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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504238/united-kingdom-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#1
Peter F Ludman, Mark A de Belder, Simon Redwood, Adrian Banning
In the United Kingdom, a clinical data set is completed for every patient undergoing coronary intervention and certain structural interventions, and sent to central servers in the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) on behalf of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS). These data are linked to the national mortality register. In addition, data are obtained about the structure of healthcare provision using an annual survey. Analyses of these data are provided for different audiences in several formats...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504234/spain-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#2
Bruno García Del Blanco, Pilar Jiménez Quevedo, José D Diaz, Felipe Hernández, José Ramón Rumoroso, Manel Sabaté, José Maria de la Torre Hernandez, Ana Serrador, Armando Pérez de Prado, Javier Goicolea, Ramiro Trillo, Manolo Pan
Since 1990 The Spanish Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology has presented a yearly report on the data collected in the National Registry, with online support since 2010. The Steering Committee has analysed all data provided voluntarily by institutions, which consisted of a total of anywhere between 105 and 113 hospitals. Medical care was provided to a population of 46.8 million inhabitants in 2015. During this period, diagnostic procedures increased progressively from 2010, reaching a maximum of 145,836 in 2015, 86% (125,484) corresponding to coronary angiograms...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504231/poland-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
#3
Jacek Legutko, Zbigniew Siudak, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Dudek
For the last five years, invasive cardiology in Poland has developed extensively. Currently, 98% of the 161 Polish cathlabs operate in 24/7 mode, 37 of them supported by cardiac surgery departments on-site. A certification curriculum for interventional cardiology operators is supported by dedicated workshops and scientific meetings during national conferences. The rise in the number of coronary angiographies and PCIs was paralleled by an increased use of drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds and physiologic assessment of coronary arteries...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496929/management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-treatment-options
#4
REVIEW
Pawel Matusik, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Malecka, Jacek Bednarek, Remigiusz Noworolski
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is leading cardiac arrhythmia with important clinical implications. Its diagnosis is usually made on the basis on 12-lead ECG or 24-hour Holter monitoring. More and more clinical evidence supports diagnostic use of cardiac event recorders and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED). Treatment options in patients with atrial fibrillation are extensive and are based on chosen rhythm and/or rate control strategy. The use and selected contraindications to AF related pharmacotherapy, including anticoagulants are shown...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495432/changes-in-coagulation-and-platelet-activation-markers-following-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#5
Josep Rodés-Cabau, Gilles O'Hara, Jean-Michel Paradis, Mathieu Bernier, Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Ander Regueiro, Kim O'Connor, Jonathan Beaudoin, Rishi Puri, Mélanie Côté, Jean Champagne
The recommendations for antithrombotic treatment after left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) remain empirical, and no data exist on the changes in hemostatic markers associated with LACC. The objective of the present study is to determine the presence, degree, and timing of changes in the markers of platelet and coagulation activation after LAAC. Forty-three patients (mean age 76 ± 9 years, 23 men) with atrial fibrillation who underwent successful LACC with the Watchman (n = 27) or Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (n = 16) devices were included in the study...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495117/first-experience-with-the-watchman-flx-occluder-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Julia Seeger, Ralf Birkemeyer, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the new Watchman FLX and analyze procedural features in a consecutive series of high risk non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve consecutive non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients (age 76.6±7.8years) at high risk for stroke (CHA2DS2-VASc-Score 5.5±0.9) and bleeding (HAS-BLED-Score 3.8±0.9), received LAA closure with the Watchman FLX...
