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Rocco A Montone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Silvia Minelli, Francesco Fracassi, Vincenzo Vetrugno, Cristina Aurigemma, Francesco Burzotta, Italo Porto, Carlo Trani, Filippo Crea
AIMS: Microvascular obstruction (MVO) is associated with a worse prognosis in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, data about incidence, clinical outcome and correlates of MVO in latecomers after STEMI are still lacking. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled consecutive patients that were latecomers after STEMI (symptoms onset >12h) undergoing PCI. We performed an angiographic analysis to assess the occurrence of MVO [defined as TIMI flow grade ≤2 or 3 with a myocardial blush grade <2]...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213102/comparison-of-multiplate-and-verifynow-platelet-function-tests-in-predicting-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Peter D Larsen, Ana S Holley, Alexander Sasse, Ali Al-Sinan, Sarah Fairley, Scott A Harding
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the ability of two widely used "point of care" platelet function assays, VerifyNow and Multiplate, to predict adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS: We examined platelet reactivity using VerifyNow and Multiplate P2Y12 assays in patients with ACS and the relationship between platelet reactivity and both MACE (defined as a composite of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, stent thrombosis and unplanned revascularisation) and TIMI major bleeding at 1year...
February 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212135/the-role-of-residual-intrastent-thrombus-during-primary-angioplasty-insights-from-the-coctail-ii-study
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Laura Gatto, Enrico Romagnoli, Francesco Versaci, Ugo Limbruno, Tomasz Pawlowski, Italo Porto, Valeria Marco, Luca Di Vito, Fabrizio Imola, Alberto Cremonesi, Francesco Prati
AIMS: Recent frequency-domain optical coherence tomography studies showed that a complete removal of thrombotic materials is rarely achieved after percutaneous coronary interventions for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. Residual intrastent thrombus can embolize distally leading to microcirculatory injury. The aim was to find a possible correlation between residual intrastent thrombus and angiographic indexes of myocardial reperfusion. METHODS: The population consisted of 128 ST segment elevation myocardial infarction patients enrolled in the COCTAIL II trial...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209729/edoxaban-for-the-prevention-of-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-atrialfibrillation-and-bioprosthetic-valves
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Anthony P Carnicelli, Raffaele De Caterina, Jonathan L Halperin, Giulia Renda, Christian T Ruff, Marco Trevisan, Francesco Nordio, Michele F Mercuri, Elliott Antman, Robert P Giugliano
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and valvular heart disease (VHD) frequently coexist and independently increase mortality1. Bioprosthetic valve implantation (surgical or transcatheter), is a common, increasingly utilized treatment for VHD2. Patients with AF and bioprosthetic valves require anticoagulation to prevent thromboembolic events. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are safe and efficacious alternatives to vitamin K antagonists for anticoagulation in AF. However, guidelines recommend against NOACs in patients with bioprosthetic valves, citing a lack of supporting data...
February 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209184/arterial-access-site-complications-after-use-of-a-vascular-closure-device-related-to-puncture-height
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Benjamin Sartorius, Michael Behnes, Melike Ünsal, Ursula Hoffmann, Siegfried Lang, Kambis Mashayekhi, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: To analyze differences of access-site complications related to the height of femoral arterial puncture and the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: A subgroup of the FERARI study being treated by femoral arterial access and valuable inguinal angiography before implantation of a VCD were included. Inguinal angiographies were systematically reviewed by two independent cardiologists to determine the correct height of femoral arterial puncture...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191743/manual-thrombectomy-efficiency-in-relationship-to-the-area-at-risk-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-with-timi-0-1-coronary-flow-insights-from-an-all-comers-registry
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André Luz, Inês Silveira, Bruno Brochado, Patrícia Rodrigues, Maria João Sousa, Raquel Santos, Maria Trêpa, Mário Santos, João Silveira, Severo Torres, Adelino F Leite-Moreira, Henrique Carvalho
OBJECTIVES: To review the effectiveness of manual thrombectomy (MT) in a series of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) exclusively presenting with TIMI 0-1 flow undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), in accordance to the angiographically estimated area at risk (AAR). Second, to assess major in-hospital clinical events, emphasizing neurological outcomes. BACKGROUND: The routine utilization of MT in STEMI is not recommended. However, in recent trials, a significant proportion of patients had neither large thrombus burden nor a totally occluded coronary segment, neutralizing the expected benefits of MT...
