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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786406/mitroflow-lxa-structural-deterioration-following-aortic-valve-replacement-a-single-centre-experience
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Kostantinos Zannis, Konstantinos Diplaris, Jean-Luc Monin, Nizar Khelil, Mathieu Debauchez, Patrice Dervanian, Emmanuel Lansac, Daniel Czirom, Milena Noghin, Leila Mankoubi, Nicolas Amabile
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been previously raised regarding the potential early degenera- tion of the Mitroflow (Sorin, Italy) bioprostheses. We aimed to evaluate our clinical experience with the Mitroflow LXA prosthesis for aortic valve replacement. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed data from 227 consecutive patients (133 males, mean age 73.9± 9.2 y ) implanted with the Mitroflow LXA between February 2007 and October 2011. Follow up data were obtained by contacting the referring cardiologists...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780241/patient-and-physician-preferences-for-attributes-of-coronary-revascularization
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Carlos Alberto da Silva Magliano, Andrea Liborio Monteiro, Bernardo Rangel Tura, Claudia Silvia Rocha Oliveira, Amanda Rebeca de Oliveira Rebelo, Claudia Cristina de Aguiar Pereira
Background: Patients with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) may face important decisions regarding treatment options, with the "right choice" depending on the relative weights of risks and benefits. Studies performed as discrete choice experiments are used to estimate these weights, and attribute selection is an essential step in the design of these studies. Attributes not included in the design cannot be analyzed. In this study, we aimed to elicit, rank, and rate attributes that may be considered important to patients and physicians who must choose between angioplasty and surgery for coronary revascularization...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780037/past-and-present-work-practices-of-european-interventional-cardiologists-in-the-context-of-radiation-protection-of-the-eye-lens-results-of-the-euraloc-study
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Joanna Karolina Domienik-Andrzejewska, Olivera Ciraj-Bjelac, Panagiotis Askounis, Peter Covens, Octavian Dragusin, Sophie Jacob, Jad Farah, Emilio Gianicolo, Renato Padovani, Pedro Manuel Peixoto Teles, Anders Widmark, Lara Struelens
This paper investigates over five decades of work practices in interventional cardiology with special emphasis on radiation protection. The analysis is based on the data from more than 400 cardiologists from different European countries recruited for EURALOC study collected in the period from 2014 to 2016. Information on the types of procedures performed and their annual mean number, fluoroscopy time, access site choice, X-ray units and radiation protection means used was collected using an occupational questionnaire...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777510/clopidogrel-pharmacogenetics-in-iranian-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Nejat Mahdieh, Ahmad Rabbani, Ata Firouzi, Ali Zahedmehr, Maryam Hoseinimoghaddam, Sedigheh Saeidi, Hamidreza Sanati, Hosseinali Basiri, Feridoun Noohi, Bahareh Rabbani, Majid Maleki
Clopidogrel is used in patients with coronary syndromes and at risk of thrombotic events or receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for reducing heart attack and stroke. Here we present genotype and phenotype study of Iranian patients undergoing PCI treated with clopidogrel during a 6-month period of follow-up; common variants of CYP2C19, CYP3A5, CYP3A4, and ABCB1 genes were determined as well as the patients' cardiovascular outcomes to find out the effect of these variants individually and in combination...
May 18, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777394/biomechanical-impact-of-wrong-positioning-of-a-dedicated-stent-for-coronary-bifurcations-a-virtual-bench-testing-study
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Claudio Chiastra, Maik J Grundeken, Carlos Collet, Wei Wu, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Giancarlo Pennati, Gabriele Dubini, Francesco Migliavacca
The treatment of coronary bifurcations is challenging for interventional cardiologists. The Tryton stent (Tryton Medical, Inc., USA) is one of the few devices specifically designed for coronary bifurcations that underwent large clinical trials. Although the manufacturer provides specific recommendations to position the stent in the bifurcation side branch (SB) according to four radio-opaque markers under angiographic guidance, wrong device positioning may accidentally occur. In this study, the virtual bench testing approach was used to investigate the impact of wrong positioning of the Tryton stent in coronary bifurcations in terms of geometrical and biomechanical criteria...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767322/management-of-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Alexandre Mebazaa, Alain Combes, Sean van Diepen, Alexa Hollinger, Jaon N Katz, Giovanni Landoni, Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar, Johan Lassus, Guillaume Lebreton, Gilles Montalescot, Jin Joo Park, Susanna Price, Alessandro Sionis, Demetris Yannopolos, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Bruno Levy, Holger Thiele
Up to 10% of acute coronary syndromes are complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) with contemporary mortality rates of 40-50%. The extent of ischemic myocardium has a profound impact on the initial, in-hospital, and post-discharge management and prognosis in this patient population. Individualized patient risk assessment plays an important role in determining appropriate revascularization, drug treatment with inotropes and vasopressors, mechanical circulatory support, intensive care support of other organ systems, hospital level of care triage, and allocation of clinical resources...
