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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546033/long-term-follow-up-of-first-generation-versus-new-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-three-vessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Toru Yoshizaki, Toru Naganuma, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Takeo Horikoshi, Hirokazu Onishi, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Shotaro Nakamura, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUNDS: Few reports have primarily focused on long-term clinical outcomes in three-vessel disease when patients were treated with either first- or new-generation drug-eluting stents (DES). The purpose of this study was to investigate different clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for three-vessel disease with first- or new-generation DES. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2013, a total of 200 patients who received complete revascularization of three-vessel disease with either first-generation DES (n=85) or new-generation DES (n=115) were analyzed in this retrospective study...
April 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532066/design-and-characterization-of-a-novel-nickel-free-cobalt-base-alloy-for-intravascular-stents
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Qiang Wang, Yibin Ren, M Babar Shahzad, Wei Zhang, Xumeng Pan, Song Zhang, Dan Zhang
Co-Cr-W-Ni alloy (L605) with high tensile strength is used in coronary stents. The thickness of individual strut of the stent is reduced which can decrease the stent restenosis rate. However, about 10% Ni element content in L605 is found to cause allergic reactions and pulmonary embolism, similar to the traditional 316L stainless steel. In this study, a novel nickel-free cobalt-base alloy Co-20Cr-12Fe-18Mn-2Mo-4W-N (wt%) was designed and fabricated in order to efficiently avoid the potential hazards of Ni element...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508393/reversed-single-string-technique-for-coronary-bifurcation-stenting-first-report-of-case-demonstrations-in-vitro
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Julien Adjedj, Gabor G Toth, Mariano Pellicano, William Wijns
OBJECTIVES: This work reports the concept and the practical feasibility of Reversed Single String bifurcation stenting technique by demonstrating three in vitro cases. BACKGROUND: Provisional T stenting is the most used interventional technique to treat coronary bifurcation lesions. However, after main branch (MB) stenting, treatment of the side branch (SB) may become indicated to provide a good final result. Currently applied methods all have their structural limitations with respect to wall coverage, multiple strut layers, poor apposition rate...
May 16, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504232/portugal-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#4
Rui Campante Teles, Gustavo Pires-Morais, Pedro Canas da Silva, Rui Cruz Ferreira, Manuel de Sousa Almeida, Filipe Seixo, Marco Costa, Vasco Gama Ribeiro, Jorge Marques, João Carlos Silva, Hélder Pereira, Pedro Farto E Abreu, Henrique Carvalho, Eduardo Infante de Oliveira
The aim of the present paper is to report trends in Portuguese interventional cardiology from 2010 to 2015. We studied data from the prospective multicentre Portuguese National Registry of Interventional Cardiology (RNCI) to analyse percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures and structural heart interventions from 2010 to 2015. A total of 73,977 PCIs and 780 transcatheter aortic valve implants were performed during the study period. Since 2010 there has been a 60% increase in PCI procedures and a twofold increase in primary angioplasty rates reaching 316 per million population...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504231/poland-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#5
Jacek Legutko, Zbigniew Siudak, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Dudek
For the last five years, invasive cardiology in Poland has developed extensively. Currently, 98% of the 161 Polish cathlabs operate in 24/7 mode, 37 of them supported by cardiac surgery departments on-site. A certification curriculum for interventional cardiology operators is supported by dedicated workshops and scientific meetings during national conferences. The rise in the number of coronary angiographies and PCIs was paralleled by an increased use of drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds and physiologic assessment of coronary arteries...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487356/intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-is-associated-with-better-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-stenting-compared-with-angiography-guidance-alone
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Pontus Andell, Sofia Karlsson, Moman A Mohammad, Matthias Götberg, Stefan James, Jens Jensen, Ole Fröbert, Oskar Angerås, Johan Nilsson, Elmir Omerovic, Bo Lagerqvist, Jonas Persson, Sasha Koul, David Erlinge
BACKGROUND: Small observational studies have indicated better outcome with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance when performing unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but the overall picture remains inconclusive and warrants further investigation. We studied the impact of IVUS guidance on outcome in patients undergoing unprotected LMCA PCI in a Swedish nationwide observational study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients who underwent unprotected LMCA PCI between 2005 and 2014 because of stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome were included from the nationwide SCAAR (Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry)...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463896/a-meta-analysis-of-the-impact-of-aspirin-clopidogrel-and-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-on-bleeding-complications-in-noncardiac-surgery
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Jesse A Columbo, Andrew J Lambour, Rebecca A Sundling, Nirali B Chauhan, Sarah Y Bessen, David L Linshaw, Ravinder Kang, Natalie B V Riblet, Philip P Goodney, David H Stone
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the bleeding risks associated with single (aspirin) and dual (aspirin + clopidogrel) antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) versus placebo or no treatment in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The impact of antiplatelet therapy on bleeding during noncardiac surgery remains controversial. A meta-analysis was performed to examine the risk associated with single and DAPT. METHODS: A systematic review of antiplatelet therapy, noncardiac surgery, and perioperative bleeding was performed...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460853/safety-and-efficacy-of-dual-versus-triple-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Authors-Nayan Agarwal, Ankur Jain, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Rohit Bishnoi, Harsh Golwala, Ashkan Karimi, Mohammad Khalid Mojadidi, Jalaj Garg, Tanush Gupta, Nimesh Kirit Patel, Siddharth Wayangankar, R David Anderson
BACKGROUND: Choosing an antithrombotic regimen post coronary intervention in patients with concomitant indication for anticoagulation is a challenge commonly encountered by clinicians. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of observational studies and randomized controlled trials comparing outcomes of triple therapy (dual antiplatelet therapy and anticoagulant) with dual therapy (single antiplatelet therapy and anticoagulant) in patients on long-term anticoagulants after percutaneous coronary intervention...
