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James Sapontis, Steven P Marso, David J Cohen, William Lombardi, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Jeffrey Moses, William J Nicholson, Ashish Pershad, R Michael Wyman, Anthony Spaedy, Stephen Cook, Parag Doshi, Robert Federici, Craig R Thompson, Karen Nugent, Kensey Gosch, John A Spertus, J Aaron Grantham
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic total occlusions of a coronary artery represent a complex, yet common, clinical conundrum among patients with ischemic heart disease. Chronic total occlusion angioplasty is increasingly being used as a treatment for these complex lesions. There is a compelling need to better quantify the safety, efficacy, benefits, and costs of the procedure. METHODS: To address these gaps in knowledge, we designed the Outcomes, Patient Health Status, and Efficiency IN Chronic Total Occlusion Hybrid Procedures (OPEN CTO) study, an investigator-initiated multicenter, single-arm registry including 12 centers with a planned enrollment of 1000 patients...
October 13, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
Haider Javed Warraich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Circulation
Stanislav Pekarskiy, Andrei Baev, Viktor Mordovin, Galina Semke, Tatiana Ripp, Alla Falkovskaya, Ekaterina Sitkova, Valeria Lichikaki, Irina Zubanova, Maria Kuzmichkina, Sergei Popov
OBJECTIVE: A failure of endovascular renal denervation (RDN) as a series of point treatments equally distributed within main trunk of renal artery (Symplicity and other methods) was easily predictable. It may only be effective if all renal nerves closely follow the course of renal artery (RA) from aorta to the kidney. However, surgical studies demonstrated that proximally most renal nerves go at a distance from RA and join mainly its distal part. To evaluate whether denervation treatment in distal part of RA is more effective than conventional RDN...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Giuseppe Tarantini, Francesco Saia, Piera Capranzano, Bernardo Cortese, Marco Mojoli, Giacomo Boccuzzi, Andrea Cuculo, Salvatore Geraci, Alessio Mattesini, Jacopo Oreglia, Francesco Summaria, Luca Testa, Sergio Berti, Giovanni Esposito, Alessio La Manna, Ugo Limbruno, Alfredo Marchese, Ciro Mauro, Fabio Tarantino, Alessandro Salvi, Gennaro Santoro, Ferdinando Varbella, Roberto Violini, Giuseppe Musumeci
Drug-eluting stents (DES) are the current gold standard for percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease. However, DES are associated with a non-negligible risk of long-term adverse events related to persistence of foreign material in the coronary artery wall. In addition, DES implantation causes permanent caging of the native vessel, thus impairing normal vasomotricity and the possibility of using non-invasive coronary imaging or preforming subsequent bypass surgery. On the contrary, coronary bioresorbable stents (BRS) may provide temporary mechanical support to coronary wall without compromising the subsequent recovery of normal vascular physiology, and have the potential to prevent late adverse events related to permanent elements...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Giovanni Teruzzi, Giuseppe Calligaris, Paolo Ravagnani, Daniela Trabattoni, Luca Grancini, Giovanni Monizzi, Alessandro Lualdi, Antonio L Bartorelli
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) accounts approximately for 0.2% of cases of acute coronary syndrome. It is defined "spontaneous" in absence of any coronary wall damage. This disease affects primarily young women in good health, with no risk factors for coronary artery disease, especially during the postpartum period. Since the clinical presentation varies widely from no symptoms to typical angina and sudden cardiac death, SCAD incidence is underestimated.A 40-year-old woman, in the 8th week after delivery, was admitted to our emergency department because of acute chest pain, and a diagnosis of inferior and posterior non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction was made...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Carl L Backer, Jeffrey G Gossett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Stanislav Pekarskiy, Andrei Baev, Viktor Mordovin, Galina Semke, Tatiana Ripp, Alla Falkovskaya, Ekaterina Sitkova, Valeria Lichikaki, Irina Zubanova, Maria Kuzmichkina, Sergei Popov
OBJECTIVE: A failure of endovascular renal denervation (RDN) as a series of point treatments equally distributed within main trunk of renal artery (Symplicity and other methods) was easily predictable. It may only be effective if all renal nerves closely follow the course of renal artery (RA) from aorta to the kidney. However, surgical studies demonstrated that proximally most renal nerves go at a distance from RA and join mainly its distal part. To evaluate whether denervation treatment in distal part of RA is more effective than conventional RDN...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Roselene Matte, Thamires de Souza Hilário, Rejane Reich, Graziella Badin Aliti, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva
OBJECTIVE: to compare the incidence of vascular complications in patients undergoing transfemoral cardiac catheterization with a 6F introducer sheath followed by 3-hour versus 5-hour rest. METHODS: randomized clinical trial. Subjects in the intervention group (IG) ambulated 3 hours after sheath removal, versus 5 hours in the control group (CG). All patients remained in the catheterization laboratory for 5 hours and were assessed hourly, and were contacted 24, 48, and 72 h after hospital discharge...
