Ambulatory central VA ‐ECMO with biventricular decompression for acute cardiogenic shock
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: PrashantRaoMD, MRCP , BenjaminAlouidorMLS, BS , RichardSmithMSEE, CEE , ZainKhalpeyMD, PhD, FACS, FETCS Source Type: research

Modified jailed balloon technique for bifurcation lesions
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: ShigeruSaitoMD, FACC, FSCAI, FJCC , KokiShishidoMD , NoriakiMoriyamaMD , TomokiOchiaiMD , ShingoMizunoMD , FutoshiYamanakaMD , KazuyaSugitatsuMD , KazukiTobitaMD , JunyaMatsumiMD , YutakaTanakaMD , MasatoMurakamiMD Source Type: research

Ambulatory central VA ‐ECMO with biventricular decompression for acute cardiogenic shock
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Carotid ‐cavernous fistula after endovascular intervention for chronic carotid artery total occlusion
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 4, Page 735-741, March 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 4, Page 735-741, March 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Ambulatory central VA ‐ECMO with biventricular decompression for acute cardiogenic shock
We describe the off‐pump insertion of a biventricular assist device with extra‐corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): a novel technique that allows for ambulatory central veno‐arterial (VA) ECMO with direct biventricular decompression. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Prashant Rao, Benjamin Alouidor, Richard Smith, Zain Khalpey Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Carotid ‐cavernous fistula after endovascular intervention for chronic carotid artery total occlusion
ConclusionCCF may develop during chronic CAO endovascular recanalization attempts. It is usually self‐limited and can be managed conservatively. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chih ‐Fan Yeh, Yin‐Hsien Chen, Mao‐Shin Lin, Ching‐Chang Huang, Chi‐Sheng Hung, Shih‐Wei Meng, Chih‐Kuo Lee, Hsien‐Li Kao Tags: PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE Source Type: research

Modified jailed balloon technique for bifurcation lesions
ConclusionsThis is the first report for clinical experiences by using modified jailed balloon technique. This novel M‐JBT is safe and effective in the preservation of SB patency during bifurcation stenting. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - December 4, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Shigeru Saito, Koki Shishido, Noriaki Moriyama, Tomoki Ochiai, Shingo Mizuno, Futoshi Yamanaka, Kazuya Sugitatsu, Kazuki Tobita, Junya Matsumi, Yutaka Tanaka, Masato Murakami Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Prognostic value of urinary 11 ‐dehydro‐thromboxane B2 for mortality: A cohort study of stable coronary artery disease patients treated with aspirin
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 29, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: AnupamaVasudevanBDS, MPH, PhD , Kristen M.TecsonPhD , JeannaBennett ‐FirminBS , TeodoroBottiglieriPhD , Luis R.LopezMD , MargaritaPetersonBS , MohanakrishnanSathyamoorthyMD, MS , RaphaelSchiffmannMD, MHSc , Jeffrey M.SchusslerMD Source Type: research

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Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Ahead of Print. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 29, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Prognostic value of urinary 11 ‐dehydro‐thromboxane B2 for mortality: A cohort study of stable coronary artery disease patients treated with aspirin
Abstract AimThere is a variable cardiovascular risk reduction attributable to aspirin because of individual differences in the suppression of thromboxane A2 and its downstream metabolite 11‐dehydro‐thromboxane B2 (11dhTxB2). The aim of this study is to evaluate the optimal cut point of urinary 11dhTxB2 for the risk of mortality in aspirin‐treated coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Methods and ResultsThis was a prospective cohort study including stable CAD patients who visited the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas or the Texas Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, TX between 2010 and 2013. The outcome of all‐...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 29, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Anupama Vasudevan, Kristen M. Tecson, Jeanna Bennett ‐Firmin, Teodoro Bottiglieri, Luis R. Lopez, Margarita Peterson, Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoorthy, Raphael Schiffmann, Jeffrey M. Schussler, Caren Swift, Carlos E. Velasco, Peter A. McCullough Tags: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement in children weighing less than 20 kg
Abstract BackgroundSince FDA approval of the Melody valve, transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has been offered to an expanding population. Limited data exist regarding the safety and feasibility of TPVR in smaller patients. MethodsAll patients weighing
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 29, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mary Hunt Martin, Shabana Shahanavaz, Lynn F. Peng, Jeremy D. Asnes, Michelle Riley, William E. Hellenbrand, David T. Balzer, Robert G. Gray, Doff B. McElhinney Tags: PEDIATRIC AND CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of the hybrid approach in coronary chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention: The Hybrid Video Registry
ConclusionsIn a real world angiographic registry of complex CTOs, the Hybrid Approach to CTO‐PCI is safe, and may be superior to other contemporary approaches to CTO intervention with respect to procedural success and efficiency among a diverse group of operators and lesion complexity. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 29, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: David V. Daniels, Sudeshna Banerjee, Khaldoon Alaswad, Anthony H. Doing, Philip B Dattilo, Arun Kalyanasundaram, James C. Spratt, Colm G. Hanratty, Julian W. Strange, Simon Walsh, William L. Lombardi, J. Aaron Grantham Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

