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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427600/carotid-artery-stenting-investigation-of-plaque-protrusion-incidence-and-prognosis
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Masashi Kotsugi, Katsutoshi Takayama, Kaoru Myouchin, Takeshi Wada, Ichiro Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Toshiaki Taoka, Shinichiro Kurokawa, Hiroyuki Nakase, Kimihiko Kichikawa
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to clarify the incidence and prognosis of PP in carotid artery stenting (CAS). BACKGROUND: Projections thought to be plaque may be observed inside the stent on angiography or intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during CAS. Known as plaque protrusion (PP), the incidence and prognosis of this complication are unclear. METHODS: A total of 354 consecutive carotid atherosclerotic stenoses in 328 patients (285 men, 43 women; age range 51 to 97 years [mean age 73...
April 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413112/the-effect-of-negative-remodeling-on-fractional-flow-reserve-after-cardiac-transplantation
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William F Fearon, Robert Felix, Atsushi Hirohata, Ryota Sakurai, Powell O Jose, Masao Yamasaki, Mamoo Nakamura, Peter J Fitzgerald, Hannah A Valantine, Paul G Yock, Alan C Yeung
BACKGROUND: Negative remodeling is a common occurrence early after cardiac transplantation. Its impact on the development of myocardial ischemia is not well documented. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of negative remodeling on fractional flow reserve after cardiac transplantation. METHODS: Thirty-four cardiac transplant recipients underwent intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment soon after transplantation and one year later...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397443/an-evaluation-of-dual-source-computed-tomography-used-with-the-de-weert-classification-to-detect-vulnerable-plaque-using-ivus-virtual-histology-as-a-standard-of-reference
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Bartosz Dołęga-Kozierowski, Piotr Klimeczek, Michał Lis, Róża Krycińska, Anna Chrapusta, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Jerzy Garcarek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: One of the main risk factors for cerebral ischemic events is atherosclerotic disease of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Nowadays, increasing attention is being paid to the relationship between the morphological features of atherosclerotic plaque and the occurrence of stroke. Several studies have demonstrated that the presence of specific vulnerable plaque types, with a large lipid core and thin fibrous cap, can be used as an independent risk predictor of cerebral ischemic events...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390284/well-balanced-system-for-coronary-calcium-detection-and-volume-measurement-in-a-low-resolution-intravascular-ultrasound-videos
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Sumit K Banchhor, Narendra D Londhe, Tadashi Araki, Luca Saba, Petia Radeva, John R Laird, Jasjit S Suri
BACKGROUND: Accurate and fast quantitative assessment of calcium volume is required during the planning of percutaneous coronary interventions procedures. Low resolution in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary videos poses a threat to calcium detection causing over-estimation in volume measurement. We introduce a correction block that counter-balances the bias introduced during the calcium detection process. METHOD: Nineteen patients image dataset (around 40,090 frames), IRB approved, were collected using 40MHz IVUS catheter (Atlantis® SR Pro, Boston Scientific®, pullback speed of 0...
March 30, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389294/comparison-of-aspire-mechanical-thrombectomy-versus-angiojet-thrombectomy-system-in-a-porcine-iliac-vein-thrombosis-model
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Roy J Weinberg, Tamuru Okada, Aaron Chen, Walter Kim, Changyi Chen, Peter H Lin
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety profile of the AngioJet thrombectomy device and ASPIRE thrombectomy system in a porcine venous thrombosis model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve adult pigs underwent bilateral iliac venous thrombosis created by using a stent-graft thrombosis model, and subsequently underwent either AngioJet (n = 6) or ASPIRE mechanical thrombectomy (n = 6) one week later. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was used to assess thrombectomy efficacy, and computed tomography was used to evaluate pulmonary embolism (PE)...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374180/coronary-artery-anomalies-when-you-need-to-worry
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REVIEW
Ajar Kochar, Todd Kiefer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is a broad spectrum of coronary artery anomalies that cardiologists may encounter either incidentally or during evaluation for cardiac symptoms. These anomalies include anomalous coronary arteries arising from the opposite sinus of Valsalva (ACAOS), coronary fistulae, and coronary artery aneurysms. This manuscript outlines the unique features, diagnostic characteristics, and treatment considerations for these lesions. RECENT FINDINGS: Intravenous ultrasound (IVUS), computed tomographic angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are becoming more sophisticated and will be increasingly used to facilitate the optimal treatment approach for coronary anomalies...
