Initial Experience With GlideAssist to Facilitate Advancement of Orbital Atherectomy Prior to Plaque Modification of Severely Calcified Coronary Artery Lesions.

CONCLUSIONS: The GlideAssist function is a useful feature of the orbital atherectomy system to facilitate successful delivery of the crown in complex coronary anatomy. PMID: 31671058 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Despite the greater inherent complexity, procedural and long-term clinical outcomes following PCI of distal LM trifurcations with everolimus-eluting stents in a modest-sized cohort from the EXCEL trial were similar compared with treatment of distal LM bifurcation disease without trifurcations. These findings support PCI as a treatment strategy for selected patients with distal LM trifurcation disease. PMID: 31793882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
Conclusions: With the current increased burden of acute coronary syndromes and the lack of immediate primary PCI facilities for all patients with STEMI, facilitated angioplasty seems a feasible therapeutic option. Another benefit of facilitated angioplasty may be represented by a major contribution of thrombolytic therapy in re-establishing microvascular myocardial blood flow.
Source: American Journal of Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Systematic Reviews Source Type: research
Authors: You J, Wang X, Wu J, Gao L, Wang X, Du P, Liu H, Li J, Wang Y, Liang Y, Guo W, Zhang Q Abstract Background: We aimed to investigate the predictors and prognosis of left ventricular thrombus (LVT) in patients admitted for post-myocardial infarction (MI) and left ventricular dysfunction after contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: We prospectively enrolled 267 consecutive post-MI patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 August 2018Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Marco Valgimigli, Enrico Frigoli, Sergio Leonardi, Pascal Vranckx, Martina Rothenbühler, Matteo Tebaldi, Ferdinando Varbella, Paolo Calabrò, Stefano Garducci, Paolo Rubartelli, Carlo Briguori, Giuseppe Andó, Maurizio Ferrario, Ugo Limbruno, Roberto Garbo, Paolo Sganzerla, Filippo Russo, Marco Nazzaro, Alessandro Lupi, Bernardo CorteseSummaryBackgroundThe Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of Angiox (MATRIX) programme was designed to assess the comparative safety and eff...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether the combination of a CHA2DS2-VASc score (C: Congestive Heart Failure, H: Hypertension, A2: Age ≥ 75 years, D: Diabetes mellitus, S: Stroke history, V: Vascular disease, A: Age ≥ 65 years, Sc: Sex category) and pre-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) thrombus load score was more sensitive at detecting the no-reflow phenomenon compared to the CHA2DS2-VASc score alone or to the thrombus load score alone in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who had underwent primary PCI (PPCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 497 patients with acute S...
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In an unselected population admitted for elective PCI or NSTEMI in real-world clinical practice, administration of a P2Y12 inhibitor only after coronary angiography is associated with a low rate of ischemic and bleeding events at 30 days. PMID: 30012889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the higher angiographic complication rates, orbital atherectomy of long, diffusely calcified lesions was associated with acceptable rates of ischemic complications in this challenging lesion subset at 1-year follow-up. PMID: 29799426 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
AbstractAimsPreliminary studies suggest that direct stenting (DS) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may reduce microvascular obstruction and improve clinical outcome. Thrombus aspiration may facilitate DS. We assessed the impact of DS on clinical outcome and myocardial reperfusion and its interaction with thrombus aspiration among ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing PCI.Methods and resultsPatient-level data from the three largest randomized trials on routine manual thrombus aspiration vs. PCI only were merged. A 1:1 propensity matched population was created to compare DS and...
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ARC was significantly associated with future MACE in Japanese patients with heterozygous FH. ARC may start to develop, on average, at 17.4 and 19.7 years of age in males and females, respectively, with heterozygous FH. PMID: 29321389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Conclusions In an unselected population admitted for elective PCI or NSTEMI in real-life practice, administration of a P2Y12 inhibitor only after coronary angiography is associated with a low rate of ischaemic and bleeding events at 30 days.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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