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Percutaneous intervention angioplasty

Sujith Chacko, George Joseph, Viji Thomson, Paul George, Oommen George, Debashish Danda
BACKGROUND: Use of iodinated contrast agents for angiography in patients with renal insufficiency risks further deterioration of renal function and its adverse sequelae. OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness and safety of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) angiography in guiding percutaneous renal-related interventions in patients with Takayasu arteritis and renal insufficiency. METHODS: Data on CO2 angiography-guided interventions were obtained from a 23-year database of 692 Takayasu arteritis patients who underwent percutaneous interventions and were analyzed retrospectively...
March 16, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Julio Sandoval
Despite advances in drug therapy, pulmonary hypertension-particularly arterial hypertension (PAH)-remains a fatal disease. Untreatable right heart failure (RHF) from PAH eventually ensues and remains a significant cause of death in these patients. Lowering pulmonary input impedance with different PAH-specific drugs is the obvious therapeutic target in RHF due to chronically increased afterload. However, potential clinical gain can also be expected from attempts to unload the right heart and increase systemic output...
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
Ryo Sato, Tetsuhiko Sato, Yuichi Shirasawa, Chika Kondo, Masao Tadakoshi, Michio Fukuda, Nobuyuki Ohte, Kunio Morozumi
OBJECTIVE: Although percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is an effective therapy against vascular access failure in hemodialysis patients, recurrent stenosis imposes enormous burden for hemodialysis patients. A nitinol scoring element-equipped helical balloon catheter (AngioSculpt® ) has been altered the landscape for treating several vascular diseases. It is not, however, fully elucidated whether AngioSculpt for advanced vascular access stenosis, difficult to expand by conventional balloons, successfully provides bailout angioplasty...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Ashequl M Islam, Gaurav Alreja, Jaya Mallidi, Mohammed Ziaul Hoque, Jennifer Friderici
OBJECTIVE: To assess feasibility, safety, and patient satisfaction of same-day discharge (SD) following peripheral arterial interventions. BACKGROUND: Although diagnostic angiography is routinely performed as a same-day procedure, same-day percutaneous trans-luminal angioplasty is less common. Because there is very low incidence of peri-procedural complications after 4 hr, discharge after this window is possible provided the patient is able to ambulate and has necessary social support...
March 14, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Saroj Neupane, Sushruth Edla, Eesha Maidona, Matthew C Sweet, Susan Szpunar, Thomas Davis, Thomas A LaLonde, Rajendra H Mehta, Howard S Rosman, Hiroshi Yamasaki
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of diabetes mellitus (DM) with clinical and angiographic characteristics and outcomes of patients with popliteal and infrapopliteal peripheral arterial disease (PAD) undergoing peripheral vascular intervention (PVI). BACKGROUND: Clinical features and outcomes in patients with DM and popliteal or infrapopliteal PAD undergoing PVI are not well described. METHODS: Using the data from the laser in popliteal and infrapopliteal stenosis study, we retrospectively examined the association of diabetes with clinical and angiographic characteristics and risk adjusted short- and intermediate term outcomes (all cause death, major adverse events (MAE) [composite of death, ipsilateral major amputation, or repeat revascularization]) in patients with popliteal and infrapopliteal PAD undergoing PVI for critical limb ischemia treated either with laser-assisted balloon angioplasty or balloon angioplasty alone...
March 14, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Yuki Horita
The objectives of central venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty are to dilate the venous lesion and to extend the life of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. It is reasonable to perform percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for central venous lesions if this interventional therapy is required to maintain stable dialysis therapy. However, the presence of large fresh thrombus at central venous lesion site represents a contraindication to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty unless the thrombus can first be removed by thrombectomy...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Nicole Gilgen, Ahmed Farah, Bruno Scheller, Marc-Alexander Ohlow, Norman Mangner, Daniel Weilenmann, Jochen Wöhrle, Peiman Jamshidi, Gregor Leibundgut, Sven Möbius-Winkler, Robert Zweiker, Florian Krackhardt, Christian Butter, Leonhard Bruch, Christoph Kaiser, Andreas Hoffmann, Peter Rickenbacher, Christian Mueller, Frank-Peter Stephan, Michael Coslovsky, Raban Jeger
BACKGROUND: The treatment of coronary small vessel disease (SVD) remains an unresolved issue. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have limited efficacy due to increased rates of instent-restenosis, mainly caused by late lumen loss. Drug-coated balloons (DCB) are a promising technique since native vessels remain structurally unchanged. METHODS: BASKET-SMALL 2 is a multicenter, randomized, controlled, non-inferiority trial of DCB vs. DES in native SVD for clinical endpoints...
