Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions Masthead [Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions Masthead]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions Masthead Source Type: research

Going Against the Flow: Assessing Coronary Hemodynamics Combining Invasive and Noninvasive Physiology [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ali, Z. A., Cao, J. J. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Frailty for Critical Limb Ischemia: Fruitful or Futile? [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shishehbor, M. H., Li, J. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Mortality After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Narrowing the Knowledge Gap [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cutlip, D. E., Fischman, D. L. Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Stent, Mortality/Survival Editorial Source Type: research

Can We Improve Long-Term Outcomes Postbifurcation Stenting by Prolonged Dual Antiplatelet Therapy? [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Horowitz, J. D., Sage, P. R. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pharmacology, Restenosis Editorial Source Type: research

Impact of Frailty on Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia [Peripheral Vascular Disease]
Background: The predictive ability of patient frailty on clinical outcomes after revascularization in patients with critical limb ischemia remains largely unknown. Methods and Results: We enrolled 643 patients with critical limb ischemia treated with endovascular therapy (N=486) or bypass surgery (N=157) in January 2010 to January 2016, and prospectively assessed them using a 9-level clinical frailty scale (CFS). Patients were divided into 3 groups according to CFS levels: low (CFS level, 1–3; N=234), intermediate (CFS level, 4–6; N=196), and high (CFS level, 7–9; N=213) groups. Clinical follow-up rate w...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takeji, Y., Yamaji, K., Tomoi, Y., Okazaki, J., Tanaka, K., Nagae, A., Jinnouchi, H., Hiramori, S., Soga, Y., Ando, K. Tags: Peripheral Vascular Disease Source Type: research

Impact of Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Global Absolute Coronary Flow and Flow Reserve Evaluated by Phase-Contrast Cine-Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Relation to Regional Invasive Physiological Indices [Coronary Physiologic Assessment and Imaging]
Background: Few studies have documented changes in global absolute coronary blood flow and global coronary flow reserve after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in relation to regional physiological measures. Phase-contrast cine-magnetic resonance of the coronary sinus is a promising approach to quantify global absolute coronary blood flow. We aimed to assess the impact of elective PCI on global absolute coronary blood flow and global coronary flow reserve by quantifying coronary sinus flow (CSF) using phase-contrast cine-magnetic resonance in relation to regional physiological indices. Methods and Results: We prosp...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kanaji, Y., Yonetsu, T., Hamaya, R., Murai, T., Usui, E., Hoshino, M., Yamaguchi, M., Hada, M., Kanno, Y., Fukuda, T., Ohya, H., Sumino, Y., Sugano, A., Lee, T., Hirao, K., Kakuta, T. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Coronary Artery Disease Coronary Physiologic Assessment and Imaging Source Type: research

Cardiovascular and Noncardiovascular Death After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From 32 882 Patients Enrolled in 21 Randomized Trials [Coronary Interventions]
Background: Despite advances in technology and technique, a substantial proportion of patients still die within several years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The relative rates of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular death after PCI remain uncertain. Methods and Results: We pooled individual patient-level data from 21 randomized clinical trials of PCI performed in 32 882 patients. All studies had independent adjudication of clinical events. We calculated the relative ratio of cardiovascular to noncardiovascular death in each trial up to 5 years and identified predictors of all-cause, cardiovascular, and no...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Brener, S. J., Tarantini, G., Leon, M. B., Serruys, P. W., Smits, P. C., von Birgelen, C., Crowley, A., Ben-Yehuda, O., Stone, G. W. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Stent Coronary Interventions Source Type: research

Benefit of Prolonged Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Implantation of Drug-Eluting Stent for Coronary Bifurcation Lesions: Results From the Coronary Bifurcation Stenting Registry II [Coronary Interventions]
Background: Whether prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) improves clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary bifurcation lesion is uncertain. Methods and Results: We evaluated 2082 patients who were treated with drug-eluting stent for bifurcation lesions and were event free (no death, myocardial infarction [MI], cerebrovascular accident, stent thrombosis, or any revascularization) at 12 months after the index procedure. Patients were divided into 2 groups: DAPT ≥12-month group (n=1776) and DAPT
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jang, W. J., Ahn, S. G., Song, Y. B., Choi, S.-H., Chun, W. J., Oh, J. H., Cho, S. W., Kim, B. S., Yoon, J. H., Koo, B.-K., Yu, C. W., Jang, Y. S., Tahk, S.-J., Kim, H.-S., Gwon, H.-C., Lee, S. Y., Hahn, J.-Y. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Stent, Treatment Coronary Interventions Source Type: research

