Non-implant valve repair for calcific aortic stenosis: The Leaflex Study.
Authors: Baumbach A, Mylotte D, Hildick-Smith D, Kennon S, Jonas M, Bartus K, Trebacz J, Halevi R, Kislev Y, Plotnikov L, Andreka P PMID: 32928713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Identification of the type of stent with three-dimensional optical coherence tomography: the SPQR study.
CONCLUSIONS: The type of stent platform can be accurately identified in OCT by trained analysts following a dedicated protocol, combining 3D-OCT, ASD and longitudinal view. This might be clinically helpful in scenarios of device failure and for the quantification of apposition. The blinding of analysts in OCT studies should be revisited. PMID: 32928714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

A computed tomography study of coronary access and coronary obstruction after redo transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Post-TAVI MDCT suggested an increased potential risk of impaired coronary access in more than half of patients should REDO-TAVI be required, predicted by small STJ and supra-annular device design. Furthermore, 10-20% of patients presented an increased risk of coronary obstruction. While this theoretical study is hypothesis-generating, it raises concerns that need to be further investigated and addressed before TAVI is extended to patients with longer life expectancy. PMID: 32928715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Antithrombotic Therapy after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Bifurcation Lesions.
Authors: Zimarino M, Angiolillo DJ, Dangas G, Capodanno D, Barbato E, Hahn JY, Giustino G, Watanabe H, Costa F, Cuisset T, Rossini R, Sibbing D, Burzotta F, Louvard Y, Shehab A, Renda G, Kimura T, Gwon HC, Chen S, Costa RA, Koo BK, Storey RF, Valgimigli M, Mehran R, Stankovic G Abstract Coronary bifurcations exhibit localized turbulent flow and enhanced propensity for platelet deposition, plaque rupture, and atherothrombosis. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of bifurcation lesions is associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events. Such risk is modulated by anatomical complexity, intraprocedural fact...
Source: EuroIntervention - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial to compare the safety and efficacy of sirolimus-eluting biodegradable polymer ultra-thin stent (SUPRAFLEX Cruz) and everolimus-eluting biodegradable polymer stent (SYNERGY) in treatment for three-vessel coronary artery disease: design of the Multivessel TALENT trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The Multivessel TALENT trial will be evaluating a novel treatment strategy for complex coronary artery disease with state-of-the-art PCI based on angiography-derived QFR with novel ultra-thin SUPRAFLEX Cruz stents, compared with the SYNERGY stents. PMID: 32928717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Culprit lesion location and outcomes in patients with multi-vessel disease and infarct-related cardiogenic shock. A core laboratory analysis of the CULPRIT-SHOCK trial.
CONCLUSIONS: CCLL is frequent in CS and independently associated with worse clinical outcome irrespective of the revascularization strategy. PMID: 32894227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Intravascular ultrasound assessment of coronary ostia following valve in valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Authors: Pighi M, Lunardi M, Pesarini G, Castriota F, Venturi G, Gottin L, Scarsini R, Ferrero V, Ribichini FL PMID: 32894228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Device entrapment during percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusions: Incidence and management strategies.
CONCLUSIONS: Device entrapment during CTO revascularizations is a rare but potentially severe complication. We describe and discuss current techniques of percutaneous retrieval that can be employed to safely achieve procedural success. PMID: 32894229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes by optical characteristics of neointima and treatment modality in patients with coronary in-stent restenosis.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with ISR treated with DCB or DES, there were no significant differences in terms of MACE or TLR between low and high inhomogeneity groups. A significant interaction was observed between treatment modality and neointimal pattern with an advantage of DES over DCB in the high and no difference in the low inhomogeneity group. This warrants confirmation from prospective dedicated studies. PMID: 32894230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Twelve-month clinical and imaging outcomes of the uncaging DynamX Bioadaptor System.
CONCLUSIONS: The DynamX bioadaptor showed drug-eluting stent-like acute performance and safety and efficacy through one year. Positive remodelling with an increase of vessel and device area while maintaining the mean lumen area was demonstrated. Long-term follow-up and randomized trials are required to assess the benefit of this device on events beyond one year. PMID: 32894231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Heterogeneity of debris captured by cerebral embolic protection filters during TAVI.
CONCLUSIONS: All THV platforms had similar amounts of captured debris. THV repositioning seemed associated with a higher risk for dislodging greater amounts of debris to the brain. PMID: 32894232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Spontaneous echo contrast, left atrial appendage thrombus and stroke in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: SEC and LAAT were detected in a relevant number of patients undergoing TAVI. SEC may represent an important risk factor for intraprocedural stroke and increased mortality was observed in patients with LAAT. PMID: 32863242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Long-Term Outcomes of In-Stent Restenosis Percutaneous Coronary Intervention among Medicare Beneficiaries.
CONCLUSIONS: ISR PCI was common and associated with significantly higher risk of recurrent long-term major ischemic events compared to patients undergoing de novo lesion PCI. There remains a need for new strategies to minimize ISR. PMID: 32863243 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Deep Learning For Prediction of Fractional Flow Reserve From Resting Coronary Pressure Curves (ARTIST study).
Conclusions In the first study using a deep learning-based algorithm to predict FFR from resting coronary pressure curves, we did not find a clinically relevant increase in diagnostic accuracy versus non-hyperemic pressure ratios. PMID: 32863244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Treatment of acute pulmonary embolism using the AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy system.
CONCLUSIONS: Pulmonary ART plus local thrombolysis of the pulmonary artery for HR-PE or IHR-PE is feasible and appears to be safe. Further studies are warranted to investigate comparative efficacy compared to existing treatments. PMID: 32863245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

