A case of isolated right coronary ostial atresia
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Exertional syncope caused by myocardial ischemia due to arterial steal syndrome in left internal mammary artery graft
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Primum non nocere’: aortic dissection involving ostium of right coronary artery diagnosed by optical coherence tomography
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Association between circulating big endothelin-1 and noncalcified or mixed coronary atherosclerotic plaques
Background Noncalcified plaques (NCPs) and mixed plaques (MPs) are considered as the high-risk coronary plaques. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a vasoactive peptide and shows a high expression in vulnerable plaque. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the bigET-1, the precursor of ET-1, and NCPs/MPs in a Chinese population. Methods and results A total of 513 patients with chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease were collected and divided into three groups with no plaques, calcified plaques, or NCPs/MPs according to the characteristics of all the plaques. It demonstrated that NCPs/MPs were ...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Atherosclerosis Source Type: research

Mean platelet volume and clinical outcomes of patients with chest pain discharged from internal medicine wards
Conclusion We found an independent association between high MPV and the risk of death and ACS among patients with chest pain who were discharged from internal medicine wards following an ACS-rule-out. MPV may be combined in the risk stratification of patients with chest pain. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Stratification Source Type: research

High high-sensitivity C-reactive protein/BMI ratio predicts future adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome
Objective The prognostic value of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and obesity in patients with coronary artery disease is controversial. In previous studies, hsCRP was significantly associated with BMI. Thus, we integrated hsCRP and BMI to assess the predictive value in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods and results In this observational cohort study, 478 patients with ACS were enrolled in Fuwai Hospital from 2010 to 2011,with a mean follow-up of 4.2 years. The endpoint of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) was the composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, revascul...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Stratification Source Type: research

Balloon-assisted tracking technique as ‘a way forward’ for transradial intervention
Conclusion BAT is a low-risk and easy-to-use technique that increases the success rate of radial artery access and may prevent vascular complications. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Techniques in PCI Source Type: research

Post-intervention minimal stent area as a predictor of target lesion revascularization after everolimus-eluting stent implantation for in-stent restenosis: a single-center observational study
Background Everolimus-eluting stent (EES) is effective for treating in-stent restenosis (ISR). However, the long-term incidence of target lesion revascularization (TLR) is unknown. Further, the role of post-intervention minimal stent area (MSA) measured by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in TLR is unknown in this setting. Patients and methods Overall, 223 ISR lesions (192 patients) that were treated with EES between 2010 and 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Lesions were divided into two groups according to the post-intervention MSA [ ≤ 5.3 mm2: 72 lesions (67 patients), and> 5.3 mm2: 151 lesions (138 patients...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Prospective randomized trial of paclitaxel-coated balloon versus bare-metal stent in high bleeding risk patients with de novo coronary artery lesions
This study compared 9-month angiographic and physiologic results in patients with high bleeding risk and de novo coronary lesions treated with either paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) or bare-metal stent (BMS). Patients and methods A total of 40 patients (40 lesions) with high bleeding risk who underwent successful balloon angioplasty with fractional flow reserve (FFR) after balloon angioplasty more than 0.80 were randomized 1: 1 to treatment with PCB versus BMS. Dual antiplatelet therapy was limited to 1 month after the procedure. Results Baseline clinical and lesional characteristics were well balanced between the tw...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Sympathectomy versus conventional treatment for refractory coronary artery spasm
Conclusion Compared with conventional treatment, sympathectomy significantly reduced the composite end point of MACE episodes and death from any cause in patients with refractory CAS by effectively preventing recurrence of vasospasm. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary Spasm Source Type: research

A cardiac computed tomography first strategy to evaluate chest pain in a rural setting: outcomes and cost implications
Conclusion The cost savings associated with a CCTA first strategy to evaluate chest pain were ~$1 200 244.10. For a self-insured health system such as the Chickasaw Nation, these are very important cost savings. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: CT Angiography for CAD Source Type: research