The Future of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions: Changing, Creating, and Maturing [Editor's Note]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rao, S. V. Tags: Editor ' s Note Source Type: research

Vasodilators and Radial Artery Occlusion: A Concept to Reduce Radial Artery Occlusion? [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dharma, S., Gilchrist, I. C. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Successful Percutaneous Closure of a Well-Developed Arteriovenous Coronary Fistula With a Giant Aneurysm [Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pascual, I., Avanzas, P., Hernandez-Vaquero, D., Rios, E., Martin, M., Vega, F., Moris, C. Tags: Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology Source Type: research

Subcutaneous Injection of Nitroglycerin at the Radial Artery Puncture Site Reduces the Risk of Early Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial Coronary Catheterization: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial [Original Articles]
Background: Transradial coronary catheterization is widely used as a diagnostic or interventional procedure for coronary disease. However, it can lead to adverse complications, such as radial artery occlusion. We sought to determine whether preprocedural injection of nitroglycerin at the radial artery puncture site reduces radial artery occlusion. Methods and Results: A total of 188 patients undergoing transradial coronary catheterization were randomized in a single-blind fashion to receive subcutaneous injection of 0.5 mL 0.1% nitroglycerin or a placebo at the radial artery puncture site. The participants underwent ultra...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chen, Y., Ke, Z., Xiao, J., Lin, M., Huang, X., Yan, C., Ye, S., Tan, X. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Original Articles Source Type: research

Novel Distal Left Radial Artery Access in Anatomical Snuffbox for Recanalization of Proximal Radial Artery Total Occlusion and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Through Left Internal Mammary Artery [Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sheikh, A. R., Abdelaal, E., Sastry, S., Karim, S., Zeb, M. Tags: Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology Source Type: research

Unmasking Myocardial Bridge-Related Ischemia by Intracoronary Functional Evaluation [Coronary Physiologic Assessment and Imaging]
Conclusions— Physiological evaluation of MBs with iFR seems to be more consistent with patients’ symptoms and noninvasive test results compared with FFR. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tarantini, G., Barioli, A., Nai Fovino, L., Fraccaro, C., Masiero, G., Iliceto, S., Napodano, M. Tags: Hemodynamics, Physiology, Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Coronary Physiologic Assessment and Imaging Source Type: research

Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions: The First 10 Years [Editor's Perspective]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Faxon, D. P., Leopold, J. A., Abbott, J. D., McElhinney, D. B., Williams, D. O. Tags: Compliance/Adherence Editor ' s Perspective Source Type: research

Carotid Disease and Stroke After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lansky, A. J., Ghare, M. I., Pietras, C. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Waiting to Exhale: Transcatheter Repair of Mitral Regurgitation and Survival [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sorajja, P., Gossl, M. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Response by Schneider et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Treatment Effect of Drug-Coated Balloons Is Durable to 3 Years in the Femoropopliteal Arteries: Long-Term Results of the IN.PACT SFA Randomized Trial" [Correspondence]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Schneider, P. A., Laird, J. R., Tepe, G., Brodmann, M., Zeller, T., Scheinert, D., Metzger, C., Micari, A., Sachar, R., Jaff, M. R., Wang, H., Hasenbank, M. S., Krishnan, P., for the IN.PACT SFA Trial Investigators Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Letter by Dan et al Regarding Article, "Treatment Effect of Drug-Coated Balloons Is Durable to 3 Years in the Femoropopliteal Arteries: Long-Term Results of the IN.PACT SFA Randomized Trial" [Correspondence]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dan, K., Garcia-Garcia, H. M., Waksman, R. Tags: Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions, Peripheral Vascular Disease Correspondence Source Type: research

Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With a History of Cerebrovascular Disease: Insights From the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium [Coronary Interventions]
Background— Because of shared risk factors between coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease, patients with a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke are at greater risk of developing coronary artery disease, which may require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, there remains a paucity of research examining outcomes after PCI in these patients. Methods and Results— We analyzed consecutive patients who underwent PCI between January 1, 2013, and March 31, 2016, at 47 Michigan hospitals and identified those with a history of TIA/stroke. We used propensity score matching to ad...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Song, C., Sukul, D., Seth, M., Wohns, D., Dixon, S. R., Slocum, N. K., Gurm, H. S. Tags: Complications, Quality and Outcomes Coronary Interventions Source Type: research

Stroke and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Carotid Disease Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement [Structural Heart Disease]
Conclusions— CD is common among TAVR patients, present in 1 of 5. CD was not associated with an increased risk of stroke or mortality at 30 day or 1 year. Post-TAVR stroke seems to be because of mechanisms other than CD. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kochar, A., Li, Z., Harrison, J. K., Hughes, G. C., Thourani, V. H., Mack, M. J., Matsouaka, R. A., Cohen, D. J., Peterson, E. D., Jones, W. S., Vemulapalli, S. Tags: Aortic Valve Replacement/Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, Mortality/Survival, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Vascular Disease Structural Heart Disease Source Type: research

Activated Clotting Time to Guide Heparin Dosing in Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Treated With IIb/IIIa Inhibitors: Impact on Ischemic and Bleeding Outcomes: Insights From the TAO Trial [Coronary Interventions]
Conclusions— In the TAO trial, peak procedural ACT ≥250 s was associated with increased bleeding risk in non–ST-segment–elevation acute coronary syndrome patients treated with unfractionated heparin plus GPIs. This threshold was increased to 290 s when performing radial approach. Clinical Trial Registration— URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01076764. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dillinger, J.-G., Ducrocq, G., Elbez, Y., Cohen, M., Bode, C., Pollack, C., Nicolau, J. C., Henry, P., Kedev, S., Wiviott, S. D., Sabatine, M. S., Mehta, S. R., Steg, P. G. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Stent, Treatment, Complications, Thrombosis Coronary Interventions Source Type: research

Survival After MitraClip Treatment Compared to Surgical and Conservative Treatment for High-Surgical-Risk Patients With Mitral Regurgitation [Structural Heart Disease]
We examined survival after MitraClip treatment in a large multicenter real-life setting. Methods and Results— We retrospectively formed matched high-risk surgically and conservatively treated control cohorts to compare to a high-risk MitraClip cohort. One thousand thirty-six patients were included in 4 Dutch centers, of which 568 were treated with the MitraClip. The observed survival at 5-year follow-up in our MitraClip cohort was low (39.8%) but was comparable to our conservative cohort (40.5%). Observed 5-year survival for our surgical cohort was 76.3%. However, there were significant differences between the basel...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kortlandt, F., Velu, J., Schurer, R., Hendriks, T., Van den Branden, B., Bouma, B., Feldman, T., Kelder, J., Bakker, A., Post, M., Van der Harst, P., Eefting, F., Swaans, M., Rensing, B., Baan, J., Van der Heyden, J. Tags: Valvular Heart Disease, Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions Structural Heart Disease Source Type: research

Emergency Coronary Angiography After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Is It Essential or Futile? [Editorials]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steg, P. G., Popovic, B. Tags: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care, Cardiopulmonary Arrest, Angiography Editorials Source Type: research

Successful Feasibility Human Trial of a New Self-Expandable Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve (Pulsta Valve) Implantation Using Knitted Nitinol Wire Backbone and Trileaflet {alpha}-Gal-Free Porcine Pericardial Valve in the Native Right Ventricular Outflow Tract [Congenital Heart Disease]
Conclusions— A feasibility study of the Pulsta valve for native right ventricular outflow tract lesions was completed successfully with planned Pulsta valve implantation and demonstrated good short-term effectiveness without serious adverse events. Clinical Trial Registration— URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT02555319. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kim, G. B., Song, M. K., Bae, E. J., Park, E.-A., Lee, W., Lim, H.-G., Kim, Y. J. Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions Source Type: research

Temporal Trends in Identification, Management, and Clinical Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Insights From the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project Database [Coronary Artery Disease]
We examined temporal trends, over a 5-year period, of OHCAs identified by Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project, admitted to hospital and treated as ACS, the interventional management of these patients and clinical outcomes. Four hundred ten thousand four hundred sixty-two patients were admitted to hospital in England and Wales with ACS. Of these, 9421 presented with OHCA (2.30%). There was an increase in OHCA cases as a proportion of ACS between 2009 and 2013 (1.79% in 2009 versus 2.74% in 2013; Ptrend
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Patterson, T., Perkins, G. D., Hassan, Y., Moschonas, K., Gray, H., Curzen, N., de Belder, M., Nolan, J. P., Ludman, P., Redwood, S. R. Tags: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

