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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792402/bioabsorbable-polymer-everolimus-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-report-from-the-swedish-coronary-angiography-and-angioplasty-registry
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Sergio Buccheri, Giovanna Sarno, Bo Lagerqvist, Göran Olivecrona, Kristina Hambraeus, Nils Witt, Daniel Lindholm, David Erlinge, Oskar Angerås, Stefan James
AIMS: The clinical performance of the SYNERGY drug-eluting stent (DES) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) has not been investigated in detail. We sought to report on the outcomes after SYNERGY DES (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) implantation in patients with MI undergoing percutaneous revascularisation (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We included all consecutive patients with MI undergoing PCI with the SYNERGY DES and newer-generation DES (n-DES group) in Sweden...
May 24, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788894/rotational-atherectomy-in-acute-stemi-with-heavily-calcified-culprit-lesion-is-a-rule-breaking-solution
#2
Mohammady Shahin
Calcified coronary lesions represents technical challenges and are associated with a high frequency of restenosis and target lesion revascularization.1 Rotational atherectomy has been shown to increase procedural success in severely calcified lesions, facilitate stent delivery in undilatable lesions and ensure complete stent expansion(2,3). However rotational atherectomy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is traditionally avoided given the concern for slow or no reflow(4) and considerded as a contraindication by its manufacturer (Rotablator, Boston Scientific) in a lesion with a visible thrombus...
May 22, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779974/administration-of-rotaglide%C3%A2-solution-for-treating-refractory-severe-radial-artery-spasm-a-case-report
#3
Vikram Raje, Sanah Christopher, Dennis A Hopkinson, Danielle A Kania, Ion S Jovin
Severe radial artery spasm is a complication of transradial cardiac catheterization. We describe a case of severe radial artery spasm causing catheter entrapment. The spasm was refractory and resistant to intra-arterial vasodilators, systemic vasodilators, and moderate sedation. Rotaglide™ (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) solution via continuous infusion was delivered through the catheter and then the sheath, resolving the spasm and allowing the removal of the catheter and sheath without injury to the radial artery...
May 5, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765396/acute-in-stent-thrombosis-after-carotid-angioplasty-and-stenting-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Wei Hu, Li Wang, GuoPing Wang
Background: Based on the results of a recent randomized controlled trial, carotid artery stenting (CAS) was regarded as a relatively safe, less invasive treatment of internal carotid artery stenosis. However, cerebral thromboembolic events are the most common complications of CAS. Especially acute stent thrombosis following CAS will be fatal without prompt diagnosis and revascularization. Case Report: We report a case of acute stent thrombosis in whom carotid revascularization was performed successfully via arterial thrombolysis and balloon postdilation...
April 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763988/adjusting-the-length-and-direction-of-the-redundant-duodenal-stent-using-a-detachable-snare-and-endoclips
#5
Takashi Sasaki, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Junko Fujisaki
A 43-year-old woman with advanced gastric cancer was presented with gastric outlet obstruction. Duodenal stent (WallFlex duodenal soft 22mm x 12cm, Boston Scientific, Japan) was deployed to cover the stricture between antrum and 2nd part of duodenum. The stent did not expand fully because of the tight stricture even after balloon dilation. The stent became longer than expected which caused the kinking at the stomach (Figure 1). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761338/-journey-of-the-s%C3%A2-icd-to-first-line-therapy
#6
REVIEW
Elif Kaya, Reza Wakili, Tienush Rassaf
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD®, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA, previously Cameron Health, San Clemente, CA, USA) represents an important milestone in ICD therapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Since the introduction of the S‑ICD in 2010, the device has undergone further development. Based on the unique feature of an entirely extracardiac implantation, the S‑ICD is able to reduce the common perioperative and long-term complications of the usual endovascular implanted ICD systems...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760285/occurrence-of-incomplete-endothelialization-causing-residual-permeability-after-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Mathieu Granier, Guillaume Laugaudin, François Massin, Stephane Cade, Pierre François Winum, Cornelia Freitag, Jean-Luc Pasquie
AIMS: Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion is occasionally incomplete, with residual permeability of the LAA on cardiac computed tomography. The cause for this is unclear. Our objective was to determine if residual permeability was related to incomplete endothelialization. METHODS: A total of 35 consecutive patients contraindicated for anticoagulant therapy admitted for LAA occlusion were included; 12 patients received a Watchman device (Boston Scientific) and 23 patients received an Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (St...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759722/new-insights-into-an-old-arrhythmia-high-resolution-mapping-demonstrates-conduction-and-substrate-variability-in-right-atrial-macro-re-entrant-tachycardia
#8
Bhupesh Pathik, Geoffrey Lee, Frédéric Sacher, Pierre Jaïs, Grégoire Massoullié, Nicolas Derval, Matthew G Bates, Jonathan Lipton, Stephen Joseph, Joseph Morton, Paul Sparks, Peter Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
OBJECTIVES: Using high-resolution 3-dimensional (3D) mapping, the aim of this study was to further characterize right atrial macro-re-entrant tachycardias and answer unresolved questions in the understanding of this arrhythmia. BACKGROUND: Despite advances in understanding of the mechanisms of right atrial macro-re-entrant tachycardias, many questions lack definitive answers. The advent of high-resolution 3D mapping provides an opportunity to gain further insights into the nature of these common circuits...
