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  1. [Robotic-enhanced percutaneous coronary revascularization].

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    Weisz, Giora

    2014-12-01

    Percutaneous revascularization (PCI) has made significant technological progress in the last four decades. Despite advances in the safety and efficacy of the coronary revascularization, interventional cardiologists have to cope with occupational hazards including exposure to radiation, cataract, and orthopedic problems. Robotic systems that enable distant navigation were developed to address the risks and challenges that are associated with percutaneous revascularization. The PRECISE multi-center study with robotic-enhanced PCI demonstrated technical success of 98.7% and clinical success of 97.5%. The use of the robotic-enhanced PCI system reduced operator radiation exposure by 95%. Patient benefits include precise segment measurements, improved stability of the intracoronary devices, and reduction of contrast media volume. Robotic-enhanced PCI is a promising advancement in interventional cardiology. PMID:25654916

  2. Role of Vorapaxar After Coronary Revascularization.

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    Sharma, Abhishek; Lavie, Carl J; Helft, Gérard; Chatterjee, Saurav; Goel, Sunny; Garg, Aakash; Mukherjee, Debabrata; Marmur, Jonathan D

    2016-04-01

    We aim to evaluate the potential benefit and risk of addition of vorapaxar to standard medical therapy in patients who underwent coronary revascularization with either percutaneous coronary revascularization or coronary artery bypass graft surgery. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials, and the clinical trial registry maintained at clinicaltrials.gov for randomized control trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of vorapaxar in patients who underwent coronary revascularization procedures with either percutaneous coronary revascularization or coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Event rates were compared using a Forest plot of relative risk using a random-effects model. The 5 studies (n = 24,025) that met all criteria were included in the final analysis. After coronary revascularization procedures, addition of vorapaxar to standard medical therapy was associated with reduction in the risk of myocardial infarction (MI; risk ratio 0.83 [0.75 to 0.92]) and ischemic stroke (0.011 [0.007 to 0.016]); however, it also resulted in significant increase risk of hemorrhagic stroke (1.57 [1.01 to 2.44]) and Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction major and minor bleeds (1.36 [1.07 to 1.70]). There was no significant difference in the risk of cardiovascular mortality (0.90 [0.73 to 1.09]), repeat revascularization (0.78 [0.23 to 2.70]), and stent thrombosis (0.95 [0.62 to 1.45]) in the vorapaxar and control groups. In conclusion, after coronary revascularization procedures, addition of vorapaxar to standard medical therapy was associated with reduction in the risk of MI and ischemic stroke and increase in risk of hemorrhagic stroke and Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction major and minor bleeds. PMID:26851961

  3. Coronary artery calcification as a new predictor of non-target lesion revascularization during the chronic phase after successful percutaneous coronary intervention.

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    Honda, Yohsuke; Toyama, Takuji; Miyaishi, Yusuke; Kan, Hakuken; Kawaguchi, Ren; Adachi, Hitoshi; Hoshizaki, Hiroshi; Oshima, Shigeru

    2014-10-01

    In the drug-eluting stent era, the outcome of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has remarkably improved. Nevertheless, non-target lesion revascularization (non-TLR) is often performed even after successful PCI and optimized medical therapy. This study aimed to determine the predictor of non-TLR. In all, 125 consecutive patients with stable angina pectoris underwent intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI and were followed up for 3.3 ± 0.5 years. We performed oral glucose-tolerance tests in patients with no history of known diabetes mellitus (DM) to investigate glucose tolerance. To evaluate the severity of coronary artery calcification (CAC), we calculated CAC score by multiplying the arc (degree) with the length (mm) of the superficial calcium deposit detected by IVUS. Fourteen patients underwent non-TLR (non-TLR group); the remaining 111 did not (reference group). Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c; %) and prevalence of known DM were similar in both groups, but the non-TLR group had higher fasting blood glucose (103 ± 16 vs. 94 ± 11 mg/dl, p = 0.04) and blood glucose (196 ± 60 vs. 149 ± 48 μU/ml, p = 0.01) and insulin at 2 h (184 ± 241 vs. 67 ± 49 μU/ml, p < 0.01) than did the reference group. CAC score was significantly higher in the non-TLR group (788 ± 585 vs. 403 ± 466, p = 0.01). Multiple logistic analysis indicated that CAC score is an independent predictor of non-TLR (p = 0.008). Non-TLR-free rate was significantly higher for patients with CAC score ≥400 than for those with CAC score <400 (p = 0.01). Non-TLR is associated with abnormal glucose tolerance and CAC score; CAC score is an independent predictor of non-TLR. Secondary prevention is especially important in patients with high CAC scores. PMID:24906449

  4. Assessment of Inducible Myocardial Ischemia, Quality of Life, and Functional Status After Successful Percutaneous Revascularization in Patients With Chronic Total Coronary Occlusion.

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    Rossello, Xavier; Pujadas, Sandra; Serra, Antoni; Bajo, Ester; Carreras, Francesc; Barros, Antonio; Cinca, Juan; Pons-Lladó, Guillermo; Vaquerizo, Beatriz

    2016-03-01

    The benefits of chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO) revascularization are not well established. In this prospective cohort study, 47 consecutive patients with successful percutaneous recanalization of CTO underwent adenosine stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), 6-minute walk test (6MWT), and the Short Form-36 Health Survey before and 6 months after the procedure. Successful recanalization of a CTO was followed by significant improvement of (1) global physical and mental health status; (2) the distance walked in the 6MWT; (3) the incidence of chest pain at the end of the 6MWT; and (4) the score of a novel CMR ischemic burden index on the basis of the characteristics of adenosine stress perfusion defects (extension, persistence, transmurality, and induced contractile regional dysfunction). Patients with greater CMR ischemic index before percutaneous revascularization showed better improvement in the 6MWT. In conclusion, successful recanalization of a CTO leads to a concurrent improvement in ischemic burden, exercise tolerance, angina frequency, and quality of life scores. Patients with a high ischemic CMR score before CTO recanalization showed the better improvement in exercise tolerance. PMID:26747733

  5. Revascularization therapy for coronary artery disease. Coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

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    Wilson, J M; Ferguson, J J

    1995-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass surgery relieves the symptoms of myocardial ischemia and prolongs survival of patients with more severe coronary artery disease. Randomized trials of surgical therapy have consistently shown that the benefits of surgical revascularization are proportional to the amount of myocardium affected by, or at risk for, ischemic injury. This risk is inferred from angiographically delineated coronary anatomy, estimates of left ventricular function, and physiologic testing. The population that may see a survival benefit from surgical revascularization has probably been expanded beyond that reported in the VA, CASS, and ECSS trials, due to improved perioperative care, longer graft survival, and the use of internal mammary artery grafts. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty revascularizes myocardium by dilating a stenotic segment of coronary artery. While successful in relieving the symptoms of myocardial ischemia, PTCA is hindered by the occurrence of abrupt vessel closure and the frequent development of restenosis. Furthermore, firm proof of a survival benefit, outside of emergency therapy for acute myocardial infarction, is not yet available. However, because the risk of procedure-related death or serious complication is lower than that seen with bypass surgery, PTCA provides a useful alternative revascularization method for patients with less extensive disease, in whom the risk of surgery may equal or exceed any beneficial effect. New technology and growing experience are widening the scope of percutaneous revascularization by extending the hope of symptomatic relief and survival benefit even to patients with extensive, severe coronary artery disease. Comparisons between surgical therapy and PTCA in select populations with single- and multivessel coronary artery disease have shown that PTCA is not as effective as surgery for long-term symptomatic control, and that it often requires repeat PTCA or cross-over to bypass surgery; however, long-term outcomes (i.e., death and myocardial infarction) are similar. The cost of treatment beginning with PTCA may be lower than that of initial surgery, even when the increased need for repeat revascularization is taken into account. Despite this, surgical bypass remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with severe coronary artery disease and a poor prognosis for survival, and will remain the fallback procedure for patients who repeatedly undergo failed PTCA. At the present time, revascularization should be offered on the basis of symptom severity (in the presence of medical therapy) and in accordance with the prognosis for survival as judged by the extent and severity of disease (Table VI). Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is preferred in patients who require revascularization but can obtain no proven benefit from bypass surgery. Coronary artery bypass surgery, using the internal mammary artery when possible, remains the revascularization method of choice for patients with more severe disease or whose disease is not amenable to treatment using percutaneous methods (Table VII). PMID:7647598

  6. Revascularization Options: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

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    Kappetein, A Pieter; van Mieghem, Nicolas M; Head, Stuart J

    2016-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CAGB) is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in reducing mortality in certain patients and improving the composite end points of angina, recurrent myocardial infarction, and repeat revascularization procedures. However, CABG is associated with a higher perioperative stroke risk. For patients with less complex disease or left main coronary disease, PCI is an acceptable alternative to CABG. Lesion complexity is an essential consideration for stenting, whereas patient comorbidity is an essential consideration for CABG. All patients with complex multivessel coronary artery disease should be reviewed by a heart team including a cardiac surgeon and interventional cardiologist. PMID:26567980

  7. Association of arterial stiffness with coronary flow reserve in revascularized coronary artery disease patients

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    Tritakis, Vlassis; Tzortzis, Stavros; Ikonomidis, Ignatios; Dima, Kleanthi; Pavlidis, Georgios; Trivilou, Paraskevi; Paraskevaidis, Ioannis; Katsimaglis, Giorgos; Parissis, John; Lekakis, John

    2016-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the association of arterial wave reflection with coronary flow reserve (CFR) in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients after successful revascularization. METHODS: We assessed 70 patients with angiographically documented CAD who had undergone recent successful revascularization. We measured (1) reactive hyperemia index (RHI) using fingertip peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT Endo-PAT); (2) carotid to femoral pulse wave velocity (PWVc-Complior); (3) augmentation index (AIx), the diastolic area (DAI%) and diastolic reflection area (DRA) of the central aortic pulse wave (Arteriograph); (4) CFR using Doppler echocardiography; and (5) blood levels of lipoprotein-phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2). RESULTS: After adjustment for age, sex, blood pressure parameter, lipidemic, diabetic and smoking status, we found that coronary flow reserve was independently related to AIx (b = -0.38, r = 0.009), DAI (b = 0.36, P = 0.014), DRA (b = 0.39, P = 0.005) and RT (b = -0.29, P = 0.026). Additionally, patients with CFR < 2.5 had higher PWVc (11.6 ± 2.3 vs 10.2 ± 1.4 m/s, P = 0.019), SBPc (139.1 ± 17.8 vs 125.2 ± 19.1 mmHg, P = 0.026), AIx (38.2% ± 14.8% vs 29.4% ± 15.1%, P = 0.011) and lower RHI (1.26 ± 0.28 vs 1.50 ± 0.46, P = 0.012), DAI (44.3% ± 7.9% vs 53.9% ± 6.7%, P = 0.008), DRA (42.2 ± 9.6 vs 51.6 ± 11.4, P = 0.012) and LpPLA2 (268.1 ± 91.9 vs 199.5 ± 78.4 ng/mL, P = 0.002) compared with those with CFR ≥ 2.5. Elevated LpPLA2 was related with reduced CFR (r = -0.33, P = 0.001), RHI (r = -0.37, P < 0.001) and DRA (r = -0.35, P = 0.001) as well as increased PWVc (r = 0.34, P = 0.012) and AIx (r = 0.34, P = 0.001). CONCLUSION: Abnormal arterial wave reflections are related with impaired coronary flow reserve despite successful revascularization in CAD patients. There is a common inflammatory link between impaired aortic wall properties, endothelial dysfunction and coronary flow impairment in CAD. PMID:26981218

  8. Coronary revascularization in the elderly with stable angina

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    Kozlov, Kirill Lenarovich; Bogachev, Aleksandr Andreevich

    2015-01-01

    A proportion of elderly with coronary artery disease is rapidly growing. They have more severe coronary artery disease, therefore, derive more benefit from revascularization and have a greater need for it. The elderly is a heterogeneous group, but compared to the younger cohort, the choice of the optimal revascularization method is much more complicated among them. In recent decades, results has improved dramatically both in surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), even in very old persons. Despite the lack of evidence in elderly, it is obvious, that coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) has a more pronounced effect on long-term survival in price of more strokes, while PCI is certainly less invasive. Age itself is not a criterion for the selection of treatment strategy, but the elderly are often more interested in quality of life and personal independence instead of longevity. This article discusses the factors that influence the choice of the revascularization method in the elderly with stable angina and presents a complex algorithm for making an individual risk-benefit profile. As a consequence the features of CABG and PCI in elderly patients are exposed. Emphasis is centered on the frailty and non-medical factors, including psychosocial, as essential components in making the decision of what strategy to choose. Good communication with the patients and giving them unbiased information is encouraged. PMID:26512248

  9. Prognostic Value of Coronary Computed Tomography (CT) Angiography and Coronary Artery Calcium Score Performed Before Revascularization

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    Fujimoto, Shinichiro; Kondo, Takeshi; Kumamaru, Kanako K; Shinozaki, Tomohiro; Takamura, Kazuhisa; Kawaguchi, Yuko; Matsumori, Rie; Hiki, Makoto; Miyauchi, Katsumi; Daida, Hiroyuki; Rybicki, Frank J

    2015-01-01

    Background Cardiac events after revascularization are equally attributable to recurrence at site of culprit lesions and development of nonculprit lesions. We evaluated the hypothesis that coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) performed before revascularization predicts cardiac events after treatment. Methods and Results Among 2238 consecutive patients without known coronary artery disease who underwent coronary CT angiography and CACS, 359 patients underwent revascularization within 30 days after CT; in 337 of 359 (93.9%) follow-up clinical information was available. In addition to known cardiac risk factors, CT findings were evaluated as predictors of cardiac events after revascularization: CACS and the presence of CT-verified high-risk plaque (CT-HRP). Improvement of predictive accuracy by including CT findings was evaluated from a discrimination (Harrell’s C-statistics) standpoint. During the follow-up period (median: 673, interquartile range: 47 to 1529 days), a total of 98 cardiac events occurred. Cox proportional hazard model revealed that age, diabetes, triglyceride, CACS, and nonculprit CT-HRP were significant predictors of overall cardiac events. Although not statistically significant, discriminatory power was greater for the model with CACS (C-stat: 63.2%) and the model with both CACS and CT-HRP (65.8%) compared to the model including neither CACS nor CT-HRP (60.7%). Conclusions High CACS and the presence of nonculprit CT-HRP performed before revascularization are significant predictors of cardiac events after revascularization. PMID:26296858

  10. Minimally Invasive Multivessel Coronary Surgery and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: Can We Routinely Achieve Less Invasive Coronary Surgery?

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    Rodriguez, Maria; Ruel, Marc

    2016-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the gold standard in managing severe coronary artery disease. However, it is associated with prolonged recovery and potential complications, in part due to the invasiveness of the procedure. Less invasive CABG techniques attempt to improve the quality and quantity of life in the same way as surgical revascularization but with fewer complications. Minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS) through a small thoracotomy allows for complete revascularization with good results in graft patency. Perioperative mortality is low, and there is decreased need for blood transfusion, lower surgical site infection rates, and an earlier return to full physical function. Hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) attempts to combine the advantages of coronary artery bypass grafting with those of percutaneous coronary intervention. Several studies have shown that HCR provides better short-term outcomes with regard to decreased ventilation and ICU time, reduced need for blood transfusion, and shortened hospital stay. However, the rates for major adverse cardiovascular events and mortality are comparable to conventional CABG, except for patients with a high SYNTAX score who displayed increased mortality rates. There is also strong evidence of a higher need for repeat revascularization with HCR compared to CABG. Overall, MICS and HCR appear to be viable alternatives to conventional CABG, offering a less invasive approach to coronary revascularization, which may be especially beneficial to high-risk patients. This article discusses approaches that deliver the advantages of minimally invasive surgical revascularization that can be adapted by surgeons with minimal investment with regards to training and infrastructure.

  11. Coronary Artery Involvement of Williams Syndrome in Infants and Surgical Revascularization Strategy.

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    Federici, Duccio; Ranghetti, Arianna; Merlo, Maurizio; Terzi, Amedeo; Di Dedda, Giovanni Battista; Marcora, Simona; Marrone, Chiara; Ciuffreda, Matteo; Seddio, Francesco; Galletti, Lorenzo

    2016-01-01

    Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic disorder due to deficiency of elastin gene expression. It is characterized by typical somatic abnormalities and a wide range of cardiovascular malformations. Coronary artery involvement is a frequent finding of the syndrome, particularly in those patients with severe supravalvular aortic stenosis. We present the case of an 11-month-old infant affected by WS who developed severe coronary artery disease 2 months after the surgical repair of supravalvular aortic stenosis. The clinical picture and successful surgical revascularization strategy is also described. PMID:26694280

  12. Medical Therapy and Coronary Revascularization for Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease and Unclassified Appropriateness Score.

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    Shuvy, Mony; Guo, Helen; Wijeysundera, Harindra C; Feindel, Christopher M; Cohen, Eric A; Austin, Peter C; Kingsbury, Kori; Natarajan, Madhu K; Tu, Jack V; Ko, Dennis T

    2015-12-15

    Although the appropriate use criteria incorporate common clinical scenarios for coronary revascularization, a significant proportion of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) cannot be assigned an appropriateness score. Our objective was to characterize these patients and to evaluate whether coronary revascularization is associated with improved outcomes. A population-based cohort of patients aged ≥66 years, who underwent cardiac catheterization in Ontario, Canada, were included. Clinical characteristics were compared between patients with and without an appropriateness score. Clinical outcomes between coronary revascularization and medical therapy in patients with unclassified appropriateness score were compared using the inverse probability of treatment-weighted propensity method for confounder adjustment. Of the 19,228 patients with stable CAD, 11.2% (2,153 patients) were not assigned to an appropriateness score, mostly (92.9%) because of a lack of ischemic evaluation or a noninterpretable test. These patients were older, had higher rate of severe angina, and had more medical co-morbidities compared to patients with an appropriateness score. The 2-year rate of death or myocardial infarction in patients with unclassified appropriateness score was 15.3% in the revascularization group versus 20.7% in the medical therapy group. After propensity weighting, revascularization was associated with significantly lower hazard ratio (0.70; 95% confidence interval 0.61 to 0.79) for death or myocardial infarction compared with medical therapy. In conclusion, in patients aged ≥66 years with stable CAD and unclassified appropriateness score, revascularization is associated with improved outcomes. PMID:26611121

  13. Coronary revascularization in lung transplant recipients with concomitant coronary artery disease.

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    Castleberry, A W; Martin, J T; Osho, A A; Hartwig, M G; Hashmi, Z A; Zanotti, G; Shaw, L K; Williams, J B; Lin, S S; Davis, R D

    2013-11-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is not uncommon among lung transplant candidates. Several small, single-center series have suggested that short-term outcomes are acceptable in selected patients who undergo coronary revascularization prior to, or concomitant with, lung transplantation. Our objective was to evaluate perioperative and intermediate-term outcomes in this patient population at our institution. We performed a retrospective, observational cohort analysis of 898 lung transplant recipients between 1997 and 2010. Pediatric, multivisceral, lobar or repeat transplantations were excluded, resulting in 791 patients for comparative analysis, of which 49 (median age 62, 79.6% bilateral transplant) underwent concurrent coronary artery bypass and 38 (median age 64, 63.2% bilateral transplant) received preoperative percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Perioperative mortality, overall unadjusted survival and adjusted hazard ratio for cumulative risk of death were similar among both revascularization groups as well as controls. The rate of postoperative major adverse cardiac events was also similar among groups; however, concurrent coronary artery bypass was associated with longer postoperative length of stay, more time in the intensive care unit and more postoperative days requiring ventilator support. These results suggest that patients with CAD need not be excluded from lung transplantation. Preferential consideration should be given to preoperative PCI when feasible. PMID:24102830

  14. Coronary Revascularization in Lung Transplant Recipients With Concomitant Coronary Artery Disease

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    Castleberry, A. W.; Martin, J. T.; Osho, A. A.; Hartwig, M. G.; Hashmi, Z. A.; Zanotti, G.; Shaw, L. K.; Williams, J. B.; Lin, S. S.; Davis, R. D.

    2015-01-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is not uncommon among lung transplant candidates. Several small, single-center series have suggested that short-term outcomes are acceptable in selected patients who undergo coronary revascularization prior to, or concomitant with, lung transplantation. Our objective was to evaluate perioperative and intermediate-term outcomes in this patient population at our institution. We performed a retrospective, observational cohort analysis of 898 lung transplant recipients between 1997 and 2010. Pediatric, multivisceral, lobar or repeat transplantations were excluded, resulting in 791 patients for comparative analysis, of which 49 (median age 62, 79.6% bilateral transplant) underwent concurrent coronary artery bypass and 38 (median age 64, 63.2% bilateral transplant) received preoperative percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Perioperative mortality, overall unadjusted survival and adjusted hazard ratio for cumulative risk of death were similar among both revascularization groups as well as controls. The rate of postoperative major adverse cardiac events was also similar among groups; however, concurrent coronary artery bypass was associated with longer postoperative length of stay, more time in the intensive care unit and more postoperative days requiring ventilator support. These results suggest that patients with CAD need not be excluded from lung transplantation. Preferential consideration should be given to preoperative PCI when feasible. PMID:24102830

  15. Validation of the SYNTAX revascularization index to quantify reasonable level of incomplete revascularization after percutaneous coronary intervention.

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    Généreux, Philippe; Campos, Carlos M; Farooq, Vasim; Bourantas, Christos V; Mohr, Friedrich W; Colombo, Antonio; Morel, Marie-Angèle; Feldman, Ted E; Holmes, David R; Mack, Michael J; Morice, Marie-Claude; Kappetein, A Pieter; Palmerini, Tullio; Stone, Gregg W; Serruys, Patrick W

    2015-07-15

    Incomplete revascularization is common after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Whether a "reasonable" degree of incomplete revascularization is associated with a similar favorable long-term prognosis compared with complete revascularization remains unknown. We sought to quantify the proportion of coronary artery disease burden treated by PCI and evaluate its impact on outcomes using a new prognostic instrument-the Synergy Between PCI with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) Revascularization Index (SRI). The baseline SYNTAX score (bSS), the residual SYNTAX score, and the delta SYNTAX score (ΔSS) were determined from 888 angiograms of patients enrolled in the prospective SYNTAX trial. The SRI was then calculated for each patient using the following formula: SRI = (ΔSS/bSS]) × 100. Outcomes were examined according to the proportion of revascularized myocardium (SRI = 100% [complete revascularization], 50% to <100%, and <50%). The Youden index for the SRI was computed to identify the best cutoff for 5-year all-cause mortality. The mean bSS was 28.4 ± 11.5, and after PCI, the mean ΔSS was 23.8 ± 10.9 and the mean residual SYNTAX score was 4.5 ± 6.9. The mean SRI was 85.3 ± 21.2% and was 100% in 385 patients (43.5%), <100% to 50% in 454 patients (51.1%), and <50% in 48 patients (5.4%). Five-year adverse outcomes, including death, were inversely proportional to the SRI. An SRI cutoff of <70% (present in 142 patients [16.0%] after PCI) had the best prognostic accuracy for prediction of death and, by multivariable analysis, was an independent predictor of 5-year mortality (hazard ratio [HR] 4.13, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.79 to 6.11, p <0.0001). In conclusion, the SRI is a newly described method for quantifying the proportion of coronary artery disease burden treated by PCI. The SRI is a useful tool in assessing the degree of revascularization after PCI, with SRI ≥70% representing a "reasonable" goal for patients with complex coronary artery disease. PMID:25983123

  16. Predictors of successful percutaneous coronary intervention in chronic total coronary occlusions

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    Gür, Mustafa; Acele, Armağan; Şeker, Taner; Quisi, Alaa; Kıvrak, Ali; Yıldırım, Arafat; Uçar, Hakan; Akyol, Selahattin; Çaylı, Murat

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total coronary occlusions (CTOs) is one of the most challenging procedures of interventional cardiology and is associated with increased risk of significant complications. However, debate continues in regard to which factors adversely influence the success rate of PCI and whether the benefits of revascularization of CTO outweigh the risks and challenges. Aim To analyze the relationship between lesion characteristics and overall success rates as well as in-hospital outcomes after PCI for CTO. Material and methods We retrospectively examined the procedural outcomes of 173 consecutive native coronary artery CTO PCIs performed from February 2012 to March 2013 (78% men; mean age: 60.3 ±12.1 years). Results The CTO target vessel was the right coronary artery (53.8%), circumflex (10.4%) and left anterior descending artery (35.8%), respectively. The retrograde approach was used in 13.9% of all procedures. Successful revascularization was achieved in 83.2% of patients. Major complications occurred in 13.3% of patients. In multivariate analysis, bridge collaterals, severe calcification and tortuosity as well as tandem occlusions were independent predictors of procedural failure, whereas existence of micro-channels was the only predictor of procedural success. Conclusions Revascularization of coronary CTOs may be performed with high success and low major complication rates. Bridge collaterals, severe calcification and tortuosity, tandem/multiple occlusions and micro-channels were independent predictors of successful CTO revascularization. PMID:26966445

  17. Alternative option in patients with multisegmental left anterior descending coronary artery disease for providing complete myocardial revascularization

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    Gucu, Arif; Goncu, Tuğrul; Yavuz, Senol; Ozluk, Ozlem Arican; Eris, Cuneyt; Turk, Tamer; Ozyazıcıoglu, Ahmet; Vural, Hakan

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: The basic aim of surgical interventions in patients with coronary artery disease is to complete myocardial revascularization. In such patients, however, complementary revascularization techniques may require in patients with multisegmental left anterior descending disease. Among the different procedures, we performed an alternative option in patients with multisegmental lad disease for providing complete myocardial revascularization. Methods: This study consists of retrospective analysis of consecutive eight patients between january 2008 and august 2013. In all patients, the surgical procedure consisted of standard aortic and right atrial cannulations followed by coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass. At the lesions of non-lad vessels distal anastomoses were performed with saphenous vein graft. After that lad arteriotomies were performed at the proximal and the distal segment of coronary stenosis, and a bridge was formed with a short segment valveless svg. The left internal mammary artery was anastomosed on the bridge. Results: This innovative technique was performed successfully in all the patients. There were no morbidity and in-hospital mortality. At follow-up 1 year control, all the patients have no complications. In 2 patients, control angiogram showed a patent lima to a bridge anastomosis. Conclusions: Although our series has a small group population, we advocate that this is a safe, easy, and efficient technique for providing complete revascularization in multisegmental lad disease. This technique could be performed with the good result and easy implementation. It perfuses both the proximal and the distal segments of the multisegmental lad stenoses. PMID:24482700

  18. Risk Factors for Rehospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndromes and Unplanned Revascularization Following Acute Myocardial Infarction

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    Arnold, Suzanne V.; Smolderen, Kim G.; Kennedy, Kevin F.; Li, Yan; Shore, Supriya; Stolker, Joshua M.; Wang, Tracy Y.; Jones, Philip G.; Zhao, Zhenxiang; Spertus, John A.

    2015-01-01

    Background Rehospitalizations for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and coronary revascularization after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are not only common and costly but can also impact patients’ quality of life. In contrast to mortality and all‐cause readmissions, little insight is available into risk factors associated with ACS and revascularization after AMI. Methods and Results In a multicenter AMI registry, we examined the rates and predictors of rehospitalizations for ACS and revascularization within the year after AMI among 3283 patients. Staged revascularization procedures were excluded. Kaplan–Meier estimated rates of rehospitalization due to ACS and revascularization were 6.8% and 4.1%, respectively. In hierarchical, multivariable models, the strongest predictors of rehospitalization for ACS were coronary artery bypass graft prior to AMI hospitalization (hazard ratio [HR] 2.12, 95% CI 1.45 to 3.10), female sex (HR 1.67, 95% CI 1.23 to 2.25), and in‐hospital PCI (HR 1.85, 95% CI 1.28 to 2.69). The strongest predictors of subsequent revascularization were multivessel disease (HR 2.89, 95% CI 1.90 to 4.39) and in‐hospital percutaneous coronary intervention with a bare metal stent (HR 2.08, 95% CI 1.19 to 3.63). The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events mortality risk score was not associated with the risk of rehospitalization for ACS or revascularization. Conclusions Unique characteristics are associated with admissions for ACS and revascularization, as compared with survival. These multivariable risk predictors may help identify patients at high risk for ACS and revascularization, in whom intensification of secondary prevention therapies or closer post‐AMI follow‐up may be warranted. PMID:25666368

  19. The innovation of composite core dual coil coronary guide-wire technology: A didactic coronary chronic total occlusion revascularization case report.

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    Tomasello, Salvatore Davide; Giudice, Pietro; Attisano, Tiziana; Boukhris, Marouane; Galassi, Alfredo R

    2014-10-01

    The treatment of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO) continues to solicit technical innovations. As success primarily depends on crossing the lesion with a wire, all aspects regarding tip shape retention, torque precision, and penetration ability of the guide-wire have greatly influenced new techniques and strategies. The world of interventional cardiology has to look carefully at these developments, and to use them accordingly to improve the success rate in ordinary percutaneous coronary interventions. We present a didactical case report of a CTO revascularization treated with a new 'dual core' technology guide-wire. PMID:25278725

  20. Optimal Method of Coronary Revascularization in Patients Receiving Dialysis: Systematic Review

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    Nevis, Immaculate F.; Mathew, Anna; Novick, Richard J.; Parikh, Chirag R.; Devereaux, Philip J.; Natarajan, Madhu K.; Iansavichus, Arthur V.; Cuerden, Meaghan S.; Garg, Amit X.

    2009-01-01

    Background and objectives: Patients receiving dialysis have a high burden of cardiovascular disease. Some receive coronary artery revascularization but the optimal method is controversial. Design, setting, participants, & measurements: The authors reviewed any randomized controlled trial or cohort study of 10 or more patients receiving maintenance dialysis which compared coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) to percutaneous intervention (PCI) for revascularization of the coronary arteries. The primary outcomes were short-term (30 d or in-hospital) and long-term (at least 1 year) mortality. Results: Seventeen studies were found. There were no randomized trials: all were retrospective cohort studies from years 1977 to 2002. There were some baseline differences between the groups receiving CABG compared with those receiving PCI, and most studies did not consider results adjusted for such characteristics. Given the variability among studies and their methodological limitations, few definitive conclusions about the optimal method of revascularization could be drawn. In an exploratory meta-analysis, short-term mortality was higher after CABG compared to PCI. A substantial number of patients died over a subsequent 1 to 5 yr, with no difference in mortality after CABG compared to PCI. Conclusions: Although decisions about the optimal method of coronary artery revascularization in dialysis patients are undertaken routinely, it was surprising to see how few data has been published in this regard. Additional research will help inform physician and patient decisions about coronary artery revascularization. PMID:19218473

  1. Surgical Revascularization versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Optimal Medical Therapy in Diabetic Patients with Multi-Vessel Coronary Artery Disease.

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    Giustino, Gennaro; Dangas, George D

    2015-01-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Patients with DM and CAD undergoing revascularization with either a surgical or a percutaneous approach are at higher risk of adverse outcomes and mortality compared with non-DM patients. It is within this background that the optimal choice of revascularization is of critical importance in this high-risk population. The large FREEDOM trial randomized 1900 patients with DM and multivessel CAD to either revascularization with coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Compared with PCI, CABG significantly reduced the rates of death and myocardial infarction but was associated with a higher risk of stroke. In a real-world setting the decision-making process for the optimal revascularization strategy in these patients is challenging as many clinical factors may influence the decision to either pursue a surgical or a percutaneous revascularization. However, the current consensus is that CABG should be the preferred revascularization strategy in diabetic patients with extensive multivessel CAD. PMID:26255239

  2. The success of microsurgical penile revascularization in treating arteriogenic impotence.

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    Melman, A; Riccardi, R

    1993-03-01

    The treatment of arteriogenic erectile dysfunction with revascularization techniques has been controversial both in terms of its use and the type of surgical repair. Success rates reported in the literature are based almost exclusively on patient testimonial, without the use of objective post-operative criteria. At our institution from 7/88 through 8/91, 18 patients were treated for arteriogenic impotence using microsurgical penile revascularization. The patient population ranged in age from 23 to 64 years, and each patient underwent a complete history and physical examination, serum hormone testing, psychological evaluation of patient and partner, biothesiometry, penile plethysmography, nocturnal penile tumescence/rigidity testing with a Rigiscan device, and selective pudendal arteriography. One patient was status post a pelvic fracture, 2 lacked identifiable risk factors, 2 had diabetes, 6 were heavy smokers, and 7 had hypertension. Pre-operatively each patient had a suspicious medical history, abnormal plethysmography, abnormal Rigiscan testing, and a hemodynamically significant lesion on angiography. Revascularization was done by anastomosing the inferior epigastric artery to the deep dorsal veing and dorsal artery, or the deep dorsal vein alone if both arteries were atretic. Postoperatively, all 18 patients underwent a personal interview, repeat penile plethysmography, and repeat Rigiscan testing. Six patients reports successful coitus and an additional four were having coitus with the aid of intracavernous pharmacotherapy. Seventy-eight percent (14/18) had improved tracings on penile plethysmography, and 56% (10/18) had normal erectile capability by Rigiscan testing.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8348213

  3. Incomplete revascularization in multivessel percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: the role for stress thallium-201 imaging

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    Breisblatt, W.M.; Barnes, J.V.; Weiland, F.; Spaccavento, L.J.

    1988-06-01

    Evaluation of patients with multivessel coronary disease for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty raises the question: Is incomplete revascularization an acceptable procedure in these patients, or does complete revascularization need to be performed, as in coronary artery bypass grafting. To provide an answer the present study utilized exercise thallium imaging as a guide to the performance of angioplasty in 85 patients with multivessel coronary disease. Preangioplasty exercise thallium imaging helped to identify the primary stenosis (culprit lesion) in 93% of patients. Two weeks to 1 month after dilation of this lesion, repeat thallium imaging identified two patient groups: Group 1, 47 patients with no evidence of ischemia in a second vascular distribution and Group 2, 38 patients with evidence of further angioplasty. In Group 2 47% of patients had angioplasty of a second vessel and 79% required multivessel angioplasty at 1 year follow-up. In contrast, only six Group 1 patients (13%) required angioplasty of a second vessel at 1 year. Thus, incomplete revascularization may be an acceptable approach in many patients with multivessel coronary disease. Stress thallium-201 imaging may be a useful technique in the evaluation and management of these patients.

