A review of recommendations for infective endocarditis prevention in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Authors: Conen A, Stortecky S, Moreillon P, Hannan MM, Franzeck FC, Jeger R, Widmer AF Abstract Infective endocarditis (IE) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a new disease entity. The rate of IE after TAVI is like that after surgical aortic valve replacement, but mortality and prevalence of Enterococcus spp. as causing pathogens are significantly higher. Guidelines on infection prevention measures before TAVI procedures are currently lacking. We performed a structured review of the available data to provide interim recommendations based on guidelines to prevent infections issued by the World H...
Source: EuroIntervention - March 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Functional assessment of coronary stenosis with angiography-based Quantitative Flow Ratio compared with Fractional Flow Reserve in patients with severe aortic stenosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with FFR, QFR has a good diagnostic yield and is superior to angiography in assessing the functional relevance of coronary lesions in SAS patients awaiting TAVI, particularly when AVA is ≥0.6 cm2. PMID: 32207408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Risk of stroke, atrial fibrillation, and major bleeding after mitral valve repair: the jury is still out.
Authors: Giacoppo D, Tarantini G PMID: 32200344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Myocardial fibrosis in severe aortic stenosis: how and when should we measure it?
Authors: Delgado V, Kong WKF, Bax JJ PMID: 32200345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

How should procedure-related myocardial infarction be defined, and does it matter? (Spoiler alert - it does!).
Authors: Stone GW PMID: 32200346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Bioresorbable scaffolds and STEMI: an ideal setting, but still vacant.
Authors: Spaulding C PMID: 32200347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Infolding of self expanding valve due to loss of nitinol memory during transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Authors: Vasu N, Chopra A, Rao RS, Ajit MS PMID: 32176616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

The Retro-antegrade Approach to Paravalvular Leak Closure After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
Authors: So CY, Kang G, Lee JC, Eng MH PMID: 32176617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Midterm Results of Directional Atherectomy for the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Common Femoral Artery Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of DA for the treatment of CFA lesions leads to promising mid-term results with an acceptable complication rate. PMID: 32176618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Comparison of Acute Thrombogenicity and Albumin Adsorption in Three Different Durable Polymer Coronary Drug-Eluting Stents.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that thromboresistance, and albumin retention vary by polymer type and that these differences might result in different suitability for short-term dual antiplatelet therapy. PMID: 32149708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

RENASCENT II: First in Human Evaluation of a Novel Sirolimus-Eluting Ultra-High Molecular Weight APTITUDE ® Bioresorbable Scaffold: 9-and 24-Months Imaging and Clinical Results.
CONCLUSIONS: In this multi-center prospective study, the APTITUDE® BRS was shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of single coronary lesions at 24-months clinical follow up. PMID: 32149709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Intravascular ultrasound to guide left main stem intervention: a sub-study of the NOBLE trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Post PCI IVUS assessment and adequate stent expansion are not associated with reduced MACCE, however there is an association with reduced LMS TLR. Use of intra-coronary imaging to prevent stent under-expansion in LMS PCI is likely to improve outcomes. PMID: 32122821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Thermodilution-Derived Temperature Recovery Time, a Novel Predictor of Microvascular Reperfusion and Prognosis After Myocardial Infarction.
CONCLUSIONS: TRT represents a novel diagnostic advance for predicting MVO and prognosis. PMID: 32122822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Association between Coronary Collaterals and Myocardial Viability in Patients with a Chronic Total Occlusion.
CONCLUSIONS: The infarcted area in myocardium subtended by a CTO is generally limited. Well-developed collaterals are associated with less myocardial scar and enhanced preserved function. However, viability was regularly present in patients with poorly-developed collaterals. PMID: 32122823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - March 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Coronary sinus Reducer implantation results in improved oxygen kinetics at cardiopulmonary exercise test in patients with refractory angina.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with obstructive coronary artery disease suffering from refractory angina, the implantation of CSR was associated with objective improvement in exercise capacity and oxygen kinetics at CPET, suggesting a possible reduction of myocardial ischemia. PMID: 32091397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

First pilot study with the TriGUARD 3 Cerebral Embolic Protection Device.
Authors: Magalhaes PG, Kooistra NHM, Leenders GEH, Margolis PM, Lansky AJ, Kraaijeveld AO, Voskuil M, Stella PR PMID: 32091398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

