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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917556/increased-risk-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion
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Sing-Chien Yap, Rafi Sakhi, Dominic Amj Theuns, Yunus E Yasar, Rohit E Bhagwandien, Roberto Diletti, Felix Zijlstra, Tamas Szili-Torok
BACKGROUND: A chronic total occlusion (CTO) is common in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors with coronary artery disease. It is unclear whether a CTO contributes to ventricular arrhythmias in this population. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate the impact of unrevascularized CTO's on the occurrence of appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy and all-cause mortality in OHCA survivors with coronary artery disease. METHODS: This was a retrospective study that included all consecutive OHCA survivors with coronary artery disease who received an ICD from 1999 until 2015...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900690/community-treatment-orders-and-social-outcomes-for-patients-with-psychosis-a-48-month-follow-up-study
#2
Francis Vergunst, Jorun Rugkåsa, Constantinos Koshiaris, Judit Simon, Tom Burns
PURPOSE: Community treatment orders (CTOs) are widely used internationally despite a lack of evidence supporting their effectiveness. Most effectiveness studies are relatively short (12-months or less) and focus on clinical symptoms and service data, while a little attention is given to patients' social outcomes and broader welfare. We tested the association between the duration of CTO intervention and patients' long-term social outcomes. METHODS: A sub-sample (n = 114) of community-based patients from the Oxford Community Treatment Order Evaluation Trial (OCTET) were interviewed 48 months after randomisation...
September 12, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889135/acute-outcome-of-chronic-total-occlusion-cto-recanalizsation-in-the-elderly
#3
J E Guelker, T Rock, R Ott, M Katoh, K Kroeger, R Guelker, H G Klues, D I Shin, A Bufe
OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of total chronic total occlusion (CTO) still remains a major challenge in interventional cardiology. There is only insignificant knowledge reported in the literature about age differences in CTO recanalization. We analyzed in this study the issue of the impact of age on procedural characteristics, complications and short-term outcome. METHODS: Between 2012-2016 we included 440 patients. They underwent PCI for at least one CTO...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884212/routine-sildenafil-does-not-improve-clinical-outcomes-after-fontan-operation
#4
J Leslie Gaddis Collins, Mark A Law, Santiago Borasino, W Clinton Erwin, David C Cleveland, Jeffrey A Alten
Fontan operation can be complicated by persistent chest tube output (CTO) leading to prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS). Postoperative sildenafil administration has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in selected patients after Fontan. We initiated a practice change utilizing intravenous (IV) sildenafil in early postoperative period in all patients undergoing Fontan operation with aim to decrease LOS and CTO. Nineteen patients (February 2014-May 2016) received 0.35 mg/kg sildenafil IV (three doses) followed by enteral, 1 mg/kg every eight hours until hospital discharge...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867125/comparison-of-benefit-of-successful-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-chronic-total-occlusion-in-patients-with-versus-without-reduced-%C3%A2-40-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Aurel Toma, Barbara E Stähli, Michael Gick, Catherine Gebhard, Beat A Kaufmann, Kambis Mashayekhi, Miroslaw Ferenc, Heinz Joachim Buettner, Franz-Josef Neumann
Successful recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTO) has been associated with improved survival. Data on outcomes in patients with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for CTO, however, are scarce. Between January 2005 and December 2013, a total of 2,002 consecutive patients undergoing elective CTO percutaneous coronary intervention at a tertiary care center were divided into patients with (LV ejection fraction ≤ 40%) and without (LV ejection fraction > 40%) LV systolic dysfunction as defined by transthoracic echocardiography...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856917/misrepresenting-community-treatment-orders
#6
John Little
OBJECTIVES: To explore a contradiction between evidence suggesting community treatment order (CTO) ineffectiveness and clinical experience. CONCLUSIONS: The literature pertaining to CTOs actually provides an evidence base for both positions. The headline that three randomised controlled trials and subsequent meta-analyses fail to demonstrate significant differences between groups reflects selection bias. A case may still be made for CTOs.
August 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851720/fully-transradial-versus-transfemoral-approach-for-percutaneous-intervention-of-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions-applying-the-hybrid-algorithm-insights-from-recharge-registry
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Erik Jan Bakker, Joren Maeremans, Carlo Zivelonghi, Benjamin Faurie, Alexandre Avran, Simon Walsh, James C Spratt, Paul Knaapen, Colm G Hanratty, Erwan Bressollette, Peter Kayaert, Alan J Bagnall, Mohaned Egred, David Smith, Margaret B McEntegart, William H T Smith, Paul Kelly, John Irving, Elliot J Smith, Julian W Strange, Joseph Dens, Pierfrancesco Agostoni
BACKGROUND: Small observational studies demonstrate the feasibility of transradial approach for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention. The aim of the current study is to assess technical success, complication rates, and procedural efficiency in fully transradial approach (fTRA) and transfemoral approach (TFA) in a large prospective European registry adopting the hybrid algorithm for CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (Registry of CrossBoss and Hybrid Procedures in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and United Kingdom, RECHARGE registry)...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837276/-why-to-treat-a-total-chronic-coronary-occlusion
#8
Patrick Marechal, Olivier Gach, Laurent Davin, Christophe Martinez, Mathieu Lempereur, Marc Magnee, Patrizio Lancellotti
Despite an incidence of about 15% of the patients undergoing coronary angiography, total chronic occlusions (CTO) are rarely revascularized by percutaneous angioplasty (PCI). Nevertheless, current evidence suggest that successful CTO-PCI improve symptoms, quality of live and long-term survival. During the last years, improvement of specific techniques for these complexes procedures and increasing experience of operators allow actually to obtain success and complications rates almost equivalent to non-CTO lesions angioplasty...
