Incidence and Predictors of reCurrent Restenosis After Drug-coated Balloon Angioplasty for Restenosis of a drUg-eluting Stent: The ICARUS Cooperation

Conclusions In the largest cohort to date of individuals with angiographic surveillance after DCB angioplasty for DES restenosis, we demonstrated that recurrent restenosis occurs in approximately 1 out of 5 patients. Predictors of recurrent restenosis are increased lesion length and small vessel size.
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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We present our institutional experience of endovascular management for TRAS using CO2 digital subtraction angiography (CO2-DSA) and balloon angioplasty to manage failing renal transplants.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research
A 40-something male presents to the stabilization room for evaluation following head on motor vehicle collision (MVC).  Pt was reported restrained driver, hit at city speeds,  with + airbag deployment.The MVC was unquestionably caused by the other car, not by this driver.The patient complained to EMS of chest pain and a prehospital EKG en route was concerning for STEMI.The patient was at all times hemodynamically stable, without evidence of any profuse bleeding.He had an ECG recorded on arrival to the ED:Anterior and Inferior STEMI with diffuse hyperacute T-waves. This ECG really can't be anything else. ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: The Arch V SUPERA-LUX study is the first trial to evaluate whether SUPERA stent implantation and drug-coated balloon use can provide superior protection against restenosis compared to traditional angioplasty, bare metal stents and stent grafts in recurrent cephalic arch stenosis. Initial pilot results are encouraging but longer follow-up is required to truly test this technique. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study is registered on NCT03891693. PMID: 31621477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
An 80-year-old woman developed a recurrent critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) of the right lower limb after a popliteal artery (PA) recanalization with retrograde puncture of the peroneal artery (PR). The angiography showed the PA restenosis and an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) at the previous peroneal retrograde access site. After the PA angioplasty, the AVF was identified through selective contrast injections in multiple projections. A coronary balloon-expandable covered stent was deployed at the AVF site with complete resolution of the AVF.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
AbstractPaclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) treatment guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) is safe and effective for de novo coronary lesions. It is unknown whether the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), an alternative measure that does not require the administration of adenosine, will offer benefits similar to those of FFR in de novo lesion treatment with PCB. Baseline, post-balloon and 9-month angiographical parameters were obtained from 116 lesions of 104 patients. The cutoff value of iFR after balloon angioplasty used to define functionally nonsignificant residual stenotic lesions was 0.86 and they were subdivided int...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 October 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Mateja de Leonni Stanonik, Christopher Sy, Cameron McDougall, Lee Birnbaum, Justin MascitelliAbstractA 59-year-old male presented with a severe left middle cerebral artery (MCA) syndrome, a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) of 17, and was last known well 26 hours prior. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the head demonstrated a tandem extracranial ICA and intracranial ICA/MCA occlusion. Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) demonstrated a large mismatch. The patient underwent a mechanical thrombectomy usin...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Authors: Rheude T, Toelg R, Byrne RA, Allali A, Wiebe J, Sulimov D, Voll F, Cassese S, Richardt G, Kastrati A, Abdel-Wahab M PMID: 31566573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our case demonstrates the usefulness and safety of the lithoplasty system in the context of ST elevation myocardial infarction. PMID: 31560293 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Rev Recent Clin Trials Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 105Author(s): Sarah Akhlaghi, Shahram Rabbani, Sonia Alavi, Azadeh Alinaghi, Fatemeh Radfar, Simin Dadashzadeh, Azadeh HaeriAbstractRestenosis is one of the major complications affecting outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions. The aims of this study were to formulate curcumin (CUR) nanoparticles by using only lipidic ingredients in the absence of any organic solvent and to determine key formulation parameters using 2-level factorial design. CUR nanoparticles were prepared using triglyceride and egg phosphatidylcholine (EPC) by high...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
This study compared 9-month angiographic and physiologic results in patients with high bleeding risk and de novo coronary lesions treated with either paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) or bare-metal stent (BMS). Patients and methods A total of 40 patients (40 lesions) with high bleeding risk who underwent successful balloon angioplasty with fractional flow reserve (FFR) after balloon angioplasty more than 0.80 were randomized 1: 1 to treatment with PCB versus BMS. Dual antiplatelet therapy was limited to 1 month after the procedure. Results Baseline clinical and lesional characteristics were well balanced between the tw...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research
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