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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642995/accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-fast-fractional-flow-reserve-computation-from-invasive-coronary-angiography
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A R van Rosendael, G Koning, A C Dimitriu-Leen, J M Smit, J M Montero-Cabezas, F van der Kley, J W Jukema, J H C Reiber, J J Bax, A J H A Scholte
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with favourable outcome compared with revascularization based on angiographic stenosis severity alone. The feasibility of the new image-based quantitative flow ratio (QFR) assessed from 3D quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count using three different flow models has been reported recently. The aim of the current study was to assess the accuracy, and in particular, the reproducibility of these three QFR techniques when compared with invasive FFR...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636514/duration-of-dual-anti-platelet-therapy-state-of-the-art-after-the-dapt-and-pegasus-timi-54-trials
#2
Charles Pirlet, Victor Legrand, Astrid Nyssen, Luc Pierard, Olivier Gach
Dual anti-platelet therapy is prescribed in the setting of coronary heart disease for the prevention of stent thrombosis and acute thrombotic events. The optimal duration of dual anti-platelet therapy is still under debate as numerous trials have shown non-inferiority of a strategy of early cessation of one of the agents as compared to the standard practice whereas two larger trials have demonstrated benefit of prolonging dual anti-platelet therapy.
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633762/usefulness-of-mean-platelet-volume-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-predicting-angiographic-no-reflow-and-short-term-prognosis-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#3
Alparslan Kurtul, Sadik Kadri Acikgoz
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) is associated with improved prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, no-reflow phenomenon limits the benefit of revascularization and predicts adverse outcomes. The specific mechanism for its occurrence is still not entirely clear, and it is believed at present that platelet activation and inflammation play a pivotal role in developing no-reflow. Both increased mean platelet volume (MPV), which is a platelet activation marker, and lymphopenia, which is an inflammation marker, have been linked to adverse events and poor prognosis after STEMI...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631502/impact-of-acute-infarct-related-artery-patency-before-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-30-day-outcomes-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-euromax-trial
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Tomasz Rakowski, Dariusz Dudek, Arnoud van 't Hof, Jurrien Ten Berg, Louis Soulat, Uwe Zeymer, Frederic Lapostolle, Prodromos Anthopoulos, Debra Bernstein, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Philippe Gabriel Steg
AIMS: Early infarct-related artery patency has been associated with improved outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. However, it is unknown whether this relationship persists in contemporary practice with pre-hospital initiation of treatment, use of novel P2Y12 inhibitors and frequent use of drug-eluting stents. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of early infarct-related artery patency on outcomes in the contemporary EUROMAX trial...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625512/first-experience-with-edoxaban-and-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-insights-from-the-engage-af-timi-48-trial
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Jan Steffel, Christian T Ruff, Rose A Hamershock, Sabina A Murphy, Roxy Senior, Denis Roy, Hans-Joachim Lanz, Michele F Mercuri, Elliott M Antman, Robert P Giugliano
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures are increasingly being performed in patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). Experience regarding the safety of edoxaban in this context is limited. In an exploratory analysis we therefore investigated the outcome of patients undergoing transcatheter AF ablation in the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial. METHODS & RESULTS: During the trial, 193 transcatheter AF ablation procedures were performed in 169 patients...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623012/p-wave-peak-time-a-novel-electrocardiographic-parameter-in-the-assessment-of-coronary-no-reflow
#6
Metin Çağdaş, Süleyman Karakoyun, İbrahim Rencüzoğulları, Yavuz Karabağ, Mahmut Yesin, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, Süleyman Çağan Efe, Onur Taşar, Gürkan Karaca
OBJECTIVES: Coronary no-reflow (NR) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) is associated with worsened prognosis in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Despite rapid developments in cardiovascular area; there are limited data regarding prediction of NR before pPCI. P wave duration and dispersion (PWD, PWDIS, respectively) have been studied in STEMI patients and found to be associated with reperfusion success; however none of them has been found to predict NR before PCI...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622941/pre-hospital-ticagrelor-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-french-atlantic-population
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Guillaume Cayla, Frédéric Lapostolle, Patrick Ecollan, Olivier Stibbe, Jean Francois Benezet, Patrick Henry, Christopher J Hammett, Jens Flensted Lassen, Robert F Storey, Jur M Ten Berg, Christian W Hamm, Arnoud W Van't Hof, Gilles Montalescot