The year in review 2019: Coronary interventions.
Authors: Gao C, Wang R, Sharif F, Takahashi K, Ono M, Hara H, Tomaniak M, Kawashima H, Modolo R, van Geuns RM, Capodanno D, Byrne RA, Wijns W, Onuma Y, Serruys PW PMID: 32091399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Short-Duration Triple Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Require Coronary Stenting: Results of the SAFE-A Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The study evaluated the safety of withdrawing the P2Y 12 inhibitor from triple antithrombotic prescription 1 month after coronary stenting. However, enrollment was prematurely terminated because it was slow. Therefore, statistical power was not sufficient to assess the differences in the primary endpoint. PMID: 32091400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold is Associated with Low Wall Shear Stress Compared to Xience V: A Biomechanical Analysis of the Absorb III Imaging Study.
CONCLUSIONS: In this randomized controlled study, the Absorb BVS was 4.8 times more likely than the XV metallic stent to demonstrate low WSS. BVS implantation, lower blood velocity and lower residual post stent plaque burden were independently associated with greater area of low WSS. PMID: 32091401 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Safety of Absolute Coronary Flow And Microvascular Resistance Measurements by Thermodilution.
Authors: Keulards DCJ, Van 't Veer M, Zelis JM, El Farissi M, Zimmermann FM, de Vos A, Teeuwen K, Brueren GRG, Wijnbergen IF, Vlaar PJ, Tonino PAL, Pijls NHJ PMID: 32091402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Transcatheter Structural Heart Disease Intervention -From ready-made to custom-made therapy.
Authors: Miura M, Taramasso M, Zuber M, Maisano F PMID: 32091403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Predictors and Safety of Next-Day Discharge in Unselected Patients Undergoing Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: NDD in unselected patients after TF-TAVI using either balloon- or self-expanding devices demonstrated to be a safe strategy up to 1 year in absence of procedural complications. Patients with prior PPI and undergoing pre-procedural CTA had a higher chance of NDD. PMID: 32091404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

TAVR-in-TAVR and Coronary Access: The Importance of Pre-procedural Planning.
Authors: Tarantini G, Fabris T, Nai Fovino L PMID: 32091405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Relationship between fractional flow reserve value and the amount of subtended myocardium.
Authors: Tsujimoto M, Kawase Y, Kadotani M, Ohnishi Y PMID: 32065585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Validation of Bleeding Risk Criteria (ARC-HBR) in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Comparison with Contemporary Bleeding Risk Scores.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients at HBR defined by the ARC-HBR criteria had a higher risk of BARC 3 or 5 bleeding as well as DOCE. The bleeding risk was related to its individual components. The ARC-HBR criteria was more sensitive to identify patients with future bleedings than other contemporary risk scores at the cost of specificity. PMID: 32065586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Chordae Tendineae Rupture and Iatrogenic Severe Mitral Regurgitation Related to Impella.
Authors: Khalid N, Shlofmitz E, Case BC, Waksman R PMID: 32065587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Feasibility of paediatric probes in transoesophageal echocardiographic guiding of left atrial appendage closure in adults.
Authors: Maarse M, Wintgens LIS, Klaver MN, Rensing BJWM, Swaans MJ, Boersma LVA PMID: 32065588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Melody ® valve implantation in tetralogy of Fallot with acquired double right ventricular outflow tract.
Melody® valve implantation in tetralogy of Fallot with acquired double right ventricular outflow tract. EuroIntervention. 2020 Feb 18;: Authors: Valderrama P, Ballesteros F, Rodríguez A, Zunzunegui JL PMID: 32065589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Biodegradable Polymer- versus Durable Polymer-Coated Sirolimus-Eluting Stents: The Final 5-Year Outcomes of the I-LOVE-IT 2 Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: I-LOVE-IT 2 has shown that the 5-year safety and efficacy of BP-SES and DP-SES were similar, as were those between 6-month and 12-month of DAPT after BP-SES implantations. PMID: 32038026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Incidence of renal artery damage following percutaneous renal denervation with radio frequency renal artery ablation systems: Review and Meta-Analysis of published reports.
CONCLUSIONS: Renal artery re-intervention following renal denervation with the most commonly applied RF renal denervation system (Symplicity™) is rare. Most events were identified within 1 year. PMID: 32038027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Unicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis.
Authors: Chopra A, Uthayakumaran K, Rao RS, Mullasari AS PMID: 32038028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Will your Heart Team EXCEL?
Authors: Mylotte D, Soo A PMID: 32044728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

