella-exchange-is-required
#7
B Scott Cook, Cleve Wilson, Brooke Kaiser, Raj Baljepally
A 45-year old male with no prior cardiac history, presented with cardiogenic shock in the setting of an anterolateral ST elevation myocardial infarction. We first placed a 2.5 Impella for hemodynamic support, and proceeded with emergent percutaneous coronary intervention to the proximal LAD. Several hours following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the patient became acutely hypotensive and an echocardiogram revealed the Impella catheter was kinked within the left ventricle. The patient was taken back to the cath lab for Impella adjustment; however, damage to the distal catheter required the Impella be exchanged...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541592/cath-lab-costs-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-angioplasty-detailed-analysis-of-consecutive-procedures
#8
Beata Dziki, Izabela Miechowicz, Piotr Iwachów, Michał Kuzemczak, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka, Artur Baszko, Tomasz Siminiak
BACKGROUND: Costs of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have important impact on health care expenditures. Despite the present stress upon the cost-effectiveness issues in medicine, few comprehensive data exist on costs and resource use in different clinical settings. AIM: To assess catheterization laboratory costs related to use of drugs and single-use devices in patients undergoing PCI due to coronary artery disease. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1500 consecutive PCIs (radial approach, n=1103; femoral approach, n=397) performed due to myocardial infarction type STEMI (n=345) and NSTEMI (n=426) as well as unstable (UA; n=489) and (SA; n=241) angina was undertaken...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511441/catheter-assisted-balloon-supported-retrieval-of-a-broken-semi-compliant-balloon-from-a-coronary-artery
#9
Brajesh Kumar Kunwar, Pranay Jain, Mahesh Ghogare
Incidents of broken balloon in a coronary vasculature during percutaneous coronary angioplasty are very rare. Such events in cath-lab may create panic and can be life threatening for patients. Hence, immediate retrieval of broken balloon becomes vital. Here, we report an unusual complication of broken balloon in the mid portion of the left anterior descending coronary artery, which had a calcified and totally occluded in-stent restenotic lesion. The broken balloon was retrieved successfully with no eventual complication using a simple catheter-assisted balloon-supported retrieval technique...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502318/look-out-a-trap-in-the-cardiac-cath-lab
#10
Martin Geyer, Thomas Münzel, Frank P Schmidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488413/preventing-and-treating-coronary-perforations-lessons-from-disaster-management
#11
EDITORIAL
Yader Sandoval, Emmanouil S Brilakis
Coronary artery perforations (CAP) are rare in patients undergoing routine PCI with recent contemporary databases reporting an incidence ∼0.3%. Older age, cardiomyopathy or left ventricular dysfunction, mechanical circulatory support prior to PCI, and CTO lesions have the strongest association with CAP. Prevention, early detection, preparedness and familiarity with the equipment used to treat perforations (such as efficient use of covered stents, and fat or coil embolization) and regrouping to examine and educate about these experiences are key for improving our response to cath lab disasters...
May 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382405/-emergency-management-in-the-heart-catheter-laboratory-when-intensive-care-physicians-meet-cardiologists
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REVIEW
G Michels, C Adler, H Reuter, R Pfister
The establishment of primary percutaneous interventions for the treatment of myocardial infarction, increasingly complex coronary and noncoronary interventions in severely ill patients, and the increasing rise in the number of catheter examinations in elderly and morbid patients due to demographics frequently necessitates involvement of intensive care physicians for primary care of unstable patients and management of complications within the cath lab. In the context of complication and risk management, therefore, all cardiac catheter labs should develop a checklist in collaboration with the respective emergency/intensive care team...
April 5, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374678/incidence-and-outcome-of-switching-of-oral-platelet-p2y12-receptor-inhibitors-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-scope-registry
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Leonardo De Luca, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Giuseppe Musumeci, Francesco Saia, Guido Parodi, Ferdinando Varbella, Alfredo Marchese, Stefano De Servi, Sergio Berti, Leonardo Bolognese
AIMS: In patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), switching of oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors may frequently occur. We aimed to assess the current incidence of switching of oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors and its safety in consecutive ACS patients undergoing PCI over a three-month period. METHODS AND RESULTS: The SCOPE registry was a multicentre, observational, prospective study. A total of 1,363 consecutive patients were enrolled in 39 PCI centres across Italy...