February 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185396/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-native-chronic-total-occlusions-to-treat-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-secondary-to-acute-vein-graft-occlusion
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Pierre Deharo, Julian W Strange, Abdul Mozid
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment modality of choice in patients presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Clinical outcomes have dramatically improved with the wide adoption of primary PCI in patients with STEMI because of acute thrombotic native coronary artery occlusion. However, patients with prior coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery who present with STEMI because of acute saphenous vein graft (SVG) occlusion continue to have worse outcomes because of poor acute and long-term results of SVG stenting...
February 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181728/hypoglycemia-manifestations-and-recurrent-events-lessons-from-the-savor-timi-53-outcome-study
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Avivit Cahn, Ofri Mosenzon, Deepak L Bhatt, Gil Leibowitz, Ilan Yanuv, Aliza Rozenberg, Nayyar Iqbal, Boaz Hirshberg, Christina Stahre, KyungAh Im, Estella Kanevsky, Itamar Raz
Hypoglycemia is a well-known risk associated with the use of sulfonylureas and insulin, often limiting achievement of glycemic goals. Recognizing the precipitants and recurrence patterns of hypoglycemic events, particularly major events, is therefore clinically important. The SAVOR-TIMI-53 trial was a cardiovascular outcome study of 16,492 patients allocated to saxagliptin vs. placebo added to conventional care for a median of 2.1 years. Hypoglycemic events were a pre-specified outcome in the study and were defined as a symptomatic episode which recovered with carbohydrates or any recorded blood glucose <54 mg/dL...
February 9, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177528/correlation-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-plr-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-with-timi-frame-count-in-stemi
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Hossein Vakili, Mahin Shirazi, Mahsa Charkhkar, Isa Khaheshi, Mehdi Memaryan, Mohammadreza Naderian
BACKGROUND: Impaired coronary artery reflow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction has been associated with post-intervention adverse effects. Thus finding an easily achievable index would be of great value to predict no-reflow phenomenon. In this regard, Platelet-to -Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR) and Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) have been introduced. In the present study, we aimed to investigate correlation of PLR and NLR with Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) frame count...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168513/drop-out-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-does-not-cause-selection-bias-on-endpoints
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Peter Nørkjær Laursen, L Holmvang, H Kelbæk, N Vejlstrup, T Engstrøm, J Lønborg
BACKGROUND: The extent of selection bias due to drop-out in clinical trials of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as surrogate endpoints is unknown. We sought to interrogate the characteristics and prognosis of patients who dropped out before acute CMR assessment compared to CMR-participants in a previously published double-blinded, placebo-controlled all-comer trial with CMR outcome as the primary endpoint. METHODS: Baseline characteristics and composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, heart failure and re-infarction after 30 days and 5 years of follow-up were assessed and compared between CMR-drop-outs and CMR-participants using the trial screening log and the Eastern Danish Heart Registry...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166104/entrustable-professional-activities-a-new-direction-for-pa-education
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Kevin C Lohenry, Anthony Brenneman, Constance Goldgar, Karen J Hills, Stephane P VanderMeulen, Steven Lane, Olivia Ziegler, Timi Agar Barwick, Sara Fletcher
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March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149318/efficacy-and-safety-of-tornus-catheter-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-hard-or-balloon-uncrossable-chronic-total-occlusion
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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/28144260/the-rs2228145-polymorphism-in-the-interleukin-6-receptor-and-its-association-with-long-term-prognosis-after-myocardial-infarction-in-a-pilot-study
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Anna Szpakowicz, Witold Pepinski, Ewa Waszkiewicz, Małgorzata Skawronska, Anna Niemcunowicz-Janica, Wlodzimierz J Musial, Karol A Kaminski
INTRODUCTION: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a cytokine with a complex function that is described as both pro- and anti-inflammatory. One factor that influences its function is the rs2228145 A/C single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the IL-6 receptor (IL6R) gene. C allele carriers have a decreased inflammatory response and decreased prevalence of ischemic heart disease. The aim of the study was to investigate the association of the rs2228145 SNP of the IL6R gene with long-term total mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated invasively...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129742/association-of-serum-transaminases-with-short-and-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Ming Gao, Yi Cheng, Yang Zheng, Weihua Zhang, Lin Wang, Ling Qin
BACKGROUND: Alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) are referred to as liver transaminases. Although used routinely in clinical practice for decades, their role as predictors of mortality has not been examined until recently. We studied the predictive value of these serum transaminases in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We analyzed records of 2417 consecutive STEMI patients with no preexisting liver disease who were treated with primary PCI at the Cardiovascular Center in the First Hospital of Jilin University...
