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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664030/do-practice-gaps-exist-in-evidence-based-medication-prescription-at-hospital-discharge-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-coronary-angioplasty
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Pradeep Pereira, Aditya Kapoor, Archana Sinha, Surendra K Agarwal, Shantanu Pande, Roopali Khanna, Nilesh Srivastava, Sudeep Kumar, Naveen Garg, Satyendra Tewari, Pravin Goel
Background & objectives: Prescription patterns of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) after coronary artery bypass surgery [coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)] and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at hospital discharge are often not optimal. In view of scarce data from the developing world, a retrospective analysis of medication advice to patients following CABG and PCI was conducted. Methods: Records of 5948 patients (post-PCI: 5152, post-CABG: 796) who underwent revascularization from 2010 to 2014 at a single tertiary care centre in north India were analyzed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656938/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-periprocedural-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Monica Verdoia, Claudia Ceccon, Matteo Nardin, Harry Suryapranata, Giuseppe De Luca
Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in the progression of atherosclerosis and acute thrombotic events. We aimed at evaluating the impact of vitamin D deficiency on periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). We included 934 patients undergoing non-urgent PCI. Assessment of myocardial biomarkers was performed from 6 to 48 h after PCI. PMI was defined as Creatine Kinase-MB increase by 3 times the Upper Limit Normal or by 50% of an elevated baseline value, periprocedural myocardial damage as Troponin I increase by 3 × ULN or 50% of baseline...
March 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623770/atypical-presentation-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-acs-a-case-report
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Axel Van Damme, Philippe Vanderheeren, Tine De Backer, Françine Desimpel
Case A 45-year-old man presented at the emergency department (ED) with stomach pain since eight days. The patient was not worried about his symptoms and requested only pain relief. The emergency physician requested a consult of the gastroenterologist. Clinical examination was unremarkable. However, 12-lead ECG and ischemic markers were suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) which led to admission at the cardiology department. Despite delayed presentation, the patient was still referred for urgent coronary angiogram after receiving heparin, ticagrelor and acetylsalicylic acid because of persistent pain...
April 6, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607427/urban-legend-or-real-fact-coronary-artery-size-varies-with-demographics
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Mustafa Adem Tatlisu, Murat Sargin, Adnan Kaya, Ahmet Ilker Tekkesin, Zekeriya Nurkalem, Serap Aykut Aka
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the relationship between the diameter of coronary artery stents and age, gender, diabetes mellitus (DM), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), renal dysfunction, and the clinical presentation of myocardial ischemia in the cohort of patients with implanted stents in coronary arteries with severe stenotic lesions. METHODS: This study included 2256 patients (mean age, 59.3±10.9 years; men, 62%) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
2018: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541260/risk-stratification-and-in-hospital-morality-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-acs-in-bahrain
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Taysir S Garadah, Khalid Bin Thani, Leena Sulibech, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohamed E Al Alawi, Haytham Amin
Background: Risk factors and short-term mortality in patients presented with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in Bahrain has not been evaluated before. Aim: In this prospective observational study, we aim to determine the clinical risk profiles of patients with ACS in Bahrain and describe the incidence, pattern of presentation and predictors of in-hospital clinical outcomes after admission. Methods: Patients with ACS were prospectively enrolled over a 12 month period...
2018: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535061/four-step-protocol-for-disparities-in-stemi-care-and-outcomes-in-women
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Chetan P Huded, Michael Johnson, Kathleen Kravitz, Venu Menon, Mouin Abdallah, Travis C Gullett, Scott Hantz, Stephen G Ellis, Seth R Podolsky, Stephen W Meldon, Damon M Kralovic, Deborah Brosovich, Elizabeth Smith, Samir R Kapadia, Umesh N Khot
BACKGROUND: Women with STEMI receive suboptimal care and have worse outcomes than men. Whether strategies to reduce STEMI care variability impact disparities in the care and outcomes of women with STEMI is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the care and outcomes of men vs. women with STEMI before and after implementation of a comprehensive STEMI protocol. METHODS: On 7/15/14 we implemented: (1) emergency department catheterization lab activation, (2) STEMI Safe Handoff Checklist, (3) immediate transfer to an immediately available catheterization lab, and (4) radial first approach to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532644/long-term-survival-prospects-of-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-envisioning-the-future
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EDITORIAL
Rongbing Xie, William B Hillegass
Implicit and largely intuitive survival predictions guide current clinical decision making after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A model based on nine simple factors known after diagnostic catheterization but prior to PCI provides accurate prediction of five-year survival probability after PCI. Future prediction models and methods incorporating age and gender adjusted risk of death, cause of death (competing risks), and low prevalence but impactful comorbidities automatically implemented in electronic health records have the potential to further inform clinical decision-making and target therapies...