In ‐hospital outcomes of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in end stage renal disease
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: AhmadAlkhalilMD, MSc , ShervinGolbariMD , DavidSongMD , HarveenLambaMD, MSc , AnasFaresMD , AmerAlaitiMD , SalilDeoMD , Guilherme F.AttizzaniMD , HomamIbrahimMD , Carlos E.RuizMD, PhD Source Type: research

The JUPITER registry: One ‐year outcomes of transapical aortic valve implantation using a second generation transcatheter heart valve for aortic regurgitation
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: MiriamSilaschiMD , LenardConradiMD , OlafWendlerMD, PhD , FriederikeSchlingloffMD , UtzKappertMD , Ardawan JRastanMD , HardyBaumbachMD , DavidHolzheyMD, PhD , WalterEichingerMD, PhD , RalfBaderMD , HendrikTreedeMD Source Type: research

Restenosis patterns after bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: Angiographic substudy of the GHOST ‐EU registry
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: MoritzBaquetMD , HolgerNefMD , TomassoGoriMD , AzeemLatibMD , DavideCapodannoMD , CarloDi MarioMD , ManelSabateMD , AntonioColomboMD , CorradoTamburinoMD , JulindaMehilliMD Source Type: research

Comparison of left atrial pressure monitoring with dedicated catheter versus steerable guiding catheter during transcatheter mitral valve repair
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mackram F.EleidMD , Guy S.ReederMD , Charanjit S.RihalMD, MBA Source Type: research

The JUPITER registry: One ‐year outcomes of transapical aortic valve implantation using a second generation transcatheter heart valve for aortic regurgitation
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

In ‐hospital outcomes of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in end stage renal disease
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Restenosis patterns after bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: Angiographic substudy of the GHOST ‐EU registry
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Comparison of left atrial pressure monitoring with dedicated catheter versus steerable guiding catheter during transcatheter mitral valve repair
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 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 - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Comparison of left atrial pressure monitoring with dedicated catheter versus steerable guiding catheter during transcatheter mitral valve repair
The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of left atrial pressure (LAP) measurement through the manufacturer provided steerable guiding catheter (SGC) during transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR). BackgroundLAP measurement during TMVR has been shown to be associated with clinical improvement when measured through a dedicated catheter. MethodsSimultaneous LAP was performed in consecutive patients using an independent fluid‐filled 4F multipurpose catheter and compared to LAP waveforms measured through the manufacturer‐provided MitraClip SGC during TMVR (Abbott, Santa Clara, CA). ResultsMean age of 10 c...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mackram F. Eleid, Guy S. Reeder, Charanjit S. Rihal Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Restenosis patterns after bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: Angiographic substudy of the GHOST ‐EU registry
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate pattern of in‐BVS‐restenosis after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation. BackgroundIn‐stent restenosis morphology impacts target lesion revascularization (TLR) rates and clinical outcomes. Although several trials report on outcomes after BVS implantation, information about in‐BVS restenosis pattern is still lacking. MethodsBetween November 2011 and January 2014, in 7 of 10 European centers participating in the GHOST‐EU registry, 668 patients underwent BVS implantation. Of them 164 patients (200 lesions) underwent an additional angiogram 3 to 12 months after index PCI. ...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Moritz Baquet, Holger Nef, Tomasso Gori, Azeem Latib, Davide Capodanno, Carlo Di Mario, Manel Sabate, Antonio Colombo, Corrado Tamburino, Julinda Mehilli Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

