Fractional flow reserve guided percutaneous coronary intervention results in reduced ischemic myocardium and improved outcomes

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Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Obesity paradox after percutaneous coronary intervention - closing in on the truth behind the phenomenon. EuroIntervention. 2020 Jan 17;15(13):1120-1122 Authors: Ndrepepa G, Kastrati A PMID: 31951210 [PubMed - in process]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Age and female gender are associated with lower CFR, and age with worse CFC in an angiographically non-obstructed coronary artery. CFC seems to be less sensitive to variations in clinical and hemodynamic parameters than CFR, and therefore is a promising tool in contemporary clinical decision making in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. PMID: 31951205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
AbstractThe clinical benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) is still controversial. The purpose of this study is to assess the quantitative therapeutic benefits of successful PCI for CTO from the clinical data acquired by myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Consecutive 42 patients, who were successfully revascularized of CTO between August 2013 and March 2018, were examined. A stress MPI was performed before CTO PCI and at follow-up, and the changes in quantitative gated and perfusion single photon emission computed tomography parameters were examined. The follow-up interval ...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Chen X, Meng Y, Shao M, Zhang T, Han L, Zhang W, Zhang H, Hai H, Li G Abstract BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical predictive value of pre-infarction angina (PIA) combined with mean platelet volume to lymphocyte count ratio (MPVLR) for no-reflow phenomenon and short-term mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 1009 STEMI patients who had undergone PCI were enrolled and subdivided into 4 groups based on the occurrence of PIA and the presence of MPVLR ...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Short-term survival for patients with STEMI and OHCA undergoing emergent coronary angiography and revascularization with TTM in this contemporary, multicenter registry was high and neurologic outcome was good in more than half of patients. PMID: 31941835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In patients with ULMCA disease, PCI was comparable with CABG for long-term MACCE and death rates. The TVR rate was higher in the PCI group. PMID: 31941834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
Mortality after ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has declined sharply over the last two decades as early reperfusion technology was improved and implemented. Systems of care designed for accurate pre-hospital diagnosis of STEMI and activation of cardiac catheterization laboratories (CCL) have decreased the time to revascularization of the coronary artery.1 –4 Simultaneously, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has improved with enhanced techniques and multiple generations of stent technology increasing success rates and minimizing complications.
Source: Resuscitation - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
We report recent trends and predictors of ACS hospitalisation LOS in New Zealand. METHODS: Using routine national hospitalisation datasets, we calculated mean LOS for ACS admissions annually from 2006 to 2016, by demographics, ACS subtype and ACS procedures (coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)). We also identified predictors of longer LOS. RESULTS: Among 185,962 ACS hospitalisations, mean LOS decreased from 7.8 to 6.7 days between 2006 and 2016 (adjusted decrease = -0.18 days/year). Decline in LOS was observed for all demographic subgroups by age...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) had better outcomes with biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (BP-DES) than with second-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DP-DES), a South Korean registry study found.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Longitudinal stent deformation (LSD) is an infrequent complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and it may lead to catastrophic clinical outcomes. However, reports of cardiac adverse events ass...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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