March 11, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Gentil Barreira, J Ribamar Costa, Ricardo Costa, Rodolfo Staico, Daniel Chamie, Juliano R Slhessarenko, Luiz Fernando Tanajura, Andrea Abizaid, Amanda Sousa, Alexandre Abizaid
INTRODUCTION: Bioresorbable coronary scaffolds (BRS) have been developed to increase the late safety of coronary angioplasty by providing transitory coronary support and then being fully incorporated to the vessel wall. In the present trial, we sought to evaluate the performance and changes over time in the DESolve™ novolimus-eluting BRS using serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients submitted to percutaneous coronary interventions. METHODS: Single-center, prospective, non-randomized study involving 17 consecutive patients submitted to implantation of the DESolve™ scaffold and serial evaluated with IVUS at different time points (post procedure, 6 and 18 months)...
March 9, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Hisao Nagato, Masanao Toma, Kousuke Yoshizawa, Nobuhisa Ohno, Eiji Yoshikawa
We report three consecutive patients with limb ischemia, where symptoms appeared several days to weeks prior to presentation. In all cases, initial over-the-wire thrombectomy failed due to adherence of the thrombus to the arterial wall. We adopted a new approach of stretching the whole obstructed segment by a series of ballooning using a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) catheter. A subsequent thrombectomy was successful in all three cases. No further intervention, such as stenting or bypass surgery, was required...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Mustafa Ağca, Ender Özgün Çakmak, Çetin Geçmen, İbrahim Akın İzgi
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a rare complication of angiography. Presently reported is the case of a patient diagnosed with CIE following peripheral angioplasty with the non-ionic contrast agent, iohexol. A 66-year-old male patient described intermittent claudication and peripheral arterial disease was suspected. Lower extremity angiography was performed, and following dilation of a 7.0x150-mm balloon, a 9.0x57-mm stent was placed in the lesioned vessel. The patient subsequently developed confusion and cortical blindness, and a seizure occurred 1 hour after the procedure...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Alexis Galloux, Erika Pace, Stephanie Franchi-Abella, Sophie Branchereau, Emmanuel Gonzales, Daniele Pariente
BACKGROUND: Hepatic venous outflow obstruction after paediatric liver transplantation is an unusual but critical complication. OBJECTIVES: To review the incidence, diagnosis and therapeutic modalities of hepatic venous outflow obstruction from a large national liver transplant unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During the period from October 1992 to March 2016, 917 liver transplant procedures were performed with all types of grafts in 792 children...
February 21, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Ayako Harima, Akinori Sairaku, Ichiro Inoue, Kenji Nishioka, Toshiharu Oka, Yasuharu Nakama, Kazuoki Dai, Kuniomi Ohi, Haruki Hashimoto, Yasuki Kihara
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test a novel stent-less revascularization strategy using a combination of excimer laser coronary angioplasty (ELCA) and drug-coated balloon (DCB) for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting stents is a standard invasive treatment for ACS. Some unsolved issues however remain, such as stent thrombosis and bleeding risks associated with dual antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: Consecutive ACS patients were planned to receive either a DCB application following ELCA without a stent implantation or conventional revascularization with a coronary stent...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Masahiko Noguchi, Kotaro Obunai, Yu Fukui, Hiroshi Okumura, Hiroyuki Watanabe
We report a case of percutaneous coronary intervention for spontaneous multi-vessel coronary dissection including the left main coronary artery. This case suggests that intracoronary imaging is useful for understanding the complex anatomy and for choosing the appropriate management for effective revascularization. Furthermore, cutting balloon angioplasty prior to stenting is useful for preventing the longitudinal extension of the intramural hematoma and avoiding unnecessary stent implantation.
