Subadventitial stenting around occluded stents: A bailout technique to recanalize in ‐stent chronic total occlusions

ConclusionsSS is rarely performed, usually as last resort, to recanalize complex IS‐CTOs. It is associated with favorable acute and mid‐term outcomes, but given the small sample size of our study additional research is warranted.
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

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ConclusionsClinicians may consider deferring immediate cardiac catheterization and attribute electrocardiogram changes to acute pancreatitis in patients presenting with angina pectoris and acute pancreatitis if confirmed by normal cardiac enzymes and elevated levels of lipase and amylase. However, when clinical signs and electrocardiogram findings are highly suggestive of myocardial ischemia/injury, immediate noninvasive coronary computed tomography angiography may be the best approach to make an early diagnosis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study clearly goes against what has been the common wisdom for the last 30, 40 years” and may lead to less testing and invasive treatment for such patients in the future, said Dr. Glenn Levine, a Baylor College of Medicine cardiologist with no role in the research. Some doctors still may quibble with the study, but it was very well done “and I think the results are extremely believable,” he said. About 17 million Americans have clogged arteries that crimp the heart’s blood supply, which can cause periodic chest pain. Cheap and generic aspirin, cholesterol-lowering drugs and blood pressure medic...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news
ConclusionsAn increase in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures was reported in 2018, particularly in primary percutaneous coronary interventions. The use of the radial approach and complex procedures also increased. The number of structural procedures rose significantly, following the trend seen in recent years.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLa Sección de Hemodinámica y Cardiología Intervencionista presenta su informe anual con los datos del registro de actividad correspondiente a 2018.MétodosLos centros españoles con laboratorio de hemodinámica proporcionan sus datos volun...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Early rule out protocol is effective and safe.We refer interested readers to the following excellent reviews of high-sensitivity troponin implementation:Twerenbold, R. et al.JACC70 (8): 996 –1012. S. et al. 2016. Am J Med 129 (4): 354 –65. to the 2nd “Myth-busting” articleInterestingly, on Nov 5, Dr. Spiegel publishedanother “Myths in EM” piece in EM News: “Is hs-cTnT Worth the Downstream Testing?. The piece assesses a new randomized trial of the Roche hs -cTnT...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Coronary Artery Disease;   Angina, Unstable;   Angina, Stable;   Non STEMI;   Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction;   Acute Coronary Syndrome;   Atheroscleroses, Coronary;   Atherosclerotic Heart Disease With Ischemic Chest Pain;   Chest Pain;   Myocardial Infar ction;   Myocardial Ischemia;   ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Interventions:   Procedure: distal radial artery access in coronary angiography and angioplasty;   Procedure: ...
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Rationale: Acute Type-A aortic dissection (AD) is a challenging clinical emergency. Despite advances in diagnosis and surgical techniques, the high surgical mortality rate of the condition persists. As a result of similarities in clinical symptoms, AD can mimic acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In this paper, we report 2 cases of patients with acute AD manifesting as inferior AMI. Patient concerns: Two patients with undetected AD were misdiagnosed with AMI; in such patients, the administration of thrombolytic therapy has disastrous consequences. Diagnoses: The patients were initially diagnosed with AMI in the emer...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion The cost savings associated with a CCTA first strategy to evaluate chest pain were ~$1 200 244.10. For a self-insured health system such as the Chickasaw Nation, these are very important cost savings.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: CT Angiography for CAD Source Type: research
A 64 year-old man (155 cm, 56 kg) presented to hospital with an ST-elevation myocardial infarction after experiencing 6 hours of chest pain. He was taken to the cardiac catheterization laboratory where he suffered a ventricular tachycardia cardiac arrest requiring 2 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, and placement of an intraaortic balloon pump. Coronary angiography demonstrated severe multivessel coronary artery disease with acutely occluded left anterior descending and right coronary arteries and a large post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD).
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
Case submitted by Dr. James AlvaA middle aged male called EMS for chest pain. EMS arrived and confirmed that the patient was complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath.They recorded this prehospital ECG:What do you think?Normal QRS complex rhythm with hyperacute T-waves in V2-V6, I and aVL. Slight STE in V2 only, with significant STD and thus de-Winter pattern in V4-V6. Leads II and III show reciprocal depression of the ST segment (II) and T-wave (III). This is diagnostic of acute myocardial infarction of the anterolateral walls, with the most likely etiology being Occlusion of the LAD. In other words, this ECG show...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Abstract Background: Despite its great relevance, there are no studies in our country evaluating the application of the 2012 guidelines for the appropriate use of cardiac diagnostic catheterization. Objective: To analyze the adequacy of coronary angiography performed in two hospitals in the southern region of Brazil. Methods: This is a multicenter cross-sectional study, which analyzed indications, results and proposals for the treatment of 737 coronary angiograms performed in a tertiary hospital with multiple specialties (Hospital A) and a tertiary cardiology hospital (Hospital B). Elective or emergency coronary angiograph...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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