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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714525/dedicated-bifurcation-stents-or-regular-drug-eluting-stents-in-distal-left-main-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
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Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Bartłomiej Rzeszowski, Krzysztof Bednarski, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Mainly atherosclerosis develops in distal left main (LM) within bifurcation or trifurcation. The aim of this study was to analyze the strategy of distal LM stenosis treatment and associated clinical outcomes in a large hospital in Northern Poland. METHODS: The study population consisted of consecutive patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and distal LM stenosis who were hospitalized between June 2012 and June 2013...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709701/optical-coherence-tomography-guidance-for-the-management-of-angiographically-intermediate-left-main-bifurcation-lesions-early-clinical-experience
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Ilaria Dato, Francesco Burzotta, Carlo Trani, Andrea Romano, Lazzaro Paraggio, Cristina Aurigemma, Italo Porto, Antonio Maria Leone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Crea
BACKGROUND: Left main (LM) atherosclerotic lesions affect clinical outcomes. Frequency domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) allows detailed characterization of non-ostial coronary atherosclerotic lesions. The clinical impact of FD-OCT assessment of LM bifurcation disease on the revascularization decision is unknown. METHODS: Patients who underwent FD-OCT assessment to guide management of angiographically intermediate distal LM stenosis were retrospectively selected...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707445/angiographic-and-clinical-outcome-after-crush-of-everolimus-eluting-stent-for-distal-unprotected-left-main-disease
#3
Angela Migliorini, Renato Valenti, Ruben Vergara, Maria Grazia De Gregorio, Eleonora Gabrielli, Elena De Vito, Maria Raffaella Aicale, Nazario Carrabba, David Antoniucci
Obiectives: Angiographic and clinical outcomes after crushing of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) for distal unprotected left main disease (ULMD). BACKGROUND: Few data exist about crushing of EES for distal ULMD. METHODS: From the Florence ULMD Percutaneous Coronary Interevention Registry consecutive patients with distal ULMD treated with EES were included in the analysis. Patients treated with provisional stenting were compared with patients treated with crush stenting...
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705057/applicability-and-procedural-success-rate-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-an-all-comer-cohort-of-383-consecutive-patients
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Christian Schlundt, Stephan Achenbach, Fabiola Felten, Jens Roether, Mohamed Marwan, Holger Nef, Josef Ludwig, Monique Tröbs
Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine applicability and procedural success of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an all-comer cohort. Background BVS use in bifurcations and severely calcified lesions is not recommended, and a relatively large crossing profile may cause limitations. It is has never been studied how widely BVS can be applied in all-comer cohorts. Methods In 383 consecutive patients (acute coronary syndrome: 124, stable coronary disease 259), a BVS (Absorb) was used as first-line device unless any of the following contraindications were present: bifurcation with side branch >2...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697693/pivotal-study-of-a-next-generation-balloon-expandable-stent-graft-for-treatment-of-iliac-occlusive-disease
#5
Jean Bismuth, Bruce H Gray, Andrew Holden, Christopher Metzger, Jean Panneton
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a next-generation balloon-expandable stent-graft for the treatment of arterial occlusive disease in patients with de novo or restenotic lesions in the common and/or external iliac arteries. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, single-arm safety and efficacy study ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02080871) of the VBX Stent Graft for treatment of de novo or restenotic lesions in the iliac arteries was conducted under an Investigational Device Exemption at 26 US sites and 1 New Zealand center...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687076/baccaurea-angulata-fruit-juice-reduces-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-diet-induced-hypercholesterolemic-rabbits
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Muhammad Ibrahim, Idris Adewale Ahmed, Maryam Abimbola Mikail, Afeez Adekunle Ishola, Samsul Draman, Muhammad Lokman Md Isa, Afzan Mat Yusof
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is the most common disease of large and medium-sized arteries linked to oxidative stress, dyslipidemia as well as chronic inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential health benefits of Baccaurea angulata (BA) fruit juice on the aorta of diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rabbits, to detect an accumulation of fatty streak and evaluate the percentage of atherosclerotic lesion accrued. METHODS: Thirty-five healthy male adults New Zealand White rabbits were assigned to seven different groups...
July 7, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683937/demonstration-of-the-safety-and-feasibility-of-robotically-assisted-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in%C3%A2-complex-coronary-lesions-results-of-the-cora-pci-study-complex-robotically-assisted%C3%A2-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Ehtisham Mahmud, Jesse Naghi, Lawrence Ang, Jonathan Harrison, Omid Behnamfar, Ali Pourdjabbar, Ryan Reeves, Mitul Patel
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility and technical success of robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (R-PCI) for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) in clinical practice, especially in complex lesions, and to determine the safety and clinical success of R-PCI compared with manual percutaneous coronary intervention (M-PCI). BACKGROUND: R-PCI is safe and feasible for simple coronary lesions. The utility of R-PCI for complex coronary lesions is unknown...
