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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723768/detection-of-incidental-cardiac-findings-in-noncardiac-chest-computed-tomography
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Francesco Secchi, Giovanni Di Leo, Moreno Zanardo, Marco Alì, Paola Maria Cannaò, Francesco Sardanelli
The aim of the study was to estimate the rate of incidental cardiac findings (ICF) in patients undergoing noncardiac chest CT.An experienced radiologist retrospectively reviewed 237 consecutive patients (147 males and 90 females with median age of 69 years) undergoing a noncardiac chest CT. ICF at targeted review were compared to those mentioned in original reports (χ test).At review, ≥1 ICF was detected in 124/237 patients (52%), for a total of 229 ICF, 158 of them (69%) not originally mentioned. Valvular calcifications were unmentioned in 23/23 (100%) patients, main pulmonary artery dilation in 21/22 (96%), coronary calcifications in 69/86 (80%), right or left atrial dilation in 7/11 (64%), aortic atherosclerosis in 29/62 (47%), and ascending aorta dilatation in 8/18 (44%)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722266/second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-versus-bare-metal-stents-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-the-proximal-left-anterior-descending-artery-an-analysis-of-the-basket-prove-i-and-ii-trials
#2
Fernanda Marinho Mangione, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Kotaro Nochioka, Tannas Jatene, Odilson Marcos Silvestre, Kim Wadt Hansen, Rikke Sørensen, Jan Skov Jensen, Peter Godsk Jorgensen, Raban Jeger, Christoph Kaiser, Matthias Pfisterer, Søren Galatius
OBJECTIVES: To compare mid-term outcomes between patients undergoing proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with second generation drug-eluting stent (DES) or bare-metal stent (BMS). BACKGROUND: PCI with BMS and first-generation DES have shown to be safe options for the treatment of proximal LAD stenosis, however associated with considerable reintervention rates. Overall, second-generation DES has proven to be superior to BMS and first-generation DES, nevertheless, its effect for proximal LAD PCI has not previously been reported...
July 19, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714525/dedicated-bifurcation-stents-or-regular-drug-eluting-stents-in-distal-left-main-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
#3
Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Bartłomiej Rzeszowski, Krzysztof Bednarski, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Mainly atherosclerosis develops in distal left main (LM) within bifurcation or trifurcation. The aim of this study was to analyze the strategy of distal LM stenosis treatment and associated clinical outcomes in a large hospital in Northern Poland. METHODS: The study population consisted of consecutive patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and distal LM stenosis who were hospitalized between June 2012 and June 2013...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709661/left-sided-reoperations-after-arterial-switch-operation-a-european-multicenter-study
#4
Vladimiro L Vida, Lorenza Zanotto, Lucia Zanotto, Giovanni Stellin, Massimo Padalino, Georges Sarris, Eleftherios Protopapas, Carol Prospero, Christian Pizarro, Edward Woodford, Thomas Tlaskal, Hakan Berggren, Martin Kostolny, Ikenna Omeje, Boulos Asfour, Alexander Kadner, Thierry Carrel, Paul H Schoof, Matej Nosal, Josè Fragata, Michał Kozłowski, Bohdan Maruszewski, Luca A Vricella, Duke E Cameron, Vladimir Sojak, Mark Hazekamp, Jukka Salminen, Ilkka P Mattila, Julie Cleuziou, Patrick O Myers, Viktor Hraska
BACKGROUND: We sought to report the frequency, types, and outcomes of left-sided reoperations (LSRs) after an arterial switch operation (ASO) for patients with D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) and double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) TGA-type. METHODS: Seventeen centers belonging to the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) contributed to data collection. We included 111 patients who underwent LSRs after 7,951 ASOs (1.4%) between January 1975 and December 2010...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708716/the-influence-of-contrast-agent-s-osmolarity-on-iodine-delivery-protocol-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-comparison-between-iso-osmolar-iodixanol-320-and-low-osmolar-iomeprol-370
#5
Xiaohan Yang, Weiwei Huang, Wangyan Liu, Yinsu Zhu, Yi Xu, Guanyu Yang, Lijun Tang, Xiaomei Zhu
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess whether iodine-contained contrast agents with different osmolarity affect iodine delivery protocol during coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). METHODS: Patients who underwent CCTA were randomized to receive contrast media either iodixanol-320 (iso-osmolar group) or iopromide-370 (low-osmolar group). Contrast protocols were recorded. Tube voltage of 100 kV was chosen for patients with body mass index of less than or equal to 25 (n = 224) and tube voltage of 120 kV for patients with body mass index of greater than 25 (n = 165)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707445/angiographic-and-clinical-outcome-after-crush-of-everolimus-eluting-stent-for-distal-unprotected-left-main-disease
#6
Angela Migliorini, Renato Valenti, Ruben Vergara, Maria Grazia De Gregorio, Eleonora Gabrielli, Elena De Vito, Maria Raffaella Aicale, Nazario Carrabba, David Antoniucci
Obiectives: Angiographic and clinical outcomes after crushing of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) for distal unprotected left main disease (ULMD). BACKGROUND: Few data exist about crushing of EES for distal ULMD. METHODS: From the Florence ULMD Percutaneous Coronary Interevention Registry consecutive patients with distal ULMD treated with EES were included in the analysis. Patients treated with provisional stenting were compared with patients treated with crush stenting...