ECG clues for false ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction activations
Conclusion The incidence of false STEMI alerts was almost 23% at our center. This number might be reduced with additional training of emergency department physicians in ECG interpretation, and recognition of common causes of misdiagnosis such as LVH, early repolarization changes, RBBB, and Brugada pattern. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Age shock index and age-modified shock index are strong predictors of outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing emergency percutaneous coronary intervention
Background Early identification of high-risk patients provides clinicians with greater decision-making time and better informs strategies to cope with disease. The predictive values of age shock index (age SI) and age-modified shock index (age MSI) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have rarely been reported, especially compared with those for SI, MSI, and the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score. Patients and methods Nine hundred and eighty-three STEMI patients undergoing emergency PCI between January 2014...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of fractional flow reserve guided complete revascularization versus infarct related artery only revascularization in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel coronary artery disease
Background Multivessel coronary artery disease is found in 30–50% of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI) and is associated with adverse outcomes. It is not yet clear if outcomes are improved by utilizing fractional flow reserve (FFR) guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of noninfarct related artery (non-IRA) along with primary PCI. Methods and results To evaluate this, we performed a metanalysis of published randomized controlled trials by performing systematic search of PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar and Cochrane Central. Three studies met the inclusion criteria, with total of 1633...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Coronary angioplasty in an adult with dextrocardia and single coronary artery with the right coronary artery originating from the left anterior descending artery
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Coronary heart disease and intestinal microbiota
Changes in human body systems influence metabolism and may cause disease. The intestinal microbiota influence health and is itself influenced by factors including diet and drugs. Investigation of the relationship of the intestinal microbiota and chronic conditions like coronary heart disease (CHD) has been facilitated by advances in sequencing technology. Some studies have identified changes in the composition and the metabolism of intestinal microbiota in patients with CHD, including increases in phyla Bacteroidetes and Proteobacteria and decreases in phyla Firmicutes and Fusobacteria. The ratio of two metabolites of inte...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: State-of-the-Art Articles Source Type: research

The importance of physiologic ischemia training in preventing the development of atherosclerosis: the role of endothelial progenitor cells in atherosclerotic rabbits
Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of physiologic ischemia training (PIT) on the proliferation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and the corresponding changes in the influencing factors in atherosclerotic rabbits, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and nitric oxide (NO). Materials and methods Eighteen rabbits were assigned randomly to three groups: a high-fat diet (HD) group, an HD-with-training (HT) group, and a control group. Rabbits in the HD and HT groups were fed high-fat food and those in the HT group were administered PIT from the seventh week onward. Atheroscle...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Atherosclerosis Source Type: research

Impact of smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in patients after coronary revascularization with a percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Although cigarette smoking is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, inconsistent results have been published in the literature on its impacts on the cardiovascular health of patients after coronary revascularization with a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). We performed a comprehensive electronic database search through July 2018. Studies reporting the risk estimates of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular outcomes in patients after coronary revascularization with PCI or CABG on the basis of smoking status were selected. Multivariate-adjusted relative risks (...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Smoking and CAD Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese medicine training for cardiac rehabilitation: a randomized comparison with aerobic and resistance training
Conclusion Both ART and TCMT can improve the cardiopulmonary aerobic exercise capacity and physical fitness of patients with stable coronary heart disease. Although the degree of improvement is different, they all have certain effects on the rehabilitation of patients with stable coronary heart disease and the application is safe. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Off-pump onlay-patch grafting using the left internal mammary artery for a diffusely diseased left anterior descending artery: in-hospital and mid-term outcomes
Conclusion Revascularization of a diffusely diseased LAD using the off-pump LIMA onlay-patch technique results in encouraging clinical outcomes with favorable angiographic results. Concomitant LAD endarterectomy and intraoperative LIMA graft flow are associated with the risk of postoperative LIMA graft failure. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: CABG Source Type: research

A novel safe method for treatment of giant coronary artery aneurysm: Wire Looping Technique
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Ultra-low-contrast angiography in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and previous coronary artery bypass surgery
Conclusion In patients with advanced CKD and previous CABG, ULCA may be performed with high procedural success and without complications, minimizing the risk of CIN in these high-risk patients. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Path analysis for key factors influencing long-term quality of life of patients following a percutaneous coronary intervention
Conclusion Most PCI patients had an average medium-term or better long-term QOL. Social support, acceptance-resignation coping style, social function defects, number of adverse cardiac events, and sleep quality were key influencing factors. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with cancer presenting with acute myocardial infarction
Background Limited data are available regarding the optimal management of patients with cancer in the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) setting. Patients and methods We studied consecutive patients with AMI included in a national registry (years 2010, 2016) with the diagnosis of past or active malignancy and followed them for 1 year. Results Our cohort consisted of 2937 cancer-naive patients and 152 patients with cancer, of whom 35% presented with active malignancies. Compared with cancer-naive patients, patients with cancer were older, with female predominance, and presented more often with a history of hypertensi...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial for Myocardial Infarction: Wang et al. Source Type: research

