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Emrah Ermis, Serkan Kahraman, Hakan Ucar, Samir Allahverdiyev
Right coronary artery (RCA) originating from the left coronary system is a subtype of single coronary artery (SCA) anomaly, and the origin of RCA as a branch from the left anterior descending artery (LAD) is a very rare variant. A 55-year-old male who had a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) history was hospitalized due to acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography revealed an aberrant RCA originating from the mid-LAD as well as stent thrombosis. A successful PCI was performed and he was discharged from the hospital three days after the PCI...
February 2018: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Yun-Kyeong Cho, Chang-Wook Nam
Multi-vessel coronary artery disease (MVD) frequently features ambiguous or intermediate lesions that may be both serial and complex, suggesting that multiple regions require revascularization. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with various challenges such as appropriate identification of lesions that should be treated, the choice of an optimum revascularization method, and limitations of long-term outcomes. Optimal patient selection and careful targeting of lesions are key when planning treatment...
March 21, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Cristina Aurigemma, Francesco Burzotta, Giulio Russo, Leonardo Previ, Carlo Trani
The Completeness of Revascularization in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) remains an unanswered question. Despite 20 years of investigation there are still major doubts in this topic, reaching as far as to the lack of a standardized definition. The employment of different definition and the multiplicity of confounding variables that in general favor patients who receive a complete revascularization (CR) are the reason of difficult comparisons between studies. The complexity of coronary anatomy diseases and the clinical features play important role in the revascularization strategy...
March 15, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Tyler P Robin, Timothy S Sannes, Feng-Ming Spring Kong, Francoise Mornex, Fred R Hirsch, Chad G Rusthoven, Laurie E Gaspar
INTRODUCTION: Guidelines have recommended prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer with at least a partial response after thoracic chemoradiation. However, the survival advantage has been small and was observed in an era before magnetic resonance imaging and surveillance. Neurotoxicity also remains a concern, especially in older adults. Thus, patients have a complex value-laden decision to make. We sought to better understand the role physicians play in patient decision making and introduce a patient decision aid (PDA) to potentially facilitate these discussions...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
Judit Karacsonyi, Ehrin J Armstrong, Huu Tam D Truong, Ryan Tsuda, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Aya J Alame, Barbara A Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Michele Roesle, Houman Khalili, Imre Ungi, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Bavana V Rangan
BACKGROUND: The contemporary use and outcomes of excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are not well described. METHODS: We examined the baseline clinical and angiographic characteristics and procedural outcomes of 130 target lesions in 121 consecutive PCIs (n = 116 patients) in which ELCA was performed at three United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers between 2008 and 2016. RESULTS: Mean age was 68...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Yavuz Karabağ, Metin Çağdaş, Ibrahim Rencuzogullari, Süleyman Karakoyun, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, Mahmut Yesin, Mesut Öterkus, Tayyar Gokdeniz, Cengiz Burak, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa
SYNTAX score II (SS-II) has a powerful prognostic accuracy in patients with stable complex coronary artery disease who have undergone revascularization; however, there is limited data regarding the prognosis of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim of this study is to examine both the predictive performance of SS-II in determining in-hospital and long term mortality of STEMI patients and to compare SYNTAX score (SS) and TIMI risk score (TRS). Consecutive 1912 STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) retrospectively reviewed, and the remaining 1708 patients constituted the study population after exclusion...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Sumit Agrawal, Nadine Schart-Morén, Wei Liu, Hanif M Ladak, Helge Rask-Andersen, Hao Li
OBJECTIVE: We used synchrotron radiation phase contrast imaging (SR-PCI) to study the 3D microanatomy of the basilar membrane (BM) and its attachment to the spiral ligament (SL) (with a conceivable secondary spiral lamina [SSL] or secondary spiral plate) at the round window membrane (RWM) in the human cochlea. The conception of this complex anatomy may be essential for accomplishing structural preservation at cochlear implant surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen freshly fixed human temporal bones were used to reproduce the BM, SL, primary and secondary osseous spiral laminae (OSL), and RWM using volume-rendering software...
