Anomalous coronary artery originating from the opposite sinus of Valsalva (ACAOS), fractional flow reserve ‐ and intravascular ultrasound‐guided management in adult patients
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

First human implant of the Alterra Adaptive PrestentTM: A new self ‐expanding device designed to remodel the right ventricular outflow tract
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Patient selection and percutaneous technique of unprotected left main revascularization
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Robotically performed excimer laser coronary atherectomy: Proof of feasibility
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Long ‐term outcomes after re‐entry device use for recanalization of common iliac artery chronic total occlusions
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

GuideLiner ™ as guide catheter extension for the unreachable mammary bypass graft
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Novel method for radial sheath removal using manual pressure over hemostatic pad combined with ulnar compression
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Performance of the Evolut ‐R 34 mm versus Sapien‐3 29 mm in Transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients with larger annuli: Early outcome results of Evolut‐R 34 mm as compared with Sapien‐3 29 mm in patients with Annuli ≥26 mm
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Serial intravascular ultrasound evaluation of the DESolve ™ novolimus‐eluting bioresorbable coronary scaffold system
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Long ‐term clinical and quality of life outcomes after stenting of femoropopliteal artery stenosis: 3‐year results from the STROLL study
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Determinants of success and hemodynamic impact of balloon postdilatation of self ‐expanding transcatheter aortic valves
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Ahead of Print. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Serial intravascular ultrasound evaluation of the DESolve ™ novolimus‐eluting bioresorbable coronary scaffold system
Abstract IntroductionBioresorbable coronary scaffolds (BRS) have been developed to increase the late safety of coronary angioplasty by providing transitory coronary support and then being fully incorporated to the vessel wall. In the present trial, we sought to evaluate the performance and changes over time in the DESolve™ novolimus‐eluting BRS using serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients submitted to percutaneous coronary interventions. MethodsSingle‐center, prospective, non‐randomized study involving 17 consecutive patients submitted to implantation of the DESolve™ scaffold and serial evalua...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gentil Barreira, J. Ribamar Costa, Ricardo Costa, Rodolfo Staico, Daniel Chamie, Juliano R. Slhessarenko, Luiz Fernando Tanajura, Andrea Abizaid, Amanda Sousa, Alexandre Abizaid Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

GuideLiner ™ as guide catheter extension for the unreachable mammary bypass graft
We present a case of a patient undergoing PCI of a right internal mammary artery (RIMA) graft via TR access in whom the graft could not be engaged with any guiding catheter. Using a balloon tracking technique over a guidewire, a GuideLiner was placed as an extension of the guiding catheter and facilitated TR‐PCI by overcoming technical challenges associated with difficult anatomy. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Alec Vishnevsky, Michael P. Savage, David L. Fischman Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Performance of the Evolut ‐R 34 mm versus Sapien‐3 29 mm in Transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients with larger annuli: Early outcome results of Evolut‐R 34 mm as compared with Sapien‐3 29 mm in patients with Annuli ≥26 mm
Abstract BackgroundEvolut‐R 34 mm (received CE mark in January 2017) and Sapien‐3 29 mm are the only options for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with annulus ≥26 mm. We compared the short‐term outcomes of these valves in these patients. MethodsData was collected prospectively from consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis and annulus diameter larger than 26 mm treated by femoral approach TAVR. ResultsBetween February 1, 2014 to August 19, 2017 Sapien‐3 29 mm was implanted in 55 and Evolut‐R 34 mm in 37 consecutive patients. Device success rate was 98.2% and 97.3% (P =&th...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Amnon Eitan, Julian Witt, Jan Stripling, Timo Haselbach, Friedrich ‐Christian Rieß, Joachim Schofer Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Anomalous coronary artery originating from the opposite sinus of Valsalva (ACAOS), fractional flow reserve ‐ and intravascular ultrasound‐guided management in adult patients
ConclusionsConservative treatment may be justifiable in adult patients with ACAOS in the presence of normal FFR and nonsuspicious symptoms, despite the presence of an interarterial course and/or slitlike orifice on IVUS. We recommend the use of FFR and IVUS in the standard work‐up for adult patients with ACAOS and propose the use of a flowchart to aid in decision‐making. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bart W. Driesen, Evangeline G. Warmerdam, Gert ‐Jan T. Sieswerda, Paul H. Schoof, Folkert J. Meijboom, Felix Haas, Pieter R. Stella, Adriaan O. Kraaijeveld, Fabiola C. M. Evens, Pieter A. F. M. Doevendans, Gregor J. Krings, Arie P. J. van Dijk, Michiel Tags: PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Source Type: research