FFR-Guided CABG: Will Simpler and Better Be Enough to Change Practice? [Editorial]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kern, M. J., Seto, A. H. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Six-Year Follow-Up of Fractional Flow Reserve-Guided Versus Angiography-Guided Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery [Coronary Artery Disease]
Background— Fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has been associated with lower number of graft anastomoses, lower rate of on-pump surgery, and higher graft patency rate as compared with angiography-guided CABG surgery. However, no clinical benefit has been reported to date. Methods and Results— Consecutive patients (n=627) treated by CABG between 2006 and 2010 were retrospectively included. In 198 patients, at least 1 stenosis was grafted according to FFR (FFR-guided group), whereas in 429 patients all stenoses were grafted based on angiography (angiography-guided g...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fournier, S., Toth, G. G., De Bruyne, B., Johnson, N. P., Ciccarelli, G., Xaplanteris, P., Milkas, A., Strisciuglio, T., Bartunek, J., Vanderheyden, M., Wyffels, E., Casselman, F., Van Praet, F., Stockman, B., Degrieck, I., Barbato, E. Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

LV-MEMS: A New Challenger Against the CHAMPION? [Editorials]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ishikawa, K. Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Remote Left Ventricular Hemodynamic Monitoring Using a Novel Intracardiac Sensor [New Techniques]
Conclusions— Our miniaturized wireless pressure sensor placed in the LV (LV-microelectromechanical system) has the potential to become a new telemetric tool to earlier identify patients at risk for HF decompensation and to guide the treatment of patients with HF. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mondritzki, T., Boehme, P., White, J., Park, J. W., Hoffmann, J., Vogel, J., Kolkhof, P., Walsh, S., Sandner, P., Bischoff, E., Dinh, W., Huser, J., Truebel, H. Tags: Animal Models of Human Disease, Biomarkers, Translational Studies, Heart Failure, Diagnostic Testing New Techniques Source Type: research

Frequency, Reasons, and Impact of Premature Ticagrelor Discontinuation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Revascularization in Routine Clinical Practice: Results From the Bern Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Registry [Coronary Artery Disease]
Conclusions— Premature ticagrelor cessation in routine clinical practice occurred in 1 of 6 patients and was primarily related to adverse effects among which bleeding and dyspnea were the most frequent. Although premature ticagrelor cessation was not associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, this finding requires careful interpretation in view of the modest sample size. Clinical Trial Registration— URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT02241291. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zanchin, T., Temperli, F., Karagiannis, A., Zanchin, C., Rasanen, M., Koskinas, K. C., Stortecky, S., Hunziker, L., Praz, F., Blochlinger, S., Moro, C., Moschovitis, A., Seiler, C., Billinger, M., Heg, D., Pilgrim, T., Valgimigli, M., Windecker, S., Raber Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Secondary Prevention, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research

Optimizing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Calcified Lesions: Insights From Optical Coherence Tomography of Atherectomy [Expert Opinion]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mehanna, E., Abbott, J. D., Bezerra, H. G. Tags: Expert Opinion Source Type: research

Getting to the Right Place at the Right Time: Another Piece of the STEMI Puzzle [Editorials]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fiorilli, P. N., Kolansky, D. M. Tags: Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Revascularization, Stent, Health Services Editorials Source Type: research

Taking the Reins on Systems of Care for ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients: A Report From the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program [Myocardial Infarction]
Conclusions— Statewide adoption of STEMI hospital destination policies allowing emergency medical services to bypass non–percutaneous coronary intervention–capable facilities is associated with significantly faster treatment times for patients with STEMI. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - May 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Green, J. L., Jacobs, A. K., Holmes, D., Chiswell, K., Blanco, R., Bates, E. R., French, W., Kupas, D. F., Mears, G., Roe, M., Nallamothu, B. K. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Ethics and Policy, Health Services Myocardial Infarction Source Type: research