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707262/exercise-n-13-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-detecting-ischemia-in-an-adult-patient-with-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-from-the-right-coronary-sinus
#7
Matthew R Summers, Hani Najm, James L Gentry Iii, Wael A Jaber
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is a rare congenital condition that has variable presentations from atypical chest pain to syncope and cardiac arrest. Commonly used myocardial perfusion imaging techniques, stress agents, and perfusion agents may have limited ability to detect inducible ischemia in this rare patient group. We herein describe a unique case of anomalous left main coronary artery from a common right coronary sinus ostium with a subpulmonic and intramyocardial course. This patient had multiple atypical chest pain presentations and multiple-negative pharmacologic single-photon emission-computed tomography stress tests performed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701487/differential-event-rates-and-independent-predictors-of-long-term-major-cardiovascular-events-and-death-in-5795-patients-with-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-stents-bypass-surgery-or-medication-insights-from-a-large-international-multicenter
#8
Se Hun Kang, Jung-Min Ahn, Cheol Hyun Lee, Pil Hyung Lee, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Seong-Wook Park, Duk-Woo Park, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Identifying predictive factors for major cardiovascular events and death in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease is of great clinical value for risk stratification and possible guidance for tailored preventive strategies. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Interventional Research Incorporation Society-Left MAIN Revascularization registry included 5795 patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease (percutaneous coronary intervention, n=2850; coronary-artery bypass grafting, n=2337; medication alone, n=608)...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692459/comparative-determinants-of-5-year-cardiovascular-event-rates-in-patients-with-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#9
Cheol Hyun Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Pil Hyung Lee, Minkyu Han, Se Hun Kang, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Seong-Wook Park, Duk-Woo Park, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM), low ejection fraction (EF), and the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) have all been identified as predictors of cardiovascular events in multivessel disease, but their comparative contributions to future risk remain unclear in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease. Through this study we aimed to categorize the risk for cardiovascular events in patients with ULMCA disease using simple clinical descriptors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our study included a total of 5975 patients with ULMCA disease from the Interventional Research Incorporation Society-Left MAIN Revascularization registry who were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (n=2850), coronary artery bypass grafting (n=2337), or medical therapy alone (n=608)...
August 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691733/sudden-death-due-to-coronary-arteritis
#10
Gabrielle Gabarrou, Céline Guilbeau-Frugier, Anthony Blanc, Norbert Telmon, Frederic Savall
We report the case of a middle-aged man, without medical history, who suddenly died at his workplace. The autopsy highlighted a pathological heart macroscopically, with multiple small white areas on the left myocardium. Coronary dissection revealed a pseudotumoural fibromyxoid aspect within the anterior interventricular artery (AIVA) and the left main coronary trunk, including reduction in their diameter with tight stenosis. Microscopic examination of these arteries showed fibroinflammatory wall destruction...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685650/an-unusual-cause-of-left-main-coronary-artery-obstruction
#11
Andreas S Triantafyllis, Filip Rega, Christophe Dubois, Walter Desmet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 7, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684430/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-has-similar-5-year-survival-rates-to-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-for-patients-with-unprotected-left-main-artery-disease
#12
Carlos Collet, Patrick W Serruys
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682149/glycosylated-haemoglobin-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-non-diabetic-patients-is-it-a-prognostic-factor
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Reza Ajudani, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh, Hamidreza Karimi-Sari, Mahdi Safiabadi, Fardin Dolatimehr, Mohammadreza Okhovatian, Mahdi Ramezani-Binabaj, Bahram Pishgoo
BACKGROUND: Some studies aimed to evaluate the relationship between HbA1c and coronary artery disease (CAD). However, it is well known that long-term glycometabolic disorders put the heart at risk for CAD. Considering the inconsistencies between previous studies, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between HbA1c and coronary artery atherosclerosis. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 411 non-diabetic patients who underwent their first coronary angiography between November 2013 and December 2014 in Baqiyatallah Hospital...