May 16, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754203/prospective-analysis-of-decision-making-during-joint-cardiology-cardiothoracic-conference-in-treatment-of-107-consecutive-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Sophie Duignan, Aedin Ryan, Dara O'Keeffe, Damien Kenny, Colin J McMahon
The complexity and potential biases involved in decision making have long been recognised and examined in both the aviation and business industries. More recently, the medical community have started to explore this concept and its particular importance in our field. Paediatric cardiology is a rapidly expanding field and for many of the conditions we treat, there is limited evidence available to support our decision-making. Variability exists within decision-making in paediatric cardiology and this may influence outcomes...
May 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743021/shifting-hospital-care-to-primary-care-an-evaluation-of-cardiology-care-in-a-primary-care-setting-in-the-netherlands
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Tessa C C Quanjel, Jeroen N Struijs, Marieke D Spreeuwenberg, Caroline A Baan, Dirk Ruwaard
BACKGROUND: In an attempt to deal with the pressures on the healthcare system and to guarantee sustainability, changes are needed. This study is focused on a cardiology Primary Care Plus intervention in which cardiologists provide consultations with patients in a primary care setting in order to prevent unnecessary referrals to the hospital. This study explores which patients with non-acute and low-complexity cardiology-related health complaints should be excluded from Primary Care Plus and referred directly to specialist care in the hospital...
May 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742035/what-do-patients-talk-about-a-qualitative-analysis-of-online-chat-sessions-with-healthcare-specialists-during-a-virtual-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
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Joanna Mendell, Joanna Bates, Davina Banner-Lukaris, Dan Horvat, Bindy Kang, Joel Singer, Andrew Ignaszewski, Scott A Lear
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRPs) are effective at reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, yet attendance in these programs remains low due to geographic constraints. In a previously conducted randomized trial we demonstrated that a virtual CRP (vCRP) delivered over the Internet reduced risk for CVD. The current investigation has reviewed the online chat sessions between participants and healthcare providers (HCP) to describe the content of discussions during the vCRP intervention...
May 9, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735373/natural-history-of-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-iii
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Carolyn M Wilhelm, Kristen V Truxal, Kim L McBride, John P Kovalchin, Kevin M Flanigan
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type III, Sanfilippo Syndrome, is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder. MPS I and II patients often develop cardiac involvement leading to early mortality, however there are limited data in MPS III. The objective of this study is to describe cardiac abnormalities in a large group of MPS III patients followed in a longitudinal natural history study designed to determine outcome measures for gene transfer trials. METHODS: A single center study of MPS III patients who were enrolled in the Nationwide Children's Hospital natural history study in 2014...
April 27, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735349/true-double-bifurcation-lesions-new-application-of-the-self-expandable-axxess-stent-and-review-of-literature-with-dedicated-bifurcation-devices
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REVIEW
Francesco Borgia, Tullio Niglio, Nicola De Luca, Luigi Di Serafino, Giovanni Esposito, Bruno Trimarco, Plinio Cirillo
Complex coronary artery bifurcation lesions occurred in hard clinical scenarios, such as acute coronary syndromes, may represent a challenge for interventional cardiologists, with not-defined general consensus on treatment. Even if provisional stenting is the most common option used to restore rapidly the coronary branches flow, improvements in industrial technologies and design of new dedicated bifurcation devices might open new modalities of treatment in these complex cases. The Axxess stent (Biosensors Europe SA, Morges, Switzerland) is a self-expanding biolimus-eluting conical V-shape stent, specifically designed to treat "easily" coronary artery bifurcation lesions, with reported favorable long-term clinical results in stable patients compared to a provisional technique...
April 21, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731024/the-potential-effects-of-new-stent-platforms-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-diabetes
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REVIEW
Gustavo S Guandalini, Sripal Bangalore
Coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by extensive atherosclerosis, longer lesions, and diffuse distal disease. Consequently, these patients have worse outcomes after coronary revascularization, regardless of the modality used. Traditionally, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been regarded as more effective than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with DM, likely because of more complete revascularization and protection against disease progression in the bypass segment...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728334/intracoronary-infusion-of-alprostadil-and-nitroglycerin-with-targeted-perfusion-microcatheter-in-stemi-patients-with-coronary-slow-flow-phenomenon
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Xincheng Sheng, Song Ding, Heng Ge, Yujun Sun, Lingcong Kong, Jie He, Jun Pu, Ben He
BACKGROUND: The treating aims of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are vessels recanalization and coronary flow restoration. Coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) is one of the common complications in STEMI patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and leads to a higher incidence of adverse clinical outcomes. Alprostadil is a kind of liposomal prostaglandin E1 with beneficial effects on vasodilation, platelet disaggregation and fibrinolysis. But it still remains unclear that whether alprostadil can improve the coronary perfusion in STEMI patients with CSFP after PCI...
