A randomized controlled trial to compare the safety and efficacy of sirolimus-eluting biodegradable polymer ultra-thin stent (SUPRAFLEX Cruz) and everolimus-eluting biodegradable polymer stent (SYNERGY) in treatment for three-vessel coronary artery disease: design of the Multivessel TALENT trial.

CONCLUSIONS: The Multivessel TALENT trial will be evaluating a novel treatment strategy for complex coronary artery disease with state-of-the-art PCI based on angiography-derived QFR with novel ultra-thin SUPRAFLEX Cruz stents, compared with the SYNERGY stents. PMID: 32928717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

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Abstract PURPOSE: Although current guidelines recommend the administration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for up to 12 months after the implantation of a drug-eluting stent (DES), extended DAPT is frequently used in real-world practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From the Korean Multicenter Angioplasty Team registry, we identified a total of 1414 patients who used DAPT for>3 years after DES implantation (extended-DAPT group) and conducted a landmark analysis at 36 months after the index procedure. We evaluated the determinants for and long-term outcomes of extended DAPT and compared the occurrence of majo...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion: In the very elderly with NSTE-ACS, we did not find any significant difference in MACCE between invasive and conservative treatment groups at 12-month follow-up, possibly due to small sample size. ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02126202. PMID: 32586153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
ConclusionFollowing successful primary PCI, patients with LST/VLST who received ticagrelor had fewer ischemic cardiovascular events at 1-yr follow-up, compared with those who received clopidogrel.
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Sumaya W, Parker WAE, Judge HM, Hall IR, Orme RC, Adam Z, Richardson JD, Rothman AMK, Morgan KP, Gunn JP, Storey RF Abstract A novel enoxaparin regimen consisting of intra-arterial bolus (0.75 mg/kg) followed by intravenous infusion (0.75 mg/kg/6 hours) has been developed as a possible solution to the delayed absorption of oral P2Y12 inhibitors in opiate-treated ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary angioplasty. We aimed to study the feasibility of this regimen as an alternative to standard-of-care treatment (SOC) with unfractionated heparin ± glycoprotein IIb/I...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Authors: Wang HY, Gao RL, Xu B, Yang YJ, Yin D, Wang Y, Dou KF Abstract The benefits and harms of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) continuation with aspirin and clopidogrel beyond 1 year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation for high ischemic or bleeding risk patients remain unclear. All consecutive patients undergoing PCI were prospectively included in the Fuwai PCI Registry from January 2013 to December 2013. We evaluated 7521 patients who were at high risk for thrombotic or hemorrhagic complications and were events free at 1 year after the index procedure. &quo...
Source: Platelets - Category: Hematology Tags: Platelets Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: There is limited literature on clinical outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in Asian dialysis patients. We evaluated the angiographic characteristics and clinical outcomes of dialysis patients treated with PCI in an Asian society. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 274 dialysis patients who underwent PCI in a tertiary care institution from January 2007 to December 2012. Data on clinical and angiographic characteristics was collected. The primary endpoint was major adverse cardiac events (MACE), defined as a composite of cardiac death, acute myocar...
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
AbstractDirect stenting (DS) without pre-dilatation of the culprit lesion might improve myocardial perfusion and prognosis in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI); however, some studies report conflicting results. We investigated whether DS provides incremental myocardial benefits over conventional stenting (CS) in STEMI patients based on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) measures. Reperfused patients who underwent CMR examinations within 1  week of STEMI onset were selected from a multicenter CMR registry of STEMI (NCT: 03768453). Patients were s...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Complications requiring ICU care were infrequent in a cohort of NSTEMI patients who were routinely admitted to the ICU over a 4-year period. The ACTION risk score had low accuracy in the prediction of complications requiring ICU care in our population. PMID: 32089424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
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
Authors: Rashid MK, Singh K, Bernick J, Wells GA, Hibbert B, Russo J, So DY, Le May MR, CAPITAL PCI Group Abstract BACKGROUND: A pharmacoinvasive strategy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) management combines the use of fibrinolysis with the routine transfer to coronary angiography, with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) if needed. This method reduces the risk of major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) compared with fibrinolysis alone; however, it is associated with higher bleeding risk. We sought to assess the bivalirudin compared with unfractionated heparin (UFH) used during PCI as p...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
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