OPtical Coherence Tomography Guided Coronary Stent IMplantation Compared to Angiography: A Multicenter Randomized TriaL in PCI - Design and Rationale of ILUMIEN IV: OPTIMAL PCI.
CONCLUSIONS: The large-scale ILUMIEN IV randomized controlled trial will evaluate the effectiveness of OCT-guided versus angiography-guided PCI in improving post-PCI lumen dimensions and clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes and/or with complex coronary lesions. PMID: 32863246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Corrigendum to: First-in-Human Evaluation of Balloon Expandable Transcatheter Heart Valve in the Treatment of Severe Symptomatic Native Aortic Stenosis: The MyVal-1 Study.
Authors: PMID: 32855114 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Defining the HBR patient - another step in the right direction.
Authors: Colleran R, Urban P PMID: 32855115 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

OCT-derived coronary calcified nodules as a predictor of high-risk patients.
Authors: Akasaka T, Kubo T PMID: 32855116 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Vulnerable plaque imaging - a clinical reality?
Authors: Johnson TW, Joshi N PMID: 32855117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Patient selection for transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair for severe functional mitral regurgitation.
Authors: Grayburn PA, Sannino A PMID: 32855118 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

First-in-human results of the OMEGA ™ Left Atrial Appendage Occluder for Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation.
First-in-human results of the OMEGA™ Left Atrial Appendage Occluder for Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation. EuroIntervention. 2020 Aug 25;: Authors: Wilkins B, Srimahachota S, De Backer O, Boonyartavej S, Lertsuwunseri V, Tumkosit M, Søndergaard L PMID: 32830643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Delivery Catheter System Fracture during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
Authors: Armario X, Rosseel L, Sharif F, Mylotte D PMID: 32830644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Drug-Coated Stents Versus Bare-Metal Stents in Academic Research Consortium-Defined High Bleeding Risk Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: DCS are safer and more effective than BMS in an ARC-defined HBR population. PMID: 32830645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

External applicability of the ISCHEMIA trial: an analysis of a prospective, nationwide registry of patients with stable coronary artery disease.
CONCLUSIONS: In a contemporary real-world cohort of stable CAD, only 4% of patients resulted as eligible for the ISCHEMIA. These patients presented an extremely low annual risk of adverse events, especially when compared with other groups of stable CAD patients. PMID: 32830646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Automatic and multimodal analysis for coronary angiography: training and validation of a deep learning architecture.
CONCLUSIONS: Our deep learning architecture automatically provides a coronary diagnostic map by integrating multiple aspects, which helps cardiologists to flag and diagnose lesion severity and morphology during the intervention. PMID: 32830647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Peri-procedural stent thrombosis following bifurcational PCI of lipid-rich plaque: serial optical coherence tomography insights.
Authors: Häner JD, Lanz J, Otsuka T, Räber L PMID: 32808930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Thirty-day Clinical Outcomes of the Evolut PRO Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve: The International FORWARD PRO Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The FORWARD PRO study confirmed the safety and efficacy of the Evolut PRO transcatheter aortic valve system with an external pericardial wrap. PMID: 32748789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Coronary collaterals, the natural grafts of CTO lesions - good enough to keep most myocardium alive, unable to prevent ischaemia.
Authors: Di Mario C, Bambagioni G PMID: 32763862 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Intravascular ultrasound in percutaneous coronary intervention for in-stent chronic total occlusion: guidance for long-term success.
Authors: de la Torre Hernandez JM PMID: 32763863 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

IVUS for guidance of coronary interventions: applying optimisation targets to improve clinical outcomes.
Authors: Koskinas KC PMID: 32763864 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

