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Coronary intervention technique

Birga Maier, Katrin Wagner, Steffen Behrens, Leonhard Bruch, Reinhard Busse, Dagmar Schmidt, Helmut Schühlen, Roland Thieme, Heinz Theres
BACKGROUND: Assessment of quality of care in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) should be based on data that effectively enable determination of quality. With the need to simplify measurement techniques, the question arises whether routine data can be used for this purpose. We therefore compared data from a German sickness fund (AOK) with data from the Berlin Myocardial Infarction Registry (BMIR). METHODS: We included patients hospitalised for treatment of MI in Berlin from 2009-2011...
October 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
Vivian L Bishay, Derek M Biederman, Thomas J Ward, Imramsjah Martijn J van der Bom, Rahul S Patel, Edward Kim, Francis S Nowakowski, Robert A Lookstein, Aaron M Fischman
OBJECTIVE: The transradial approach (TRA) has been shown to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with arterial coronary interventions. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) performed via the TRA can enhance patient comfort, compared with the traditional transfemoral approach (TFA), by allowing immediate ambulation and precluding potential complications associated with the TFA, such as closure device injury or retroperitoneal hematoma. We report our initial experience with and technique for using the TRA for SIRT...
November 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Vladimir Dedovic, Goran Stankovic
Despite permanent improvement in success rate and technical developments, chronic total occlusion (CTO) remains undertreated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Dedicated CTO operators from Japan, Europe and USA perform these procedures with success rate beyond 90%, but there is still huge gap between this group of specialists and broader population of PCI operators. Recently proposed CTO scores can be used for patients' selection according to the CTO operators' experience. Patients with low CTO score values may be suitable for less experienced operators at the beginning of the CTO PCI learning curve, while more complex CTOs (higher CTO score values) should be differed to CTO experts...
October 19, 2016: Panminerva Medica
Dae Young Hyun, Myung Ho Jeong, Doo Sun Sim, Yun Ah Jeong, Kyung Hoon Cho, Min Chul Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim, Hae Chang Jeong, Keun Ho Park, Young Joon Hong, Jun Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Jung Chaee Kang
Background/Aims: This study appraised the long term clinical outcomes of patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease. There are limited data regarding long-term clinical outcomes after PCI for ULMCA disease. Methods: From 2001 to 2011, a total of 448 patients who underwent PCI for ULMCA disease and had 2-year clinical follow-up, were analyzed. The study patients were divided into two groups: group I (stable angina pectoris [SAP], n = 60, 48 men, 62 ± 10 years) and group II (acute coronary syndrome [ACS], n = 388, 291 men, 64 ± 10 years)...
October 18, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
J R Martinez-Parachini, A Karatasakis, D Karmpaliotis, K Alaswad, F A Jaffer, R W Yeh, M Patel, J Bahadorani, A Doing, P-K Nguyen-Trong, B A Danek, J Karacsonyi, A Alame, B V Rangan, C A Thompson, Subhash Banerjee, E S Brilakis
AIM: To examine the impact of diabetes mellitus on procedural outcomes of patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion. METHODS: We assessed the impact of diabetes mellitus on the outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion among 1308 people who underwent such procedures at 11 US centres between 2012 and 2015. RESULTS: The participants' mean ± sd age was 66±10 years, 84% of the participants were men and 44...
October 15, 2016: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
George A Mensah
The MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) has been highly successful in investigating the prevalence, characteristics, and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a multiethnic American cohort of adult men and women free of CVD at baseline. MESA has also championed the use of novel biomarkers and emerging imaging techniques for the assessment of subclinical CVD and has created an extensive set of data that continues to fuel dozens of ongoing analyses. Insights from MESA include the first demonstration of ethnic differences in coronary artery calcification and its association with subclinical disease progression and incident CVD...
