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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815091/-spice-synthetic-marijuana-induced-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-case-series
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E Ul Haq, A Shafiq, A A Khan, A A Awan, S Ezad, W J Minteer, B Omar
Marijuana is the most widely abused "recreational" substance in the United States, with highest prevalence in young adults. It is reported to cause ischemic strokes, hepatitis, anxiety, and psychosis. Although it is associated with dose dependent tachycardia and can lead to coronary vasospasm, it has not been directly related to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Marijuana induced coronary vasospasm can result in endothelial denudation at the site of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque in response to hemodynamic stressors, potentially causing an AMI...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797607/trends-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-revascularisation-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-single-centre-experience
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Luke P Dawson, Josephine Warren, Juan Mundisugih, Viveka Nainani, William Chan, Dion Stub, Archer Broughton, Andrew J Taylor, Antony Walton, Stephen J Duffy, James A Shaw
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred therapy for patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We reviewed patients undergoing PCI for STEMI over a six-year period to evaluate changes in procedural characteristics and clinical outcomes given recent changes to STEMI guidelines. METHODS: All patients presenting to the Alfred Hospital, a tertiary referral hospital, between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2015 undergoing PCI for STEMI were identified...
July 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763550/effect-of-endovascular-contact-aspiration-vs-stent-retriever-on-revascularization-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-large-vessel-occlusion-the-aster-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bertrand Lapergue, Raphael Blanc, Benjamin Gory, Julien Labreuche, Alain Duhamel, Gautier Marnat, Suzana Saleme, Vincent Costalat, Serge Bracard, Hubert Desal, Mikael Mazighi, Arturo Consoli, Michel Piotin
Importance: The benefits of endovascular revascularization using the contact aspiration technique vs the stent retriever technique in patients with acute ischemic stroke remain uncertain because of lack of evidence from randomized trials. Objective: To compare efficacy and adverse events using the contact aspiration technique vs the standard stent retriever technique as a first-line endovascular treatment for successful revascularization among patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion...
August 1, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751516/the-use-and-utility-of-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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D Wei, J R Mascitelli, D A Nistal, C P Kellner, J T Fifi, J D Mocco, R A De Leacy
BACKGROUND: Thrombectomy trials are often specifically interpreted as evidence for the effectiveness of stent retrievers. The effectiveness of other thrombectomy techniques such as aspiration thrombectomy should be validated through further investigation and review. PURPOSE: To evaluate published treatment times and clinical outcomes in patients treated with aspiration thrombectomy or ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration, First Pass Technique) for acute ischemic stroke. DATA SOURCES: A systematic literature review was performed following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
July 27, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732458/use-of-a-complete-autologous-blood-recovery-system-the-sorin-xtra%C3%A2-autotransfusion-system-during-mechanical-thrombectomy-of-extensive-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
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C Castaño, C Cubells, S Remollo, M R García-Sort, M Terceño
Background The endovascular therapy for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is currently accepted as a second-line treatment for patients who have failed or those in whom systemic anticoagulation is contraindicated or in a subgroup of patients presenting with rapid neurologic deterioration. A number of different mechanical and pharmacologic endovascular strategies have been reported, either as separate or combined approaches. These new catheters and aspiration systems have a high power and vacuum capacity, which carries a risk of anemization of the patient and hypovolemic shock, being necessitating the transfusion of the patient...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712720/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-related-calcified-cerebral-emboli
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Esther Koh, Hyo Sung Kwak, Gyung-Ho Chung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke from calcified cerebral emboli. METHODS: Procedural results were reviewed for acute stroke patients with clinically neurological deficits who underwent recanalization from October 2012 through September 2015. Initial imaging studies and cerebral angiography were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the total number of patients with acute stroke, 5 patients were confirmed to have acute ischemic stroke by calcified cerebral emboli...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691137/effective-use-of-balloon-guide-catheters-in-reducing-incidence-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-related-distal-embolization
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Dong Hoon Lee, Jae Hoon Sung, Sang Uk Kim, Ho Jun Yi, Jae Taek Hong, Sang Won Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical benefit of endovascular stroke therapy has been demonstrated in several prospective randomized trials. However, in a relevant percentage of patients, mechanical thrombectomy bears the risk of causing new infarction in initially unaffected vascular territories through thrombus fragmentation and migration of clot debris. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of the balloon guide catheter (BGC) to effectively achieve flow arrest and thrombus aspiration during the intervention to avoid distal embolization...
July 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685015/hybrid-approach-to-the-management-of-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-coronary-artery-embolism-a-case-report
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Amy G Fiedler, Robert C Schutt, David Greenhouse, James Stone, Thoralf M Sundt, Rahul Sakhuja
Septic coronary embolization in a patient with endocarditis is a rare and can be a devastating complication. The management of this clinical problem in the current era may be best served with a multi-modality approach. We present an interesting case of a patient with septic coronary embolization managed with the combined use of aspiration thrombectomy followed by surgical management of the infected valve.