September 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758585/comparative-study-about-the-tensile-strength-and-yielding-mechanism-of-pacing-lead-among-major-manufacturers
#9
Chan Chi-Wo, Chan Lip-Kiong, Lam Tongny, Tsang Kin-Keung, Chan Kin-Wing
BACKGROUND: With extraction of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED) increasingly necessitated, various studies have contemplated to investigate clinical predictors for its success and complications. Intrinsic parameters of CIED leads have been studied less extensively and are the foci of this study. METHODS: Three major pacemaker manufacturers accepted invitation. Leads then underwent tensile test in-vitro with their composite tensile strength (TS) compared...
May 14, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755631/anomalous-coronary-artery-from-the-opposite-sinus-acaos-technical-challenges-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#10
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mahmodula Razi, Anupam Mahrotra, Puneet Aggarwal, Anupam Singh, Lokendra Rekwal, Sunil Tripathi, Nishant Kumar Abhishekh, Vinay Krishna
Anomalies of the coronary arteries are reported in 1-2% of patients among diagnostic angiogram. Ectopic origin of right coronary artery (RCA) from opposite sinus is one of the most common and they are mainly benign, but at times may be malignant. We report a case of a 69-year-old male who underwent early invasive percutaneous coronary intervention for non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) where RCA arising from left sinus at the root of left main artery was culprit and various technical challenges were encountered while intervening in form of cannulation to tracking of hardwares...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753801/a-comparative-study-between-2-different-grafts-used-as-patches-after-plaque-incision-and-inflatable-penile-prosthesis-implantation-for-end-stage-peyronie-s-disease
#11
Marco Falcone, Mirko Preto, Carlo Ceruti, Massimiliano Timpano, Giulio Garaffa, Omidreza Sedigh, Mattia Sibona, Marco Oderda, Paolo Gontero, Luigi Rolle
BACKGROUND: Although many grafts have been used for plaque incision with grafting (PIG) and penile prosthesis (PP) implantation, there is no evidence that favors 1 specific graft over another. AIM: To compare fibrin-coated collagen fleece (TachoSil; Baxter International, Deerfield, IL, USA) with porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS; Cook Biotech, West Lafayette, IN, USA) as grafts. METHODS: From January 2007 to January 2015, 60 non-randomized consecutive patients affected by end-stage Peyronie disease underwent PIG and PP implantation (AMS 700CX; Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750431/a-serial-three-and-nine-year-optical-coherence-tomography-evaluation-of-neoatherosclerosis-progression-after-sirolimus-and-paclitaxel-eluting-stents-implantation
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Mariusz Tomaniak, Janusz Kochman, Łukasz Kołtowski, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Adam Rdzanek, Jacek Jąkała, Klaudia Proniewska, Krzysztof Malinowski, Dorota Ochijewicz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Salvatore Brugaletta, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: Early-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have been shown to accelerate neoatherogenesis. Limited optical coherence tomography (OCT) data on the very long-term neoatherosclerosis progression after DES implantation are available. AIM: The aim of this study was a serial OCT evaluation of neoatherosclerosis at 3 and 9 years after implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective PCI with SES (Cypher, Cordis) or PES (Taxus, Boston Scientific) were included in this single-centre, longitudinal study...
May 11, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745465/sustained-risk-of-stent-thrombosis-and-restenosis-in-first-generation-drug-eluting-stents-after-one-decade-of-follow-up-a-report-from-the-swedish-coronary-angiography-and-angioplasty-registry-scaar
#13
Sebastian Völz, Oskar Angerås, Jacob Odenstedt, Dan Ioanes, Inger Haraldsson, Christian Dworeck, Björn Redfors, Truls Råmunddal, Per Albertsson, Petur Petursson, Elmir Omerovic
AIMS: Long-term comparisons between Drug-eluting stent and bare metal stent are not well-studied. The aim of this study was to compare two stents that were previously frequently used in regard to long-term risk of restenosis and stent thrombosis (ST). METHODS AND RESULTS: We used data from the SCAAR registry. Consecutive procedures performed between 2004 and 2014 for stable angina, UA/NSTEMI and STEMI were included. We compared two different stents: Cordis Cypher Select (C-CS), and Boston Scientific Liberte (BS-L), modeling data with multilevel Cox proportional-hazards regression...