All that glitters is not gold: can videodensitometry replace echocardiography for the assessment of paravalvular aortic regurgitation?
Authors: Hahn RT PMID: 32044729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Going ultra!
Authors: Lefèvre T PMID: 32044730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Clinical outcome after interventions with paclitaxel-coated balloons: a PCR statement.
Authors: Lansky A, Cremonesi A, Scheller B, James S, Grubman D, Fajadet J, Sauguet A, Micari A, Sarno G, Bosiers M, Baumbach A, Wijns W PMID: 32044731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Involving the patient's perspective and preferences concerning coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention.
Authors: Kok MM, von Birgelen C PMID: 32044732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Very long-term outcome of coronary covered stents. Not all covered stents are the same.
Authors: Jurado-Román A, Jiménez-Valero S, Galeote G, Moreno R, López-Sendón JL PMID: 32044733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor "Very long-term outcome of coronary covered stents. Not all covered stents are the same".
Reply to the Letter to the Editor "Very long-term outcome of coronary covered stents. Not all covered stents are the same". EuroIntervention. 2020 Feb 20;15(14):1298 Authors: Harnek J, James SK, Lagerqvist B PMID: 32044734 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

A Novel Implantable Left Atrial Pressure Sensor in Two Heart Failure Patients.
Authors: Di Mario C, Sievert K, Meucci F, Sievert H PMID: 32011282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Impact of aetiology of mitral regurgitation on outcome after Mitraclip: lessons learned from MitraSwiss Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: In a large contemporary cohort of non-surgical patients with severe MR, PMVR confirms its safety and effectiveness. At a mid-term follow up mortality and MACE are lower in DMR patients, though MR aetiology is not directly and independently associated with outcome. PMID: 32011283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Reference dimensions to determine valve size of stented surgical aortic bioprostheses by computed tomography.
Authors: Anastasius M, Godoy M, Weir-McCall JR, Bapat V, Sathananthan J, Hensey M, Sellers SL, Cheung A, Ye J, Wood DA, Leipsic J, Webb J, Blanke P PMID: 32011284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up of patients with Contained Annulus Ruptures after TAVI: the EuropeaN COntained RupturE ENCORE-registry.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of our international multicenter registry demonstrate favourable long-term outcomes of CR after TAVI supporting a watch-and-wait strategy in these patients. PMID: 32011285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

The Application of Predefined Optimization Criteria for Intravascular Ultrasound Guidance of Left Main Stenting Improves Outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: IVUS guidance of LM stenting provides prognostic benefit with respect to the use of angiography alone, particularly when following a protocol with these predefined optimization criteria. PMID: 32011286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

EuroIntervention: moving forward.
Authors: Capodanno D PMID: 32014833 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Strengths and weaknesses of different types of TAVI study.
Authors: De Backer O, Søndergaard L PMID: 32014834 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Do we need alternative access in TAVR anymore?
Authors: Ben Ali W, Overtchouk P, Modine T PMID: 32014835 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Sustained safety and efficacy of the magnesium scaffold: does the Magmaris scaffold call for the return of BRS research … and randomised controlled trials?
Sustained safety and efficacy of the magnesium scaffold: does the Magmaris scaffold call for the return of BRS research… and randomised controlled trials? EuroIntervention. 2020 Feb 07;15(15):e1307-e1311 Authors: Onuma Y, Serruys PW PMID: 32014836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Haemodynamic support for cardiogenic shock and high-risk PCI: what can observational data tell us?
Authors: Kirtane AJ PMID: 32014837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

How I became an FFR believer.
Authors: Park SJ, Ahn JM PMID: 32014838 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Occlusion of Large Left Atrial Appendage Using the LAmbre Device: Procedural and Short-term Outcomes.
Authors: So CY, Li S, Fu GH, Chen W, Kam KK, Lee AP, Chu HM, Xu YW, Yan BP, Lam YY Abstract The commonly used left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion (LAAO) devices, Watchman (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) and Amulet (Abbott, Plymouth, Minnesota, USA), both rely on oversizing for stabilization. Therefore, occluding large LAA (ostium >=31mm for Watchman or landing zone >=31mm for Amulet) are not possible. LAmbre (Lifetech Scientific Co., Shenzhen, China) device has an additional stabilization mechanism by catching the LAA trabeculations using its 8 claws1. This potentially allows LAmbre in occ...
Source: EuroIntervention - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research