April 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491735/air-emboli-during-the-procedure-of-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#7
Shuang Li, Wei Chen, Shuang Li, Dongdong Zhao, Kai Tang, Yat-Yam Lam, Yawei Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480840/aplasia-cutis-congenita-type-i-a-case-series
#8
U Wollina, A Chokoeva, Sh Verma, G Tchernev, F Handjani
Aplasia Cutis Congenita is a rare disorder with circumscribed, partial or widespread absence of skin and subcutaneous soft tissue; in about 20% it also causes skull defects. The disease is heterogeneous in its clinical presentation with nine major subtypes. Type I represents nonsyndromic Aplasia Cutis Congenita. We report 5 infants with skin defects of the scalp and limbs presented to dermatologists. Pediatric workup ruled out any other malformations or genetic disorders. All patients were treated by conservative wound and skin care without complications...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477098/predictors-of-thrombus-formation-after-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-using-the-watchman-device
#9
Hidehiro Kaneko, Michael Neuss, Jens Weissenborn, Christian Butter
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure using the WATCHMAN device is a novel option for prevention of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation. However, device-related thrombus (DRT) formation is a concern after WATCHMAN implantation and the predictors of DRT still remain unclear. We aimed to clarify the predictors of DRT after WATCHMAN implantation by analyzing 78 patients (50 males, 72 ± 8 years, average CHA2DS2-VASc score of 4.3 + 1.8) who had undergone WATCHMAN implantation. WATCHMAN was successfully implanted in all patients and four (5%) developed DRT...
May 5, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471099/watchman-in-ascending-aorta-for-systemic-protection-waasp-novel-use-of-watchman-in-ascending-aorta-for-embolic-protection-first-in-man
#10
Pradeep K Yadav, Dee Dee Wang, Marvin H Eng, William W O'Neill
We report two cases where left atrial appendage closure (LAA) with Watchman was successfully performed despite presence of definite LAA thrombus. Because there was the risk of thrombus dislodgement, we transiently placed an additional Watchman device in the ascending aorta for embolic protection. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471004/transcatheter-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-a-focused-update-on-the-watchman-closure-device
#11
EDITORIAL
Houman Khalili, Ishak A Mansi, George S Hanzel, Subhash Banerjee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470999/access-to-the-native-atria-following-conduit-total-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
#12
Robert L Petersen, Saar Danon, Saadeh Jureidini
OBJECTIVES: We describe the use of trans-thoracic and trans-conduit puncture to access the atria and perform interventional procedures in patients who have undergone conduit total cavopulmonary anastomosis. BACKGROUND: Catheter access to the atria following intra or extra-cardiac Fontan is desirable when there is a need for trans-atrial interventions. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, 5 patients ages 7 to 28 years underwent this approach; three trans-thoracic and 2 trans-conduit punctures...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459917/minimally-invasive-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-a-non-pharmacologic-approach-to-prevention-of-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Brian D McCauley, Antony F Chu
Atrial Fibrillation's (AF) role in the pathogenesis of thromboembolic stroke has been well established, with estimates from trials of approximately 15-20% of all strokes in the U.S. Research shows more than 90% of atrial thrombi originate from the left atrial appendage (LAA). Traditionally, oral anticoagulants (OACs) have been the keystone of management for AF in reducing the risk of thromboembolic stroke. However, OACs also pose a non-negligible risk of bleeding with between 30-50% of eligible patients not receiving OACs due to absolute contraindications or perceived increased bleeding risk...
May 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457791/left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-for-stroke-prevention
#14
Arijit Chanda, John P Reilly
More than 2.3 millions adults in the United States have atrial fibrillation (AF), which exposes them to a 5- fold increased risk of stroke. The left atrial appendage (LAA) appears to be the source of thrombus formation in the vast majority of these patients. Anticoagulation significantly reduces the risk of stroke, but often we encounter patients who have absolute or relative contraindication to anticoagulation. Percutaneous LAA exclusion offers an alternative to anticoagulation to decrease the risk of stroke...
