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Intervention, angioplasty, myocardial infarction

Nupoor Narula, Daniella Kadian-Dodov, Jeffrey W Olin
Fibromuscular dyplasia (FMD) is an under-recognized non-atherosclerotic, non-inflammatory arteriopathy that occurs most commonly in middle-aged women, but may affect individuals of all age groups. FMD may result in stenosis, aneurysm, dissection, occlusion, or arterial tortuosity. Recently published data demonstrated a genetic association of FMD with a variant in the phosphatase and actin regulator 1 gene (PHACTR1), substantiating that the pathogenesis of this condition has genetic contribution. The renal and extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries are most often involved, although any arterial bed may be affected...
March 10, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Nicole Gilgen, Ahmed Farah, Bruno Scheller, Marc-Alexander Ohlow, Norman Mangner, Daniel Weilenmann, Jochen Wöhrle, Peiman Jamshidi, Gregor Leibundgut, Sven Möbius-Winkler, Robert Zweiker, Florian Krackhardt, Christian Butter, Leonhard Bruch, Christoph Kaiser, Andreas Hoffmann, Peter Rickenbacher, Christian Mueller, Frank-Peter Stephan, Michael Coslovsky, Raban Jeger
BACKGROUND: The treatment of coronary small vessel disease (SVD) remains an unresolved issue. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have limited efficacy due to increased rates of instent-restenosis, mainly caused by late lumen loss. Drug-coated balloons (DCB) are a promising technique since native vessels remain structurally unchanged. METHODS: BASKET-SMALL 2 is a multicenter, randomized, controlled, non-inferiority trial of DCB vs. DES in native SVD for clinical endpoints...
March 11, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Frank M Davis, Jeremy Albright, Katherine A Gallagher, Hitinder S Gurm, Gerald C Koenig, Theodore Schreiber, P Michael Grossman, Peter K Henke
OBJECTIVES: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) of the lower extremity is a potentially devastating condition that requires urgent and definitive management. This challenging scenario is often treated with endovascular, open surgical, or hybrid revascularization in an urgent basis, but the comparative effects of such therapies remain poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of endovascular, open surgical, and hybrid revascularization for ALI in the contemporary era. METHODS: A large statewide cardiovascular consortium of 45 hospitals was queried for patients between January 2012 and June 2015 who underwent an endovascular, open surgical, or hybrid revascularization for ALI deemed at high risk of limb loss if not treated within 24 hours (Rutherford class IIA or IIB)...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Thomas Moumneh, Vanessa Richard-Jourjon, Emilie Friou, Fabrice Prunier, Caroline Soulie-Chavignon, Jacques Choukroun, Betty Mazet-Guilaumé, Jérémie Riou, Andréa Penaloza, Pierre-Marie Roy
In patients consulting in the Emergency Department for chest pain, a HEART score ≤ 3 has been shown to rule out an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with a low risk of major adverse cardiac event (MACE) occurrence. A negative CARE rule (≤ 1) that stands for the first four elements of the HEART score may have similar rule-out reliability without troponin assay requirement. We aim to prospectively assess the performance of the CARE rule and of the HEART score to predict MACE in a chest pain population. Prospective two-center non-interventional study...