  4. Coronary Artery Revascularization in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

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  5. Triple coronary artery revascularization on the stabilized beating heart: initial experience

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    Cartier, Raymond; Hébert, Yves; Blain, Robert; Tremblay, Normand; Desjardins, Jacques; Leclerc, Yves

    1998-01-01

    Objective To decrease health costs and morbidity related to extracorporeal circulation, surgeons have modified the coronary artery bypass (CAB) technique so that it can be completed without the use of extra-corporeal circulation. This study summarizes initial experience with direct coronary artery revascularization on the beating heart using a coronary stabilizer. Design A case series. Setting The Montreal Heart Institute, a university-affiliated centre, specializing in the treatment of cardiac illnesses. Patients Ten patients underwent CAB by this technique. They presented with double or triple coronary artery disease with no intramyocardial, heavily calcified, diffused atheromatous coronary vessels, or left main coronary disease. Intervention CAB grafting in the beating heart. The anterior wall was grafted in all patients, the inferior wall in 7 and the posterior wall in 7. Main outcome measures Patient survival and graft patency. Results One patient died of multiple organ failure not related to the grafting technique itself, and 1 patient suffered a non-Q myocardial infarction. Early coronary angiography performed on 8 patients showed 100% graft patency, most with excellent distal runoff (21/22 grafts). Conclusion In patients with adequate anatomy, performance of CAB without extracorporeal circulation can achieve excellent early results provided there is appropriate mechanical stabilization of the beating heart. PMID:9711161

  6. Novel drug-eluting stents for coronary revascularization.

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    Gogas, Bill D; McDaniel, Michael; Samady, Habib; King, Spencer B

    2014-10-01

    Over the past decades, there has been significant evolution in coronary stents used in percutaneous coronary intervention. The current novel drug-eluting stents available in the United States represent significant advancements compared to angioplasty, bare-metal stents, and the first generation of drug-eluting stents (DES). The Xience everolimus-eluting stents, Promus everolimus-eluting stents, and Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stents currently demonstrate the optimal balance of safety and efficacy. Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stents have shorter drug-elution courses, and recent evidence suggests that 3 months of dual antiplatelet therapy appears safe, making Endeavor preferred when early discontinuation of dual antiplatelet therapy is warranted. Despite these advances in stent design, the permanent polymer and metallic stent remain in the vessel wall and may precipitate sustained inflammation, persistent vasomotor dysfunction, and in-stent neo-atherosclerosis. Bioresorbable platforms with biodegradable polymers have been developed to overcome the aforementioned limitations, and the outcomes of ongoing clinical trials are eagerly anticipated to determine if these novel stents will further improve clinical outcomes. PMID:25240980

  7. First-in-Man Computed Tomography-Guided Percutaneous Revascularization of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Using a Wearable Computer: Proof of Concept.

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    Opolski, Maksymilian P; Debski, Artur; Borucki, Bartosz A; Szpak, Marcin; Staruch, Adam D; Kepka, Cezary; Witkowski, Adam

    2016-06-01

    We report a case of successful computed tomography-guided percutaneous revascularization of a chronically occluded right coronary artery using a wearable, hands-free computer with a head-mounted display worn by interventional cardiologists in the catheterization laboratory. The projection of 3-dimensional computed tomographic reconstructions onto the screen of virtual reality glass allowed the operators to clearly visualize the distal coronary vessel, and verify the direction of the guide wire advancement relative to the course of the occluded vessel segment. This case provides proof of concept that wearable computers can improve operator comfort and procedure efficiency in interventional cardiology. PMID:26608117

  8. Coronary revascularization after thrombolytic therapy for myocardial infarction: what caseloads could Canadian centres face?

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    Floras, J S; Naylor, C D; Armstrong, P W

    1989-01-01

    A simple model was developed to project the potential effect of intravenous thrombolytic therapy on the caseloads of revascularization early after acute myocardial infarction. Published data were used to estimate the proportion of infarct patients eligible for thrombolytic treatment and their subsequent rates of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS) within 2 weeks and up to 6 to 12 weeks after treatment. Toronto regional caseload data were obtained from registries and hospital discharge records. Our primary projections, based only on coronary angiography for evidence of spontaneous or exercise-induced ischemia, suggest a 165% increase in the post-thrombolysis use of PTCA within 2 weeks of infarction and even greater increases 6 to 12 weeks after infarction. Adding in selective use of salvage PTCA for some patients with persisting pain despite thrombolysis increases the overall PTCA caseload within 2 weeks by 242%. Data on the current caseload of post-thrombolysis CABS are unavailable. However, our projected caseload for the 30% of infarct patients treated with thrombolytic drugs equals or exceeds the current number of CABS procedures performed on all infarct patients within a month of the event. All these projections are conservative, in that they consider neither procedures 3 to 12 months after infarction nor restenosis after PTCA. This analysis illustrates that current approaches to revascularization after thrombolytic therapy could have a substantial effect on PTCA and CABS caseloads. Further studies with improved caseload data are needed to validate these preliminary projections. PMID:2529021

  9. Long-term outcomes of high-risk elderly male patients with multivessel coronary disease: optimal medical therapy versus revascularization

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    Tao, Tao; Wang, Hao; Wang, Shu-Xia; Guo, Yu-Tao; Zhu, Ping; Wang, Yu-Tang

    2016-01-01

    Background Many studies have indicated that medical therapy and percutaneous coronary intervention have similar effects in terms of the long-term prognosis of patients with stable coronary artery disease. This study investigated the effects of optimal medical therapy (OMT) and revascularization-plus-OMT in elderly patients with high-risk angina. Methods In this prospective non-randomized study, 241 consecutive high-risk elderly male patients (65–92 years of age) with angiographically confirmed multivessel disease were enrolled in the registry from January 2004 to April 2005. Of these, 98 patients underwent OMT and 143 underwent revascularization therapy plus OMT. Results After 6.5 years of follow-up, we found that the rate of long-term cardiac mortality was significantly higher in patients who underwent OMT than in those who underwent revascularization (6.5-year unadjusted mortality rate, 14.3% for OMT vs. 7.0% for revascularization patients; log-rank P = 0.04). However, the overall risks of major adverse cardiac cerebrovascular events (MACCE) were similar among all patients (6.5-year unadjusted mortality rate, 29.6% for OMT vs. 27.3% for revascularization patients; log-rank P = 0.67). Conclusions OMT was associated with an increase in cardiac death but a similar 6.5-year risk of MACCE compared with revascularization in high-risk elderly male patients with coronary multivessel disease.

  10. Percutaneous ventricular assist device support during off-pump surgical coronary revascularization.

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    Gregoric, Igor D; Poglajen, Gregor; Span, Matjaz; Frazier, O H; Loyalka, Pranav; Kar, Biswajit

    2008-08-01

    Intraaortic balloon pump counterpulsation has been used for mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock patients, but percutaneous left ventricular assist devices can provide superior circulatory support in the same group of patients. We describe the case of a patient in cardiogenic shock after a myocardial infarction. A percutaneous ventricular assist device was used to provide immediate active hemodynamic support, and, because the patient's condition necessitated surgical revascularization, percutaneous left ventricular assist device support was continued during off-pump coronary artery bypass. PMID:18640347

  11. The radial artery: current concepts on its use in coronary artery revascularization.

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    Rehman, Syed M; Yi, Gijong; Taggart, David P

    2013-11-01

    The radial artery (RA) can be used as part of an arterial revascularization strategy in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). It is easy to harvest and several randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses have reported superior long-term patency over saphenous vein grafts. However, the RA is not used as frequently as the saphenous vein and questions remain regarding its optimum use as a conduit. This article comprehensively appraises current evidence surrounding outcomes, patient selection, harvesting technique, intraoperative strategy, and graft spasm prophylaxis to provide a contemporary review of the use of the RA as a conduit in CABG. PMID:24090580

  12. Determinants and prognostic significance of collaterals in patients undergoing coronary revascularization.

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    Nathoe, Hendrik M; Koerselman, Jeroen; Buskens, Erik; van Dijk, Diederik; Stella, Pieter R; Plokker, Thijs H W; Doevendans, Pieter A F M; Grobbee, Diederick E; de Jaegere, Peter P T

    2006-07-01

    There is evidence that coronary collaterals improve the prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). However, there is limited clinical information on the protective role of collaterals in patients with stable coronary artery disease. This information may help risk stratification and the development of novel therapies, such as arteriogenesis and angiogenesis. The relation between collaterals and cardiac death or MI at 1 year after coronary revascularization was studied in 561 patients who were enrolled in a randomized study that compared stent implantation with bypass grafting. Collaterals were assessed on an angiogram using Rentrop's classification and considered present with a Rentrop grade >1. Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios for cardiac death or MI at 1 year were calculated using univariate and multivariate regression analyses. In addition, determinants of collaterals were assessed using univariate and multivariate analyses. Collaterals were present in 176 patients (31%). The adjusted odds ratio of cardiac death or infarction was 0.18 (95% confidence interval 0.04 to 0.78) in the presence of collaterals. Independent determinants of collaterals were age (odds ratio 0.97, 95% confidence interval 0.95 to 0.99), multivessel disease (odds ratio 1.60, 95% confidence interval 1.02 to 2.51), impaired ventricular function (odds ratio 1.85, 95% confidence interval 1.04 to 3.29), type C lesion (odds ratio 3.72, 95% confidence interval 2.33 to 5.95), and stenosis severity >90% (odds ratio 9.08, 95% confidence interval 4.65 to 17.73). In conclusion, in patients with a low risk profile, the presence of collaterals protects against cardiac death and MI at 1 year after coronary revascularization. Variables that reflect the duration and severity of the atherosclerotic and ischemic burden determine their presence. PMID:16784916

  13. Revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention does not affect androgen status in males with chronic stable angina pectoris.

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    Gosai, J N; Charalampidis, P; Nikolaidou, T; Parviz, Y; Morris, P D; Channer, K S; Jones, T H; Grech, E D

    2016-05-01

    There is a clear association between low serum testosterone and coronary artery disease (CAD) in men. Hypotestosteronaemia is associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and a quarter of men with CAD are biochemically hypogonadal. Amongst those with CAD, hypotestosteronaemia is associated with increased mortality. Testosterone vasodilates coronary arteries, and exogenous testosterone reduces ischaemia. Whether hypotestosteronaemia is a cause or a consequence of CAD remains unanswered. The aim of this prospective observational study was to investigate whether coronary revascularization affected androgen status in men with stable angina pectoris. Twenty five men (mean age 62.7, SD 9.18) with angiographically significant CAD and symptomatic angina underwent full coronary revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention. Androgen status and symptoms of angina, stress, depression and sexual function were assessed before, and at one and 6 months after the coronary revascularization. All patients underwent complete revascularization which was associated with a significant reduction in angina symptoms and ischaemia. No significant difference was seen in total testosterone (11.33 nmol/L baseline; 12.56, 1 month post; 13.04 at 6 months; p = 0.08). A significant and sustained rise in sex hormone-binding globulin was seen (33.99 nm/L baseline; 36.11 nm/L 1 month post PCI; 37.94 nm/L at 6 months; p = 0.03) Overall, there was no significant alteration in any other marker of androgen status including free testosterone or bioavailable testosterone. There was no change in symptoms of anxiety, depression or sexual function. Coronary revascularization has no sustained effect on androgen status. This supports the hypothesis that hypotestosteronaemia is not a consequence of angina pectoris or myocardial ischaemia. PMID:27027684

  14. Effect of glycated hemoglobin on heart function of the patients with revascularization of coronary artery

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    Sun, XQ; Bao, BN; Gao, XY; Yan, DE; Zhou, YS

    2015-01-01

    Background: Patients with diabetes after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treatment for coronary artery disease (CAD) had higher mortality rates than those without diabetes. There were limited data comparing the cardiac and metabolic differences between diabetes and non-diabetes for CABG and PCI and about impact of pre-procedure GHb level on systolic heart function in patients with diabetes. Aims: To explore the cardio-metabolic differences and to evaluate their potential as significant risk factors. Subjects and method: 124 patients with diabetes and 170 patients without diabetes were enrolled. Coronary lesions (?70% stenosis in at least one major coronary artery) were documented by angiography. Patients with diabetes were divided into different groups by GHb, Coronary lesions (?70% stenosis in at least one major coronary artery) were documented by angiography. CABG and PCI were performed for all the patients. Cardio-metabolic risk factors before revascularization were compared between them. Results: Diabetics with GHb?8% had lower cardiac ejection fraction (EF) values than those with GHb<8% (P<0.05) or patients without diabetes (P<0.05). And count of vascular lesions between the groups was not statistically significant. Observed EF as a dependent variable negatively correlated to GHb levels (P<0.05). The levels of glycated hemoglobin A1c (GHbA1c) rose with increased fasted blood glucose (FBG) values (P<0.001). Even with treatment for hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia, overall levels of fasting blood sugar (FBG, P<0.001), GHbA1c (P<0.001), and triglycerides (TG, P<0.05) in patients with diabetes were still higher than those without diabetes respectively. Conclusion: Poorer glucose control with GHb?8% and decreased systolic heart function are significant risk factors that potentially contribute to worse prognosis for CABG or PCI treatment. Elevated levels of FBG, GHbA1c, and TG are evident for patients with diabetes compared to patients without diabetes prior to revascularization. PMID:26261612

  15. Statin wars following coronary revascularization –Evidence-based clinical practice?

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    Brophy, James M; Costa, Vania

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) have shown that statins provide substantial heath benefits. Pharmaceutical companies spend enormous amounts of money on both clinical trials and marketing. The relative influence of information from clinical trials on physician prescription patterns for statins is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the correlation between statin prescription patterns and the quality of evidence from RCTs. METHODS Using the computerized administrative databases of the Quebec Health Insurance Board, the choice of statin for elderly patients (older than 65 years of age) following a coronary revascularization procedure (percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft surgery) performed between January 1, 1994, and June 30, 2003, was examined. Prescriptions for each statin were compared with their evidence base obtained from a cumulative systematic literature review of RCTs that recorded mortality as an outcome and were published before December 31, 2002. RESULTS The study cohort comprised 27,979 elderly revascularized patients who received at least one statin prescription. In 1996, the year atorvastatin was introduced, simvastatin and pravastatin had 38.3% and 37.1% of the market share, respectively. By 2003, atorvastatin had 44% of the market share, compared with 29.9% and 24.1% for simvastatin and pravastatin, respectively. In contrast, RCTs published up to the end of 2002 had culminated in 133,341 and 140,565 patient-years of follow-up for simvastatin and pravastatin, respectively, and only 1459 patient-years for atorvastatin. CONCLUSIONS Prescription patterns regarding the choice of statin do not appear to be determined uniquely from high-quality RCTs. Further research into the other possible determinants of physician prescription patterns is necessary. PMID:16450018

  16. Unique Coronary Artery Disease Differences in Women as Related to Revascularization.

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    Whayne, Thomas F; Mukherjee, Debabrata

    2015-01-01

    There are significant differences in coronary heart disease (CHD) in women whenever a comparison is made to men and these carry over to revascularization procedures including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The coronary arteries of women are smaller, which presents additional challenges for PCI and CABG procedures. Unique atypical symptomatology in response to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in women can confound diagnosis, women notoriously delay seeking medical help for ACS, and physicians and other caregivers have had a tendency to minimize the significance of these symptoms, contributing further to a delay in necessary care. There also appears to be an increased association of inflammation and CHD in women. The younger the female patient with CHD, the higher the mortality and that mortality clearly exceeds that of comparable male patients. For cardiovascular (CV) risk prevention in women, statins have had controversy associated with their use but overall, the proof of beneficial outcomes results from statins is also valid in women. An increased rate of adverse outcomes has been reported in women after PCI and CABG surgery. These worse clinical outcomes have persisted in contemporary years but lessened due to advancement in invasive techniques. Nevertheless, PCI that could improve clinical outcomes in women who have high-risk ACS is, unfortunately, performed on a less frequent basis and, in addition, there are greater delays involving women as compared to men. With increased clinical comorbidity associated with complex CHD in women, a lower anatomical SYNTAX score (from: SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery [SYNTAX] trial) appears necessary in order for women to achieve a similar long-term mortality benefit from CABG surgery as compared to PCI. PMID:26423084

  17. Influence of Total Coronary Occlusion on Clinical Outcomes (from the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 DiabetesTrial).

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    Damluji, Abdulla A; Pomenti, Sydney F; Ramireddy, Archana; Al-Damluji, Mohammed S; Alfonso, Carlos E; Schob, Alan H; Marso, Steven P; Gilchrist, Ian C; Moscucci, Mauro; Kandzari, David E; Cohen, Mauricio G

    2016-04-01

    Our aim was to evaluate the influence of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) on long-term clinical outcomes of patients with coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus. We evaluated patients with coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus enrolled in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes, who underwent either prompt revascularization (PR) with intensive medical therapy (IMT) or IMT alone according to the presence or absence of CTO. Of 2,368 patients enrolled in the trial, 972 patients (41%) had CTO of coronary arteries. Of those, 482 (41%) and 490 (41%) were in the PR with IMT versus IMT only groups, respectively. In the PR group, patients with CTO were more likely to be selected for the coronary artery bypass grafting stratum (coronary artery bypass grafting 62% vs percutaneous coronary intervention 31%, p <0.001). Compared to the non-CTO group, patients with CTO had more abnormal Q wave, abnormal ST depression, and abnormal T waves. The myocardial jeopardy score was higher in the CTO versus non-CTO group (52 [36 to 69] vs 37 [21 to 53], p <0.001). After adjustment, 5-year mortality rate was significantly higher in the CTO group in the entire cohort (hazard ratio [HR] 1.35, p = 0.013) and in patients with CTO managed with IMT (HR 1.46, p = 0.031). However, the adjusted risk of death was not increased in patients managed with PR (HR 1.26, p = 0.180). In conclusion, CTO of coronary arteries is associated with increased mortality in patients treated medically. However, the presence of a CTO may not increase mortality in patients treated with revascularization. Larger randomized trials are needed to evaluate the effects of revascularization on long-term survival in patients with CTO. PMID:26853953

  18. Women With Early Menopause Have Higher Rates of Target Lesion Revascularization After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

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    Zhang, Linlin; Wang, Zhijian; Liu, Xiaoli; Zhou, Zhiming; Zhao, Yingxin; Shi, Dongmei; Liu, Yuyang; Liang, Jing; Yang, Lixia; Chai, Meng; Zhou, Yujie

    2016-04-01

    Early menopause has been found to be associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Our objective was to investigate the impact of early menopause on clinical outcomes for women undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We observed female patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing PCI and found that women with early menopause (≤46 years old) were more likely to have CAD risk factors and more severe coronary lesions. During the 18-month follow-up, early menopause was associated with similar risk of death and myocardial infarction but higher risk of target lesion revascularization (TLR; 7.8% vs 5.3%, P = .003) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs; 11.3% vs 9.0%, P = .007). After adjustment, early menopause was an independent risk factor for 18-month MACEs (hazard ratio [HR], 1.54; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.18-2.00) and TLR (HR 1.61; 95% CI 1.21-2.13). In conclusion, for women undergoing PCI, early menopause is associated with higher risk of MACE, which is mainly driven by risk of TLR. PMID:26032851

  19. Increased Arterial Stiffness after Coronary Artery Revascularization Correlates with Serious Coronary Artery Lesions and Poor Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Zhu, Zhengbin; Yan, Zijun; Zhang, Lin; Du, Run; Zhu, Jinzhou; Zuo, Junli; Chu, Shaoli; Shen, Weifeng; Zhang, Ruiyan

    2014-01-01

    Objectives This study aimed to clarify the relationship between arterial stiffness and coronary artery lesions as well as their influence on long-term outcomes after coronary artery revascularization in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods A total of 205 patients who had a coronary angiography and received coronary artery revascularization on demand were enrolled and followed up for 5 years. Demographic and clinical indicators, arterial stiffness indexes, angiographic characteristics and the Gensini score (GS) were recorded at baseline. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE), including cardiac death and repeat coronary artery revascularization, that occurred during the 5 years of follow-up were also recorded. Results All indexes reflecting the degree of arterial stiffness, including PWV, C1, C2, CSBP, CDBP, AP and Aix, were significantly higher in CKD than in non-CKD patients (all p < 0.05). Patients with CKD also had a higher rate of coronary artery disease and a higher GS (p < 0.05 and p < 0.01, respectively). Logistic regression analysis revealed CKD to be an independent risk factor for increased arterial stiffness (OR = 2.508, 95% CI 1.308-4.808, p = 0.006). During follow-up, CKD patients with PWV >13 m/s or Aix@75 >30 had a significantly higher MACE occurrence rate after coronary artery revascularization (both p < 0.05). Conclusion These results highlight that CKD and arterial stiffness correlate with the severity of coronary artery lesions. CKD patients with impaired arterial stiffness have poor clinical outcomes, suggesting a further clinical use of the arterial stiffness index as a surrogate of worse cardiovascular prognosis in CKD than in non-CKD patients. PMID:25737692

  20. Reversibility of High-Grade Atrioventricular Block with Revascularization in Coronary Artery Disease without Infarction: A Literature Review.

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    Cardoso, Rhanderson; Alfonso, Carlos E; Coffey, James O

    2016-01-01

    Complete atrioventricular (AV) block is known to be reversible in some cases of acute inferior wall myocardial infarction (MI). The reversibility of high-grade AV block in non-MI coronary artery disease (CAD), however, is rarely described in the literature. Herein we perform a literature review to assess what is known about the reversibility of high-grade AV block after right coronary artery revascularization in CAD patients who present without an acute MI. To illustrate this phenomenon we describe a case of 2?:?1 AV block associated with unstable angina, in which revascularization resulted in immediate and durable restoration of 1?:?1 AV conduction, thereby obviating the need for permanent pacemaker implantation. The literature review suggests two possible explanations: a vagally mediated response or a mechanism dependent on conduction system ischemia. Due to the limited understanding of AV block reversibility following revascularization in non-acute MI presentations, it remains difficult to reliably predict which patients presenting with high-grade AV block in the absence of MI may have the potential to avoid permanent pacemaker implantation via coronary revascularization. We thus offer this review as a potential starting point for the approach to such patients. PMID:26925272

  1. Reversibility of High-Grade Atrioventricular Block with Revascularization in Coronary Artery Disease without Infarction: A Literature Review

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    Cardoso, Rhanderson; Alfonso, Carlos E.; Coffey, James O.

    2016-01-01

    Complete atrioventricular (AV) block is known to be reversible in some cases of acute inferior wall myocardial infarction (MI). The reversibility of high-grade AV block in non-MI coronary artery disease (CAD), however, is rarely described in the literature. Herein we perform a literature review to assess what is known about the reversibility of high-grade AV block after right coronary artery revascularization in CAD patients who present without an acute MI. To illustrate this phenomenon we describe a case of 2 : 1 AV block associated with unstable angina, in which revascularization resulted in immediate and durable restoration of 1 : 1 AV conduction, thereby obviating the need for permanent pacemaker implantation. The literature review suggests two possible explanations: a vagally mediated response or a mechanism dependent on conduction system ischemia. Due to the limited understanding of AV block reversibility following revascularization in non-acute MI presentations, it remains difficult to reliably predict which patients presenting with high-grade AV block in the absence of MI may have the potential to avoid permanent pacemaker implantation via coronary revascularization. We thus offer this review as a potential starting point for the approach to such patients. PMID:26925272

  2. Passive Leg Raising Correlates with Future Exercise Capacity after Coronary Revascularization

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    Huang, Shu-Chun; Wong, May-Kuen; Lin, Pyng-Jing; Tsai, Feng-Chun; Wen, Ming-Shien; Kuo, Chi-Tai; Hsu, Chih-Chin; Wang, Jong-Shyan

    2015-01-01

    Hemodynamic properties affected by the passive leg raise test (PLRT) reflect cardiac pumping efficiency. In the present study, we aimed to further explore whether PLRT predicts exercise intolerance/capacity following coronary revascularization. Following coronary bypass/percutaneous coronary intervention, 120 inpatients underwent a PLRT and a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) 2–12 days during post-surgery hospitalization and 3–5 weeks after hospital discharge. The PLRT included head-up, leg raise, and supine rest postures. The end point of the first CPET during admission was the supra-ventilatory anaerobic threshold, whereas that during the second CPET in the outpatient stage was maximal performance. Bio-reactance-based non-invasive cardiac output monitoring was employed during PLRT to measure real-time stroke volume and cardiac output. A correlation matrix showed that stroke volume during leg raise (SVLR) during the first PLRT was positively correlated (R = 0.653) with the anaerobic threshold during the first CPET. When exercise intolerance was defined as an anaerobic threshold < 3 metabolic equivalents, SVLR / body weight had an area under curve value of 0.822, with sensitivity of 0.954, specificity of 0.593, and cut-off value of 1504·10-3mL/kg (positive predictive value 0.72; negative predictive value 0.92). Additionally, cardiac output during leg raise (COLR) during the first PLRT was related to peak oxygen consumption during the second CPET (R = 0.678). When poor aerobic fitness was defined as peak oxygen consumption < 5 metabolic equivalents, COLR / body weight had an area under curve value of 0.814, with sensitivity of 0.781, specificity of 0.773, and a cut-off value of 68.3 mL/min/kg (positive predictive value 0.83; negative predictive value 0.71). Therefore, we conclude that PLRT during hospitalization has a good screening and predictive power for exercise intolerance/capacity in inpatients and early outpatients following coronary revascularization, which has clinical significance. PMID:26360736

  3. Successful microsurgical revascularization of an almost totally amputated ear lobe by horse bite.

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    Dadaci, Mehmet; Gundeslioğlu, Ayse Ozlem; Ince, Bilsev; Altuntas, Zeynep

    2014-01-01

    Total or subtotal amputation of the external ear related to horse bite is an uncommon situation. In our case, we report successful microsurgical revascularization of almost totally amputated ear of a 75-year-old male patient caused by a horse bite. PMID:24406611

  4. Trends in Coronary Angiography, Revascularization, and Outcomes of Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

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    Kolte, Dhaval; Khera, Sahil; Dabhadkar, Kaustubh C; Agarwal, Shikhar; Aronow, Wilbert S; Timmermans, Robert; Jain, Diwakar; Cooper, Howard A; Frishman, William H; Menon, Venu; Bhatt, Deepak L; Abbott, J Dawn; Fonarow, Gregg C; Panza, Julio A

    2016-01-01

    Early revascularization is the mainstay of treatment for cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction. However, data on the contemporary trends in management and outcomes of CS complicating non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) are limited. We used the 2006 to 2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample databases to identify patients aged ?18years with NSTEMI with or without CS. Temporal trends and differences in coronary angiography, revascularization, and outcomes were analyzed. Of 2,191,772 patients with NSTEMI, 53,800 (2.5%) had a diagnosis of CS. From 2006 to 2012, coronary angiography rates increased from 53.6% to 60.4% in patients with NSTEMI with CS (ptrend <0.001). Among patients who underwent coronary angiography, revascularization rates were significantly higher in patients with CS versus without CS (72.5% vs 62.6%, p <0.001). Patients with NSTEMI with CS had significantly higher risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality (odds ratio 10.09, 95% confidence interval 9.88 to 10.32) as compared to those without CS. In patients with CS, an invasive strategy was associated with lower risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality (odds ratio 0.43, 95% confidence interval 0.42 to 0.45). Risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and total hospital costs decreased over the study period in patients with and without CS (ptrend <0.001). In conclusion, we observed an increasing trend in coronary angiography and decreasing trend in in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and total hospital costs in patients with NSTEMI with and without CS. Despite these positive trends, overall coronary angiography and revascularization rates remain less than optimal and in-hospital mortality unacceptably high in patients with NSTEMI and CS. PMID:26541908

  5. Coronary Sinus Reducer system™: A new therapeutic option in refractory angina patients unsuitable for revascularization.

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    Ielasi, Alfonso; Todaro, Maria Chiara; Grigis, Giulietta; Tespili, Maurizio

    2016-04-15

    A challenge of modern cardiovascular medicine is to find new, effective treatments for patients with refractory angina pectoris (RAP), a clinical condition characterized by severe angina despite optimal medical therapy and "no option" for a surgical or percutaneous revascularization. Although the relevant advance of both pharmaceutical and interventional treatments for patients affected by symptomatic coronary artery disease has greatly contributed to prolong survival, the increasing number of patients experimenting persistent and invalidating angina symptoms, highlights that quality of life of these patients has not been equally improved. Clinical limitations of the efficiency of conventional and relatively new approaches justify the search for new therapeutic options. In this review, we will focus on the epidemiology of RAP, and we will provide a brief update on the different options actually available to these patients with particular interest to an innovative device that narrow the coronary sinus: the Reducer system (Neovasc Inc., Richmond B.C., Canada). The efforts of present and future clinical studies will ultimately answer the question of whether this intriguing therapy is a suitable strategy for treatment of patients with RAP. PMID:26889595

  6. Usefulness of coronary computed tomographic angiography to assess suitability for revascularization in patients with significant coronary artery disease and angina pectoris.

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    Sheth, Tej N; Rieber, Johannes; Mooyaart, Eline A Q; Pena, Antonio; Abbara, Suhny; Cury, Ricardo C; Brady, Tom; Hoffmann, Udo

    2006-11-01

    Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) accurately excludes the presence of coronary stenoses in selected patient populations. However, it remains unclear whether coronary CTA has the potential to replace invasive coronary angiography as a tool to assess a patient's suitability for revascularization as determined by the characterization of lesion morphology in patients with significant coronary artery disease. Coronary CTA (64-slice computed tomography) was performed before invasive coronary angiography in 29 patients. We evaluated the accuracy of CTA for the detection of complex lesion morphology, including the presence of severe calcium, total occlusions, and ostial or bifurcation location, and compared the results with those of invasive angiography. On CTA, 10 of 69 lesions (15%) were not evaluable for any feature of complex lesion morphology. Of the evaluable lesions, CTA detected >or=1 feature of complexity in 58% of lesions, corresponding to a sensitivity of 88% (23 of 26) and a specificity of 83% (24 of 29). For those single features, the sensitivity of CTA was 100% for the presence of severe calcium, 93% for total occlusions, and 60% and 80% for the detection of ostial and bifurcation lesions, respectively. The specificity was high for total occlusions (97%), ostial lesions (97%), and bifurcations (100%). It was moderate (85%) for severe calcium. Severe calcium precluded the evaluation of other features of complex lesion morphology in 6 lesions (11%). In conclusion, invasive selective coronary angiography remains the cornerstone to assess a patient's suitability for revascularization given the high proportion of unevaluable segments and segments with severe calcium that precluded adequate revascularization planning on CTA. PMID:17056327

  7. Effect of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitor on All-Cause Mortality and Coronary Revascularization in Diabetic Patients

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    Park, Hyo Eun; Jeon, Jooyeong; Hwang, In-Chang; Sung, Jidong; Lee, Seung-Pyo; Kim, Hyung-Kwan; Cho, Goo-Yeong; Sohn, Dae-Won

    2015-01-01

    Background Anti-atherosclerotic effect of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors has been suggested from previous studies, and yet, its association with cardiovascular outcome has not been demonstrated. We aimed to evaluate the effect of DPP-4 inhibitors in reducing mortality and coronary revascularization, in association with baseline coronary computed tomography (CT). Methods The current study was performed as a multi-center, retrospective observational cohort study. All subjects with diabetes mellitus who had diagnostic CT during 2007-2011 were included, and 1866 DPP-4 inhibitor users and 5179 non-users were compared for outcome. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality and secondary outcome included any coronary revascularization therapy after 90 days of CT in addition to all-cause mortality. Results DPP-4 inhibitors users had significantly less adverse events [0.8% vs. 4.4% in users vs. non-users, adjusted hazard ratios (HR) 0.220, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.102-0.474, p = 0.0001 for primary outcome, 4.1% vs. 7.6% in users vs. non-users, HR 0.517, 95% CI 0.363-0.735, p = 0.0002 for secondary outcome, adjusted variables were age, sex, presence of hypertension, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, glycated hemoglobin, statin use, coronary artery calcium score and degree of stenosis]. Interestingly, DPP-4 inhibitor seemed to be beneficial only in subjects without significant stenosis (adjusted HR 0.148, p = 0.0013 and adjusted HR 0.525, p = 0.0081 for primary and secondary outcome). Conclusion DPP-4 inhibitor is associated with reduced all-cause mortality and coronary revascularization in diabetic patients. Such beneficial effect was significant only in those without significant coronary stenosis, which implies that DPP-4 inhibitor may have beneficial effect in earlier stage of atherosclerosis. PMID:26755932

  8. Bioresorbable polymeric scaffolds for coronary revascularization: Lessons learnt from ABSORB III, ABSORB China, and ABSORB Japan

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    Gogas, Bill D.; King, Spencer B.; Samady, Habib

    2015-01-01

    Bioresorbable polymers and biocorrodible metals are the latest developments in biodegradable materials used in interventional cardiology for the mechanical treatment of coronary atherosclerosis. Poly-L-lactic acid is the most frequently used bioresorbable polymer and initial evidence of feasibility, efficacy and clinical safety following deployment of polymer-based platforms was gained after completion of the first-in-man longitudinal ABSORB registries, Cohorts A and B and ABSORB Extend. In these studies, the biologic interaction of the first-generation Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, SC, Calif., US) with the underlying vascular tissue was evaluated in vivo with multiple imaging modalities such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), virtual histology-IVUS, IVUS-palpography, optical coherence tomography as well as ex vivo with coronary computed tomography. Efficacy measures following this in vivo multi-imaging assessment as well as clinical safety were comparable with current generation drug-eluting stents (DES) (Abbott Vascular, SC, Calif., US) in non-complex lesions over a 3-year follow-up. Furthermore, novel properties of functional and anatomic restoration of the vessel wall during the late phases of resorption and vascular healing were observed transforming the field of mechanical treatment of atherosclerosis from delivering only acute revascularization to additionally enable late repair and subsequent restoration of a more physiologic underlying vascular tissue. Despite the sufficient evidence and the subsequent Conformité Européenne mark approval of the first fully biodegradable scaffold (Absorb BVS) in 2012 for revascularizing non-complex lesions, the paucity of randomized comparisons of fully bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) with metallic DES in a “real-world” clinical setting raised controversies among the interventional community for the merit of these technologies. Only recently, results from international large-scale randomized trials from the United States (U.S.), China and Japan were revealed. Herein we provide a comprehensive overview of the ABSORB III, ABSORB China and ABSORB Japan studies demonstrating the consistent non-inferiority in clinical safety and efficacy measures of the Absorb BVS vs. current generation DES. PMID:26925407

  9. Bioresorbable polymeric scaffolds for coronary revascularization: Lessons learnt from ABSORB III, ABSORB China, and ABSORB Japan.

