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Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

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Authors: Bonatti J, Wallner S, Winkler B, Grabenwoeger M Abstract Introduction: Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (TECAB) can only be performed in a reproducible manner using robotic technology. This operation has been developed for more than 20 years seeing three generations of surgical robots. TECAB can be carried out beating heart but also on the arrested heart. Single and multiple grafts can be placed and TECAB can be combined with percutaneous coronary intervention in hybrid procedures.Areas covered: This review outlines indications for the procedure, the surgical technique, and the postoperat...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Pentraxin 3 might be better serum prognostic marker than IL-6, IL-10 or high sensitivity CRP for MACEs after BMS-PCI. It might help to make better risk stratification of those patients who are undergoing BMS-PCI. PMID: 31828271 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
In this study, 37.0% (n=452) of the population were admitted directly to Hospital de Braga and 63.0% (n=770) were transferred from other hospitals. Although timings (in min) until reperfusion were longer in interhospital transfer patients (symptom onset-first medical contact (median 76.5, IQR 40.3–150 vs. 91.0, IQR 50–180, p=0.002), first medical contact-reperfusion (median 87.5, IQR 69.0–114 vs. 145, IQR 115–199, p
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Emad Abu-Assi, José L. Bernal, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubin, Francisco J. Elola, Cristina Fernández Pérez, Andrés Íñiguez-RomoAbstractIntroduction and objectivesThere are few data on the safety of length of stay in uncomplicated ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. We studied trends in hospital stay and the safety of short (≤ 3 days) vs long hospital stay in Spain.MethodsUsing data from the Minimum Basic Data Set, we identified patients with unc...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio (FAR) with contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: 565 patients with emergency PCI were consecutively enrolled. The primary outcome was CIN defined as either a 25% increase in baseline serum creatinine levels or a 0.5 mg/dL (44 μmol/L) increase in absolute serum creatinine levels within 72 h after the contrast medium exposure. Logistic regression analysis was applied to analyze whether FAR...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Evidence available suggests that periprocedural bradycardia negates the benefit of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) and worsens the prognosis of patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Objective: To investigate the risk factors of periprocedural bradycardia during PPCI in patients with acute STEMI. Methods: We enrolled 2,536 acute STEMI patients who had PPCI from November 2007 to June 2018 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University. We divided all patients into two groups according to periprocedural bradycardia (preoperative heart ...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found a positive dose-response relationship between isolated cardiac troponin I and CK-MB with all-cause mortality and elevated cardiac troponin I > 3x or CK-MB > 1x the 99th percentile URL was associated with the increased risk of mortality. PMID: 31829942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
This study sought to investigate the impact of post-infarct left ventricular (LV) remodeling on outcomes in the contemporary era.BackgroundLV remodeling after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with heart failure and increased mortality. Pivotal studies have mostly been performed in the era of thrombolysis, whereas the long-term prognostic impact of LV remodeling has not been reinvestigated in the current era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and optimal pharmacotherapy.MethodsData were obtained from an ongoing registry of patients with STEMI (all treated with primary PCI). B...
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the core disease-specific 14-item German HeartQoL questionnaire.MethodsAs an extension of the international HeartQol Project, cross-sectional and longitudinal health-related quality of life (HRQL) data were collected from 305 patients with angina (N  =  101), myocardial infarction (N  =  123), or ischemic heart failure (N  =  81) in Austria and Switzerland using German versions of the HeartQoL, the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. The underlying factor ...
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Authors: Leviner DB, Witberg G, Sharon A, Boulos Y, Barsheshet A, Sharoni E, Spiegelstein D, Vaknin-Assa H, Aravot D, Kornowski R, Assali A Abstract BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for choosing between revascularization modalities may not be appropriate for young patients. OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes and guide treatment options for patients
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
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