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669652/severe-vasospasm-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-after-mechanical-thrombectomy-due-to-infective-endocarditis-an-autopsy-case
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Wataru Nishino, Yosuke Tajima, Toru Inoue, Michihiro Hayasaka, Bi Katsu, Koichi Ebihara, Daisuke Kawauchi, Masaaki Kubota, Sumio Suda
Untreated infective endocarditis (IE) often produces infective emboli in major cerebral arteries. We describe a case of middle cerebral artery occlusion due to IE, which caused severe vasospasm and reocclusion after mechanical thrombectomy (MT). We present the pathologic findings of the occluded middle cerebral artery and investigate the precautions to be taken while performing MT due to IE. A 72-year-old man with atrial fibrillation treated with dabigatran presented with right hemiparesis and aphasia. A diffusion-weighted image showed a high-intensity area in the left temporoparietal junction, and magnetic resonance angiography revealed a left M2 occlusion...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660560/jetstream-atherectomy-and-balloon-angioplasty-with-distal-embolic-protection-for-angio-seal%C3%A2-related-vascular-access-complications
#10
Mihir Barvalia, Mohammad Thawabi, Yassir Nawaz, Nishant Sethi, John Shao, Michael Amponsah, Gautam Visveswaran, Marc Cohen, Najam Wasty
Arteriotomy closure devices (ACDs) are routinely used for vascular closure during invasive cardiovascular procedures. They decrease time to hemostasis as well as length of stay. Major complications such as arterial ischemia and occlusion can be encountered in a minority of patients. We are describing a series of 3 patients with access site closure using Angio-Seal after coronary angiography who developed intermittent claudication within 2-3 weeks of follow-up. Access site thrombosis/stenosis in the CFA was found in all the three cases...
June 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611829/stent-retriever-mediated-manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ashutosh P Jadhav, Amin Aghaebrahim, Anat Horev, Dan-Victor Giurgiutiu, Andrew F Ducruet, Brian Jankowitz, Tudor G Jovin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stent retriever thrombectomy and manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) have each been shown to lead to high rates of recanalization as single-modality endovascular stroke therapy. We sought to describe the safety and efficacy of a multimodal approach combining these two techniques termed 'stent retriever-mediated manual aspiration thrombectomy' (SMAT) and compared them to MAT alone. METHODS: Retrospective review of a prospectively acquired acute endovascular stroke database...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605743/incomplete-large-vessel-occlusions-in-mechanical-thrombectomy-an-independent-predictor-of-favorable-outcome-in-ischemic-stroke
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Volker Maus, Seunghwa You, Alev Kalkan, Jan Borggrefe, Christoph Kabbasch, Utako Birgit Barnikol, Henning Stetefeld, Christian Dohmen, Thomas Liebig, Gereon Rudolf Fink, Anastasios Mpotsaris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral large vessel occlusion (LVO) in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) may be complete (CLVO) or incomplete (ILVO). The influence of ILVO on clinical outcome after mechanical thrombectomy (MT) remains unclear. We investigated primarily the clinical outcome in patients with AIS due to ILVO or CLVO. METHODS: Five hundred three consecutive AIS patients with LVO treated with stent-retriever or direct aspiration-based MT between 2010 and 2016 were analyzed...
June 13, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596447/impact-of-thrombus-length-on-outcomes-after-intra-arterial-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-the-therapy-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Albert J Yoo, Pooja Khatri, J Mocco, Osama O Zaidat, Rishi Gupta, Donald Frei, Demetrius Lopes, Harish Shownkeen, Olvert A Berkhemer, Denise Meyer, Susana S Hak, Sophia S Kuo, Hope Buell, Arani Bose, Siu Po Sit, Rüdiger von Kummer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Increasing thrombus length (TL) impedes recanalization after intravenous (IV) thrombolysis. We sought to determine whether the clinical benefit of aspiration thrombectomy relative to IV r-tPA (recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator) may be greater at longer TL. METHODS: THERAPY was a randomized trial of aspiration thrombectomy plus IV r-tPA versus IV r-tPA alone in large-vessel stroke patients with prospective TL measurement ≥8 mm...