July 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682552/-effects-of-oral-interventions-on-carotid-artery-in-rats-with-chronic-periodontitis-for-the-detection-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-the-expression-of-c-reactive-protein
#8
Ren Xiuyun, Wang Chong, Liu Xin, Li Hao, Ma Qianhui, Lin Mu, Shi Xuexue, Gao Jinhua
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to establish a SD rat model of chronic periodontitis (CP) merged with hyperlipidemia (HL), perform periodontal treatment, detect the expression of partial C-reactive protein (CRP) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) in the rat carotid artery, and explore the relationship between periodontitis and atherosclerosis. METHODS: SD rats were randomly divided into three groups: control group (A), HL group (B), and CP+HL group (C). Group C rats were divided into natural process group (C1), scaling and root planning group (C2), and tooth extraction group (C3)...
April 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679600/sural-nerve-injury-in-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-mr-neurography-vs-clinicopathologic-tools
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Jennifer Kollmer, Felix Sahm, Ute Hegenbart, Jan C Purrucker, Christoph Kimmich, Stefan O Schönland, Ernst Hund, Sabine Heiland, John M Hayes, Arnt V Kristen, Christoph Röcken, Mirko Pham, Martin Bendszus, Markus Weiler
OBJECTIVE: To detect and quantify lesions of the small-caliber sural nerve (SN) in symptomatic and asymptomatic transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) by high-resolution magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) in correlation with electrophysiologic and histopathologic findings. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with TTR-FAP, 10 asymptomatic carriers of the mutated transthyretin gene (mutTTR), and 35 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were prospectively included in this cross-sectional case-control study...
July 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676079/-pseudo-aortoiliac-bifurcation-leading-to-significant-plaque-shifting-in-the-endovascular-treatment-of-an-aortoiliac-bifurcation-lesion-a-case-report
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Yoshito Kadoya, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Daisuke Naito, Kan Zen, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: Plaque shifting is a serious complication of endovascular treatment (EVT) for aortoiliac bifurcation lesions. It is challenging to predict the occurrence of unfavorable plaque shifting correctly. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of an 88-year-old Japanese woman who experienced constant pain at rest in her left leg. The ankle-brachial pressure index of her left leg was 0.57. Computed tomography (CT) angiography revealed severe stenosis of the left common iliac artery (CIA) and total occlusion of the left external iliac artery (EIA)...
July 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652614/wireless-mri-colonoscopy-for-sensitive-imaging-of-vascular-walls
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Xianchun Zeng, Liangliang Chen, Chuan Wang, Jian Wang, Chunqi Qian
A Wireless Amplified NMR Detector (WAND) with cylindrical symmetry has been fabricated and non-surgically inserted into a rodent lower digestive track to improve the imaging quality of deep-lying vessels inside the abdominal cavity. This symmetric detector has a compact design using two end-rings and two vertical legs to create two orthogonal resonance modes. Based on the principle of parametric amplification, the detector can harvest wireless pumping power with its end-rings and amplify Magnetic Resonance signals induced on its vertical legs...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649954/in-vitro-validation-of-coronary-ct-angiography-for-the-evaluation-of-complex-lesions
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Carlos Collet, Yoshinobu Onuma, Maik J Grundeken, Yosuke Miyazaki, Marcio Bittercourt, Pieter Kitslaar, Sadako Motoyama, Yukio Ozaki, Taku Asano, Jolanda J Wentzel, Geert J Streekstra, Patrick W Serruys, Robbert J de Winter, Nihls Planken
AIMS: To assess in vitro the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for the evaluation of complex coronary lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five Plexiglas phantoms with three bifurcations lesions each were designed to mimic the anatomic variations and fractal phenomenon of the coronary tree. In addition, luminal stenosis were scaled up with increases of 10%. A third generation dual-source computed tomography was used. Automated quantitative CTA analysis was performed...