2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Antonio Izzo, Renato Rosiello, Giuseppe Lucchini, Luca Tomasi, Paola Mantovani, Corrado Lettieri, Nicola Baccaglioni, Michele Romano, Francesca Buffoli, Beatrice Izzo, Roberto Zanini
AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess whether in S-T Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) a relationship between early administration of abciximab and Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow before and after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in 960 consecutive patients exists. METHODS: From 1 February 2001 onward, in the Province of Mantua it has been operating a 'Cardiology Network for the Acute Infarction Care' having its Hub in the Central Coronary ICU/Cath Lab of Mantua Hospital and being its Spokes centers represented by the emergency rooms and Central Coronary ICUs of the four territorial hospitals...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Gustavo Jiménez-Brítez, Xavier Freixa, Eduardo Flores, Diego Penela, Marco Hernandez-Enríquez, Rodolfo San Antonio, Gala Caixal, John Garcia, Mercé Roqué, Victoria Martín, Salvatore Brugaletta, Mónica Masotti, Manel Sabaté
BACKGROUND: Mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) is associated with an increased risk of both thrombotic and bleeding events. Although little is known about the use of Glycoprotein IIb-IIIa inhibitors (GPi) in this setting, the early action and the intravenous administration of these agents in patients who cannot swallow might potentially translate into clinical benefits in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). AIMS: To assess the incidence of bleeding/thrombotic events in patients with ACS under MTH after an Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) who received GPi or not...
September 2016: Resuscitation
Tanveer Singh Kundra, Parminder Kaur
Dexmedetomidine is a selective alpha2 agonist, which is widely used for conscious sedation in ICU patients. It is being increasingly used to provide conscious sedation in out-of-theatre procedures like CT scan, MRI, endoscopies and catheterization (cath) procedures. There is limited data till date regarding the effect of dexmedetomidine on coronary vessel diameter. The aim of this prospective observational study was to observe the effect of dexmedetomidine on normal coronary vessel diameter. Fifty patients who had come for elective coronary angiography in the cath lab were enrolled in the study...
July 21, 2016: Pharmacology
Marco Mojoli, Giuseppe Musumeci, Sergio Berti, Ugo Limbruno, Alfredo Marchese, Ciro Mauro, Fabio Tarantino, Massimo Fineschi, Corrado Lettieri, Alberto Menozzi, Luigi My, Tiziana Attisano, Carlo Cernetti, Luca Favero, Massimo Napodano, Giampaolo Pasquetto, Andrea Pavei, Alessio La Manna, Guido Parodi, Andrea Santarelli, Daniela Trabattoni, Ferdinando Varbella, Nicola Signore, Nicola Soriani, Dario Gregori, Stefano Figliozzi, Giuseppe Tarantini
BACKGROUND: Significant developments have occurred in the field of percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease over the last decade. The introduction of several innovations has expanded significantly the spectrum of therapeutic applications of structural interventional cardiology. However, the translation of the most recent scientific evidence into clinical practice and the adoption of new technologies may be susceptible to large variability, even within the same geographic area...
