Preclinical evaluation of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement system for patients with rheumatic heart disease.
CONCLUSIONS: A single-stage, balloon-expandable, easy-to-place TAVI system with antigen-depleted and antigen-masked bioprosthetic leaflets promises to address the distinct needs of low and middle-income countries in regard to TAVI better than conventional systems. PMID: 31403458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Association of Coronary Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction with Vulnerable Plaque Characteristics in Early Coronary Atherosclerosis.
Conclusions: Independently of conventional coronary risk factors, CMED was associated with vulnerable plaque characteristics in patients with nonobstructive CAD. PMID: 31403459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

The Changing Landscape of Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States.
Authors: Gupta T, Kolte D, Khera S, Goel K, Villablanca PA, Kalra A, Abbott JD, Elmariah S, Fonarow GC, Rihal CS, Garcia MJ, Weisz G, Bhatt DL Abstract With the growing utilization of TAVR over the last decade, it is important to examine the impact of adoption of TAVR on the number of SAVRs and total number of AVRs. We observed a linear increase in the total number of AVRs performed in the United States that was mainly driven by a marked diffusion of TAVR, whereas the number of SAVRs remained relatively stable. The number of TAVRs increased in all age categories. In contrast, the number of SAVRs increased modestly ...
Source: EuroIntervention - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

In-Stent Restenosis Lesion Morphology Related to Repeat Stenting Underexpansion as Evaluated by Optical Coherence Tomography.
CONCLUSIONS: When re-stenting an ISR lesion, old stent underexpansion, the amount of neointimal or peri-stent calcium, and multiple old stent strut layers are important determinants of new stent underexpansion that is then associated with adverse long-term outcomes. PMID: 31403461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Intracoronary polarimetry of a honeycomb-like structure.
Authors: Van Zandvoort LJC, Otsuka K, Bouma BE, Daemen J PMID: 31403462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention: entering the final chapter?
Authors: Capodanno D PMID: 31395572 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

The long arm of interventional cardiology: the promise and perils of coronary stenting over the internet using a robotic interface.
Authors: Ragosta M PMID: 31395573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Patching residual leaks following a MitraClip procedure.
Authors: Kar S, Sharma R PMID: 31395574 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Prosthetic valve endocarditis after surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: infrequent, but poor outcome.
Authors: Bax JJ, Delgado V PMID: 31395575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

De-escalation of oral P2Y < sub > 12 < /sub > inhibitors guided by platelet function testing in ACS patients undergoing PCI: impact of diabetes mellitus.
De-escalation of oral P2Y12 inhibitors guided by platelet function testing in ACS patients undergoing PCI: impact of diabetes mellitus. EuroIntervention. 2019 Aug 09;15(6):e486-e489 Authors: Capranzano P, Angiolillo DJ PMID: 31395576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention vs. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Disease :Insights From a Large-Sized All-Comers Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: The degree of renal insufficiency was proportionately associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients with LMCAD. In group 3, PCI was associated with a higher risk of MACCE compared with CABG. Also, the effect of PCI vs. CABG on MACCE was consistent, with PCI being associated less bleeding and CABG being associated with less repeat revascularization. PMID: 31380780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided access of the distal radial artery at the anatomical snuffbox for catheter-based vascular interventions: A technical guide.
Authors: Hadjivassiliou A, Kiemeneij F, Nathan S, Klass D Abstract Conventional radial access has been shown to have many advantages over transfemoral approach. The risk of potential radial artery occlusion and subsequent hand ischaemia can be reduced further by accessing the vessel distally at the anatomical snuffbox, allowing for maintenance of antegrade flow to the hand by the superficial palmar arch branch. Additional potential advantages of distal radial access in comparison to the conventional radial approach at the wrist include fewer puncture site complications and faster post-procedural haemostasis as the ...
Source: EuroIntervention - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Thirty-day outcomes of a novel transcatheter heart valve to treat degenerated surgical valves - The "VIVALL" multi-center, single-arm, pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Transfemoral implantation of the ALLEGRA THV is feasible and safe in patients with failing SAV. Haemodynamic outcomes and a 100% survival rate after 30 days suggest that the ALLEGRA THV might be a valid option for valve-in-valve treatment. PMID: 31355750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 31, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Coronary stent implantation in acute basilar artery occlusion with underlying stenosis: potential for increased effectiveness in endovascular stroke therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: The immediate treatment of the occlusion-underlying stenosis with coronary stents and dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in BAO was associated with improved overall survival and better functional outcomes. PMID: 31355751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 31, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