September 2016: Global Heart
Hsiu-Yu Fang, Wei-Chieh Lee, Chih-Yuan Fang, Chiung-Jen Wu
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) has recently become popular among interventional cardiologists. CTO originating from the ostium has been one of the most difficult CTO lesions to treat with PCI for a number of reasons. Our aim was to illustrate a specific technique during retrograde CTO PCI referred to as the "snare technique."We retrospectively examined the use of "snare technique" among 371 consecutive retrograde CTO PCIs performed at our institution between 2006 and 2015...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ramesh Kawar, Deepak Kumar Mishra, Shalima Gautam, B K Goyal
In the current era where percutaneous coronary interventions are increasingly performed day by day can device closure of congenital heart defects be far behind. We describe one unusual case of ventricular septal defect (VSD) in a child with absent inferior vena cava which was tackled in a novel way using hemiazygous vein as the conduit (access) to the right side of heart.
June 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Martin Christmann, Ricarda Hoop, Hitendu Dave, Daniel Quandt, Walter Knirsch, Oliver Kretschmar
INTRODUCTION: Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is a rare congenital anomalous connection between the coronary arteries (CA) and a cardiac chamber or great vessel. Treatment options of symptomatic CAF consist of transcatheter or surgical closure. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients with CAF diagnosed between 1993 and 2014 concerning treatment approaches and follow-up after closure. RESULTS: In a cohort of more than 25000 patients, 194 (<0...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Xiao-Fang Tang, Ya-Ling Han, Jia-Hui Zhang, Jing Wang, Yi Yao, Chen He, Bo Xu, Zhan Gao, Shu-Bin Qiao, Jue Chen, Yuan Wu, Ji-Lin Chen, Run-Lin Gao, Yue-Jin Yang, Jin-Qing Yuan
INTRODUCTION: Both CYP2C19 genotyping and platelet function testing are used to predict major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in Chinese patients treated with clopidogrel and undergoing stent implantation, but the most accurate prognostic technique is still debated. Here, we combine both techniques, to determine if a more accurate prognosis is possible. METHODS: Patients undergoing stent implantation (1104) were genotyped and assessed for platelet reactivity, with a 12-month follow-up...
October 7, 2016: Thrombosis Research
Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Panagiotis Dedeilias, Michalis Argiriou, Christos Charitos
A hybrid strategy, firstly performed in the 1990s, is a combination of tools available only in the catheterization laboratory with those available only in the operating room in order to minimize surgical morbidity and face with any cardiovascular lesion. The continuous evolution of stent technology along with the adoption of minimally invasive surgical approaches, make hybrid approaches an attractive alternative to standard surgical or transcatheter techniques for any given set of cardiovascular lesions. Examples include hybrid coronary revascularization, when an open surgical anastomosis of the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery is performed along with stent implantation in non-left anterior descending coronary vessels, open heart valve surgery combined with percutaneous coronary interventions to coronary lesions, hybrid aortic arch debranching combined with endovascular grafting for thoracic aortic aneurysms, hybrid endocardial and epicardial atrial fibrillation procedures, and carotid artery stenting along with coronary artery bypass grafting...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Maurits R Hollander, Maarten A H van Leeuwen, Dirk van der Heijden, Vincent M N Keizer, Peter M van de Ven, Sander J J IJsselmuiden, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Giovanni Amoroso, Marco J P F Ritt, Paul Knaapen, Niels van Royen
AIMS: During transradial coronary catheterization the radial artery is functionally occluded and hand perfusion depends on the collateral circulation. Nexfin is a simple, non-invasive technique to measure digital arterial pressure and could serve to quantify the palmar collateral circulation. Potentially, inter-individual differences in the extent of collateralization are related to perfusion and function after transradial intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total 85 adults were included (18 healthy volunteers; 67 patients who underwent transradial catheterization)...
October 11, 2016: EuroIntervention
Kensuke Takagi, Yusuke Fujino, Toru Naganuma, Yusuke Watanabe, Hiroto Yabushita, Satoru Mitomo, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Satoko Tahara, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Takayuki Warisawa, Kenichi Karube, Takahiro Matsumoto, Tomohiko Sato, Hisaaki Ishiguro, Naoyuki Kurita, Shotaro Nakamura, Koji Hozawa, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: There is no consensual opinion regarding the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure for unprotected distal left main (UDLM) lesion. METHODS: Between April 2005 and August 2011, 586 consecutive patients with UDLM stenosis treated with drug-eluting stents were recruited for this study to clarify the impact of combination of full-coverage stenting and proximal optimization technique (POT) for UDLM lesion. An optimal strategy of full-coverage stenting and POT was performed in 353 patients and the other 233 patients were not optimally treated...