Robotically performed excimer laser coronary atherectomy: Proof of feasibility
We report the successful use of laser atherectomy during two complex robotically assisted PCI procedures using the CorPath GRX robotic system. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Abdullah Almasoud, Daniel Walters, Ehtisham Mahmud Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Novel method for radial sheath removal using manual pressure over hemostatic pad combined with ulnar compression
ConclusionsManual pressure of SoftSeal‐STF hemostatic pad combined with ulnar compression is a potential alternative to current practice with an inflatable pressure band. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Carmelo Panetta, Sunil Rao Tags: ANG ‐ NON‐INVASIVE ANGIOGRAPHY Source Type: research

Patient selection and percutaneous technique of unprotected left main revascularization
Abstract Increasing evidence suggests that percutaneous coronary intervention with newer generation drug‐eluting stents may be an acceptable alternative, or even preferred in selected cases to the surgical approach, in patients with left main disease. This review will discuss the anatomic factors, the clinical variables, and the procedural strategies to consider, including physiology assessment and imaging guidance, in order to optimize outcomes. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: L. Testa, A. Latib, M. Bollati, F. Bedogni Tags: CAD ‐ CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

First human implant of the Alterra Adaptive PrestentTM: A new self ‐expanding device designed to remodel the right ventricular outflow tract
Abstract Current balloon expandable transcatheter valves have limited applicability to patients with “native” right ventricular outflow tracts (RVOT), meaning those who have had previous surgery and are left with large, compliant, irregular RVOT. The Alterra Adaptive PrestentTM is a self‐expanding, partially covered stent that was designed to internally reconfigure these types of RVOT, making them suitable for implantation of a commercially available balloon expandable heart valve, the SAPIEN 3. Herein, we describe the first human implant of this device. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Evan M. Zahn, Jennifer C. Chang, Dustin Armer, Ruchira Garg Tags: PED ‐CHD ‐ PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Source Type: research

Long ‐term outcomes after re‐entry device use for recanalization of common iliac artery chronic total occlusions
Abstract ObjectiveTo examine the impact of re‐entry device (RED) use on 1‐ and 5‐year outcomes after endovascular treatment of common iliac artery (CIA) chronic total Occlusions (CTOs). BackgroundThere are not enough data regarding the long‐term safety and efficacy of RED. MethodsWe performed a two‐center retrospective study of 115 patients (140 lesions) undergoing CIA CTO endovascular intervention between 2006 and 2016. Baseline characteristics and long‐term outcomes were described. A Cox proportional hazard model was developed to determine if REDs were associated with target lesion revascularization (TLR) or ...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Damianos G. Kokkinidis, Bejan Alvandi, Ryan Cotter, Prio Hossain, T. Raymond Foley, Gagan D. Singh, Stephen W. Waldo, John R. Laird, Ehrin J. Armstrong Tags: PVD ‐ PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE Source Type: research

Long ‐term clinical and quality of life outcomes after stenting of femoropopliteal artery stenosis: 3‐year results from the STROLL study
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate the clinical and health status outcomes of patients undergoing superficial femoral artery (SFA) revascularization using the Shape Memory Alloy Recoverable Technology (S.M.A.R.T.®) nitinol self‐expanding stent through 3 years of follow‐up. BackgroundLimited long‐term data are available describing the durability of benefits after femoropopliteal revascularization. MethodsIn a multicenter, prospective, core‐lab adjudicated study, 250 subjects with de novo or restenotic femoropopliteal arterial lesions were treated with the S.M.A.R.T.® stent. The primary endpoint of target vessel ...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matthew C. Bunte, David J. Cohen, Michael R. Jaff, William A. Gray, Elizabeth A. Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Andrew Feiring, Marco Cioppi, Robert Hibbard, Bruce Gray, Yazan Khatib, David Jessup, Roberto Patarca, Jing Du, Hans ‐Peter Stoll, Joe Massaro, David M Tags: Peripheral Vascular Disease Source Type: research

Determinants of success and hemodynamic impact of balloon postdilatation of self ‐expanding transcatheter aortic valves
ConclusionBPD was performed in 39% of patients who received a SE‐THV, and was successful in the majority of attempts. BPD failure was more likely in patients with a small postdilatation balloon‐to‐annulus diameter ratio. Effective BPD improved THV hemodynamic performance, and this was maintained in the intermediate‐term post‐TAVI. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mohammad Abdelghani, Robbert J. de Winter, Yosuke Miyazaki, Rodrigo Modolo, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Rog ério Sarmento‐Leite, José A. Mangione, Alexandre Abizaid, Osama I. I. Soliman, Yoshinobu Onuma, Pedro A. Lemos, Patrick W. Serruys, Fab Tags: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases Source Type: research

