Association of acute stent strut malapposition on long ‐term outcomes
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Barry F.UretskyMD , MayankAgrawalMD , ZubairAhmedMD , AbdulHakeemMD Source Type: research

Repeat MitraClip for early recurrent mitral regurgitation
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: DaisukeHachinoheMD , AzeemLatibMD , EustachioAgricolaMD , AntonioColomboMD Source Type: research

Predictors of patient radiation exposure during transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Andrew M.GoldsweigMD , Kevin F.KennedyMS , DhavalKolteMD, PhD , J. DawnAbbottMD , Paul C.GordonMD , Barry L.SharafMD , Frank W.SellkeMD , AfshinEhsanMD , Neel R.SodhaMD , FrankRutarMS , Herbert D.AronowMD, MPH Source Type: research

Perforated balloon technique: A simple and handy technique to combat no ‐reflow phenomenon in coronary system
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: TejasPatelMD, FACC, FSCAI , SanjayShahMD , RajivGulatiMD, PhD , TakKwanMD , Mauricio G.CohenMD, FACC, FSCAI , SamirPancholyMD, FACC, FSCAI Source Type: research

Repeat MitraClip for early recurrent mitral regurgitation
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Predictors of patient radiation exposure during transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Ventricular arrhythmias immediately following transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation: A cause for concern?
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Association of acute stent strut malapposition on long ‐term outcomes
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Left ventricular perforation after Impella placement
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 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 - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Ventricular arrhythmias immediately following transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation: A cause for concern?
ConclusionIn this single center study, ventricular arrhythmias were common following TPVI, particularly in native outflow tract patients. However, the arrhythmias were generally benign and responded well to medical therapy when indicated. Long term therapy was often not needed. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: M. Abigail Simmons, Robert W. Elder, Veronika Shabanova, William Hellenbrand, Jeremy Asnes Tags: PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Source Type: research

Left ventricular perforation after Impella placement
(Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: James J. Glazier, Amir Kaki Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Association of acute stent strut malapposition on long ‐term outcomes
(Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Barry F. Uretsky, Mayank Agrawal, Zubair Ahmed, Abdul Hakeem Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Predictors of patient radiation exposure during transcatheter aortic valve replacement
ConclusionFactors associated with increased procedural complexity and duration as well as radiation attenuation and scatter predict increased patient radiation exposure during TAVR. Modification of procedural technique, especially using percutaneous femoral vascular access, may facilitate reduction in exposure. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Andrew M. Goldsweig, Kevin F. Kennedy, Dhaval Kolte, J. Dawn Abbott, Paul C. Gordon, Barry L. Sharaf, Frank W. Sellke, Afshin Ehsan, Neel R. Sodha, Frank Rutar, Herbert D. Aronow Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Repeat MitraClip for early recurrent mitral regurgitation
This study reports the efficacy of repeat MitraClip therapy for recurrent MR during the early phase after the index MitraClip procedure. We present a case series of four consecutive patients who underwent repeat MitraClip procedures for severe recurrent MR during the early phase. Partial clip detachment (PCD) was the suspected cause of recurrent MR in these cases. All patients received additional clip(s). PCD could be stabilized and MR grade improved in all cases compared with that before the second procedure. Repeat MitraClip procedures for recurrent MR due to PCD are feasible during the early phase. However, patients hav...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Daisuke Hachinohe, Azeem Latib, Eustachio Agricola, Antonio Colombo Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Perforated balloon technique: A simple and handy technique to combat no ‐reflow phenomenon in coronary system
ConclusionWe demonstrate the safety and efficacy of a novel strategy for adenosine instillation in the distal coronary bed, the PBT. This technique enables rapid and cost‐effective treatment of no‐reflow phenomenon during PCI for ACS. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tejas Patel, Sanjay Shah, Rajiv Gulati, Tak Kwan, Mauricio G. Cohen, Samir Pancholy Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Nine ‐month results of the BIOHELIX‐I clinical trial study: Evaluation of the PRO‐Kinetic Energy cobalt chromium bare‐metal stent system
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 22, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tesfaldet T.MichaelMD, MPH , GertRichardtMD, PhD , AlexandraLanskyMD , Robert J.CarneyMD , Muhammad AkramKhanMD, FACC , AbbasShehadehMD , UweZeymerMD , SaurabhGuptaMD, FACC Source Type: research

