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Bo Xu, Björn Redfors, Yuejin Yang, Shubin Qiao, Yongjian Wu, Jilin Chen, Haibo Liu, Jue Chen, Liang Xu, Yanyan Zhao, Changdong Guan, Runlin Gao, Philippe Généreux
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of operator experience on prognosis after left main coronary artery (LM) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: LM PCI can be technically challenging and potentially risky considering the amount of supplied myocardium. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent unprotected LM PCI at a single institution were included and compared according to whether the primary operator was an experienced, high-volume LM operator (defined as an operator who performed at least 15 LM PCIs per year for at least 3 consecutive years) or not...
October 24, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Takayuki Warisawa, Toru Naganuma, Sunao Nakamura
We report a case of percutaneous coronary intervention in a bifurcation lesion involving left circumflex (LCx) artery and 2 major posterolateral (PL) arteries. The target LCx had diffuse long and severely calcified lesion with the acute takeoff angle from the left main. Despite adequate lesion preparation with rotational atherectomy and balloon angioplasty, the stent was not deliverable, even with deep intubation of 7Fr-guiding catheter. Conventional use of guiding extension catheter (GEC) would have required removal of a wire from at least one PL because of the device interference in the GEC...
October 18, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
Takao Sato, John Jose, Mohamed El-Mawardy, Dmitriy S Sulimov, Ralph Tölg, Gert Richardt, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab
Heterogeneity of neointimal thickness is observed after drug-eluting stents implantation in bifurcation lesions (BL). We evaluated the vascular response of everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) struts deployed at BL using optical coherence tomography (OCT). 50 patients (64 scaffolds) underwent follow-up OCT after BRS implantation. Cross-sectional areas of each BL with a side branch more than 1.5 mm were analyzed using OCT every 200 µm. All images were divided into three regions according to shear stress: the 1/2 circumference of the vessel opposite to the ostium (OO), the vessel wall adjacent to the ostium (AO) and the side-branch ostium (SO)...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Fernando Alfonso, Marcos García-Guimarães, Gonzalo Navarrete, Javier Cuesta, Teresa Bastante, Amparo Benedicto, Fernando Rivero, Bernardo Cortese
Drug-eluting balloons (DEB) may be considered as a "quiet revolution" in percutaneous coronary interventions. Early-generation DEB eluting paclitaxel proved to be very effective in animal models to reduce neointimal hyperplasia. Areas covered: Review of DEB efficacy in patients with coronary de novo lesions and in-stent restenosis (ISR). Expert opinion: Many randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses have demonstrated the value of DEB in patients with ISR. In this setting, DEB are safe and effective with clinical and angiographic results superior to plain balloon angioplasty and at least equivalent to first generation drug-eluting stents (DES)...
October 8, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
Osman Beton, Hatice Kaplanoglu, Baki Hekimoglu, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: An understanding of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) anatomy is important for accurate diagnosis and therapeutic. We aimed to investigate LMCA anatomy via 128-multisliced coronary computed-tomography-angiography (CCTA) in patients with normal LMCA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 201 CCTA studies were included in this study. Anatomical features of LMCA including cross-sectional areas of the LMCA ostial, LMCA distal, LAD ostial and LCX ostial, and degree of tapering and LMCA bifurcation angles (BA) in the form of LMCA-LCX BA, LMCA-LAD BA, LAD-LCX BA at end-diastole and end-systole...
October 7, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Hung-Hao Lee, Po-Chao Hsu, Wen-Hsien Lee, Chun-Yuan Chu, Ho-Ming Su, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Wen-Chol Voon, Wen-Ter Lai, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu, Cheng-An Chiu
A 66-year-old male was treated percutaneously for a bifurcation lesion of the left anterior descending coronary artery by provisional stenting using the jailed wire technique. After successfully stenting the main branch, retraction of the looped main branch guidewire was impossible. After using an intravascular ultrasound we discovered the guidewire was entangled with a stent strut. Thereafter, the proximal stent elongated after retraction. With the support of an over-the-wire microcatheter, we finally pulled out the entrapped guidewire...