March 1, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500790/predictors-of-severe-stenosis-at-invasive-coronary-angiography-in-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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S Yokota, J P Ottervanger, M Mouden, M J de Boer, P L Jager, J R Timmer
PURPOSE: Normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is associated with excellent prognosis. However, in patients with persisting symptoms, it may be difficult to determine the patients in whom invasive angiography is justified to rule out false negative MPI. We evaluated predictors for severe stenosis at invasive angiography in patients with persisting symptoms after normal MPI. METHODS: 229 consecutive patients with normal MPI, without previous bypass surgery, underwent invasive angiography within 6 months...
March 2, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448978/effect-of-gender-on-unplanned-readmissions-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-from-the-nationwide-readmissions-database
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Chun Shing Kwok, Jessica Potts, Martha Gulati, Mirvat Alasnag, Muhammad Rashid, Ahmad Shoaib, Muhammad Ayyaz Ul Haq, Rodrigo Bagur, Mamas Andreas Mamas
Women who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are at higher risk of adverse outcomes compared with men, but it is unknown whether gender affects early unplanned rehospitalization. We analyzed 832,753 patients who underwent PCI from 2013 to 2014 in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. We compared gender differences in incidences, predictors, causes, and cost of unplanned 30-day readmissions and examined the effect of co-morbidity. A total of 832,753 men and women who survived the index PCI and were not admitted for a planned readmission were included in the analysis...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394998/predictors-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-improvement-after-primary-stenting-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-from-the-harmonizing-outcomes-with-revascularization-and-stents-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-trial
#10
Gregory W Serrao, Alexandra J Lansky, Roxana Mehran, Gregg W Stone
The predictors of improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are poorly understood. We sought to determine the prevalence and clinical and angiographic predictors of LVEF improvement after primary PCI in STEMI. In the Harmonizing Outcomes With Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction trial, 3,602 patients presenting with STEMI were randomized to heparin + a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor versus bivalirudin...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360067/1-year-rehospitalization-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-retrospective-analysis
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Kirstine Nørregaard Hansen, Kristoffer Bendix, Lisbeth Antonsen, Karsten Tange Veien, Michael Mæng, Anders Junker, Evald Høj Christiansen, Johnny Kahlert, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Lotte Brix Christensen, Christian Oliver Fallesen, Hans Erik Boetker, Lisette Okkels Jensen
AIMS: To evaluate the incidence and causes of rehospitalization within 1-year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a country where the National Health Service provides universal tax-supported health care, guaranteeing residents free hospital access. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 2010 and September 2014, 17,111 patients were treated with PCI in two University Hospitals in Western Denmark. Patients who were readmitted within 1-year after PCI were identified...
January 23, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331437/influence-of-operator-experience-and-pci-volume-on-transfemoral-access-techniques-a-collaboration-of-international-cardiovascular-societies
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Daniel W Nelson, Abdulla A Damluji, Nish Patel, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Windecker, Robert Byrne, James Nolan, Tejas Patel, Emmanouil Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee, Jorge Mayol, Warren J Cantor, Carlos E Alfonso, Sunil V Rao, Mauro Moscucci, Mauricio G Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Transfemoral access (TFA) is widely used for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The influence of operator age, gender, experience, and procedural volume on performance of femoral arterial access has not been studied. METHODS: A survey instrument was developed and distributed via e-mail from professional societies to interventional cardiologists worldwide from March to December 2016. RESULTS: A total of 988 physicians from 88 countries responded to the survey...