BuMA Supreme biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent versus a durable polymer zotarolimus-eluting coronary stent: three-year clinical outcomes of the PIONEER trial.
Authors: Chang CC, Kogame N, Asano T, von Birgelen C, Sabaté M, Onuma Y, Serruys PW PMID: 31355752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 31, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Incidence and Predictors of Stent Thrombosis after Endovascular Revascularisation of the Superficial Femoral Artery.
CONCLUSIONS: ST after SFA stenting was a common adverse event in our cohort and peaked during the first year after stent implantation. Independent predictors of ST included lesion- and stent-length, female gender, presence of CTO, number of implanted stents and lesion complexity. PMID: 31355753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 31, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Functional assessment of in-stent restenosis with quantitative flow ratio.
Authors: Liontou C, Mejía-Rentería H, Lauri F, Goto S, Lee HJ, Nakayama M, Quirós A, Macaya F, Gonzalo N, Núñez-Gil I, Salinas P, Del Trigo M, Escaned J PMID: 31355754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 31, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Impact of horizontal aorta on procedural and clinical outcomes in second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of HA has no impact on device success and short-term clinical outcomes of TAVI with either second-generation NBE or BE devices. PMID: 31334701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Recurrent restenosis caused by severe calcific neoatherosclerosis treated with intravascular lithotripsy.
Authors: Salazar C, Escaned J, Tirado G, Gonzalo N PMID: 31334702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Effect of Rosuvastatin and Eicosapentaenoic Acid on Neoatherosclerosis: The LINK-IT Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with rosuvastatin 2.5 mg/day, rosuvastatin 10 mg/day and EPA 1800 mg/day significantly stabilized non-obstructive neoatherosclerotic plaques. PMID: 31334703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Dual antiplatelet therapy strategies and clinical outcomes for a polymer-free biolimus A9-coated stent.
CONCLUSIONS: In a large all-comers registry, PF-BES was mostly used in HBR patients, frequently followed by very-short DAPT regimen. The reported outcomes suggest a favorable safety and efficacy profile for the PF-BES in a real-world clinical setting. (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03622203). PMID: 31334704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Modern death: blurred lines.
Authors: Byrne RA PMID: 31322117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Drug-free stents with Polyzene-F nanocoating: a promising compromise for those at high bleeding risk?
Authors: Koppara T, Joner M PMID: 31322118 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Atrial septal defect and ASO device: an unusual story.
Authors: Aubry P, Juliard JM, Brochet E PMID: 31322119 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

The retrograde approach for recanalisation of chronic total occlusions - the impact on interventional success.
Authors: Werner GS PMID: 31322120 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

MITRA-HR: the French correction vs the MitraClip. The race has started.
Authors: D'Ancona G, Ince H PMID: 31322121 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents for the treatment of peripheral artery disease: proceedings from the Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2019 Town Hall.
Authors: Dan K, Garcia-Garcia HM, Hideo-Kajita A, Zhang C, Wermers JP, Kolm P, Torguson R, Waksman R PMID: 31322122 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

First-in-man randomized comparison of the Angiolite ® durable fluoro-acrylate polymer-based sirolimus-eluting stent versus durable fluoropolymer-based everolimus eluting stent in patients with coronary artery disease: The ANGIOLITE trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This trial demonstrates similar anti-restenotic efficacy at mid-term follow-up of the Angiolite®SES vs. EES. Clinical endpoints were comparable between groups at 2-year follow-up. PMID: 31310239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Preclinical evaluation of a thin-strut bioresorbable scaffold (ArterioSorb): acute-phase invasive imaging assessment and hemodynamic implication.
CONCLUSIONS: Acute recoil, luminal dimensions and ESS in ArterioSorb oriented-PLLA scaffold with thin struts of 95 µm were comparable to Xience metallic DES. PMID: 31289016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