June 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Joseph P Drozda, Curtis Dudley, Paul Helmering, James Roach, Lisa Hutchison
Mercy, a 4 state health system, conducted an FDA-sponsored demonstration whereby prototype unique device identifiers (UDIs) of coronary stents were implemented in its electronic information systems for safety surveillance and research. To accomplish this, a multi-disciplinary team implemented a point of use barcode scanning inventory management system in all 5 Mercy cardiac catheterization laboratories. The system's potential for improving inventory management and tracking Cath Lab supplies was felt to be sufficiently compelling for system deployment outside of the context of the demonstration...
June 2016: Healthcare
Mustafa A Tatlisu, Adnan Kaya, Muhammed Keskin, Osman Uzman, Edibe B Borklu, Goksel Cinier, Mert I Hayiroglu, Mehmet Eren
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the coronary thrombus burden with all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated with 'in-cath lab' (downstream) high-dose bolus tirofiban. METHODS: This study included 2452 patients with STEMI treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention. All glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitor (GPI) (tirofiban) infusions were started in the catheterization laboratory according to the coronary thrombus burden; tirofiban was not administered to patients who did not have coronary thrombus burden...
November 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
Prabha Nini Gupta, G K Praveen, Sajan Z Ahmed, B Krishna Kumar, Sajith V S
Most case reports or series describe knots in the venous system such as knots of Swan-Ganz catheters, pacing wires or thermodilution catheters. Knots during radial angiography are relatively rare. Here we describe a simple method of unravelling a radial knot via the femoral route, together with a review of the literature on knots in the catherisation laboratory and the techniques to deal with them.
2013: Heart Asia
Jose Zamorano, Alexandra Gonçalves, Patrizio Lancellotti, Kai A Andersen, Ariana González-Gómez, Mark Monaghan, Eric Brochet, Nina Wunderlich, Sameer Gafoor, Linda D Gillam, Giovanni La Canna
Transcatheter therapies for the treatment of valve heart diseases have expanded dramatically over the last years. The new developments and improvements in devices and techniques, along with the increasing expertise of operators, have turned the catheter-based approaches for valvular disease into an established treatment option. Various imaging techniques are used during these procedures, but echocardiography plays an essential role during patient selection, intra-procedural monitoring, and post-procedure follow-up...
August 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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 analyze the available evidence and organizational models based on a support by telemedicine, focusing on technical requirements, education and legal aspects...
June 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Jim O' Doherty
Yttrium-90 radioembolization ((90)Y-RE) is a well-established therapy for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and also of metastatic liver deposits from other malignancies. Nuclear Medicine and Cath Lab diagnostic imaging takes a pivotal role in the success of the treatment, and in order to fully exploit the efficacy of the technique and provide reliable quantitative dosimetry that are related to clinical endpoints in the era of personalized medicine, technical challenges in imaging need to be overcome...
2015: Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy
Preethi William, Prashant Rao, Uday B Kanakadandi, Alejandro Asencio, Karl B Kern
Cardiac arrest, though not common during coronary angiography, is increasingly occurring in the catheterization laboratory because of the expanding complexity of percutaneous interventions (PCI) and the patient population being treated. Manual chest compression in the cath lab is not easily performed, often interrupted, and can result in the provider experiencing excessive radiation exposure. Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides unique advantages over manual performance of chest compression for treating cardiac arrest in the cardiac cath lab...
May 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Chieh-Shou Su, Kuan-Ju Chen, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Ya-Ling Yang, Tsun-Jui Liu, Wei-Chun Chang, Kuo-Yang Wang, Wen-Lieng Lee
BACKGROUND: The atheroprotective role of high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) particles as measured by HDL-C level in coronary arterial disease (CAD) remains unsettled. The aim of our study was to ascertain whether HDL-C was associated with the development and severity of coronary artery disease in Chinese patients who underwent coronary angiogram with low background Low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) levels, which has not been previously investigated. METHODS: Between March 1995 and May 2000, 566 consecutive patients (408 males, 66...
November 2015: Acta Cardiol Sin
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