March 2, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Pil Hyung Lee, Osung Kwon, Jung-Min Ahn, Cheol Hyun Lee, Do-Yoon Kang, Jung-Bok Lee, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Seong-Wook Park, Duk-Woo Park, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available on the relative performances between different types of drug-eluting stents (DES) for obstructive left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare effectiveness and safety profiles of various second-generation DES for LMCAD in real-world clinical practice. METHODS: Among 4,470 patients in 3, multicenter, prospective registries (IRIS-DES [Interventional Cardiology Research Incorporation Society-Drug-Eluting Stents] registry, the IRIS-MAIN [Interventional Cardiology Research Incorporation Society-Left MAIN Revascularization] registry, and the PRECOMBAT [PREmier of Randomized COMparison of Bypass Surgery versus AngioplasTy Using Drug-Eluting Stent in Patients with Left Main Coronary Artery Disease] study) treated between July 2007 and July 2015, the authors identified 2,692 patients with significant LMCAD who received second-generation DES; 1,254 with cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stents (CoCr-EES), 232 with biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stents (BP-BES), 616 with platinum-chromium EES (PtCr-EES), and 590 with Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (Re-ZES)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Ayako Harima, Akinori Sairaku, Ichiro Inoue, Kenji Nishioka, Toshiharu Oka, Yasuharu Nakama, Kazuoki Dai, Kuniomi Ohi, Haruki Hashimoto, Yasuki Kihara
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test a novel stent-less revascularization strategy using a combination of excimer laser coronary angioplasty (ELCA) and drug-coated balloon (DCB) for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting stents is a standard invasive treatment for ACS. Some unsolved issues however remain, such as stent thrombosis and bleeding risks associated with dual antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: Consecutive ACS patients were planned to receive either a DCB application following ELCA without a stent implantation or conventional revascularization with a coronary stent...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Ana Teresa Timóteo, Jorge Mimoso
RATIONAL, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Registries are a powerful tool to assess specific performance measurements and quality of care in acute coronary syndromes (ACSs). In Portugal, ProACS is a nationwide registry of ACS that has been active for the past 15 years, and our objective was to assess specific quality indicators for the treatment of ACS. METHODS: Descriptive analysis of data from ProACS registry in specific quality indicators previously defined by international scientific societies...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Bruno Freitas, Yvonne Bausback, Johannes Schuster, Matthias Ulrich, Sven Bräunlich, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert
INTRODUCTION: To report our preliminary experience with endovascular revascularization of patients with acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI), using thrombectomy devices. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients admitted to our hospital due to AMI and who were subjected to concomitant or exclusive endovascular treatment, from January 2011 to January 2016. Patients were admitted at the emergency department, underwent imaging investigation and were referred to the endovascular specialist...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Francesco Tomassini, Fabio Tarantino, Enrico Cerrato, Giorgio Quadri, Cristina Rolfo, Ferdinando Varbella
Primary angioplasty (PPCI), introduced in the early '90s, has now become the preferred reperfusion strategy in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PPCI has traditionally been performed through transfemoral artery access (TFA) for about two decades. Such an access, however, has been associated to a not negligible rate of vascular complications and bleedings that, in turn, may significantly affect the overall prognosis. For this reason, transradial artery access (TRA), introduced by Campeau and coll...
February 1, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Katarzyna Pigoń, Edyta Nowak-Radzik, Tomasz Młyńczak, Grzegorz Banasik, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Andrzej Tomasik
AIM: Study was aimed to assess the real-world costs of manual thrombectomy (MT) in selected ST segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients with intracoronary thrombus (IT). METHODS: Study group (IT+) comprised 51 patients with MT applied and control group (IT-) comprised 56 patients without IT who underwent angioplasty alone. Costs comprised hospital care and cost of disposable materials used during primary angioplasty. RESULTS: Complex management of patients with IT is more expensive, though allows to achieve clinical outcomes comparable to low-risk ST segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients without IT...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Vincent Roolvink, Veemal V Hemradj, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Arnoud Wj van 't Hof, Jan-Henk E Dambrink, At Marcel Gosselink, Elvin Kedhi, Harry Suryapranata
BACKGROUND: The association between chronic beta-blocker treatment and haemodynamics at admission in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention is not well studied. We investigated the impact of chronic beta-blocker treatment on the risk of cardiogenic shock and pre-shock at admission in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 4907 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention were included in the study...
January 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
X Yu, F S Ji, F Xu, W D Zhang, X Y Wang, D Lu, T Xu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of paclitaxel-coated balloon for de novo coronary lesions with diameters ≥ 2.8 mm. Methods: This prospective study included 215 consecutive patients with 238 de novo lesions, who received paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty in Beijing Hospital from May 2014 to June 2016. According to the reference vessel diameter, the patients were divided into large vessel disease (LVD) group (reference vessel diameter≥2.8 mm, 85 patients and 90 lesions) and small vessel disease (SVD) group (reference vessel diameter<2...