March 2018: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
David R Dobies, Kimberly R Barber
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) provides clinicians with beneficial information. Nonetheless, study findings are often arbitrary, speculative or provisional. The current state of misleading evidence exists in all applications, including those for guideline recommendations. We conductedan appraisal of the American College of Cardiologyand European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for revascularisation of complex coronary anatomy to determine the veracity of the evidence that recommendations were based on. Study-specific critical appraisals were conducted by the authors on the 5-year Synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with Taxus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) and future revascularisation evaluation in patients with diabetes mellitus: optimal management of multivessel disease (FREEDOM) Trials...
2018: Open Heart
Zlatko H Mehmedbegovic, Vladan D Vukcevic, Goran R Stankovic
Coronary bifurcation lesions are accounted in about 20% of all percutaneous coronary interventions and despite all-round improvements in their treatment are still perceived as complex lesion subset in interventional cardiology. Treatment of bifurcations, being technically demanding primarily due to the unique bifurcation anatomy, is related to lower procedural success rate and increased rates of long-term adverse cardiac events. According to published data, provisional approach remains a default strategy for majority of bifurcation PCI, but when perfected, two-stent bifurcation techniques can also yield good clinical outcomes...
March 8, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Annamaria Dachille, Amelia Focaccio, Lucio Selvetella, Giovanni Napolitano, Carlo Briguori
Although there is not uniform definition of high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), patients with severe three-vessel disease, left main disease, single remaining patent vessel and/or depressed left ventricular ejection fraction are considered a high-risk population. In this setting, periprocedural hemodynamic instability represents a serious issue. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices may improve both safety and efficacy of high risk PCI. Indeed, MCS help to maintain coronary perfusion pressure and reduce myocardial workload, providing the operator sufficient time to reach the target of complete revascularization...
March 8, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Abdullah Almasoud, Daniel Walters, Ehtisham Mahmud
The feasibility, safety, and high technical success of robotically assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of both simple and complex coronary disease has been demonstrated. As the current generation robotic platform is limited to a rapid exchange system, orbital or rotational atherectomy cannot be performed robotically. However, excimer laser coronary atherectomy is performed with a rapid exchange catheter but its feasibility during robotically assisted PCI is unknown. We report the successful use of laser atherectomy during two complex robotically assisted PCI procedures using the CorPath GRX robotic system...
March 9, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Stefan Baumann, Nikos Werner, Karim Ibrahim, Ralf Westenfeld, Fadi Al-Rashid, Jan-Malte Sinning, Dirk Westermann, Andreas Schäfer, Konstantinos Karatolios, Timm Bauer, Tobias Becher, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an alternative strategy to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with high perioperative risk. The microaxial Impella® pump (Abiomed, Danvers, MA, USA), used as prophylactic and temporary support, is currently the most common device for "protected high-risk PCI" to ensure hemodynamic stability during complex coronary intervention. METHODS: The study is an observational, retrospective multi-center registry...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Tim Kinnaird, Richard Anderson, Sean Gallagher, James Cockburn, Alex Sirker, Peter Ludman, Mark de Belder, Samuel Copt, James Nolan, Azfar Zaman, Mamas Mamas
OBJECTIVES: Using the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) database, access site choice and outcomes of patients undergoing PCI with previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) were studied. BACKGROUND: Given the influence of access site on outcomes, use of radial access in PCI-CABG warrants further investigation. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 58,870 PCI-CABG procedures performed between 2005 and 2014...
March 12, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Giuseppe Tarantini, Giulia Masiero, Alberto Barioli, Valeria Paradies, Georgios Vlachojannis, Paola Tellaroli, Bernardo Cortese, Gaetano di Palma, Attilio Varricchio, Alfonso Ielasi, Bruno Loi, Giuseppe Steffenino, Daisuke Ueshima, Marco Mojoli, Pieter Smits
BACKGROUND: Patients with small vessel disease (SVD) are at higher risk of adverse events after PCI compared to non-SVD patients. In this subset, the use of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) has raised particular concern. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare outcomes of Absorb BVS versus a 2nd-generation metallic everolimus-eluting stents (EES) in the SVD setting, by pooling patients from three large, prospective studies. METHODS: Patients with SVD (reference vessel diameter ≤2...