April 28, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450906/vascular-response-profiles-following-a-nano-polymer-free-sirolimus-eluting-stent-implantation-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-in-a-porcine-model
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Li Ma, Qiang Fu, Hongyu Hu, Wei Chen, Li Li, Zhixu Tan, Buxing Chen
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high resolution imaging modality and has been considered as the ideal tool for the evaluation of neointimal tissue and vascular responses following stent implantation. However, vascular response profiles following the implantation of a novel nano polymer-free sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) assessed by OCT has not been fully investigated. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the effects of a nano polymer-free SES on neointimal formation using OCT. A total of 16 nano polymer-free SESs were implanted in the coronary arteries of 8 pigs...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439617/-stroke-prophylaxis-in-atrial-fibrillation-when-how-and-for-whom
#10
T Maurer, C Sohns
In patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), modern antithrombotic therapy and anticoagulation strategies should be individualized based on shared decision making including patient preferences and the absolute and relative risks of stroke and bleeding. Estimation of the individual risk for stroke is still based on the CHA2DS2-VASc score. Based on the most recent guidelines for the management of AF, oral anticoagulation therapy should be considered for men with a CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥1 and women with a score ≥2, balancing the expected stroke reduction, risk of bleeding and patient preference...
April 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432005/radial-ulnar-angioplasty-in-selected-patients-undergoing-elective-angiography-or-pci-using-complex-forearm-approach
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Santiago Jesús Camacho Freire, Antonio Enrique Gómez Menchero, Javier León Jiménez, Jessica Roa Garrido, Rosa Cardenal Piris, José Francisco Díaz Fernández
BACKGROUND: Angioplasty on the radial artery have been performed with good success rates in patients with critical hand ischemia. We sought to assess the feasibility and safety of radial angioplasty on complex radial access in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS/MATERIAL: A prospective series of procedures with complex radial/ulnar access to which radial-ulnar angioplasty (RU-A) was performed. We set goals of efficacy and safety that included the success rate of the procedure (need for ¨Crossover femoral¨) and the existence of radial pulse at one month...
April 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425039/disaggregation-following-agonist-induced-platelet-activation-in-patients-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
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Patricia P Wadowski, Beate Eichelberger, Christoph W Kopp, Joseph Pultar, Daniela Seidinger, Renate Koppensteiner, Irene M Lang, Simon Panzer, Thomas Gremmel
Disaggregation as the difference between maximal and final platelet aggregation by light transmission aggregometry indicates the stability of platelet aggregates. We evaluated the extent of disaggregation after platelet stimulation with adenosine diphosphate (ADP), arachidonic acid (AA), collagen, epinephrine, and thrombin receptor-activating peptide (TRAP)-6 in 323 patients on dual antiplatelet therapy with daily aspirin and clopidogrel (group 1), prasugrel (group 2), or ticagrelor (group 3) therapy. All patients in group 1 underwent elective angioplasty and stenting, whereas all patients included in groups 2 and 3 suffered from acute coronary syndromes (STEMI or NSTEMI) and underwent urgent PCI...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413521/efficacy-of-arsenic-trioxide-drug-eluting-stents-in-the-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease
#13
Shasha Zhang, Yuping Zhang, Shichuan Li, Zhifeng Li
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of arsenic trioxide drug-eluting (AVI) stents, manufactured in China, for the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD). Between January and August 2014, 40 patients with CHD admitted to Yongchuan Hospital with implanted AVI stents alone were selected. A one-year clinical follow-up was completed and one year postoperative coronary angiography was reviewed. Major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), recurrent angina, stent restenosis and stent thrombosis cases were detected...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412256/procedural-and-long-term-outcomes-of%C3%A2-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for%C3%A2-in-stent-chronic-total-occlusion
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Lorenzo Azzalini, Rustem Dautov, Soledad Ojeda, Susanna Benincasa, Barbara Bellini, Francesco Giannini, Jorge Chavarría, Manuel Pan, Mauro Carlino, Antonio Colombo, Stéphane Rinfret
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to investigate the long-term outcomes and predictors of adverse events of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for in-stent chronic total occlusion (IS-CTO). BACKGROUND: IS-CTO PCI has traditionally been associated with suboptimal success rates. METHODS: We performed a multicenter registry of consecutive patients undergoing CTO PCI at 3 specialized centers. Patients were divided in IS-CTO and de novo CTO. The primary endpoint (major adverse cardiac events [MACE]) was a composite of cardiac death, target-vessel myocardial infarction, and ischemia-driven target-vessel revascularization (TVR) on follow-up...
