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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195963/mediastinitis-following-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#1
Aruna Jahoor, Shekhar Ghamande, Shirley Jones, Carl Boethel, Heath D White
Mediastinitis is a rare complication of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). Recent reports of infectious complications following EBUS-TBNA involved oropharyngeal bacteria. Here, we report 2 unusual cases of post-EBUS-TBNA mediastinitis involving Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which were likely the result of direct inoculation of the organisms at the time of transbronchial needle aspiration. The first case was successfully treated with computed tomography-guided drainage and antibiotics, whereas the second case had >50% distal tracheal obstruction and near total occlusion of the left main stem bronchus, requiring rigid bronchoscopy, stent placement, debulking, and antibiotics...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186284/coronary-obstruction-after-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-salvage-with-stent-in-the-left-main-stem
#2
Lars Oliver Conzelmann, Uwe Mehlhorn, Claus Schmitt, Gerhard Schymik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168062/undilatable-stent-neoatherosclerosis-treated-with-ad-hoc-rotational-atherectomy
#3
Michael Koutouzis, Maria Agelaki, Christos Maniotis, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Vasileios Patris, Mihalis Argyriou
A middle age woman with known ischemic heart disease and old stents in proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was admitted to Coronary Care Unit with acute coronary syndrome. The coronary angiography showed one vessel disease with significant restenosis within the previously implanted stents. The lesion was tough and remained undilatable despite high pressure balloon inflation. Eventually, the balloon ruptured creating a massive dissection of the LAD beginning immediately after the distal part of the undilatable lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165613/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-versus-drug-eluting-stents-in-older-adults
#4
Mineok Chang, Cheol Whan Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Rafael Cavalcante, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Patrick W Serruys, Seung-Jung Park
OBJECTIVES: Little data are available to compare coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) vs percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in older adults. We evaluate the long-term outcomes of CABG vs PCI with DES in older adults with left main or multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). DESIGN: Individual patient-level meta-analysis. SETTINGS: Databases from the BEST, PRECOMBAT, and SYNTAX trials were combined...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161261/incomplete-revascularization-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-for%C3%A2-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events%C3%A2-among-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
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Ehrin J Armstrong, Laura A Graham, Stephen W Waldo, Javier A Valle, Thomas M Maddox, Mary T Hawn
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether incomplete revascularization is associated with a higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and myocardial infarction (MI) among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. BACKGROUND: Patients with coronary artery disease and prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) frequently undergo noncardiac surgery. These patients may have had PCI either on all obstructive lesions (i.e., complete revascularization) or only on some (i...
January 25, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159375/dual-supply-of-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-on-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-not-recognized-on-previous-cardiac-catheterizations
#6
Edward Mardakhaev, Mark Guelfguat, Jay S Meisner, Noah Weg
A dual left anterior descending (LAD) artery is an infrequent anomaly of the coronary circulation with rare variations that may cause symptoms. We report a 60-year-old man who underwent multiple percutaneous cardiac catheterizations with stent placements and presented with recurrent angina pectoris. Coronary computed tomographic angiography demonstrated a dual LAD with the long and short LADs originating from the right coronary artery and the left main coronary artery, respectively.
November 30, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146144/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-ostial-and-bifurcation-lesions-using-the-szabo-technique-a-single-centre-experience
#7
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/28145616/bailout-polytetrafluoroethylene-covered-stent-implantation-for-left-main-bifurcation-perforation-using-the-kissing-stent-technique
#8
Noriaki Moriyama, Yutaka Tanaka, Shigeru Saito
Coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention is a rare, but potentially lethal complication. Immediate balloon expansion at the perforation site can halt the bleeding. Implantation of a coronary polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent enables the efficient endovascular repair of a coronary artery perforation. However, if the perforation occurs at a bifurcation, a PTFE-covered stent may jail the side branch. We report a difficult case of blowout coronary perforation (Ellis type III) at a left main coronary artery bifurcation, which was successfully sealed with a PTFE-covered stent without interference with the side branch coronary artery circulation...
