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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331437/influence-of-operator-experience-and-pci-volume-on-transfemoral-access-techniques-a-collaboration-of-international-cardiovascular-societies
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Daniel W Nelson, Abdulla A Damluji, Nish Patel, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Windecker, Robert Byrne, James Nolan, Tejas Patel, Emmanouil Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee, Jorge Mayol, Warren J Cantor, Carlos E Alfonso, Sunil V Rao, Mauro Moscucci, Mauricio G Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Transfemoral access (TFA) is widely used for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The influence of operator age, gender, experience, and procedural volume on performance of femoral arterial access has not been studied. METHODS: A survey instrument was developed and distributed via e-mail from professional societies to interventional cardiologists worldwide from March to December 2016. RESULTS: A total of 988 physicians from 88 countries responded to the survey...
December 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321037/acute-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-during-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-in-the-setting-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-case-report
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Anthony H Kashou, Nabil Braiteh, Ali Zgheib, Hisham E Kashou
BACKGROUND: Aortoiliac occlusive disease, which is also referred to as Leriche syndrome, is a chronic atherosclerotic occlusive disease that occurs at the level of the aortic bifurcation. It is often thought to present with a triad of clinical symptoms: (1) intermittent lower extremity vascular claudication, (2) impotence, and (3) weak/absent femoral pulses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 47-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317993/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-operators-get-involved-in-imaging
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Miriam Brinkert, Stefan Toggweiler
Pre-procedural planning is the key element of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Multislice computed tomography of the chest, abdomen and pelvis with the ability to perform a 3-dimensional reconstruction has become the cornerstone of pre-procedural planning. We would like to encourage TAVI operators (interventional cardiologist and surgeons) to get involved in imaging. All TAVI operators should know how to assess the annulus, the annular root, and the iliofemoral access. We strongly believe that this will improve outcomes of this evolving procedure...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314592/impact-of-sleep-deprivation-on-the-outcomes-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Ann Iverson, Larissa Stanberry, Ross Garberich, Amber Antos, Yader Sandoval, M Nicholas Burke, Ivan Chavez, Mario Gössl, Timothy D Henry, Daniel Lips, Michael Mooney, Anil Poulose, Paul Sorajja, Jay Traverse, Yale Wang, Steven Bradley, Emmanouil S Brilakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313568/clinical-anatomy-of-human-heart-atria-and-interatrial-septum-anatomical-basis-for-interventional-cardiologists-and-electrocardiologists-part-2-left-atrium
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Szymon Ciuk, Przemysław Janas, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310896/defining-the-key-competencies-in-radiation-protection-for-endovascular-procedures-a-multispecialty-delphi-consensus-study
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Bart Doyen, Blandine Maurel, Jonathan Cole, Heidi Maertens, Tara Mastracci, Isabelle Van Herzeele
OBJECTIVES: Radiation protection training courses currently focus on broad knowledge topics which may not always be relevant in daily practice. The goal of this study was to determine the key competencies in radiation protection that every endovascular team member should possess and apply routinely, through multispecialty clinical content expert consensus. METHODS: Consensus was obtained through a two round modified Delphi methodology. The expert panel consisted of European vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional cardiologists/angiologists experienced in endovascular procedures...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307078/summary-of-the-italian-inter-society-recommendations-for-radiation-protection-optimization-in-interventional-radiology
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Gaetano Compagnone, Renato Padovani, Maria Antonietta D'Avanzo, Sveva Grande, Francesco Campanella, Antonella Rosi
OBJECTIVES: A Working Group coordinated by the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) and the National Workers Compensation Authority (Istituto Nazionale per l'Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro, INAIL) and consisting of 11 Italian scientific/professional societies involved in the fluoroscopically guided interventional practices has been established to define recommendations for the optimization of patients and staff radiation protection in interventional radiology...
January 6, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300869/educational-needs-and-application-of-guidelines-in-the-management-of-patients-with-mitral-regurgitation-a-european-mixed-methods-study
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Bernard Iung, Victoria Delgado, Patrice Lazure, Suzanne Murray, Per Anton Sirnes, Raphael Rosenhek, Susanna Price, Marco Metra, Céline Carrera, Michele De Bonis, Michael Haude, Gerhard Hindricks, Jeroen Bax, Alec Vahanian
Aims: To assess the knowledge and application of European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines in the management of mitral regurgitation (MR). Methods and results: A mixed-methods educational needs assessment was performed. Following a qualitative phase (interviews), an online survey was undertaken using three case scenarios (asymptomatic severe primary MR, symptomatic severe primary MR in the elderly, and severe secondary MR) in 115 primary care physicians (PCPs), and 439 cardiologists or cardiac surgeons from seven European countries...