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    Gogas, Bill D; King, Spencer B; Samady, Habib

    2015-01-01

    Bioresorbable polymers and biocorrodible metals are the latest developments in biodegradable materials used in interventional cardiology for the mechanical treatment of coronary atherosclerosis. Poly-L-lactic acid is the most frequently used bioresorbable polymer and initial evidence of feasibility, efficacy and clinical safety following deployment of polymer-based platforms was gained after completion of the first-in-man longitudinal ABSORB registries, Cohorts A and B and ABSORB Extend. In these studies, the biologic interaction of the first-generation Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, SC, Calif., US) with the underlying vascular tissue was evaluated in vivo with multiple imaging modalities such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), virtual histology-IVUS, IVUS-palpography, optical coherence tomography as well as ex vivo with coronary computed tomography. Efficacy measures following this in vivo multi-imaging assessment as well as clinical safety were comparable with current generation drug-eluting stents (DES) (Abbott Vascular, SC, Calif., US) in non-complex lesions over a 3-year follow-up. Furthermore, novel properties of functional and anatomic restoration of the vessel wall during the late phases of resorption and vascular healing were observed transforming the field of mechanical treatment of atherosclerosis from delivering only acute revascularization to additionally enable late repair and subsequent restoration of a more physiologic underlying vascular tissue. Despite the sufficient evidence and the subsequent Conformité Européenne mark approval of the first fully biodegradable scaffold (Absorb BVS) in 2012 for revascularizing non-complex lesions, the paucity of randomized comparisons of fully bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) with metallic DES in a "real-world" clinical setting raised controversies among the interventional community for the merit of these technologies. Only recently, results from international large-scale randomized trials from the United States (U.S.), China and Japan were revealed. Herein we provide a comprehensive overview of the ABSORB III, ABSORB China and ABSORB Japan studies demonstrating the consistent non-inferiority in clinical safety and efficacy measures of the Absorb BVS vs. current generation DES. PMID:26925407

  10. Pediatric Coronary Artery Revascularization Surgery: Development and Effects on Survival, Cardiac Events and Graft Patency for Children With Kawasaki Disease Coronary Involvements

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    Kitamura, Soichiro

    2016-01-01

    Pediatric coronary artery bypass surgery gained wide acceptance with the introduction of internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) for bypass operations for post Kawasaki disease (KD) lesions. The technique is now established as the standard surgical choice, and its safety even in infancy, graft patency, growth potential, graft longevity and clinical efficacy have been well documented. In this article the author reviews the development of pediatric coronary bypass as the main indication for the treatment of coronary lesions due to KD. I believe that coronary revascularization surgery in pediatric population utilizing uni- or bilateral ITAs is the current gold-standard as the most reliable treatment, although percutaneous coronary intervention with or without a stent has been tried with vague long-term results in children. PMID:26848378

  11. Statins in prevention of repeat revascularization after percutaneous coronary intervention--a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

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    Zhang, Zhi-Jiang; Cheng, Qi; Jiang, Guo-Xin; Marroquin, Oscar C

    2010-04-01

    Recent prospective cohort studies have shown that patients discharged on statins after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are at lower risks of repeat revascularization and mortality when compared to those not on statins after discharge. However, few randomized clinical trials among post-PCI patients confirmed these beneficial effects. It is needed to evaluate the effects of post-procedural statin therapy on individual clinical outcomes to facilitate the further investigation on identifying the underlying mechanism(s). A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials was conducted to examine the effects of statin therapy initiated after coronary angioplasty on repeat revascularization, all-cause mortality and myocardial infarction (MI). From relevant reports on Medline (from inception to October 2009), six randomized clinical trials comprising 2979 patients were included. Relative risks were evaluated for pooled data via random effect models. Compared with controls, post-PCI statin therapy was associated with a significantly decreased risk of repeat revascularization (risk ratio (RR)=0.73, 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.55-0.98, p=0.04), nonsignificantly decreased risks of all-cause mortality (RR=0.88, 95% CI, 0.35-2.21, p=0.79), MI (RR=0.76, 95% CI, 0.49-1.18, p=0.23), and target lesion or target vessel revascularization (RR=0.58, 95% CI, 0.24-1.39, p=0.22). In conclusion, statin therapy after PCI can reduce the risk of repeat revascularization. Further investigation is needed to identify the underlying mechanism(s). PMID:19922797

  12. Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization.

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    Horvath, Keith A.

    2004-02-01

    Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) has been performed on over 12,000 patients worldwide. Since 1990, the treatment has provided significant angina relief for symptomatic end-stage coronary disease that is refractory to medical therapy. Seventy-five percent of patients treated with TMR have demonstrated a decrease of two or more angina classes postoperatively. As a result, TMR has provided a significant improvement in quality of life for patients, resulting in fewer hospital admissions and decreased dependency on medications. Two different wavelengths of light, carbon dioxide (CO(2)) and holmium yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG), have been employed. Results obtained using these lasers differ. The CO(2) laser has demonstrated a perfusion benefit as well as long-term improvement in quality of life and angina relief. The Ho:YAG laser has not demonstrated these results. These differences may, in part, explain the failure of percutaneous myocardial laser revascularization. This catheter-based approach was not as successful as TMR due to its partial thickness treatment of the myocardium as well as its use of the Ho:YAG laser. In addition to the patients with end-stage coronary disease who undergo TMR as sole therapy, there are an increasing number of patients who have been treated with a combination of coronary artery bypass grafting and TMR. This provides a more complete revascularization than leaving territories ungrafted. Further enhancement of the angiogenic response seen after TMR may be seen by the addition of gene therapy to TMR treatment. PMID:15023284

  13. Hyaluronan Based Heparin Free Coated Open and Closed Extracorporeal Circuits for High Risk Coronary Revascularization

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    Gunaydin, Serdar; Ucar, Halil Ibrahim; Serter, Tanzer; McCusker, Kevin; Ozcelik, Gokhan; Salman, Nevriye; Yorgancioglu, Ali Cem

    2010-01-01

    Abstract: This prospective randomized study compares the inflammatory response and fibrinolytic activation of fully coated/uncoated and open/closed extracorporeal circuits (ECC) in high risk patients. Over a 2-month period, 48 patients with EuroSCOREs 6 or greater undergoing coronary revascularization were pro spectively randomized to one of the four perfusion protocols: Group 1: Closed and totally hyaluronan based heparin free coated (Vision HFO-GBS-HF™, Gish Biomedical, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) ECC with a soft-shell coated venous reservoir (SVR11S2-HFC™, Gish Biomedical) and a hard-shell cardiotomy (CAPVRF44, Gish Biomedical) (n = 12); Group 2: Closed and totally uncoated identical ECC with soft-shell uncoated venous reservoir and a hard-shell cardiotomy (n = 12); Group 3: Open, totally hyaluronan based heparin free coated ECC (n = 12); and Group 4: Control-open, uncoated ECC (n = 12). Blood samples were collected at T1: Baseline; T2: 15 minutes after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) initiation; T3: before cessation of CPB; T4: 15 minutes after protamine reversal, and T5: in the intensive care unit. Serum IL-6 levels were significantly lower at T2 in all study groups, at T3 for coated groups, and T4 for closed+coated group (p < .05 versus control). Creatine kinase M-band (MB) levels in coronary sinus blood demonstrated well preserved myocardium after CPB in both coated groups versus Control (p < .05). Neutrophil CD11b/CD18 levels were significantly lower for all study groups versus control at T2, for both coated groups at T3 and only for closed+coated group at T4 (p < .05). Postoperative hemorrhage (mL) was 510 ± 40 in closed+coated and 536 ± 40 in open+coated groups (control: 784 ± 48, p ≤ .05). No significant differences in thrombin-antithrombin complex and free plasma hemoglobin were observed. Desorbed protein amount on ECC (mg/dL) was 1.7 ± .01 in closed+coated, 2.01 ± .01 in open+coated, and 3.3 ± .015 in control groups (p ≤ .05). Use of a closed and completely heparin free coated ECC may reduce neutrophil degradation, cytokine release characterized by improved clinical outcomes including reduced blood loss, reduced requirement for inotropes, and reduced atrial fibrillation. PMID:21313926

  14. Hypothesis of Long-Term Outcome after Coronary Revascularization in Japanese Patients Compared to Multiethnic Groups in the US

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    Inohara, Taku; Kohsaka, Shun; Goto, Masashi; Furukawa, Yutaka; Fukushima, Masanori; Sakata, Ryuzo; Elayda, MacArthur; Wilson, James M.; Kimura, Takeshi

    2015-01-01

    Background Ethnicity has a significant impact on coronary artery disease (CAD). This study investigated the long-term outcomes of Japanese patients undergoing revascularization compared with US patients belonging to multiple ethnic groups. Methods and Results We evaluated clinical outcomes, based on ethnicity, of patients included in the Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome (CREDO-Kyoto) and the Texas (US) Heart Institute Research Database (THIRDBase) registries. For the analysis, we included 8871 patients from the CREDO-Kyoto registry (median follow-up period [FU], 3.5 years; interquartile range [IQR], 2.6–4.3) and 6717 patients from the THIRDBase registry (FU, 5.2 years; IQR, 3.8–6.5) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention or bypass surgery. Cox proportional hazard models were constructed to compare the adjusted long-term outcomes for each ethnic group. A total of 8871 Japanese, 5170 Caucasians, 648 African-Americans, 817 Hispanics, and 82 Asian-Americans were identified. When adjusted, Japanese patients had significantly better outcomes than US patients, classified by ethnicity (Caucasians: hazard ratio [HR], 1.56; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.35–1.79; Hispanics: HR, 1.53; 95% CI, 1.22–1.93; African-Americans: HR, 2.03; 95% CI, 1.62–2.56), except for Asian-Americans (HR, 0.84; 95% CI. 0.38–1.89) who had outcomes similar to Japanese patients. Conclusion Our findings indicate better survival outcomes in re-vascularized Japanese CAD patients compared to major ethnic groups in the US, including Caucasian, Hispanic, and African-American CAD patients. The characteristics and outcomes of Japanese CAD patients were similar to those of Asian-Americans, despite the sample size limitations in the US dataset. PMID:26023784

  15. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass for left anterior descending artery revascularization – analysis of 300 cases

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    Zhang, Lufeng; Cui, Zhongqi; Song, Zhiming; Yang, Hang; Fu, Yuanhao; Gong, Yichen

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting is performed via small, left anterolateral thoracotomy. The left internal mammary artery was grafted to the left anterior descending (LAD) artery in 300 consecutive patients. Aim In-hospital results were evaluated and compared with the conventional, off-pump coronary artery bypass graft procedure. Material and methods One hundred and sixty-three (54.33%) of 300 patients underwent staged hybrid coronary revascularization, 93 (31%) were treated for a single LAD lesion, and 44 (14.67%) were treated for multi-vessel disease with reasonably incomplete revascularization. Major in-hospital cardiac adverse events and postoperative data were compared between groups. Results Preoperative data were similar between groups. However, the difference in left ventricular ejection fraction (p < 0.001) was significant. No conversions to sternotomy occurred during the primary MIDCAB procedures. Shorter operation time (p < 0.001), shorter postoperative mechanical ventilation time (p < 0.001), shorter intensive care unit stay (p < 0.001), and less red blood cell transfusion (p < 0.001) were noted in the MIDCAB group. Postoperative coronary angiography conducted in the MIDCAB group within one week after the operation showed that 2 of 163 patients developed graft occlusion. These patients underwent conventional CABG and recovered well. No significant differences were observed in postoperative MI, delayed wound healing or 30-day in-hospital mortality between the two groups. Conclusions The use of a chest wall lifting system and modified stabilizer makes the MIDCAB procedure safer and easier. The MIDCAB procedure is demonstrated to be a feasible and minimally invasive alternative for patients with coronary artery disease involving LAD lesions. PMID:26865891

  16. A meta-analysis of adjusted risk estimates for survival from observational studies of complete versus incomplete revascularization in patients with multivessel disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Takagi, Hisato; Watanabe, Taku; Mizuno, Yusuke; Kawai, Norikazu; Umemoto, Takuya

    2014-05-01

    To determine whether coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with complete revascularization improves survival in patients with multivessel disease (MVD) over CABG with incomplete revascularization, we performed a meta-analysis of adjusted (but not unadjusted) risk estimates from observational studies. Databases including MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched through October 2013 using Web-based search engines (PubMed, OVID). Eligible studies were observational studies of complete- versus incomplete-revascularization CABG enrolling ? 100 patients with MVD in each treatment arm and reporting an adjusted hazard ratio for follow-up mortality. Mixed-effects meta-regression analyses were performed to determine whether the effects of complete-revascularization CABG on survival were modulated by the prespecified factors. Fourteen observational studies enrolling 30 389 patients were identified and included. A pooled analysis demonstrated a statistically significant 37% reduction in follow-up mortality with complete- relative to incomplete-revascularization CABG (hazard ratio, 0.63; 95% confidence interval, 0.53-0.75; P < 0.00001). Although meta-regression coefficients were not statistically significant for mean follow-up duration and age and proportion of men and patients undergoing off-pump CABG, that for proportion of patients with diabetes was significantly negative (P = 0.03), which would indicate that as patients with diabetes increase, complete-revascularization CABG is more beneficial for survival. In conclusion, complete-revascularization CABG appears to improve survival over incomplete-revascularization CABG in patients with MVD. PMID:24532310

  17. The MacNew Questionnaire Is a Helpful Tool for Predicting Unplanned Hospital Readmissions After Coronary Revascularization

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    Baldi, Cesare; De Vecchis, Renato; Ariano, Carmelina

    2016-01-01

    Background The MacNew questionnaire is a neuro-behavioral tool which is easy and immediately usable. This self-reported questionnaire filled out by the patient allows the physician to achieve helpful information concerning the ways for optimizing the therapy and patient’s lifestyles. In this retrospective study, our aim was to assess whether relatively high scores found using the MacNew questionnaire in patients who had undergone percutaneous or surgical revascularization were associated with a decreased risk of unscheduled hospitalizations during the follow-up. Methods A retrospective analysis concerning 210 patients was carried out. The clinical sheets of these patients were examined as regards the information provided in the specific questionnaires (MacNew Italian version) routinely administered during the hospitalization prescribed for recovering from recent interventions of coronary percutaneous or surgery revascularization. Every patient undergoing the psychological test with MacNew questionnaire was followed up for 3 years. Results Using univariate analysis, a global score’s high value (i.e., above the median of the whole examined population) was shown to be associated with a significantly decreased risk of rehospitalization (HR (hazard ratio): 0.4312; 95% CI: 0.3463 - 0.5370; P < 0.0001). After adjustment for age, gender and myocardial infarction as initiating event, using a multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model, the protection exerted by a high MacNew score against the risk of hospitalizations remained significant (HR: 0.0885; 95% CI: 0.0317 - 0.2472; P < 0.0001). Conclusions A relatively elevated MacNew global score appears to be associated with a significantly decreased risk of unscheduled hospitalizations after coronary revascularization over a 3-year follow-up. PMID:26858793

  18. Percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization.

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    Kim, C B; Oesterle, S N

    1997-12-01

    Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) is a potential therapy for patients with severe angina pectoris and coronary anatomy deemed unsuitable for traditional revascularization techniques. Investigations of TMR are reviewed with emphasis on studies relevant to the development of a percutaneous, catheter-based transmyocardial revascularization procedure (PMR). The results of the preliminary animal studies and description of the PMR procedure are discussed. The recently initiated human PMR protocol is summarized and possible future investigative directions are outlined. PMID:9641086

  19. First reported revascularization of complex occlusion of the right coronary artery using the IVUS-guided reverse CART technique via a gastroepiploic artery graft.

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    Dai, Jian; Katoh, Osamu; Zhou, Hua; Kyo, Eisho

    2016-02-01

    When patients who have previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery develop ischemia symptoms that cannot be controlled by optimal medical therapy, repeat revascularization is indicated. The revascularization strategy should be based on individual clinical and anatomical characteristics. We report here a challenging patient who presented with recurrent stable angina due to worsening of a proximal right coronary artery (RCA) stenosis to chronic total occlusion (CTO) after anastomosis of the right gastroepiploic artery (GEA) to the posterior descending artery. A soft guidewire was advanced through the right GEA collateral channel to the distal end of the CTO, but the dedicated CTO guidewires could not be advanced across the severely calcified CTO using the retrograde wire crossing or kissing wire techniques. The RCA was eventually revascularized by implantation of drug-eluting stents using the intravascular ultrasound-guided reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde subintimal tracking technique. PMID:25148795

  20. Evaluation of the Effect of Concurrent Chronic Total Occlusion and Successful Staged Revascularization on Long-Term Mortality in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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    Shi, Guoxiang; He, Pengcheng; Liu, Yuanhui; Lin, Yaowang; Yang, Xing; Chen, Jiyuan; Zhou, Yingling; Tan, Ning

    2014-01-01

    Aims. To investigate the impact of chronic total occlusion (CTO) in non-infarct-related artery (IRA) on the long-term prognosis and evaluate the clinical significance of staged revascularization in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods. 1266 STEMI patients with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were categorized as single-vessel disease (SVD), multivessel disease (MVD) without and with CTO. We study the clinical outcomes of patients after primary PCI in the following 3 years. Additionally, patients with CTO received staged revascularization, and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during 3-year follow-up were recorded. Results. Presence of CTO was a predictor of both early mortality [hazard ratio (HR) 3.4, 95% confidence interval (CI) 2.4–4.5, P < 0.01] and late mortality (HR 1.9, 95% CI 1.4–3.6, P < 0.01), whereas MVD without CTO was only a predictor of early mortality (HR 1.7, 95% CI 1.3–2.3, P < 0.05). In CTO group, 100 patients had successful CTO recanalization, and 48 patients failed. During 3-year follow-up, patients with failed procedure had higher cardiac mortality (22.9% versus 9.0%, P = 0.020) and lower MACE-free survival (50.0% versus 72.0%, P = 0.009) compared to patients with successful procedure. Conclusion. The presence of CTO and not MVD alone is associated with long-term mortality. Successful revascularization of CTO in the non-IRA is associated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI. PMID:24790581

  1. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting versus optimal medical therapy alone: effectiveness of incomplete revascularization in high risk patients

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    Prestipino, Filippo; Spadaccio, Cristiano; Nenna, Antonio; Sutherland, Fraser WH; Beattie, Gwyn W; Lusini, Mario; Nappi, Francesco; Chello, Massimo

    2016-01-01

    Background Geriatric patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) are a challenging group to treat; these cases elicit discussion within heart teams regarding the actual benefit of undertaking major surgery on these patients and often lead to abandon the surgical option. Percutaneous procedures represent an important option, but coronary anatomy may be unfavorable. Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) provides good quality graft on left anterior descending (LAD) without exposing the patient to cardiopulmonary bypass, and might be the ideal choice in patients with multiple comorbidities, not eligible to percutaneous or on-pump procedures. The objective of this study was to compare survival during a mid-term follow-up in high-risk patients with no percutaneous alternative, either treated with OPCAB or discharged in medical therapy. Methods We retrospectively evaluated from June 2008 to June 2013, 83 high-risk patients with multivessel CAD were included: 42 were treated with incomplete off-pump revascularization using left internal mammary artery (LIMA) on LAD; 41 were discharged in optimal medical therapy (OMT), having refused surgery. Follow-up ended in March 2015, with a telephonic interview. Primary endpoint was survival from all-cause mortality; secondary endpoints were survival from cardiac-related mortality and freedom from non-fatal major adverse cardiac events (MACEs). Results During follow up, 11 deaths in OPCAB group and 27 deaths in OMT group occurred. Death was due to cardiac factors in 6 and 15 patients, respectively. MACEs were observed in 6 patients in OPCAB group and in 4 patients in OMT group. With regards to survival from all-cause mortality, patients who underwent OPCAB survived more than those discharged in OMT (Log Rank < 0.001), and OMT group carries a propensity score-adjusted hazard ratio of 3.862 (P < 0.001). With regards to survival from cardiac-related events, patients who underwent OPCAB survived more than those discharged in OMT (Log Rank = 0.002), and OMT group carries a propensity score-adjusted hazard ratio of 3.663 (P = 0.010). There is no statistically significant difference concerning freedom from MACEs (Log Rank = 0.273). Conclusions For high-risk patients with multivessel CAD, not eligible to on-pump complete revascularization surgery or percutaneous procedures, incomplete revascularization with OPCAB LIMA-on-LAD offers benefits in survival when compared to OMT alone. PMID:26918009

  2. Successful Revascularization of Near Total Amputation of the Upper Limb at the Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah

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    Nanda, Vipul; Alsafy, Taif; Jacob, Joe; Mohan, Lalit

    2009-01-01

    Severe crush injuries to the upper limb may require a formal amputation with devastating consequences to the patient. We report a patient with a near total amputation at the level of mid-forearm who underwent revascularization and salvage of his hand. The operative details of this case are described. It is the first time that such a patient has been treated successfully by plastic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons at the Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah. Awareness of the possibility of salvage should be spread among health care personnel as well as the need for immediate attention by a multispeciality team. Literature related to the operative technique, contraindications and long term results is reviewed. PMID:22303510

  3. Randomized Trial of Complete Versus Lesion-Only Revascularization in Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for STEMI and Multivessel Disease

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    Gershlick, Anthony H.; Khan, Jamal Nasir; Kelly, Damian J.; Greenwood, John P.; Sasikaran, Thiagarajah; Curzen, Nick; Blackman, Daniel J.; Dalby, Miles; Fairbrother, Kathryn L.; Banya, Winston; Wang, Duolao; Flather, Marcus; Hetherington, Simon L.; Kelion, Andrew D.; Talwar, Suneel; Gunning, Mark; Hall, Roger; Swanton, Howard; McCann, Gerry P.

    2015-01-01

    Background The optimal management of patients found to have multivessel disease while undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is uncertain. Objectives CvLPRIT (Complete versus Lesion-only Primary PCI trial) is a U.K. open-label randomized study comparing complete revascularization at index admission with treatment of the infarct-related artery (IRA) only. Methods After they provided verbal assent and underwent coronary angiography, 296 patients in 7 U.K. centers were randomized through an interactive voice-response program to either in-hospital complete revascularization (n = 150) or IRA-only revascularization (n = 146). Complete revascularization was performed either at the time of P-PCI or before hospital discharge. Randomization was stratified by infarct location (anterior/nonanterior) and symptom onset (≤3 h or >3 h). The primary endpoint was a composite of all-cause death, recurrent myocardial infarction (MI), heart failure, and ischemia-driven revascularization within 12 months. Results Patient groups were well matched for baseline clinical characteristics. The primary endpoint occurred in 10.0% of the complete revascularization group versus 21.2% in the IRA-only revascularization group (hazard ratio: 0.45; 95% confidence interval: 0.24 to 0.84; p = 0.009). A trend toward benefit was seen early after complete revascularization (p = 0.055 at 30 days). Although there was no significant reduction in death or MI, a nonsignificant reduction in all primary endpoint components was seen. There was no reduction in ischemic burden on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy or in the safety endpoints of major bleeding, contrast-induced nephropathy, or stroke between the groups. Conclusions In patients presenting for P-PCI with multivessel disease, index admission complete revascularization significantly lowered the rate of the composite primary endpoint at 12 months compared with treating only the IRA. In such patients, inpatient total revascularization may be considered, but larger clinical trials are required to confirm this result and specifically address whether this strategy is associated with improved survival. (Complete Versus Lesion-only Primary PCI Pilot Study [CvLPRIT]; ISRCTN70913605) PMID:25766941

  4. Coronary revascularization in "high" versus "low-risk" patients: The role of myocardial protection.

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    Olinger, G N; Po, J; Maloney, J V; Mulder, D G; Buckberg, G D

    1975-01-01

    Postoperative mortality, infarction, and need for inotropic support are reportedly increased following myocardial revascularization in "high-risk" patients. We believe these complications result from inadequate protection of the compromised myocardium and should not occur with greater frequency in "high-risk" than "Low-risk" patients if the heart is optimally protected during the entire course of the operative procedure. Results following revascularization in 50 consecutive "low-risk" and 50 consecutive "high-risk" patients were analyzed. One or more of the followin factors were present in the "high-risk" group: ventricular dysfunction--ejection fraction less than 0.4, preinfarction angina, evolving infarction, recent infarction (less than 2 weeks), and refractory ventricular tachyarrhythmia. The following principles were used in all patients to minimize ischemic injury: 1) avoidance of pre-bypass hypo- or hypertension, 2) limitation of ischemic arrest to less than 12 minutes, 3) avoidance of ventricular fibrillation, and 4) prolongation of total bypass as necessary to repay the myocardial oxygen debt. Postoperative inotropic support was required in 10% of "high" and 10% of "low-risk" patients, new postoperative infarction developed in 10% of "high" vs. 10% "low-risk" patients; death occurred in 2% of "high" vs. 4% "low-risk" patients. These results are comparable and indicate that optimum myocardial protection allows safe revascularization in the "high-risk" patient. PMID:1164057

  5. Concomitant coronary and renal revascularization improves left ventricular hypertrophy more than coronary stenting alone in patients with ischemic heart and renal disease*

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    Dong, Hao-jian; Huang, Cheng; Luo, De-mou; Ye, Jing-guang; Yang, Jun-qing; Li, Guang; Luo, Jian-fang; Zhou, Ying-ling

    2016-01-01

    Percutaneous transluminal renal artery stenting (PTRAS) has been proved to have no more benefit than medication alone in treating atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS). Whether PTRAS could improve left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and reduce adverse events when based on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and ARAS is still unclear. A retrospective study was conducted, which explored the effect of concomitant PCI and PTRAS versus PCI alone for patients with CAD and ARAS complicated by heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). A total of 228 patients meeting inclusion criteria were divided into two groups: (1) the HFpEF-I group, with PCI and PTRAS; (2) the HFpEF-II group, with PCI alone. Both groups had a two-year follow-up. The left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and other clinical characteristics were compared between groups. During the follow-up period, a substantial decrease in systolic blood pressure (SBP) was observed in the HFpEF-I group, but not in the HFpEF-II group. There was marked decrease in LVMI in both groups, but the HFpEF-I group showed a greater decrease than the HFpEF-II group. Regression analysis demonstrated that PTRAS was significantly associated with LVMI reduction and fewer adverse events after adjusting for other factors. In HFpEF patients with both CAD and ARAS, concomitant PCI and PTRAS can improve LVH and decrease the incidence of adverse events more than PCI alone. This study highlights the beneficial effect of ARAS revascularization, as a new and more aggressive revascularization strategy for such high-risk patients. PMID:26739528

  6. Association of Lower Fractional Flow Reserve Values With Higher Risk of Adverse Cardiac Events for Lesions Deferred Revascularization Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Masrani Mehta, Shriti; Depta, Jeremiah P; Novak, Eric; Patel, Jayendrakumar S; Patel, Yogesh; Raymer, David; Facey, Gabrielle; Zajarias, Alan; Lasala, John M; Singh, Jasvindar; Bach, Richard G; Kurz, Howard I

    2015-01-01

    Background The safety of deferring revascularization based on fractional flow reserve (FFR) during acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is unclear. We evaluated the association of FFR and adverse cardiac events among patients with coronary lesions deferred revascularization based on FFR in the setting of ACS versus non-ACS. Methods and Results The study population (674 patients; 816 lesions) was divided into ACS (n=334) and non-ACS (n=340) groups based on the diagnosis when revascularization was deferred based on FFR values >0.80 between October 2002 and July 2010. The association and interaction between FFR and clinical outcomes was evaluated using Cox proportional hazards models within each group (mean follow-up of 4.5±2.1 years). Subsequent revascularization of a deferred lesion was classified as a deferred lesion intervention (DLI), whereas the composite of DLI or myocardial infarction (MI) attributed to a deferred lesion was designated as deferred lesion failure (DLF). In the non-ACS group, lower FFR values were not associated with any increase in adverse cardiac events. In the ACS group, every 0.01 decrease in FFR was associated with a significantly higher rate of cardiovascular death, MI, or DLI (hazard ratio [HR], 1.08; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.03 to 1.12), MI or DLI (HR, 1.09; 95% CI: 1.04 to 1.14), DLF (HR, 1.12; 95% CI, 1.06 to 1.18), MI (HR, 1.07; 95% CI, 1.00 to 1.14), and DLI (HR, 1.12; 95% CI, 1.06 to 1.18). Conclusion Lower FFR values among ACS patients with coronary lesions deferred revascularization based on FFR are associated with a significantly higher rate of adverse cardiac events. This association was not observed in non-ACS patients. PMID:26289346

  7. Global Coronary Flow Reserve Associates with Adverse Cardiovascular Events Independently of Luminal Angiographic Severity, and Modifies the Effect of Early Revascularization

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    Taqueti, Viviany R.; Hachamovitch, Rory; Murthy, Venkatesh L.; Naya, Masanao; Foster, Courtney R.; Hainer, Jon; Dorbala, Sharmila; Blankstein, Ron; Di Carli, Marcelo F.

    2014-01-01

    Background Coronary flow reserve (CFR, an integrated measure of focal, diffuse and small vessel coronary artery disease, CAD), identifies patients at risk for cardiac death. We sought to determine the association between CFR, angiographic CAD, and cardiovascular outcomes. Methods and Results Consecutive patients (n=329) referred for invasive coronary angiography after stress testing with myocardial perfusion positron emission tomography (PET), were followed (median 3.1 years) for cardiovascular death and heart failure admission. The extent and severity of angiographic disease was estimated using the CAD prognostic index (CADPI), and CFR measured noninvasively by PET. A modest inverse correlation was seen between CFR and CADPI (r=?0.26, p<0.0001). After adjusting for clinical risk score, ejection fraction, global ischemia, and early revascularization, CFR and CADPI independently associated with events (hazard ratio for unit decrease in CFR, 2.02; 95%CI 1.20-3.40, p=0.008, and for 10-unit increase in CADPI, 1.17; 95%CI 1.01-1.34, p=0.032). Subjects with low CFR experienced rates of events similar to that of subjects with high angiographic scores, and those with low CFR and/or high CADPI showed highest risk of events (p=0.001). There was a significant interaction (p=0.039) between CFR and early revascularization by CABG, such that patients with low CFR who underwent CABG, but not PCI, experienced event rates comparable to those with preserved CFR, independently of revascularization. Conclusions CFR associated with outcomes independently of angiographic CAD, and modified the effect of early revascularization. Diffuse atherosclerosis and associated microvascular dysfunction may contribute to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular death and heart failure, and impact upon the outcomes of revascularization. PMID:25400060

  8. [Kawasaki's disease, current concepts of coronary revascularization surgery in the pediatric poblation].

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    Cervantes-Salazar, Jorge Luis; Calderón-Colmenero, Juan; García-Montes, José A; Patiño Bahena, Emilia J; González Pacheco, Héctor; Soule Egea, Mauricio; Ramírez-Marroquín, Samuel

    2006-01-01

    Kawasaki's disease is by now the first cause of pediatric acquired cardiopathies in many countries, even more than rheumatic fever. Probably the most common complication of this disease is coronary affection, which often causes stenosis. Treatment of the acute and chronic coronary events in children is based on the knowledge acquired from the disease in adults. The increasing experience in pediatric patients with this pathology has led to better ways of handling and treating this disease. PMID:16749506

  9. Diabetes mellitus: a prothrombotic state Implications for outcomes after coronary revascularization

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    Cola, Clarissa; Brugaletta, Salvatore; Yuste, Victoria Martn; Campos, Bieito; Angiolillo, Dominick J; Sabat, Manel

    2009-01-01

    Coronary stent thrombosis is a serious problem in the drug-eluting stent era. Despite aggressive antiplatelet therapy during and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the incidence of sub-acute stent thrombosis remains approximately 0.5%2%, which may represent a catastrophic clinical situation. Both procedural factors and discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy are normally associated with this event. We report on simultaneous stent thromboses of two drug-eluting stents implanted in two different vessels, which resulted in a life-threatening clinical condition. Possible contributing factors that led to synergistic thrombotic effects are discussed. PMID:19436654

  10. The Effects of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps on Mortality in Patients Undergoing High-Risk Coronary Revascularization: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Stenting Era

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    Wan, You-Dong; Sun, Tong-Wen; Kan, Quan-Cheng; Guan, Fang-Xia; Liu, Zi-Qi; Zhang, Shu-Guang

    2016-01-01

    Background Intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) have generally been used for patients undergoing high-risk mechanical coronary revascularization. However, there is still insufficient evidence to determine whether they can improve outcomes in reperfusion therapy patients, mainly by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). This study was designed to determine the difference between high-risk mechanical coronary revascularization with and without IABPs on mortality, by performing a meta-analysis on randomized controlled trials of the current era. Methods Pubmed and Embase databases were searched from inception to May 2015. Unpublished data were obtained from the investigators. Randomized clinical trials of IABP and non-IABP in high-risk coronary revascularization procedures (PCI or CABG) were included. In the case of PCI procedures, stents should be used in more than 80% of patients. Numbers of events at the short-term and long-term follow-up were extracted. Results A total of 12 randomized trials enrolling 2155 patients were included. IABPs did not significantly decrease short-term mortality (relative risk (RR) 0.66; 95% CI, 0.42–1.01), or long-term mortality (RR 0.79; 95% CI, 0.47–1.35), with low heterogeneity across the studies. The findings remained stable in patients with acute myocardial infarction with or without cardiogenic shock. But in high-risk CABG patients, IABP was associated with reduced mortality (71 events in 846 patients; RR 0.40; 95%CI 0.25–0.67). Conclusion In patients undergoing high-risk coronary revascularization, IABP did not significantly decrease mortality. But high-risk CABG patients may be benefit from IABP. Rigorous criteria should be applied to the use of IABPs. PMID:26784578

  11. Ischemia-driven target vessel revascularization after-primary percutaneous coronary intervention: patients at risk and their outcomes.

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    Mehta, Rajendra H; Harjai, Kishore J; Boura, Judy; O'Neill, William; Grines, Cindy L

    2005-06-01

    Clinical and angiographic correlates of ischemia-driven target vessel revascularization (ITVR) in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are currently less well known. Accordingly, we examined 2,981 patients enrolled in different Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction trials, who underwent primary PCI to evaluate risk factors and outcomes of individuals requiring subsequent ITVR. At 6 months, ITVR was required in 321 patients (11%). Compared to the cohort without ITVR, patients requiring ITVR were younger (P=0.036), females (P=0.018), and more likely to have systolic blood pressure >100 mmHg on presentation (P=0.022), family history of premature coronary artery disease (P=0.035), and postprocedure dissection (P=0.001). In contrast, Killip Class >I on presentation (P=0.05), left circumflex as infarct-related artery (P=0.022), and the use of ticlopidine (P=0.044) and stents (p=0.057) were less frequent among ITVR patients. Multivariate analysis identified younger age (for each 10-year decrease, odds ratio [OR], 1.18; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.06-1.32), female gender (OR: 1.41, 95% CI: 1.05-1.89), and final dissection (OR: 1.69, 95% CI: 1.23-2.33) as independent risk factors for ITVR. In-hospital reinfarction (P < 0.001) was increased and at 6 months remained higher in ITVR patients; in-hospital and 6-month mortality did not differ between the two groups. Our study identifies the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of patients requiring ITVR after primary PCI. Importantly, our data suggest that no increase in mortality occur, if ITVR is promptly performed to treat recurrent ischemia after primary PCI. PMID:15966917

  12. Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery revascularization: effects on pulmonary function.