April 27, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456775/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-and-brain-natriuretic-peptide-changes-after-epicardial-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-suture-ligation-using-lariat-device
#15
K Bartus, J Podolec, R J Lee, B Kapelak, J Sadowski, M Bartus, K Oles, P Ceranowicz, R Trabka, R Litwinowicz
Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure is an alternative treatment for stroke and systemic thromboembolism risk reduction in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the neurohormonal impact of epicardial exclusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) with the LARIAT procedure is unknown. Evaluation of changes in atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in AF patients underwent percutaneous LAA suture ligation. Sixty six patients underwent successfully percutaneous LAA suture ligation using LARIAT device...
February 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449483/epicardial-left-atrial-appendage-closure-comparison-of-surgical-techniques-in-an-ex-vivo-model
#16
Nikolas Mirow, Sebastian Vogt, Marc Irqsusi, Rainer Moosdorf, Andreas Kirschbaum
BACKGROUND: Formation of clots in the left atrial appendage (LAA) may lead to embolism and consecutive cerebral stroke. This risk is reduced by closure and resection. To address the efficacy of surgical LAA closure, resilience to pneumatic pressure was studied. Different surgical techniques were compared in an experimental model. METHODS: From freshly slaughtered pigs cardiopulmonary preparations were taken. The left atrium was clamped airtight and the LAA was cannulated...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433223/risk-of-intraatrial-thrombi-after-thoracoscopic-ablation-in-absence-of-heparin-and-appendage-closure
#17
Petr Budera, Pavel Osmancik, Dalibor Herman, David Talavera, Robert Petr, Zbynek Straka
BACKGROUND: Catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) can be associated with a risk of thromboembolic events. The goal of this study was to assess optimal anticoagulation management during thoracoscopic ablation of AF. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with persistent or long-standing persistent AF underwent hybrid ablation consisting of thoracoscopic ablation followed by electrophysiologic (EP) evaluation and consecutive ablation if indicated. The thoracoscopic ablation was performed using three different anticoagulation protocols: (1) without periprocedural heparin and without occlusion of the left atrial appendage; (2) with periprocedural heparin but without left atrial appendage occlusion; and (3) with periprocedural heparin and left atrial appendage occlusion...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429136/is-there-an-alternative-treatment-for-patients-intolerant-to-antiplatelet-therapy-if-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-is-considered
#18
F Akca, N J Verberkmoes, S E Verstraeten, C van Laar, B P van Putte, A H M van Straten
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure has become of major interest for patients with atrial fibrillation intolerant to oral anticoagulation therapy (OAC). Patients with a contraindication to both OAC and antiplatelet therapy are not eligible for percutaneous LAA closure. We aimed to find an alternative treatment for these specific patients. METHODS: From March 2014 until December 2015 five patients were referred for percutaneous LAA closure. Alternative treatment was necessary due to an absolute contraindication to OAC and antiplatelet therapy (n = 4) or after previous failed percutaneous device implantation (n = 1)...
April 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411903/left-atrial-appendage-closure-device-in-atrial-fibrillation
#19
REVIEW
Michael C Giudici, Prashant D Bhave
The relationship of stroke and atrial fibrillation seems to become more complex as we gain more knowledge of the issue. Recent studies have questioned the temporal relationship between the two, which also questions causation. Left atrial appendage closure is an attractive, but unproven technology when compared with the 50-year experience with warfarin. In a patient who is on warfarin and having no issues with bleeding, medication intolerance, or lack of efficacy, it is difficult to justify stopping the drug and placing a closure device as sole therapy to prevent a stroke...
May 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409845/procedural-success-and-intra-hospital-outcome-related-to-left-atrial-appendage-morphology-in-patients-that-receive-an-interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#20
Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Benjamin Sartorius, Annika Wenke, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Ishar-Singh Gill, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: The interventional left atrial appendage (LAA) closure represents an emerging alternative to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in certain atrial fibrillation patients. Preliminary results have suggested high procedural success rates and fewer peri-interventional complications; however, there persists an insufficient understanding of the role of many underlying confounding variables (e.g., anatomical characteristics). HYPOTHESIS: It was investigated whether varying LAA morphologies influence procedural success as well as in-hospital outcome...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
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