February 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144066/erosion-of-esophageal-stent-into-left-main-bronchus-causing-airway-compromise
#9
S Aneeshkumar, L Sundararajan, Rajan Santosham, Rajkumar Palaniappan, Ubal Dhus
Covered or uncovered self-expanding metal stents are currently used for the palliative treatment of neoplastic esophageal strictures or compressions and esophageal leaks or fistulas due to malignancies. Erosion of esophageal stents into the respiratory tract is a rare complication and that too has been reported mostly as an early complication within few days or weeks. Here, we present the case of a 31-year-old female, who presented with a late complication of an esophageal stent eroding into the left main bronchus causing respiratory distress...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133065/-efficacy-of-combined-therapy-drainage-of-the-bile-duct-high-dose-hepatic-artery-infusion-and-radiation-for-hilar-cholangiocellularcarcinoma-with-complete-portal-vein-obstruction
#10
Yasunori Hasuike, Ichiro Higuchi, Sanae Hosomi, Akira Ishikawa, Yousuke Akiyama, Takahiro Tanigawa, Atsuya Okada
We reported a case of hilar cholangiocellularcarcinoma with complete obstruction of the portal vein. The patient, who was a 65-year-old woman, suffered from fever and general fatigue as a result of acute cholangitis after insertion of a tube stent into the right bile duct. The main tumor was present on the right side of S1 and spread to both sides of the bile duct. S1 lobe was swollen and diffuse intrahepatic invasion was noted in the right lobe and S1. The portal vein was completely obstructed at the porta hepatis with a coronary vein-left renal vein shunt...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131320/incidence-and-management-of-restenosis-after-treatment-of-unprotected-left-main-disease-with-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-from-failure-in-left-main-study-with-2nd-generation-stents-cardiogroup-iii-study
#11
Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Alaide Chieffo, Enrico Cerrato, Fabrizio Ugo, Marco Pavani, Hyroishi Kawamoto, Roberto di Summa, Ferdinando Varbella, Giacomo Boccuzzi, Pierluigi Omedè, Sara Rettegno, Roberto Garbo, Federico Conrotto, Antonio Montefusco, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Maurizio D'Amico, Claudio Moretti, Javier Escaned, Fiorenzo Gaita, Antonio Colombo
Incidence, predictors, and impact on prognosis of target lesion revascularization (TLR) for patients treated with second-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs) on unprotected left main (ULM) remain to be defined. The present study is a multicenter study including patients treated with a second-generation DES on ULM from June 2007 to January 2015. Rate of TLR was the primary end point. All cause death, myocardial infarction, target vessel revascularization, and stent thrombosis were the secondary end points. A total of 1,270 patients were enrolled: after a follow-up of 650 days (230 to 1,170), 47 (3...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119044/a-novel-side-branch-protection-technique-in-coronary-stent-implantation-jailed-corsair-technique
#12
REVIEW
Yohei Numasawa, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Shingo Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hideo Fujita, Shin-Ichi Momomura
Side branch occlusion, which was one of the common complications in percutaneous coronary interventions, was closely associated with cardiac death and myocardial infarction. Clinical guidelines also support the importance of preservation of physiologic blood flow in SB during PCI to bifurcation lesions. In order to avoid side branch occlusion during stent implantation, we often performed the jailed wire technique, in which a conventional guide wire was inserted to the side branch before stent implantation to the main vessel...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116868/double-stenting-in-distal-left-main-lesions-let-s-crush
#13
EDITORIAL
Jorge A Belardi, Mariano Albertal
Unprotected distal left main (ULM) lesions often require double-stenting. In the MITO Registry, a mini-crush stenting technique was safer than culotte stenting. Performing mini-crush arises as the best approach in patients with distal ULM lesions requiring elective double-stenting.
January 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112479/a-novel-stent-inflation-protocol-improves-long-term-outcomes-compared-with-rapid-inflation-deflation-deployment-method
#14
Srikanth Vallurupalli, Srikanth Kasula, Shiv Kumar Agarwal, Naga Venkata K Pothineni, Amjad Abualsuod, Abdul Hakeem, Zubair Ahmed, Barry F Uretsky
BACKGROUND: High-pressure inflation for coronary stent deployment is universally performed. However, the duration of inflation is variable and does not take into account differences in lesion compliance. We developed a standardized "pressure optimization protocol" (POP) using inflation pressure stability rather than an arbitrary inflation time or angiographic balloon appearance for stent deployment. Whether this approach improves long-term outcomes is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: 792 patients who underwent PCI using either rapid inflation/deflation (n = 376) or POP (n = 416) between January 2009 and March 2014 were included...