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    e Silva, Ana M R P; Saad, Roberto; Stirbulov, Roberto; Rivetti, Luiz A

    2010-07-01

    Many studies have shown important changes in lung function tests after coronary artery surgeries. It is controversial if off-pump surgery can give a better and shorter recovery than the on-pump. A prospective study was conducted on 42 patients submitted to coronary artery surgery and divided into two groups: 21 off-pump using intraluminal shunt (G (I)) and 21 on-pump (G (II)), matched by the anatomical location of the coronary arteries lesions. All patients had spirometric evaluation, blood gas measurements and alveolo-arterial oxygen gradient (A-aDO(2)), at the fourth and 10th postoperative days (PO(4) and PO(10)). Preoperatively, G(I) and G(II) had similar results (P>0.372). Spirometry showed decreases at PO(4) and remained decreased until PO(10) for both groups, with significant differences between the groups. The blood gas measurements showed reduction in arterial oxygen pressure (PaO(2)) and carbon dioxide pressure (PaCO(2)), while there was an increase in A-aDO(2) at PO(4) and PO(10) in both groups. The results suggest that different changes occur in pulmonary function when the surgery is performed with or without cardiopulmonary bypass. The off-pump patients showed significantly greater improvement than the on-pump group. PMID:20403972

  13. A meta-analysis of randomized trials for repeat revascularization following off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Takagi, Hisato; Mizuno, Yusuke; Niwa, Masao; Goto, Shin-nosuke; Umemoto, Takuya

    2013-11-01

    To determine whether repeat revascularization rates are increased following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of off-pump vs on-pump CABG. Databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched through March 2013 using web-based search engines (PubMed, OVID). Studies considered for inclusion met the following criteria: the design was a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial; the study population was patients undergoing CABG; patients were randomly assigned to off-pump vs on-pump CABG and outcomes included repeat revascularization rates at ?1 year. Our exhaustive search identified 12 prospective randomized controlled trials of off-pump vs on-pump CABG. Pooled analysis demonstrated a statistically significant 38% increase in repeat revascularization rates with off-pump relative to on-pump CABG in the fixed-effects model (odds ratio, 1.38; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-1.76; P = 0.008). In general, exclusion of any single trial from the analysis did not substantively alter the overall result of our analysis. There was no evidence of significant publication bias. The results of our analysis suggest that off-pump CABG may increase repeat revascularization rates by 38% over on-pump CABG. PMID:23876842

  14. National trends in utilization and outcomes of coronary revascularization procedures among people with and without type 2 diabetes in Spain (2001–2011)

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    2014-01-01

    Background Diabetes is associated with a high risk of death due to coronary artery disease (CAD). People with diabetes suffering from CAD are frequently treated with revascularization procedures. We aim to compare trends in the use and outcomes of coronary revascularization procedures in diabetic and non-diabetic patients in Spain between 2001 and 2011. Methods We identified all patients who had undergone coronary revascularization procedures, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries, using national hospital discharge data. Discharges were grouped by diabetes status: type 2 diabetes and no diabetes. The incidence of discharges attributed to coronary revascularization procedures were calculated stratified by diabetes status. We calculated length of stay and in-hospital mortality (IHM). We apply joinpoint log-linear regression to identify the years in which changes in tendency occurred in the use of PCI and CABG in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Multivariate analysis was adjusted by age, sex, year and comorbidity (Charlson comorbidity index). Results From 2001 to 2011, 434,108 PCIs and 79,986 CABGs were performed. According to the results of the joinpoint analysis, we found that sex and age-adjusted use of PCI increased by 31.4% per year from 2001 to 2003, by 15.9% per year from 2003 to 2006 and by 3.8% per year from 2006 to 2011 in patients with diabetes. IHM among patients with diabetes who underwent a PCI did not change significantly over the entire study period (OR 0.99; 95% CI 0.97-1.00). Among patients with diabetes who underwent a CABG, the sex and age-adjusted CABG incidence rate increased by 10.4% per year from 2001 to 2003, and then decreased by 1.1% through 2011. Diabetic patients who underwent a CABG had a 0.67 (95% CI 0.63-0.71) times lower probability of dying during hospitalization than those without diabetes. Conclusions The annual percent change in PCI procedures increased in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Higher comorbidity and the female gender are associated with a higher IHM in PCI procedures. In diabetic and non-diabetic patients, we found a decrease in the use of CABG procedures. IHM was higher in patients without diabetes than in those with diabetes. PMID:24383412

  15. All-cause mortality benefit of coronary revascularization vs. medical therapy in patients without known coronary artery disease undergoing coronary computed tomographic angiography: results from CONFIRM (COronary CT Angiography EvaluatioN For Clinical Outcomes: An InteRnational Multicenter Registry)

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    Min, James K.; Berman, Daniel S.; Dunning, Allison; Achenbach, Stephan; Al-Mallah, Mouaz; Budoff, Matthew J.; Cademartiri, Filippo; Callister, Tracy Q.; Chang, Hyuk-Jae; Cheng, Victor; Chinnaiyan, Kavitha; Chow, Benjamin J.W.; Cury, Ricardo; Delago, Augustin; Feuchtner, Gudrun; Hadamitzky, Martin; Hausleiter, Joerg; Kaufmann, Philipp; Karlsberg, Ronald P.; Kim, Yong-Jin; Leipsic, Jonathon; Lin, Fay Y.; Maffei, Erica; Plank, Fabian; Raff, Gilbert; Villines, Todd; Labounty, Troy M.; Shaw, Leslee J.

    2012-01-01

    Aims To date, the therapeutic benefit of revascularization vs. medical therapy for stable individuals undergoing invasive coronary angiography (ICA) based upon coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) findings has not been examined. Methods and results We examined 15 223 patients without known coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing CCTA from eight sites and six countries who were followed for median 2.1 years (interquartile range 1.43.3 years) for an endpoint of all-cause mortality. Obstructive CAD by CCTA was defined as a ?50% luminal diameter stenosis in a major coronary artery. Patients were categorized as having high-risk CAD vs. non-high-risk CAD, with the former including patients with at least obstructive two-vessel CAD with proximal left anterior descending artery involvement, three-vessel CAD, and left main CAD. Death occurred in 185 (1.2%) patients. Patients were categorized into two treatment groups: revascularization (n = 1103; 2.2% mortality) and medical therapy (n = 14 120, 1.1% mortality). To account for non-randomized referral to revascularization, we created a propensity score developed by logistic regression to identify variables that influenced the decision to refer to revascularization. Within this model (C index 0.92, ?2 = 1248, P < 0.0001), obstructive CAD was the most influential factor for referral, followed by an interaction of obstructive CAD with pre-test likelihood of CAD (P = 0.0344). Within CCTA CAD groups, rates of revascularization increased from 3.8% for non-high-risk CAD to 51.2% high-risk CAD. In multivariable models, when compared with medical therapy, revascularization was associated with a survival advantage for patients with high-risk CAD [hazards ratio (HR) 0.38, 95% confidence interval 0.180.83], with no difference in survival for patients with non-high-risk CAD (HR 3.24, 95% CI 0.7613.89) (P-value for interaction = 0.03). Conclusion In an intermediate-term follow-up, coronary revascularization is associated with a survival benefit in patients with high-risk CAD by CCTA, with no apparent benefit of revascularization in patients with lesser forms of CAD. PMID:23048194

  16. Successful Coronary Stent Retrieval From a Pedal Artery

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    Mariano, Enrica Versaci, Francesco; Gandini, Roberto; Simonetti, Giovanni; Di Vito, Livio; Romeo, Francesco

    2008-05-15

    The purpose of this article is to report complications from a coronary drug-eluting stent lost in the peripheral circulation. We report the case of successful retrieval of a sirolimus coronary stent from a pedal artery in a young patient who underwent coronary angiography for previous anterior myocardial infarction. Recognition of stent embolization requires adequate removal of the device to avoid unwelcome clinical sequelae.

  17. Prediction of functional recovery of the left ventricle after coronary revascularization in patients with prior anterior myocardial infarction: a myocardial integrated backscatter study.

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    Ito, Takahide; Suwa, Michihiro; Suzuki, Shuji; Tanimura, Mitsuhiro; Suzuki, George; Kobashi, Ayaka; Nakamura, Tomomi; Miyazaki, Sadae; Kitaura, Yasushi

    2002-10-01

    Cyclic variation (CV) of myocardial integrated backscatter (IBS), which reflects intrinsic contractile performance, can predict myocardial viability in patients with a reperfused acute myocardial infarction (MI), but the use of this method has not been validated for chronic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. The aim of this study was to examine whether myocardial IBS was useful for predicting LV functional recovery after coronary revascularization in 17 patients with prior anterior MI and LV dysfunction (ejection fraction <50%). Within 24 h of the revascularization procedure (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or coronary stenting), IBS curves were obtained by placing the region of interest on the anterior wall on the short-axis IBS image. The patients had repeat left heart catheterization at 3 or 6 months after the revascularization procedure, and were grouped according to the patterns of the IBS curve within the anterior wall. In 8 patients (group A), the IBS curve had a synchronized pattern with the magnitude of CV > or = 3.5, and in the remaining 9 patients (group B), the curve had either an asynchronized pattern or the magnitude of CV was less than 3.5 dB even in the case of synchronized pattern, or both. At baseline, there were no significant differences in LV functional indices between the 2 groups. After the follow-up period, the LV end-systolic volume decreased (75 +/- 21 ml to 56 +/- 20ml, p = 0.05), LV ejection fraction increased (35 +/- 12% to 50 +/- 14%, p = 0.014), and LV end-diastolic pressure decreased (19 +/- 10 mmHg to 13 +/- 6 mmHg, p = 0.02) in group A, whereas only the LV ejection fraction increased (34 +/- 9% to 40 +/- 11%, p = 0.03) in group B; LV end-systolic volume (72 +/- 19 ml to 66 +/- 16 ml, p = 0.126) and LV end-diastolic pressure (18 +/- 12 mmHg to 14 +/- 8 mmHg, p = 0.184) showed no significant changes. In conclusion, IBS is valuable for predicting LV functional recovery after coronary revascularization in patients with LV dysfunction caused by a remote anterior MI. A large-scale study is be needed to establish these data. PMID:12381081

  18. Transfusion of blood products in off-pump coronary artery bypass and conventional coronary artery revascularization. A prospective randomized study

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    Walczak, Maciej; Tomczyk, Jadwiga; Camacho, Estillita; Ligowski, Marcin; Stefaniak, Sebastian; Jemielity, Marek

    2014-01-01

    Introduction There has been a growing interest in off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting in recent years. Beating-heart surgery is believed to be less invasive as it allows the side effects of extracorporeal circulation to be avoided. The aim of the study The aim of the study was to compare blood product transfusion rates between two groups of patients undergoing surgery for ischemic heart disease with either the off-pump technique or using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Material and methods There were 152 patients enrolled in the prospective randomized study. All procedures were elective. There were 84 patients (62 men and 20 women) at the mean age of 63.74 ± 7 years who underwent OPCAB (group I), and 68 patients (54 men and 14 women) at the mean age of 63.51 ± 6 years who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass (group II). Results There were no perioperative deaths. The mean number of grafts was 2.27 ± 0.3 (OPCAB group) and 2.63 ± 0.6 (CPB group) (p < 0.05). The mean number of packed red blood cells transfused in the OPCAB group was 2.31 ± 0.18 units/patient and 3.94 ± 0.30 units/patient in the CPB group (p < 0.05). The mean number of fresh frozen plasma units transfused was 1.13 ± 0.13 in the OPCAB group vs. 1.57 ± 0.15 in the CPB group (p < 0.05). There were 12 patients (14%) in the OPCAB group who had no transfusion. Conclusions One of the most important advantages of the OPCAB technique is that it makes it possible to reduce the rate of blood product transfusions. PMID:26336410

  19. Value of quantitative exercise thallium-201 scintigraphy for predicting restenosis after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

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    Stuckey, T.D.; Watson, D.D.; Nygaard, T.W.; Burwell, L.R.; Gibson, R.S.; Beller, G.A.

    1985-05-01

    The authors sought to determine the ability of quantitative exercise thallium-201 (Tl-201) scintigraphy (ex-T1) to predict early restenosis following angiographically successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Ex-Tl was performed 2.6 +- 2.1 weeks (range 0-9) weeks following PTCA in 55 patients; exercise was symptom limited in 54 and heart rate limited in 1. During a mean followup period of 8.5 months (range 3-24), restenosis occurred in 11 patients (20%) and myocardial infarction in 1 (1.7%); restenosis occurred 2.2 +- 1.1 months following the procedure. Of this group, only one patient (1/12; 8%) demonstrated unequivocal redistribution in the scan region of the dilated vessel; other patterns included two patients with delayed washout, three with persistent defects, and six with normal Tl-201 uptake and washout. Eight patients (8/55; 15%) demonstrated redistribution in the scan region of the dilated vessel following PTCA. Of these, five had angiographic evidence of incomplete revascularization with stenosis (greater than or equal to 50%) involving the distal dilated vessel or side branches. The authors conclude that: 1) Normalization of myocardial perfusion as assessed by ex-Tl following PTCA does not preclude early restenosis; and 2) Evidence of residual ischemia by ex-Tl in the scan region of the dilated vessel following PTCA is frequently associated with angiographic evidence of incomplete revascularization.

  20. Successful management of a postinfarction left ventricular rupture using a sutureless technique with concomitant myocardial revascularization.

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    Kalangos, A; Panos, A; Chatelain, P; Vala, D; Fromage, P; Faidutti, B

    1997-01-01

    We present a case of left ventricular (LV) rupture that occurred on the second day after inferolateral myocardial infarction (MI). An aggressive diagnostic approach with rapid coronary angiography prior to surgical repair provides a benefit characterized postoperatively by complete recovery of myocardial contractility in the akinetic infarcted area. We believe that coronary artery disease associated with subacute ventricular rupture may, in fact, be better investigated and simultaneously treated under a protocol of early surgical repair. PMID:9591179

  1. Ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome with or without revascularization: results from the PLATO trial

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    Lindholm, Daniel; Varenhorst, Christoph; Cannon, Christopher P; Harrington, Robert A; Himmelmann, Anders; Maya, Juan; Husted, Steen; Steg, Philippe Gabriel; Cornel, Jan H; Storey, Robert F; Stevens, Susanna R; Wallentin, Lars; James, Stefan K

    2014-01-01

    Aims The optimal platelet inhibition strategy for ACS patients managed without revascularization is unknown. We aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel in the non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) subgroup of the PLATO trial, in the total cohort, and in the subgroups managed with and without revascularization within 10 days of randomization. Methods and results We performed a retrospective analysis of the primary endpoint of cardiovascular death/myocardial infarction/stroke. Among 18 624 PLATO patients, 11 080 (59%) were categorized as NSTE-ACS at randomization. During the initial 10 days, 74% had angiography, 46% PCI, and 5% CABG. In NSTE-ACS patients, the primary endpoint was reduced with ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel [10.0 vs. 12.3%; hazard ratio (HR) 0.83; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.74–0.93], as was myocardial infarction (6.6 vs. 7.7%; HR 0.86; 95% CI = 0.74–0.99), cardiovascular death (3.7 vs. 4.9%; HR 0.77; 95% CI = 0.64–0.93), and all-cause death (4.3 vs. 5.8%; HR 0.76; 95% CI = 0.64–0.90). Major bleeding rate was similar between treatment groups (13.4 vs. 12.6%; HR 1.07; 95% CI = 0.95–1.19), but ticagrelor was associated with an increase in non-CABG major bleeding (4.8 vs. 3.8%; HR 1.28; 95% CI = 1.05–1.56). Within the first 10 days, 5366 (48.4%) patients were managed without revascularization. Regardless of revascularization or not, ticagrelor consistently reduced the primary outcome (HR 0.86 vs. 0.85, interaction P = 0.93), and all-cause death (HR 0.75 vs. 0.73, interaction P = 0.89) with no significant increase in overall major bleeding. Conclusion In patients with NSTE-ACS, benefit of ticagrelor over clopidogrel in reducing ischaemic events and total mortality was consistent with the overall PLATO trial, independent of actually performed revascularization during the initial 10 days. PMID:24727884

  2. Combined thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair and off-pump coronary artery surgery.

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    Ener, S; Yagdi, T; Posacoglu, H; Buket, S

    2001-10-01

    Off-pump coronary revascularization using local stabilizing devices and less invasive methods are getting more interest with good results. To our knowledge we report the first operation of which concomitant coronary revascularization using "Octopus" device and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair has been done without extracorporeal circulation with successful outcome. Repair of the aorta and patency of the descending aorta to coronary saphenous bypass graft were showed with angiography at postoperative 6 month. PMID:11605147

  3. Reoperation after coronary bypass grafting.

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    Menkis, A. H.; Carley, S. D.; Clough, T. M.

    1993-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the western world, and myocardial revascularization during the first operation is well established. But patients are now surviving beyond the patency of their primary grafts. Repeat myocardial revascularization can be performed successfully in patients who have adequate ventricular function and graftable distal vessels. Images Figures 1-2 Figure 3 Figure 5 PMID:8495123

  4. Time trends in coronary revascularization procedures among people with COPD: analysis of the Spanish national hospital discharge data (2001–2011)

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    de Miguel-Díez, Javier; Jiménez-García, Rodrigo; Hernández-Barrera, Valentín; Carrasco-Garrido, Pilar; Bueno, Héctor; Puente-Maestu, Luis; Jimenez-Trujillo, Isabel; Alvaro-Meca, Alejandro; Esteban-Hernandez, Jesús; de Andrés, Ana López

    2015-01-01

    Background People with COPD suffering from coronary artery disease are frequently treated with revascularization procedures. We aim to compare trends in the use and outcomes of these procedures in COPD and non-COPD patients in Spain between 2001 and 2011. Methods We identified all patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries, using national hospital discharge data. Discharges were grouped into: COPD and no COPD. Results From 2001 to 2011, 428,516 PCIs and 79,619 CABGs were performed. The sex and age-adjusted use of PCI increased by 21.27% per year from 2001 to 2004 and by 5.47% per year from 2004 to 2011 in patients with COPD. In-hospital mortality (IHM) among patients with COPD who underwent a PCI increased significantly from 2001 to 2011 (odds ratio 1.11; 95% confidence interval 1.03–1.20). Among patients with COPD who underwent a CABG, the sex and age-adjusted CABG incidence rate increased by 9.77% per year from 2001 to 2003, and then decreased by 3.15% through 2011. The probability of dying during hospitalization in patients who underwent a CABG did not change significantly in patients with and without COPD (odds ratio, 1.06; 95% confidence interval 0.96–1.17). Conclusion The annual percent change in PCI procedures increased in COPD and non-COPD patients. We found a decrease in the use of CABG procedures in both groups. IHM was higher in patients with COPD who underwent a PCI than in those without COPD. However, COPD did not increase the probability of dying during hospitalization in patients who underwent a CABG. PMID:26543361

  5. Complex Disease, Partial Revascularization, and Adverse Outcomes in Patients Treated With Long-Term Warfarin Therapy Who Underwent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

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    Yazji, Khaled; Kakhi, Sorayya; Ossei-Gerning, Nick; Choudhury, Anirban; Anderson, Richard; Kinnaird, Tim

    2015-08-01

    Patients treated with warfarin who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) present a difficult therapeutic problem. Their baseline demographics, procedural characteristics, and 12-month outcomes are poorly defined. We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent PCI at a major UK Cardiac Center from 2012 to 2013. Of the 2,675 patients who underwent PCI, 155 were on long-term warfarin treatment (5.8%). Patients on warfarin were older and more likely to have significant co-morbidity than those not on warfarin. The modified Mehran bleed score was higher in patients treated with warfarin versus those not treated (19.0 ± 5.8 vs 15.4 ± 8.0, p = 0.004). Baseline SYNTAX scores were higher in the patients treated with warfarin (18.5 ± 9.1 vs 12.4 ± 3.8, p = 0.0006) as were residual SYNTAX scores (8.3 ± 1.1 vs 3.8 ± 5.9, p = 0.001). Bare metal stents were more frequently used in warfarin-treated patients than those not treated (44.8% vs 26.3%, p <0.0001). Antiplatelet monotherapy was prescribed after PCI in 14.4% of patients treated with warfarin and 0.7% of non-warfarin (p <0.0001), whereas average dual anti-platelet therapy duration was also significantly shorter (4.3 vs 10.7 months, p <0.0001). At 1-year follow-up, target-vessel revascularization (6.5% vs 3.3%, p <0.05), stent thrombosis (5.0% vs 2.6%, p = 0.14), death (10.1% vs 4.6%, p <0.01), and target-vessel revascularization/stent thrombosis/death (21.6% vs 10.5%, p = 0.004) were all more common in the warfarin cohort. In conclusion, patients treated with warfarin who need PCI are a complex cohort, more likely to receive incomplete revascularization, less intense, and shorter durations of antiplatelet therapy, and have adverse 1-year outcomes. More trials of both current DES and newer DES technologies in warfarin-treated patients are needed. PMID:26048850

  6. Less invasive coronary artery revascularization with a minimized extracorporeal circulation system: preliminary results of a comparative study with off-pump-procedures

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    2013-01-01

    Background Coronary-artery-bypass-grafting (CABG) with conventional extracorporeal circulation (CECC) is associated with adverse effects such as systemic inflammatory response leading to a decrease in systemic vascular resistance and hemodynamic instability. Modern "less invasive" procedures have been established recently which potentially avoid negative side effects of CECC. The aim of this study was to compare perioperative outcome following coronary revascularization using either a minimized extracorporeal circuit (Mini-HLM) or off-pump technique (OPCAB). Methods In this prospective ethics-approved trial, 120 patients referred for CABG were randomly assigned either to off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) or to a Mini-HLM procedure. Patient demographics, preoperative characteristics and extensive postoperative outcome were analyzed for both groups. Hemodynamic data were measured at seven time points perioperatively. Results Operation-time was longer in the Mini-HLM group (178,3 ± 32,9 min) compared to OPCAB (133,2 ± 32,7 min, p < 0,001) with higher graft numbers in Mini-HLM group (3,11 ± 0,7 vs. 1,78 ± 0,7, p < 0.001). There were no significant differences in perioperative hemodynamic criteria, catecholaminergic support, hospital (p = 0,534) and intensive care unit stay (p = 0,880), ventilation time (p = 0,113), blood loss (p = 0,570), transfusion requirements, postoperative atrial fibrillation rate (p = 0,706) and neurocognitive disturbance (p = 0,297). No deaths and no myocardial infarctions were observed. Conclusions Coronary revascularisation with Mini-HLM represents a suitable and "less invasive" procedure which achieves all benefits of OPCAB but may allow for less demanding revascularisation than OPCAB in special patients with complex coronary anatomy and can therefore be used both on a routine basis and in all "conversion" cases of OPCAB. PMID:23577663

  7. Surgically revascularized dual LAD.

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    Yavuz, Turhan; Nazli, Cem; Ocal, Ahmet; Ibrisim, Erdogan; Kutsal, Ali

    2004-02-01

    Dual left anterior descending artery (or dual anterior interventricular artery, LAD) is a rare coronary artery anomaly. Dual but normally originated LAD has been usually reported to have no clinical significance. In this case report, we present a case of 75 year old male with anginal symptoms in whom coronary arteriography showed normally originated dual LAD with two branches of almost equal caliber. The course of both branches were supplying the usual territory of LAD and both of the branches had significant proximal stenosis. The patient underwent a coronary artery bypass grafting operation and both branches were grafted. This normally originated dual LAD case may be considered to be interesting, because dual LAD branches were symmetrically involved with the atherosclerotic process in their proximal segments. In addition, this condition was demonstrated intraoperatively and the two branches were revascularized with bypass grafting. PMID:15055824

  8. Effect of coronary artery revascularization on in-hospital outcomes and long-term prognoses in acute myocardial infarction patients with prior ischemic stroke

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    Li, Bo-Yu; Li, Xiao-Ming; Zhang, Yan; Wei, Zhan-Yun; Li, Jing; Hua, Qi

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate whether coronary artery revascularization therapies (CART), including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), can improve the in-hospital and long-term outcomes for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients with prior ischemic stroke (IS). Methods A total of 387 AMI patients with prior IS were enrolled consecutively from January 15, 2005 to December 24, 2011 in this cohort study. All patients were categorized into the CART group (n = 204) or the conservative medications (CM) group (n = 183). In-hospital cardiocerebral events and long-term mortality of the two groups after an average follow-up of 36 months were recorded by Kaplan-Meier survival curves and compared by Logistic regression and the Cox regression model. Results The CART patients were younger (66.5 ± 9.7 years vs. 71.7 ± 9.7 years, P < 0.01), had less non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (11.8% vs. 20.8%, P = 0.016) and more multiple-vascular coronary lesions (50% vs. 69.4%, P = 0.031). The hospitalization incidence of cardiocerebral events in the CART group was 9.3% while 26.2% in the CM group (P < 0.01). CART significantly reduced the risk of in-hospital cardiocerebral events by 65% [adjusted odds ratio (OR) = 0.35, 95% CI: 0.13–0.92]. By the end of follow-up, 57 cases (41.6%) died in CM group (n = 137) and 24 cases (12.2%) died in CART group (n = 197). Cox regression indicated that CART decreased the long-term mortality by 72% [adjusted hazard ratio (HR) = 0.28, 95% CI: 0.06–0.46], while categorical analysis indicated no significant difference between PCI and CABG. Conclusions CART has a significant effect on improving the in-hospital and long-term prognoses for AMI patients with prior IS. PMID:27168740

  9. Immediate multivessel revascularization may increase cardiac death and myocardial infarction in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel coronary artery disease: data analysis from real world practice

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    Chung, Woo-Young; Seo, Jae-Bin; Choi, Dong-Hyun; Cho, Young-Seok; Lee, Joo Myung; Suh, Jung-Won; Youn, Tae-Jin; Chae, In-Ho; Choi, Dong-Ju

    2016-01-01

    Background/Aims: The best revascularization strategy for patients with both acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel coronary disease (MVD) is still debatable. We aimed to compare the outcomes of multivessel revascularization (MVR) with those of culprit-only revascularization (COR). Methods: A cohort of 215 consecutive patients who had received primary angioplasty for STEMI and MVD were divided into two groups according to whether angioplasty had been also performed for a stenotic nonculprit artery. The primary endpoint was one-year major adverse cardiac events defined as a composite of cardiac death, recurrent myocardial infarction, or any repeat revascularization. Results: One-year major adverse cardiac events were not significantly different between MVR (n = 107) and COR (n = 108) groups. However, the one-year composite hard endpoint of cardiac death or recurrent myocardial infarction was notably increased in the MVR group compared to the COR group (20.0% vs. 8.9%, p = 0.024). In subgroup analysis, the hard endpoint was significantly more frequent in the immediate than in the staged MVR subgroup (26.6% vs. 9.8%, p = 0.036). The propensity score-matched cohorts confirmed these findings. Conclusions: In patients with STEMI and MVD, MVR, especially immediate MVR with primary percutaneous intervention, was not beneficial and led to worse outcomes. Therefore, we conclude that COR or staged MVR would be better strategies for patients with STEMI and MVD. PMID:27048252

  10. Biocorrodible metals for coronary revascularization: Lessons from PROGRESS-AMS, BIOSOLVE-I, and BIOSOLVE-II.

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    Bouchi, Yasir H; Gogas, Bill D

    2015-01-01

    The impetus for developing drug-eluting bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) has been driven by the need for elastic and transient platforms instead of stiff and permanent metallic implants in diseased coronary anatomies. This endeavor would prevent acute recoil or occlusion, allow sealing of post-procedural dissections following acute barotrauma, provide inhibition of in-segment restenosis through efficient drug-elution and would further prepare the vessel to enter a reparative phase following scaffold resorption. Biocorrodible metallic platforms have been introduced as alternatives to bioresorbable polymeric scaffolds for the treatment of significant atherosclerosis and in view of the body of evidence derived from recent clinical trials we elaborate on the clinical safety and efficacy of these devices in interventional cardiology. PMID:26925408

  11. Biocorrodible metals for coronary revascularization: Lessons from PROGRESS-AMS, BIOSOLVE-I, and BIOSOLVE-II

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    Bouchi, Yasir H.; Gogas, Bill D.

    2015-01-01

    The impetus for developing drug-eluting bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) has been driven by the need for elastic and transient platforms instead of stiff and permanent metallic implants in diseased coronary anatomies. This endeavor would prevent acute recoil or occlusion, allow sealing of post-procedural dissections following acute barotrauma, provide inhibition of in-segment restenosis through efficient drug-elution and would further prepare the vessel to enter a reparative phase following scaffold resorption. Biocorrodible metallic platforms have been introduced as alternatives to bioresorbable polymeric scaffolds for the treatment of significant atherosclerosis and in view of the body of evidence derived from recent clinical trials we elaborate on the clinical safety and efficacy of these devices in interventional cardiology. PMID:26925408

  12. Does off-pump coronary revascularization confer superior organ protection in re-operative coronary artery surgery? A meta-analysis of observational studies

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    2014-01-01

    Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) has been hypothesised to be beneficial in the high-risk patient population undergoing re-operative coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). In addition, this technique has been demonstrated to provide subtle benefits in end-organ function including heart, lungs and kidney. The aims of this study were to assess whether OPCAB is associated with a lower incidence of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) and other adverse outcomes in re-operative coronary surgery. Twelve studies, incorporating 3471 patients were identified by systematic literature review. These were meta-analysed using random-effects modelling. Primary endpoints were MACCE and other adverse outcomes including myocardial infarction, stroke, renal dysfunction, low cardiac output state, respiratory failure and atrial fibrillation. A significantly lower incidence of myocardial infarction, stroke, renal dysfunction, low cardiac output state, respiratory failure and atrial fibrillation was observed with OPCAB (OR 0.58; 95% CI (confidence interval) [0.39-0.87]; OR 0.37; 95% CI [0.17-0.79]; OR 0.39; 95% CI [0.24-0.63]; OR 0.14; 95% CI [0.04-0.56]; OR 0.36; 95% CI [0.24-0.54]; OR 0.41; 95% CI [0.22-0.77] respectively). Sub-group analysis using sample size, matching score and quality score was consistent with and reflected these significant findings. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting reduces peri-operative and short-term major adverse outcomes in patients undergoing re-operative surgery. Consequently we conclude that OPCAB provides superior organ protection and a safer outcome profile in re-operative CABG. PMID:24961148

  13. Developments in surgical revascularization to achieve improved morbidity and mortality.

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    Sepehripour, Amir H; Athanasiou, Thanos

    2016-03-01

    Coronary artery bypass graft surgery remains the main treatment modality for multivessel coronary artery disease and has consistently been demonstrated to have significantly lower rates of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events in comparison to percutaneous coronary intervention. In this article we will explore the advances over time and the recent refinements in the techniques of surgical revascularization and how these contribute to the superior outcome profile associated with coronary artery bypass graft surgery. These include the current outcome status of coronary artery bypass grafting; the major landmark trials, registries and meta-analyses comparing coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention; the developments in coronary artery disease lesion classification; the techniques for the physiological assessment of coronary artery lesions; bypass grafting using arterial conduits; the role of off-pump coronary artery surgery; the outcomes of reoperative surgery; hybrid techniques for coronary revascularization; minimally invasive coronary artery surgery and finally robotic surgery. PMID:26589373

  14. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Unplanned Conversion from Off-Pump to On-Pump Beating Heart Coronary Artery Revascularization in Patients with Compromised Left Ventricular Function

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    Pitsis, Antonis A.; Ioannidis, George D.; Vasilakos, Dimitrios G.

    2014-01-01

    Aim. To comparably assess the perioperative risk factors that differentiate off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting cases from those sustaining unplanned conversion to on-pump beating heart (ONCAB/BH) approach, in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 40%. Methods. Perioperative variables were retrospectively assessed in 216 patients with LVEF < 40%, who underwent myocardial revascularization with OPCAB (n = 171) or ONCAB/BH (n = 45) approach. The study endpoints were operative mortality (30-day) and morbidity assessed by length of intensive care unit stay (LOS-ICU), using 2 days as cut-off point. Results. Poor LVEF, increased EuroSCORE II, acute presentation, congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, perioperative renal impairment, clinical status deterioration upon admission and during ICU stay, acute myocardial infarction, and low cardiac output syndrome supported by inotropes and/or balloon-pump counterpulsation were significantly related to ONCAB/BH group (P < 0.05). EuroSCORE II (P = 0.01) and LVEF (P = 0.03) were the most powerful discriminative predictors of intraoperative conversion to ONCAB/BH. Operative mortality was 2.9% in OPCAB and 6.6% in ONCAB/BH group (P = 0.224), while 23.4% participants in OPCAB and 42.2% in ONCAB/BH approach had a LOS-ICU > 2 days (P = 0.007). Conclusions. Patients with LVEF < 40% undergoing ONCAB/BH are subjected to more preoperative comorbidities and implicated ICU stay than their OPCAB counterparts, which influences adversely short-term morbidity, while operative mortality remains unaffected. PMID:25478216

  15. ACCF/SCAI/STS/AATS/AHA/ASNC/HFSA/SCCT 2012 appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization focused update: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

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    Patel, Manesh R; Dehmer, Gregory J; Hirshfeld, John W; Smith, Peter K; Spertus, John A; Masoudi, Frederick A; Dehmer, Gregory J; Patel, Manesh R; Smith, Peter K; Chambers, Charles E; Ferguson, T Bruce; Garcia, Mario J; Grover, Frederick L; Holmes, David R; Klein, Lloyd W; Limacher, Marian C; Mack, Michael J; Malenka, David J; Park, Myung H; Ragosta, Michael; Ritchie, James L; Rose, Geoffrey A; Rosenberg, Alan B; Russo, Andrea M; Shemin, Richard J; Weintraub, William S; Wolk, Michael J; Bailey, Steven R; Douglas, Pamela S; Hendel, Robert C; Kramer, Christopher M; Min, James K; Patel, Manesh R; Shaw, Leslee; Stainback, Raymond F; Allen, Joseph M

    2012-04-01

    The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted an update of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization frequently considered. In the initial document, 180 clinical scenarios were developed to mimic patient presentations encountered in everyday practice and included information on symptom status, extent of medical therapy, risk level as assessed by noninvasive testing, and coronary anatomy. This update provides a reassessment of clinical scenarios the writing group felt to be affected by significant changes in the medical literature or gaps from prior criteria. The methodology used in this update is similar to the initial document, and the definition of appropriateness was unchanged. The technical panel scored the clinical scenarios on a scale of 1 to 9. Scores of 7 to 9 indicate that revascularization is considered appropriate and likely to improve patients' health outcomes or survival. Scores of 1 to 3 indicate revascularization is considered inappropriate and unlikely to improve health outcomes or survival. Scores in the mid-range (4 to 6) indicate a clinical scenario for which the likelihood that coronary revascularization will improve health outcomes or survival is uncertain. In general, as seen with the prior AUC, the use of coronary revascularization for patients with acute coronary syndromes and combinations of significant symptoms and/or ischemia is appropriate. In contrast, revascularization of asymptomatic patients or patients with low-risk findings on noninvasive testing and minimal medical therapy are viewed less favorably. The technical panel felt that based on recent studies, coronary artery bypass grafting remains an appropriate method of revascularization for patients with high burden of coronary artery disease (CAD). Additionally, percutaneous coronary intervention may have a role in revascularization of patients with high burden of CAD. The primary objective of the appropriate use criteria is to improve physician decision making and patient education regarding expected benefits from revascularization and to guide future research. PMID:22424518

  16. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in men presenting with acute coronary syndrome, successfully managed by intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention

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    Thomas, Bethan Nia; Aslam, Sajid; Cullen, James; Anantharaman, Rajaram

    2014-01-01

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. It is most commonly seen in young women, without atherosclerosis, in the peripartum period. Management options include conservative medical treatment, percutaneous coronary intervention or a surgical approach depending on the presentation, extent of dissection and luminal stenosis. We describe three unusual cases of spontaneous coronary artery dissection occurring in young/middle-aged men—the first in association with heavy mechanical work, the second in association with high levels of anxiety and emotional distress and the third in association with intense physical exercise. In each case we report the use of coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound in the diagnosis of the condition, and their successful management using percutaneous coronary intervention. PMID:24717852

  17. Prevention of restenosis by lovastatin after successful coronary angioplasty

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    Sahni, R.; Maniet, A.R.; Voci, G.; Banka, V.S. )

    1991-06-01

    Prevention of restenosis after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) remains a major challenge. To determine whether lovastatin could prevent restenosis, between December 1987 and July 1988, a total of 157 patients undergoing successful PTCA were randomly and prospectively assigned to the lovastatin group or a control group. Seventy-nine patients received lovastatin (20 mg daily if the serum cholesterol level was less than 300 mg/dl and 40 mg daily if the serum cholesterol level was greater than or equal to 300 mg/dl) in addition to conventional therapy (lovastatin group). Seventy-eight patients received conventional therapy alone (control group). Fifty patients in the lovastatin group and 29 in the control group were evaluated with coronary angiography at an interval of 2 to 10 months (mean 4 months). The restenosis rate was evaluated according to the number of patients showing restenosis, the number of vessels restenosed, and the number of PTCA sites restenosed. Restenosis was defined as the presence of greater than 50% stenosis of the PTCA site. In the lovastatin group 6 of 50 patients (12%) had restenosis compared with 13 of 29 patients (44.4%) in the control group (p less than 0.001). When the number of vessels restenosed was considered, only 9 of 72 vessels (12.5%) restenosed in the lovastatin group compared with 13 of 34 vessels (38.2%) in the control group (p less than 0.002). Similarly, 10 of 80 (12.5%) PTCA sites restenosed in the lovastatin group compared with 15 of 36 (41.7%) in the control group (p less than 0.001).