January 2, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297147/one-year-cardiovascular-prognosis-of-the-randomized-controlled-short-term-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-among-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Li-Ching Yu, I-Mei Lin, Sheng-Yu Fan, Chin-Lung Chien, Tsung-Hsien Lin
PURPOSE: Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) is an effective psychophysiological intervention, with short-term effects of increased autonomic nervous system homeostasis, strengthened baroreflex sensitivity, and decreased hostility in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The study examined the 1-year HRV-BF effect on cardiovascular prognosis of these patients. METHODS: Of 222 patients with CAD referred by cardiologists, 210 were screened and randomly assigned to the HRV-BF and control groups...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296061/feasibility-of-percutaneous-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-in-adults-under-transthoracic-echocardiography-guidance-using-the-figulla-atrial-septal-defect-occluder-device
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Mahmoud Ali, Hesham Salah El-Din, Sameh Bakhoum, Amal El-Sisi, Kareem Mahmood, Heba Farouk, Hossam Kandil
Background: Closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) among adults under transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) guidance using devices other than the Amplatzer Septal Occluder has not been extensively tested. Aim of work: Assessment of the safety and efficiency of secundum ASD closure using the Occlutech Figulla ASD Occluder under TTE guidance in adult patients with hemodynamically significant secundum ASD. Methods: Twenty patients (mean age, 32...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287703/smartphone-transmission-of-electrocardiography-images-to-reduce-time-of-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-activation
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Chun-Chieh Chao, Yi-Chun Chen, Chun-Ming Shih, Sen-Kuang Hou, Raghu R Seethala, Imoigele P Aisiku, Chuan-Chin Huang, Peter C Hou, Wei-Fong Kao
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study evaluated the use of a smartphone application to facilitate communication between the emergency physician (EP) and the interventional cardiologist in order to minimize the time to cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) activation and time to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We retrospectively collected pertinent time-points in the management of patients diagnosed with STEMI in the emergency department and their outcome...
December 26, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287132/fetal-echocardiography-for-planning-perinatal-and-delivery-room-care-of-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Laura Sanapo, Jay D Pruetz, Maciej Słodki, M Beth Goens, Anita J Moon-Grady, Mary T Donofrio
Fetal echocardiography facilitates the prenatal diagnosis of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) and through sequential examinations, allows assessment of fetal hemodynamics and cardiovascular status from the time of diagnosis to delivery. Fetal cardiologists have created diagnostic protocols aimed at risk stratifying severity and potential postnatal compromise in fetuses with CHD, and identifying those who may require special intervention at birth or within the first days of life. In this article, we review fetal cardiovascular physiology, the progression of CHD in utero and fetal echocardiographic findings used for risk stratification of newborns with CHD, as well as some of the basic principles of planning for the neonatal resuscitation and initial transitional care of these complex newborns...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284831/anesthesiologist-in-cardiac-catheterization-laboratories-the-roles-and-goals-a-postgraduate-educational-review
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REVIEW
Akshaya N Shetti, Shivanand L Karigar, Rachita G Mustilwar, D Roshan Singh, Kusha Nag
It is not uncommon to see in developing and underdeveloped countries, where the anesthesiologist who is untrained in cardiac specialty takes care of cardiac catheterization centers. The service in cardiac catheterization laboratories (CCL) in developed countries and some of the developing countries is mainly provided by the cardiac anesthesiologists. The scenario is not same in some part of developing countries or in underdeveloped countries which are mainly due to increase in number of CCL (catheterization laboratory) when compared to the number of cardiac anesthesiologists working outside the operation theater...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277921/clinical-factors-associated-with-physician-choice-of-femoral-versus-radial-access-a-real-world-experience-from-a-single-academic-center
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Jimmy Yee, Vishesh Kumar, Shenjing Li, Terezia Petraskova, Alex Pham, Julia Stys, Paul A Thompson, Marian Petrasko, Adam Stys, Tomasz Stys
OBJECTIVES: To analyze clinical factors associated with operator's preference in selection of femoral versus radial access for angiography and percutaneous intervention (PCI) procedures. BACKGROUND: There has been an increase in radial access in cardiac catheterization and PCI in the last few decades. METHODS: Data from 11 226 consecutive cardiac catheterization procedures were collected from Sanford University Medical Center (University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine) from 2011 to 2015...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273997/the-effect-of-a-clinical-decision-support-system-on-improving-adherence-to-guideline-in-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-an-interrupted-time-series-study