July 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268814/a-machine-learning-framework-for-auto-classification-of-imaging-system-exams-in-hospital-setting-for-utilization-optimization
#14
Meru A Patil, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Jacob John
In clinical environment, Interventional X-Ray (IXR) system is used on various anatomies and for various types of the procedures. It is important to classify correctly each exam of IXR system into respective procedures and/or assign to correct anatomy. This classification enhances productivity of the system in terms of better scheduling of the Cath lab, also provides means to perform device usage/revenue forecast of the system by hospital management and focus on targeted treatment planning for a disease/anatomy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227009/a-machine-learning-framework-for-auto-classification-of-imaging-system-exams-in-hospital-setting-for-utilization-optimization
#15
Meru A Patil, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Jacob John, Meru A Patil, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Jacob John, Meru A Patil, Jacob John, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy
In clinical environment, Interventional X-Ray (IXR) system is used on various anatomies and for various types of the procedures. It is important to classify correctly each exam of IXR system into respective procedures and/or assign to correct anatomy. This classification enhances productivity of the system in terms of better scheduling of the Cath lab, also provides means to perform device usage/revenue forecast of the system by hospital management and focus on targeted treatment planning for a disease/anatomy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149318/efficacy-and-safety-of-tornus-catheter-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-hard-or-balloon-uncrossable-chronic-total-occlusion
#16
Mohsen Mohandes, Sergio Rojas, Jordi Guarinos, Francisco Fernández, Xavier Oliva, Marianela Noueched, Alfredo Bardaji
BACKGROUND: Balloon advancement and dilation through chronic total occlusion segment could be challenging in some cases after successful wire crossing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of Tornus catheter (Asahi Intecc; Aichi, Japan) in percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion in hard or balloon-uncrossable chronic total occlusion. METHODS: The present study is a retrospective and descriptive analysis of 14 hard or balloon-uncrossable chronic total occlusions treated percutaneously in our catheterization laboratory (cath lab)...
July 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109043/angiographic-assessment-of-aortic-regurgitation-by-video-densitometry-in-the-setting-of-tavi-echocardiographic-and-clinical-correlates
#17
Mohammad Abdelghani, Hiroki Tateishi, Yosuke Miyazaki, Rafael Cavalcante, Osama I I Soliman, Jan G Tijssen, Robbert J de Winter, Jan Baan, Yoshinobu Onuma, Carlos M Campos, Rogério S Leite, José A Mangione, Alexandre Abizaid, Pedro A Lemos, Fabio S de Brito, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate a new angiographic method for aortic regurgitation (AR) severity assessment in the setting of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: AR after TAVI is common but challenging to quantitate, especially in the cath-lab. METHODS: In 228 patients, AR was quantitated before and after TAVI by echocardiography and by video-densitometric analysis of aortograms. Contrast time-density curves for the aortic root (the reference region) and the left ventricular outflow tract, LVOT were generated...
January 21, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970242/tct-849-radiation-associated-lens-changes-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-the-ic-cataract-cataracts-attributed-to-radiation-in-the-cath-lab-initiative
#18
Aris Karatasakis, Harilaos Brilakis, Barbara Anna Danek, Phuong-Khanh Nguyen-Trong, Judit Karacsonyi, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Aya Alame, Bavana Rangan, Michele Roesle, Charles Chambers, Kenneth Rosenfield, Roxana Mehran, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil Brilakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970240/tct-848-prevalence-of-eye-abnormalities-in-cardiac-cath-lab-results-from-the-healthy-cath-lab-study
#19
Emanuela Piccaluga, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Clara Carpeggiani, Sergio Sacca', Eugenio Picano, Sergio Berti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932765/-influencial-factors-for-in-hospital-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#20
Chenyang Chen, Yiyuan Huang, Shenghua Zhou, Zhenfei Fang
To analyze the clinical outcomes of emergency percutaneous intervention in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during hospital, and to find the relevant risk factors for the prognosis and cardiac events. 
 Methods: We retrospective analyzed the patient with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, who was successfully performed emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Cardiac Cath Lab of the Second Xiangya Hospital from January 2010 to December 2014. According to situation for cardiovascular events, patients were divided into 2 groups...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
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