  18. The Population-Based Risk of Need for Coronary Revascularization According to the Presence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and History of Coronary Heart Disease in the Korean Population

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    Jung, Chang Hee; Seo, Gi Hyeon; Suh, Sunghwan; Bae, Ji Cheol; Kim, Mee Kyoung; Hwang, You-Cheol; Kim, Jae Hyeon; Lee, Byung-Wan

    2015-01-01

    Background Whether diabetic patients without a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) have the same risk of CHD events as non-diabetic patients with a history of CHD remains controversial. This study aimed to determine whether type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a coronary heart disease (CHD) equivalent in the need for coronary revascularization procedures (RVs) in the Korean population. Methodology/Principal Findings We followed 2,168,698 subjects who had oral anti-diabetic drugs (OADs)-taking T2DM in 2008 and/or CHD in 2007–2008 (i.e., recent CHD). We used systematic datasets from the nationwide claims database of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment service of Korea, which is representative of the whole population of Korea, from January 2007 to December 2012. The primary study endpoint was the development of need for RVs (i.e., incident CHD) after January 2009 among three groups based on their status of T2DM and recent CHD, i.e., T2DM only, recent CHD only, and both T2DM and recent CHD. After adjustment for age and sex, patients with recent CHD only had 2.14 times the risk of incident CHD (95% CI, 2.11–2.18, P<0.001) compared with patients with T2DM only. Patients with both T2DM and recent CHD demonstrated approximately 2-fold increased risk of incident CHD compared with subjects with recent CHD only (95% CI, 1.75-1.82), while 4-fold increased risk compared with subjects with T2DM only (95% CI, 3.71-3.87). The risk of incident CHD also differed according to sex and age. Conclusions/Significance This analysis of data from the nationwide claims database revealed that T2DM did not have a recent CHD equivalent risk in the Korean population. These results suggest that an appropriate strategy for the CHD risk stratification in diabetic patients should be adopted to manage this population. PMID:26053222

  19. Percutaneous revascularization strategies in small-vessel disease.

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    Puymirat, E; Barbato, E

    2014-02-01

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of small coronary vessels represents a real challenge for myocardial revascularization because of the high risk of stent-restenosis and increased risk of adverse clinical events. Moreover, small coronary arteries supply small myocardial territories therefore questioning the clinical significance of small-vessel stenoses. The definition of small-vessel disease and PCI-strategies used are very heterogeneous across studies. The present review will focus on percutaneous coronary revascularization in patients with small vessel coronary artery disease. PMID:23987800

  20. [Role of coronary intervention after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation].

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    Arntz, Hans-Richard; Mochmann, Hans-Christian

    2016-03-01

    Immediate coronary angiography and intervention in suitable stenoses in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest of presumed coronary origin and return of spontaneous circulation is widely established in interventional centers. The procedure is based on the analogy of positive results achieved with coronary intervention in many forms of acute coronary syndromes on the one hand and otherwise from registries showing promising data from coronary intervention of resuscitated patients. Results from randomized controlled studies, however, are not yet available. With respect to ST-elevation myocardial infarction, the diagnostic reliability of an ECG registered shortly after cardiopulmonary resuscitation is sufficient. The results of the registries are specifically promising for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction but less favorable for other forms of acute coronary syndromes. Moreover, insight into the results of the registries reveals that patients with the best prognostic conditions were preferentially selected for coronary intervention (e.g., younger patients, those with an initially shockable arrhythmia, bystander resuscitation), whereas those, for example, with cardiac or renal failure were excluded. For better definition of the actual benefit of coronary intervention after resuscitation from cardiac arrest and the optimal target groups, randomized controlled studies on patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction are desirable, while for other forms of acute coronary syndromes these studies are essential. PMID:26762135

  1. Detection of restenosis after successful coronary angioplasty: Improved clinical decision making with use of a logistic model combining procedural and follow-up variables

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    Renkin, J.; Melin, J.; Robert, A.; Richelle, F.; Bachy, J.L.; Col, J.; Detry, J.M.; Wijns, W. )

    1990-11-01

    A prospective study of 111 patients who underwent repeat coronary angiography and exercise thallium-201 scintigraphy 6 +/- 2 months after complete revascularization by percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was performed to assess whether clinical, procedure-related and postangioplasty exercise variables yield independent information for the prediction of angiographic restenosis after angioplasty. Complete revascularization was defined as successful angioplasty of one or more vessels that resulted in no residual coronary lesion with greater than 50% diameter stenosis. Restenosis was defined as a residual stenosis at the time of repeat angiography of greater than 50% of luminal diameter. Restenosis occurred in 40% of the patients. The 111 patients were randomly subdivided into a learning group (n = 84) and a testing group (n = 27). A logistic discriminant analysis was performed in the learning group and the logistic model was used to estimate a logistic probability of restenosis. This probability of restenosis was validated in the testing group. In the learning group of 84 patients univariate analysis of 39 factors revealed 8 factors related to restenosis: recurrence of angina (p less than 0.0001), postangioplasty abnormal finding on exercise thallium-201 scintigram (p less than 0.0001), exercise thallium-201 scintigram score (p less than 0.0001), difference between exercise and rest ST segment depression (p less than 0.001), postangioplasty exercise ST segment depression (p less than 0.001), absolute postangioplasty stenosis diameter (p less than 0.003), postangioplasty exercise work load (p less than 0.03) and postangioplasty exercise heart rate (p less than 0.05).

  2. Screening asymptomatic patients with diabetes for unknown coronary artery disease: Does it reduce risk? An open-label randomized trial comparing a strategy based on exercise testing aimed at revascularization with management based on pharmacological/behavioural treatment of traditional risk factors. DADDY-D Trial (Does coronary Atherosclerosis Deserve to be Diagnosed and treated early in Diabetics?)

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    2009-01-01

    Background Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. Screening for asymptomatic coronary artery disease with treatment by means of revascularization seems to be an appealing option for prevention. The utility of such a strategy has never been challenged in a randomized trial. Methods/Design In the present study a cohort of diabetic patients without any symptoms and without known coronary artery disease will be screened at two diabetes outpatients services. Those with intermediate or high risk (equal or greater than 10% according to the Italian risk chart) will be asked to participate and enrolled. They will be seen and followed in order to provide the best adherence to medical therapy. Half of the patients will be randomized to undergo an exercise tolerance testing while the other group will continue to be regularly seen at diabetes outpatients services. Best medical/behavioral therapy will be offered to both groups. Those patients with a positive exercise tolerance testing will be studied by coronary angiography and treated according to the severity of coronary lesions by percutaneous stenting or surgery. The objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of the screening strategy aimed at revascularization. A cost-effectiveness analysis will be performed at the end of the follow up. Discussion The study will provide useful information about prevention and treatment of diabetic patients at high risk of coronary events. It will be made clearer if detection of silent coronary artery disease has to be recommended and followed by treatment. Given the simplicity of the study protocol, it will be easily transferable to the real world. Trial registration (ClinicalTrials.gov): NCT00547872 PMID:20030830

  3. A unique and unexplained ricochet leak post PCI – Successfully treated with intra-coronary glue

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    Goel, Pravin K.; Syal, Sanjeev K.

    2014-01-01

    We herein describe a unique case of coronary artery perforation treated with covered stent with repeat cardiac tamponade resulting out of a fresh unexplained leak from a remote vessel (Ricochet) and successfully treated with intra-coronary injection of sterile synthetic glue, cyanoacrylate. PMID:24581110

  4. A unique and unexplained ricochet leak post PCI - successfully treated with intra-coronary glue.

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    Goel, Pravin K; Syal, Sanjeev K

    2014-01-01

    We herein describe a unique case of coronary artery perforation treated with covered stent with repeat cardiac tamponade resulting out of a fresh unexplained leak from a remote vessel (Ricochet) and successfully treated with intra-coronary injection of sterile synthetic glue, cyanoacrylate. PMID:24581110

  5. Coronary-to-Bronchial Artery Communication: Report of Two Patients Successfully Treated by Embolization

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    Jarry, Genevieve; Bruaire, Jean-Pierre; Commeau, Philippe; Hermida, Jean-Sylvain; Leborgne, Laurent; Auquier, Marie-Anne; Delonca, Jean; Quiret, Jean-Claude; Remond, Alexandre

    1999-05-15

    We report two cases of coronary-to-bronchial artery communication responsible for coronary steal. In both cases the anastomosis originated from the proximal circumflex artery and developed because of bronchiectasis. In both cases closure of the anastomosis was achieved successfully by embolization. To date, the patients remained free from symptoms.

  6. Successful transcatheter closure of bilateral multiple coronary arterial fistulae in one session

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    Jafarov, Parviz; Ismailoglu, Ziya; Tasal, Abdurrahman

    2014-01-01

    Coronary artery fistulae represent the most frequent congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries, but multiple bilateral fistulae are a rare condition. Current therapeutic options for symptomatic patients are percutaneous closure and cardiac surgery. Transcatheter closure of fistulae using coils is preferred as an effective and safe alternative to surgery. Here we report the case of a patient with congenital coronary artery fistulae arising from both the left and right coronary arteries draining individually into the right pulmonary artery treated successfully with a transcatheter approach. PMID:24799928

  7. Torsades de pointes related to transient marked QT prolongation following successful emergent percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome.

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    Kawabata, Mihoko; Hirao, Kenzo; Takeshi, Sasaki; Sakurai, Kaoru; Inagaki, Hiroshi; Hachiya, Hitoshi; Isobe, Mitsuaki

    2008-01-01

    We report 2 patients in whom transient marked QT prolongation occurred after successful emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome. One patient developed torsades de pointes. In both cases, the QT interval became markedly prolonged within 24 hours after PCI, and this prolongation persisted for 4 days. The T waves had a giant and bizarre negative shape with a prolonged T-wave peak to T-wave end interval. No new-onset ischemia or congenital long QT syndrome was related to the episodes. The patients had not taken any drugs that could have prolonged the QT interval, and their serum potassium levels were within normal limits. Torsades de pointes following successful PCI for acute coronary syndrome is uncommon, but acquired long QT syndrome should be considered and treated in patients in whom giant and bizarre negative T waves and QT prolongation develop after PCI. PMID:18328336

  8. Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization

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    ... Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Ventricular Assist Devices Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization | Share Like every other organ or tissue ... bypass surgery, there is a procedure called transmyocardial laser revascularization, also called TMLR or TMR. TMLR cannot ...

  9. Association Between Visit-to-Visit Variability in Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Events in Hypertensive Patients After Successful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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    Gondo, Kouki; Miura, Shin-ichiro; Suematsu, Yasunori; Shiga, Yuhei; Kuwano, Takashi; Sugihara, Makoto; Ike, Amane; Iwata, Atsushi; Motozato, Kota; Kusumoto, Takaaki; Nishikawa, Hiroaki; Saku, Keijiro

    2015-01-01

    Background Visit-to-visit variability (VVV) in blood pressure (BP) in addition to high BP has been shown to be a strong predictor of coronary events and stroke. Therefore, we investigated the associations between VVV in BP or BP levels and cardiovascular events after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods We enrolled 176 hypertensive patients who had undergone successful PCI and who had four clinic visits to measure BP until follow-up coronary angiography (CAG) at 6 - 9 months after PCI. The patients were divided into those with acute coronary syndrome (ACS group; n = 50) and those with stable angina pectoris (SAP group; n = 126). We determined VVV in BP expressed as the standard deviation (SD) of average BP, average, and the maximum and minimum BP during the follow-up period. Major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) (myocardial infarction (MI), target lesion revascularization (TLR) and all-cause death) were also analyzed. Results There were no significant differences in VVV in BP, average BP or maximum or minimum BP between the patients with and without MACE in all patients, the ACS and SAP groups. Interestingly, in the ACS group, VVV in SBP and maximum SBP in patients with MI were significantly higher than those in patients without MI. The cut-off levels for VVV in BP and maximum SBP that gave the greatest sensitivity and specificity for MI in the ACS group were 15.1 and 138 mm Hg, respectively. Conclusion Higher VVV in SBP and maximum SBP in patients with ACS after successful PCI were associated with the onset of MI. PMID:26015820

  10. Transmyocardial laser revascularization: surgical experience overview.

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    Allen, K B; Shaar, C J

    2000-06-01

    Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) using holmium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (YAG) and carbon dioxide lasers has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of medically refractory angina in patients without conventional options. In prospective, randomized trials, patients who received TMR experienced improved angina, better-event free survival, and reduction in cardiac-related rehospitalizations when compared to patients remaining on medical therapy alone. In addition, TMR as an adjunct to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has resulted in improved clinical status for patients who would not be completely revascularized by CABG alone. PMID:10867764

  11. Functional Testing Underlying Coronary Revascularisation

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    2014-08-08

    Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease; Vessel Disease; Stable Angina; Unstable Angina or Stabilized Non-ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction; Patients With ST-elevated Myocardial Infarction; Revascularization of Culprit Coronary Artery

  12. Transmyocardial revascularization devices: technology update

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    Kindzelski, Bogdan A; Zhou, Yifu; Horvath, Keith A

    2015-01-01

    Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) emerged as treatment modality for patients with diffuse coronary artery disease not amendable to percutaneous or surgical revascularization. The procedure entails the creation of laser channels within ischemic myocardium in an effort to better perfuse these areas. Currently, two laser devices are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for TMR – holmium:yttrium–aluminum–garnet and CO2. The two devices differ in regard to energy outputs, wavelengths, ability to synchronize with the heart cycle, and laser–tissue interactions. These differences have led to studies showing different efficacies between the two laser devices. Over 50,000 procedures have been performed worldwide using TMR. Improvements in angina stages, quality of life, and perfusion of the myocardium have been demonstrated with TMR. Although several mechanisms for these improvements have been suggested, evidence points to new blood vessel formation, or angiogenesis, within the treated myocardium, as the major contributory factor. TMR has been used as sole therapy and in combination with coronary artery bypass grafting. Clinical studies have demonstrated that TMR is both safe and effective in angina relief long term. The objective of this review is to present the two approved laser devices and evidence for the safety and efficacy of TMR, along with future directions with this technology. PMID:25565905

  13. Transmyocardial revascularization devices: technology update.

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    Kindzelski, Bogdan A; Zhou, Yifu; Horvath, Keith A

    2015-01-01

    Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) emerged as treatment modality for patients with diffuse coronary artery disease not amendable to percutaneous or surgical revascularization. The procedure entails the creation of laser channels within ischemic myocardium in an effort to better perfuse these areas. Currently, two laser devices are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for TMR - holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet and CO2. The two devices differ in regard to energy outputs, wavelengths, ability to synchronize with the heart cycle, and laser-tissue interactions. These differences have led to studies showing different efficacies between the two laser devices. Over 50,000 procedures have been performed worldwide using TMR. Improvements in angina stages, quality of life, and perfusion of the myocardium have been demonstrated with TMR. Although several mechanisms for these improvements have been suggested, evidence points to new blood vessel formation, or angiogenesis, within the treated myocardium, as the major contributory factor. TMR has been used as sole therapy and in combination with coronary artery bypass grafting. Clinical studies have demonstrated that TMR is both safe and effective in angina relief long term. The objective of this review is to present the two approved laser devices and evidence for the safety and efficacy of TMR, along with future directions with this technology. PMID:25565905

  14. Successful angioplasty of three cases of coronary artery dissections using hydrophilic wires

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    Menon, Rajeev; Kapadia, Anuj

    2014-01-01

    Three cases of successful angioplasty of high-grade coronary dissections using hydrophilic wires were reported. Our first case had edge dissection after a stent deployed in the left anterior descending artery, after which we found it impossible to track the second stent over the regular wires, and which was successful when we tried with a stiffer hydrophilic wire. The second had spontaneous coronary artery dissections (SCAD), and the third case was a complicated plaque with multiple stenotic and ectatic segments along with dissection and successful angioplasty carried out using the same wires and without additional hardware. These wires also provided adequate support in tracking the required balloons and stents PMID:25489325

  15. Aborted sudden death in a young football player due to anomalous origin of the left coronary artery: successful surgical correction.

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    Bria, Serena; Chessa, Massimo; Abella, Raul; Frigiola, Alessandro; Bianco, Massimiliano; Palmieri, Vincenzo; Zeppilli, Paolo

    2008-08-01

    Congenital anomalies of coronary arteries may precipitate sudden death in young athletes. We describe the case of a 14-year-old soccer player who developed chest pain and syncope during physical exertion, as the first manifestation of an abnormal aortic origin of the left coronary artery from the right coronary sinus. Correct identification by transthoracic echocardiography and confirmation by coronary angiography were made. Two years after the successful surgical correction, the boy had no recurrence of symptoms. PMID:18607251

  16. Left main coronary artery atresia and associated cardiac defects: report on concomitant surgical treatment.

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    Jatene, Marcelo; Juaneda, Ignacio; Miranda, Rogerio Dos Anjos; Gato, Rafaella; Marcial, Miguel Lorenzo Barbero

    2011-10-01

    A 9-year-old boy with congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery underwent myocardial revascularization. Coarctation of the aorta and ventricular septal defect were diagnosed at the age of 1 year. At age 7 years, the child presented with syncope while exercising. Preoperative evaluation included cardiac catheterization which revealed the unexpected finding of congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery with origin of the circumflex artery from the right coronary artery. Surgical correction included myocardial revascularization by means of left internal mammary artery graft to the anterior descending coronary artery, coarctation resection, and ventricular septal defect repair. The patient recovered uneventfully. We report the details of this extremely rare case with successful concomitant surgical management of the congenital coronary artery anomaly and the associated structural heart disease. PMID:23804483

  17. Anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery in an adult.

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    Ortiz de Salazar, A; Gonzalez, J A; Zuazo, J; Rodriguez, E; Ruiz de Azua, E

    1996-01-01

    We report the case of a 63-year-old man who presented at our hospital with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. He was found to have an anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery. The patient underwent successful revascularization with the use of a left internal mammary artery bypass graft. Images PMID:8969031

  18. [Is aortocoronary bypass indicated in patients with lesions of the common trunk of the left coronary artery incapable of complete revascularization?].

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    Barboso, G; Saccani, S; Busi, M; Fesani, F

    1980-01-01

    Obstructive lesions of the left common coronary trunk need surgery if our operability criteria: possibility of at least making a by-pass on the left descending anterior coronary branch and a not seriously compromised miocardial contractility exist. Of the 25 patients operated, there was a mortality of 8% and 3 intra-and post-operatory infarcts; two other patients died after some time (one for extracardiac causes). Other infarcts were not observed. 48% of the patients had incomplete riva-scolarization which after some time had an effect on the objective state of the patients but not on their survival. The authors conclude their studies by affirming that total surgical correction is indicated even on non susceptible patients on the basis of coronarography. PMID:6971115

  19. Successful percutaneous stenting of a right gastroepiploic coronary bypass graft using monorail delivery system: a case report.

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    Alam, M; Safi, A M; Mandawat, M K; Anderson, J E; Kwan, T; Feit, A; Clark, L T

    2000-02-01

    The right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) is being successfully used as an arterial conduit in a selected group of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. However, myocardial ischemia may result due to spasm, occlusion, and stenosis of this graft. The anastamosis site at distal right coronary artery (RCA) or posterior descending artery (PDA) is the most common location for stenosis of an in situ gastroepiploic coronary bypass graft. Balloon angioplasty of such stenoses has been reported with optimal short-term results. Stent deployment would decrease the restenosis rate, so that repeat procedures could be minimized for these technically challenging lesions. We describe a case of successful deployment of a stent with monorail delivery system at the anastamotic site stenosis of an in situ gastroepiploic right coronary artery bypass graft. This percutaneous coronary intervention could prevent redo coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 49:197-199, 2000. PMID:10642773

  20. Risk-Benefit Trade-offs in Revascularization Choices

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    Federspiel, Jerome J.; Stearns, Sally C.; van Domburg, Ron T.; Sheridan, Brett C.; Lund, Jennifer L.; Serruys, Patrick W.

    2010-01-01

    Aims When patients choose percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) over coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), they accept an increased long-term risk of repeat revascularization in exchange for short term morbidity benefits. This paper quantifies the risk-benefit trade-off faced by patients with multiple vessel coronary artery disease. Methods and Results Data from the Arterial Revascularization Therapies Study are used to generate risk-benefit acceptability curves for PCI versus CABG. Risks are measured by the long-term likelihood of repeat revascularization while benefits are measured by short term reductions in pain or improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQL). PCI patients faced a risk of 0.81 additional revascularization events over three years in exchange for being pain-free at one month. A patient would need to be willing to tolerate a risk of 1.06 additional revascularization events at three years, in exchange for being pain free at one month to be 95% confident that choosing PCI over CABG is risk-effective for him/her. Conclusions The risk-benefit framework outlined in this study provides information to enable physicians to help their patients weigh directly each procedure’s risks and benefits. While trade-offs are typically measured in quality-adjusted life years, using pain reduction to reflect benefits may provide a more tangible framework for patients. PMID:21330240

  1. Usefulness of diastolic color kinesis imaging at rest in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome.

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    Odo, Takafumi; Muro, Takashi; Odo, Kyoko; Kikuda, Kenji; Tamimoto, Ayako; Najima, Chiyo; Sakaino, Naritsugu; Yoshiyama, Minoru

    2009-04-01

    The authors report two cases of acute coronary syndrome diagnosed by diastolic color kinesis imaging (CKI), an echocardiographic technique facilitating regional left ventricular wall motion analysis. Although both patients had experienced chest pain within the previous several days, the pain had remitted prior to visiting the clinic. In addition, neither electrocardiography nor routine echocardiography revealed ischemic changes. However, diastolic CKI clearly showed regional diastolic asynchrony of the left ventricle. Coronary angiography revealed significant stenosis compatible with the region of diastolic asynchrony observed on diastolic CKI. The patients underwent successful coronary revascularization, and diastolic asynchrony disappeared after revascularization. These findings suggest that diastolic CKI is useful for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, even at rest and in the absence of chest pain. PMID:19345312

  2. Effect of baseline exercise capacity on outcomes in patients with stable coronary heart disease (a post hoc analysis of the clinical outcomes utilizing revascularization and aggressive drug evaluation trial).

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    Padala, Santosh K; Sidhu, Mandeep S; Hartigan, Pamela M; Maron, David J; Teo, Koon K; Spertus, John A; Mancini, G B John; Sedlis, Steven P; Chaitman, Bernard R; Heller, Gary V; Weintraub, William S; Boden, William E

    2015-11-15

    The impact of baseline exercise capacity on clinical outcomes in patients with stable ischemic heart disease randomized to an initial strategy of optimal medical therapy (OMT) with or without percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial has not been studied. A post hoc analysis was performed in 1,052 patients of COURAGE (PCI + OMT: n = 527, OMT: n = 525) who underwent exercise treadmill testing at baseline. Patients were categorized into 2 exercise capacity groups based on metabolic equivalents (METs) achieved during baseline exercise treadmill testing (<7 METs: n = 464, ≥7 METs: n = 588) and were followed for a median of 4.6 years. The primary composite end point of death or myocardial infarction was similar in the PCI + OMT group and the OMT group for patients with exercise capacity <7 METs (19.1% vs 16.1%, p = 0.31) and ≥7 METs (13.3% vs 10.3%, p = 0.27). After adjusting for baseline covariates, the hazard ratio (99% confidence interval) for the primary end point for the PCI + OMT group versus the OMT group was 1.42 (0.90 to 2.23, p = 0.05) and for the exercise capacity subgroups of ≥7 METs and <7 METs was 0.75 (0.46 to 1.22, p = 0.13). There was no statistically significant interaction between the original treatment arm allocation (PCI + OMT vs OMT) and baseline exercise capacity. In conclusion, there was no difference in the long-term clinical outcomes in patients with exercise capacity <7 METs compared with ≥7 METs, irrespective of whether they were assigned to initial PCI. Patients with exercise capacity <7 METs did not derive a proportionately greater clinical benefit from PCI + OMT compared with those patients who received OMT alone. PMID:26410604

  3. Alternative Therapy for Medically Refractory Angina: Enhanced External Counterpulsation and Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization.

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    Soran, Ozlem

    2016-01-01

    Medically refractory angina pectoris (RAP) is defined by presence of severe angina with objective evidence of ischemia and failure to relieve symptoms with coronary revascularization. Medication and invasive revascularization are the most common approaches for treating coronary artery disease (CAD). Although symptoms are eliminated or alleviated by these invasive approaches, the disease and its causes are present after treatment. New treatment approaches are needed to prevent the disease from progressing and symptoms from recurring. External enhanced counterpulsation therapy provides a treatment modality in the management of CAD and can complement invasive revascularization procedures. Data support that it should be considered a first-line treatment of RAP. PMID:26567978

  4. CT Imaging of Coronary Stents: Past, Present, and Future

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    Mahnken, Andreas H.

    2012-01-01

    Coronary stenting became a mainstay in coronary revascularization therapy. Despite tremendous advances in therapy, in-stent restenosis (ISR) remains a key problem after coronary stenting. Coronary CT angiography evolved as a valuable tool in the diagnostic workup of patients after coronary revascularization therapy. It has a negative predictive value in the range of 98% for ruling out significant ISR. As CT imaging of coronary stents depends on patient and stent characteristics, patient selection is crucial for success. Ideal candidates have stents with a diameter of 3 mm and more. Nevertheless, even with most recent CT scanners, about 8% of stents are not accessible mostly due to blooming or motion artifacts. While the diagnosis of ISR is currently based on the visual assessment of the stent lumen, functional information on the hemodynamic significance of in-stent stenosis became available with the most recent generation of dual source CT scanners. This paper provides a comprehensive overview on previous developments, current techniques, and clinical evidence for cardiac CT in patients with coronary artery stents. PMID:22997590

  5. Early detection of restenosis after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty by exercise-redistribution thallium scintigraphy

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    Wijns, W.; Serruys, P.W.; Reiber, J.H.; de Feyter, P.J.; van den Brand, M.; Simoons, M.L.; Hugenholtz, P.G.

    1985-02-01

    The value of exercise testing and thallium scintigraphy in predicting recurrence of angina pectoris and restenosis after a primary successful transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was prospectively evaluated. In 89 patients, a symptom-limited exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) and thallium scintigraphy were performed 4 weeks after they had undergone successful PTCA. Thereafter, the patients were followed for 6.4 +/- 2.5 months (mean +/- standard deviation) or until recurrence of angina. They all underwent a repeat coronary angiography at 6 months or earlier if symptoms recurred. PTCA was considered successful if the patients had no symptoms and if the stenosis was reduced to less than 50% of the luminal diameter. Restenosis was defined as an increase of the stenosis to more than 50% luminal diameter. The ability of the thallium scintigram (presence of a reversible defect) to predict recurrence of angina was 66%, vs 38% for the exercise ECG (ST-segment depression or angina at peak workload). Restenosis was predicted in 74% of patients by thallium scintigraphy, but only in 50% of patients by the exercise ECG. Thus, thallium scintigraphy was highly predictive but the exercise ECG was not (p less than 0.005). These results suggest that restenosis had occurred to some extent already at 4 weeks after the PTCA in most patients in whom it was going to occur.

  6. Differences of regional coronary flow reserve assessed by adenosine thallium-201 scintigraphy early and six months after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or stent implantation.

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    Versaci, F; Tomai, F; Nudi, F; Gaspardone, A; De Fazio, A; Ciavolella, M; Crea, F; Mango, L; Chiariello, L; Gioffrè, P A

    1996-11-15

    This study assesses regional coronary flow reserve using adenosine thallium-201 scintigraphy early and 6 months after angiographically successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or stent implantation. Seventeen consecutive men with a significant isolated left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis were scheduled for repeat coronary angiography and adenosine-planar thallium-201 scintigraphy within 24 hours and 6 months after successful PTCA (n = 8) or stent implantation (n = 9). After background subtraction, left ventricular segmental uptake was semiquantitatively assessed on thallium images. The perfusion defect severity was scored from 0 (normal) to 3. Coronary angiograms were analyzed using an automated edge contour detection computer analysis system. Data are expressed as mean value +/- 1 SD, and proportions as percentage. The residual narrowing was 17 +/- 8% after PTCA and 9 +/- 2% after stent implantation (p = 0.02). Twenty-four hours after the procedure, hypoperfused segments were detected in all patients (100%) and in 4 patients (44%) (p = 0.05), respectively. The total number of hypoperfused segments was greater after PTCA than after stent implantation (16 [40%] vs 7 [16%], p = 0.001, respectively) as was the perfusion defect severity (4.4 +/- 3.1 vs 1 +/- 1.2, p = 0.006). Six months after the procedure, 3 of the 5 patients who had undergone PTCA without restenosis still had reversible perfusion defects. None of the stent-treated patients had restenosis or reversible perfusion defects (p = 0.05). Among PTCA-treated patients without restenosis, the total number of hypoperfused segments and the perfusion defect severity were 9 of 25 (36%) and 0.8 +/- 0.8, respectively. Thus, a regional reduction in coronary flow reserve, occasionally observed early after successful stent implantation, is probably due to a transient alteration of small coronary vessels, as was also supported by the absence of perfusion defects 6 months after the procedure. The more severe impairment of regional coronary flow reserve observed early after successful PTCA is probably also due to angiographic underestimation of the residual stenosis, as suggested also by the persistence of reversible perfusion defects 6 months after the procedure in a few patients. PMID:8914870

  7. Transmyocardial laser revascularization

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    Aretz, H. Thomas

    1996-09-01

    Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) for the treatment of medically unresponsive angina pectoris has been shown to be clinically effective. The mechanism of its action, however, is not quite understood. Over the last five years my collaborators and I have conducted a variety of in vivo and in vitro studies using different animal models, lasers and experimental protocols. The results seem to indicate that the mechanism of action of TMR is related to neovascularization rather than chronically patent channels, as originally proposed.

  8. Penile Revascularization in the Treatment of Impotence

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    Sharlip, Ira D.

    1981-01-01

    New clinical developments in the diagnosis and treatment of male sexual dysfunction have occurred in the past several years. Much of this information has not been disseminated to the general medical public. Of particular note, a series of reliable penile prosthetic devices for the treatment of advanced erectile dysfunction is now considered to be established and valid surgical therapy. The new diagnostic techniques of nocturnal penile tumescence monitoring, penile plethysmography, penile sphygmomanometry and phalloarteriography are beginning to show that some patients with erectile impotence have arteriosclerosis of the penile arteries. These patients were formerly considered to have psychogenic or idiopathic impotence. Some of these patients with vasculogenic impotence may benefit from the new surgical technique of penile revascularization, thus obviating the need for penile prosthetic implants. A preliminary report of a small series of cases of corpus cavernosum revascularization using the microsurgical implantation of the inferior epigastric artery directly into the corpus cavernosum with prolonged systemic anticoagulation gives a cure/improvement rate of 40 percent. Better selection of patients for operation and perfection of surgical technique offer the chance for improvement in this rate of success. The proper role of corpus cavernosum revascularization in the treatment of impotence remains to be clearly defined. However, these preliminary results, coupled with several reports from Europe, are sufficiently encouraging to justify continued clinical investigation and surgical experience with penile revascularization for vasculogenic impotence. ImagesFigure 1.Figure 2.Figure 3. PMID:7269556

  9. Successful Aorta-osteal Stenting after Iatrogenic Acute Type-A Aortic Dissection during Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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    Bekler, Adem; Özeren, Ali; Gazi, Emine; Temiz, Ahmet; Altun, Burak

    2014-01-01

    Background: Iatrogenic acute dissection of the ascending aorta following coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention is rare. This complication, if not managed urgently, can have critical results. Case Report: We present the case of a 70 year-old woman who was treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the right coronary artery (RCA) for acute inferior myocardial infarction; however, the procedure was complicated by anterograde dissection of the RCA with a simultaneous retrograde propagation to the proximal part of the ascending aorta. Successful stenting of the entry point was able to heal the RCA and restrict the retrograde propagation to the ascending aorta. The aortic dissection was monitored by means of computerised tomography and the dissection repaired itself spontaneously within a day. Conclusion: Treatment of the aorta coronary dissection (ACD) by urgent osteal stenting is a less invasive treatment compared with surgical treatment in appropriate cases. We demonstrated that immediate osteal stenting should be performed in ACD. PMID:25667792

  10. Transthoracic coronary flow reserve and dobutamine derived myocardial function: a 6-month evaluation after successful coronary angioplasty

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    Cicala, Silvana; Galderisi, Maurizio; Guarini, Pasquale; D'Errico, Arcangelo; Innelli, Pasquale; Pardo, Moira; Scognamiglio, Giancarlo; de Divitiis, Oreste

    2004-01-01

    After percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), stress-echocardiography and gated single photon emission computerized tomography (g-SPECT) are usually performed but both tools have technical limitations. The present study evaluated results of PTCA of left anterior descending artery (LAD) six months after PTCA, by combining transthoracic Doppler coronary flow reserve (CFR) and color Tissue Doppler (C-TD) dobutamine stress. Six months after PTCA of LAD, 24 men, free of angiographic evidence of restenosis, underwent standard Doppler-echocardiography, transthoracic CFR of distal LAD (hyperemic to basal diastolic coronary flow ratio) and C-TD at rest and during dobutamine stress to quantify myocardial systolic (Sm) and diastolic (Em and Am, Em/Am ratio) peak velocities in middle posterior septum. Patients with myocardial infarction, coronary stenosis of non-LAD territory and heart failure were excluded. According to dipyridamole g-SPECT, 13 patients had normal perfusion and 11 with perfusion defects. The 2 groups were comparable for age, wall motion score index (WMSI) and C-TD at rest. However, patients with perfusion defects had lower CFR (2.11 0.4 versus 2.87 0.6, p < 0.002) and septal Sm at high-dose dobutamine (p < 0.01), with higher WMSI (p < 0.05) and stress-echo positivity of LAD territory in 5/11 patients. In the overall population, CFR was related negatively to high-dobutamine WMSI (r = -0.50, p < 0.01) and positively to high-dobutamine Sm of middle septum (r = 0.55, p < 0.005). In conclusion, even in absence of epicardial coronary restenosis, stress perfusion imaging reflects a physiologic impairment in coronary microcirculation function whose magnitude is associated with the degree of regional functional impairment detectable by C-TD. PMID:15581428

  11. Expectations of myocardial revascularization.

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    Keon, W. J.