August 23, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836346/the-trap-and-occlude-technique-for-retrograde-wire-externalization-during-chronic-total-occlusion-revascularization
#9
Gabriele L Gasparini, Jacopo A Oreglia, Roberto Garbo
Different strategies of retrograde approach were introduced in recent years to improve the success rate of percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary chronic total occlusions. The aim of this report is to describe a new technique, called "Trap and Occlude Technique," for retrograde wire externalization during CTO percutaneous revascularization. This technique may save time and reduce radiation exposure and procedure-related bleeding.
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829746/single-guiding-catheter-retrograde-cto-recanalization-facilitated-by-trapping-technique-introducing-the-modified-rendezvous-technique
#10
Nikolaos V Konstantinidis, Georgios Sianos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828514/morphological-characteristics-of-chronic-total-occlusion-predictors-of-different-strategies-for-long-segment-femoral-arterial-occlusions
#11
Li-Ming Wei, Yue-Qi Zhu, Pei-Lei Zhang, Fang Liu, Hai-Tao Lu, Jun-Gong Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate morphological characteristics used to predict recanalisation strategies in long-segment (>10 cm) femoral chronic total occlusion (LSF-CTO) angioplasty. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a range of morphological CTA and DSA features in patients who underwent recanalisation of LSF-CTO. The stage of CTO was classified into early (3-12 months) and late (>12 months) according to estimated duration. Characteristics including stump morphology, lesion length and calcification, proximal side branches, collaterals circulation, runoff vessels and concomitant arterial occlusion were used as predictors, and multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to identify variables associated with late-stage CTO and retrograde technique...
August 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826896/incidence-treatment-and-outcomes-of-coronary-perforation-during-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Barbara Anna Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Peter Tajti, Yader Sandoval, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, David E Kandzari, Nicholas J Lembo, Mitul P Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, James W Choi, Anthony H Doing, William L Lombardi, R Michael Wyman, Catalin Toma, Santiago Garcia, Jeffrey W Moses, Ajay J Kirtane, Raja Hatem, Ziad A Ali, Manish Parikh, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Houman Khalili, M Nicholas Burke, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
Coronary perforation is a potential complication of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We analyzed 2,097 CTO PCIs performed in 2,049 patients from 2012 to 2017. Patient age was 65 ± 10 years, 85% were men, and 36% had prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Technical and procedural success were 88% and 87%, respectively. A major periprocedural adverse cardiovascular event occurred in 2.6%. Coronary perforation occurred in 85 patients (4.1%); The frequency of Ellis class 1, 2, and 3 perforations was 21%, 26%, and 52%, respectively...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814768/risk-factors-for-radiation-induced-skin-ulceration-in-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-of-chronic-total-occluded-lesions-a-2-year-observational-study
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Chi-Cheng Lai, Kai-Che Wei, Wen-Yee Chen, Guang-Yuan Mar, Wen-Hwa Wang, Chieh-Shan Wu, Ching-Jiunn Tseng, Kuo-Chung Yang, Lee-Wei Chen, Chun-Peng Liu
Relationship between radiation-induced skin ulceration (RSU) and variables in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) was rarely reported. RSU is a severe complication in PCIs, especially for chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions. We investigated the RSUs and their risk factors in patients receiving CTO PCIs over a 2-year period. Data were analyzed using chi-square tests, t-tests and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Of 238 patients, 11 patients (4.6%) had RSUs all at right upper back. RSUs were significantly associated with use of left anterior oblique (LAO) views (100% vs...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803800/-ping-pong-technique-for-treating-a-balloon-uncrossable-chronic-total-occlusion
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Michael Koutouzis, Grigorios Avdikos, Georgios Nikitas, Theodoros Zografos, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Maria Agelaki, Efstathios Lazaris
Balloon uncrossable lesions are a well-known challenge during chronic total occlusion (CTO) interventions. The technique of using two different catheters into the same coronary artery, the so-called "ping-pong" technique, is a technique described for treating complications during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), like perforations or rotational atherectomy burr entrapment. We describe a case where the "ping-pong" technique was successfully used to facilitate treatment of a balloon uncrossable CTO lesion...