April 25, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701573/editorial-the-advances-in-treatment-for-coronary-artery-disease-voices-from-interventional-cardiologists-at-the-fortieth-year-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#14
EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692482/post-procedural-complications-of-cardiac-implants-done-in-a-resource-limited-setting-under-c-arm-a-single-centre-experience
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A Jayachandra, Vivek Aggarwal, Sandeep Kumar, I V Nagesh
Background: Cardiology interventions in peripheral hospitals is a challenging task where cardiologist have to fight against time and limited resources. Most of the sudden cardiac deaths occur due to arrhythmia and heart blocks/sinus node dysfunction. Our study is a single peripheral center experience of cardiac devices implantation using a 'C' Arm. The aim of this study was to post procedural complications of cardiac implants done in aresource limited setting under 'C' arm. Methods: This study is done at a peripheral cardiology center with no cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) facilities...
April 2018: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685638/a-human-centered-approach-to-cv-care-infrastructure-development-in-uganda
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Christopher T Longenecker, Ankur Kalra, Emmy Okello, Peter Lwabi, John O Omagino, Cissy Kityo, Moses R Kamya, Allison R Webel, Daniel I Simon, Robert A Salata, Marco A Costa
In this case study, we describe an ongoing approach to develop sustainable acute and chronic cardiovascular care infrastructure in Uganda that involves patient and provider participation. Leveraging strong infrastructure for HIV/AIDS care delivery, University Hospitals Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute and Case Western Reserve University have partnered with U.S. and Ugandan collaborators to improve cardiovascular capabilities. The collaboration has solicited innovative solutions from patients and providers focusing on education and advanced training, penicillin supply, diagnostic strategy (e...
April 20, 2018: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675625/multidetector-ct-of-iatrogenic-and-self-inflicted-vascular-lesions-and-infections-at-the-groin
#17
REVIEW
Massimo Tonolini, Anna Maria Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Domenico Laganà
The number and complexity of endovascular procedures performed via either arterial or venous access are steadily increasing. Albeit associated with higher morbidity compared to the radial approach, the traditional common femoral artery remains the preferred access site in a variety of cardiac, aortic, oncologic and peripheral vascular procedures. Both transarterial and venous cannulation (for electrophysiology, intravenous laser ablation and central catheterisation) at the groin may result in potentially severe vascular access site complications (VASC)...
April 19, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667719/occupational-health-hazards-in-the-interventional-laboratory-time-for-a-safer-environment
#18
Lloyd W Klein, Donald L Miller, Stephen Balter, Warren Laskey, Neil Naito, David Haines, Allan Ross, Matthew A Mauro, James A Goldstein
Over the past 30 years, the advent of fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures has resulted in dramatic increments in both X-ray exposure and physical demands that predispose interventionists to distinct occupational health hazards. The hazards of accumulated radiation exposure have been known for years, but until recently the other potential risks have been ill-defined and under-appreciated. The physical stresses inherent in this career choice appear to be associated with a predilection to orthopedic injuries, attributable in great part to the cumulative adverse effects of bearing the weight and design of personal protective apparel worn to reduce radiation risk and to the poor ergonomic design of interventional suites...
January 4, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657683/radiation-protection-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-kap-in-interventional-radiology
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Fatemeh Shabani, Hadi Hasanzadeh, Alireza Emadi, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Ahmad Bitarafan-Rajabi, Ali Abedelahi, Mitra Bokharaeian, Hamed Masoumi, Danial Seifi, Tahereh Khani, Mohamad Sanchooli, Shima Moshfegh, Abbas Ziari
Objectives: Due to increasing cardiac disease and its mortality rate, the frequency of cardiac imaging has grown and, as a result, interventional cardiologists potentially receive high radiation doses in cardiac examinations. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) level of radiation protection (RP) among interventional radiology staff in Iranian health care centers across the country. Methods: We used a validated questionnaire survey consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions to perform a cross-sectional study...
March 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657235/reduction-in-door-to-balloon-time-with-training-for-effective-and-efficient-action-in-medical-service-better-process-teams-bp-at-a-community-hospital-in-japan
#20
Hiroki Isono, Tetsuhiro Maeno, Shigeyuki Watanabe
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a fatal condition. Prompt primary percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with lower mortality. However, community hospitals in Japan lack human and medical resources, and implementation of the same strategies as those used in the USA, such as an on-call cardiologist at the hospital, to achieve a door-to-balloon time of ≤ 90 min appears particularly challenging. Therefore, we used Training for Effective and Efficient Action in Medical Service-Better Process (TEAMS-BP) to develop a new process and assessed its effectiveness in reducing door-to-balloon time...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
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