December 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325365/-efficacy-comparison-of-3-strategies-for-real-world-stable-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-three-vessel-disease
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R Liu, L Jiang, L J Xu, J Tian, X Y Zhao, Y Zhang, J J Xu, Y Song, H H Wang, Z Gao, L Song, J Q Yuan
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or medical therapy (MT) alone for real-world stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) patients with three-vessel disease (TVD) in mainland China. Methods: A total of 8 943 consecutive cases with TVD hospitalized in our center from April 2004 to February 2011 were screened for this study. In this cohort, 3 435 cases diagnosed as SCAD were analyzed. PCI, CABG, MT alone were performed in 1 313 (38...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316058/patients-preferences-for-coronary-bypass-grafting-or-staged-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Marc-Alexander Ohlow, Ahmed Farah, Thomas Kuntze, Bernward Lauer
BACKGROUND: The decision for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease (mCAD) is currently made by a heart-team approach. Patients' preference is less well investigated. METHODS: All consecutive patients with prior CABG and at least 2 PCI procedures were interviewed whether they would elect bypass surgery or staged PCI in case of a hypothetical scenario in which they had mCAD and CABG or PCI will equally improve symptoms and survival...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228817/cangrelor-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-current-status-and-perspectives
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Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christos Pappas, Danai Sfantou, John Lekakis
Cangrelor is an intravenously administered P2Y12 receptor antagonist with very fast, potent, and quickly reversible action. In the CHAMPION PHOENIX trial, cangrelor provided an improved anti-ischemic protection compared with clopidogrel, without increasing the risk of severe bleeding. Cangrelor is currently approved by drug regulating authorities for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) without prior treatment with a P2Y12 receptor antagonist and not receiving a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor, while its use is endorsed with a class IIb recommendation by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217178/factors-associated-with-advanced-cardiac-care-in-prehospital-chest-pain-patients
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Adam Frisch, Kenneth J Heidle, Stephanie O Frisch, Ashar Ata, Brandon Kramer, Caroline Colleran, Jestin N Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Many patients transported by emergency medical services (EMS) may require advanced cardiac care but do not have ST-segment elevation (STEMI) on the initial prehospital EKG. We sought to identify factors associated with the need for advanced cardiac care in undifferentiated EMS patients reporting chest pain in the absence of STEMI on EKG. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all adult patients, reporting atraumatic chest pain from a single EMS agency, presenting to a single, urban hospital over a 10-year period...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211222/cabg-surgery-remains-the-best-option-for-patients-with-left-main-coronary-disease-in-comparison-with-pci-des-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Michel Pompeu Barros Oliveira Sá, Artur Freire Soares, Rodrigo Gusmão Albuquerque Miranda, Mayara Lopes Araújo, Alexandre Motta Menezes, Frederico Pires Vasconcelos Silva, Ricardo Carvalho Lima
OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL/CCTR, SciELO, LILACS, Google Scholar and reference lists of relevant articles were searched for clinical studies that reported outcomes at 1-year follow-up after PCI with DES and CABG for the treatment of ULMCA stenosis...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208355/usage-of-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-elderly-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Ronald A M Damhuis, Suresh Senan, Jose S Belderbos
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) reduces the risk of overt brain metastases in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and is currently recommended in guidelines for both limited and extensive disease. Given the concerns about the greater frequency of neurologic side effects in elderly patients, we studied the association among age, PCI usage, and survival for SCLC patients in the Netherlands. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry for patients diagnosed with SCLC from 2009 to 2013 were queried...
March 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162503/global-structural-integrity-and-effective-connectivity-in-patients-with-disorders-of-consciousness
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Olivier Bodart, Enrico Amico, Francisco Gómez, Adenauer G Casali, Sarah Wannez, Lizette Heine, Aurore Thibaut, Jitka Annen, Melanie Boly, Silvia Casarotto, Mario Rosanova, Marcello Massimini, Steven Laureys, Olivia Gosseries
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have separately reported impaired functional, structural, and effective connectivity in patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC). The perturbational complexity index (PCI) is a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) derived marker of effective connectivity. The global fractional anisotropy (FA) is a marker of structural integrity. Little is known about how these parameters are related to each other. OBJECTIVE: We aimed at testing the relationship between structural integrity and effective connectivity...
March 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146627/single-session-versus-staged-procedures-for-elective-multivessel-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Toshiaki Toyota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroki Shiomi, Kyohei Yamaji, Kenji Ando, Koh Ono, Satoshi Shizuta, Naritatsu Saito, Takao Kato, Shuichiro Kaji, Yutaka Furukawa, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kazushige Kadota, Minoru Horie, Takeshi Kimura
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the effect of single-session multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy relative to the staged multivessel strategy on clinical outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) or non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: In the Coronary REvascularisation Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto PCI/coronary artery bypass grafting registry cohort-2, there were 2018 patients who underwent elective multivessel PCI...
November 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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