Jetstream Atherectomy in Treating Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis: Meta-Analysis of the JETSTREAM-ISR and JET-ISR Trials.
We present the results of a patient-level meta-analysis of the two currently completed and core-lab adjudicated prospective trials of Jetstream atherectomy system (Boston Scientific) in femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis (FP-ISR) and compare the findings to a published, prespecified 6-month performance goal of target-lesion revascularization (TLR) with angioplasty alone. METHODS: The JETSTREAM-ISR (n = 29 patients; n = 32 lesions) was a two-center feasibility study that evaluated Jetstream atherectomy in FP-ISR. The JET-ISR (n = 60 patients; n = 60 lesions) was a 10-center investigational device exemption study that e...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - August 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research

Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon versus Plain Balloon Angioplasty for Dysfunctional Autogenous Radiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistulas: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: Paclitaxel-coated balloon use did not significantly improve TLPP or TLSP in the treatment of juxta-anastomotic stenosis of dysfunctional RCAVFs. PMID: 32729275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Radiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - July 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research

Multistage Strategy With Perfusion SPECT and CT Pulmonary Angiogram in Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Totally Occluded Lesions in CTEPH.
Authors: Hosokawa K, Abe K, Yamasaki Y, Tsutsui H PMID: 32715997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Development of a method to create uniform phantoms for task-based assessment of CT image quality.
Abstract PURPOSE: To develop a customized method to produce uniform phantoms for task-based assessment of CT image quality. METHODS: Contrasts between polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and fructose solutions of different concentrations (240, 250, 260, 280, 290, 300, 310, 320, 330, and 340 mg/mL) were calculated. A phantom was produced by laser cutting PMMA slabs to the shape of a patient's neck. An opening of 10 mm diameter was cut into the left parapharyngeal space. An angioplasty balloon was inserted and filled with the fructose solutions to simulate low-contrast lesions. The phantom was scanned with...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - July 28, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: Conzelmann J, Schwarz FB, Hamm B, Scheel M, Jahnke P Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research

Critical Coarctation of the Aorta in Selective Fetal Growth Restriction and the Role of Coronary Stent Implantation
Conclusions: CoA specifically affects the smaller twin of growth discordant monochorionic twin pairs. Stent implantation is a feasible bridging therapy to surgery in these low birth weight neonates.Fetal Diagn Ther (Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy)
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - July 27, 2020 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research

Leave Nothing Behind: Treatment of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease with Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty
ConclusionIn this study, the application of DCBs to treat ICAD patients was feasible and safe. A  larger scale clinical trial is warranted to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment. (Source: Klinische Neuroradiologie)
Source: Klinische Neuroradiologie - July 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Idiopathic internal carotid artery vasospasm successfully treated with balloon angioplasty
(Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - July 25, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Lin28a up-regulation is associated with the formation of restenosis via promoting proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells.
In conclusion, the up-regulation of Lin28a exerts its modulatory effect on VSMCs' proliferation and migration, which may play a critical role in contributing to pathological formation of restenosis. PMID: 32710472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Cell Mol Med)
Source: J Cell Mol Med - July 25, 2020 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Zou Z, Zhou X, Zhang R, Zhang Q, Jiang S, Xu C, Zhang R, Xie T, Zhu H, Gong P, Zhang D, Ma H, Liao L, Dong J Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research