July 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592218/first-line-use-of-contact-aspiration-for-thrombectomy-versus-a-stent-retriever-for-recanalization-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-the-randomized-aster-study-protocol
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Bertrand Lapergue, Julien Labreuche, Raphael Blanc, Xavier Barreau, Jérome Berge, Arturo Consoli, Georges Rodesch, Susanna Saleme, Vincent Costalat, Serge Bracard, Hubert Desal, Alain Duhamel, Sandrine Baffert, Mikael Mazighi, Benjamin Gory, Francis Turjman, Michel Piotin
Rationale Mechanical thrombectomy with a stent retriever is now the standard of care in anterior circulation ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion. New techniques for mechanical thrombectomy, such as contact aspiration, appear promising to increase reperfusion status and improve clinical outcome. Aim We aim at ascertaining whether contact aspiration is more efficient than the stent retriever as a first-line endovascular procedure. Sample size estimates With a two-sided test (alpha = 5%, power = 90%) and an anticipated rate of spontaneous recanalization and catheterization failures of 15%, we estimate that a sample size of 380 patients will be necessary to detect an absolute difference of 15% in primary outcome (superiority design)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555191/percutaneous-mechanical-thrombectomy-using-rotarex%C3%A2-s-device-in-acute-limb-ischemia-in-infrainguinal-occlusions
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Samuel Heller, Jean-Claude Lubanda, Petr Varejka, Miroslav Chochola, Pavel Prochazka, David Rucka, Sylvie Kuchynkova, Johana Horakova, Ales Linhart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy using Rotarex S in the treatment of acute limb ischemia (ALI) in infrainguinal occlusions in a retrospective study of patients treated in our institution. METHODS: In this study, we identified a total of 147 ALI patients that underwent mechanical thrombectomy using Rotarex S at our institution. In 82% of the cases, percutaneous thrombectomy was used as first-line treatment, and for the remainder of the cases, it was used as bailout after ineffective aspiration or thrombolysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548010/initial-experience-with-the-6-f-and-8-f-indigo-thrombectomy-system-for-acute-renovisceral-occlusive-events
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Theodosios Bisdas, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Efthymios Beropoulis, Arne Schwindt, Arne Stachmann, Martin Austermann, Giovanni Torsello
PURPOSE: To examine the safety and effectiveness of the new large-bore Indigo thrombectomy catheters to treat patients with acute renovisceral occlusion without the need of thrombolytic agents. METHODS: Between November 2015 and 2016, 7 consecutive patients (mean age 65±5 years; 5 men) with acute renovisceral artery occlusion were treated with the new large-bore (6-F and 8-F) vacuum-assisted thrombectomy catheters. The occluded vessels were 6 renal arteries and 3 superior mesenteric arteries (SMAs); 5 of the 9 thromboses were in bridging stent-grafts associated with branched endografts...
August 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536230/angioscopy-guided-selective-aspiration-thrombectomy-for-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#17
Sei Komatsu, Satoru Takahashi, Yasuyuki Toyama, Kazuhisa Kodama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508117/single-center-experience-using-the-3max-reperfusion-catheter-for-the-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-with-distal-arterial-occlusions
#18
Kévin Premat, Bruno Bartolini, Flore Baronnet-Chauvet, Eimad Shotar, Vincent Degos, Paul Muresan, Federico Di Maria, Joseph Gabrieli, Charlotte Rosso, Silvia Pistocchi, Jacques Chiras, Nader Sourour, Sonia Alamowitch, Yves Samson, Frédéric Clarençon
PURPOSE: Most recent guidelines recommend the use of stent retriever devices in endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion (LVO). Recently published data reported convincing results with thromboaspiration devices such as the Penumbra System (Penumbra, Alameda, CA, USA) combined with supple reperfusion catheters by using the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration First-Pass Thrombectomy) technique. The aim of this study was to report our initial experience with the 3MAX (3...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491085/stenting-versus-non-stenting-treatment-of-intermediate-stenosis-culprit-lesion-in-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-multicenter-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jing Dai, Shu-Zheng Lyu, Yun-Dai Chen, Xian-Tao Song, Min Zhang, Wei-Min Li, Yang Zheng, Shang-Yu Wen, Shao-Ping Nie, Yu-Jie Zeng, Hai Gao, Yi-Tong Ma, Shu-Yang Zhang, Li-Jun Guo, Zheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: The benefit/risk ratio of stenting in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with single vessel intermediate stenosis culprit lesions merits further study, therefore the subject of the present study. METHODS AND RESULTS: It was a prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial. Between April 2012 and July 2015, 399 acute STEMI patients with single vessel disease and intermediate (40%-70%) stenosis of the culprit lesion before or after aspiration thrombectomy and/or intracoronary tirofiban (15 µg/kg) were enrolled and were randomly assigned (1: 1) to stenting group (n = 201) and non-stenting group (n = 198)...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490161/endovascular-stroke-therapy-focused-on-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-and-direct-clot-aspiration-historical-review-and-modern-application
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REVIEW
Dong-Hun Kang, Jaechan Park
Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator had been the only approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke since its approval in 1995. However, the restrictive time window, numerous contraindications, and its low recanalization rate were all limitations of this modality. Under those circumstances, endovascular stroke therapy went through a great evolution during the past two decades of intravenous thrombolysis. The results of the 2013 randomized trials for endovascular stroke therapy were neutral, although they were limited by insufficient imaging screening at enrollment, early-generation devices with less efficacy, and treatment delays...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
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