The JUPITER registry: One ‐year outcomes of transapical aortic valve implantation using a second generation transcatheter heart valve for aortic regurgitation
ConclusionsThe JenaValve overcomes technical challenges of TAVR in AR through a clipping mechanism. We report satisfactory outcomes of a multicenter registry using the JenaValve for predominant AR, as rate of THV embolization, residual AR and permanent pacemaker implantation was low. One‐year results using the JenaValve for AR encourage its use for this indication. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Miriam Silaschi, Lenard Conradi, Olaf Wendler, Friederike Schlingloff, Utz Kappert, Ardawan J Rastan, Hardy Baumbach, David Holzhey, Walter Eichinger, Ralf Bader, Hendrik Treede Tags: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases Source Type: research

In ‐hospital outcomes of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in end stage renal disease
Abstract BackgroundTranscatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who are at intermediate and high risk for surgery. Commercial use of TAVR has expanded to patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). ObjectivesCompare in‐hospital outcomes of TAVR versus SAVR in ESRD patients requiring hemodialysis (HD). MethodsESRD patients on HD undergoing TAVR (n = 328) or SAVR (n = 697) between 2012 and 2014 were identified in the National Inpatient Sample (NIS). Propensity‐score matchi...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ahmad Alkhalil, Shervin Golbari, David Song, Harveen Lamba, Anas Fares, Amer Alaiti, Salil Deo, Guilherme F. Attizzani, Homam Ibrahim, Carlos E. Ruiz Tags: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of patients with coronary artery aneurysm after the first generation drug ‐eluting stent implantation
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 22, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hyung JoonJooMD , CheolWoong YuMD , RakKyeongChoiMD , JinsikParkMD , Hyun JongLeeMD , Je SangKimMD , Young JinChoiMD , Jae HyoungParkMD , Soon JunHongMD , Do SunLimMD Source Type: research

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

Clinical outcomes of patients with coronary artery aneurysm after the first generation drug ‐eluting stent implantation
Abstract ObjectivesWe sought to investigate the long‐term clinical outcomes of patients with coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) after drug‐eluting stent (DES) implantation, compared with patients without CAA. BackgroundCAA developed after DES implantation is a rare but associated with poor clinical outcome. MethodsWe retrospectively compared 78 patients with CAA after DES implantation with 269 patients without CAA who underwent DES implantation for complex lesions (controls). The primary endpoint was defined as major adverse cardiac events (MACE), the composite of all‐cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 22, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hyung Joon Joo, Cheol Woong Yu, RakKyeong Choi, Jinsik Park, Hyun Jong Lee, Je Sang Kim, Young Jin Choi, Jae Hyoung Park, Soon Jun Hong, Do Sun Lim Tags: CAD ‐ CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Source Type: research

Thoracic endovascular repair versus medical management for acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 6, Page 1138-1143, May 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tariq H.EnezateMD , JadOmranMD , Ashraf S.Al ‐DadahMD , ChristopherWhiteMD , MitulPatelMD , EhtishamMahmudMD , RossellaFattoriMD , Jeffrey A.GoldsteinMD , NileshGoswamiMD , William A.GrayMD , Deepak L.BhattMPH, MD Source Type: research

Procedural trends, outcomes, and readmission rates pre ‐and post‐FDA approval for MitraClip from the National Readmission Database (2013–14)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions,Volume 91, Issue 6, Page 1171-1181, May 1, 2018. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sidakpal S.PanaichMD , ShilpkumarAroraMD , ApurvaBadhekaMD , VarunKumarMD , EladMaorMD , ClaireRaphaelMD , AbhishekDeshmukhMD , GuyReederMD , MackramEleidMD , Charanjit S.RihalMD Source Type: research

