A retrospective study of radiation dose measurements comparing different cath lab X ‐ray systems in a sample population of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView.
In this report, we present a 72-year-old man who developed a coronary stent infection complicated by coronary aneurysm and purulent pericarditis. Coronary artery aneurysm resolved over a period of 8 months following the successful management of infection with intensive antibiotic therapy alone. This case suggests that conservative therapy can be one of the therapeutic options in patients with high operative risks.
Conclusion: The objective, effective, and comprehensive assessment of technical skills can be provided by qualitatively and quantitatively analyzing interventionalists’ natural behaviors in PCI. Sig- ificance: This paper suggests a novel approach for the technical skill assessment and the promising results demonstrate the great importance and effectiveness of the proposed method for promoting the development of objective assessment techniques.
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOur review discusses the management of post percutaneous coronary intervention angina (PPCIA) which negatively impacts 20 –40% of patients and imposes a high burden on the healthcare system.Recent FindingsMechanisms of PPCIA include microvascular dysfunction, distal coronary vasospasm or disease, microembolization, myocardial bridge, coronary artery disease (CAD) progression, and rarely stent thrombosis or in-stent restenosis. Nitrates, beta blockers (BB), calcium channel blockers, and ranolazine are the common medical management options. Only BB showed 1-year mortality benefit following myoc...
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]
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]
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 ...
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 ...
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]
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]
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.