    1978-01-01

    Surgical treatment of coronary artery disease has been under development for more than 35 years, during which time it has been met with considerable enthusiasm. As the surgical risk decreases, indications for coronary bypass procedures are being liberalized somewhat and increasing numbers of patients are being referred for surgical treatment. The most immediate benefit of such treatment is prompt relief from angina and improvement in the quality of life. Other benefits for various patient subgroups are improvement in left ventricular function and prolonged life. Further experience and controlled studies gradually will elucidate further indications for coronary artery bypass surgery and will result in improved evaluation of this treatment. PMID:305281

  12. Upright bicycle exercise echocardiography after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Sawada, S G; Judson, W E; Ryan, T; Armstrong, W F; Feigenbaum, H

    1989-11-15

    Upright bicycle exercise echocardiography and coronary angiography were performed in 42 patients from 1 month to 15 years (mean 6.3 years) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to determine if exercise-induced wall motion abnormalities could be correlated with the presence and location of nonrevascularized vessels. Nonrevascularized vessels were defined as obstructed vessels without grafts, obstructed grafts or native vessels obstructed distal to bypass graft insertion. Adequate quality echocardiograms were recorded at rest, peak exercise and after exercise in 38 patients (90%). Rest and postexercise echocardiograms were adequate in 3 others. Only 1 patient was excluded from analysis for inadequate peak and postexercise echocardiograms. Exercise-induced wall motion abnormalities were present in 33 of 35 patients (94%) who had 1 or more nonrevascularized vessels and these abnormalities were absent in 5 of 6 (83%) who had all vessels revascularized. Wall motion abnormalities were localized to the territory of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery or to a combined right (R) coronary-left circumflex (LC) region of circulation. Exercise-induced wall motion abnormalities were present in 24 of 27 LAD artery regions (89%) and 23 of 26 R-LC regions (88%) that had nonrevascularized vessels. These abnormalities were absent in 13 of 14 LAD regions (93%) and in 12 of 15 R-LC regions (80%) that had only revascularized vessels. Upright bicycle exercise echocardiography was successfully performed after CABG. The technique detected and accurately localized nonrevascularized and revascularized vessels. PMID:2683711

  13. Revascularization vs. Medical Therapy in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease.

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    Weiss, Sandra; Weintraub, William

    2015-01-01

    The keynote COURAGE and BARI-2D trials changed the way the interventional community selects patients for revascularization. What we now consider appropriate, especially for percutaneous coronary intervention, has narrowed significantly in scope compared to previous practice a decade ago. Medical therapy has been shown to be both safe and effective as a primary treatment modality for patients with stable ischemic heart disease on the whole. However, it appears that patients with a heavy ischemic burden may benefit from revascularization, although investigation of this is ongoing. Evidence preliminarily supports this practice with coronary artery bypass grafting, and possibly in specific populations undergoing multivessel intervention with functional assessment of lesion severity during PCI. PMID:26206111

  14. Impact of proctoring on success rates for percutaneous revascularisation of coronary chronic total occlusions

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    Sharma, Vinoda; Jadhav, S T; Harcombe, A A; Kelly, P A; Mozid, A; Bagnall, A; Richardson, J; Egred, M; McEntegart, M; Shaukat, A; Oldroyd, K; Vishwanathan, G; Rana, O; Talwar, S; McPherson, M; Strange, J W; Hanratty, C G; Walsh, S J; Spratt, J C; Smith, W H T

    2015-01-01

    Objective To assess the impact of proctoring for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in six UK centres. Methods We retrospectively analysed 587 CTO procedures from six UK centres and compared success rates of operators who had received proctorship with success rates of the same operators before proctorship (pre-proctored) and operators in the same institutions who had not been proctored (non-proctored). There were 232 patients in the pre-proctored/non-proctored group and 355 patients in the post-proctored group. Complexity was assessed by calculating the Japanese CTO (JCTO) score for each case. Results CTO PCI success was greater in the post-proctored compared with the pre-proctored/non-proctored group (77.5% vs 62.1%, p<0.0001). In more complex cases where JCTO≥2, the difference in success was greater (70.7% vs 49.5%, p=0.0003). After proctoring, there was an increase in CTO PCI activity in centres from 2.5% to 3.5%, p<0.0001 (as a proportion of total PCI), and the proportion of very difficult cases with JCTO score ≥3 increased from 15.3% (35/229) to 29.7% (105/354), p<0.0001. Conclusions Proctoring resulted in an increase in procedural success for CTO PCI, an increase in complex CTO PCI and an increase in total CTO PCI activity. Proctoring may be a valuable way to improve access to CTO PCI and the likelihood of procedural success. PMID:25852949

  15. Successful use of the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device for circulatory support during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Pepino, Paolo; Coronella, Germano; Oliviero, Piermario; Monaco, Mario; Schiavone, Vincenzo; Finizio, Filippo; Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe; Frati, Giacomo; Giordano, Arturo

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Surgical coronary revascularization is being performed with ever increasing frequency in patients at high surgical risk. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) is particularly appealing in such subjects, but may limit the options for concomitant mechanical circulatory support. PRESENTATION OF CASE We hereby report an original case of mechanical circulatory support with the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device during OPCABG in a 61-year-old gentleman with multiple comorbidities and severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Specifically, the soft tipped device did not impede surgical manipulation of the heart during the surgical procedure, providing uninterrupted circulatory support to the patient. DISCUSSION This clinical vignette supports the feasibility, safety and efficacy of the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device in patients undergoing OPCABG. CONCLUSION Pending further studies, use of the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device can be envisioned safely for OPCABG. PMID:25305600

  16. Acute cerebral revascularization.

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    Diaz, F G; Ausman, J I; Mehta, B; Dujovny, M; de los Reyes, R A; Pearce, J; Patel, S

    1985-08-01

    Fifteen patients evaluated for acute cerebral ischemia underwent acute cerebral revascularization between March, 1979, and May, 1983. Clinical presentation included crescendo transient ischemic attacks (TIA's) in eight cases, progressing neurological dysfunction in three cases, and completed nonfluctuating deficits in four cases. Nine patients received intravenous heparin but did not improve neurologically. The patients with crescendo TIA's were operated on within 4 hours of their last event; those with progressing deficits were operated on while the deficit was developing, and those with established deficits were operated on 4, 6, 9, and 12 hours, respectively, after the event began. The clinical picture for 10 patients had resolved within 10 hours after surgery. One patient with crescendo TIA's, two with progressing deficits, and two with established deficits had postoperative residual deficits, of which three were mild and two severe. One patient, who had a saphenous vein graft to the middle cerebral artery, developed an intracerebral hematoma. In this prospective noncontrolled nonrandomized study, acute cerebral revascularization was performed safely, had limited risks, and offered the potential to help some patients. Further controlled randomized studies are indicated. PMID:4020443

  17. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a 35 year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus successfully treated by angioplasty.

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    Rekik, Sofiene; Lanfranchi, Philippe; Jacq, Laurent; Bernasconi, François

    2013-11-01

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an unusual cause of acute myocardial ischaemia with complex pathophysiology; it has been associated with several conditions such as atherosclerosis, connective tissue disorders and the peripartum period. SCAD has exceptionally been reported (three published cases) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this work, we report the original case of a 35 year-old woman with a known history of SLE who presented with an acute coronary syndrome caused by an extensive dissection of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and the diagonal and who was successfully treated by an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous angioplasty. PMID:23465651

  18. The history of arterial revascularization: from Kolesov to Tector and beyond

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    Galvin, Sean D.

    2013-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the one of the most effective revascularization strategies for patients with obstructive coronary artery disease. Total arterial revascularization using one or both internal thoracic and radial arteries has been shown to improve early outcomes and reduce long-term cardiovascular morbidity. Although CABG has evolved from an experimental procedure in the early 1900’s to become one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, there is still significant variation in grafting strategies amongst surgeons. We review the history and development of CABG with a particular emphasis on the early pioneers and the evolution of arterial grafting. PMID:23977617

  19. Revascularization Surgery: Its Efficacy for Limb Salvage in Diabetic Foot.

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    Chang, Tzu-Yen; Shieh, Shyh-Jou

    2016-03-01

    The estimated prevalence of diabetes is 9.78% in Taiwan. The lifetime risk for patients with diabetes to have foot ulcers might be as high as 25%. About 15% of these patients require major limb amputation because of ischemia and infection. Peripheral artery disease is still a major problem involved in diabetic foot disease and the cause for major amputation despite an increase in the prevalence of revascularization surgery and new revascularization techniques over the past 20 years. We investigated the major limb amputation rates in patients with diabetic foot and critical limb ischemia who had undergone revascularization surgery in our hospital. The records of 42 patients who had undergone revascularization surgery for diabetic foot were retrospectively reviewed. Nineteen patients (45%) required major limb amputation despite revascularization. The affected limbs of only 15 patients (36%) were salvaged. Four patients died soon after surgery because of comorbidities, and another 4 were lost to follow-up. Two patients died from procedure-related sepsis, and overall perioperative mortality was 4.8%. Ten predictive risk factors (duration of diabetes, history of smoking, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, cerebral vascular accident, contralateral amputation, end-stage renal disease, fever episode, wound infection severity score, and arterial obstruction level) were included for analysis. Although none was significant, long-duration diabetes (OR: 1.13), end-stage renal disease (OR: 10.02), wound infection (OR: 1.56), and infrapopliteal lesions (OR: 3.00) tended to be unfavorable predictive risk factors of limb amputation. Revascularization surgery is still potentially beneficial for these patients-eg, it decreases the contralateral limb amputation rate by 7.5%-if done early in high-risk patients. PMID:26808765

  20. Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Implantation for Successful Treatment of a Symptomatic Coronary Lesion in a 17-Year-Old Boy After Kawasaki Disease.

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    Luu, Brigitte; Esmaeili, Anoosh; Schranz, Dietmar; Fichtlscherer, Stephan

    2015-10-01

    Coronary stenting is considered a promising treatment option for patients with coronary artery lesions caused by Kawasaki disease (KD). Here, we report the case of an adolescent with KD who successfully underwent implantation of a fully bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) in a Kawasaki-related, highly obstructed coronary artery. Control coronary angiography 6 months later showed a remaining good result without restenosis or development of aneurysm. Cardial MRI and clinical follow-up revealed stable results at 6 and 18 months without any signs of ischemia. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a successful implantation of a fully bioresorbable vascular scaffold in a young adult with the history of KD. The case illustrates the feasibility and safety of BVS implantation for the treatment of KD. It remains to be confirmed by further studies, if this approach by this novel material might be a therapeutic alternative to coronary bypass grafting or other coronary interventions. PMID:26063383

  1. [Coronary interventionism].

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    Urincho Pérez, Gabriela; Ruíz Piñeiro, Rosa; Avendaño Peralta, Alberto

    2007-01-01

    The scientific and technological advances have allowed that to the patients with acute coronary syndromes, offer an alternative to them of treatment in the rooms of hemodynamic by means of coronary interventionism, using catheter compliante or noncompliante ball, ball of cut, implanting stent nonliberating and liberating of drugs, avoiding to them the risk of a greater surgery to place venous or arterial bridges in the affected zone; receiving therefore the benefit of a percutaneous coronary revascularization, by means of a procedure less aggressive than the surgery without the risks of traqueal intubation, thoracotomy, saphenectomy, cardioplegia, drainages, minor risk of bled and infection, short period of time of hospitalization, decrease of the costs and the time for its restoration to the daily life. During the development of coronary interventionism personal professional participates: interventionist, anesthesiologist cardiologist, nurse and technician in Rx. The coronary interventionist procedure is a common procedure but of high risk, since the manipulation of the catheters and guides is direct in the light of the glass to treat; only in the year of 1997 a million procedures were made at world-wide level, without a doubt some, this has been increased enormously, demanding so the infirmary professional that toils in the room of hemodynamic maintains updated in the different techniques from coronary interventionism, as well as to know the diverse instruments and devices that the biomedical industry develops day to day to provide a free suitable attention of risk. PMID:18938739

  2. Current status and future directions in computer-enhanced video- and robotic-assisted coronary bypass surgery.

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    Boyd, W Douglas; Kodera, Kojiro; Stahl, Kenneth D; Rayman, Reiza

    2002-01-01

    Since 1997, both the Cleveland Clinic and London Health Sciences Centre groups have embraced robotic assistance and more recently demonstrated the efficacy of this technology in totally closed-chest, beating heart myocardial revascularization. This endeavor involved an orderly progression and the learning of new surgical skill sets. We review the evolution of robot-enhanced coronary surgery and forecast the future of endoscopic and computer-enhanced, robotic-enabling technology for coronary revascularization. This report describes a computer-assisted totally closed-chest coronary bypass operation, and preliminary results are discussed. The internal thoracic artery (ITA) was harvested through three 5-mm access ports and prepared and controlled endoscopically. A prototype sternal elevator was used to increase intrathoracic working space. A 10-mm endoscopic stabilizer was placed through the second intercostal space, and the left anterior descending coronary artery was controlled with silastic snares. Telerobotic anastomoses were completed end-to-side using custom-made, double-armed 8-0 polytetrafluroethylene sutures. To date, 84 patients have undergone successful myocardial revascularization with robotic assistance with a 0% surgical mortality rate. ITA harvest, anastomotic, and operating times for the entire group have been longer than for conventional surgery at 61.3 +/- 17.9 minutes, 28.5 +/- 28.2 minutes, and 368 +/- 129 minutes, respectively. Bleeding, ventilatory times, arrhythmias, hospital lengths of stay, and return to normal activity have been reduced. Recently, we have developed a new robotic revascularization strategy called Atraumatic Coronary Artery Bypass that is a promising mid-term step on the pathway to totally endoscopic, beating-heart coronary artery bypass. We conclude that computer-enhanced robotic techniques are safe, and further clinical studies are required to define the full potential of this evolving technology. PMID:11977023

  3. Brain Stem Infarction Due to Basilar Artery Dissection in a Patient with Moyamoya Disease Four Years after Successful Bilateral Revascularization Surgeries.

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    Abe, Takatsugu; Fujimura, Miki; Mugikura, Shunji; Endo, Hidenori; Tominaga, Teiji

    2016-06-01

    Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a rare cerebrovascular disease with an unknown etiology and is characterized by intrinsic fragility in the intracranial vascular walls such as the affected internal elastic lamina and thinning medial layer. The association of MMD with intracranial arterial dissection is extremely rare, whereas that with basilar artery dissection (BAD) has not been reported previously. A 46-year-old woman developed brain stem infarction due to BAD 4 years after successful bilateral superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery anastomosis with indirect pial synangiosis for ischemic-onset MMD. She presented with sudden occipitalgia and subsequently developed transient dysarthria and mild hemiparesis. Although a transient ischemic attack was initially suspected, her condition deteriorated in a manner that was consistent with left hemiplegia with severe dysarthria. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed brain stem infarction, and MR angiography delineated a double-lumen sign in the basilar artery, indicating BAD. She was treated conservatively and brain stem infarction did not expand. One year after the onset of brain stem infarction, her activity of daily living is still dependent (modified Rankin Scale of 4), and there were no morphological changes associated with BAD or recurrent cerebrovascular events during the follow-up period. The association of MMD with BAD is extremely rare. While considering the common underlying pathology such as an affected internal elastic lamina and fragile medial layer, the occurrence of BAD in a patient with MMD in a stable hemodynamic state is apparently unique. PMID:27068774

  4. Coronary Thrombosis without Dissection following Blunt Trauma

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    Sibel, Michael; Thomas, Peter; Burt, Francis; Cipolla, James; Puleo, Peter; Baker, Keith

    2016-01-01

    Blunt trauma to the chest resulting in coronary thrombosis and ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a rare but well-described occurrence in adults. Angiography in such cases has generally disclosed complete epicardial coronary occlusion with thrombus, indistinguishable from the findings commonly found in spontaneous plaque rupture due to atherosclerotic disease. In all previously reported cases in which coronary interrogation with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was performed in association with acute revascularization, coronary artery dissection was implicated as the etiology of coronary thrombosis. We present the first case report of blunt trauma-associated coronary thrombosis without underlying atherosclerosis or coronary dissection, as documented by IVUS imaging. PMID:27006836

  5. Revascularization in Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Does Myocardial Viability Even Matter?

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    Singh, Pahul; Sethi, Nishant; Kaur, Navneet; Kozman, Hani

    2015-01-01

    Left ventricular dysfunction is a powerful prognostic predictor in patients with coronary artery disease and increasing number of patients with CAD and ischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is a major clinical problem. Congestive heart failure is a frequent complication which is associated with significant health care costs and two–third of cases have ischemic cardiomyopathy. In such patients, coronary revascularization can lead to symptomatic and prognostic improvement and reversal of LV remodeling which led to the concept of viable myocardium to select patients in whom recovery of LV function and improvement of prognosis will outweigh the risk of surgical revascularization. The aim of this review article is to understand the different modalities for assessing myocardial viability and clinical impact of revascularization in relation to the evidence of viability in patients with LV dysfunction. PMID:26157339

  6. Indications, algorithms, and outcomes for coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with acute coronary syndromes.

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    Yerokun, Babatunde A; Williams, Judson B; Gaca, Jeffrey; Smith, Peter K; Roe, Matthew T

    2016-06-01

    For patients with a non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS), guideline recommendations and treatment pathways focus on revascularization for definitive treatment if the patient is an appropriate candidate. Despite the widespread use of revascularization for NSTE-ACS, most patients undergo a percutaneous coronary intervention, whereas a minority of patients undergo coronary artery bypass grafting. Focusing specifically on the USA, the contemporary utilization, preoperative and perioperative considerations, and outcomes of NSTE-ACS patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting have not been comprehensively reviewed. PMID:26945187

  7. Recovery of regional myocardial dysfunction after successful coronary angioplasty early after a non-Q wave myocardial infarction

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    Suryapranata, H.; Serruys, P.W.; Beatt, K.; De Feyter, P.J.; van den Brand, M.; Roelandt, J. )

    1990-08-01

    More aggressive therapy has been suggested for patients who have a non-Q wave myocardial infarction (MI) because of the frequency of subsequent unstable angina, recurrent MI, and high mortality rate compared to patients with Q wave MI. The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of coronary angioplasty on regional myocardial function of the infarct zone in patients with angina early after a non-Q wave MI. The study population consisted of 36 patients undergoing successful coronary angioplasty within 30 days of a non-Q wave MI, in whom sequential left ventricular angiograms of adequate quality were obtained before the initial procedure and at follow-up angiography. The global ejection fraction increased significantly from 60 +/- 9% to 67 +/- 6% (p = 0.0003). This significant increase in the global ejection fraction was primarily due to a significant improvement in the regional myocardial function of the infarct zone. The results of the present study show not only that ischemic attacks early after a non-Q wave MI may lead to prolonged regional myocardial dysfunction but more important that this depressed myocardium has the potential to achieve normal contraction after successful coronary angioplasty.

  8. Bilateral Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysms Complicated by Acute Coronary Syndrome and Cardiogenic Shock.

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    Chiu, Peter; Lynch, Donald; Jahanayar, Jama; Rogers, Ian S; Tremmel, Jennifer; Boyd, Jack

    2016-04-01

    Giant coronary aneurysms are rare. We present a 25-year-old woman with a known history of non-Kawasaki/nonatherosclerotic bilateral coronary aneurysms. She was transferred to our facility with acute coronary syndrome complicated by cardiogenic shock. Angiography demonstrated giant bilateral coronary aneurysms and complete occlusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Emergent coronary artery bypass grafting was performed. Coronary artery bypass grafting is the preferred approach for addressing giant coronary aneurysms. Intervention on the aneurysm varies in the literature. Aggressive revascularization is recommended in the non-Kawasaki/nonatherosclerotic aneurysm patient, and ligation should be performed in patients with thromboembolic phenomena. PMID:27000621

  9. Sequential thallium-201 myocardial perfusion studies after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary artery angioplasty: delayed resolution of exercise-induced scintigraphic abnormalities

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    Manyari, D.E.; Knudtson, M.; Kloiber, R.; Roth, D.

    1988-01-01

    To characterize the sequential changes of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) after complete revascularization, 43 patients underwent exercise thallium-201 (/sup 201/Tl) myocardial perfusion scintigraphy before and at 9 +/- 5 days, 3.3 +/- 0.6, and 6.8 +/- 1.2 months after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Only patients with single-vessel CAD, without previous myocardial infarction, and without evidence of restenosis at 6 to 9 months after PTCA were included. Perfusion scans were analyzed blindly with the use of a new quantitative method to define regional myocardial perfusion in the topographic distribution of each coronary artery, which was shown to be reproducible (r = .94 or higher and SEE of 7% or less, between repeated measures by one and two operators). At 4 to 18 days after PTCA, the mean treadmill walking time increased by 123 +/- 42 sec, mean exercise-induced ST segment depression decreased by 0.6 +/- 0.3 mm, group maximal heart rate increased by 20 +/- 9 beats/min, and group systolic blood pressure at peak exercise increased by 24 +/- 10 mm Hg, compared with pre-PTCA values (p less than .001). However, no group differences were noted in these variables between the three post-PTCA stages. Myocardial perfusion in the distribution of the affected (dilated) coronary artery, on the other hand, improved progressively. In the 45 degree left anterior oblique view for instance, myocardial perfusion increased at 9 days after PTCA (from 68 +/- 24% before PTCA to 91 +/- 9%, p less than .001) and at 3.3 months after PTCA (101 +/- 8%, p less than .05 vs 9 days after PTCA), but no further significant changes were seen at 6.8 months after PTCA (102 +/- 8%). Similar changes were noted in the other two views. No relationship between minor complications during PTCA and delayed improvement on the /sup 201/Tl was observed.

  10. Transmyocardial laser revascularization. Does it have a role in the treatment of ischemic heart disease?

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    Frazier, O H; Kadipasaoglu, K A; Cooley, D A

    1998-01-01

    Transmyocardial laser revascularization, with or without coronary artery bypass grafting, is an alternative modality for complete revascularization in selected patients with coronary artery disease. Arguably, this modality works by shunting left ventricular blood directly into the ischemic myocardium via laser-mediated transmural channels. In clinical trials, drilling of laser channels has been strongly correlated with long-term improvement of angina, but a causal relationship has not yet been documented. For now, the usefulness of transmyocardial laser revascularization and the nature of its mechanism remain controversial. Some researchers question the existence of myocardial sinusoids altogether. Others question the physiologic possibility of moving blood from the left ventricular cavity into the myocardium against a pressure gradient. Further questions concern the possible routes through which the additional blood gains access to the myocardium; the difficulty of objectively documenting improved myocardial perfusion after transmyocardial laser revascularization; and the nature of the mechanism responsible for the observed clinical benefit. This article examines the different aspects of this controversy and discusses the current status of transmyocardial laser revascularization, as well as possible future directions. PMID:9566059

  11. Off-pump cardiac revascularization after a complex stab wound.

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    Bowley, Douglas M G; Saeed, Mohammed; Somwe, Dominique; Boffard, Kenneth D; Naidoo, Krubin; Davis, Steve C

    2002-12-01

    Penetrating cardiac injuries are among the most dramatic and lethal of all injuries. High survival rates in selected reports have given the erroneous impression that the lethality of cardiac injuries has diminished in recent years. In a review of 1,198 cases of penetrating cardiac trauma from South Africa, only 6% of patients arrived at hospital alive. Many patients with proximal coronary artery injuries present without signs of life. Cardiopulmonary bypass is advocated as a means of salvage, but mortality rates are high. We present a case of arterial revascularization using off-pump technology. PMID:12643425

  12. Evolution of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Diabetes

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    Rana, Jamal S.; Venkitachalam, Lakshmi; Selzer, Faith; Mulukutla, Suresh R.; Marroquin, Oscar C.; Laskey, Warren K.; Holper, Elizabeth M.; Srinivas, Vankeepuram S.; Kip, Kevin E.; Kelsey, Sheryl F.; Nesto, Richard W.

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of successive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) modalities with balloon angioplasty (BA), bare-metal stent (BMS), drug-eluting stents (DES), and pharmacotherapy over the last 3 decades with outcomes among patients with diabetes in routine clinical practice. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We examined outcomes in 1,846 patients with diabetes undergoing de novo PCI in the multicenter, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute–sponsored 1985–1986 Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Registry and 1997–2006 Dynamic Registry. Multivariable Cox regression models were used to estimate the adjusted risk of events (death/myocardial infarction [MI], repeat revascularization) over 1 year. RESULTS Cumulative event rates for postdischarge (31–365 days) death/MI were 8% by BA, 7% by BMS, and 7% by DES use (P = 0.76) and for repeat revascularization were 19, 13, and 9% (P < 0.001), respectively. Multivariable analysis showed a significantly lower risk of repeat revascularization with DES use when compared with the use of BA (hazard ratio [HR] 0.41 [95% CI 0.29–0.58]) and BMS (HR 0.55 [95% CI 0.39–0.76]). After further adjustment for discharge medications, the lower risk for death/MI was not statistically significant for DES when compared with BA. CONCLUSIONS In patients with diabetes undergoing PCI, the use of DES is associated with a reduced need for repeat revascularization when compared with BA or BMS use. The associated death/MI benefit observed with the DES versus the BA group may well be due to greater use of pharmacotherapy. PMID:20519661

  13. Adjunctive Strategies in the Management of Resistant, Undilatable Coronary Lesions After Successfully Crossing a CTO with a Guidewire

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    Fairley, Sara L.; Spratt, James C.; Rana, Omar; Talwar, Suneel; Hanratty, Colm; Walsh, Simon

    2014-01-01

    Successful revascularisation of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) remains one of the greatest challenges in the era of contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Such lesions are encountered with increasing frequency in current clinical practice. A predictable increase in the future burden of CTO management can be anticipated given the ageing population, increased rates of renal failure, graft failure and diabetes mellitus. Given recent advances and developments in CTO PCI management, successful recanalisation can be anticipated in the majority of procedures undertaken at high-volume centres when performed by expert operators. Despite advances in device technology, the management of resistant, calcific lesions remains one of the greatest challenges in successful CTO intervention. Established techniques to modify calcific lesions include the use of high-pressure non-compliant balloon dilation, cutting-balloons, anchor balloons and high speed rotational atherectomy (HSRA). Novel approaches have proven to be safe and technically feasible where standard approaches have failed. A step-wise progression of strategies is demonstrated, from well-recognised techniques to techniques that should only be considered when standard manoeuvres have proven unsuccessful. These methods will be described in the setting of clinical examples and include use of very high-pressure non-compliant balloon dilation, intentional balloon rupture with vessel dissection or balloon assisted micro-dissection (BAM), excimer coronary laser atherectomy (ECLA) and use of HSRA in various offlabel settings. PMID:24694106

  14. Pulp revascularization for immature replanted teeth: a case report.

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    Nagata, J Y; Rocha-Lima, T F; Gomes, B P; Ferraz, C C; Zaia, A A; Souza-Filho, F J; De Jesus-Soares, A

    2015-09-01

    Immature avulsed teeth are not usually treated with pulp revascularization because of the possibility of complications. However, this therapy has shown success in the treatment of immature teeth with periapical lesions. This report describes the case of an immature replanted tooth that was successfully treated by pulp revascularization. An 8-year-old boy suffered avulsion on his maxillary left lateral incisor. The tooth showed incomplete root development and was replanted after 30 minutes. After diagnosis, revascularization therapy was performed by irrigating the root canal and applying a calcium hydroxide paste and 2% chlorhexidine gel for 21 days. In the second session, the intracanal dressing was removed and a blood clot was stimulated up to the cervical third of the root canal. Mineral trioxide aggregate was placed as a cervical barrier at the entrance of the root canal and the crown was restored. During the follow-up period, periapical repair, apical closure and calcification in the apical 4 mm of the root canal was observed. An avulsed immature tooth replanted after a brief extra-alveolar period and maintained in a viable storage medium may be treated with revascularization. PMID:26219350

  15. Usefulness of the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Wrapping Around the Left Ventricular Apex to Predict Adverse Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Anterior Wall ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (from the Harmonizing Outcomes With Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial).

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    Kobayashi, Nobuaki; Maehara, Akiko; Brener, Sorin J; Généreux, Philippe; Witzenbichler, Bernhard; Guagliumi, Giulio; Peruga, Jan Z; Mehran, Roxana; Mintz, Gary S; Stone, Gregg W

    2015-12-01

    The association between anatomic features of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and outcomes in patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not been fully investigated. We sought to clarify the impact of an LAD coronary artery wrapping around the left ventricular (LV) apex on clinical outcomes in patients with anterior STEMI. Harmonizing Outcomes with Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction enrolled patients with STEMI presenting <12 hours after symptom onset who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Patients with a culprit lesion in the LAD were categorized as (1) LAD wrapping around the LV apex (wrap-around LAD, n = 871) versus (2) LAD not wrapping around the LV apex (non-wrap-around LAD, n = 224). Killip class ≥II, dysrhythmia, and LV mural thrombi were more frequently observed in the wrap-around LAD group; LV ejection fraction was worse in the wrap-around LAD group (54.5% vs 58.7%, p = 0.006). At 3 years of follow-up, major adverse cardiac events (death, stroke, or stent thrombosis, 12.7% vs 5.4%, p = 0.002), death (6.6% vs 3.2%, p = 0.052), stroke (1.9% vs 0.5%, p = 0.12), stent thrombosis (5.6% vs 2.3%, p = 0.047), and severe heart failure (4.5% vs 1.4%, p = 0.03) were more common in patients with a wrap-around LAD versus those with a non-wrap-around LAD. Multivariate analysis indicated that a wrap-around LAD independently and significantly predicted major adverse cardiac events (hazard ratio 2.18, p = 0.02) and severe heart failure (odds ratio 3.31, p = 0.049) in patients with an anterior STEMI. In conclusion, a wrap-around LAD predicted adverse clinical outcomes at 3 years in patients with anterior STEMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. PMID:26433272

  16. Impact of left ventricular function and the extent of ischemia and scar by stress myocardial perfusion imaging on prognosis and therapeutic risk reduction in diabetic patients with coronary artery disease: Results from the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) trial

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    Shaw, Leslee J.; Cerqueira, Manuel D.; Brooks, Maria M.; Althouse, Andrew D.; Sansing, Veronica V.; Beller, George A.; Pop-Busui, Rodica; Taillefer, Raymond; Chaitman, Bernard R.; Gibbons, Raymond J.; Heo, Jaekyeong; Iskandrian, Ami E.

    2014-01-01

    Background The Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes trial demonstrated similar long-term clinical effectiveness of revascularization (REV) and intensive medical (MED) therapy. Comparisons of post-intervention ischemic burden have not been explored but are relevant to treatment decisions. This study examined differences in 1-year stress myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) abnormalities by randomized treatment. Methods MPS was performed in 1,505 patients at 1-year following randomization. MPS images were analyzed (masked to treatment) by a Nuclear Core Laboratory using a quantitative percent (%) of total, ischemic, and scarred myocardium. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate the relationship between MPS variables and trial endpoints. Results At 1-year, nearly all REV patients underwent the assigned procedure; while 16% of those randomized to MED received coronary REV. Patients randomized to REV exhibited fewer stress perfusion abnormalities than MED patients (P < .001). CABG patients had more frequent ischemic and scarred myocardium encumbering ?5% of the myocardium when compared to those receiving PCI. Patients randomized to MED had more extensive ischemia and the median % of the myocardium with perfusion abnormalities was lower following REV (3% vs 9%, P = .01). A total of 59% of REV patients had no inducible ischemia at 1-year compared to 49% of MED patients (P < .001). Within the CABG stratum, those randomized to MED had the greatest rate of ischemic (P = .032) and scarred (P = .017) perfusion abnormalities. At 1-year, more extensive and severe stress myocardial perfusion abnormalities were associated with higher 5-year rates of death and a combined endpoint of cardiac death or myocardial infarction (MI) rates (11.3%, 8.1%, 6.8%, for ?10%, 5%-9.9%, and 1-4.9% abnormal myocardium at stress, respectively, P < .001). In adjusted models, selected MPS variables were significantly associated with an increased hazard of cardiac death or MI (hazard ratio = 1.11 per 5% increase in abnormal myocardium at stress, P = .004). Conclusions Patient management strategies that focus on ischemia resolution can be useful to guide the efficacy of near-term therapeutic approaches. A 1-year post-therapeutic intervention myocardial perfusion scan provides important information regarding prognosis in stable CAD patients with diabetes. (J Nucl Cardiol 2012;19:65869.) PMID:22527794

  17. Successful Transfection of Genes Using AAV-2/9 Vector in Swine Coronary and Peripheral Arteries

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    Pankajakshan, Divya; Makinde, Toluwalope O.; Gaurav, Rohit; Del Core, Michael; Hatzoudis, George; Pipinos, Iraklis; Agrawal, Devendra K.

    2011-01-01

    Background Gene therapy has attracted attention for its potential to treat several cardiovascular diseases. The use of adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors to facilitate therapeutic gene transfer to suppress intimal hyperplasia is a promising concept. The objective of this study was to analyze the in vivo transduction of a novel recombinant AAV-2/9 vector with SM22α promoter, containing β-galactosidase gene (Lac Z) or green fluorescent protein (GFP) as reporter genes, to the medial layer smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of swine coronary and peripheral arteries. Methods The AAV2/9 vector containing SM22α (1×1013 pfu) were administered into carotid/femoral/coronary arteries of domestic swine using irrigating balloon catheter-based gene delivery. Following gene transfer, cryosections of arteries were processed for X-Gal and GFP analysis. Fluorescence microscopy and Western blotting were done to analyze the GFP expression in the SMCs. Results LacZ mRNA expression was visualized in the medial layer 7 days after vector administration. The GFP expression was detected at 7th day and lasted for at least 2 months showing the longer-lasting expression of the AAV2/9-vector. Control arteries did not show any expression of GFP or LacZ. There was no significant effect of AAV2/9 viral transduction on serum amylase, fibrinogen and serum CRP levels. Conclusion These finding support the use of AAV2/9 as a vector to effectively transduce a gene in SMCs of coronary and peripheral arteries without causing inflammation. PMID:21529824

  18. Standard versus low-dose weight-adjusted heparin in patients treated with the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antibody fragment abciximab (c7E3 Fab) during percutaneous coronary revascularization. PROLOG Investigators.

