Holistic treatment of heavily calcified coronary lesions: Lithoplasty guidance by optical coherence tomography
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Diffuse saphenous vein graft thrombosis: resolution after one month of apixaban and dual antiplatelet therapy
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

A link between pericoronary inflammation and vulnerable plaque
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction caused by very late in-stent restenosis nine years after deployment
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Inflammatory rheumatic disorders and readmission following acute myocardial infarction: analysis from the Nationwide Readmissions Database
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Research Communication Source Type: research

Regional variations in cardiovascular risk factors and access to care among US veterans with cardiovascular disease
Conclusions In this observational study involving US veterans with CVD, cardiovascular risk factors and frequency of annual medical checkup differed amongst each US region. Further large-scale studies examining the prevalence of impaired access to care and quality of care in US veterans with CVD are warranted. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Factors in CAD Source Type: research

Association between mean platelet volume and major adverse cardiac events in percutaneous coronary interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis illustrating the association between MPV and long-term MACE in PCI. The Cochrane Library, Pubmed, EMBASE, Ovid MEDLINE, and BIOSIS databases were used to search for relevant studies from their inception to 30 June 2019. All studies reporting incidences of MACE and MPV in PCI patients were retained. Data extraction was performed by three independent reviewers. A total of 33 studies were included in this meta-analysis. The results indicated that patients with MACE had a significantly larger MPV than those without, with an unstandardized mean difference (USMD) of 0.29 fL (95% CI, 0....
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Review in Depth Source Type: research

Improvement of the frontal QRS-T angle after successful percutaneous coronary revascularization in patients with chronic total occlusion
Background The QRS-T angle (QRS-Ta) is a novel marker of myocardial repolarization heterogeneity which is related to adverse cardiovascular events. Our aim in this study was to investigate the effect of successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on frontal QRS-Ta in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO). Materials and methods A total of 132 patients undergoing PCI for CTO were included in this study. Successful PCI of CTO segment was performed in 84 patients (group 2) while 48 who failed CTO were observed (group 1). Baseline demographic and clinical variables were evaluated and, 12-lead surface ECGs of ...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Procedural outcomes of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with dissection and reentry versus wire escalation techniques: a meta-analysis
Conclusion The present meta-analysis suggests that the DR technique is relatively frequently used during contemporary CTO PCI, especially for challenging more complex CTO lesions. However, it is associated with higher, yet acceptable, rates of periprocedural adverse events as compared with a conventional WE strategy. Further refinement of DR techniques and evidence from large RCTs is needed to define the optimal role of DR in hybrid CTO PCI. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Neointima characteristics as a prognostic marker for drug-coated balloon angioplasty in patients with in-stent restenosis: an optical coherence tomography study
Conclusions The follow-up OCT neointimal characteristics after DCB for ISR was associated with initial OCT characteristics. Sustained unfavorable neointima in serial OCT imaging may reflect poor prognosis in patients with ISR treated with DCB. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Short-term prognosis of unstable angina in the era of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin: insights for early rule-out strategies
Conclusion Single measurement hsTnT strategies, successfully tested to rule-out MI, may allow safe ED discharge of patients with a suspected acute coronary syndrome: even if UA may not be excluded, its short-term prognosis is favorable. UA patients with a C-reactive protein>4.5 mg/L and older than 60 years have a substantial medium-term cardiovascular risk and may benefit from a timely outpatient diagnostic assessment. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Unstable Angina Source Type: research

The impact of lesion complexity on no-reflow phenomenon and predictors of reversibility in patients treated with primary percutaneous intervention
In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of culprit lesion complexity on no-reflow phenomenon. Furthermore, we aimed to investigate the factors that are related to reversibility of no-reflow. Methods We prospectively included 424 patients treated with pPCI. Patients’ baseline characteristics and clinical variables were recorded. Reversibility of no-reflow was decided according to final angiography or ST resolution during the first hour following pPCI. There were 90 patients with a diagnosis of no-reflow constituted group 1 and patients without no-reflow constituted group 2. Complexity of coronary artery d...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Culprit lesion morphology in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction assessed by optical coherence tomography
This study sought to evaluate the incidence of ruptured plaques and nonruptured plaques (NRP) and to compare patient characteristics and detailed plaque morphology features between the two culprit types in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and results Using OCT, the culprit lesions in patients with STEMI were assessed prior to stent implantation. The culprit lesion was categorized as ruptured plaques or NRP, and the plaque components were evaluated. Fifty-two patients (69.3%) presented with ruptured plaques and 23 (30.7%) with NRP. Patients wit...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Delirium is an important predictor of mortality in elderly patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: insight from National Inpatient Sample database
This study aims to assess the impacts of delirium in elderly patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods We queried the National Inpatient Samples from 2010 to 2014 to identify all patients aged 65 and older, and admitted with a primary diagnosis of STEMI undergoing PCI by using the International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Edition-Clinical Modification diagnosis codes. The patients with delirium from this cohort were further evaluated. Multivariate regression model with SPSS Statistics 25.0 (IBM Corp., Armonk, New York, USA) was used to...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Stent-less percutaneous coronary intervention using rotational atherectomy to the noncalcified occlusive lesion with recanalized thrombus
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Stent fracture and thrombosis visualized by a combination of enhanced stent visualization and optical coherence tomography
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Symptomatic giant coronary artery aneurysm treated with covered stents
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