May 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373785/chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-recanalization-current-techniques-and-new-devices
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REVIEW
Jan-Erik Gülker, Lars Bansemir, Heinrich G Klues, Alexander Bufe
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of total chronic coronary occlusion (CTO) still remains a major challenge. The prevalence of a CTO has been reported to be up to 30% among patients with a clinical indication for coronary angiography. Progress has been made with further advanced interventional techniques and continuously sophisticated interventional tools. Nevertheless the number of interventions carried out to recanalize a CTO is less than 10% of all procedures. Benefits of a successful CTO recanalization include relief of angina pectoris and ischemia-related dyspnea, substantial improvement in left ventricular function and, avoidance of surgery treatment...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372789/automatic-media-adventitia-ivus-image-segmentation-based-on-sparse-representation-framework-and-dynamic-directional-active-contour-model
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Fahimeh Sadat Zakeri, Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan, Somayye Norouzi
Segmentation of the arterial wall boundaries from intravascular ultrasound images is an important image processing task in order to quantify arterial wall characteristics such as shape, area, thickness and eccentricity. Since manual segmentation of these boundaries is a laborious and time consuming procedure, many researchers attempted to develop (semi-) automatic segmentation techniques as a powerful tool for educational and clinical purposes in the past but as yet there is no any clinically approved method in the market...
March 25, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372786/clinical-application-of-effective-atomic-number-for-classifying-non-calcified-coronary-plaques-by-dual-energy-computed-tomography
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Shun Nakajima, Hiroyuki Ito, Tetsuya Mitsuhashi, Yutaka Kubo, Kazuhiro Matsui, Isao Tanaka, Rika Fukui, Hisako Omori, Takashi Nakaoka, Hiroshi Sakura, Eiko Ueno, Haruhiko Machida
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography allows non-invasive classification of non-calcified coronary plaques (NCCPs) based on Hounsfield unit (HU) values. This methodology, however, is somewhat limited for reliable classification of NCCPs. Therefore, we evaluated the effective atomic number (EAN) for classifying NCCPs by single-source dual-energy CT with fast tube voltage switching (SSDECT). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 18 patients undergoing both SSDECT and intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS)...
March 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366306/the-largpad-trial-phase-iia-evaluation-of-l-arginine-infusion-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#10
Vikram S Kashyap, Ryan O Lakin, Patricia Campos, Matthew Allemang, Ann Kim, Timur P Sarac, Alfred Hausladen, Jonathan S Stamler
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial function is improved by l-arginine (l-arg) supplementation in preclinical and clinical studies of mildly diseased vasculature; however, endothelial function and responsiveness to l-arg in severely diseased arteries is not known. Our objective was to evaluate the acute effects of catheter-directed l-arg delivery in patients with chronic lower extremity ischemia secondary to peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: The study enrolled 22 patients (45% male) with peripheral arterial disease (mean age, 62 years) requiring lower extremity angiography...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359681/evaluation-of-plaque-morphology-by-64-slice-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-compared-to-intravascular-ultrasound-in-nonocclusive-segments-of-coronary-arteries
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Manoj Kesarwani, Rine Nakanishi, Tae-Young Choi, David M Shavelle, Matthew J Budoff
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Although intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is the current gold standard for plaque characterization, noninvasive coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) requires further evaluation. The ability to detect plaque morphology by CCTA remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CCTA for plaque detection and morphology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent cardiac catheterization with IVUS and CCTA...
March 27, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356209/nutcracker-syndrome-an-update-on-current-diagnostic-criteria-and-management-guidelines
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REVIEW
K Ananthan, S Onida, A H Davies
BACKGROUND: Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) describes left renal vein compression between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta. Although uncommon, it is an important diagnosis due to the important morbidity associated with it, including the risk of chronic kidney disease from long-term left renal vein (LRV) hypertension and the risk of LRV thrombosis. METHODS: This article reviews the literature on NCS, particularly with respect to the diagnostic accuracy of different imaging modalities and the success rates, complications, and long-term follow-up data associated with various surgical interventions...
March 26, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344214/the-outcomes-of-intravascular-ultrasound-guided-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-among-patients-with-complex-coronary-lesions-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-15-clinical-trials-and-8-084-patients
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Zhong Guo Fan, Xiao Fei Gao, Xiao Bo Li, Ming Xue Shao, Ya Li Gao, Shao Liang Chen, Nai Liang Tian
OBJECTIVE: The effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with complex coronary artery lesions remains to be controversial. This study sought to evaluate the outcomes of IVUS guidance in these patients. METHODS: The EMBASE, Medline, and other internet sources were searched for relevant articles. The primary endpoint was major adverse cardiac events (MACE), including all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), and target-vessel revascularization (TVR)...