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    Lincoff, A M; Tcheng, J E; Califf, R M; Bass, T; Popma, J J; Teirstein, P S; Kleiman, N S; Hattel, L J; Anderson, H V; Ferguson, J J; Cabot, C F; Anderson, K M; Berdan, L G; Musco, M H; Weisman, H F; Topol, E J

    1997-02-01

    Blockade of the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor by abciximab (c7E3 Fab) during coronary intervention reduces the incidence of ischemic complications, but has been associated with a doubling of the risk for bleeding complications. The present pilot study investigated whether modification of heparin dosing and/or early sheath removal would reduce the hemorrhagic complications associated with abciximab. One hundred three patients undergoing coronary intervention received abciximab (0.25 mg/kg bolus, 10 microg/min infusion for 12 hours) and aspirin and were randomized by a 2 x 2 factorial design to 1 of 2 weight-adjusted heparin doses and to 1 of 2 strategies for heparin discontinuation and vascular sheath removal. In the "standard-dose heparin" group, an initial bolus of 100 U/kg was administered to achieve a procedural activated clotting time (ACT) > or = 300 seconds; in the "low-dose heparin" group, an initial bolus of 70 U/kg was administered without adjustment for ACT. In the "late sheath removal" arm, heparin infusion was continued for the 12-hour duration of abciximab infusion, followed by sheath removal; in the "early sheath removal" group, heparin was stopped after the interventional procedure and sheaths were removed during the abciximab infusion. There were no apparent differences between patients randomized to the different treatment groups with regard to the occurrence of ischemic end points. Rates of bleeding and blood transfusion were reduced by low-dose heparin and early sheath removal and were lowest when both strategies were combined. Reduction and weight adjustment of heparin dose and early sheath removal in the setting of platelet inhibition with abciximab during coronary intervention may be useful in diminishing the incidence of hemorrhagic complications without loss of clinical efficacy. PMID:9036746

  19. Left subclavian artery stenting: an option for the treatment of the coronary-subclavian steal syndrome

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    de Almeida, Bruno Lorenção; Kambara, Antonio Massamitsu; Rossi, Fabio Henrique; Moreira, Samuel Martins; de Oliveira, Eduardo Silva Jordao; Linhares Filho, Frederico Augusto de Carvalho; Metzger, Patrick Bastos; Passalacqua, Aldo Zampieri

    2014-01-01

    Introduction The subclavian steal syndrome is characterized by the vertebral artery flow inversion, due to a stenotic lesion in the origin of the subclavian artery. The Coronary-subclavian Steal Syndrome is a variation of the Subclavian Steal Syndrome and is characterized by inversion of flow in the Internal Thracic artery that has been used as conduct in a myocardial revascularization. Its diagnosis must be suspected in patients with difference in pulse and arterial pressure in the upper limbs, that present with angina pectoris and that have done a myocardial revascularization. Its treatment must be a surgical bypass or a transluminal angioplasty. Objective The objective is to show the left subclavian artery stenting as a safe and effective method to treat the coronary-subclavian steal syndrome. Methods Historical prospective, non-randomized trial, through revision of the hospital records of the patients treated with the stenting of the left subclavian artery, from January 2006 to September 2012. Results In the mentioned period, 4.291 miocardial revascularizations were performed with the use of the left mammary artery, and 16 patients were identified to have the Coronary-subclavian steal syndrome. All of them were submitted to endovascular treatment. The success rate was 100%; two patients experienced minor complications; none of them presented with major complications. Eleven of the 16 patients had ultrassonographic documentation of patent stent for at least one year; two patients lost follow up and other two died. Conclusion The stenting of the left subclavian artery is a good option for the treatment of the Coronary-subclavian Steal Syndrome, with high level of technical and clinical success. PMID:25140474

  20. Successful Covering of a Hepatic Artery Aneurysm with a Coronary Stent Graft

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    Sakai, Hidetsugu; Urasawa, Kazushi; Oyama, Naotsugu; Kitabatake, Akira

    2004-09-15

    In a 54-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation, the postoperative course was complicated by aneurysm formation in the hepatic artery. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a daily increase in the size of the aneurysm in spite of careful management including strict rest and continuous intravenous infusion of antihypertensive agents. Since the patient's poor systemic status was a major obstruction to operative resection, transcatheter therapy was thought more preferable. We evaluated the lesion with intravascular ultrasonography as an adjunct to angiography and a dissection with a flap was well visualized. The aneurysm was covered with a commercially available stent-graft, designed for treatment of the coronary artery. This is a rare case in which a Jostent was implanted into the hepatic artery after liver transplantation.

  1. Transmyocardial revascularization--late results and mechanisms of action.

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    Lansing, A M

    2000-09-01

    Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) has been used in over 500 patients to relieve severe angina when all other measures failed: two different lasers were used in the study. Each has been successful, but, in the author's experience, the Carbon Dioxide laser has given better relief of angina and increase in perfusion than the Holmium-YAG laser. Based on these clinical observations, the probable mechanism of action is stimulation of vascular neogenesis plus improved distribution of the available blood supply. PMID:11022406

  2. Endovascular revascularization and free tissue transfer for lower limb salvage.

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    Huang, Chieh-Chi; Chang, Chien-Hwa; Hsu, Honda; Mark Chiu, Chih-Hung; Lin, Chih-Ming; Lee, Jiunn-Tat; Chien, Sou-Hsin

    2014-10-01

    Combined bypass surgery with free flap reconstruction is an established method for lower limb salvage. But the success of the combination of endovascular revascularization together with free tissue transfer has so far not been well established. A retrospective review of all patients who had undergone endovascular revascularization and reconstructed with free tissue transfer for lower limb salvage at Tzu Chi Dalin General Hospital between 2008 and 2012 was performed. A total of 26 legs underwent limb salvage in 24 patients. There were 10 male and 14 female patients. Their average age was 71.4 years. The average time interval between endovascular intervention and free tissue transfer was 8 days. There was 100% flap survival but partial flap necrosis was seen in three patients. A high rate of wound infection was seen in eight patients, all requiring further debridement. The total limb salvage rate at 1-year follow-up was 96% and 92% at the 2-year follow-up. In conclusion, the success rate of lower limb salvage using a combination of endovascular revascularization and free tissue reconstruction is comparable to using a combination of bypass surgery and free tissue transfer. It is associated with a high flap success rate and a high limb salvage rate. It provides physicians with a further treatment option in the management of ischemic lower limbs with extended tissue loss. PMID:25047700

  3. Success and Challenges of a Community Healthy Lifestyles Intervention in Merseyside (UK) to Target Families at Risk from Coronary Heart Disease

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    Peerbhoy, D.; Majumdar, A. J.; Wightman, N. A.; Brand, V. L.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To document the lifestyle health impacts (activity, diet and physiological), along with the operational success and challenges, of a programme for families presenting one or more coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor. Design: Data are based on a wider evaluation of a government-funded community initiative conducted in a deprived area…

  4. Success and Challenges of a Community Healthy Lifestyles Intervention in Merseyside (UK) to Target Families at Risk from Coronary Heart Disease

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    Peerbhoy, D.; Majumdar, A. J.; Wightman, N. A.; Brand, V. L.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To document the lifestyle health impacts (activity, diet and physiological), along with the operational success and challenges, of a programme for families presenting one or more coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor. Design: Data are based on a wider evaluation of a government-funded community initiative conducted in a deprived area

  5. Reducing Microvascular Dysfunction in Revascularized Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction by Off-Target Properties of Ticagrelor versus Prasugrel. Rationale and Design of the REDUCE-MVI Study.

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    Janssens, Gladys N; van Leeuwen, Maarten A H; van der Hoeven, Nina W; de Waard, Guus A; Nijveldt, Robin; Diletti, Roberto; Zijlstra, Felix; von Birgelen, Clemens; Escaned, Javier; Valgimigli, Marco; van Royen, Niels

    2016-06-01

    Microvascular injury is present in a large proportion of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) despite successful revascularization. Ticagrelor potentially mitigates this process by exerting additional adenosine-mediated effects. This study aims to determine whether ticagrelor is associated with a better microvascular function compared to prasugrel as maintenance therapy after STEMI. A total of 110 patients presenting with STEMI and additional intermediate stenosis in another coronary artery will be studied after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the infarct-related artery. Patients will be randomized to treatment with ticagrelor or prasugrel for 1 year. FFR-guided PCI of the non-infarct-related artery will be performed at 1 month. Microvascular function will be assessed by measurement of the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) in the infarct-related artery and non-infarct-related artery, immediately after primary PCI and after 1 month. The REDUCE-MVI study will establish whether ticagrelor as a maintenance therapy may improve microvascular function in patients after revascularized STEMI. PMID:27102290

  6. Respiratory physiotherapy in the pre and postoperative myocardial revascularization surgery.

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    Cavenaghi, Simone; Ferreira, Lucas Lima; Marino, Lais Helena Carvalho; Lamari, Neuseli Marino

    2011-01-01

    The cardiovascular diseases are among the main death causes in the developed world. They have been increasing epidemically in the developing countries. In spite of several alternatives for the treatment of the coronary artery disease; the surgery of the myocardial revascularization is an option with proper indications of medium and long-term with good results. It provides the remission of the angina symptoms contributing to the increase of the expectation and improvement of the life quality. Most of patients undergoing myocardial revascularization surgery develop postoperative lung dysfunction with important reduction of the lung volumes, damages in the respiratory mechanism, decrease in the lung indulgence and increase of the respiratory work. The reduction of volumes and lung capacities can contribute to alterations in the gas exchanges, resulting in hypoxemia and decrease in the diffusion capacity. Taking this into account, the Physiotherapy has been requested more and more to perform in the pre as well as in the postoperative period of this surgery. This study aimed at updating the knowledge regarding the respiratory physiotherapy performance in the pre and postoperative period of the myocardial revascularization surgery enhancing the prevention of lung complications. The Physiotherapy uses several techniques in the preoperative period; such as: the incentive spirometry, exercises of deep breathing, cough, inspiratory muscle training, earlier ambulation and physiotherapeutic orientations. While in the postoperative period, the objective is the treatment after lung complications took place, performed by means of physiotherapeutic maneuvers and noninvasive respiratory devices, aiming at improving the respiratory mechanism, the lung reexpansion and the bronchial hygiene. Respiratory physiotherapy is an integral part in the care management of the patient with cardiopathy, either in the pre or in the postoperative period, since it contributes significantly to a better prognosis of these patients with the use of specific techniques. PMID:22086584

  7. Strategy of Revascularization for Critical Limb Ischemia Due to Infragenicular Lesions—Which Should Be Selected Firstly, Bypass Surgery or Endovascular Therapy?

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    Iwasa, Kazuomi; Yamaoka, Terutoshi

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objectives: In patients with peripheral arterial diseases (PADs) due to infra-popliteal (below the knee; BTK) lesions, we often encounter situations requiring the immediate selection of either of two revascularization methods, namely bypass surgery or endovascular therapy (EVT). However, the question of whether endovascular or surgical revascularization should be performed initially for critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients with BTK lesions has not been clarified. To assess the efficacy and durability of EVT or bypass as a first approach, we evaluated the short- and mid-term outcomes of the first revascularizations achieved using EVT (EVT First Group; EVT-first) compared with bypass (Bypass First Group; Bypass-first). To verify the validity of each initial revascularization, we explored factors influencing overall survival (OS) rates using multivariate analyses. Methods: A total of 169 consecutive BTK revascularization procedures (150 patients) for CLI conducted at our facility between November 2006 and July 2012 were analyzed. Patients undergoing revascularization were divided into two groups (EVT-first or Bypass-first), with 102 patients undergoing endovascular therapy first (EVT-first) and 51 undergoing bypass surgery first (Bypass-first). No statistically significant differences were noted between the two groups with respect to preoperative background including age, gender, and cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary arterial disease (CAD), chronic heart failure (CHF), cerebrovascular disease, and hemodialysis). Technical success was defined as a single straight-line flow to the ankle after completion angiography of the first revascularization method. Hemodynamic success was defined as a postoperative skin perfusion pressure of the foot exceeding 40 mmHg. Results: The average age of patients was 76.0 years (range, 46–98 years; 65 men and 37 women) and 72.3 years (range, 43–93 years; 35 men and 13 women) in the EVT-first and Bypass-first groups, respectively. Patient follow-up ranged from 1 to 50 months (mean, 15 months). Respective technical and hemodynamic success rates were 96.2% and 66.7% for EVT-first and 100% and 94% for Bypass-first, respectively. Treatment was required an average of 1.5 times for EVT-first and 1.2 times for Bypass-first. Respective rates for other factors examined in the EVT-first and the Bypass-first groups were: major amputation rates 30 days post-procedure, 5.9%, and 3.9%; mortality rates 30 days post-procedure, 3.9%, and 0%; one-year AFS rates, 71.7%, and 79.5%; OS rates, 73.5% and 83.9%; and limb salvage rates, 88.8%, and 91.0%. Multivariate-analysis of all subjects in the two groups revealed that the OS rates were affected by four risk factors as follows: (1) age greater than 80 years, (2) CAD, (3) CHF, and (4) a non-ambulatory limb. Conclusion: For patients with CLI due to BTK lesions and whose saphenous veins are in poor condition or are in poor general condition having two or more of the four severe risk factors, the EVT-First procedure is effective and provides durable results. Overall survival in patients with CLI due to BTK lesions is worse when patients have more than two severe risk factors, which is non-ambulatory limb, aged less than 81 years, with CAD or with CHF. (This article is a translation of Jpn J Vasc Surg 2014; 23: 766–773.) PMID:26730251

  8. Arrhythmias following Revascularization Procedures in the Course of Acute Myocardial Infarction: Are They Indicators of Reperfusion or Ongoing Ischemia?

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    Tatli, Ersan; Alicik, Güray; Buturak, Ali; Yilmaztepe, Mustafa; Aktoz, Meryem

    2013-01-01

    Objective. The most important step in the treatment of ST elevation myocardial infarction is to sustain myocardial blood supply as soon as possible. The two main treatment methods used today to provide myocardial reperfusion are thrombolytic therapy and percutaneous coronary intervention. In our study, reperfusion arrhythmias were investigated as if they are indicators of coronary artery patency or ongoing ischemia after revascularization. Methods. 151 patients with a diagnosis of acute ST elevation myocardial infarction were investigated. 54 patients underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention and 97 patients were treated with thrombolytic therapy. The frequency of reperfusion arrythmias following revascularization procedures in the first 48 hours after admission was examined. The relation between reperfusion arrhythmias, ST segment regression, coronary artery patency, and infarct related artery documented by angiography were analyzed. Results. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in the frequency of reperfusion arrhythmias (P = 0.355). Although angiographic vessel patency was higher in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, there was no significant difference between the patency rates of each group with and without reperfusion arrythmias. Conclusion. Our study suggests that recorded arrhythmias following different revascularization procedures in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction may not always indicate vessel patency and reperfusion. Ongoing vascular occlusion and ischemia may lead to various arrhythmias which may not be distinguished from reperfusion arrhythmias. PMID:23431252

  9. Simultaneous “hybrid” percutaneous coronary intervention and minimally invasive surgical bypass grafting: Feasibility, safety, and clinical outcomes

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    Reicher, Barry; Poston, Robert S.; Mehra, Mandeep R.; Joshi, Ashish; Odonkor, Patrick; Kon, Zachary; Reyes, Peter A.; Zimrin, David A.

    2009-01-01

    Surgical and percutaneous coronary artery intervention revascularization are traditionally considered isolated options. A simultaneous hybrid approach may allow an opportunity to match the best strategy for a particular anatomic lesion. Concerns regarding safety and feasibility of such an approach exist. We examined the safety, feasibility, and early outcomes of a simultaneous hybrid revascularization strategy (minimally invasive direct coronary bypass grafting of the left anterior descending [LAD] artery and drug-eluting stent [DES] to non-LAD lesions) in 13 patients with multivessel coronary artery disease that underwent left internal mammary artery to LAD minimally invasive direct coronary bypass performed through a lateral thoracotomy, followed by stenting of non-LAD lesions, in a fluoroscopy-equipped operating room. Assessment of coagulation parameters was also undertaken. Inhospital and postdischarge outcomes of these patients were compared to a group of 26 propensity score matched parallel controls that underwent standard off-pump coronary artery bypass. Baseline characteristics were similar in both groups. All hybrid patients were successfully treated with DES and no inhospital mortality occurred in either group. Hybrid patients had a shorter length of stay (3.6 ± 1.5 vs 6.3 ± 2.3 days, P < .0001) and intubation times (0.5 ± 1.3 vs 11.7 ± 9.6 hours, P < .02). Despite aggressive anticoagulation and confirmed platelet inhibition, hybrid patients had less blood loss (581 ± 402 vs 1242 ± 941 mL, P < .05) and decreased transfusions (0.33 ± 0.49 vs 1.47 ± 1.53 U, P < .01). Six-month angiographic vessel patency and major adverse cardiac events were similar in the hybrid and off-pump coronary artery bypass groups. A simultaneous hybrid approach consisting of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting with left internal mammary artery to LAD combined with revascularization of the remaining coronary targets using percutaneous coronary artery intervention with DES is a feasible option accomplished with acceptable clinical outcomes without increased bleeding risk. PMID:18371473

  10. Revascularization of Chronic Hibernating Myocardium Stimulates Myocyte Proliferation and Partially Reverses Chronic Adaptations to Ischemia

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    Page, Brian J.; Banas, Michael D.; Suzuki, Gen; Weil, Brian R.; Young, Rebeccah F.; Fallavollita, James A.; Palka, Beth A.; Canty, John M.

    2014-01-01

    Background The time course and extent of recovery after revascularization of viable dysfunctional myocardium is variable. While fibrosis is a major determinant, myocyte structural and molecular remodeling may also play important roles. Objective This study sought to determine whether persistent myocyte loss and/or irreversibility of protein changes that develop in hibernating myocardium have an impact on functional recovery in the absence of infarction. Methods Swine instrumented with a chronic left anterior descending artery (LAD) stenosis to produce hibernating myocardium underwent percutaneous revascularization with serial functional recovery evaluated for 1 month (n = 12). Myocardial tissue was evaluated to assess myocyte size, nuclear density, and proliferation indexes in comparison to normal animals and nonrevascularized controls. Proteomic analysis by 2-dimensional differential in-gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) was used to determine the reversibility of molecular adaptations of hibernating myocytes. Results At 3 months, physiological features of hibernating myocardium were confirmed, with depressed LAD wall thickening and no significant infarction. Revascularization normalized LAD flow reserve, with no immediate change in LAD wall thickening. Regional LAD wall thickening slowly improved, but remained depressed 1 month post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Surprisingly, revascularization was associated with histological evidence of myocytes reentering the growth phase of the cell cycle and increased cKit+ cells. Myocyte nuclear density returned to normal, while regional myocyte hypertrophy regressed. Proteomic analysis demonstrated heterogeneous effects of revascularization. Up-regulated stress and cytoskeletal proteins normalized, while reduced contractile and metabolic proteins persisted. Conclusions Delayed recovery of hibernating myocardium in the absence of scar may reflect persistent reductions in contractile and metabolic proteins. While revascularization appears to stimulate myocyte proliferation, the persistence of small immature myocytes may also contribute to delayed functional recovery. PMID:25677430

  11. Spontaneous Bleeding from Internal Pudendal Artery associated with Abciximab after Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Successful Treatment with Percutaneous Gel-Foam Embolization

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    Lee, Seung-Eun; Jo, Hee-Bum; Moon, Hyoung-Ho; Oh, Dong-Jun; Kwon, Ki-Hwan; Kwon, Jae-Hyun; Kim, Young-Kwon

    2016-01-01

    We describe a case of spontaneous bleeding from a branch of the right internal pudendal artery that resulted in massive scrotal swelling in a patient who had underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention with the use of abciximab concurrent with conventional anticoagulation and dual antiplatelet therapies for the treatment of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. This unusual complication was promptly identified by percutaneous peripheral arteriography and successfully treated with gel-foam embolization. PMID:27014357

  12. Successful multidisciplinary treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma in a patient with complicated new-onset coronary artery disease

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    Fujikawa, Takahisa; Tanaka, Akira

    2014-01-01

    We report a 69-year-old man suffering from hilar cholangiocarcinoma and concurrent new-onset complicated coronary artery disease. After implanting non-drug-eluting coronary stents, combination chemotherapy with gemcitabine and S-1 under continuation of dual antiplatelet therapy was carried out and partial tumour response was achieved. Subsequently, extended right hepatectomy with partial resection of the Spiegel lobe and left hepaticojejunostomy was performed while continuing preoperative single antiplatelet therapy with aspirin. The patient recovered well without any thromboembolic or bleeding complications. Like the current case, neoadjuvant chemotherapy and subsequent curative resection under continuation of antiplatelet therapy, followed by preceding coronary intervention, is one of the preferred options for the treatment of hepatobiliary malignancy in patients with concurrent new-onset coronary artery disease. PMID:24759164

  13. Ablation velocity and thermal damage of myocardial tissue using a CO2 laser for transmyocardial laser revascularization

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    Sachinopoulou, Anna; Beek, Johan F.; van Leeuwen, Ton G. J. M.; Beek, W. J.

    1999-02-01

    Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMLR) is a new experimental method for relief of angina pectoris in patients with severe coronary artery disease. TMLR aims at revascularizing chronic hibernating myocardium by creating transmural channels. One of the working mechanism hypotheses is that the endocardial side of the channels remains open, enabling perfusion of the hibernating myocardium directly from the left ventricle. Although the working mechanism of TMLR is still unknown (perfusion through patent channels, induction of angiogenesis, relief of angina through destruction of sympatic innervation, others?), first clinical studies are successful. Currently, the Heart LaserTM and other CO2 lasers, XeCl Excimer laser and Ho:YAG laser are under investigation for TMLR. The initial attempts of TMR with needles were soon replaced by laser induced channels. Efforts were focused on developing a CO2 laser that could penetrate a beating heart during its relaxation phase. Later, the position of the beam could be fixed in the myocardial wall using lasers with fiber delivery systems and perforation was achieved within multiple cycles. Various researchers reported on both patent and non-patent channels after TMLR. Our belief is that the extent of laser induced thermal damage is one of the factors that determine the clinical outcome and the extent of angiogenesis (and, possibly, the patency of the channel). The purpose of this study is to present a simple theoretical model to predict the extent of thermal damage around a transmyocardial channel. In vitro experiments were performed on myocardial bovine tissue and damage was assessed. The results were used to determine the final parameters of the approximating theoretical equation. To evaluate our results, we compared our results to in vitro data using the Heart LaserTM from the literature. Ablation velocities were also measured and the results were compared to ablation velocity calculations using a model described by Ostegar et al.

  14. Long-Term Follow-Up of a Revascularized Immature Necrotic Tooth Evaluated by CBCT

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    She, C. M. L.; Cheung, G. S. P.; Zhang, C. F.

    2016-01-01

    This case study reports the successful treatment of an immature upper premolar with periapical pathosis and sinus tract using revascularization technique. Clinical and radiographic examination demonstrated the recovery of vitality, continued root development, and periapical healing at the 7-month follow-up. In addition, severe calcification of the canal was noted at the 36-month follow-up. At the 66-month follow-up, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) revealed complete periapical healing, apical closure, increase in root length and thickness of dentin, and severe calcification of the root canal. Even though the nature of tissue within the root canal is unknown, revascularization appears to give good clinical and radiographic success. This case report highlights that severe calcification of the canal is one of the long-term outcomes of revascularized root canals. PMID:26949550

  15. Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of the Treatment of Immature Permanent Teeth by Revascularization or Apexification: A Pilot Retrospective Cohort Study

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    Alobaid, Adel S.; Cortes, Lina M.; Lo, Jeffery; Nguyen, Thuan T.; Albert, Jeffery; Abu-Melha, Abdulaziz S; Lin, Louis M.; Gibbs, Jennifer L.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction This retrospective cohort study compared clinical and radiographic outcomes of endodontic treatment performed in immature non-vital permanent teeth, by apexification (calcium hydroxide or apical barrier with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA)), versus revascularization. Methods A comprehensive chart review was performed to obtain a cohort of sequential previously completed cases with recalls. Clinical and radiographic data were collected for 31 treated teeth (19 revascularization and 12 apexification) with an average follow up time of 17 months and a recall rate of 63%. Tooth survival, success rate, and adverse events were analyzed. Changes in radiographic root length, width and area were quantified. Results The majority of treated teeth survived throughout the study period with 30/31 (97%) teeth surviving (18/19 (95%) revascularization, 12/12 apexification). Most cases were also clinically successful with 27/31 (87%) meeting criteria for success, (15/19 (78%) revascularization and 12/12 apexification; non-significant difference). A greater incidence of adverse events was observed in the revascularization group (8/19 (42%) versus 1/12 (11%) in apexification (Risk Ratio= 5.1, p=0.04, 95%CI (0.719, 35.48)). Although more revascularization cases than apexification cases demonstrated an increase in radiographic root area and width, the effect was not statistically significant. Conclusion In this study, revascularization was not superior to other apexification techniques in either clinical or radiographic outcomes. Studies with large subject cohorts, and long follow up periods are needed to evaluate outcomes of revascularization and apexification, while accounting for important co-variants relevant to clinical success. PMID:25069909

  16. Management of Traumatized Permanent Incisors. Revascularization and Delayed Replantation.

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    Gharechahi, Maryam; Shojaeian, Shiva

    2016-01-01

    This article reports a clinical case of a 9-year-old boy with a traumatic injury to the maxillary central incisors 24 hours after a fall in his schoolyard. The upper left central incisor was avulsed and was kept in saliva for four hours from the moment of trauma until its replantation. The right one was necrotized after one month. We describe successful revascularization treatment of right necrotic immature upper incisor and delayed replantation of left one. After 18 months, radiolucent lesions in the periapical areas of both maxillary central incisors had healed, and root apex development was noted with thickening of the walls in tooth #8. PMID:26939157

  17. [Absorbable coronary stents. New promising technology].

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    Erbel, Raimund; Böse, Dirk; Haude, Michael; Kordish, Igor; Churzidze, Sofia; Malyar, Nasser; Konorza, Thomas; Sack, Stefan

    2007-06-01

    Coronary stent implantation started in Germany 20 years ago. In the beginning, the progress was very slow and accelerated 10 years later. Meanwhile, coronary stent implantation is a standard procedure in interventional cardiology. From the beginning of permanent stent implantation, research started to provide temporary stenting of coronary arteries, first with catheter-based systems, later with stent-alone technology. Stents were produced from polymers or metal. The first polymer stent implantation failed except the Igaki-Tamai stent in Japan. Newly developed absorbable polymer stents seem to be very promising, as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography have demonstrated. Temporary metal stents were developed based on iron and magnesium. Currently, the iron stent is tested in peripheral arteries. The absorbable magnesium stent (Biotronik, Berlin, Germany) was tested in peripheral arteries below the knee and meanwhile in the multicenter international PROGRESS-AMS (Clinical Performance and Angiographic Results of Coronary Stenting with Absorbable Metal Stents) study. The first magnesium stent implantation was performed on July 30, 2004 after extended experimental testing in Essen. The magnesium stent behaved like a bare-metal stent with low recoil of 5-7%. The stent struts were absorbed when tested with IVUS. Stent struts were not visible by fluoroscopy or computed tomography (CT) as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). That means, that the magnesium stent is invisible and therefore CT and MRI can be used for imaging of interventions. Only using micro-CT the stent struts were visible. The absorption process could be demonstrated in a patient 18 days after implantation due to suspected acute coronary syndrome, which was excluded. IVUS showed a nice open lumen. Stent struts were no longer visible, but replaced by tissue indicating the previous stent location. Coronary angiography after 4 months showed an ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization rate of 23.8% which was below the 30% cut point of the study protocol. No myocardial Q wave infarction or death were reported. The primary endpoint was reached. During the follow-up period, vasomotion was tested in some of the patients. The proof of principle was confirmed: restoration of vasomotion during acetylcholine testing. The development of the absorbable magnesium stent, which was pushed forward by B. Heublein, Hanover, Germany, has been successful and opens new possibilities for treatment of coronary arteries. Permanent foreign-body implantation is avoided allowing further revascularization procedures in the future, bypass grafting, and restoration of vasomotion. Even prophylactic stenting in nonsignificant stenosis, like vulnerable lesions, may become a regular procedure. Noninvasive coronary imaging by CT and MRI is now possible. Stenting of children and in peripheral arteries may become a standard procedure. Currently, the degradation process of the magnesium stent has to be prolonged, and the neointima proliferation rate has to be reduced so that the DREAM (Drug-Eluting Absorbable Magnesium Stent) concept of Ron Waksman, Washington, DC, USA, can be realized. PMID:17607538

  18. Population-level differences in revascularization treatment and outcomes among various United States subpopulations.

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    Graham, Garth; Xiao, Yang-Yu Karen; Rappoport, Dan; Siddiqi, Saima

    2016-01-26

    Despite recent general improvements in health care, significant disparities persist in the cardiovascular care of women and racial/ethnic minorities. This is true even when income, education level, and site of care are taken into consideration. Possible explanations for these disparities include socioeconomic considerations, elements of discrimination and racism that affect socioeconomic status, and access to adequate medical care. Coronary revascularization has become the accepted and recommended treatment for myocardial infarction (MI) today and is one of the most common major medical interventions in the United States, with more than 1 million procedures each year. This review discusses recent data on disparities in co-morbidities and presentation symptoms, care and access to medical resources, and outcomes in revascularization as treatment for acute coronary syndrome, looking especially at women and minority populations in the United States. The data show that revascularization is used less in both female and minority patients. We summarize recent data on disparities in co-morbidities and presentation symptoms related to MI; access to care, medical resources, and treatments; and outcomes in women, blacks, and Hispanics. The picture is complicated among the last group by the many Hispanic/Latino subgroups in the United States. Some differences in outcomes are partially explained by presentation symptoms and co-morbidities and external conditions such as local hospital capacity. Of particular note is the striking differential in both presentation co-morbidities and mortality rates seen in women, compared to men, especially in women ≤ 55 years of age. Surveillance data on other groups in the United States such as American Indians/Alaska Natives and the many Asian subpopulations show disparities in risk factors and co-morbidities, but revascularization as treatment for MI in these populations has not been adequately studied. Significant research is required to understand the extent of disparities in treatment in these subpopulations. PMID:26839655

  19. Population-level differences in revascularization treatment and outcomes among various United States subpopulations

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    Graham, Garth; Xiao, Yang-Yu Karen; Rappoport, Dan; Siddiqi, Saima

    2016-01-01

    Despite recent general improvements in health care, significant disparities persist in the cardiovascular care of women and racial/ethnic minorities. This is true even when income, education level, and site of care are taken into consideration. Possible explanations for these disparities include socioeconomic considerations, elements of discrimination and racism that affect socioeconomic status, and access to adequate medical care. Coronary revascularization has become the accepted and recommended treatment for myocardial infarction (MI) today and is one of the most common major medical interventions in the United States, with more than 1 million procedures each year. This review discusses recent data on disparities in co-morbidities and presentation symptoms, care and access to medical resources, and outcomes in revascularization as treatment for acute coronary syndrome, looking especially at women and minority populations in the United States. The data show that revascularization is used less in both female and minority patients. We summarize recent data on disparities in co-morbidities and presentation symptoms related to MI; access to care, medical resources, and treatments; and outcomes in women, blacks, and Hispanics. The picture is complicated among the last group by the many Hispanic/Latino subgroups in the United States. Some differences in outcomes are partially explained by presentation symptoms and co-morbidities and external conditions such as local hospital capacity. Of particular note is the striking differential in both presentation co-morbidities and mortality rates seen in women, compared to men, especially in women ≤ 55 years of age. Surveillance data on other groups in the United States such as American Indians/Alaska Natives and the many Asian subpopulations show disparities in risk factors and co-morbidities, but revascularization as treatment for MI in these populations has not been adequately studied. Significant research is required to understand the extent of disparities in treatment in these subpopulations. PMID:26839655

  20. Complete versus culprit-only revascularization in ST-elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel disease.

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    Di Pasquale, Giuseppe; Filippini, Elisa; Pavesi, Pier Camillo; Tortorici, Gianfranco; Casella, Gianni; Sangiorgio, Pietro

    2016-06-01

    In 30-60 % of patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), significant stenoses are present in one or more non-infarct-related arteries (IRA). This correlates with an increased risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Current guidelines, do not recommend revascularization of non-culprit lesions unless complicated by cardiogenic shock or persistent ischemia after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Prior observational and small randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated conflicting results regarding the optimal revascularization strategy in STEMI patients with multivessel disease. Recently, randomized studies (PRAMI, CvLPRIT, and DANAMI 3-PRIMULTI) provide encouraging data that suggest potential benefit with complete revascularization in STEMI patients with obstructive non-culprit lesions. Differently, in the PRAGUE-13 trial there were no differences in MACE between complete revascularization and culprit-only PCI. Several meta-analyses were recently published including randomized and non-randomized clinical trials, showing different results depending on the included trials. In conclusion, the current available evidence from the randomized clinical trials, with a total sample size of only 2000 patients, is not robust enough to firmly recommend complete revascularization in STEMI patients. This uncertainty lends support to the continuation of the COMPLETE trial. This ongoing trial is anticipated to enroll 3900 patients with STEMI from across the world, and will be powered for the hard outcomes of death and myocardial infarction. Until the results of the COMPLETE trial are reported, physicians need to individualize care regarding the opportunity and the timing of the non-IRA PCI. PMID:26951188

  1. Regression of moyamoya-associated weak spots on the distal anterior choroidal artery following surgical revascularization

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    Huang, Chih-Ta; Hsu, Szu-Kai; Su, I-Chang

    2016-01-01

    A 20-year-old female with moyamoya disease presented with acute intraventricular hemorrhage. Cerebral angiography demonstrated that the anterior choroidal artery (AChA) was responsible for the bleeding, but the precise point of rupture was unpredictable, because multiple angiographic weak spots were found on the artery. As direct targeting of the rupture point was unfeasible, we performed encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis to decrease the hemodynamic overload on the AChA. This revascularization procedure alone successfully induced the regression of all weak points. In this report, we demonstrated that, when direct targeting of weak points was not feasible, a revascularization procedure was an acceptable alternative. PMID:26883740

  2. Revascularization of Transplanted Pancreatic Islets and Role of the Transplantation Site

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    Pepper, Andrew R.; Ziff, Oliver; Shapiro, A. M. James

    2013-01-01

    Since the initial reporting of the successful reversal of hyperglycemia through the transplantation of pancreatic islets, significant research efforts have been conducted in elucidating the process of revascularization and the influence of engraftment site on graft function and survival. During the isolation process the intrinsic islet vascular networks are destroyed, leading to impaired revascularization after transplant. As a result, in some cases a significant quantity of the beta cell mass transplanted dies acutely following the infusion into the portal vein, the most clinically used site of engraftment. Subsequently, despite the majority of patients achieving insulin independence after transplant, a proportion of them recommence small, supplemental exogenous insulin over time. Herein, this review considers the process of islet revascularization after transplant, its limiting factors, and potential strategies to improve this critical step. Furthermore, we provide a characterization of alternative transplant sites, analyzing the historical evolution and their role towards advancing transplant outcomes in both the experimental and clinical settings. PMID:24106517

  3. The evolution of cerebral revascularization surgery.

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    Hayden, Melanie G; Lee, Marco; Guzman, Raphael; Steinberg, Gary K

    2009-05-01

    Among the relatively few surgeons to be awarded the Nobel Prize was Alexis Carrel, a French surgeon and pioneer in revascularization surgery at the turn of the 20th century. The authors trace the humble beginnings of cerebral revascularization surgery through to the major developments that helped shape the modern practice of cerebral bypass surgery. They discuss the cornerstone studies in the development of this technique, including the Extracranial/Intracranial Bypass Study initiated in 1977. Recent innovations, including modern techniques to monitor cerebral blood flow, microanastomosis techniques, and ongoing trials that play an important role in the evolution of this field are also evaluated. PMID:19408995

  4. Percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with single coronary artery

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    Mishra, T.K.; Mishra, C.K.; Das, B.