July 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797429/early-procedural-and-health-status-outcomes-after-chronic-total-occlusion%C3%A2-angioplasty-a-report-from-the-open-cto-registry-outcomes-patient-health-status-and-efficiency-in-chronic-total-occlusion-hybrid-procedures
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James Sapontis, Adam C Salisbury, Robert W Yeh, David J Cohen, Taishi Hirai, William Lombardi, James M McCabe, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Jeffrey Moses, William J Nicholson, Ashish Pershad, R Michael Wyman, Anthony Spaedy, Stephen Cook, Parag Doshi, Robert Federici, Craig R Thompson, Steven P Marso, Karen Nugent, Kensey Gosch, John A Spertus, J Aaron Grantham
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to accurately describe the success rate, risks, and patient-reported benefits of contemporary chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: In light of the evolving techniques to successfully revascularize CTO lesions, there remains a compelling need to more accurately quantify the success rates, risks, and benefits of these complex procedures. METHODS: Using a uniquely comprehensive, core-lab adjudicated, single-arm, multicenter registry of 1,000 consecutive patients undergoing CTO PCI by the hybrid approach, we evaluated the technical success rates, complication rates, and raw and adjusted health status benefits at 1 month among successfully as compared to unsuccessfully treated patients...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797424/retrograde-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-through-ipsilateral-collateral-channels-a-multicenter-registry
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Lorenzo Azzalini, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Susanna Benincasa, Paul Knaapen, Stefan P Schumacher, Joseph Dens, Joren Maeremans, Adriaan O Kraaijeveld, Leo Timmers, Michael Behnes, Ibrahim Akin, Aurel Toma, Franz-Josef Neumann, Antonio Colombo, Mauro Carlino, Kambis Mashayekhi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the procedural aspects and outcomes of retrograde chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) through ipsilateral collateral channels (ILCs). BACKGROUND: Retrograde CTO PCI via ILCs is rarely performed, usually when no other retrograde options exist, and available evidence derives mostly from case reports. METHODS: A large retrospective multinational registry was compiled, including all consecutive patients undergoing retrograde CTO PCI through ILCs at 6 centers between September 2011 and October 2016...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795482/coronary-dominance-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-chronic-total-occlusion-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#17
Cathérine Gebhard, Michael Gick, Miroslaw Ferenc, Barbara E Stähli, Fadil Ademaj, Kambis Mashayekhi, Heinz Joachim Buettner, Franz-Josef Neumann, Aurel Toma
AIM: The prognostic value of coronary artery dominance pattern in patients with chronic total occlusions (CTO) is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of coronary vessel dominance on short and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTO. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our study population consisted of 2002 consecutive patients (17% females, mean age 65.2 ± 10.7 years) who underwent PCI of at least one coronary CTO lesion at our center between 01/2005 and 12/2013...
August 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792157/optical-coherence-tomography-and-stent-boost-imaging-guided-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-overlapping-for-coronary-chronic-total-occlusion-lesion
#18
Hu Li, Seung Woon Rha, Cheol Ung Choi, Dong Joo Oh
We report herein the optical coherence tomography (OCT) and stent boost imaging guided bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation for right coronary artery (RCA) chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesion. The gold standard for evaluating BVS expansion after percutaneous coronary intervention is OCT. However, stent boost imaging is a new technique that improves fluoroscopy-based assessments of stent overlapping, and the present case shows clinical usefulness of OCT and stent boost imaging guided 'overlapping' BVS implantation via antegrade approach for a typical RCA CTO lesion...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789842/impact-of-target-vessel-on-long-term-cardiac-mortality-after-successful-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-a-japanese-multicenter-registry
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Satoru Mitomo, Toru Naganuma, Richard J Jabbour, Katsumasa Sato, Hideo Takebayashi, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Jun-Ei Obata, Kenji Sakamoto, Kenichi Tsujita, Kiyotaka Kugiyama, Hisao Ogawa, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: The impact of successful chronic total occlusion (S-CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on cardiac mortality may differ depending on target CTO vessel; however, to date this has not yet been adequately evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of target vessel on cardiac mortality after S-CTO PCI. METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2011, 1517 CTO PCIs were performed in 4 Japanese centers and enrolled in a multicenter registry...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777638/self-focusing-and-the-talbot-effect-in-conformal-transformation-optics
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Xiangyang Wang, Huanyang Chen, Hui Liu, Lin Xu, Chong Sheng, Shining Zhu
Transformation optics has been used to propose various novel optical devices. With the help of metamaterials, several intriguing designs, such as invisibility cloaks, have been implemented. However, as the basic units should be much smaller than the working wavelengths to achieve the effective material parameters, and the sizes of devices should be much larger than the wavelengths of illumination to work within the light-ray approximation, it is a big challenge to implement an experimental system that works simultaneously for both geometric optics and wave optics...
July 21, 2017: Physical Review Letters
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