A cardiologist's nightmare: Coronary obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve implantation: How to identify patients at highest risk for this complication
Key Points Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with several complications including coronary obstruction (CO) CO occurs in ∼1% of patients and mostly in patients receiving the SAPIEN XT valve Possible predictors of CO include coronary height
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wassim Shatila, Zvonimir Krajcer Tags: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases Source Type: research

Power of gradients
Key Points Patients with high baseline gradients benefit most after TAVR. In severe symptomatic aortic stenosis, every 10 mm Hg increase in mean gradient has 20% reduction in mortality after TAVR. Low gradient severe aortic stenosis continues to be a clinical cohort with variable benefit from TAVR. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pradeep Yadav, Marvin H. Eng Tags: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases Source Type: research

Ready, set, pull, ow!
Key Points The BADFORM technique is a novel technique in getting devices across otherwise uncrossable lesions It is critical to perform the pulling parallel to the vessel The technique and its success has only been described in the 10 cases reported so caution is advised (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Samuel M. Butman Tags: Peripheral Vascular Disease Source Type: research

Vulnerable plaques, more than meets the i
Key Points Intravascular imaging plays a key role in the identification of mechanisms of acute coronary syndromes Post processing IVUS algorithms (IMAP‐IVUS and VH‐IVUS) for tissue characterization have not been widely adopted due to current limitations Future development will allow easier, faster, and more accurate identification of vulnerable plaques, ultimately allowing prognostication of various interventions. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Emile Mehanna, J. Dawn Abbott Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

Sirens song or a bugle call to charge
Key Points Radial access for catheterization is associated with reduced bleeding and mortality across a spectrum of clinical conditions compared to femoral. Transradial technique is associated with a higher rate of access site failure but this is in those most likely to have a femoral‐based complication. Improved outcomes will come with further radial technique refinement and not with a retreat to legacy femoral approaches. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ian C. Gilchrist Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

Nitroglycerin and the enduring principles of coronary procedures
Key Points The benefits of nitroglycerin are numerous, from ensuring accurate interpretation of diagnostic angiograms to treatment of coronary spasm and support of PCIs in simple or complex lesion types. The founders of the field were convinced that no coronary arteriography should be considered complete unless a vasodilator is used at some point during the study. This recommendation is valid. The guidelines should change to include administration of intracoronary nitroglycerin. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: On Topaz Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

Deferred lesion failure in diabetes: A truly bad actor
Key Points DM patients with stenoses whose FFR > 0.80 have a relatively high 14% rate of deferred lesion failure (i.e., revascularization or MI). IDDM and prior revascularization were independent predictors of deferred lesion failure FFR predicts outcomes, but is a less effective predictor in diabetics due to diffuse atherosclerosis microvascular disease. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Arnold H. Seto, Morton J. Kern Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

Ischemia ‐reperfusion injury and ischemic post‐conditioning in acute myocardial infarction: Lost in translation
Key Points Ischemic post‐conditioning (IPoC) has been proposed as a strategy to mitigate the risk of ischemia‐reperfusion injury during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST‐elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In this comprehensive and updated meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials, IPoC during primary PCI for STEMI had no significant effect on all‐cause mortality, re‐infarction, or new‐onset heart failure compared with no post‐conditioning. Further strategies need to be prospectively evaluated to improve outcomes in patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI. (Source: Cathete...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gennaro Giustino, George D. Dangas Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

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Validating a prediction modeling tool for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction after transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)
Abstract ObjectiveDemonstrate proof‐of‐concept validation of a computed tomography (CT) computer‐aided design prediction modeling tool to identify patients at risk for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction in transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). BackgroundLVOT obstruction is a significant and even fatal consequence of TMVR. MethodsFrom August 2013 to August 2017, 38 patients in 5 centers underwent TMVR with compassionate use of balloon‐expandable valves for severe mitral valve dysfunction because of degenerative surgical mitral ring, bioprosthesis, or severe native mitral stenosis from to seve...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dee Dee Wang, Marvin H. Eng, Adam B. Greenbaum, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes, Patrick Karabon, Milan Pantelic, Thomas Song, Jeff Nadig, Mayra Guerrero, William W. O'Neill Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Optimizing hemodynamics of transcatheter aortic valve ‐in‐valve implantation in 19‐mm surgical aortic prostheses
ConclusionsGood hemodynamic outcome is possible with aggressive post‐dilation in patients with 19 mm failed surgical bioprostheses. High‐risk patients with 19 mm failed surgical prostheses who do not otherwise have viable surgical options should be considered for ViV TAVR. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jayendrakumar S. Patel, Amar Krishnaswamy, Jonathon White, Stephanie Mick, Jose Navia, Anand Mehta, Faisal Bakaeen, Zoran Popovic, Lars Svensson, Samir R. Kapadia Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

First experience of the usage of a GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder device for treatment of a significant residual commissural mitral regurgitation jet following a MitraClip procedure
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Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: YoshifumiNakajimaMD , SaibalKarMD Source Type: research