January 23, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112467/predictors-of-long-term-outcomes-after-bypass-grafting-versus-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-for-left-main-or-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Mineok Chang, Cheol Whan Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Rafael Cavalcante, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Minkyu Han, Seong-Wook Park, Patrick W Serruys, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: We assessed predictors of long-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) versus those after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in 3,230 patients with left main or multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were pooled from the BEST, PRECOMBAT, and SYNTAX trials. Age, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, left ventricular dysfunction, and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) were common predictors of all-cause mortality...
January 23, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109870/stent-based-mechanical-thrombectomy-in%C3%A2-left-main-coronary-artery-thrombus-presenting-as-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#16
Nish Patel, Amit Badiye, Dileep R Yavagal, Cesar E Mendoza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108202/evaluation-of-coronary-flow-conditions-in-complex-coronary-artery-bifurcations-stenting-using-computational-fluid-dynamics-impact-of-final-proximal-optimization-technique-on-different-double-stent-techniques
#17
Gianluca Rigatelli, Marco Zuin, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Dobrin Vassilev, Ramesh Daggubati, Thach Nguyen, Nguyen Van Viet Thang, Nicolas Foin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have been recently adopted in many fields of cardiovascular medicine and in interventional cardiology. Using CFD analysis we compared the use of different PCI procedures, with and without the utilization of a proximal optimization technique (POT), on a complex coronary artery bifurcation. METHODS/MATERIALS: For the analysis, we considered a hypothetic model of a left anterior descending artery-diagonal Medina 1,1,1 bifurcation type with a diameter of the proximal main branch (MB) and the side branch (SB) set at 3...
January 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100876/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-followed-by-valve-surgery-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-at-left-main-trunk-complicated-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#18
Akira Shikuma, Jun Shiraishi, Kazunari Okawa, Masaki Yashige, Keisuke Shoji, Daisuke Ito, Masayoshi Kimura, Eigo Kishita, Yusuke Nakagawa, Masayuki Hyogo, Akiyuki Takahashi, Takahisa Sawada
An 89-year-old woman appeared to have acute coronary syndrome at the left main trunk (LMT) complicated with severe aortic stenosis, moderate-severe mitral regurgitation, depressed left ventricular (LV) function, and multivessel disease. Because of sustained hypotension even under intra-aortic balloon pumping support during emergency coronary angiograhy, we performed primary percutaneous coronary intervention solely for the LMT lesion using a bare metal stent, leading to recovery from the shock state. On the second hospital day, based on our heart-team consensus, we performed aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and added edge-to-edge repair (Alfieri stitch) of the mitral valve, resulting in complete revascularization and dramatically improved LV function...
February 7, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100341/-comparison-on-the-long-term-outcomes-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-or-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-bifurcation-lesions-in-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery
#19
B G Yang, X P Yu, F Chen, S Z Lyu, Q Li, J Q He, F Yuan
Objective: To compare the long-term clinical outcomes of consecutive patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) for bifurcation lesions in unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA). Methods: A total of 663 consecutively patients with unprotected left main bifurcation disease (defined as stenosis≥50%) who received either drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation (n=316) or underwent CABG (n=347) between January 2003 and July 2009 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital were enrolled retrospectively in this study...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081585/drug-eluting-stent-placement-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
Sunil Upadhaya, Ramkaji Baniya, Seetharamprasad Madala, Suresh Kumar Subedi, Jahangir Khan, Ravi Kanth Velagapudi, Ghassan Bachuwa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the standard of care for treating left main coronary lesions. However, recently published randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown conflicting results. We sought to compare clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent placement to CABG using a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: A systemic search of Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane library, and Clinicaltrials...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
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