September 2016: Acta Cardiol Sin
Takayuki Yabe, Mikihoto Toda, Rine Nakanishi, Daiga Saito, Ippei Watanabe, Ryo Okubo, Hideo Amano, Takanori Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The treatment strategy for in-stent restenosis (ISR) with bifurcation lesions has not been well explored. We examined the clinical outcomes between final kissing balloon technique (FKBT) after stent implantation and single-stent implantation without FKBT for bifurcation ISR lesions. METHODS: We identified 115 consecutive ISR with bifurcation lesions among 108 patients who underwent drug-eluting stent implantation. The patients were divided into the FKBT group (34 patients, 35 lesions) and the non-FKBT group (74 patients, 80 lesions)...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Manuel Pan, Soledad Ojeda, Elena Villanueva, Jorge Chavarria, Miguel Romero, Javier Suarez de Lezo, Francisco Mazuelos, Jose Segura, Francisco Carrasco, Francisco Hidalgo, Jose Lopez Aguilera, Sara Rodriguez, Miguel Puente, Jose Suarez de Lezo
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to compare the safety (resistance to damage) and efficacy (ability to cross the side branch) of polymer-coated and non-polymer-coated guidewires in the jailed wire technique used during the percutaneous treatment of bifurcation lesions. BACKGROUND: The jailed wire technique is a useful strategy in the treatment of bifurcation lesions by provisional stenting. However, these wires can be damaged or even be broken during their removal...
September 26, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Fadi J Sawaya, Thierry Lefèvre, Bernard Chevalier, Phillipe Garot, Thomas Hovasse, Marie-Claude Morice, Tanveer Rab, Yves Louvard
Coronary bifurcations are frequent and account for approximately 20% of all percutaneous coronary interventions. Nonetheless, they remain one of the most challenging lesion subsets in interventional cardiology in terms of a lower procedural success rate and increased rates of long-term adverse cardiac events. Provisional side branch stenting should be the default approach in the majority of cases and we propose easily applicable and reproducible stepwise techniques associated with low risk of failure and complications...
September 26, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Rafael Cavalcante, Yohei Sotomi, Yaping Zeng, Cheol Whan Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Carlos Collet, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yoshinobu Onuma, Seung-Jung Park, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVE: In patients with multivessel disease and proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) involvement, the best revascularisation strategy is still unclear. We assess outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents in a pooled analysis of individual patient-level data of the SYNTAX and BEST randomised trials. DESIGN: Proximal LAD involvement was defined by any lesion ≥ 50% diameter stenosis in the arterial segment starting from the left-main bifurcation up to (and including) the origin of the first major septal branch...
September 20, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Marc-Alexander Ohlow, Ahmed Farah, Stefan Richter, Mohamad El-Garhy, Hubertus von Korn, Bernward Lauer
BACKGROUND: In a number of coronary bifurcation lesions, both the main vessel and the side branch (SB) need stent coverage. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the procedural performance and the impact on radiation times (RT) and contrast medium consumption (CMC) of the Axxess™ stent system (Biosensors, Switzerland) treating de novo bifurcation lesions (DBL). METHODS: One hundred and ten consecutive prospectively enrolled cases (Axxess Group) and 110 age, sex, and lesion location matched controls undergoing mandatory (Group A, n = 56) or provisional (Group B, n = 54) SB intervention were analyzed...
September 21, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Pau Medrano-Gracia, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, Susann Beier, Alistair Young, Chris Ellis, Chunliang Wang, Örjan Smedby, Brett Cowan
AIMS: The aim of this study was to define the shape variations, including diameters and angles, of the major coronary artery bifurcations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Computed tomographic angiograms from 300 adults with a zero calcium score and no stenoses were segmented for centreline and luminal models. A computational atlas was constructed enabling automatic quantification of 3D angles, diameters and lengths of the coronary tree. The diameter (mean±SD) of the left main coronary was 3...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Jacek Bil, Robert J Gil
Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have emerged as an interesting alternative since the presence of the prosthesis in the coronary artery is transient. This technology enables to restore the normal vasomotor tone and allows positive remodeling, simultaneously reducing the trigger for persistent inflammation and facilitating further interventions by percutaneous or surgical means. Absorb BVS(®) is the first generation everolimus-eluting poly-L-lactide (PLLA) bioresorbable scaffold. In recent meta-analyses Absorb BVS(®) was definitely proved to be safe and effective device in the treatment of symptomatic coronary artery disease...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Gennaro Giustino, Alaide Chieffo, Tullio Palmerini, Marco Valgimigli, Fausto Feres, Alexandre Abizaid, Ricardo A Costa, Myeong-Ki Hong, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Yangsoo Jang, Hyo-Soo Kim, Kyung Woo Park, Martine Gilard, Marie-Claude Morice, Fadi Sawaya, Gennaro Sardella, Philippe Genereux, Bjorn Redfors, Martin B Leon, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg W Stone, Antonio Colombo
BACKGROUND: Optimal upfront dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) duration after complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the efficacy and safety of long-term (≥12 months) versus short-term (3 or 6 months) DAPT with aspirin and clopidogrel according to PCI complexity. METHODS: The authors pooled patient-level data from 6 randomized controlled trials investigating DAPT durations after PCI...