January 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Masaki Kodaira, Takahito Itoh, Kiyoshi Koizumi, Yohei Numasawa
Although exercise testing has become a standard procedure before discharge for patients with acute coronary syndrome, a fatal accident during the test is extremely rare. A 60-year-old man was admitted for a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. A coronary angiogram showed stenosis at the distal lesion of the circumflex, and a balloon angioplasty was performed. His recovery was smooth, and a cardiopulmonary exercise test was performed 5 days after admission. At 2.5 metabolic equivalents, he suddenly went into cardiac arrest, and percutaneous cardiopulmonary support was initiated...
January 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Grunde Gjesdal, Oscar Ö Braun, J Gustav Smith, Fredrik Scherstén, Patrik Tydén
BACKGROUND: Mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has improved substantially with modern therapy including percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) but remains high in certain subgroups such as patients presenting with overt cardiogenic shock. However, the risk for AMI in patients presenting acutely with signs of heart failure but without cardiogenic shock is less well described. We aimed to identify risk factors for mortality in AMI patients with heart failure without overt cardiogenic shock...
January 18, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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
Oskar Angerås, Inger Haraldsson, Björn Redfors, Ole Fröbert, Petur Petursson, Per Albertsson, Dan Ioanes, Jacob Odenstedt, Hans Olsson, Nils Witt, Andreas Rück, Jonas Millgård, Johan Nilsson, Jonas Persson, Måns Söderbom, Hans Wedel, David Erlinge, Stefan James, Truls Råmunddal, Elmir Omerovic
BACKGROUND: Thrombus aspiration is still being used in a substantial number of patients despite 2 large randomized clinical trials showing no favorable effect of routine thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the impact of thrombus aspiration on mortality, stent thrombosis, and stroke using all available data from the Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry (SCAAR)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Batric Popovic, Nelly Agrinier, Nidhal Bouchahda, Samuel Pinelli, Charles Henry Maigrat, Pierre Adrien Metzdorf, Christine Selton Suty, Yves Juillière, Edoardo Camenzind
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery embolism (CE) is recognized as an important nonatherosclerotic cause of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. The objective was to describe clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes and to identify risks factors of CE in a large consecutive series of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1232 consecutive patients who presented with de novo ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
Pil Hyung Lee, Jong-Young Lee, Cheol Whan Lee, Seon-Ok Kim, Jung-Min Ahn, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: The applicability of Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery scores to left main coronary artery disease (CAD) has been questioned. A simplified alternative is needed for guiding decision making. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the prognostic value of a simplified angiographic classification in comparison with a Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery score-based approach for patients with left main CAD undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
Łukasz Kalińczuk, Kamil Zieliński, Jerzy Pręgowski, Jakub Przyłuski, Maciej Karcz, Paweł Bekta, Michał Ciszewski, Zofia Dzielińska, Adam Witkowski, Marcin Demkow
BACKGROUND: Admission hyperglycemia worsens reperfusion in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). ST-segment elevation resolution parallels myocardial tissue reperfusion and predicts outcome of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). METHODS: We investigated whether higher glycaemia on admission impairs tissue-level reperfusion after pPCI for STEMI, assessed with the single-lead Schröder method of ST-segment resolution analysis (maxSTE)...
January 3, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Guy Achkouty, Jean-Guillaume Dillinger, Georgios Sideris, Stephane Manzo-Silberman, Sebastian Voicu, Benoit Merat, Damien Logeart, Patrick Henry
BACKGROUND: Direct stenting is the best method for achieving reperfusion in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). We hypothesized that the use of a microcatheter (MC) during PPCI when Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow ≤ 1 after wire crossing would allow visualization of the downstream artery with an optimal TIMI 3 flow at the end of the procedure. METHODS: In this pilot study, PPCI patients with TIMI flow ≤ 1 after wire crossing formed the MC group (n = 60); the MC was positioned in the distal part of the culprit artery and a small amount of contrast was injected through it to determine stent size and length to treat the culprit lesion...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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