Outcomes of a routine invasive strategy in elderly patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction from 2005 to 2014: results from the PL-ACS registry
Background Elderly patients (≥75 years old) with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) represent a large subgroup of all cases. They are rarely included in randomized trials because of comorbidities and concerns about complications. Furthermore, invasive treatments are used less frequently in this patient group. The aim of this study was to analyze trends in invasive procedures and outcomes in elderly patients with NSTEMI from 2005 to 2014. Patients and methods We analyzed 68 978 elderly patients with NSTEMI enrolled in the prospective, nationwide Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial for Myocardial Infarction: Wang et al. Source Type: research

Ticagrelor and microvascular perfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction: hype or hope?
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial for Myocardial Infarction: Wang et al. Source Type: research

Beneficial effect of ticagrelor on microvascular perfusion in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing a primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Conclusion Compared with clopidogrel, ticagrelor improves myocardial perfusion and left ventricular ejection fraction, and reduces the incidence of MACE for STEMI patients undergoing pPCI, with no significant increase in major bleeding. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - July 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Myocardial Infarction Source Type: research

Polygon-like luminal configuration captured by intracoronary optical frequency domain imaging of a spontaneous coronary spasm in an ST-elevation myocardial infarction patient
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Neointimal erosion resulting in very-late stent thrombosis
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Comparable survival in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy secondary to ventricular tachyarrhythmias and aborted cardiac arrest
Conclusion Both ICMP and NICMP reveal comparable secondary survival after episodes of ventricular tachyarrhythmias or SCA on admission. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Source Type: research

Pulse pressure correlates with coronary artery calcification and risk for coronary heart disease: a study of elderly individuals in the rural region of Southwest China
Conclusion In conclusion, among the rural people of southwest of China, PP correlates positively with the coronary calcium Agatston score, volume, mass, and density. PP predicted CAC as well as Framingham Risk Score. The measurement of PP widening may serve as an alternative and convenient method for assessing CAC risk in rural populations with poor accessibility and economic disadvantage over coronary computed tomography scanning. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Epidemiology/Risk Factors Source Type: research

Decreased resting coronary flow and impaired endothelial function in patients with vasospastic angina
Conclusion Patients with VSA had decreased resting coronary flow and impaired endothelial function. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Coronary Vasospasm Source Type: research

Comparative effects of high-dose atorvastatin versus rosuvastatin on lipid parameters, oxidized low-density lipoprotein, and proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 in acute coronary syndrome
Conclusion We showed that atorvastatin and rosuvastatin treatment regimens have comparable effects on lipid parameters and PCSK9 levels in ACS patients. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Lipids Source Type: research

Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in ST-elevation myocardial infarction with an ectatic infarct-related artery
Objective The aim of this study was to describe the procedural characteristics, myocardial perfusion, and long-term outcomes in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients with an ectatic infarct-related artery (IRA). Patients and methods The retrospective analysis included 1270 consecutive ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention who were categorized according to the coronary anatomy of the IRA as follows: ectatic group (n=91) and control group (n=1179). Results Compared with the control group, patients in the ectatic group experienced lower Thombolysis in m...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Predictors and outcomes of no-reflow phenomenon in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Aim The aim of this study is to identify the predictors of angiographic no-reflow development in patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention and to investigate the long-term (median follow-up time=59 months) clinical endpoints. Patients and methods We retrospectively evaluated 3205 patients (824 females, mean age: 58.6 years) with acute myocardial infarction (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) admitted within the first 12 h of chest pain and treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention between January 2006 and January 2010. The patients were divided into angiographic no...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: STEMI Source Type: research

Routine use of optical coherence tomography in bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: insights on technique optimization and long-term outcomes
Conclusion Operators may consider OCT use for optimization of BVS implantation particularly in patients with complex coronary lesions. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Bioresorbable Scaffolds Source Type: research