Incidental finding of arteria lusoria during transradial coronary catheterization: Significance in interventional cardiology
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: ArsalanRafiqMD , SurendraChutaniMD , Nassim R.KrimMD Source Type: research

Comparison of transcatheter and surgical treatment of paravalvular leak: Results from a 5 ‐year follow‐up study
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: YoujunZhangMD , XinPanPhD , XinkaiQuPhD , ChengWangPhD , EstellaHuangBS , LanMaMD , WeihuaWuMD , WeiyiFangPhD Source Type: research

Coronary balloon catheter tip damage. A bench study of a clinical problem
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Trine ØBarkholtMD , John AOrmistonMBChB , PatriciaDingMBChB , BruceWebberMHSc , BenUbodBSN , StephenWaiteBE (Hons) , Mark WiWebsterMBChB Source Type: research

First experience of the usage of a GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder device for treatment of a significant residual commissural mitral regurgitation jet following a MitraClip procedure
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Incidental finding of arteria lusoria during transradial coronary catheterization: Significance in interventional cardiology
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Incidental finding of arteria lusoria during transradial coronary catheterization: Significance in interventional cardiology
Abstract Arteria lusoria is the most common anomaly of the aortic arch with an incidence of 0.5%–2.5%. It is mostly diagnosed incidentally while performing imaging for evaluation of other unrelated medical conditions. The aberrant right subclavian artery arises beyond the origin of the left subclavian artery from the aortic arch. This results in a complex right‐subclavian‐aortic anatomy which leads to difficulty in transradial coronary angiography. This can lead to prolonged procedure time and increased use of catheters by unaware interventionists. This is even more important if this is encountered in the setting...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Arsalan Rafiq, Surendra Chutani, Nassim R. Krim Tags: CAD ‐ CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Coronary balloon catheter tip damage. A bench study of a clinical problem
ConclusionsBalloon tip damage is common with crossing between stent struts. This is one cause of failure of a balloon to access a side‐branch and a new balloon should be used. If stent distortion is suspected, it should be corrected with kissing balloon post‐dilatation. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Trine Ø Barkholt, John A Ormiston, Patricia Ding, Bruce Webber, Ben Ubod, Stephen Waite, Mark Wi Webster Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

First experience of the usage of a GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder device for treatment of a significant residual commissural mitral regurgitation jet following a MitraClip procedure
In conclusion, the patient's risk for hemolysis is potentially affected by the occluder or plug material. GORE CARDIOFORM is a feasible choice to reduce the risk of hemolysis in a selected patient. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 8, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yoshifumi Nakajima, Saibal Kar Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Definite stent thrombosis after drug ‐eluting stent implantation in coronary bifurcation lesions: A meta‐analysis of 3,107 patients from 14 randomized trials
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: YuZhouMD , ShengdaChenMS , LanHuangMD, PhD , DavidHildick ‐SmithMD , MiroslawFerencMD , Richard J.JabbourMD , LorenzoAzzaliniMD, PhD, MSc , AntonioColomboMD , AlaideChieffoMD , XiaohuiZhaoMD, PhD Source Type: research

Coronary artery disease, revascularization, and clinical outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Real ‐world results from the East Denmark Heart Registry
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Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: OscarMillan ‐IturbeMD, MPH, MSc , Fadi J.SawayaMD , JacobLønborgMD, PhD , Danny H.F.ChowMD , GintautasBieliauskasMD , ThomasEngstrømMD, PhD , LarsSøndergaardMD, DMSc , OleDe BackerMD, PhD Source Type: research

Stent graft treatment for infra ‐inguinal arterial disease for either instent‐restenosis and denovo lesions associated with very high rates of failure
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 6, Page 1130-1135, May 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Maheswara S.GollaMD , SubasitAcharjiMD , Timir KPaulMD, MPH , PraveenaMadapathiMBBS , Lawrence A.GarciaMD Source Type: research

Definite stent thrombosis after drug ‐eluting stent implantation in coronary bifurcation lesions: A meta‐analysis of 3,107 patients from 14 randomized trials
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Coronary artery disease, revascularization, and clinical outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Real ‐world results from the East Denmark Heart Registry
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Stent graft treatment for infra ‐inguinal arterial disease for either instent‐restenosis and denovo lesions associated with very high rates of failure
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Ahead of Print. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
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Stent graft treatment for infra ‐inguinal arterial disease for either instent‐restenosis and denovo lesions associated with very high rates of failure
BackgroundFDA approved the Gore Viabahn (WL Gore, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) stent for both femoro‐popliteal arterial denovo and instent restenosis (ISRS) lesions. To date there is little data on Viabahn stent graft outcomes in ISRS arterial disease. MethodsBetween 2007 and 2014 we identified 734 patients who underwent 1573 endovascular interventions in our institution for infra‐inguinal revascularization. Among these, 48 patients had 143 Viabahn stents placed. Of these, 26 patients had 94 stents placed for ISRS and 22 patients had 49 stents placed for denovo lesions. ResultsThe patients in the ISRS group were younger and mor...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Maheswara S. Golla, Subasit Acharji, Timir K Paul, Praveena Madapathi, Lawrence A. Garcia Tags: PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE Source Type: research