A case of extensive coronary spasm
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Association of lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio with total coronary plaque burden in patients with coronary artery disease
Background: Lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) is involved in all stages of coronary atherosclerosis and related to coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the correlation between LMR and the coronary plaque burden of CAD is not clearly elucidated. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate their correlation in patients with CAD. Methods: A total of 1953 consecutive eligible inpatients with suspected CAD were retrospectively included in this study. They were assigned into CAD (n = 564) and non-CAD groups (n = 1389). All patients underwent coronary computed tomographic angiography to evaluate coronary stenosis and coro...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Lipids and Inflammation Source Type: research

Cholesterol efflux capacity in coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis
Objective To quantitatively analyze the association between cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) and the risk and prognosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods A systematic search of electronic databases for studies published until September 2019 was performed. Cohorts, case-control studies, and randomized controlled trials that examined the effect of CEC on the risk and prognosis of CAD were included. Results Eighteen studies with 12 685 subjects met our inclusion criteria. Among them, 14 studies reported the CEC in non-CAD and CAD groups, and eight studies reported the association between CEC and risk o...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Lipids and Inflammation Source Type: research

Temporal trends in management and outcome of patients with acute coronary syndrome according to admission low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels
Background The importance of differences in baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and pretreatment with statins on the temporal improvement in outcome of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients has not been studied yet. Methods Patients were divided into two groups according to baseline LDL-C levels: LDL-C (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Lipids and Inflammation Source Type: research

Correlation of plasma soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 level with the severity and stability of coronary atherosclerosis
Conclusions The plasma sST2 level was not correlated with the stenosis severity of coronary atherosclerosis. A relationship between the plasma sST2 level and the morphology of complex lesions was found for the first time, especially in ACS patients. It may be a new marker for assessing the stability and complexity of atherosclerotic plaques. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Lipids and Inflammation Source Type: research

Relationship between non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol/apolipoprotein A-I and monocyte/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio and coronary heart disease
Objective To investigate the association between non–high-density lipoprotein cholesterol/apolipoprotein A-I and monocyte/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio and degree of coronary artery stenosis proven by coronary angiography. Methods A total of 1867 patients were enrolled into this study and analyzed retrospectively. Three hundred eighty-five non-coronary artery disease hospitalized patients were selected as control group, 1482 patients diagnosed as coronary artery disease were classified into three subgroups according to the tertiles of their SYNTAX score. We compared the level of non–high-densi...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Lipids and Inflammation Source Type: research

Mediation analysis – an underused approach to cardiovascular research
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial for Lipids and Inflammation: He et al. Source Type: research

Mediation analysis for the relationship between dyslipidemia and coronary artery disease via hypersensitive C-reactive protein in a case-control study
Conclusion Hs-CRP levels played a partial mediation role in the association between dyslipidemia and CAD. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Lipids and Inflammation Source Type: research

Predictors, incidence, and prognostic significance of PR interval prolongation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Conclusion Prolongation of the PR interval is an independent predictor of long-term mortality in patients with STEMI during hospitalization. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acute Myocardial Infarction Source Type: research

A risk score based on simple angiographic characteristics to aid in choosing the optimal revascularization strategy for patients with multivessel disease presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Background: The optimal revascularization strategy is not clearly defined for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction with multivessel disease (MV-STEMI). We aimed to develop a simple angiographic risk score for identifying patients with MV-STEMI that might benefit from a multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (MV-PCI), compared to a PCI for only the infarct-related artery (IRA-PCI). Methods and results: This retrospective study acquired data from a single-center STEMI registry on 841 consecutive patients with MV-STEMI (645 IRA-PCI and 196 MV-PCI). Patients were stratified according to high- and low-r...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acute Myocardial Infarction Source Type: research