March 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342839/a-case-of-severely-calcified-neoatherosclerosis-after-paclitaxel-eluting-stent-implantation
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Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
A 79-year-old male who had a history of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) received coronary angiography (CAG), because of angina pectoris. CAG showed in-stent restenosis of the paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES). Since the devices could not pass the lesion, we performed rotational atherectomy. Although we could not identify the calcified lesion by the optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) findings because of strong attenuation, the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image showed the superficial calcification...
March 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335787/risk-factors-of-atherosclerotic-tissue-types-in-single-vessel-and-intermediate-coronary-lesions-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Xianjin Wang, Qun Chen, Yu Xu, Yanqing Wang, Yang Yang, Ming Gu, Haihua Xu, Yanfang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Few data exist that correlate lesion-related risk factors such as conventional cardiovascular risks or lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) with tissue types within atherosclerotic plaques in patients with single-vessel and intermediate coronary lesions. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-two patients with single-vessel and intermediate coronary lesions were enrolled in a cross-sectional study and divided into two groups: stable angina pectoris (SAP) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) groups...
March 23, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330651/serial-assessment-of-tissue-precursors-and%C3%A2-progression-of-coronary-calcification-analyzed-by-fusion-of-ivus-and-oct-5-year-follow-up-of-scaffolded-and-nonscaffolded-arteries
#16
Yaping Zeng, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Shaoping Nie, Hans Jonker, Jouke Dijkstra, Maria D Radu, Lorenz Räber, Dougal R McClean, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evald H Christiansen, Therese Fahrni, Jacques Koolen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Nico Bruining, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess calcium growth with fused grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) from baseline to 5-year follow-up in patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. BACKGROUND: IVUS and OCT have individual strengths in assessing plaque composition and volume. Fusion of images obtained using these methods could potentially aid in coronary plaque assessment...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329155/pulmonary-arterial-stiffness-indices-assessed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-in-children-with-early-pulmonary-vascular-disease-prediction-of-advanced-disease-and-mortality-during-20-year-follow-up
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Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Jody G M Brokelman, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Johannes M Douwes, Lenny M van Osch-Gevers, Elke S Hoendermis, Annemien E van den Bosch, Maarten Witsenburg, Beatrijs Bartelds, Hans L Hillege, Rolf M F Berger
Aims: Prognosis in children with pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) is closely linked to right ventricular (RV) failure due to increased RV-afterload. Pulmonary arterial (PA) stiffening is known to occur early in the course of PVD and constitutes a main component of RV-afterload. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of PA-stiffness in children with PVD by determining its association with advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and mortality at long-term follow-up. Methods and results: Forty-one children with various stages of arterial PVD, defined as mean PA-pressure  ≥20 mmHg and/or pulmonary-to-systemic flow-ratio  ≥1...
March 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327450/impact-of-attenuated-signal-plaque-observed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-on-vessel-response-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
#18
Hideki Kitahara, Katsuhisa Waseda, Kenji Sakamoto, Ryotaro Yamada, Ching-Chang Huang, Daisaku Nakatani, Kenji Sakata, Osami Kawarada, Paul G Yock, Yutaka Matsuyama, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masato Nakamura, Toshiya Muramatsu, Shinsuke Nanto, Peter J Fitzgerald, Yasuhiro Honda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of attenuated-signal plaque (ASP) observed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on vessel response after drug-eluting stent implantation. METHODS: Data were derived from the IVUS cohort of the J-DESsERT trial comparing paclitaxel- and sirolimus-eluting stents. Serial IVUS analysis (pre- and post-intervention, and 8-month follow-up) was performed in 136 non-AMI lesions. ASP was defined as hypoechoic plaque with ultrasound attenuation without calcification...
April 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322592/intravascular-pulmonary-venous-ultrasound-imaging-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Gabriel Cismaru, Serban Schiau, Lucian Muresan, Radu Rosu, Mihai Puiu, Gabriel Gusetu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. The development of electroanatomical mapping is an increase demand for advanced intracardiac imaging techniques of the left atrium and pulmonary veins. IVUS can demonstrate quantitative changes like lumen and wall thickness as well as qualitative changes of the pulmonary wall. IVUS could also provide relevant real time imaging of the atrial and pulmonary venous wall during catheter ablation. Areas covered: The Medline and Embase databases were searched for preclinical and clinical studies of IVUS in patients with ablation of atrial fibrillation or left atrial arrhythmias...
April 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
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Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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