Drug-coated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of edge stenosis after self-expanding covered stent placement for superficial femoral artery occlusive disease.
CONCLUSION: The treatment of edge stenoses using a DCB is associated with a safe one-year outcome; however, this has to be confirmed in larger prospective studies. The continuous surveillance of patients is indicated. PMID: 32703123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - July 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: van Wijck IP, Holewijn S, van Walraven LA, Reijnen MM Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Utility of a novel high pressure non-compliant balloon for tibial atherosclerotic lesions in Asian patients with chronic limb threatening ischaemia.
Conclusions: Use of a high pressure non-compliant balloon is safe and efficacious in treating highly complex infra-popliteal atherosclerotic lesions in an otherwise challenging population of CLTI patients with a high incidence of DM and ESRF. It is associated with highly satisfactory acute technical success, 6-month target lesion patency and one-year limb salvage. PMID: 32693707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - July 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tang TY, Lee SQW, Chan SL, Yap CJQ, Soon SXY, Chong TT, Choke ETC, Yan BPY Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Drug-coated balloon angioplasty for in-stent restenosis - a question of the right device or the right patient selection and technique?
Authors: Scheller B PMID: 32686651 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Drug-Coated Balloon Treatment in Symptomatic Intracranial High Grade Stenosis
ConclusionThis DCB-PTA cohort study showed a  relatively low intracranial complication rate of 6% with a symptomatic recurrence rate of 12%. Larger trials are needed to validate these promising observations. (Source: Clinical Neuroradiology)
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of Usefulness of Drug Coated Balloon versus Standard Balloon in the Treatment of Femoropopliteal In-stent-restenosis
The current guidelines for the treatment of femoropopliteal disease recommend percutaneous transluminal angioplasty [PTA] either alone or in combination with atherectomy, drug-coated balloon angioplasty or angioplasty integrated with stent implantation as feasible alternatives. Although the use of stents has improved the patency rates following PTA in femoropopliteal disease, the rates of in-stent stenosis [ISR] ranges from 15% to 32%. The evidence and guidelines for the management of ISR post femoropopliteal stent implantation are not conclusive. (Source: The American Journal of Cardiology)
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - July 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rajkumar Doshi, Ashish Kumar, Devina Adalja, Igor Vaz, Mariam Shariff Source Type: research

Initial experience with the novel p64MW HPC flow diverter from a cohort study in unruptured anterior circulation aneurysms under dual antiplatelet medication.
CONCLUSION: p64MW HPC implantation in patients under dual antiplatelet therapy with or without dual platelet function inhibition has a low procedural complication rate. The early aneurysm occlusion rate is high. PMID: 32640858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Interventional Neuroradiology)
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - July 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research

Beneficial effects of riociguat on hemodynamic responses to exercise in CTEPH patients after balloon pulmonary angioplasty – A randomized controlled study
Publication date: August 2020Source: IJC Heart & Vasculature, Volume 29Author(s): Tatsuo Aoki, Koichiro Sugimura, Yosuke Terui, Shunsuke Tatebe, Shigefumi Fukui, Masanobu Miura, Saori Yamamoto, Nobuhiro Yaoita, Hideaki Suzuki, Haruka Sato, Katsuya Kozu, Ryo Konno, Satoshi Miyata, Kotaro Nochioka, Kimio Satoh, Hiroaki Shimokawa (Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature)
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - July 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Exercise intolerance in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary angioplasty
Introduction Exercise pulmonary hypertension is common in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) who experience shortness of breath during exercise and reduced exercise capacity despite normalised pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) at rest; however, the relationship between exercise pulmonary hypertension and exercise capacity remains unclear. Here we aimed to determine whether exercise pulmonary hypertension is related to exercise capacity and ventilatory efficiency in CTEPH patients with normalised resting haemodynamics after pulmonary balloon angioplasty (BPA). Patients and methods In total,...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - July 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kikuchi, H., Goda, A., Takeuchi, K., Inami, T., Kohno, T., Sakata, K., Soejima, K., Satoh, T. Tags: Pulmonary vascular disease Original Articles: Pulmonary hypertension Source Type: research

Late lumen enlargement after drug-coated balloon angioplasty for de novo coronary artery disease
AbstractWe aimed to identify predictors of late lumen enlargement (LLE) after drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for de novo coronary lesions. LLE, which is defined as an increase in the luminal diameter of the vessel from the immediate postprocedural measurement to follow-up measurements, is frequently observed after DCB angioplasty for de novo coronary artery disease. No predictors of LLE are known. This retrospective observational study analyzed 196 de novo coronary lesions in 182 patients who underwent both DCB angioplasty and follow-up angiography. Of the 196 lesions, 109 (56%) developed LLE during a mean follow-up...
Source: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Curcumin inhibits proliferation, migration and neointimal formation of vascular smooth muscle via activating miR-22.
Authors: Zhang M, Li Y, Xie H, Chen J, Liu S Abstract Context: Curcumin has antitumor, antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative properties.Objective: To investigate the role of miR-22 during curcumin-induced changes in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and neointima formation in balloon-injured rat abdominal aorta.Materials and methods: Sprague-Dawley rats were randomised to the sham-operated (n = 10), operated control (injured, n = 10), and curcumin treatment (n = 10) groups. miR-22 expression was determined by real-time PCR. SP1 was assessed by western b...
Source: Pharmaceutical Biology - July 8, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharm Biol Source Type: research