Rebuttal: Off ‐label diagnostic and therapeutic utilization of perforated monorail balloon catheters in the catheterization laboratory
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: TejasPatelMD, FACC, FSCAI , SanjayShahMD , SamirPancholyMD, FACC, FSCAI Source Type: research

Differences in rotational positioning and subsequent distal main branch rewiring of the Tryton stent: An optical coherence tomography and computational study
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Maik J.GrundekenMD, PhD , ClaudioChiastraPhD , WeiWuPhD , Joanna J.WykrzykowskaMD, PhD , Robbert J.De WinterMD, PhD , GabrieleDubiniPhD , FrancescoMigliavaccaPhD Source Type: research

Comparison of single versus dual antiplatelet therapy after TAVR: A systematic review and meta ‐analysis
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: HiteshRahejaMD , AakashGargMD , SunnyGoelMD , KinjalBanerjeeMD , GeraldHollanderMD , JacobShaniMD , StephanieMickMD , JonathanWhiteMD , AmarKrishnaswamyMD , SamirKapadiaMD Source Type: research

Coronary physiological assessment combining fractional flow reserve and index of microcirculatory resistance in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention with grey zone fractional flow reserve
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: TakayukiNiidaMD , TadashiMuraiMD , TaishiYonetsuMD , YoshihisaKanajiMD , EisukeUsuiMD , JunjiMatsudaMD , MasahiroHoshinoMD , MakotoArakiMD , MasaoYamaguchiMD , MasahiroHadaMD , SadamitsuIchijyoMD , RikutaHamayaMD , Source Type: research

Differences in rotational positioning and subsequent distal main branch rewiring of the Tryton stent: An optical coherence tomography and computational study
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Comparison of single versus dual antiplatelet therapy after TAVR: A systematic review and meta ‐analysis
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Rebuttal: Off ‐label diagnostic and therapeutic utilization of perforated monorail balloon catheters in the catheterization laboratory
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Coronary physiological assessment combining fractional flow reserve and index of microcirculatory resistance in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention with grey zone fractional flow reserve
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Ahead of Print. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Rebuttal: Off ‐label diagnostic and therapeutic utilization of perforated monorail balloon catheters in the catheterization laboratory
(Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tejas Patel, Sanjay Shah, Samir Pancholy Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Coronary physiological assessment combining fractional flow reserve and index of microcirculatory resistance in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention with grey zone fractional flow reserve
Abstract ObjectivesThe aim of this study is to investigate the association between fractional flow reserve (FFR) values and change in coronary physiological indices after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BackgroundDecision making for revascularization when FFR is 0.75–0.80 is controversial. MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed of 296 patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent physiological examinations before and after PCI. To investigate the differences of coronary flow improvement between territories with low‐FFR (
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Takayuki Niida, Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Eisuke Usui, Junji Matsuda, Masahiro Hoshino, Makoto Araki, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Sadamitsu Ichijyo, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Mitsuaki Isobe, Tsunekazu Kakuta Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Comparison of single versus dual antiplatelet therapy after TAVR: A systematic review and meta ‐analysis
Abstract ObjectiveWe aim to evaluate the efficacy of dual versus single anti‐platelet therapy (SAPT) after TAVR through a systematic review and meta‐analysis of published research. BackgroundDual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and clopidogrel is a commonly practiced strategy after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). However, there is lack of sufficient evidence supporting this approach. MethodWe searched PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials, and the clinical trial registry maintained at clinicaltrials.gov for randomized control trials (RCT) and observational studies co...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hitesh Raheja, Aakash Garg, Sunny Goel, Kinjal Banerjee, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani, Stephanie Mick, Jonathan White, Amar Krishnaswamy, Samir Kapadia Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Differences in rotational positioning and subsequent distal main branch rewiring of the Tryton stent: An optical coherence tomography and computational study
ConclusionsIn 45% of the Tryton implantations, distal main branch rewiring (and subsequent main branch stenting) was performed through one Tryton panel, instead of the assumed rewiring in‐between the panels. However, this did not result in unfavorable stent geometries or mechanics, as evaluated with computer simulations. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Maik J. Grundeken, Claudio Chiastra, Wei Wu, Joanna J. Wykrzykowska, Robbert J. De Winter, Gabriele Dubini, Francesco Migliavacca Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Ventricular septal rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction: Incidence, treatment, and outcomes among medicare beneficiaries 1999 –2014
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - March 7, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Andrew M.GoldsweigMD , YunWangPhD , John K.ForrestMD , Michael W.ClemanMD , Karl E.MingesPhD, MPH , Abeel A.MangiMD , Herbert D.AronowMD, MPH , Harlan M.KrumholzMD , Jeptha P.CurtisMD Source Type: research