Interventional Cardiology: The In and the Out [Editor's Perspective]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Carreras, E. T., Williams, D. O. Tags: Treatment Editor ' s Perspective Source Type: research

The OCT-ORION Study: A Randomized Optical Coherence Tomography Study Comparing Resolute Integrity to Biomatrix Drug-Eluting Stent on the Degree of Early Stent Healing and Late Lumen Loss [Coronary Interventions]
Background— Durable polymers used in drug-eluting stents are considered a potential cause of hypersensitivity inflammatory response adversely affecting stent healing. Using a sequential follow-up with optical coherence tomography, we compared the differences in healing profiles of 2 drug-eluting stents with a biodegradable or durable polymer. Methods and Results— Sixty patients with multivessel disease were prospectively enrolled to receive both study stents, which were randomly assigned to 2 individual vessels, a Resolute Integrity zotarolimus-eluting stent with a durable BioLinx polymer and a BioMatrix NeoFl...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lee, S. W. L., Tam, F. C. C., Lam, S. C. C., Kong, S.-L., Shea, C. P., Chan, K. K. W., Wong, M. K. L., Chan, M. P. H., Wong, A. Y. T., Yung, A. S. Y., Lam, Y.-M., Zhang, L.-W., Wu, K. K. Y., Mintz, G. S., Maehara, A. Tags: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Coronary Interventions Source Type: research

Surgical Versus Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Prior Coronary Bypass Surgery: Tie Goes to the Runner [Editorials]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ibrahim, H., Welt, F. G. P. Tags: Aortic Valve Replacement/Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, Ischemic Stroke Editorials Source Type: research

Rumpel-Leede Phenomenon After Radial Artery Catheterization [Images in Interventional Cardiology]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Khoury Abdulla, R., Safian, R. D. Tags: Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions Images in Interventional Cardiology Source Type: research

Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Trends in Utilization and Propensity-Matched Analysis of In-Hospital Outcomes [Structural Heart Disease]
Background— A significant proportion of patients requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) have undergone prior coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Reoperative heart surgery is associated with increased risk. Data on relative utilization and comparative outcomes of transcatheter (TAVR) versus surgical AVR (SAVR) in patients with prior CABG are limited. Methods and Results— We queried the 2012 to 2014 National Inpatient Sample databases to identify isolated AVR hospitalizations in adults with prior CABG. In-hospital outcomes of TAVR versus SAVR were compared using propensity-matched analysis. Of 147 395 AVRs...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gupta, T., Khera, S., Kolte, D., Goel, K., Kalra, A., Villablanca, P. A., Aronow, H. D., Abbott, J. D., Fonarow, G. C., Taub, C. C., Kleiman, N. S., Weisz, G., Inglessis, I., Elmariah, S., Rihal, C. S., Garcia, M. J., Bhatt, D. L. Tags: Aortic Valve Replacement/Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Structural Heart Disease Source Type: research

Vessel Stretching Is a Cause of Lumen Enlargement Immediately After Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty: Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis in Patients With Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension [Pulmonary Vascular Disease]
Background— Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) has become an alternative therapy for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension who are ineligible for pulmonary endarterectomy. We retrospectively investigated intravascular ultrasound measurements to elucidate how the lumen enlarges immediately after BPA. Methods and Results— A total of 326 lesions in 71 patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension were analyzed. The cross-sectional areas (CSAs) of the external elastic membrane and lumen measured by intravascular ultrasound before and after BPA were assessed for each lesion type...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shimokawahara, H., Ogawa, A., Mizoguchi, H., Yagi, H., Ikemiyagi, H., Matsubara, H. Tags: Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Vascular Disease Source Type: research

Effects of Impella on Coronary Perfusion in Patients With Critical Coronary Artery Stenosis [Coronary Interventions]
We examined coronary perfusion pressures and coronary pressure distal to a critical stenosis using a coronary pressure wire in 11 patients (12 coronary lesions) undergoing high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions with the use of mechanical circulatory support. Systemic, ventricular, and coronary hemodynamics were obtained at both minimum and maximum support levels before high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions. All patients had obstructive lesions with angiographically estimated diameter stenosis between 70% and 99% and distal coronary artery pressure to aortic pressure ratios between 0.44 and 0.88. When compare...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alqarqaz, M., Basir, M., Alaswad, K., ONeill, W. Tags: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Coronary Interventions Source Type: research