BACKGROUND: ATLANTIC was a randomized study comparing pre- and in-hospital treatment with a ticagrelor loading dose (LD) in ongoing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We sought to compare patient characteristics and clinical outcomes in France with other countries participating in ATLANTIC. METHODS: The population comprised 1862 patients, 660 (35.4%) from France and 1202 from 12 other countries. The main endpoints were reperfusion (≥70% ST-segment elevation resolution) and TIMI flow grade 3 before (co-primary endpoints) and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622738/assessment-of-the-risk-of-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-with-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-saxagliptin-alogliptin-and-sitagliptin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-using-an-alternative-measure-to-the-hazard-ratio
#8
Masayuki Kaneko, Mamoru Narukawa
BACKGROUND: Saxagliptin statistically significantly increased the risk of hospitalization for heart failure compared with placebo in the clinical trial of SAVOR-TIMI 53. Neither the reason why only saxagliptin among several dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors increased the risk, nor the clinical implication of the result has been explained. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk of hospitalization for heart failure associated with DPP-4 inhibitors by using an alternative measure to the hazard ratio...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617765/cardioprotective-effects-of-nicorandil-on-coronary-heart-disease-patients-undergoing-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#9
Zhihua Pang, Wei Zhao, Zhuhua Yao
BACKGROUND Nicorandil is a nicotinamide ester commonly prescribed for treatment of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). In the present study, we aimed to explore the cardioprotective effects of nicorandil on CHD patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred patients with CHD undergoing PCI were randomly divided into a control group (n=48) and a nicorandil group (n=52). Patients in the control group received traditional therapy, and while patients in the nicorandil group received nicorandil before PCI in addition to the traditional therapy...
June 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616647/outcomes-of-direct-stenting-in-patients-with-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction
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A Kalayci, V Oduncu, C Y Karabay, A Erkol, A C Tanalp, I H Tanboga, O Candan, C Gecmen, I A Izgi, C Kirma
BACKGROUND: We compared direct stenting (DS) with conventional stenting (CS) - i.e., stenting after predilation - during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) in terms of procedural results and long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 2306 patients (mean age 59 years, 22% female) who underwent P‑PCI within 12 h of symptom onset. Patients were then followed up prospectively for clinical events...
June 14, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616540/the-fate-of-small-side-branches-following-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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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/28613283/risk-factors-for-no-reflow-phenomenon-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Tian Liang, Min Liu, Chengyu Wu, Qing Zhang, Lei Lu, Zhongliang Wang
BACKGROUND: To explore risk factors for no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: A total of 733 acute myocardial infarction patients with persistent ischemic chest pain within 12 or 12-24 hours after onset received emergency percutaneous coronary intervention. Patients were divided into a normal reflow group and a no-reflow group, according to TIMI grading and myocardial blush grading after percutaneous coronary intervention...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612911/short-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-three-different-antiplatelet-regimens-in-diabetic-patients-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-randomized-study
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Yang Liu, Hengliang Liu, Yibin Hao, Zhenxuan Hao, Guoying Geng, Wenjie Han, Qi Chen, Danli Wang, Lingzhi Liu, Kailong Jia, Yuxin Zhou
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of dual and triple antiplatelet therapy (DAPT and TAPT) in patients with diabetes and acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (D-STEMI), who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We designed a phase IV, single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The D-STEMI patients (N=258) were randomly divided into three groups. Control group A (85 patients), was treated with aspirin and clopidogrel; group B (87 patients) received aspirin, clopidogrel, and tirofiban; and group C (86 patients) was treated with aspirin, ticagrelor, and tirofiban...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597739/one-year-and-longer-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-belgian-position-paper
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Peter R Sinnaeve, Walter Desmet, Olivier Descamps, Sofie Gevaert, Guy De Backer, Philippe Kolh, Mathias Vrolix, Philippe Van De Borne, Antoine De Meester, Marc J Claeys, Christophe Beauloye