June 27, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648656/endovascular-reconstruction-for-chronic-infrarenal-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease
#13
Russell J Pepe, Priya Patel, Lauren A Huntress, Naiem Nassiri
According to the 2007 TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) guidelines, surgery is the preferred treatment for extensive (TASC II type C and D) aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD). Recent studies, however, have shown that endovascular management can be an effective first-line treatment option for TASC II type C & D categories. While endovascular therapy is now commonly performed in patients with TASC II type D lesions, very few studies have investigated the feasibility and effectiveness of extending endovascular therapy to the most severe subcategory of TASC II D lesions, chronic infrarenal aortoiliac occlusion (CIAO)...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647635/new-vein-compression-entities-in-patients-with-unexplained-leg-swelling
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Alaina Garrie, Lauren E Jones, Julia F Chen, Robert W Feldtman, Kenneth R Kollmeyer, Jasmine L Richmond, Craig A Ferrara, Pablo V Uceda, Lelesse Mocio, Samuel S Ahn
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study identifies often overlooked anatomical sites for non-thrombotic venous outflow obstruction (NTVO) in patients with unexplained lower extremity edema and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 75 consecutive patients experiencing symptoms of unexplained lower extremity edema with pain that were unexplained by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who subsequently underwent venography in an outpatient medical office from 2010 to 2014...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641842/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-treated-with-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-stents-in-routine-practice-2-year-results-of-the-isar-absorb-registry
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Jens Wiebe, Petra Hoppmann, Roisin Colleran, Sebastian Kufner, Michael Valeskini, Salvatore Cassese, Simon Schneider, Michael Joner, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report clinical outcomes in patients treated in routine practice 2 years after everolimus-eluting bioresorbable stent (BRS) implantation. BACKGROUND: Long-term results in patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice are sparse, and existing evidence from randomized trials considers mostly selected patients. METHODS: The ISAR-ABSORB registry enrolled consecutive patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice at 2 high-volume centers in Germany...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624754/automatic-segmentation-of-the-lumen-region-in-intravascular-images-of-the-coronary-artery
#16
Danilo Samuel Jodas, Aledir Silveira Pereira, João Manuel R S Tavares
Image assessment of the arterial system plays an important role in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. The segmentation of the lumen and media-adventitia in intravascular (IVUS) images of the coronary artery is the first step towards the evaluation of the morphology of the vessel under analysis and the identification of possible atherosclerotic lesions. In this study, a fully automatic method for the segmentation of the lumen in IVUS images of the coronary artery is presented. The proposed method relies on the K-means algorithm and the mean roundness to identify the region corresponding to the potential lumen...
June 10, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616540/the-fate-of-small-side-branches-following-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#17
Demet Ozkaramanli Gur, Deniz Kumbasar, Refika Hüral, Derviş Oral, Çetin Erol
OBJECTIVES: Although drug eluting stents (DES) have documented convenience in bifurcation lesions, possible unfavorable effects on small side branch ostium (SBO) remain a question. We aimed to explore the effects of DES on small jailed SBs (1.5-2.25 mm) which originated from the lesion on the main vessel and were not treated with either stenting or balloon dilatation. METHODS: Angiographic data of 107 consecutive patients (129 SB) with Medina 1,1,1 or 1,1,0 lesions were evaluated at the time of procedure and at the follow-up...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606906/a-randomised-comparison-of-conventional-versus-intentional-strategy-in-patients-with-high-risk-prediction-of-side-branch-occlusion-in-coronary-bifurcation-intervention-rationale-and-design-of-the-cit-resolve-trial
#18
Dong Zhang, Dong Yin, Chenxi Song, Chengang Zhu, Ajay J Kirtane, Bo Xu, Kefei Dou
INTRODUCTION: The intentional strategy (aggressive side branch (SB) protection strategy: elective two-stent strategy or jailed balloon technique) is thought to be associated with lower SB occlusion rate than conventional strategy (provisional two-stent strategy or jailed wire technique). However, most previous studies showed comparable outcomes between the two strategies, probably due to no risk classification of SB occlusion when enrolling patients. There is still no randomised trial compared the intentional and conventional strategy when treating bifurcation lesions with high risk of SB occlusion...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606788/coronary-bifurcation-model-created-using-a-novel-directional-heat-injury-catheter
#19
Kenji Nakatsuma, Shin Watanabe, Akihiro Tokushige, Erika Yamamoto, Bingyuan Bao, Hiroki Watanabe, Takeshi Kimura, Naritatsu Saito
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to develop a swine coronary bifurcation model. BACKGROUND: In human coronary bifurcation lesion, atherosclerotic plaques are usually observed in the lateral wall, whereas the flow divider regions are spared. There is currently no suitable coronary bifurcation animal model, on which a new stent can be tested. METHODS: We developed a novel directional heat injury catheter, which comprised of a non-compliant balloon catheter (diameter: 3...
June 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604285/hybrid-treatment-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-disease
#20
Joseph Bozzay, Mike Broce, Albeir Y Mousa
OBJECTIVE: High-degree stenosis of both innominate (IA) or left common carotid artery (CCA) and carotid bifurcation is uncommon but still represents a significant challenge to interventionists in many aspects including techniques, timing, and priority. There are several strategies for intervention that have been reported in the literature. A well-described, less-invasive strategy for extracranial tandem carotid lesions is concomitant carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with retrograde carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS)...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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