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Reza Sheibani, Mehdi Sheibani, Alireza Heidari-Bakavoli, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Saeid Eslami
To evaluate the effect of a computerized Decision Support System (CDSS) on improving adherence to an anticoagulation guideline for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study had an interrupted time series design. The adherence to the guideline was assessed at fortnightly (two weeks) intervals from January 2016 to January 2017, 6 months before and 6 months after intervention. Newly diagnosed patients with AF were included in the offices of ten cardiologists. Stroke and major bleeding risks were calculated by the CDSS which was implemented via a mobile application...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249793/-coronary-artery-perforation-secondary-to-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-report-of-a-case
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Eiji Kinoshita, Koji Kawahito, Arata Muraoka, Akira Sugaya, Kei Aizawa, Yoshio Misawa
Stent perforation of a coronary artery during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a rare but life-threatening complication. A 70-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for management of acute coronary syndrome. PCI was attempted for the left circumflex artery(LCX);however, catheterization was complicated by perforation of the LCX by the stent. He developed cardiac tamponade and was resuscitated using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support. Emergency surgery( ligation of the LCX and aorto-coronary bypass grafting for the distal LCX) was performed...
December 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249351/fast-segmentation-of-the-left-ventricle-in-cardiac-mri-using-dynamic-programming
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Carlos Santiago, Jacinto C Nascimento, Jorge S Marques
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The segmentation of the left ventricle (LV) in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is a necessary step for the analysis and diagnosis of cardiac function. In most clinical setups, this step is still manually performed by cardiologists, which is time-consuming and laborious. This paper proposes a fast system for the segmentation of the LV that significantly reduces human intervention. METHODS: A dynamic programming approach is used to obtain the border of the LV...
February 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248361/leptin-an-adipokine-with-central-importance-in-the-global-obesity-problem
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REVIEW
Jeffrey I Mechanick, Shan Zhao, W Timothy Garvey
Leptin has central importance in the global obesity and cardiovascular disease problem. Leptin is principally secreted by adipocytes and acts in the hypothalamus to suppress appetite and food intake, increase energy expenditure, and regulate body weight. Based on clinical translation of specific and networked actions, leptin affects the cardiovascular system and may be a marker and driver of cardiometabolic risk factors with interventions that are actionable by cardiologists. Leptin subnetwork analysis demonstrates a statistically significant role for ethnoculturally and socioeconomically appropriate lifestyle intervention in cardiovascular disease...
December 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245152/operator-pelvic-radiation-exposure-during-percutaneous-coronary-procedures
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Alessandro Sciahbasi, Emanuela Piccaluga, Alessandro Sarandrea, Giacomo Nucci, Nicola Caretto, Stefano Rigattieri, Silvio Fedele, Silvio Romano, Maria Penco
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate operator pelvic radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary procedures. BACKGROUND: During percutaneous coronary procedures, the operator's pelvic region is close to the x-ray source and is probably exposed to more radiation than the operator's thorax. However, no data are available on the pelvic radiation exposure of interventional cardiologists. METHODS: The RADIANT study (NCT01974453) is a prospective, single-center, observational study evaluating operator radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary procedures using electronic dosimeters placed at thorax level...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243285/cholesterol-embolization-syndrome-an-under-recognized-entity-in-cardiovascular-interventions
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Akanksha Agrawal, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Christian Witzke, Igor Palacios, Janani Rangaswami
Cholesterol embolization syndrome (CES) is a multi-systemic disease caused by embolization of atherosclerotic plaque contents from proximal large-caliber artery to distal small to medium arteries, occurring spontaneously or more commonly after vascular intervention. This report is a comprehensive review of the reported cases of CES found in our literature search. We discuss the risk factors, clinical manifestations, management, and prognosis of CES. The major predisposing factors for CES include older age, male sex, atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk factors, anticoagulation, and femoral access route...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
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