Acute coronary syndrome patients receive DAPT up to one year after their initial event. Exceptions to the guideline-recommended one-year rule, however, are not uncommon. The reasoning behind shorter treatments, such as unacceptable bleeding risk or urgent surgery, should be well documented in the patient's charts and discharge letter. Based on recent evidence, patients at high risk for repetitive events should continue on low-dose ticagrelor without a significant interruption at one year and indefinitely in the absence of excess bleeding risk...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597738/improved-diagnostic-accuracy-when-combining-computed-tomography-angiography-and-corrected-coronary-opacification-in-patients-with-coronary-stents
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Taylor F Dowsley, Leonid Chepelev, Brian McArdle, Mohammed Alam, Girish Dwivedi, Benjamin J W Chow
Background The accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is sub-optimal in patients with coronary stents. Methods that can increase its diagnostic accuracy are desirable. Objective A proof-of-concept study was undertaken to determine if corrected coronary opacification (CCO) differences can improve the accuracy of CCTA in stented coronary arteries. Methods PCI patients who underwent both CCTA and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) within 3 months were analyzed. Coronary luminal attenuation values (normalized to the aorta) were measured proximally and distally to coronary stents...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575813/a-novel-prognostic-indicator-for-in-hospital-and-4-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-timi-risk-index
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Muhammed Keskin, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Adnan Kaya, Mustafa Adem Tatlısu, Şahin Avşar, Ahmet Öz, Taha Keskin, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Ömer Kozan
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk index (TRI) was recently evaluated in patients with acute myocardial infarction and found as an important prognostic index. In the current study, we evaluated the prognostic value of TRI in patients with moderate-high and high risk pulmonary embolism (PE) who were treated with thrombolytic agents. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the in-hospital and long-term (4-year) prognostic impact of TRI in a total number of 456 patients with moderate-high and high risk PE...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574204/rational-clinical-evaluation-of-suspected-acute-coronary-syndromes-the-value-of-more-information
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David G Hancock, Ming-Yu Anthony Chuang, Rebecca Bystrom, Amera Halabi, Rachel Jones, Matthew Horsfall, Louise Cullen, William A Parsonage, Derek P Chew
OBJECTIVE: Many meta-analyses have provided synthesised likelihood ratio data to aid clinical decision-making. However, much less has been published on how to safely combine clinical information in practice. We aimed to explore the benefits and risks of pooling clinical information during the ED assessment of suspected acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: Clinical information on 1776 patients was collected within a randomised trial conducted across five South Australian EDs between July 2011 and March 2013...
June 2, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559656/local-intracoronary-infusion-of-glycoprotein-iib-iiia-inhibitors-via-a-perfusion-catheter-versus-intracoronary-guiding-catheter-injection-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-pilot-observational-study
#18
Tarek Zaki, Salwa Labib, Maged El-Abbady, Wael El-Kilany, Ayman Mortada, Tarek Rashid, Hany Ragy, Adel El-Itreby, Wail Nammas
BACKGROUND: Glycoprotein IIb IIIa inhibitors improved short- and long-term outcome when added to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We hypothesized that intracoronary eptifibatide infusion via a perfusion catheter improves angiographic and clinical outcome of patients with STEMI undergoing PPCI, versus conventional intracoronary bolus injection. METHODS: Prospectively, we enrolled 80 patients with acute STEMI and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) thrombus grade ≥ 2...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559654/aortic-arch-calcification-associated-with-cardiovascular-events-and-death-among-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#19
Tsung-Lin Yang, Chin-Chou Huang, Shao-Sung Huang, Chun-Chih Chiu, Hsin-Bang Leu, Shing-Jong Lin
BACKGROUND: To date, it remains unsettled whether aortic arch calcification (AAC) has prognostic value in patients with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: From January 1 to December 31, 2013, a total of 225 patients with acute coronary syndrome (mean age 72 ± 26 years, 75% male) were enrolled in this study. Patients admitted to the coronary care unit of a tertiary referral medical center under the preliminary diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome were retrospectively investigated...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557264/duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-following-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-with-longer-follow-up
#20
Abhishek Sharma, Sahil Agrawal, Aakash Garg, Ajay Vallakati, Carl J Lavie, Gerald Helft
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long term efficacy and safety of long duration DAPT (L-DAPT) compared to short duration DAPT (S-DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the clinical impact of L-DAPT versus S-DAPT after DES and have mean follow up period of at least 2 years or longer. Primary end point was stent thrombosis (ST)...
May 30, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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