A Continuous Intracoronary Versus A Standard Intravenous Infusion of Adenosine for Fractional Flow Reserve Assessment - the HYPEREMIC Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Continuous IC adenosine was a reliable, faster and better-tolerated method of achieving maximal hyperaemia compared to IV adenosine. PMID: 31289017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

On-line three-dimensional OFDI guided PCI vs. angiography guided in bifurcation lesions: design and rationale of the randomized OPTIMUM trial.
Authors: Miyazaki Y, Muramatsu T, Asano T, Katagiri Y, Sotomi Y, Nakatani S, Takahashi K, Kogame N, Higuchi Y, Ishikawa M, Kyono H, Yano M, Ozaki Y, Serruys PW, Okamura T, Onuma Y Abstract The aim of this trial is to determine the superiority of on-line three-dimensional optical frequency domain imaging (3D-OFDI) guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to angiography-guided PCI in bifurcation lesions. The OPTIMUM trial is a randomized, active control, superiority, and multi-center clinical trial. The primary endpoint is the post-procedural percentage of malapposed struts assessed by OFDI in the main branch ...
Source: EuroIntervention - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Major Infections after Bypass Surgery and Stenting for Multivessel Coronary Disease: An analysis of the randomized SYNTAX trial.
CONCLUSIONS: CABG is associated with a higher incidence of post-procedure major infections compared to PCI. Major infections are independently associated with all-cause mortality. PMID: 31289019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Chronic total coronary occlusion revascularisation positively modifies infarct-related myocardial scar responsible for recurrent ventricular tachycardia.
CONCLUSIONS: IRA-CTO PCI may positively modify the size and composition of myocardial scar associated with rVT in the context of ischaemic cardiomyopathy. PMID: 31270033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Multi-center propensity-matched comparison of transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the ACURATE TA/neo self-expanding versus the SAPIEN 3 balloon-expanding prosthesis.
CONCLUSIONS: In this propensity score analysis, patients treated with the transapical ACURATE or transfemoral ACURATE neo prostheses had less pacemakers at 30 days, but more aortic regurgitation and lower 1 year survival. PMID: 31270034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Coronary Sinus to Mitral Valve Annulus Topography and Response to the Percutaneous Coronary Sinus-Based Mitral Valve Contour System.
Authors: Rottländer D, Schneider T, Degen H, Laufenberg M, Chatrou M, Haude M PMID: 31270035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Comparison of the novel EuroCTO (CASTLE) score with the J-CTO score for predicting technical success of chronic total occlusions percutaneous revascularization.
Conclusions: In this study, the novel EuroCTO (CASTLE) score was comparable to the J-CTO score in predicting CTO PCI outcome with a superior discriminatory capacity for the more complex cases. PMID: 31270036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Graft patency after FFR-guided versus angiography-guided coronary artery bypass grafting. The GRAFFITI trial.
CONCLUSIONS: FFR-guidance of CABG has no impact on 1-year graft patency, but it is associated with a simplified surgical procedure. PMID: 31270037 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 5, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Clinical use of intracoronary imaging. Part 2: acute coronary syndromes, ambiguous coronary angiography findings, and guiding interventional decision-making: an expert consensus document of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions.
Authors: Johnson TW, Räber L, Di Mario C, Bourantas CV, Jia H, Mattesini A, Gonzalo N, de la Torre Hernandez JM, Prati F, Koskinas KC, Joner M, Radu MD, Erlinge D, Regar E, Kunadian V, Maehara A, Byrne RA, Capodanno D, Akasaka T, Wijns W, Mintz GS, Guagliumi G Abstract This consensus document is the second of two reports summarizing the views of an expert panel organized by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) on the clinical use of intracoronary imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-...
Source: EuroIntervention - July 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Long term follow-up of patients with aortic arch atresia post recanalization.
CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous treatment of 'AAA' is feasible with good long-term survival. This study reports the largest case series as per available literature, so far. PMID: 31235456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