March 7, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Harsh Agrawal, Mohamed Teleb, Saba Lahsaei, Luis Carbajal, Ruben Montanez, Joseph P Carrozza
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the world, and PCI and CABG account for over a million procedures performed annually in the USA. The goal of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is to achieve complete revascularization (CR) if at all possible. However, restenosis and stent thrombosis (ST) remain the Achilles heel of contemporary PCI with restenosis rates between 10 and 30% with bare metal stents to 5-15% after drug-eluting stents and ST rates of around 0...
March 6, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
Damiano Regazzoli, Daisuke Hachinohe, Ozan M Demir, Mauro Carlino, Julien Lemoine, Satoru Mitomo, Enrico Poletti, Max Amor, Antonio Colombo, Lorenzo Azzalini
Candidates for percutaneous coronary revascularization are becoming progressively older and more complex. A combination of factors related to the patient, lesion, and/or hemodynamic conditions may increase the risk of adverse events. Therefore, when a high-risk procedure is identified, it is crucial to provide the patient with adequate support in order to safely perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We report the case of a 77-year-old man with moderate left ventricular dysfunction and stage IV chronic kidney disease who underwent successful recanalization of a chronically occluded left anterior descending artery...
February 7, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Li Li, Jia Liu, Qinhua Jin, Shaoliang Chen
BACKGROUND: Despite advancements in the devices and techniques used for percutaneous coronary intervention, side branch (SB) wiring remains highly challenging in certain complex bifurcation intervention cases. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this report, we demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the balloon block and support technique (BBST), which comprises inflation of an appropriately sized balloon 1-2 mm distal from the carina in the distal main branch to facilitate wire access to the SB...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Barbara A Danek, Mir B Basir, William W O'Neill, Mohammad Alqarqaz, Aris Karatasakis, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, Michael Wyman, William L Lombardi, David Kandzari, Nicholas Lembo, Anthony Doing, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, James W Choi, Catalin Toma, Jeffrey W Moses, Ajay Kirtane, Manish Parikh, Ziad A Ali, Santiago Garcia, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Craig A Thompson, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Khaldoon Alaswad
OBJECTIVE: To study outcomes with use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices in chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We examined characteristics and outcomes of 1598 CTO-PCIs performed from 2012-2017 at 12 high-volume centers. RESULTS: Patient age was 66 ± 10 years; 86% were men. An MCS device was used electively in 69 procedures (4%) and urgently in 22 procedures (1%). The most commonly used elective MCS device was Impella 2...
March 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Munish Sharma, Daniel A N Mascarenhas, Bharat Kantharia
Atrial fibrillation (AF) can be a manifestation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Presence of AF during ACS further adds to complexities in the management issues and prognosis of ACS. We report a case of a 77-year-old male in whom we observed spontaneous conversion of AF to sinus rhythm during percutaneous coronary interventional procedure for critical ostial stenosis of the right coronary artery; and discuss potential electrophysiological mechanisms related to such phenomenon.
February 2018: Cardiology Research
Stuart J Head, Milan Milojevic, Joost Daemen, Jung-Min Ahn, Eric Boersma, Evald H Christiansen, Michael J Domanski, Michael E Farkouh, Marcus Flather, Valentin Fuster, Mark A Hlatky, Niels R Holm, Whady A Hueb, Masoor Kamalesh, Young-Hak Kim, Timo Mäkikallio, Friedrich W Mohr, Grigorios Papageorgiou, Seung-Jung Park, Alfredo E Rodriguez, Joseph F Sabik, Rodney H Stables, Gregg W Stone, Patrick W Serruys, Arie Pieter Kappetein
BACKGROUND: Numerous randomised trials have compared coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with coronary artery disease. However, no studies have been powered to detect a difference in mortality between the revascularisation strategies. METHODS: We did a systematic review up to July 19, 2017, to identify randomised clinical trials comparing CABG with PCI using stents. Eligible studies included patients with multivessel or left main coronary artery disease who did not present with acute myocardial infarction, did PCI with stents (bare-metal or drug-eluting), and had more than 1 year of follow-up for all-cause mortality...
February 22, 2018: Lancet
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