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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Ahead of Print. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 22, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Nine ‐month results of the BIOHELIX‐I clinical trial study: Evaluation of the PRO‐Kinetic Energy cobalt chromium bare‐metal stent system
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate the safety and efficacy of the PRO‐Kinetic Energy (PKE) Cobalt Chromium Coronary Stent System (BIOTRONIK AG, Switzerland). BackgroundPercutaneous coronary intervention is a mainstay treatment for symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD). While drug‐eluting stents constitute a majority of implants, bare‐metal stents (BMS) remain important for a subset of patients. Newer generation BMS offer advantages due to stent design improvements. MethodsThe BIOHELIX‐I study was a prospective, multicenter, non‐randomized, single arm clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 22, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tesfaldet T. Michael, Gert Richardt, Alexandra Lansky, Robert J. Carney, Muhammad Akram Khan, Abbas Shehadeh, Uwe Zeymer, Saurabh Gupta Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

The “side‐BASE technique”: Combined side branch anchor balloon and balloon assisted sub‐intimal entry to resolve ambiguous proximal cap chronic total occlusions
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: JamesRoyMD, FRACP , JonathanHillMD, FRCP , James C.SprattBsc, MD, FRCP Source Type: research

Incidence, predicting factors, and clinical outcomes of periprocedural myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion in the era of new ‐generation drug‐eluting stents
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jin ‐HoKimMD , Byeong‐KeukKimMD , SeunghwanKimMD , Chul‐MinAhnMD , Jung‐SunKimMD , Young‐GukKoMD , DonghoonChoiMD , Myeong‐KiHongMD , YangsooJangMD Source Type: research

The “side‐BASE technique”: Combined side branch anchor balloon and balloon assisted sub‐intimal entry to resolve ambiguous proximal cap chronic total occlusions
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 20, 2017 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 - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Incidence, predicting factors, and clinical outcomes of periprocedural myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion in the era of new ‐generation drug‐eluting stents
This study aimed to examine predictors and clinical outcomes of periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) after chronic total occlusion (CTO) intervention. BackgroundThere are limited data on the clinical implications of PMI after CTO intervention in the new‐generation drug‐eluting stent (DES) era. MethodsWe enrolled 337 patients who underwent CTO intervention and met the study criteria. We evaluated the incidence and predictors of PMI, defined as an increase in creatine kinase‐MB ≥3× the upper limit of normal (ULN) after intervention and compared the occurrence rates of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovas...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jin ‐Ho Kim, Byeong‐Keuk Kim, Seunghwan Kim, Chul‐Min Ahn, Jung‐Sun Kim, Young‐Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Myeong‐Ki Hong, Yangsoo Jang Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

The “side‐BASE technique”: Combined side branch anchor balloon and balloon assisted sub‐intimal entry to resolve ambiguous proximal cap chronic total occlusions
Abstract Failure to penetrate the proximal cap or cross with equipment remains the most frequent cause of procedural failure in CTO PCI. In the “BASE” technique concerns were raised over the risk of proximal side branch loss. We here describe the evolution of this technique and highlight examples where the sub‐intimal space was accessed proximal to the occlusion by using the side branch. This technique can be of use both in resolving proximal cap ambiguity and also in cases where there is difficulty crossing a resistant proximal cap. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: James Roy, Jonathan Hill, James C. Spratt Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Feasibility of early mechanical circulatory support in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock: The Detroit cardiogenic shock initiative
Abstract ObjectiveThe ‘Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative’ is a single‐arm, multicenter study to assess the feasibility of early mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients who present with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (AMICS) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention. MethodsBetween July 2016 and February 2017, 4 metro Detroit sites participated in the study. The centers agreed to treat patients with AMICS using a mutually agreed‐upon protocol emphasizing invasive hemodynamic monitoring and rapid initiation of MCS. Inclusion and exclusion criteria mimicked those ...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mir B Basir, Theodore Schreiber, Simon Dixon, Khaldoon Alaswad, Kirit Patel, Steven Almany, Akshay Khandelwal, Ivan Hanson, Augustine George, Michael Ashbrook, Nimrod Blank, Murad Abdelsalam, Nishtha Sareen, Steven BH Timmis, William W O'Neill MD Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Stenting and overdilating small Gore ‐Tex vascular grafts in complex congenital heart disease
Abstract BackgroundGore‐Tex® grafts are integral in the management of congenital heart disease. Issues of graft stenosis or somatic outgrowth may precipitate high‐risk early surgery, and catheter intervention is a relatively under‐reported management option. ObjectivesTo assess efficacy, safety, and outcomes of stenting and overdilating small Gore‐Tex® vascular grafts with the aim of optimizing surgical timing. MethodsRetrospective analysis of single‐center, 13‐year experience of 93 graft stenting interventions or reintervention in 80 patients, with the aim of relieving stenosis ± o...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gemma Penford, Daniel Quandt, Chetan Mehta, Vinay Bhole, Rami Dhillon, Anna Seale, Oliver Stumper Tags: Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

