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#1
Hannes Reuter, Stephan Baldus
An invasive measurement of the fractional flow reserve (FFR) allows the valuation of the individual risk for ischemic events in patients with coronary artery disease. Therefore, FFR has become a valuable tool to guide coronary revascularisations. The cut-off value ≤ 0.80 has been validated in many different subsets of patients. However, FFR values describe a risk continuum with an inverse correlation between FFR value and the risk of events. So FFR should always be interpreted regarding the patient's clinical context, especially in patients with a high risk for rapid disease progression...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042949/angina-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
#2
Huijie Dong, Dayuan Lou, Xiaofei Ji, Peng Qu
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) often causes small blood vessel lesions in multiple organs, with less impact on large vessels. We report a case involving not only large blood vessels, but also angina. The computed tomographic angiography of large vessels and vascular ultrasonography of the extremity also suggested great arteries of the body were involved. Further cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody tests, pathological examination and dynamic chest computed tomography scan confirmed the diagnosis of GPA...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039175/-comparison-of-limus-eluting-stent-with-paclitaxel-eluting-stent-for-patients-with-coronary-small-vessel-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Xiaoqun Zhang, Qiwen Wang, Xin Wang, Xiaolei Xu, Jianhua Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of limus-eluting stent (LES) with paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) for patients with coronary small vessel disease. METHODS: The studies of LES and PES used for patients with coronary small vessel disease were searched in PubMed, Web of Science, ClinicalTrials, SinoMed, CNKI, Wanfang data and CQVIP. The relative risk (RR) estimates with 95% confidence intervals and other statistical variables were calculated with Stata 14.0, and the meta analysis was performed with RevMan 5...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038593/gender-and-lesion-number-dependent-difference-in-atherogenic-index-of-plasma-in-chinese-people-with-coronary-heart-disease
#4
Wei Ni, Zhenyu Zhou, Tao Liu, Haoyu Wang, Jianping Deng, Xiaoyan Liu, Guoqiang Xing
Few studies has investigated the interrelationship between Atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) and coronary heart disease (CHD) especially in Asians. AIP is the logarithmically transformed ratio of triglyceride (TG) to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and is thought to be associated with arteriosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Of the 463 patients from Central Hospital of Nanchong in 2011-2014 diagnosed with angiograms, 229 CHD (>50% stenosis in one or more arteries) and the rest 234 were the controls (maximum stenosis < 10% in any artery) according to the world health organization (who) diagnostic criteria...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038413/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-coronary-bifurcation-lesions
#5
William Finch, Michael S Lee
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of lesions at coronary bifurcations poses a technical challenge. Short-term complications, including periprocedural myocardial infarction, and long-term complications such as in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis, are higher in patients with bifurcation lesions. Techniques for PCI of bifurcation lesions include stenting of the main branch alone, and the use of two or more stents to cover the main and side branches. Two- or three-stent techniques include T-stenting, crush, culotte, simultaneous kissing stents, V-stenting, and Y-stenting...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038225/role-of-proximal-optimization-technique-guided-by-intravascular-ultrasound-on-stent-expansion-stent-symmetry-index-and-side-branch-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-coronary-bifurcation-lesions
#6
Diaa Hakim, Arka Chatterjee, Olusuen Alli, Joshua Turner, Assad Sattar, Nicolas Foin, Massoud A Leesar
BACKGROUND: Bench models of coronary bifurcation lesions demonstrated that the proximal optimization technique (POT) expanded the stent and opened the side branch (SB). We investigated the role of POT guided by intravascular ultrasound on the main vessel (MV) stent expansion and SB fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with coronary bifurcation lesion. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 40 patients with coronary bifurcation lesion, 120 intravascular ultrasound examinations of the MV were performed at baseline, after MV stenting, and POT followed by 95 FFR measurements of the SB...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038224/effect-of-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-hyperemic-absolute-coronary-blood-flow-volume-and-microvascular-resistance
#7
Yoshihisa Kanaji, Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Eisuke Usui, Makoto Araki, Junji Matsuda, Masahiro Hoshino, Masao Yamaguchi, Takayuki Niida, Masahiro Hada, Sadamitsu Ichijyo, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Mitsuaki Isobe, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The hemodynamics involved in the relationship between absolute coronary blood flow (ABF) volume and myocardial resistance (MR) are complex, and the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on their changes remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in hyperemic ABF and MR before and after elective PCI using a thermodilution method. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated 28 vessels (right coronary artery, 9; left anterior descending coronary artery, 18; left circumflex coronary artery, 1) from 28 patients with stable angina pectoris undergoing elective PCI...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037762/evaluation-of-lesion-flow-coefficient-for-the-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patient-groups-from-two-academic-medical-centers
#8
Srikara V Peelukhana, Rupak K Banerjee, Tim P van de Hoef, Kranthi K Kolli, Mohamed Effat, Tarek Helmy, Massoud Leesar, Hanan Kerr, Jan J Piek, Paul Succop, Lloyd Back, Imran Arif
BACKGROUND: In this study, lesion flow coefficient (LFC: ratio of % area stenosis [%AS] to the square root of the ratio of the pressure drop across the stenosis to the dynamic pressure in the throat region), that combines both the anatomical (%AS) and functional measurements (pressure and flow), was assessed for application in a clinical setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pressure, flow, and anatomical values were obtained from patients in 251 vessels from two different centers...