January 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126258/clinical-impact-of-admission-hyperglycemia-on-in-hospital-mortality-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients
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Eun Jung Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Ju Han Kim, Tae Hoon Ahn, Ki Bae Seung, Dong Joo Oh, Hyo-Soo Kim, Hyeon Cheol Gwon, In Whan Seong, Kyung Kuk Hwang, Shung Chull Chae, Kwon-Bae Kim, Young Jo Kim, Kwang Soo Cha, Seok Kyu Oh, Jei Keon Chae
BACKGROUND: Acute hyperglycemia on admission is common in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients regardless of diabetic status, and is known as one of prognostic factors. However, the effect of hyperglycemia on non-diabetic patients is still on debate. METHODS: A total of 12,625 AMI patients (64.0±12.6years, 26.1% female) who were enrolled in Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry-National Institute of Health between November 2011 and December 2015, were classified into 4367 diabetes (65...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122753/edoxaban-a-direct-oral-anticoagulant
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Mara Poulakos, Jacqueline N Walker, Umima Baig, Tosin David
PURPOSE: The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical efficacy, safety, and place in therapy of edoxaban for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Although warfarin has been an established therapy for stroke prevention in AF and VTE, the need for agents with less monitoring requirements, fewer food and drug interactions, and a lower risk of major bleeding led to the development of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122713/diabetes-hypertension-and-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-role-of-dpp4
#17
Ravi Nistala, Virginia Savin
There is tremendous interest in the protein dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) as a target in diabetes management and reduction of associated cardiovascular risk. The underlying reasons for this burgeoning interest are manifold. First, DPP4 inhibitor therapy in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) resulted in a reduction in proteinuria in the recently concluded "Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 53" (SAVOR-TIMI 53) trial...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121950/coronary-artery-ectasia-presenting-with-thrombus-embolization-and-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
#18
Yongle Li, Chengcheng Wu, Wennan Liu
RATIONALE: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of the coronary arteries. CAE is often associated with the presence of slow coronary flow and may lead to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), even without total occlusion. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We report a case of a 24-year-old male patient with CAE suffering from AMI. INTERVENTIONS: Percutaneous coronary intervention with aspiration thrombectomy failed to restore adequate blood flow...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121469/savor-timi-to-sustain-6-a-critical-comparison-of-cardiovascular-outcome-trials-of-antidiabetic-drugs
#19
Awadhesh Kumar Singh, Ritu Singh
Since the inception of mandatory cardiovascular (CV) safety outcome trial (CVOT) promulgated by US FDA in 2008, seven trials have so far been published with three different classes of antidiabetic drugs in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This mini-review aims to critically analyse these CVOTs in terms of different outcomes achieved. Areas covered: An electronic search pertaining to the subject was conducted till September 2016. The three CVOT conducted with saxagliptin, alogliptin and sitagliptin respectively, found them to be CV-neutral...
February 6, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116615/noninvasive-assessment-of-coronary-blood-flow-by-transthoracic-doppler-echocardiography-basic-to-practical-use-in-the-emergency-room
#20
Nozomi Watanabe
Echo Doppler is widely available in the clinical setting, and the feasibility of coronary flow detection in the left anterior descending coronary artery has been reported as >90% with the use of a high-frequency transducer. Coronary flow detection takes only a few minutes by skilled echocardiologists, and this noninvasive technique can provide useful physiological information in patients with various types of coronary artery disease. Coronary flow velocity reserve measurement by echo Doppler is a simple and easy technique...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
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