Comparative effectiveness of different contemporary drug-eluting stents in routine clinical practice: a multigroup propensity score analysis using data from the stent-specific, multicenter, prospective registries
Conclusion In this comparative effectiveness research using stent-specific, clinical practice registries involving unrestricted use of several contemporary DES, there were no significant between-group differences in the 3-year rates of target-vessel failure. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Impact of unprotected left main percutaneous coronary intervention on long-term clinical outcomes: a large single-center study
Background With the advancements of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), it is not clear whether unprotected left main (ULM) coronary artery disease (CAD) remains an independent predictor of adverse outcomes after PCI therapy. We have therefore carried out a large cohort study to investigate the impact of ULM disease on 2-year clinical outcomes in Chinese patients undergoing contemporary PCI treatment. Methods and results From January 2013 to December 2013, 10 724 consecutive patients undergoing PCI were prospectively collected. Two-year clinical outcomes were compared for patients undergoing ULM PCI and ...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Long-term clinical outcomes after a percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease excluded from clinical trials
Conclusion In our real-world registry, about a third of patients who underwent PCI for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis had one or more high-risk characteristics or comorbid conditions that represent exclusion criteria of previous randomized trials. PCI using DES is feasible in these patients. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - May 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Delayed onset of neointimal dissection within a drug-eluting stent deployed in the left main coronary artery
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Exaggerated coronary intimal thickening: an optical coherence tomography finding in myocardial bridge with concomitant spasm
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Very late Absorb scaffold thrombosis
No abstract available (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Images in CAD Source Type: research

Value of adenosine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the evaluation of vessels supplying previously infarcted territories
Conclusion A perfusion defect larger than scar is highly predictive for significant stenosis in infarct-related arteries. However, more than a third of the patients with perfusion defect of equal size as scar also showed significant coronary stenosis. As half of these patients showed still viable (subendocardial) scars, there is a high-risk of reinfarction. The addition of angina symptoms seems to increase diagnostic accuracy only in patients with perfusion defects larger than scar. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Imaging Source Type: research

Poor performance of historical prediction models in patients investigated for chest pain: a prospective single centre, head-to-head comparison in a large cohort of patients
Background An optimal investigation strategy for patients with suspected angina pectoris (AP) remains elusive. Present guidelines use the Duke Clinical Score (DCS) or the Diamond–Forrester (DF) model to compute the likelihood of coronary artery disease (CAD). This prospective study of patients referred to a chest pain clinic compares the relative values of these two historical models and of pain characteristics only to predict the presence of CAD. Patients and methods Overall, 1376 patients reviewed in a chest pain clinic were assigned to five CAD likelihood groups (90%) using DCS and to three CAD likelihood gro...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Chest Pain Evaluation Source Type: research

Risk factors for coronary artery ectasia and the relationship between hyperlipidemia and coronary artery ectasia
Background Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is the aneurysmal dilatation of the coronary artery, recognized as a special clinical form of coronary stenosis besides atherosclerosis. Its exact pathophysiological mechanism remains unknown. Moreover, few studies have focused on the relationship between triglyceride and CAE. We aimed to find the risk factors for CAE and analyze the relationship between serum lipid and CAE. Patients and methods We conducted a prospective cohort study on patients admitted because of typical or atypical chest discomfort suggestive of angina in Zhongda Hospital affiliated to Southeast University ...
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Factors/Atherosclerosis Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of coronary artery disease in patients undergoing carotid artery stenting
Conclusion We observed a very high prevalence of concomitant CAD in patients with severe carotid stenosis. The results of our study suggest that routine preprocedural screening for CAD in patients with carotid artery stenosis could identify a large proportion of patients with silent CAD; whether treatment for CAD before carotid revascularization can prevent periprocedural myocardial infarction should be addressed in a randomized-controlled trial. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Factors/Atherosclerosis Source Type: research

Evaluation of stent length on the outcome of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction receiving primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Background A longer stent length is known to be a predictor of adverse events after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the evaluation of the stent length on the outcome of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients is not enough. Patients and methods A total of 686 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI were divided into four groups according to the total stent length as follows: short ( (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of in-hospital staged revascularization versus culprit-only intervention for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel disease
Conclusion In patients with STEMI and multivessel disease undergoing primary PCI, an approach of in-hospital staged complete revascularization was associated with a better 3-year composite outcome compared with culprit-only PCI. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Association between inflammatory biomarkers and neointimal response following elective implantation of the ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold
Conclusion Elective percutaneous coronary intervention with the ABSORB BVS does not provoke a chronic inflammatory response. The degree of neointimal proliferation after elective implantation of the ABSORB BVS is independent of the pre-existing inflammatory environment. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness analysis of short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy with newer drug-eluting stent platforms versus longer-duration dual antiplatelet therapy with a second-generation drug-eluting stent in elective percutaneous coronary intervention
Conclusion A DES that allows 3 months of DAPT without increasing stent-related events is likely to be cost-effective among patients at elevated risk of bleeding, but not in patients with average bleeding risk. (Source: Coronary Artery Disease)
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: PCI Source Type: research