September 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037758/the-association-of-vertebrobasilar-calcification-with-etiological-subtypes-stroke-recurrence-and-outcome-in-acute-brainstem-ischemic-stroke
#9
Elif Gökçal, Elvin Niftaliyev, Tuğçe Özdemir, Mehmet Kolukısa, Talip Asil
Arterial calcification (AC), a frequent finding on imaging studies, has been reported as a risk factor for ischemic stroke. However few studies have explored the association of AC with etiological subtypes and prognostic implications. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of AC with demograhics, risk factors and etiological subtypes and to determine whether it predicts stroke recurrence and functional outcome in patients with acute brainstem ischemic stroke. We analyzed our database consisting of patients who were diagnosed as acute brainstem ischemic stroke admitted within 24hours of onset...
October 9, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035435/clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-of-the-first-korean-made-sirolimus-eluting-coronary-stent-with-abluminal-bioresorbable-polymer
#10
Hyoung Mo Yang, Kyoung Woo Seo, Junghan Yoon, Hyo Soo Kim, Kiyuk Chang, Hong Seok Lim, Byoung Joo Choi, So Yeon Choi, Myeong Ho Yoon, Seung Hwan Lee, Sung Gyun Ahn, Young Jin Youn, Jun Won Lee, Bon Kwon Koo, Kyung Woo Park, Han Mo Yang, Jung Kyu Han, Ki Bae Seung, Wook Sung Chung, Pum Joon Kim, Yoon Seok Koh, Hun Jun Park, Seung Jea Tahk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Genoss drug-eluting coronary stent. METHODS: This study was a prospective, multicenter, randomized trial with a 1:1 ratio of Genoss drug-eluting stent (DES)™ and Promus Element™. Inclusion criteria were the presence of stable angina, unstable angina, or silent ischemia. Angiographic inclusion criteria were de novo coronary stenotic lesion with diameter stenosis >50%, reference vessel diameter of 2...
September 18, 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034073/unmet-goals-in-the-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-review
#11
REVIEW
Alejandro Farah, Alejandro Barbagelata
Reperfusion therapy decreases myocardium damage during an acute coronary event and consequently mortality. However, there are unmet needs in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, consequently mortality and heart failure continue to occur in about 10% and 20% of cases, respectively. Different strategies could improve reperfusion. These strategies, like generation of warning sign recognition and being initially assisted and transferred by an emergency service, could reduce the time to reperfusion. If the first electrocardiogram is performed en route, it can be transmitted and interpreted in a timely manner by a specialist at the receiving center, bypassing community hospitals without percutaneous coronary intervention capabilities...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033506/the-impact-of-fractional-flow-reserve-guided-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-stenoses-of-intermediate-severity
#12
Chien-Lung Huang, Hsu-Lung Jen, Wen-Ping Huang, Tien-Ping Tsao, Mason Shing Young, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) in addition to angiography significantly reduced the rate of all major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). However, this practice has not been widely accepted and limited outcome data exist about FFR-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in Taiwan. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible impact of FFR-guided PCI in coronary stenoses of intermediate severity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study on 443 cases of intermediate coronary stenoses in 206 patients recruited from our computerized database...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033499/fabrication-and-characterization-of-electrospun-thermoplastic-polyurethane-fibroin-small-diameter-vascular-grafts-for-vascular-tissue-engineering
#13
E Yu, J Zhang, J A Thomson, L-S Turng
The demand for small-diameter blood vessel substitutes has been increasing due to a shortage of autograft vessels and problems with thrombosis and intimal hyperplasia with synthetic grafts. In this study, hybrid small-diameter vascular grafts made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and silk fibroin, which possessed a hybrid fibrous structure of an aligned inner layer and a random outer layer, were fabricated by the electrospinning technique using a customized striated collector that generated both aligned and random fibers simultaneously...