Coronary artery disease, revascularization, and clinical outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Real ‐world results from the East Denmark Heart Registry
In conclusion, CAD is prevalent in TAVR patients and pre‐TAVR coronary revascularization is typically focused on treating proximal and high‐grade stenosis. A selective pre‐TAVR PCI strategy results in favorable clinical outcomes with very low rates of post‐TAVR coronary revascularization. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Oscar Millan ‐Iturbe, Fadi J. Sawaya, Jacob Lønborg, Danny H.F. Chow, Gintautas Bieliauskas, Thomas Engstrøm, Lars Søndergaard, Ole De Backer Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Definite stent thrombosis after drug ‐eluting stent implantation in coronary bifurcation lesions: A meta‐analysis of 3,107 patients from 14 randomized trials
ConclusionsEarly definite ST is reduced when a SS strategy is used in bifurcation lesions. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yu Zhou, Shengda Chen, Lan Huang, David Hildick ‐Smith, Miroslaw Ferenc, Richard J. Jabbour, Lorenzo Azzalini, Antonio Colombo, Alaide Chieffo, Xiaohui Zhao Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Effect of aorto ‐ventricular angulation on procedural success in transcatheter aortic valve replacements with the Lotus Valve system
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 6, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hashrul N.RashidMBBS (Hons) , Liam M.McCormickMBBS, MD , Andrew H.TalmanMD , Abdul R.IhdayhidMBBS , NiteshNerlekarMBBS , Ameera S.AmiruddinMBBS , JamesCameronMD , ArthurNasisMD, PhD , Ian T.MeredithAM, MD, PhD , Robert P.GooleyM Source Type: research

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Effect of aorto ‐ventricular angulation on procedural success in transcatheter aortic valve replacements with the Lotus Valve system
Abstract ObjectiveTo determine the effect of aorto‐ventricular angulation (AA) on procedural success with the Lotus Valve system. BackgroundAA, the angulation of the aortic valve basal plane, may affect the deployment of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). The Lotus Valve system is fully repositionable and delivered on a pre‐shaped catheter which may alter the impact of AA on its deployment. The effect of AA on procedural and clinical outcomes with the Lotus valve is unreported. MethodsConsecutive patients who underwent transfemoral TAVR with the Lotus Valve system were analyzed. AA was determined on pre...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 6, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hashrul N. Rashid, Liam M. McCormick, Andrew H. Talman, Abdul R. Ihdayhid, Nitesh Nerlekar, Ameera S. Amiruddin, James Cameron, Arthur Nasis, Ian T. Meredith, Robert P. Gooley Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Septal reduction therapy using nonalcohol agent in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: Single center experience
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 5, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: SerkanAsilMD , Bar ışKayaMD , UğurCanpolatMD , HikmetYorgunMD , LeventŞahinerMD , CemÇöteliMD , AnılAratMD , KudretAytemirMD Source Type: research

Rotational atherectomy and new ‐generation drug‐eluting stent implantation
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 6, Page 1026-1034, May 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 5, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: DaisukeHachinoheMD , YoshifumiKashimaMD , DaitaroKannoMD , KenKobayashiMD , TakuroSugieMD , UmihikoKanekoMD , YutakaTadanoMD , TomohikoWatanabeMD , HidemasaShitanMD , TsutomuFujitaMD Source Type: research

Rotational atherectomy and new ‐generation drug‐eluting stent implantation
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 5, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Septal reduction therapy using nonalcohol agent in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: Single center experience
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Ahead of Print. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
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Septal reduction therapy using nonalcohol agent in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: Single center experience
Abstract AimsPercutaneous septal reduction therapy by either alcohol or nonalcohol agents is an alternative approach to surgery in drug‐refractory symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Nonalcohol agents have some advantages and disadvantages over alcohol during the procedure. Nowadays, a novel non‐alcohol agent, named as Ethylene‐vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer (Onyx® and Squid®), is used during septal ablation. Thus, in this study, we aimed to evaluate both acute and long‐term efficacy and safety profile of EVOH during septal ablation in HOCM. Methods and resultsA total o...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 5, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Serkan Asil, Bar ış Kaya, Uğur Canpolat, Hikmet Yorgun, Levent Şahiner, Cem Çöteli, Anıl Arat, Kudret Aytemir Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Rotational atherectomy and new ‐generation drug‐eluting stent implantation
Abstract ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of rotational atherectomy (RA) followed by new‐generation drug‐eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with an extensive amount of calcified and fibrotic plaque. BackgroundRA followed by new‐generation DES implantation for complex lesions has not been thoroughly evaluated. MethodsA total of 744 consecutive patients (770 lesions) treated with new‐generation DES implantation following RA for de novo lesions between January 2013 and November 2015 were retrospectively identified using our institutional database. Clinical outcomes at 12 ...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 5, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Daisuke Hachinohe, Yoshifumi Kashima, Daitaro Kanno, Ken Kobayashi, Takuro Sugie, Umihiko Kaneko, Yutaka Tadano, Tomohiko Watanabe, Hidemasa Shitan, Tsutomu Fujita Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research