May 10, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731428/three-piece-inflatable-penile-prosthesis-placement-following-pelvic-radiation-technical-considerations-and-contemporary-outcomes
#14
Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, Mukul B Patil, Zein Nakhoda, Nima Nassiri, Wesley Yip, Kevin Wayne, Leo Doumanian, Stuart D Boyd
BACKGROUND: Pelvic radiation is a known risk factor for the development and progression of erectile dysfunction. When medical therapy fails, the 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) can offer patients a definitive treatment option. Because of radiation-induced vascular changes and tissue fibrosis, a careful surgical approach is necessary to avoid intraoperative complications and attain successful outcomes. Despite its widespread use in prostate cancer treatment, there are no contemporary studies examining the effects that pelvic radiation can have on 3-piece IPP placement and device survival...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707900/an-observational-case-series-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-waveforms-visualized-on-intraoperative-neuromonitoring
#15
Steven M Falowski
INTRODUCTION: Intraoperative neuromonitoring for spinal cord stimulation uses electromyography (EMG) responses to determine myotomal coverage as a marker for dermatomal coverage. These responses are utilized to determine the orientation of the electrode. Somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) collision testing can also be used in which sensory signals are decreased and/or eliminated when stimulation is activated. METHODS: Fifteen patients were observed in the study...
April 29, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697930/the-lithocatch-tm-by-boston-scientific-how-to-use-it-and-how-to-solve-a-common-problem
#16
Giuseppe Giusti, Marco Lucci Chiarissi, Antonello De Lisa
INTRODUCTION: The Lithocatch (TM) basket is a immobilization device commercialized by Boston Scientific. It allows to collect multiple stone fragments from the ureter. The ability of the basket to capture a large number of stone fragments, is however responsible for a problem connected to its usage: the entrapment of the basket inside the ureter. In this video we explain how to use it and how to solve this problem. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After positioning the Lithocatch (TM) over the fragments, the basket is opened and it is rotated through a special handle to collect stones...
April 5, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696693/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-assessment-of-1st-generation-corevalve-and-2nd-generation-lotus-valves
#17
Tarique Al Musa, Akhlaque Uddin, Laura E Dobson, Peter P Swoboda, Pankaj Garg, James R J Foley, Christopher Malkin, Sven Plein, Daniel J Blackman, John P Greenwood
OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare using serial CMR, the quantity of AR and associated valve hemodynamics, following the first-generation CoreValve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) and the second-generation Lotus valve (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA). BACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) confers a worse prognosis and can be accurately quantified using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Second generation valves have been specifically designed to reduce paravalvular AR and improve clinical outcomes...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694286/primary-nonadherence-to-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-real-world-data-from-a-population-based-cohort
#18
Clara L Rodriguez-Bernal, Salvador Peiró, Isabel Hurtado, Aníbal García-Sempere, Gabriel Sanfélix-Gimeno
BACKGROUND: Primary nonadherence (not filling a first prescription) is an important yet unstudied aspect of adherence to oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the rates of primary nonadherence to OACs and determine associated factors in real-world practice. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study set in the Valencia region of Spain (about 5 million inhabitants) included all patients with atrial fibrillation who were newly prescribed OACs during 2011-2014 (N = 18,715)...
May 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691157/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-atrial-fibrillation-impact-of-antithrombotic-strategy-on-clinical-outcomes
#19
Samuel Hui, Robert Gooley, Hashrul N Rashid, Sarah Zaman
BACKGROUND: Antithrombotic recommendations following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are largely based on previous trial protocols. The efficacy and risk of anticoagulation has not been systematically assessed. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) following TAVR with the Lotus Valve System (Boston Scientific, Malborough, MA, USA). METHODS: Consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent Lotus valve implantation were prospectively recruited (n=164)...
April 4, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667015/stent-thrombosis-rates-the-first-year-and-beyond-with-new-and-old-generation-drug-eluting-stents-compared-to-bare-metal-stents
#20
Christoph Varenhorst, Martin Lindholm, Giovanna Sarno, Göran Olivecrona, Ulf Jensen, Johan Nilsson, Jörg Carlsson, Stefan James, Bo Lagerqvist
OBJECTIVES: Old-generation drug-eluting coronary stents (o-DES) have despite being safe and effective been associated with an increased propensity of late stent thrombosis (ST). We evaluated ST rates in o-DES, new-generation DES (n-DES) and bare metal stents (BMS) the first year (< 1 year) and beyond 1 year (> 1 year). METHODS: We evaluated all implantations with BMS, o-DES (Cordis Cypher, Boston Scientific Taxus Liberté and Medtronic Endeavor) and n-DES in the Swedish coronary angiography and angioplasty registry (SCAAR) between 1 January 2007 and 8 January 2014 (n = 207 291)...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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