May 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400917/coronary-stenting-a-matter-of-revascularization
#15
EDITORIAL
Aldo Bonaventura, Fabrizio Montecucco, Luca Liberale
In the last few decades, the recommended treatment for coronary artery disease has been dramatically improved by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the use of balloon catheters, bare metal stents (BMSs), and drug-eluting stents (DESs). Catheter balloons were burdened by acute vessel occlusion or target-lesion re-stenosis. BMSs greatly reduced those problems holding up the vessel structure, but showed high rates of in-stent re-stenosis, which is characterized by neo-intimal hyperplasia and vessel remodeling leading to a re-narrowing of the vessel diameter...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398398/-new-technologies-and-applications-for-drug-coated-balloons
#16
Bernardo Cortese, Gaetano Di Palma, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari
Drug-eluting stents (DES) represent nowadays the gold standard treatment for coronary artery disease. Despite the safety and efficacy, and favorable long-term clinical outcomes of new generation DES, their use is still associated with a not negligible risk of long-term events, related to the presence of a definitive prosthesis in the vessel wall. In addition, DES implantation is not always desirable in particular anatomic settings (small vessels, bifurcations) or in patients with higher bleeding risk. In recent years, drug-coated balloons (DCB) have been developed to overcome some of these limitations, offering a combined mechanical (balloon dilation) and biological therapy (drug-release)...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398396/-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-clinical-experience-of-the-emilia-romagna-region-italy
#17
Alberto Menozzi, Gianluca Calogero Campo, Vincenzo Guiducci, Gianni Dall'Ara, Andrea Santarelli, Paolo Sbarzaglia, Marco Balducelli, Paolo Magnavacchi, Fabio Sgura, Luciano Losi, Luigi Vignali, Gianni Casella, Luigi Steffanon, Fabio Tarantino, Francesco Saia
BACKGROUND: The bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BRS) technology constitutes the new revolution of the coronary artery disease interventional treatment. Currently, three distinct types of BRSs are available but only one, the Absorb BVS, was on the market in 2013 when the Regional Commission for Medical Devices and the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Commission of the Emilia-Romagna Region drew up a technical and scientific essay to provide guidance for the introduction of BRS in public and affiliated health facilities...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396082/pregnancy-related-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a%C3%A2-case-series-and-literature-review
#18
Emily Rose, Maheedhar Gedela, Nathan Miller, Paul L Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Cardiac emergencies during pregnancy are rare but have significant associated morbidity and mortality when they do occur. The emergency physician must not only be aware of potentially life-threatening conditions in the pregnant woman, but also know the emergent management and treatment of these conditions to avoid worsening of the underlying condition. Pregnancy-related spontaneous coronary artery dissection has been described in the cardiology literature, but is not well-known in emergency medicine literature...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388767/treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease-randomized-trials-on-myocardial-revascularization-and-complete-arterial-bypass-grafting
#19
Ardawan J Rastan
Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr from the very beginning of his career as a cardiac surgeon was involved in the refinements of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). At the Leipzig Heart Center, his spirit of early adapting to new technologies inspired the entire team and led to a matchless scientific atmosphere to find solutions to improve almost all fields of cardiac surgery, including CABG. In combination with a tremendous number of patients with indications for isolated coronary artery bypass Prof. Mohr as the surgical principle investigator and the Leipzig Heart Center were able to include patients in the Synergy between PCI [percutaneous coronary intervention] with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) trial, the first randomized trials comparing CABG and PCIs using the drug-eluting stents...
April 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385356/the-promus-premier-everolimus-eluting-platinum-chromium-stent-with-durable-polymer-evaluated-in-a-real-world-all-comer-population-in-rotterdam-cardiology-hospital-the-p-search-registry
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Miguel E Lemmert, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Roberto Diletti, Rutger J van Bommel, Ron T van Domburg, Peter P de Jaegere, Evelyn Regar, Felix Zijlstra, Eric Boersma, Joost Daemen
BACKGROUND: A new-generation everolimus eluting platinum-chromium stent (EePCS), offering improved radial strength, radiopacity and conformability compared to everolimus-eluting cobalt-chromium stents (EeCCS), was evaluated with regard to safety and efficacy in an all-comer cohort. METHODS: A total of 1000 consecutive all-comer patients (including acute coronary syndrome, multivessel disease, calcified lesions) treated with an EePCS (Promus Premier™, Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) from May 2013 to October 2014 were compared to 1000 consecutive patients treated with an EeCCS (Xience Prime™, Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) from April 2012 to May 2013...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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