Hobsons Choice: Platelet Inhibition and Thrombocytopenia [Editorials]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mamas, M. A., Curzen, N. Tags: Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pharmacology, Revascularization, Treatment Editorials Source Type: research

Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes of Acquired Thrombocytopenia After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Pooled, Patient-Level Analysis of the CHAMPION Trials (Cangrelor Versus Standard Therapy to Achieve Optimal Management of Platelet Inhibition) [Coronary Interventions]
Background— The influence of cangrelor on the incidence and outcomes of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) thrombocytopenia is not defined. We aimed to explore the incidence, predictors, and clinical impact of thrombocytopenia after PCI in cangrelor-treated patients. Methods and Results— This was a pooled, patient-level analysis of the CHAMPION trials (Cangrelor Versus Standard Therapy to Achieve Optimal Management of Platelet Inhibition), which compared cangrelor with clopidogrel for prevention of thrombotic complications during and after PCI. Acquired thrombocytopenia was defined as either a drop ...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Groves, E. M., Bhatt, D. L., Steg, P. G., Deliargyris, E. N., Stone, G. W., Gibson, C. M., Hamm, C. W., Mahaffey, K. W., White, H. D., Angiolillo, D., Prats, J., Harrington, R. A., Price, M. J., on behalf of the CHAMPION Investigators Tags: Platelets, Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Stent Coronary Interventions Source Type: research

Infolding of the Venus P-Valve After Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Implantation [Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Riahi, M., Ang, H. L., Jones, M., Prachasilchai, P., Baruteau, A.-E., Promphan, W., Rosenthal, E., Qureshi, S. A. Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology Source Type: research

Complete Revascularization in Patients Before Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Desirable or Superfluous? [Editorials]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - March 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shamekhi, J., Sinning, J.-M. Tags: Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions Editorials Source Type: research

Is Treatment of ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients With Ticagrelor or Other P2Y12 Inhibitors Before Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention a Strategy Without Benefit? [Editorials]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - March 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Huber, K. Tags: Catheter-Based Coronary and Valvular Interventions, Treatment Editorials Source Type: research

Nitric Oxide Attenuates Arterial Pulse Wave Reflection in a Vasodilator Responding Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Patient [Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology]
(Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - March 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Su, J., Hughes, A. D., Simonsen, U., Howard, L. S. Tags: Hemodynamics, Pathophysiology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pharmacology Case Reports in Interventional Cardiology Source Type: research

Catheter-Based Measurements of Absolute Coronary Blood Flow and Microvascular Resistance: Feasibility, Safety, and Reproducibility in Humans [Cardiac Catheterization]
Background— The principle of continuous thermodilution can be used to calculate absolute coronary blood flow and microvascular resistance (R). The aim of the study is to explore the safety, feasibility, and reproducibility of coronary blood flow and R measurements as measured by continuous thermodilution in humans. Methods and Results— Absolute coronary flow and R can be calculated by thermodilution by infusing saline at room temperature through a dedicated monorail catheter. The temperature of saline as it enters the vessel, the temperature of blood and saline mixed in the distal part of the vessel, and the d...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - March 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xaplanteris, P., Fournier, S., Keulards, D. C. J., Adjedj, J., Ciccarelli, G., Milkas, A., Pellicano, M., vant Veer, M., Barbato, E., Pijls, N. H. J., De Bruyne, B. Tags: Coronary Circulation, Hemodynamics, Physiology Cardiac Catheterization Source Type: research

Incidence, Patterns, and Impact of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Cessation Among Patients With and Without Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Results From the PARIS Registry (Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients) [Coronary Interventions]
This study aims to determine the pattern and impact of various modes of DAPT cessation for patients with CKD undergoing PCI. Methods and Results— Patients from the PARIS registry (Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients) were grouped based on the presence of CKD defined as creatinine clearance
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - March 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Baber, U., Li, S. X., Pinnelas, R., Pocock, S. J., Krucoff, M. W., Ariti, C., Gibson, C. M., Steg, P. G., Weisz, G., Witzenbichler, B., Henry, T. D., Kini, A. S., Stuckey, T., Cohen, D. J., Iakovou, I., Dangas, G., Aquino, M. B., Sartori, S., Chieffo, A., Tags: Compliance/Adherence, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pharmacology Coronary Interventions Source Type: research