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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222730/trends-of-relative-and-absolute-socioeconomic-equity-in-access-to-coronary-revascularisations-in-1995-2010-in-finland-a-register-study
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Sonja Lumme, Kristiina Manderbacka, Ilmo Keskimäki
BACKGROUND: Resources for coronary revascularisations have increased substantially since the early 1990s in Finland. At the same time, ischaemic heart disease (IHD) mortality has decreased markedly. This study aims to examine how these changes have influenced trends in absolute and relative differences between socioeconomic groups in revascularisations and age group differences in them using IHD mortality as a proxy for need. METHODS: Hospital Discharge Register data on revascularisations among Finns aged 45-84 in 1995-2010 were individually linked to population registers to obtain socio-demographic data...
February 20, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216476/combined-use-of-directional-atherectomy-and-drug-coated-balloon-for-the-endovascular-treatment-of-common-femoral-artery-disease-immediate-and-one-year-outcomes
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Angelo Cioppa, Eugenio Stabile, Luigi Salemme, Grigore Popusoi, Armando Pucciarelli, Fortunato Iacovelli, Antonella Arcari, Enrico Coscioni, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito, Tullio Tesorio
AIMS: Surgical endarterectomy is the therapy of choice for atherosclerotic common femoral artery (CFA) obstruction. Recently, some large single-centre series have shown encouraging results for the percutaneous treatment of CFA obstructions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and one-year efficacy of the endovascular treatment of CFA obstructions with combined use of directional atherectomy (DA) and a paclitaxel-coated balloon (DCB). METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 2012 and July 2014, 30 consecutive patients with severely calcified obstructions of the common femoral artery were treated in our centre using DA followed by DCB dilatation...
February 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216061/outcomes-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-caused-by-ectatic-infarct-related-arteries
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Vimalraj Bogana Shanmugam, Peter J Psaltis, Dennis T L Wong, Ian T Meredith, Yuvaraj Malaiapan, Wally Ahmar
BACKGROUND: There is minimal published data on outcomes of patients presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to an ectatic infarct-related artery (EIRA). The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical characteristics and outcomes of these patients presenting for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) in comparison with non-EIRA. METHODS: Of the 1834 patients who presented at our institution for P-PCI between February 2008 and November 2013, 25 (1...
February 7, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215512/angiosome-targeted-pta-is-more-important-in-endovascular-revascularisation-than-in-surgical-revascularisation-analysis-of-545-patients-with-ischaemic-tissue-lesions
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K Špillerová, N Settembre, F Biancari, A Albäck, M Venermo
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of angiosome targeted (direct) revascularisation according to revascularisation method in patients with diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study cohort comprised 545 diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia and tissue loss (Rutherford 5, 6). All patients underwent infrapopliteal endovascular (PTA) or open surgical revascularisation between January 2008 and December 2013. Differences in the outcome after direct revascularisation, bypass surgery, and PTA were investigated by means of Cox proportional hazards analysis...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215511/popliteal-artery-entrapment-syndrome-in-children-experience-with-four-cases-of-acute-ischaemia-and-review-of-the-literature
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N Settembre, Z Bouziane, M A Bartoli, V Nabokov, M Venermo, P Feugier, S Malikov
OBJECTIVE: Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is an uncommon anatomical anomaly, frequently described in adults. The most common symptom is claudication. Acute limb ischaemia (ALI) in children is rare, but it may evolve and lead to limb loss or lifelong complications. Clinical and surgical experience of PAES in children is reported. Data from the literature are analysed in order to assess the severity of this disease and to identify the factors characterising the diagnosis and the outcome of treatment in paediatric patients...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213102/comparison-of-multiplate-and-verifynow-platelet-function-tests-in-predicting-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Peter D Larsen, Ana S Holley, Alexander Sasse, Ali Al-Sinan, Sarah Fairley, Scott A Harding
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the ability of two widely used "point of care" platelet function assays, VerifyNow and Multiplate, to predict adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS: We examined platelet reactivity using VerifyNow and Multiplate P2Y12 assays in patients with ACS and the relationship between platelet reactivity and both MACE (defined as a composite of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, stent thrombosis and unplanned revascularisation) and TIMI major bleeding at 1year...
February 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212871/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-vs-cardiac-surgery-in-diabetic-patients-where-are-we-now-and-where-should-we-be-going
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REVIEW
George Kassimis, Christos V Bourantas, Raina Tushar, Gianluigi de Maria, Periklis Davlouros, George Hahalis, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Adrian P Banning
Patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and have an increased incidence of recurrent events following revascularisation. Choosing the most appropriate strategy to revascularize these high-risk patients is crucial to improve clinical outcomes. Several studies, randomised trials and meta-analysis, have compared the short and long-term outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in diabetic patients suffering from CAD...