"Minimalist" transcatheter aortic valve implantation during the COVID-19 pandemic: previously optional but now a necessity.
"Minimalist" transcatheter aortic valve implantation during the COVID-19 pandemic: previously optional but now a necessity. EuroIntervention. 2020 Aug 07;16(6):e451-e452 Authors: Wood DA, Sathananthan J PMID: 32763865 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Letter: Refining the prediction of side branch occlusion following percutaneous coronary intervention in bifurcation lesions.
Authors: Grodecki K, Opolski MP PMID: 32763866 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Reply: Refining the prediction of side branch occlusion following percutaneous coronary intervention in bifurcation lesions.
Authors: Choi JH, Lee SH, Kim SM PMID: 32763867 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Transapical Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation in Patients with Prior Aortic Valve Replacement: a feasibility report.
Authors: Taramasso M, Sorajja P, Dahle G, Dumonteil N, Schäfer U, Modine T, Overtchouk P, Coisne A, Nickenig G, Babaliaros V, Khattab AA, Ludwig S, Conradi L, Sun B, Maisano F PMID: 32718908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Unexpected Findings and Tailored Treatments of In-Stent Restenosis: Novel Insights from Optical Coherence Tomography.
Authors: Jia H, Xu Y, Guagliumi G, Yu B PMID: 32718909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Extensive coronary artery thrombosis complicating COVID-19 infection and haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.
Authors: Dancy LH, Abu-Own H, Byrne J, Pareek N PMID: 32718910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Transcatheter Reshaping of the Mitral Annulus in Patients with Functional Mitral Regurgitation: One-year Outcomes of the MAVERIC Trial.
CONCLUSION: The ARTO™ transcatheter mitral valve repair system is both safe and effective in decreasing FMR up to one-year post-procedure. PMID: 32718911 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-label Trial to Compare Efficacy and Safety of Clopidogrel vs. Ticagrelor in Stabilized Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction after Percutan eous Coronary Intervention: rationale and design of the TALOS-AMI trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The TALOS-AMI trial is the first large-scale, multicenter, randomized study exploring the efficacy and safety of the de-escalating antiplatelet therapy that switches ticagrelor to clopidogrel in stabilized AMI patients undergoing PCI. PMID: 32718912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes of TAVI or SAVR in Men and Women with Aortic Stenosis at Intermediate Operative Risk: a post hoc analysis of the randomized SURTAVI trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Aortic valve replacement, either by surgical or transcatheter approach, appears similarly effective and safe for males and females at intermediate surgical risk. Functional status appears to improve most in females after TAVI. PMID: 32715995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Ticagrelor versus Clopidogrel in patients with STEMI treated with thrombolysis: the MIRTOS trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Thrombolysis with ticagrelor in patients <75 years old was not able to demonstrate superiority compared to clopidogrel in terms of microvascular injury, while there was no difference between the 2 groups in MACE and major bleeding events. PMID: 32715996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Multistage Strategy With Perfusion SPECT and CT Pulmonary Angiogram in Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Totally Occluded Lesions in CTEPH.
Authors: Hosokawa K, Abe K, Yamasaki Y, Tsutsui H PMID: 32715997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Severe calcified paravalvular-leak: usefulness of intravascular lithotripsy technology.
Authors: Ricottini E, Carpenito M, Mega S, Ussia GP PMID: 32715998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Rotational atherectomy and the myth of Sisyphus.
Authors: Serra A, Jiménez M PMID: 32686649 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Fractional flow reserve substitutes in aortic stenosis.
Authors: Johnson NP, Tonino PAL PMID: 32686650 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Drug-coated balloon angioplasty for in-stent restenosis - a question of the right device or the right patient selection and technique?
Authors: Scheller B PMID: 32686651 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Stent thrombosis: prevention is the only effective treatment.
Authors: Stefanini GG, Vicenzi M PMID: 32686652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Letter: The discrepancy over the obesity paradox.
Authors: Sueta D, Tabata N, Tsujita K PMID: 32686653 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Reply: The discrepancy over the obesity paradox.
Authors: Wolny R, Maehara A, Mintz GS, Stone GW PMID: 32686654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research

Computed Tomography Angiography Co-Registration with Real-Time Fluoroscopy in Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.
Authors: Xenogiannis I, Jaffer FA, Shah A, Omer M, Megaly M, Vemmou E, Nikolakopoulos I, Rangan B, Garcia S, Lesser J, Cavalcante J, Burke MN, Brilakis ES PMID: 32657275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: EuroIntervention)
Source: EuroIntervention - July 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research