First in human evaluation of the vascular biocompatibility and biomechanical performance of a novel ultra high molecular weight amorphous PLLA bioresorbable scaffold in the absence of anti ‐proliferative drugs: Two‐year imaging results in humans
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 15, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: MiguelMoncadaMD , Juan A.DelgadoMD , AntonioColomboMD , PawelGasiorMD, PhD , KamalRamzipoorBS, ME , AlexEstradaBS, ME , ChangLeeBS, MS, ME , DannyDokkoBS, MS , Juan F.GranadaMD Source Type: research

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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Ahead of Print. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 15, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

First in human evaluation of the vascular biocompatibility and biomechanical performance of a novel ultra high molecular weight amorphous PLLA bioresorbable scaffold in the absence of anti ‐proliferative drugs: Two‐year imaging results in humans
ConclusionAt 2 years, this novel PLLA‐based BRS induced expansive vascular remodeling from 6 to 24 months, a biological phenomenon that appears to be independent of the presence of anti‐proliferative drugs. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 15, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Miguel Moncada, Juan A. Delgado, Antonio Colombo, Pawel Gasior, Kamal Ramzipoor, Alex Estrada, Chang Lee, Danny Dokko, Juan F. Granada Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Double layered stents for carotid angioplasty: A meta ‐analysis of available clinical data
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 4, Page 751-757, March 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 14, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 4, Page 751-757, March 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 14, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Double layered stents for carotid angioplasty: A meta ‐analysis of available clinical data
The objective of this meta‐analysis is to evaluate clinical efficacy of double layered mesh covered carotid stent systems in the clinical practice. BackgroundThe need for an increase plaque coverage to decrease the risk of debris dislodgement through the stent struts, following carotid artery stenting (CAS), has brought to the design of a new generation of double layered carotid stents. Several small sized clinical studies evaluating two different devices have been recently published, unfortunately these are not sufficiently powered to test for device related and clinical endpoints and no comparison, between the two avai...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 14, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Anna Sannino, Giuseppe Giugliano, Evelina Toscano, Gabriele G. Schiattarella, Anna Franzone, Tullio Tesorio, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito, Eugenio Stabile Tags: PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE Source Type: research

Insufficiency of a Damus ‐Kaye‐Stansel anastomosis in a Fontan patient: Transfemoral implantation of an Edwards Sapien 3 valve
We present a 22‐year‐old patient with a univentricular heart who had already undergone five open heart surgeries including a Damus‐Kaye‐Stansel procedure, Fontan completion and tricuspid valve replacement. In addition, epimyocardial pacemaker implantation and repeated revisions had been necessary. He developed symptomatic free regurgitation of the pulmonary portion of his DKS anastomosis. To avoid additional high‐risk open‐heart surgery, we successfully implanted an Edwards Sapien 3 valve transfemorally in the pulmonary portion of the DKS anastomosis relieving insufficiency. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiov...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 14, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heike E. Schneider, Verena Gravenhorst, Thomas Paul, Claudius Jacobshagen Tags: PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Source Type: research

Validating a prediction modeling tool for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction after transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dee DeeWangMD , Marvin H.EngMD , Adam B.GreenbaumMD , EricMyersBFA , MichaelForbesBFA , PatrickKarabonMS , MilanPantelicMD , ThomasSongMD , JeffNadigMD , MayraGuerreroMD , William W.O'NeillMD Source Type: research

Optimizing hemodynamics of transcatheter aortic valve ‐in‐valve implantation in 19‐mm surgical aortic prostheses
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jayendrakumar S.PatelMD , AmarKrishnaswamyMD , JonathonWhiteMD , StephanieMickMD , JoseNaviaMD , AnandMehtaMD , FaisalBakaeenMD , ZoranPopovicMD PhD , LarsSvenssonMD, PhD , Samir R.KapadiaMD Source Type: research

Validating a prediction modeling tool for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction after transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Optimizing hemodynamics of transcatheter aortic valve ‐in‐valve implantation in 19‐mm surgical aortic prostheses
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 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 - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research