November 2016: Int Polym Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032905/analysis-of-wound-healing-time-and-wound-free-period-as-outcomes-after-surgical-and-endovascular-revascularization-for-critical-lower-limb-ischemia
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Jin Okazaki, Daisuke Matsuda, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Masaru Ishida, Sosei Kuma, Koichi Morisaki, Tadashi Furuyama, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Traditional end points, such as amputation-free survival, used to assess the clinical effectiveness of lower limb revascularization have shortcomings because they do not account independently for wound nonhealing and recurrence or patient survival. Wound healing process and maintenance of a wound-free state after revascularization were not well-studied. The aim of this study was to elucidate the long-term clinical course of ischemic wounds after revascularization. We focused on initial wound healing process as well as the maintenance of a wound-free state after achievement of wound healing...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032450/association-between-coronary-artery-disease-severity-and-overactive-bladder-in-geriatric-patients
#15
Muhammet Fatih Kilinc, Erdogan Yasar, Halil Ibrahim Aydin, Yildiray Yildiz, Omer Gokhan Doluoglu
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between overactive bladder (OAB) and coronary artery disease (CAD) as demonstrated on coronary angiography in patients > 65 years. METHODS: The patients who were > 65 years completed an OAB-V8 form before undergoing coronary angiography at a tertiary care hospital. The presence of OAB was documented using the self-administered OAB-V8 questionnaire. Formal stratification of the coronary vessels plaque burden was assessed by calculation of a Gensini score for each patient...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031580/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-and-mid-range-ejection-fractions-a-systematic-angiography-approach
#16
Lory Trevisan, Jennifer Cautela, Noemie Resseguier, Marc Laine, Stephane Arques, Johan Pinto, Morgane Orabona, Jeremie Barraud, Michael Peyrol, Franck Paganelli, Laurent Bonello, Franck Thuny
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend careful screening and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) in heart failure with preserved or mid-range ejection fraction (HFpEF/HFmEF). AIM: We aimed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of CAD using a prospective systematic coronary angiography approach. METHODS: A systematic coronary angiography protocol was applied in consecutive patients admitted for HFpEF/HFmEF during a 6-month period in a single centre...
October 11, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030224/transfer-molded-wrappable-microneedle-meshes-for-perivascular-drug-delivery
#17
JiYong Lee, Dae Hyun Kim, Kang Ju Lee, Il Ho Seo, Seung Hyun Park, Eui Hwa Jang, Youngjoo Park, Young-Nam Youn, WonHyoung Ryu
After surgical procedures such as coronary/peripheral bypass grafting or endarterectomy for the treatment of organ ischemia derived from atherosclerosis, intimal hyperplasia (IH) which leads to restenosis or occlusion at the site of graft anastomosis frequently occurs. In order to inhibit IH caused by abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in tunica media, various perivascular drug delivery devices are reported for delivery of anti-proliferation drugs into vascular tissue. However, there still remain conflicting requirements such as local and unidirectional delivery vs device porosity, and conformal tight device installation vs pulsatile expansion and constriction of blood vessels...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030141/feasibility-and-usefulness-of-three-dimensional-optical-coherence-tomography-guidance-for-optimal-side-branch-treatment-in-coronary-bifurcation-stenting
#18
Ryoji Nagoshi, Takayuki Okamura, Yoshinobu Murasato, Tatsuhiro Fujimura, Masahiro Yamawaki, Shiro Ono, Takeshi Serikawa, Yutaka Hikichi, Fumiaki Nakao, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Toshiro Shinke, Yoichi Kijima, Amane Kozuki, Hiroyuki Shibata, Junya Shite
BACKGROUND: For the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions, optimal guidewire (GW) recrossing after main vessel stenting is important for good stent apposition at the side branch (SB) orifice in kissing balloon inflation (KBI). METHODS: We analyzed 150 bifurcation lesions treated with single stenting following KBI in the three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (3D-OCT) bifurcation registry study (2015-16) and a single center experience (2012-16). OCT examination was performed after GW recrossing to the SB and after KBI...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028652/novel-dry-lab-training-method-for-totally-endoscopic-coronary-anastomosis-a-pilot-study
#19
Kosuke Ujihira, Akira Yamada
OBJECTIVE: We describe our original dry-lab training system for nonrobotic and beating heart endoscopic coronary artery anastomosis. METHODS: All the materials used for this training were commercially available. We selected a boxed machine, which can produce pulsatile movements of artificial vessels, and on its roof, we installed a two-dimensional home video camera and a monitor. A multiple-holed plate was placed in front of the machine, and through these holes, a trainee inserted endoscopic surgical instruments and anastomosed the artificial vessels by running fashion while watching the monitor...
October 13, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027737/an-optical-coherence-tomography-study-of-neointimal-morphology-and-strut-coverage-at-different-time-intervals-from-implantation-of-biodegradable-polymer-coated-sirolimus-eluting-stents
#20
Jacek Legutko, Robert J Gil, Pawel E Buszman, Grzegorz L Kaluza, Gary S Mintz, Tomasz Roleder, Marek Krol, Roman Wojdyla, Tomasz Pawlowski, Michal Brzezinski, Marek Kondys, Bartosz Skwarna, Jacek Jakala, Wojciech Zasada, Lukasz Partyka, Dariusz Dudek
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to capture the evolution of neointima after implantation of a biodegradable polymer-coated, sirolimus-eluting, cobalt-chromium coronary stent system (BP-DES). BACKGROUND: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) suggests that in-stent neointimal morphology influences clinical outcomes after DES implantation. METHODS: Sixty patients treated with single BP-DES implantation were examined by quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and OCT at 3, 6, and 12-month follow-up...
October 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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