Electrocardiographic identification of the culprit coronary artery in acute non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction: predictive value of N-wave and T-wave precordial instability
Background Recently, novel ischemic electrocardiographic changes have been described, which may be clinically significant in the identification of the culprit coronary vessel in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). We sought to determine the predictive value of N-wave, T-wave precordial instability, de-Winter ST/T-wave complex, and inferolateral myocardial infarction in the identification of the culprit artery in patients with NSTEMI referred for early invasive ( (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acute Myocardial Infarction Source Type: research

The relationship between fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio and in-stent restenosis in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing drug-eluting stenting
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between FAR and ISR in patients with DES implantation. Methods A total of 506 consecutive CAD patients were enrolled. Subjects history of successful native vessel PCI with DES at least 12 months prior to undergoing repeat angiography for chest pain. Patients were divided between ISR group (n = 125) and no-ISR group (n = 381). ISR was defined as luminal stenosis ≥50% located within the stent or up to 5 mm beyond the stent edges by the quantitative coronary analysis. Laboratory parameters were measured before angiography. Significant factors associated with ISR were eval...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Impact of coronary calcification on outcomes after ABSORB scaffold implantation: insights from the GABI-R registry
Objective To investigate the outcomes after bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) implantation in calcified coronary lesions. In calcified coronary lesions, durable metallic drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is associated with worse clinical outcomes compared to noncalcified lesions. Although not recommended, BRSs were frequently implanted in calcified lesions in clinical practice. Their outcome is not well investigated. Methods Between November 2013 and January 2016, 3326 patients were enrolled in the German-Austrian ABSORB ReglstRy (GABI-R). Lesion calcification severity was classified into no (n = 1144), m...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of the NovaCross microcatheter in facilitating crossing of chronic total occlusion coronary lesions: a multicenter, single-arm clinical trial
Conclusions The NovaCross met both the primary safety endpoint and the primary efficacy endpoint. We, therefore, conclude that the device is well tolerated, effective, and could be easily adopted by interventional cardiologists. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - October 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Acute lateral myocardial infarction due to thromboembolism originating from nonocclusive ruptured plaque of the left main trunk: a case report
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Natural history of spontaneous coronary dissections
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Nightmare in interventional cardiology: type-V coronary perforation during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Systemic endothelial dysfunction in patients with vasospastic and microvascular angina: serum uric acid as a marker of reactive hyperemia index
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Research Communications Source Type: research

Analgesia in acute ischemic chest pain
Analgesics, particularly opioids, have been routinely used in the emergency treatment of ischemic chest pain for a long time. In the past two decades; however, several studies have raised the possibility of the harmful effects of opioid administration. In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) changed the guidelines regarding the use of opioids from class IC to class IIb for non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. And in 2015, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines incidentally noted the side effects of opioids. In ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctio...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Reviews in CAD Source Type: research

Relationship between cardio-ankle vascular index and obstructive coronary artery disease
Background Cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is an inexpensive, noninvasive, office-based method to evaluate arterial stiffness in the aorta and legs, which reflects the degree of coronary atherosclerosis. It has been applied clinically to assess arterial stiffness in patients who were diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke and those at risk. We intend to evaluate relationship between the CAVI and obstructive CAD. Methods We enrolled 285 individuals with mean age of 55.8 ± 13.5 years, clinically referred for Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) scoring and coronary computed tomograp...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Factors for CAD Source Type: research

Frequency of daily tooth brushing and subsequent cardiovascular events
Conclusions Frequent tooth brushing was inversely associated with subsequent cardiovascular events in a dose-dependent manner. Even brushing one’s teeth once a day may be related to an increased likelihood of stroke than brushing one’s teeth after every meal. Less frequent tooth brushing may be considered to be a marker for subsequent cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, rather than a risk factor. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Factors for CAD Source Type: research

Interarterial course of anomalous right coronary artery: role of symptoms and surgical outcomes
We describe clinical characteristics, workup, surgical techniques and outcomes of ARCA-IA at our center. A retrospective analysis of cardiovascular database was performed. From March 2005 through January 2011, 11 patients with mean age of 53 ± 18 years were diagnosed with ARCA-IA. Reported symptoms included chest pain (64%), arrhythmia [27%; i.e. atrial flutter (9%), recurrent supraventricular tachycardia (9%), ventricular tachycardia (9%)], syncope (18%), dyspnea (9%) and aborted sudden cardiac death (9%). Chest pain (n = 7) was episodic and lasted longer than 6 months befo...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Congenital Coronary Anomalies Source Type: research