July 6, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681426/single-right-coronary-artery-with-absence-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-left-anterior-descending-artery-and-circumflex-artery
#14
Muzaffer Saglam, Demet Dogan, Sinan Sahin, Ceyhan Turkkan, Osman Kula
Single coronary artery is an extremely rare congenital coronary anomaly in which the entire coronary arterial system arises from a solitary ostium. The Lipton's classification is used for single coronary artery anomalies. Herein, we present a 72-year-old woman with single coronary artery anomaly admitted with atypical chest pain. Coronary angiography and multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography findings were shared.
July 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673032/non-invasive-management-of-post-partum-spontaneous-left-main-coronary-artery-dissection-using-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography
#15
Avinoam Shiran, Salim Adawi, Ronen Rubinshtein, Mordechai Bardicef, Eli Gutterman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667349/pediatric-320-row-cardiac-computed-tomography-using-electrocardiogram-gated-model-based-full-iterative-reconstruction
#16
Go Shirota, Eriko Maeda, Yoko Namiki, Razibul Bari, Kenji Ino, Rumiko Torigoe, Osamu Abe
BACKGROUND: Full iterative reconstruction algorithm is available, but its diagnostic quality in pediatric cardiac CT is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare the imaging quality of two algorithms, full and hybrid iterative reconstruction, in pediatric cardiac CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 49 children with congenital cardiac anomalies who underwent cardiac CT. We compared quality of images reconstructed using the two algorithms (full and hybrid iterative reconstruction) based on a 3-point scale for the delineation of the following anatomical structures: atrial septum, ventricular septum, right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, left ventricle, main pulmonary artery, ascending aorta, aortic arch including the patent ductus arteriosus, descending aorta, right coronary artery and left main trunk...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666791/assessing-the-left-main-stem-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-what-is-significant-function-imaging-or-both
#17
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George Kassimis, Giovanni Luigi de Maria, Niket Patel, Raina Tushar, Peter Scott, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Adrian P Banning
Revascularization of significant Left Main Stem (LMS) disease improves clinical outcomes. This can be achieved through either Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or Percutaneous coronary intervention. Defining a significant stenosis of the LMS can be challenging and debatable, as most data have been derived using angiographic assessment alone, with a threshold of 50% luminal stenosis used as a marker of functional significance. The use of adjunctive technologies like Intravascular Ultrasound and Fractional Flow Reserve has improved our ability to accurately assess the anatomical severity and physiological significance of coronary artery stenoses, much more so, than can be achieved through conventional angiography alone...
June 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666394/outcome-of-poor-initial-timi-flow-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Wail Nammas, Mikko Pietilä, Hannu Romppanen, Jussi Sia, Adam DeBelder, Pasi P Karjalainen
OBJECTIVES: We explored the predictors and outcome of poor, versus good, initial TIMI flow in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). DESIGN: We performed post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial of patients presenting with ACS who received 2 comparative stents. Poor initial TIMI flow was defined as baseline TIMI flow grade 0/1 at the initial coronary angiography. The primary endpoint was major adverse cardiac events (MACE): a composite of cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction or ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization...
June 30, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665334/early-desquamating-perineal-erythema-in-a-febrile-infant-a-characteristic-clinical-feature-of-kawasaki-disease
#19
Chiara Isidori, Lisa Sebastiani, Maria Chiara Cardellini, Giuseppe Di Cara, Donato Rigante, Susanna Esposito
Background: The occurrence of a distinctive perineal eruption that appears early in infants with Kawasaki disease (KD), the most relevant type of febrile vasculitis of childhood, has received little attention in pediatric reports. KD diagnosis is based on clinical criteria, which can be supported by laboratory abnormalities or positive echocardiography findings: difficulty in diagnosis can be increased by incomplete or atypical presentations, but a timely diagnostic process is essential in the youngest patients who are more prone to the risk of cardiac sequelae resulting from KD...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663763/long-term-outcomes-of-pci-vs-cabg-for-ostial-midshaft-lesions-in-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery
#20
Cheng-Long Guo, Xian-Peng Yu, Bang-Guo Yang, Meng-Meng Li, Ji-Qiang He, Quan Li, Cheng-Xiong Gu, Shu-Zheng Lyu, Jian-Zeng Dong
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on long-term (> 5 years) outcomes of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation compared with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for ostial/midshaft left main coronary artery (LMCA) lesions. METHODS: Of the 259 consecutive patients in Beijing Anzhen Hospital with ostial/midshaft LMCA lesions, 149 were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with DES and 110 were with CABG. The endpoints of the study were death, repeat revascularization, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, the composite of cardiac death, and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE, the composite of cardiac death, MI, stroke or repeat revascularization)...
April 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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