February 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199363/infrapopliteal-angioplasty-using-a-combined-angiosomal-reperfusion-strategy
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G K Ambler, A L Stimpson, B G Wardle, D C Bosanquet, U K Hanif, S Germain, C Chick, N Goyal, C P Twine
INTRODUCTION: Infra-popliteal angioplasty continues to be widely performed with minimal evidence to guide practice. Endovascular device selection is contentious and there is even uncertainty over which artery to treat for optimum reperfusion. Direct reperfusion (DR) targets the artery supplying the ischaemic tissue. Indirect reperfusion (IR) targets an artery supplying collaterals to the ischaemic area. Our unit practice for the last eight years has been to attempt to open all tibial arteries at the time of angioplasty...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191875/clinical-outcomes-with-the-stentys-self-apposing-coronary-stent-in-patients-presenting-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-2-year-insights-from-the-appostion-iii-a-post-market-registry-to-assess-the-stentys-self-expanding-coronary-stent-in-acute
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Huangling Lu, Maik J Grundeken, Nicola S Vos, Alexander J J Ijsselmuiden, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Rainer Wessely, Thomas Dengler, Alessio La Manna, Johanne Silvain, Gilles Montalescot, René Spaargaren, Jan G P Tijssen, Giovanni Amoroso, Robbert J de Winter, Karel T Koch
AIMS: The APPOSITION III registry evaluated the feasibility and performance of the STENTYS self- apposing stent in a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) population. This novel self- apposing stent device lowers stent strut malapposition rates and therefore bears the potential to prevent stent undersizing during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in STEMI patients. Up to date, no long-term data is available using this device in the setting of STEMI. We aimed to evaluate long-term clinical outcomes of the APPOSITION III registry...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191874/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-to-guide-coronary-revascularization-physiological-framework-validation-and-differences-with-fractional-flow-reserve
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Guus A de Waard, Carlo Di Mario, Amir Lerman, Patrick W Serruys, Niels van Royen
Determining the optimal treatment strategy for revascularization of coronary artery stenosis involves the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR). To improve the low clinical uptake of physiological lesion assessment to guide revascularization, the instantaneous wave-free period (iFR) was proposed as a simpler alternative to FFR that does not require adenosine administration. iFR is calculated as the ratio of blood pressure distal and proximal to a coronary artery stenosis during the diastolic wave- free period...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182532/healing-of-an-arterial-leg-ulcer-by-compression-bandaging-a-case-report
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C Sanchez, H Partsch
This case report demonstrates that arterial ulcers may heal with compression therapy. The patient was a 72-year-old woman with elevated blood pressure and type II diabetes mellitus, who underwent angiography because of a painful, non-healing ulcer over the shin. The angiography showed multisegment arterial occlusive disease, not amenable to surgical revascularisation. After 4 months of wearing inelastic bandages, with increased pressure over the ulcer area and hypertension and diabetes under control, the patient was pain-free and the ulcer had healed...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174291/local-sphingosine-kinase-1-activity-improves-islet-transplantation
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Darling Rojas-Canales, Daniella Penko, Kay K Myo Min, Kate A Parham, Heshan Peiris, Rainer V Haberberger, Stuart M Pitson, Chris Drogemuller, Damien J Keating, Shane T Grey, Patrick T Coates, Claudine S Bonder, Claire F Jessup
Pancreatic islet transplantation is a promising clinical treatment for type I diabetes (T1D), but success is limited by extensive beta cell death in the immediate post-transplant period, and impaired islet function in the longer term. Following transplantation, appropriate vascular remodelling is crucial to ensure the survival and function of engrafted islets. The sphingosine kinase pathway is an important regulator of vascular beds, but its role in the survival and function of transplanted islets is unknown...
February 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174212/drug-eluting-stents-versus-bare-metal-stents-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-cardiogenic-shock
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Jakob Ledwoch, Georg Fuernau, Steffen Desch, Ingo Eitel, Christian Jung, Suzanne de Waha, Janine Poess, Steffen Schneider, Gerhard Schuler, Karl Werdan, Uwe Zeymer, Holger Thiele
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess the outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) receiving drug-eluting stents (DES) compared with bare-metal stents (BMS). Data comparing these two stent technologies in AMI with CS were limited. METHODS: A total of 783 patients with AMI and CS undergoing early revascularisation were included in the randomised Intra-aortic Balloon Pump in Cardiogenic Shock II trial (n=600) and the associated registry (n=183)...