Synthesis and biological evaluation of a novel photo-activated histone deacetylase inhibitor.
Abstract Hydroxamic acid-based histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are a class of epigenetic agents with potentially broad therapeutic application to several disease states including post angioplasty mediated neointimal hyperplasia (NIH). Precise spatiotemporal control over the release of HDACi at the target blood vessel site is required for the safe and successful therapeutic use of HDACi in the setting of drug eluting balloon catheter (DEBc) angioplasty treatment of NIH. We aimed to develop and characterise a novel photoactive HDACi, as a potential coating agent for DEBc. Metacept-3 1 was caged with a photo-l...
Source: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters - July 8, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sama GR, Liu H, Mountford S, Thompson P, Robinson A, Dear AE Tags: Bioorg Med Chem Lett Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Stroke: Casual or Causal Role?
We present a case of stroke in a 62-year-old COVID-19-positive patient, with multiple vascular risk factors. The patient arrived 1 h after onset of symptoms, was treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) with improvement of neurologic deficits, and later developed right foot arterial ischemia (recanalized by balloon catheter angioplasty) and left arm superficial venous thrombosis. A control computed tomography (CT) scan 7 days after onset showed hemorrhagic transformation of ischemic lesion without mass effect. However, respiratory and neurologic conditions improved so that the patient was discharged to ...
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - July 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Early strategy of scepter XC balloon angioplasty and simultaneous Nimodipine infusion for vasospasm following ruptured aneurysm
Cerebral vasospasm still results in high morbidity and mortality rates in patients after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of this study was to establish a protocol for the management of vasosp... (Source: BMC Neurology)
Source: BMC Neurology - July 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Chun-Ting Chen, Ching-Chang Chen, Alvin Yi-Chou Wang, Yi-Ming Wu, Shy-Chyi Chin, Po-Chuan Hsieh, Mun-Chun Yeap, Shih-Yuan Hsu and Ya-Jui Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Original Coronary "Full Metal Jacket": A 30-Year Journey.
This report provides a 30-year follow-up on a noteworthy case first described by Fischman et al in the September/ October 1989 issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. The original article provided the first-known report of extensive intracoronary stenting, deployed in tandem, now colloquially referred to as a "full metal jacket" (FMJ). This case was especially notable at the time of publication for demonstrating that the FMJ stenting technique could provide substantial angiographic improvement following suboptimal result with balloon angioplasty. PMID: 32610272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal ...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research

Application of DynaCT angiographic reconstruction in balloon pulmonary angioplasty
AbstractObjectivesTo investigate the feasibility and accuracy of balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) using DynaCT angiographic reconstruction guidance.MethodsThirty-four BPAs (23 CTEPH patients) targeting 175 pulmonary arteries were included. Eleven BPAs (2D group) were guided by DSA two-dimensional angiography. Another twenty-three BPAs (3D group) were guided using DynaCT angiographic reconstruction. The volume rendering (VR) method was used to obtain a three-dimensional image of the blood vessels. This image was used as a reference to continue BPA treatment under the guidance of vascular three-dimensional reconstruction ...
Source: European Radiology - July 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Vessel Calcification Patterns Should Determine Optimal Balloon Size Strategy in Below the Knee Angioplasty Procedures
Chronic limb threatening ischaemia is strongly related to diabetes mellitus, which leads to characteristic tibial and pedal pathology. Different from coronary and femoral arteries, medial calcification prevents positive remodelling of the diseased artery by forming a physical barrier against expansion. Long term patency after endovascular treatment of these lesions remains suboptimal, despite the application of additional drug coated balloons, debulking devices, or stenting1. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Rutger H.A. Welling, Gert J. de Borst, Daniel A.F. van den Heuvel, Daniela Branzan, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert, Olaf J. Bakker Tags: Research letter Source Type: research