September 4, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Zhaoye Zhou, Qi Jin, Long Yu, Liqun Wu, Bin He
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of atrial electrophysiological properties is crucial for clinical intervention of atrial arrhythmias and the investigation of the underlying mechanism. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of a novel noninvasive cardiac electrical imaging technique in imaging bi-atrial activation sequences from body surface potential maps (BSPMs). METHODS: The study includes 7 subjects, with 3 atrial flutter patients, and 4 healthy subjects with normal atrial activations...
2016: PloS One
Aris Karatasakis, Barbara A Danek, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, Mitul P Patel, John N Bahadorani, R Michael Wyman, William L Lombardi, J Aaron Grantham, David E Kandzari, Nicholas J Lembo, Anthony H Doing, Jeffrey W Moses, Ajay J Kirtane, Santiago Garcia, Manish A Parikh, Ziad A Ali, Judit Karacsonyi, Sanjog Kalra, Bavana V Rangan, Pratik Kalsaria, Craig A Thompson, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the impact of proximal cap ambiguity on procedural techniques and outcomes for coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We examined the clinical and angiographic characteristics and outcomes of 1021 CTO-PCIs performed between 2012 and 2015 at 11 United States centers. RESULTS: Proximal cap ambiguity was present in 31% of target lesions and was associated with increased clinical and angiographic complexity (prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery: 43% vs 33%; P=...
October 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Selma Kenar Tiryakioglu, Hakan Ozkan, Hasan Ari, Kıvanc Yalin, Senol Coskun, Osman Tiryakioglu
Background. The aim of this study is to show whether the septal E/(E' × S') ratio assessed by tissue Doppler echocardiography can predict left ventricular remodeling after first ST segment elevation myocardial infarction treated successfully with primary percutaneous intervention. Methods. Consecutive patients (n = 111) presenting with acute anterior myocardial infarction for the first time in their life were enrolled. All patients underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Standard and tissue Doppler echocardiography were performed in the first 24-36 hours of admission...
2016: BioMed Research International
Friedrich-Christian Riess, Stefan Heller, Eva Cramer, Nizar Awwad, Wagma Amin, Lorenz Hansen, Claas Lehmann, Joachim Schofer, Jan Stripling, Stephan Winkel, Peter Kremer
BACKGROUND: This is an investigation of complete arterial coronary artery bypass grafting (CACABG) using bilateral internal mammary arteries (IMA) and the T-graft technique either on- or off-pump as a routine approach to treat coronary artery disease. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2012, 3,445 patients underwent on-pump (n = 2,216) or off-pump (n = 1,229) CACABG. A 30-day follow-up was performed prospectively, a long-term follow-up by a questionnaire, and coronary angiography in selected patients...
October 4, 2016: Cardiology
Eddie D Brown, James C Blankenship
We propose a mechanism of how stroke may be caused by thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), and how it may be technique-dependent. Two recent meta-analyses report increased risk of stroke in patients undergoing routine thrombus aspiration during STEMI and the value of this technique has been controversial. The mechanism of stroke has not been fully explained. This case demonstrates 2 mechanisms by which aspiration might cause thrombus embolization. We recommend that if thrombus aspiration is performed during PPCI for STEMI, it should be done selectively and carefully...
October 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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
S Mavrogeni, L Koutsogeorgopoulou, T Dimitroulas, G Markousis-Mavrogenis, G Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been documented in >50% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, due to a complex interplay between traditional risk factors and SLE-related factors. Various processes, such as coronary artery disease, myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, vasculitis, valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure, account for CVD complications in SLE. METHODS: Electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography (echo), nuclear techniques, cardiac computed tomography (CT), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac catheterization (CCa) can detect CVD in SLE at an early stage...
September 29, 2016: Lupus
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