October 25, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Pil Sang Song, Young Bin Song, Joo Myung Lee, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Jin-Ho Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Kyung Woo Park, Hyo-Soo Kim, Yangsoo Jang, Ki Bae Seung, Ju Hyeon Oh, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the long-term outcomes and predictors of target vessel failure (a composite of cardiac death, myocardial infarction, stent thrombosis, or target vessel revascularization) in patients with bifurcation lesion treated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) utilizing the 2-stent strategy with a drug-eluting stent (DES). BACKGROUND: There are limited data on outcomes of the 2-stent strategy in bifurcation PCI. METHODS: Patient-level pooled analysis was performed with patients undergoing PCI with 2-stent strategy from the Korean Bifurcation Pooled Cohorts...
September 26, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
David Hildick-Smith, Miles W Behan, Jens F Lassen, Alaide Chieffo, Thierry Lefèvre, Goran Stankovic, Francesco Burzotta, Manuel Pan, Miroslaw Ferenc, Lorraine Bennett, Thomas Hovasse, Mark J Spence, Keith Oldroyd, Philippe Brunel, Didier Carrie, Andreas Baumbach, Michael Maeng, Nicola Skipper, Yves Louvard
BACKGROUND: For the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions, a provisional strategy is superior to systematic 2-stent techniques for the most bifurcation lesions. However, complex anatomies with large side branches (SBs) with significant ostial disease length are considered by expert consensus to warrant a 2-stent technique upfront. This consensus view has not been scientifically assessed. METHODS AND RESULTS: Symptomatic patients with large caliber true bifurcation lesions (SB diameter ≥2...
September 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
Miroslaw Ferenc, Michael Gick, Thomas Comberg, Jürgen Rothe, Christian Valina, Aurel Toma, Nikolaus Löffelhardt, Willibald Hochholzer, Florian Riede, Rolf-Peter Kienzle, Amar Achtari, Franz-Josef Neumann
AIMS: In percutaneous coronary intervention for de-novo coronary bifurcation lesions, the optimal technique for provisional side-branch stenting is still a matter of debate. We tested whether in this setting culotte stenting reduces the incidence of restenosis as compared with T-and-protrusion (TAP) stenting. METHODS AND RESULTS: This trial included 300 patients with a coronary bifurcation lesion requiring a side-branch stent. Patients were randomly assigned to culotte stenting or TAP stenting using drug-eluting stents in a 1:1 fashion...
August 30, 2016: European Heart Journal
Stylianos A Pyxaras, Gabor G Toth, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Giovanni J Ughi, Shengxian Tu, Dan Rusinaru, Tom Adriaenssens, Johan H C Reiber, Martin B Leon, Jeroen J Bax, William Wijns
OBJECTIVES: To assess the anatomical and functional impact of final kissing balloon inflation (FKBI) after implantation of a dedicated bifurcation stent system. BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests clinical benefit of FKBI in patients undergoing bifurcation dilatation using the Tryton side branch stent (Tryton-SBS). We hypothesized that FKBI improves anatomical reconstruction and functional results of bifurcation treated by Tryton-SBS. METHODS: An unselected group of patients with complex bifurcation coronary lesions undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with Tryton-SBS underwent paired anatomical assessment with two- and three-dimensional quantitative coronary analysis (2D- and 3D-QCA), and optical coherence tomography (OCT), including 3D reconstruction before and after FKBI...
August 27, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Gianluca Rigatelli, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Marco Zuin, Dobrin Vassiliev, Alberto Mazza, Huy D Dinh
AIM: To assess feasibility and 1-year outcomes of ultrathin biodegradable polymer double stenting using a very minimal crushing (nano-crush technique) in a series of patients with large (≥2.5mm) complex coronary bifurcation. METHODS: From January 2015 to June 2016, patients referred for large (≥2.5mm) complex coronary bifurcation percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were enrolled to receive Orsiro (Biotronik Inc., Bulack, Switzerland) double stenting using a very minimal crush technique (nano-crush)...
July 20, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Andrew Kei-Yan Ng, Man-Hong Jim
In the era of drug-eluting stents, the provisional stenting strategy has been established as the default strategy in percutaneous coronary intervention for bifurcation lesions. However, emerging evidence shows that, in selected situations, the complex strategy of stenting both vessels regardless could reduce side-branch restenosis without penalty. In particular, the double kissing crush technique has been proven to outperform the provisional strategy and other complex strategies in randomized trials. In this review, we present the evidence comparing the 2 strategies and individual stenting techniques and discuss the roles of other optimization techniques such as final kissing balloon inflation, proximal optimization technique, intravascular ultrasonography, and optical coherence tomography...
August 24, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
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