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
I Roberts Martínez-Aguirre, M E de Las Heras Gómez de Liaño, V Lacosta Asín, M E Zarzosa Martín, J M Alonso Maroto, E Pérez-Salvador García
CASE REPORT: A case is presented of a 63-year-old man who suffered a unilateral isolated trochlear nerve palsy with vertical diplopia following an elective radial coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention, which resolved spontaneously within 2 months. DISCUSSION: Ophthalmoplegia following coronary percutaneous angioplasty is rare. Only internuclear ophthalmoplegia, III and VI cranial nerve palsy have been previously reported following percutaneous angioplasty...
February 1, 2018: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Timme M A J van Vuuren, Suat Doganci, Cees H A Wittens
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive interventions by recanalization, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, and stenting in post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) obstructions and iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) have shown good results. Until recently, no dedicated venous stents were available, and stent-related issues accounted for a decrease in patency scores. The introduction of dedicated stents with more flexibility and higher radial forces could result in higher patency scores. This study focused on the outcomes of patients treated by a dedicated sinus-Venous stent (OptiMed GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany)...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Angeliz Caro Monroig, Shilpa N Reddy, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Therese E Sammarco, Jesse L Chittams, Scott O Trerotola
PURPOSE: To establish a rate of nonintervention in patients referred for hemodialysis access fistulography and to report clinical and fistulographic variables associated with nonintervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Encounters for fistulography were reviewed from 2001 to 2016 to determine annual rates of nontreatment over 15 years. Next, an access database was used to retrospectively identify patients undergoing fistulography from 2010 to 2016. Patients who underwent fistulography without intervention (angioplasty or stent placement) served as the nontreatment group (NTG; n = 76)...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Ling-Xin Chen, Angelo De Mattos, Heejung Bang, Catherine T Vu, Mehul Gandhi, Muna Alnimri, Brian Gallay, Ghaneh Fananapazir
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stent placement in the treatment of TRAS. METHODS: We retrospectively studied patients who underwent angiography for TRAS between 1/1/2008 and 9/20/2016 at one center. We compared the rates of restenosis in patients who were treated with angioplasty alone versus those who were treated with stenting. Secondary outcomes included serum creatinine and blood pressure after intervention and graft and patient survival...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
Sara Michelly Gonçalves Brandão, Whady Hueb, Yang Ting Ju, Antonio Carlos Pedroso de Lima, Carisi Anne Polanczyk, Luciane Nascimento Cruz, Rosa Maria Rahmi Garcia, Myrthes Emy Takiuti, Edimar Alcides Bocchi
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the utility and quality-of-life year measurements for patients with coronary artery disease who underwent any of 3 therapeutic strategies with a 5-year follow-up. METHODS: Quality-of-life data were obtained from the Medicine, Angioplasty, or Surgery Study II trial. To obtain utilities, the 36-Item Short-Form questionnaire was converted to a 6-Dimensional Health State Classification System. RESULTS: Of the 611 initial patients, 579 completed the questionnaire...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Soo Buem Cho, Ho Cheol Choi, EunJin Bae, Tae Jin Park, Hye Jin Baek, Sung Eun Park, Kyeong Hwa Ryu, Jin Il Moon, Bo Hwa Choi, Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon
RATIONALE: Thrombosis due to anastomotic site stenosis is the most common complication in patients with brachio-axillary arteriovenous graft (AVG). Intravascular stent placement may play a special role in the salvage of dialysis grafts that have been previously performed percutaneous angioplasty or surgical procedure on the graft. Herein, we applied a novel stent named Supera which has a high degree of flexibility and resistance to external compression for treating a patient with recurrent venous anastomotic stenosis of brachio-axillary AVG...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Peter McKavanagh, George Zawadowski, Naveed Ahmed, Michael Kutryk
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is 40 years old this year. From its humble beginnings of experimental work, PCI has transitioned over years with coronary artery stenting now a standard medical procedure performed throughout the world. Areas covered: The conversion from plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) to the present era of drug eluting stents (DES) has been driven by many technological advances and large bodies of clinical trial evidence. The journey to present day practice has seen many setbacks, such as acute vessel closure with POBA; rates of instant restenosis with bare metal stents (BMS) and more recently, high rates of stent thrombosis with bioabsorbable platforms...
January 30, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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