An Observational Study assessing the value of Computed Tomography Cardiac Angiography (CTCA) in planning invasive angiographic procedures in patients with previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
CONCLUSIONS: Prior CTCA improves graft detection at the time in coronary angiography and reduces the time necessary to localize graft ostium, the total procedure time duration, and volume of contrast media used. PMID: 31235457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

A Randomized, Intercontinental, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety and Effectiveness of the Orsiro Sirolimus Eluting Stent in the Treatment of Subjects with de novo Coronary Artery Lesions BIOFLOW IV - Primary Outcome Target Vessel Failure at 12 Months.
CONCLUSION: The randomized BIOFLOW-IV trial provides further evidence on the safety and efficacy of the Orsiro BP-SES and its non-inferiority to the current benchmark, an everolimus-eluting permanent polymer stent. PMID: 31235458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Characterization of a novel percutaneous closed chest swine model of ischemic mitral regurgitation guided by contrast echocardiography.
Authors: Hamza O, Kiss A, Kramer AM, Tillmann KE, Podesser BK Abstract INTRODUCTION: Alternative approaches for mitral valve repair are being constantly developed. Even though the safety of these devices has been extensively assessed in healthy animals before approval for first-in-man studies, often the efficacy of these new devices has been hardly challenged in vivoin the setting of MR. Therefore, reliable and reproducible preclinical animal models of MR are crucial to allow not only the safety assessment but also the efficacy evaluation of these novel approaches. PMID: 31235459 [PubMed - as supplied by publis...
Source: EuroIntervention - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Coronary artery perforation during chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention: epidemiology, mechanisms, management, and outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Coronary perforation is observed in a non-negligible proportion of CTO PCIs, often requires intervention, and is associated with tamponade and mortality in a minority of patients. CTO vessel-related perforations are related to the highest burden of morbidity and mortality. PMID: 31217142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Validation of the updated Logistic Clinical SYNTAX score for all-cause mortality in GLOBAL LEADERS trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall discrimination for 2-year all-cause mortality of the updated logistic clinical SYNTAX score is either borderline acceptable or possibly helpful. Calibration in the majority of patients is appropriate. The score is potentially useful in selecting enriched high-risk populations. PMID: 31217143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Double Device Closure for Large or Bilobar Left Atrial Appendage Anatomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Double device LAA occlusion may provide a feasible and effective alternative stroke prevention strategy for patients with challenging LAA anatomies that have no other feasible options. PMID: 31217144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Transcatheter Therapy of Residual Mitral Regurgitation after MitraClip Therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: For patients with residual MR after MitraClip, this technique may be effective and safe especially when deployed with only the one segment on the left atrial side of the mitral leaflets. PMID: 31217145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Usefulness of mean pulmonary artery pressure for predicting outcomes of transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
CONCLUSIONS: This large-scale studyindicated that MPAP could be a simple but powerful index to predict benefit from closure in adult ASD patients with PAH. PMID: 31217146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Pacemaker Dependency after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Incidence, Predictors and Long-term outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Among patients receiving PPI after TAVI, PM dependency rates were about 33-36% at 1-year. Patients with a baseline RBBB undergoing PPI at day 0 or at day 1 when severe CDs persisted for 24 hours after TAVI, irrespectively from baseline CDs, had higher chances to be PM dependent at follow-ups. Finally, PPI after TAVI was associated with increased 6-year mortality. PMID: 31217147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

A randomized comparison of the coronary vasomotor function and myocardial flow in patients treated with everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffolds and everolimus-eluting metallic stents.
CONCLUSIONS: BVS and EES had similar microcirculatory response to hyperemia and predominant vasoconstrictive response in the peri-scaffold segments to endothelial-dependent stimuli. However, BVS exhibited larger vasoconstriction to endothelial-dependent stimuli in the scaffold segment. PMID: 31217148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Comparison of Cardiac Computerized Tomography Angiography and Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography for Device Surveillance After Left Atrial Appendage Closure.
CONCLUSIONS: CCTA is a suitable alternative to TEE for device surveillance post-LAAC. CCTA was more sensitive than TEE for assessing PDL and can delineate the cause of residual LAA contrast patency. PMID: 31217149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - June 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research