Thoracic endovascular repair versus medical management for acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Procedural trends, outcomes, and readmission rates pre ‐and post‐FDA approval for MitraClip from the National Readmission Database (2013–14)
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)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Procedural trends, outcomes, and readmission rates pre ‐and post‐FDA approval for MitraClip from the National Readmission Database (2013–14)
Abstract BackgroundThere are sparse clinical data on the procedural trends, outcomes and readmission rates following FDA approval and expansion of Transcatheter mitral valve repair/MitraClip®. Whether a complex new technology can be disseminated safely and quickly is controversial. MethodsThe study cohort was derived from the National Readmission Data (NRD) 2013–14. MitraClip® was identified using appropriate International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD‐9‐CM) codes. The primary outcome was a composite of in‐hospital mortality + procedural complications...
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sidakpal S. Panaich, Shilpkumar Arora, Apurva Badheka, Varun Kumar, Elad Maor, Claire Raphael, Abhishek Deshmukh, Guy Reeder, Mackram Eleid, Charanjit S. Rihal Tags: VALVULAR AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASES Source Type: research

Thoracic endovascular repair versus medical management for acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection
ConclusionThere were no short, intermediate, or mid‐term differences in mortality between TEVAR or MED in patients with acute uncomplicated TBAD. Although the dilation rate was similar between both groups, TEVAR was associated with lower likelihood of aortic rupture at 1 year. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 20, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tariq H. Enezate, Jad Omran, Ashraf S. Al ‐Dadah, Christopher White, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, Rossella Fattori, Jeffrey A. Goldstein, Nilesh Goswami, William A. Gray, Deepak L. Bhatt Tags: Peripheral Vascular Disease Source Type: research

Does the severity of left ventricular systolic dysfunction impact outcomes of Mitraclip therapy: How low is too low?
Key Points Percutaneous mitral valve repair for symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation has rapidly evolved as a viable therapeutic option for high‐surgical risk patients. Both randomized clinical studies as well as real world registry data have demonstrated significant improvement in severity of MR and clinical outcomes. In carefully selected patients with severely reduced left ventricular systolic function and severe symptomatic MR, Mitraclip therapy seems to show promise. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mehmet Cilingiroglu, Abdul Hakeem Tags: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases Source Type: research

Frailty in nonagenarians: A bridge too far?
Key Points There is no clear consensus about the definition of frailty and how to accurately measure it. There is accumulating evidence that frail old patients have worse outcomes after TAVR compared to non‐frail patients. Further randomized research is needed to confirm those concerns and to standardize the role of frailty assessment in patient selection for TAVR. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mohammad Morad, William A. Gray Tags: Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases Source Type: research

Infrapopliteal peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia: The time has come for collaborative, streamlined diagnostic, and treatment paradigms
This study demonstrates that using an absolute ankle pressure of>73 mm Hg or an absolute toe pressure increase of 1 mm Hg or greater post endovascular intervention in patients with infrapopliteal critical limb ischemia may be predictive of a reduction in target limb revascularization, amputation, and death. This study highlights the need for vascular societies to come together to promote standardized screening, surveillance, and treatment paradigms for this complex population. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Michael S. Levy Tags: Peripheral Vascular Disease Source Type: research

Recurrent coarctation of aorta after Norwood operation in single ventricle patients; the case of the missing ideal stent
Key Points Recurrent coarctation postoperative Norwood is poorly tolerated in single ventricle patients. Although transcatheter balloon angioplasty is considered first line, it often leads to inadequate or non‐durable relief of obstruction. Transcatheter stent implantation provides excellent relief of obstruction but necessitates staged redilation to account for somatic growth in children. Stent technology, delivery systems, and procedural techniques will need to evolve to obviate reported adverse events mainly due to patient size. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dhaval R. Parekh, Zvonimir Krajcer Tags: Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Are new devices required to reduce contrast load in the cath lab, or is behavioral change sufficient?
Key Points A novel device that diverts a proportion of contrast injected by hand through the manifold can potentially reduce volume of contrast delivered to the patient by almost 50% to reduce risk of contrast‐induced nephropathy. Another simple solution to reducing contrast volume is to limit the number of angiographic views and cine runs acquired. A conscious effort by the angiographer to limit the contrast volume to less than the eGFR should be considered. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Toby Rogers, Lowell F. Satler Tags: Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research