Prognostic implications of coronary artery stenosis and coronary spasm in patients with stable angina: 5-year follow-up of the Abnormal COronary VAsomotion in patients with stable angina and unobstructed coronary arteries (ACOVA) study
Conclusion Patients with stable angina and unobstructed coronary arteries have a favorable prognosis regarding mortality and non-fatal myocardial infarction after 5 years compared to patients with obstructive CAD irrespective of the presence of coronary artery spasm. However, persistent angina remains a common issue in patients with unobstructed coronary arteries leading to a similar frequency of repeated invasive procedures as in patients with obstructive CAD. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary Spasm Source Type: research

Randomized trial of intracoronary adenosine as adjunctive therapy for prevention of the no-reflow phenomenon
No-reflow phenomenon as a serious complication following percutaneous coronary intervention, deteriorates clinical outcomes. Intracoronary (IC) Adenosine, seems to be a way to deal with it. One hundred four consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction were randomized into two groups. Each group consisted of 52 patients who managed with two bolus doses of IC Adenosine (Adenosine group) or two bolus doses of IC normal saline (placebo group) administered before and after stenting. Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) grade flow, ST-segment resolution (STR) and post-procedural clinical outcomes ...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary No-Reflow Source Type: research

Predictive accuracy of lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio and monocyte-to-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol ratio in determining the slow flow/no-reflow phenomenon in patients with non–ST-elevated myocardial infarction
Objective To investigate whether inflammation based scores including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) and monocyte to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio (MHR) predict the slow flow (SF)/no-reflow (NR) phenomenon comparatively in patients with non–ST-elevated Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods Current study is retrospective designed and includes 426 NSTEMI patients (mean age of 56.8 ± 11.4 years). The patients were grouped into non slow flow/no-...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary No-Reflow Source Type: research

The association between the fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio and coronary artery disease severity in patients with stable coronary artery disease
In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between the FAR and coronary artery disease (CAD) severity in patients with stable CAD. Methods In total, 356 consecutive patients with CAD were classified into three groups, those with a low Synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention and the Taxus and Cardiac Surgery Study (SYNTAX) score (≤22), those with an intermediate SYNTAX score (23≥ SYNTAX score ≤32) and those with a high SYNTAX score (>32). Results We determined that there were significant differences in the mean age (P  (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Biomarkers and Risk Factors Source Type: research

A new noninvasive method for assessing mild coronary atherosclerosis: transthoracic convergent color Doppler after heart rate reduction. Validation vs. intracoronary ultrasound
Background A more sensitive transthoracic color Doppler technology (convergent color Doppler), along with a heart rate (HR) reduction and new tomographic planes, can greatly improve coronary blood flow velocity (BFV) recordings in the left main (LMCA) and left anterior descending (LAD) coronary arteries, allowing the detection of even a slight acceleration of BFV due to mild coronary stenosis. Methods A group of 26 patients underwent convergent color Doppler transthoracic echocardiography (CC-Doppler TTE) in the LMCA and in the LAD coronary arteries before and after HR lowering. A second group of 71 patients scheduled...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Advances in Diagnostics Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of intracoronary prourokinase administration in patients with high thrombus burden
Conclusions In STEMI patients with high thrombus burden, low-dose prourokinase intracoronary administered immediately after thrombus aspiration improves myocardial perfusion, cardiac function, and MACEs-free survival with no significant increase in major bleeding. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes three-year after revascularization with biodegradable polymer stents: ultrathin-strut sirolimus-eluting stent versus biolimus-eluting stent: from the Scandinavian organization for randomized trials with clinical outcome VII trial
Conclusion At 3-year follow-up, target lesion failure did not differ among ultrathin-strut sirolimus-eluting Orsiro stent and biolimus-eluting Nobori stent with biodegradable polymers. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Full scaffold jacket for spontaneous coronary artery dissection of left anterior descending artery with magnesium reabsorbable scaffolds: 1 year follow-up
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Histological findings of rapid progression of neoatherosclerosis including calcification in hemodialysis patients
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Aortitis-related isolated coronary artery ostial stenosis treated by retrograde-wire technique and intravascular ultrasound for primary percutaneous coronary intervention
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Ischemia in patients with no obstructive coronary artery disease: classification, diagnosis and treatment of coronary microvascular dysfunction
Patients with coronary microvascular dysfunction represent a widespread population, and despite the good prognosis, many of them, because of the angina symptoms, have a poor quality of life with strong limitations in their daily activities. In 2017, a new classification of microvascular dysfunction as well as a new definition of ischemia in patients with no obstructive coronary artery disease became available. This new definition improves Kemp’s initial work, where cardiac X syndrome was initially described. This work summarizes the last updates on the subject with particular attention to the new classification of mi...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Review in Depth Source Type: research