February 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162948/effects-of-obstructive-carotid-artery-disease-on-ocular-circulation-and-the-safety-of-carotid-artery-stenting
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Mehmet Yunus Emiroglu, Mert Evlice, Mustafa Akcakoyun, Murat Velioglu, Mustafa Agca, Yasa Kaynar Topal, Ramazan Kargin, Mustafa Caliskan
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to examine the ophthalmic artery flow changes in patients with obstructive carotid artery disease, evaluate the orbital blood flow changes after carotid artery stenting and assess the safety of carotid stenting procedure by using transorbital colour and spectral Doppler sonography. METHODS: Thirty-one consecutive patients scheduled for carotid stenting with severe internal carotid artery stenosis (>60%; the study group) and 30 control subjects were included...
December 31, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152356/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Leonard Kritharides, Vincent Chow, Tim Jr Lambert
Patients with schizophrenia die on average 25 years earlier than the general population, and this gap appears to be increasing. Most of the excess mortality is due to premature cardiovascular deaths rather than suicide. Many psychotropic agents are orexigenic and can increase weight and promote dyslipidaemia. Traditional cardiac risk factors are undertreated among patients with schizophrenia, and they are less likely to receive cardiac revascularisation than those without a mental illness. Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication effective for treatment of refractory schizophrenia, but is associated with the risk of myocarditis and cardiomyopathy...
February 6, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146144/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-ostial-and-bifurcation-lesions-using-the-szabo-technique-a-single-centre-experience
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Benedikt Schrage, Michael Schwarzl, Christoph Waldeyer, Peter M Becher, Christoph Sinning, Ulrich Schäfer, Moritz Seiffert, Elvin Zengin-Sahm, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
BACKGROUND: Aorto-ostial lesions as well as bifurcation lesions still provide challenges in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as meticulous stent placement is needed. The Szabo-technique, which uses a second wire to anchor the stent at the osmium, may be helpful here. In this article, we will provide detailed information on the technique including video material as well as procedural and long-term follow-up data of a cohort of patients treated with this technique. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective single-centre study was performed in patients undergoing Szabo-PCI from 2014 to 2016 (n=28)...
January 31, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139138/the-value-of-predischarge-exercise-ecg-testing-in-chest-pain-patients-in-the-era-of-high-sensitivity-troponins
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Lina Ljung, Martin Sundqvist, Tomas Jernberg, Kai M Eggers, Gunnar Ljunggren, Mats Frick
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the value of predischarge exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) testing of chest pain patients in whom acute myocardial infarction (MI) had been ruled out by means of high-sensitivity troponins, ECG and history. METHODS: All patients hospitalised for chest pain who underwent exercise ECG testing before discharge from the Department of Cardiology, Södersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden from January 2011 to June 2012 were included...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131775/single-centre-experience-of-off-pump-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-proximal-suture-device
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Suguru Ohira, Kiyoshi Doi, Satoshi Numata, Sachiko Yamazaki, Keiichi Itatani, Hidetake Kawajiri, Kazuki Morimoto, Hitoshi Yaku
BACKGROUND: To investigate the results of off-pump coronary artery grafting (OPCAB) with the proximal suture device (PSD) regarding postoperative stroke and graft patency. METHODS: The PSD was used in 376 patients (32.0%), aorta-no-touch OPCAB was performed in 523 patients (45.2%), on-pump beating CABG (on-beat group) in 125 patients (10.6%) including 51 conversions (conversion rate: 5.4%), and CABG with aortic clamp use (clamp group) in 152 patients. In the PSD group, Enclose II was used in 267 patients (71...
December 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128018/german-guideline-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-peripheral-artery-disease-a-comprehensive-update-2016
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Holger Lawall, Peter Huppert, Christine Espinola-Klein, Claudia Silke Zemmrich, Gerhard Ruemenapf
The prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is increasing worldwide and is strongly age-related, affecting about 20 % of Germans over 70 years of age. Recent advances in endovascular and surgical techniques as well as clinical study results on comparative treatment methods strengthened the need for a comprehensive review of the published evidence for diagnosis, management, and prevention of PAD. The interdisciplinary guideline exclusively covers distal aorta and atherosclerotic lower extremity artery disease...
January 27, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119386/survival-prospects-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-uk-a-matched-cohort-study-1987-2011
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Lisanne A Gitsels, Elena Kulinskaya, Nicholas Steel
OBJECTIVES: Estimate survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population aged 60 and over and the effect of recommended treatments. DESIGN: Cohort study in the UK with routinely collected data between January 1987 and March 2011. SETTING: 310 general practices that contributed to The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PARTICIPANTS: 4 cohorts who reached the age of 60, 65, 70, or 75 years between 1987 and 2011 included 16 744, 43 528, 73 728, and 76 392 participants, respectively...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
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