Vessel Calcification Patterns Should Determine Optimal Balloon Size Strategy in Below the Knee Angioplasty Procedures.
PMID: 32622726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - July 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Welling RHA, de Borst GJ, van den Heuvel DAF, Branzan D, Schmidt A, Scheinert D, Bakker OJ Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Angioplasty with the scepter C dual lumen balloon catheter and postprocedural result evaluation in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage related vasospasms
Delayed cerebral ischemia is one of the leading causes of death and disability in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Transluminal balloon angioplasty (TBA) is a therapeutic option for vasospasms affe... (Source: BMC Neurology)
Source: BMC Neurology - June 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Ioannis Tsogkas, Vesna Malinova, Katharina Schregel, Dorothee Mielke, Daniel Behme, Veit Rohde, Michael Knauth and Marios-Nikos Psychogios Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diffuse Cutaneous Manifestations after Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty
We present here a case of an uncommon cutaneous manifestation after paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty. In this case, the patient underwent drug-coated balloon angioplasty for stenosis of a prior vein bypass graft. The patient subsequently developed extensive cutaneous lesions not confined to a single arterial distribution. This case represents a rare complication related to paclitaxel-eluting balloons and provides a cautionary tale as well as clinical acumen for providers in using such devices in their practice. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - June 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Winsor Chen, Ashton Lee, Joseph Sabat, Peter Devito, Codyjo Kraemer, Wei Zhou Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after acute pulmonary embolism
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is the most severe long-term complication of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Untreated CTEPH is fatal, but, if diagnosed in time, successful surgical (pulmonary endarterectomy), medical (pulmonary hypertension drugs) and/or interventional (balloon pulmonary angioplasty) therapies have been shown to improve clinical outcomes, especially in case of successful pulmonary endarterectomy. Early diagnosis has however been demonstrated to be challenging. Poor awareness of the disease by patients and physicians, high prevalence of the post-PE syndrome (i.e. persistent dyspnoea, f...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Klok, F. A., Couturaud, F., Delcroix, M., Humbert, M. Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

Differences in Intravascular Ultrasound Measurement Values Between Treatment Modalities for Restenosis in Femoropopliteal Lesions.
CONCLUSIONS: The factors related to patency differed depending on the treating modality. The findings suggest that IVUS is a useful tool for predicting patency because it can provide a more accurate evaluation after EVT for femoropopliteal lesions. PMID: 32581151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Circulation Journal)
Source: Circulation Journal - June 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aihara H, Higashitani M, Takimura H, Tobita K, Jujo K, Hozawa K, Yamaguchi T, Iwata Y, Tokuyama H, Sakurai M, Murata N, Fujimoto Y, Kikuchi A, Koganei H, Sato A, Noguchi Y, Ieda M Tags: Circ J Source Type: research

Durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents: history, current status and future prospects.
Authors: Rodríguez-Arias JJ, Ortega-Paz L, Brugaletta S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Coronary percutaneous interventions have evolved from plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) to stent implantation, which itself evolved from bare-metal stents (BMS) to the new biodegradable stents which try to restore endothelial function. Currently, the most commonly used stent is the everolimus-eluting stent. AREAS COVERED: This review will cover the current status of durable polymer everolimus-eluting stent, its history, and future perspectives. Nowadays, the everolimus-eluting stent is the most used device in the acute and ...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - June 18, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research

Evaluation of superficial femoral artery-lesions after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty: color-coded summation images vs. monochromatic digital subtraction angiography
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is increasingly requested in the therapy of peripheral arterial occlusive disease. The evaluation of the technical result after balloon angioplasty with regard to ba... (Source: BMC Medical Imaging)
Source: BMC Medical Imaging - June 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Anne Marie Augustin, Irina Thein, Nicole Rickert, Thorsten Klink, Thorsten Alexander Bley and Ralph Kickuth Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Kounis syndrome following angioplasty of the superficial femoral artery with paclitaxel coated balloon
We present a rare case of acute coronary syndrome secondary to anaphylaxis following inflation of a paclitaxel coated DCB used to treat a recurrent superficial femoral artery (SFA) stenosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Harry G. Narroway, Nedal Katib, Miguel L. Gomes, Ramon L. Varcoe, Shannon D. Thomas Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

An unusual treatment of coronary injury following radiofrequency ablation in a 5 ‐year‐old child: systemic steroid usage
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mustafa Yildiz, Serkan Kahraman, Hasan Candas Kafali, Ozgur Surgit, Yakup Ergul Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Kounis Syndrome after Angioplasty of the Superficial Femoral Artery with Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon
We present a rare case of acute coronary syndrome secondary to anaphylaxis after inflation of a paclitaxel-coated balloon used to treat a recurrent superficial femoral artery stenosis. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Harry G. Narroway, Nedal Katib, Miguel L. Gomes, Ramon L. Varcoe, Shannon D. Thomas Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Paclitaxel coated-balloon (PCB) versus standard plain old balloon (POB) fistuloplasty for failing dialysis access.
CONCLUSION: The paclitaxel-coated balloon proved to be safe and effective, and improved the patency of failing vascular access. Results are comparable with previous studies. PMID: 32538115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England)
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - June 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Karmota AG Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of paclitaxel drug-coated balloon in femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis.
Authors: Anantha-Narayanan M, Love K, Nagpal S, Sheikh AB, Regan CJ, Mena-Hurtado C Abstract INTRODUCTION: The femoropopliteal (FP) segment is a common site of involvement in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and endovascular therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of FP disease. Self-expanding nitinol stents are now frequently used for the treatment of FP disease but in-stent restenosis (ISR) remains a major issue that can lead to recurrence of symptoms requiring repeated revascularizations. Compared to plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA), drug-coated balloons (DCBs) have shown promising ...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - June 13, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research

Risk of Death and Patency Following Application of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons in the Hemodialysis Access: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
The objectives of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to compare the all-cause mortality, HD access primary patency and circuit primary patency following endovascular maintenance procedures using PCB versus POBA. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Xiyang Chen, Yang Liu, Jiarong Wang, Jichun Zhao, Niten Singh, Wayne W. Zhang Source Type: research

Hybrid procedures in the dialysis fistula aneurysm treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: A hybrid procedure for the surgical correction of dialysis fistula aneurysms with the simultaneous correction of outflow pathologies enables effective long-term treatment. The obtained data showed the efficiency and good results of this procedure. Procedures performed for urgent indications significantly increase the risk for later complications, especially fistula thrombosis and loss of dialysis access. PMID: 32522136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Vascular)
Source: Vascular - June 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Góra R, Bojakowski K, Foroncewicz B, Kaźmierczak S, Andziak P Tags: Vascular Source Type: research

Treatment of acute occlusion due to intracranial atherosclerosis by angioplasty with ELUTAX “3″ drug-eluting balloon
Publication date: December 2020Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 22Author(s): Blanca Serrano Serrano, Francisco Hernández Fernández, Nicolás López Hernández, Elena Elvira Soler, Giorgio Barbieri, Juan D. Molina Nuevo (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

A new radiofrequency balloon angioplasty device for atherosclerosis treatment
Restenosis remains a challenge in the treatment of atherosclerosis due to damage to the endothelial layer and induced proliferation of smooth muscle cells. A novel radiofrequency (RF) heating strategy was prop... (Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine)
Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine - June 10, 2020 Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Shiqing Zhao, Jincheng Zou, Hongying Wang, Jinbao Qin, Xinwu Lu, Aili Zhang and Lisa X. Xu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Application of Modified Sliding Anastomosis in the Repair of Aortic Coarctation.
In this study, we reported a new repair method and compared the early and midterm outcome(s) with a conventional surgical approach for the management of patients with aortic coarctation. Forty-eight aortic coarctation patients with a narrowed segment length longer than 2 cm were operated at our department's pediatric surgical division. Excision of the coarctation and end-to-end anastomosis was carried out in twenty-five patients (control group). In contrast, a modified sliding technique was used for twenty-three cases in the observation group. Other accompanying cardiac anomalies simultaneously repaired included ven...
Source: Biomed Res - June 9, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Chen W, Fan C, Tang S, Zhou W, Iroegbu CD, Li J, Wu X, Yang J Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research

Distal embolization during percutaneous revascularization of the lower extremity arteries.
Conclusions: The incidence of DE during endovascular revascularization of chronic atherosclerotic lesions in lower limb arteries without use of atherectomy was low. DE was more frequent in women, in patients without prior antiplatelet treatment and in femoropopliteal stenting. The majority of DE was successfully managed percutaneously. PMID: 32513076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases)
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - June 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Boc A, Blinc A, Boc V Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

Treatment of Acute Occlusion due to Intracranial Atherosclerosis by angioplasty with ELUTAX “3” Drug-Eluting Balloon
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Blanca Serrano Serrano, Francisco Hernández Fernández, Nicolás López Hernández, Elena Elvira Soler, Giorgio Barbieri, Juan D. Molina Nuevo (Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery)
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Comparison of Atherectomy to Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting for Isolated Femoropopliteal Revascularization
This study compares the outcomes of atherectomy to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and stenting for treatment of isolated femoropopliteal disease. (Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Halbert Bai, Arash Fereydooni, Haoran Zhuo, Yawei Zhang, Britt Tonnessen, Raul J. Guzman, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty on the Limb Salvage and Recovery of Symptoms in Patients With Buerger's Disease With Critical Limb Ischemia.
In this study, we sought to investigate the efficacy of the percutaneous transluminal angioplasty method for the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI) in patients with Buerger's disease in our modest cohort. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with CLI secondary to Buerger's disease who underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty between May 2014 and June 2017 were retrospectively investigated. Patient demographics, presentations, procedural details, responses to percutaneous treatment, complications, limb salvage, wound healing, reinterventions, and early follow-up data were recorded. RESULTS: The cohort included ...
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research

Transcranial duplex ultrasound monitoring of intracranial arterial stenosis treated with ELUTAX "3" drug-eluting balloon.
We report the results of transcranial ultrasound monitoring in three patients with intracranial arterial stenosis of the middle cerebral artery treated with the only drug-eluting balloon certificated for intracranial use in highly symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis, ELUTAX "3" (AR Baltic Medical). We performed transcranial Doppler ultrasounds 24 h, 72 h, 10 days, 15 days and 30 days after the angioplasty, thereby measuring mean flow velocity (MFV) in the maximum stenosis area in patients with symptomatic steno-occlusive disease of the middle cerebral artery treated with ELUTAX "3". Two patients ...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - June 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research

Fufang-Zhenzhu-Tiaozhi capsule ameliorates rabbit's iliac artery restenosis by regulating adiponectin signaling pathway.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fufang-Zhenzhu-Tiaozhi Capsule (FTZ), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been shown obvious effects on the treatment of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether FTZ can ameliorate rabbit iliac artery restenosis after angioplasty by regulating adiponectin signaling pathway. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The rabbit iliac artery restenosis model was established through percutaneous iliac artery transluminal balloon angioplasty and a high-fat diet. Twenty eight male New Zealand rabbits (8-week-old) were divided into sham operation group (Group Ⅰ)...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - June 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Li T, Zhang R, Liu Y, Yao Y, Guo J, Zeng Z Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Assist Device Outflow Graft Obstruction: A Case Series
Dysfunction of different components within continuous-flow (CF) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) systems may cause adverse cardiovascular and end-organ sequelae. Outflow graft obstruction is a recognized type of LVAD component dysfunction. Ten patients were admitted and treated for LVAD outflow graft obstruction. Two of these patients subsequently developed recurrent outflow graft obstruction requiring reintervention; however, each reoccurrence was at a different site than the original obstruction. Thus, a total of 12 cases of obstruction were analyzed. The most common reasons for hospital admission were low flow LVAD...
Source: ASAIO Journal - May 30, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Adult Circulatory Support Source Type: research

Experimental Analysis of Intra-luminal Pressure by Contrast Injection during Mechanical Thrombectomy: Simulation of Rupture Risk of Hidden Cerebral Aneurysm in Tandem Occlusion with Blind Alley.
Authors: Watanabe S, Oda J, Nakahara I, Matsumoto S, Suyama Y, Hasebe A, Suzuki T, Tanabe J, Suyama K, Hirose Y Abstract Mechanical thrombectomy using a retrograde approach is performed for tandem occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA). In our patient, a guiding catheter was easily passed by the stenosed lesion despite severe stenosis at the ICA origin. Therefore, we aimed to recanalize the occlusion of the terminal ICA without angioplasty for the stenosed lesion. When contrast was injected, a massive extravasation of contrast from the C2 portion of the ICA was observed. It was speculated that the bleeding ...
Source: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica - May 27, 2020 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) Source Type: research

Interventional cardiology in the neonate: Still a macgyver procedure?
The first interventional procedure in neonates was described in 1966 by W.J. Rashkind [1]. He reported a trans-catheter balloon atrio-septostomy in a new-born with transposition of the great arteries {S,D,D}. Although the first description of an interventional procedure was in a neonate with a congenital heart disease, the ulterior development of interventional cardiology in this field has been rather limited compared to that in adults with coronary or structural heart diseases. Since the first description of coronary balloon angioplasty by Gruntzig in 1977, millions of PCI have been performed around the world. (Source: In...
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - May 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Manuel Pan, Soledad Ojeda Tags: Editorial Source Type: research