    2014-01-01

    Coronary artery anomalies are found in 1–5% of all coronary angiograms. Single coronary artery is a rare congenital anomaly. The prevalence of the anomaly is 0.024–0.066% of the general population and percutaneous coronary intervention in this anomaly is performed infrequently. The highest incidence of this condition is reported from India. We report a case of a 55 year old patient of anterior wall ST elevation myocardial infarction with L1 group of single coronary artery who underwent successful angioplasty and stenting to left anterior descending artery. The unique features and inherent risks of percutaneous coronary intervention to single coronary artery are discussed. PMID:24973852

  5. Successful staged repair for a rare type of truncus arteriosus with interruption of the aortic arch and abnormal origin of the left coronary artery.

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    Uchita, Shunji; Harada, Yorikazu; Honda, Kentaro; Toguchi, Koji; Nishimura, Yoshiharu; Suenaga, Tomohiro; Takeuchi, Takashi; Suzuki, Hiroyuki; Okamura, Yoshitaka

    2013-01-01

    We report a successful staged repair for a quite rare combination of truncus arteriosus (TA), Van Praagh type A4, and abnormal origin of the left coronary artery (CA). Furthermore, the case was complicated by a variant of the chromosomal anomaly in cat-cry syndrome. The presence of interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) and abnormal CA origin has been previously reported to increase mortality. To decrease the risk of bronchomalacia in infants, bilateral pulmonary artery banding (PAB) was performed as the first stage procedure for adjusting the pulmonary flow. Staged repair is a useful strategy for infants with complex TA. PMID:23714656

  6. Successful staged repair for a rare type of truncus arteriosus with interruption of the aortic arch and abnormal origin of the left coronary artery

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    2013-01-01

    We report a successful staged repair for a quite rare combination of truncus arteriosus (TA), Van Praagh type A4, and abnormal origin of the left coronary artery (CA). Furthermore, the case was complicated by a variant of the chromosomal anomaly in cat-cry syndrome. The presence of interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) and abnormal CA origin has been previously reported to increase mortality. To decrease the risk of bronchomalacia in infants, bilateral pulmonary artery banding (PAB) was performed as the first stage procedure for adjusting the pulmonary flow. Staged repair is a useful strategy for infants with complex TA. PMID:23714656

  7. Platelet-rich plasma supplemented revascularization of an immature tooth associated with a periapical lesion in a 40-year-old man.

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    Jadhav, Ganesh Ranganath; Shah, Naseem; Logani, Ajay

    2014-01-01

    The present case report is the first of its kind that documents the successful outcome of "revascularization," a regeneration-based treatment protocol in a mature adult patient. It belies the myth that "revascularization" should only be done in children and young, adolescent patients. The misconception that stem cells number as well as viability in older age group patients will not allow revascularization to be successful is also contradicted by this case. The paper highlights all the mechanisms that come into play and the enhancing of regenerative response by supplementation with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PMID:24707409

  8. Loss of Short Term Symptomatic Benefit in Patients with an Occluded Infarct Artery is Unrelated to Non-Protocol Revascularization: Results from the Occluded Artery Trial (OAT)

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    Devlin, Gerard; Reynolds, Harmony R.; Mark, Daniel B.; Rankin, James M.; Carvalho, Antonio C.; Vozzi, Carlos; Sopko, George; Caramori, Paulo; Džavík, Vladimir; Ragosta, Michael; Forman, Sandra A.; Lamas, Gervasio A.; Hochman, Judith S.

    2010-01-01

    Background The Occluded Artery Trial found that routine late (3–28d post-MI) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of an occluded infarct-related artery (IRA) did not reduce death, re-infarction or heart failure relative to medical treatment (MED). Angina rates were lower in PCI early, but the advantage over MED was lost by 3 years. Methods Angina and revascularization status were collected at 4 months, then annually. We assessed whether non-protocol revascularization procedures in MED accounted for loss of the early symptomatic advantage of PCI. Results Seven per 100 more PCI patients were angina-free at 4 months (p<0.001) and 5 per 100 at 12 months (p=.005) with the difference narrowing to 1 per 100 at 3 years (p=.34). Non-protocol revascularization was more frequent in MED (5-yr rate 22% vs. 19% PCI, p=.05). Indications for revascularization included acute coronary syndromes (39% PCI vs. 38% MED), stable angina/inducible ischemia (39% in each group), and physician preference (17% PCI vs. 15% MED). Revascularization rates among patients with angina at any time during follow up (35% of cohort) did not differ by treatment group (5-year rates 26% PCI vs. 28% MED). Most symptomatic patients were treated without revascularization during follow-up (77%). Conclusions In a large randomized clinical trial of stable post-MI patients, the modest benefit on angina from PCI of an occluded IRA was lost by 3 years. Revascularization was slightly more common in MED during follow up but was not driven by acute ischemia, and almost one in five procedures were attributed to physician preference alone. PMID:21167338

  9. Successful percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with combined deficiency of FV and FVIII due to novel compound heterozygous mutations in LMAN1.

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    Patel, A J; Liu, H-H; Lager, R A; Malkovska, V; Zhang, B

    2013-07-01

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with congenital coagulation factor deficiencies presents a unique challenge. They are not only at increased risk of perioperative bleeding but can also suffer thrombosis of the stent as preventive anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy is difficult. Several cases of successful PCI have been described in patients with haemophilia A and B, but there are no reports in patients with combined coagulation factor deficiencies. We used PCI to treat the coronary artery disease in a patient with the combined deficiency of factor V and factor VIII (F5F8D) and analysed the molecular basis of the disorder for this patient. A 68-year-old patient was admitted for urgent PCI with bare metal stent placement after the diagnosis of the F5F8D. Peripheral blood DNA was extracted for the sequence analysis of LMAN1 and MCFD2 genes. Mutations in LMAN1 was confirmed by molecular cloning of the PCR product and resequencing of the resulting clones. The patient underwent successful PCI with good long-term outcome. Our patient tolerated anticoagulation therapy well, with unfractionated heparin, and double antiplatelet therapy while he was initially supported with fresh frozen plasma and recombinant FVIII. Molecular analysis revealed that the patient carries unusual compound heterozygous frameshift mutations on the same microsatellite repeat region in exon 8 of LMAN1, one of which is a novel mutation (c.912delA). Our results suggest that patients with F5F8D can safely undergo PCI for coronary artery disease, with the treatment individualized to the specific patient. PMID:23557496

  10. Restenosis after endovascular revascularization in peripheral artery disease.

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    Malyar, Nasser M; Reinecke, Holger; Freisinger, Eva

    2015-07-01

    Endovascular revascularization (EVR) plays a leading role in the therapy of peripheral artery disease. The acute success rates of EVR in all anatomic territories and of all TASC lesions are excellent (> 95%). However, the occurrence of restenoses after EVR such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and particularly after stenting, poses a substantial limitation to the success of the procedure. Influenced by patient's comorbidities, the severity of arteriosclerotic disease, lesion length and morphology as well as the techniques and devices used for EVR, the long-term outcome of EVR deteriorates markedly from the aortoiliac to the infrapopliteal segments of the lower limbs. The development of drug-coated balloons and drug-eluting stents reduced the occurrence of restenosis leading to considerably improved primary patency rates in the femoropopliteal segments. This review aims to provide an overview about the underlying mechanisms and current relevance of the various options in the field of EVR with regard to the rate of restenosis. PMID:26314357

  11. Revascularization Treatment of Emergency Patients with Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Switzerland: Results from a Nationwide, Cross-Sectional Study in Switzerland for 2010-2011

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    Berlin, Claudia; Jüni, Peter; Endrich, Olga; Zwahlen, Marcel

    2016-01-01

    Background Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and in Switzerland. When applied, treatment guidelines for patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) improve the clinical outcome and should eliminate treatment differences by sex and age for patients whose clinical situations are identical. In Switzerland, the rate at which STEMI patients receive revascularization may vary by patient and hospital characteristics. Aims To examine all hospitalizations in Switzerland from 2010–2011 to determine if patient or hospital characteristics affected the rate of revascularization (receiving either a percutaneous coronary intervention or a coronary artery bypass grafting) in acute STEMI patients. Data and Methods We used national data sets on hospital stays, and on hospital infrastructure and operating characteristics, for the years 2010 and 2011, to identify all emergency patients admitted with the main diagnosis of acute STEMI. We then calculated the proportion of patients who were treated with revascularization. We used multivariable multilevel Poisson regression to determine if receipt of revascularization varied by patient and hospital characteristics. Results Of the 9,696 cases we identified, 71.6% received revascularization. Patients were less likely to receive revascularization if they were female, and 80 years or older. In the multivariable multilevel Poisson regression analysis, there was a trend for small-volume hospitals performing fewer revascularizations but this was not statistically significant while being female (Relative Proportion = 0.91, 95% CI: 0.86 to 0.97) and being older than 80 years was still associated with less frequent revascularization. Conclusion Female and older patients were less likely to receive revascularization. Further research needs to clarify whether this reflects differential application of treatment guidelines or limitations in this kind of routine data. PMID:27078262

  12. [Myocardial revascularization before abdominal aortic surgery in patients with ischemic heart disease].

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    Sumin, A N; Korok, E V; Panfilov, S D; Evdokimov, D O; Bezdenezhnykh, A V; Kislov, E E; Ivanov, S V; Barbarash, L S

    2013-01-01

    We retrospectively analyzed 2 cohorts of patients treated in two clinics implementing different strategies of preoperative examination and lowering of perioperative cardiac risk. Patients in clinic 1 (group I, n=86, mean age 59.4+/-7.7 years) were subjected to coronary angiography (CAG) and if indicated - to preventive myocardial revascularization. In patients of clinic 2 (group II, n=95, mean age 54.3+/-6.5 years) only medical therapy was used. In group I CAG was performed in 90%, and myocardial revascularization - in 28% of patients. Total number of complications and hospital mortality were significantly higher in group II compared with group I (20 vs. 8%, p=0.023; 10.5 vs. 2.3%, =0.026). Myocardial infarction was the cause of 6 deaths (6.3%) in group II, while in group I there were no cardiac complications. Thus compared to control group strategy with routine CAG and preventive myocardial revascularization before abdominal aortic surgery was associated with less perioperative complications, myocardial infarctions, and lower mortality. PMID:23952955

  13. Endovascular Therapy as a Primary Revascularization Modality in Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

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    Kärkkäinen, Jussi M.; Lehtimäki, Tiina T. Saari, Petri; Hartikainen, Juha; Rantanen, Tuomo Paajanen, Hannu; Manninen, Hannu

    2015-10-15

    PurposeTo evaluate endovascular therapy (EVT) as the primary revascularization method for acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI).MethodsA retrospective review was performed on all consecutive patients treated for AMI during a 5-year period (January 2009 to December 2013). EVT was attempted in all patients referred for emergent revascularization. Surgical revascularization was performed selectively after failure of EVT. Patient characteristics, clinical presentation, and outcomes were studied. Failures and complications of EVT were recorded.ResultsFifty patients, aged 79 ± 9 years (mean ± SD), out of 66 consecutive patients with AMI secondary to embolic or thrombotic obstruction of the superior mesenteric artery were referred for revascularization. The etiology of AMI was embolism in 18 (36 %) and thrombosis in 32 (64 %) patients. EVT was technically successful in 44 (88 %) patients. Mortality after successful or failed EVT was 32 %. The rates of emergency laparotomy, bowel resection, and EVT-related complication were 40, 34, and 10 %, respectively. Three out of six patients with failure of EVT were treated with surgical bypass. EVT failure did not significantly affect survival.ConclusionsEVT is feasible in most cases of AMI, with favorable patient outcome and acceptable complication rate.

  14. Twenty-year evolution of Percutaneous coronary intervention and its impact on clinical outcomes a report from the NHLBI-sponsored, multicenter 1985–86 Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and 1997–2006 Dynamic Registries

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    Venkitachalam, Lakshmi; Kip, Kevin E; Selzer, Faith; Wilensky, Robert L; Slater, James; Mulukutla, Suresh R; Marroquin, Oscar C; Block, Peter C; Williams, David O; Kelsey, Sheryl F

    2009-01-01

    Background Percutaneous coronary intervention has undergone rapid progress both in technology and adjunct therapy. However, documentation of long-term temporal trends in relation to contemporary practice is lacking. Methods and Results We analyzed PCI use and outcomes in 8976 consecutive patients in the multicenter NHLBI-sponsored 1985–86 Percutaneous coronary transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and 1997–2006 Dynamic Registries waves [wave 1: 1997–98, bare metal stents; wave 2: 1999, uniform use of stents; wave 3: 2001–02, brachytherapy; waves 4 and 5: 2004–2006, drug-eluting stents]. Patients undergoing PCI in the recent waves were older and more often reported comorbidities than those in the balloon era. PCI was more often performed for acute coronary syndromes and, in spite of the greater disease burden, was more often selective. Procedural success was achieved and maintained more often in the stent era. Significant reductions were observed in in-hospital rates (%) of myocardial infarction (PTCA Registry: 4.9, wave 1: 2.7, wave 2: 2.8, wave 3: 1.9, wave 4: 2.6, wave 5: 2, Ptrend:<0.001) and emergency CABG (PTCA Registry: 3.7, wave 1: 0.4, wave 2: 0.4, wave 3: 0.3, wave 4:0.4, wave 5: 0, Ptrend:<0.001). Compared to the PTCA Registry, risk for repeat revascularization (31–365 days following index PCI) was significantly lower in the Dynamic waves (adjusted hazard ratio, wave 1: 0.72, wave 2: 0.51, wave 3: 0.51, wave 4: 0.30, wave 5: 0.36; P< 0.05 for all). Conclusion Percutaneous interventions, in the last two decades, has evolved to include more urgent, comorbid cases, yet achieving high success rates with significantly reduced need for repeat revascularization. PMID:20031687

  15. Frequency, Predictors and Consequences of Crossing Over to Revascularization within 12 months of Randomization to Optimal Medical Therapy in the COURAGE Trial

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    Spertus, John A; Maron, David J; Cohen, David J; Kolm, Paul; Hartigan, Pam; Weintraub, William S.; Berman, Daniel S.; O'Rourke, Robert A.; Teo, Koon K; Shaw, Leslee J.; Sedlis, Steven; Knudtson, Merril; Aslan, Mihaela; Dada, Marcin; Boden, William E.; John Mancini, G.B.

    2013-01-01

    Background In COURAGE, some stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) patients randomized to optimal medical therapy (OMT) crossed over to early revascularization. The predictors and outcomes of patients who crossed over from OMT to revascularization are unknown. Methods and Results We compared characteristics of OMT patients who did and did not undergo revascularization within 12 months and created a Cox regression model to identify predictors of early revascularization. Patients' health status was measured with the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ). To quantify the potential consequences of initiating OMT without percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), we compared the outcomes of crossover patients with a matched cohort randomized to immediate PCI. Among 1148 patients randomized to OMT, 185 (16.1%) underwent early revascularization. Patient characteristics independently associated with early revascularization were worse baseline SAQ scores and healthcare system. Among 156 OMT patients undergoing early revascularization matched to 156 patients randomized to PCI, rates of mortality (HR= 0.51 (0.13, 2.1) and nonfatal MI (HR=1.9 (0.75-4.6) were similar, as were 1-year SAQ scores. OMT patients, however, experienced worse health status over the initial year of treatment and more unstable angina admissions (HR=2.8 (1.1, 7.5)). Conclusion Among COURAGE patients assigned to OMT alone, patients' angina, dissatisfaction with their current treatment and, to a lesser extent, their health system were associated with early revascularization. Since early crossover was not associated with an increase in irreversible ischemic events, or impaired 12-month health status, these findings support an initial trial of OMT in SIHD with close follow-up of the most symptomatic patients. PMID:23838107

  16. Mineralization (calcification) of coronary arteries.

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    Pawlikowski, M; Pfitzner, R; Wachowiak, J

    1994-01-01

    Mineralogical investigations of calcifications located in coronary vessels were performed on the material obtained from the endarterectomized arteries of 18 patients (15 M, 3 F, aged 36-65) during surgical revascularization procedures consisting in coronary artery bypass grafting. The samples were tested using scanning microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, electron microprobe and neutron activation spectroscopy. The results of analyses were calculated with the use of computer programmes. Two types of mineralization were determined: 1. secret mineralization identified as higher than normal content of elements in biological tissues, not demonstrating any mineral grains, and 2. apparent mineralization, appearing micro- and macroscopically as grains composed mainly of hydroxyapatite containing admixture of carbonate groups, i.e. a mineral identical with apatite present in bones, or as calcification of other tissues (heart valves, lungs etc.). The authors suggest that the phenomenon of mineralization should be taken into consideration in the preventive treatment of coronary atheriosclerosis. PMID:7808039

  17. Single Coronary Artery with Aortic Regurgitation

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    Katsetos, Manny C. Toce, Dale T.

    2003-11-15

    An isolated single coronary artery can be associated with normal life expectancy; however, patients are at an increased risk of sudden death. A case is reported of a 54-year-old man with several months of chest pressure with activity. On exercise Sestamibi stress testing, the patient developed a hypotensive response with no symptoms and minimal electrocardiographic changes. Nuclear scanning demonstrated reversible septal and lateral perfusion defects consistent with severe ischemia. Coronary angiography revealed a single coronary artery with the right coronary artery arising from the left main. There were high-grade stenotic lesions in the left anterior descending and circumflex arteries with only moderate atherosclerotic disease in the right coronary artery. An aortogram showed 2-3+ aortic regurgitation, with an ejection fraction of 45% on ventriculography. The patient underwent four-vessel revascularization and aortic valve replacement and did well postoperatively.

  18. Follow-up of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

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    Galassi, Alfredo R; Tamburino, Corrado

    2005-06-01

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become a mainstay in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease in recent years. Although increasingly complex lesions and higher-risk patients are being successfully treated, restenosis, incomplete revascularization and progression of disease continue to cause a need for a clinical functional assessment, in order to reduce morbidity. Angiographic systematic follow-up, although traditionally considered the gold standard for restenosis and disease progression, should nowadays be considered a valuable approach only to monitor small groups of very high-risk patients. Recurrence of symptoms itself has low sensitivity and specificity in detecting restenosis and myocardial ischemia. Exercise testing may provide useful information on symptoms and functional capacity of the patient; however, it has a low diagnostic power for restenosis and myocardial ischemia with a low sensitivity and specificity. Conversely, the significantly increased sensitivity and specificity obtained by stress nuclear or echocardiographic imaging provide great advantage for the clinical assessment of these patients. Additional advantages of stress imaging are the ability to assess location and extent of myocardial ischemia regardless of symptoms as well as to evaluate patients who are unable to exercise or who have an uninterpretable electrocardiogram. Furthermore, the clear superiority of stress imaging with regard to specificity and predictive value for post-revascularization events makes this functional approach of paramount importance for assessing prognosis of such patients. However, as predictive values of functional stress tests are highly dependent on the pre-test probability of disease, follow-up following PCI should always take into consideration the clinical characteristics of the patient (such as diabetes and age), the angiographic characteristics (severity of disease, myocardium at risk, left ventricular function), the procedural characteristics (length of the lesion, vessel size, number of stents implanted, etc.), symptoms and physical activity of the patient. All these parameters together will assess the risk of the patient and will help to choose a functional appropriate follow-up protocol. PMID:16008159

  19. Comparison of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon Treatment and Plain Old Balloon Angioplasty for De Novo Coronary Lesions

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    Her, Ae-Young; Ann, Soe Hee; Singh, Gillian Balbir; Kim, Yong Hoon; Yoo, Sang-Yong; Garg, Scot; Koo, Bon-Kwon

    2016-01-01

    Purpose This study compared the angiographic outcomes of paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) versus plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) treatment for de novo coronary artery lesions. At present, there is no available data comparing the efficacy of PCB versus POBA for the treatment of de novo coronary lesions. Materials and Methods This multicenter retrospective observational study enrolled patients with de novo coronary lesions with a reference vessel diameter between 2.5 mm and 3.0 mm and lesion length ≤24 mm who were successfully treated with PCB or POBA. Angiographic measurements and quantitative coronary analysis were performed before and after the procedure, and at 9 months follow-up. Results A total of 72 patients (49 receiving PCB and 23 receiving POBA) were enrolled in this study. Late luminal loss was -0.12±0.30 mm in the PCB group and 0.25±0.50 mm in the POBA group (p<0.001). There was a higher percentage of binary restenosis (diameter stenosis ≥50%) in POBA, compared to PCB (30.4%, n=7 vs. 4.1%, n=2, p<0.001). Target vessel revascularization was higher in the POBA group (13.0%, n=3 vs. 0%, p=0.033). Conclusion PCB treatment of de novo coronary lesions showed better 9-month angiographic outcomes than POBA treatment alone. PMID:26847284

  20. Prediction of Revascularization after Myocardial Perfusion SPECT by Machine Learning in a Large Population

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    Arsanjani, Reza; Dey, Damini; Khachatryan, Tigran; Shalev, Aryeh; Hayes, Sean W.; Fish, Mathews; Nakanishi, Rine; Germano, Guido; Berman, Daniel S.; Slomka, Piotr

    2016-01-01

    Objective We aimed to investigate if early revascularization in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) can be effectively predicted by integrating clinical data and quantitative image features derived from perfusion SPECT (MPS) by machine learning (ML) approach. Methods 713 rest 201Thallium/stress 99mTechnetium MPS studies with correlating invasive angiography (372 revascularization events (275 PCI / 97 CABG) within 90 days after MPS (91% within 30 days) were considered. Transient ischemic dilation (TID), stress combined supine/prone total perfusion deficit (TPD), quantitative rest and stress TPD, exercise ejection fraction, and end-systolic volume along with clinical parameters including patient gender, history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, ST-depression on baseline ECG, ECG and clinical response during stress, and post-ECG probability by boosted ensemble ML algorithm (LogitBoost) to predict revascularization events. These features were selected using an automated feature selection algorithm from all available clinical and quantitative data (33 parameters). 10-fold cross-validation was utilized to train and test the prediction model. The prediction of revascularization by ML algorithm was compared to standalone measures of perfusion and visual analysis by two experienced readers utilizing all imaging, quantitative, and clinical data. Results The sensitivity of machine learning (73.6±4.3%) for prediction of revascularization was similar to one reader (73.9±4.6%) and standalone measures of perfusion (75.5±4.5%). The specificity of machine learning (74.7±4.2%) was also better than both expert readers (67.2±4.9% and 66.0±5.0%, P < 0.05), but was similar to ischemic TPD (68.3±4.9%, P < 0.05). The Receiver-Operator-Characteristics areas-under-curve for machine learning (0.81±0.02) was similar to reader 1 (0.81±0.02) but superior to reader 2 (0.72±0.02, P < 0.01) and standalone measure of perfusion (0.77±0.02, P < 0.01). Conclusion ML approach is comparable or better than experienced reader in prediction of the early revascularization after MPS and is significantly better than standalone measures of perfusion derived from MPS. PMID:25480110

  1. Chronic response to direct myocardial revascularization: a preliminary study

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    Whittaker, Peter; Zheng, Shi-Ming; Kloner, Robert A.

    1993-06-01

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that laser revascularization has long-term benefits on tissue perfusion, perhaps by stimulating angiogenesis. To test this hypothesis, we made 6 transmural channels in rat hearts randomized to either; (1) laser: channels made using a 500 micrometers diameter optic fiber coupled to a holmium:YAG laser, (2) needle: channels made using a 500 micrometers diameter needle, or (3) control: no channels made. Two months later, the rats underwent 90 minutes of coronary artery occlusion followed by 41/2 hours of reperfusion. Prior to the end of the experiment, the artery was reoccluded and the heart perfused with blue dye to detect collateral perfusion within the risk region. Microscopic analysis revealed more dye-containing vessels in needle-treated hearts than in laser or control groups (12 +/- 6*, 3 +/- 1, 2 +/- 1 vessels per field of view, * p < 0.05). Needle channels also appeared to limit necrosis: infarct size was 41 +/- 6* (needle), 61 +/- 6 (laser), 70 +/- 5 (control) % of the risk region in the three groups (*p < 0.05 versus control). Thus, needle- treatment may be capable of reducing infarct size by supplying blood via a collateral circulation apparently stimulated by the channels making process.

  2. Controversies surrounding percutaneous coronary intervention in the diabetic patient.

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    Martinez, Sara C; Holmes, David R

    2016-05-01

    Diabetic patients with coronary artery disease are common and complex, with an aggressive progression of atherosclerosis, increased rate of stent complications, and increased rates of incomplete revascularization in multivessel disease compared to non-diabetic patients. In this review, we first discuss the pathophysiologic elements of insulin resistance and presentations of coronary artery disease in diabetic patients. Next, we outline the evolution and present the data on revascularization strategies on diabetic patient outcomes. The overall conclusion of our review is that a strategy of complete and durable revascularization and guideline-directed medical therapy currently provides the best possible chance at closing the gap between outcomes in patients with and without diabetes. PMID:26837264

  3. Conceptual models of coronary perfusion pressure and their relationship to defibrillation success in a porcine model of prolonged out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

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    Reynolds, Joshua C.; Salcido, David D.; Menegazzi, James J.

    2012-01-01

    Introduction The amount of myocardial perfusion required for successful defibrillation after cardiac arrest is unknown. Coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) is a surrogate for myocardial perfusion. One limited clinical study identifies a threshold of 15 mmHg required for return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Our exploration of threshold and dose models of CPP during the initial bout of CPR indicates higher levels than previously demonstrated are required. CPP required for shock success throughout on-going resuscitation is unknown and other conceptual models of CPP have not been explored. Hypothesis An array of conceptual models of CPP is associated with and predicts defibrillation success throughout resuscitation. Methods Data from 6 porcine cardiac arrest studies were pooled. Mean and area under the curve (AUC) CPP were derived for 30-second epochs. Five conceptual models of CPP were analyzed: threshold, delta, cumulative delta, dose, and cumulative dose. Comparative statistics were performed with one-way ANOVA and two-tailed t-test. Regression models assessed CPP trends and prediction of ROSC. Results For 316 defibrillation attempts in 124 animals, those resulting in ROSC (n=75) had significantly higher threshold, delta, cumulative delta, dose, and cumulative dose CPP than those without. All conceptual models except delta CPP had significantly different values across successive defibrillation attempts and all five models were significant predictors of ROSC, along with experimental design. Conclusions Threshold, delta, cumulative delta, dose, and cumulative dose CPP predict individual defibrillation success throughout resuscitation. PMID:22266069

  4. Tortuous right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula.

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    Mitropoulos, Fotios; Samanidis, George; Kalogris, Panagiotis; Michalis, Alkiviadis

    2011-12-01

    We are reporting the successful surgical treatment of a 23-year-old female with a giant right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula. This woman had complaints of chest pain and dyspnea on exertion for few months. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a large tortuous right coronary artery and a dilated coronary sinus. Preoperative multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography and cardiac catheterization confirmed the diagnosis of a right coronary artery to coronary sinus fistula. The patient underwent surgical closure of the fistula and division of the communication between the right coronary artery and the coronary sinus with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient was discharged home on postoperative day 5 and at one-year follow-up is symptom-free. PMID:21908886

  5. Effectiveness of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease.

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    Krishnaswami, Ashok; Goh, Anne C H; Go, Alan S; Lundstrom, Robert J; Zaroff, Jonathan; Jang, James J; Allen, Elaine

    2016-05-15

    The optimal coronary revascularization strategy (coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG] or percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains uncertain. We performed an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies comparing CABG and PCI in patients with ESRD using a random-effects model for the primary outcome of long-term all-cause mortality. Our review registered through PROSPERO included observational studies published after 2011 to ensure overlap with previous studies and identified 7 new studies for a total of 23. We found that the median sample size in the selected studies was 125 patients (25 to 15,784) with a large variation in the covariate risk adjustment and only 3 studies reporting the indications for the revascularization strategy. CABG was associated with a small reduction in mortality (relative risk 0.92, 95% CI 0.89 to 0.96) with significant heterogeneity demonstrated (p = 0.005, I(2) = 48.6%). Subgroup analysis by categorized "year of study initiation" (<1990, 1991 to 2003, >2004) further confirmed the summary estimate trending toward survival benefit of CABG along with a substantial decrease in heterogeneity after 2004 (p = 0.64, I(2) = 0%). In conclusion, our updated systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrated that in patients with ESRD referred for coronary revascularization, CABG was associated with a small decrease in the relative risk of long-term mortality compared with PCI. The generalizability of the finding to all patients with ESRD referred for coronary revascularization is limited because of a lack of known indications for coronary revascularization, substantial variation in covariate risk adjustment, and lack of randomized clinical trial data. PMID:27013385

  6. Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Technique in the Use of Fractional Flow Reserve in Complex Coronary Artery Lesions

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    He, Wen-Ming; Li, Chang-Ling; Sun, Yong; Zhou, Zhong; Mai, Yi-Feng

    2015-01-01

    Background: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) has become an increasingly important index when making decisions with respect to revascularization of coronary artery stenosis. However, the pressure guidewire used in obtaining FFR measurements is difficult to control and manipulate in certain complex coronary artery lesions, resulting in increased fluoroscopy time and contrast dye usage. This study examined a novel (NOV) technique for obtaining FFR measurements in hope of easing the difficulties associated with evaluating and treating complex coronary artery lesions. Methods: Fifty-six patients with complex coronary artery lesions were assigned to a conventional (CON) FFR technique group or a NOV FFR technique group. The NOV technique involved the use of a balloon and wire exchange within the coronary artery. The fluoroscopy time, contrast dye usage, and FFR-related complications were assessed after completing the FFR measurement procedure for each patient. Results: The median time required for fluoroscopy in the NOV technique group was significantly less than that in the CON technique group; additionally, lesser amounts of contrast dye were used in the NOV technique group (both P < 0.05). The NOV technique was successfully performed in thirty patients, without any FFR-related complications. However, the CON technique failed in three patients, including two who experienced coronary artery spasms (P > 0.05). Conclusions: Compared to the CON technique used for measuring FFR, the new technique reduced the fluoroscopy time and amount of contrast dye used when evaluating complex coronary artery lesions. The new technique did not increase the risk of operation or decrease the success rate. PMID:25758280

  7. Clinical Presentation and Predictors of Target Vessel Revascularization after Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation

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    Muradi, Hazem Al; Mehra, Aditya; Okolo, Joseph; Vlachos, Helen; Selzer, Faith; Marroquin, Oscar C.; Skelding, Kimberly; Holper, Elizabeth M.; Williams, David O.; Abbott, J. Dawn

    2012-01-01

    Background Drug eluting stent (DES) failure including restenosis and stent thrombosis, or disease progression may result in target vessel revascularization (TVR) but the relative contribution of these mechanisms in the DES era is not well described. We sought to examine the predictors and presentations of patients with clinically driven TVR after DES. Methods Patients with all lesions treated with a DES in the Dynamic Registry from 2004 to 2006 were analyzed. Included were 2691 patients with 3401 lesions. Patients with and without incident clinically driven TVR at 2 years were compared according to baseline clinical, procedural, and angiographic characteristics and independent predictors of TVR and target lesion revascularization (TLR) were determined by multivariate analysis. Results By 2-years, TVR occurred in 7.2% of patients and TLR in 3.8%, with 71.6% and 82.5% of repeat revascularization events occurring in the first year, respectively. The indication for first TVR was myocardial infarction in 18.6 % (n=34), unstable angina in 42.6 % (n=78), stable coronary disease in 25.7% (n=47) and other/unknown 13.1% (n=24). Disease progression was responsible for 47% of TVR. Among patients with TLR, restenosis was the mechanism in 86.6% and stent thrombosis in 13.4%. Independent predictors of TVR included younger age, diabetes, attempted graft lesion, lesion length >30mm and prior lesion intervention. Independent predictors of TVR and TLR were similar. Conclusion The incidence of clinically driven TVR is low in patients treated with DES and nearly half is attributable to disease progression, which along with the low rate of in-stent restenosis explains why the mode of presentation is often an acute coronary syndrome. PMID:23164476

  8. Racial Disparities in the Use of Cardiac Revascularization: Does Local Hospital Capacity Matter?

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    Li, Suhui; Chen, Arnold; Mead, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    Objective To assess the extent to which the observed racial disparities in cardiac revascularization use can be explained by the variation across counties where patients live, and how the within-county racial disparities is associated with the local hospital capacity. Data Sources Administrative data from Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) between 1995 and 2006. Study Design The study sample included 207,570 Medicare patients admitted to hospital for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We identified the use of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures within three months after the patient’s initial admission for AMI. Multi-level hierarchical models were used to determine the extent to which racial disparities in procedure use were attributable to the variation in local hospital capacity. Principal Findings Blacks were less likely than whites to receive CABG (9.1% vs. 5.8%; p<0.001) and PCI (15.7% vs. 14.2%; p<0.001). The state-level racial disparity in use rate decreases for CABG, and increases for PCI, with the county adjustment. Higher number of revascularization hospitals per 1,000 AMI patients was associated with smaller within-county racial differences in CABG and PCI rates. Meanwhile, very low capacity of catheterization suites and AMI hospitals contributed to significantly wider racial gap in PCI rate. Conclusions County variation in cardiac revascularization use rates helps explain the observed racial disparities. While smaller hospital capacity is associated with lower procedure rates for both racial groups, the impact is found to be larger on blacks. Therefore, consequences of fewer medical resources may be particularly pronounced for blacks, compared with whites. PMID:23875005

  9. A randomized comparative study of patients undergoing myocardial revascularization with or without cardiopulmonary bypass surgery: The MASS III Trial

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    Hueb, Whady; Lopes, Neuza HM; Gersh, Bernard J; Castro, Cláudio C; Paulitsch, Felipe S; Oliveira, Sergio A; Dallan, Luis A; Hueb, Alexandre C; Stolf, Noedir A; Ramires, José AF

    2008-01-01

    The MASS III Trial is a large project from a single institution, The Heart Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (InCor), enrolling patients with coronary artery disease and preserved ventricular function. The aim of the MASS III Trial is to compare medical effectiveness, cerebral injury, quality of life, and the cost-effectiveness of coronary surgery with and without of cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with multivessel coronary disease referred for both strategies. The primary endpoint should be a composite of cardiovascular mortality, cerebrovascular accident, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and refractory angina requiring revascularization. The secondary end points in this trial include noncardiac mortality, presence and severity of angina, quality of life based on the SF-36 Questionnaire, and cost-effectiveness at discharge and at 5-year follow-up. In this scenario, we will analyze the cost of the initial procedure, hospital length of stay, resource utilization, repeat hospitalization, and repeat revascularization events during the follow-up. Exercise capacity will be assessed at 6-months, 12-months, and the end of follow-up. A neurocognitive evaluation will be assessed in a subset of subjects using the Brain Resource Center computerized neurocognitive battery. Furthermore, magnetic resonance imaging will be made to detect any cerebral injury before and after procedures in patients who undergo coronary artery surgery with and without cardiopulmonary bypass. Clinical Trial registration information ISRCTN59539154 Off-pump vs. on-pump surgery in patients with Stable CAD MASS III PMID:18755039

  10. Comprehensive assessment of coronary fractional flow reserve

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    Qi, Xiaolong; Fan, Guoxin; Zhu, Deqiu; Ma, Wanrong

    2015-01-01

    Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered nowadays as the gold standard for invasive assessment of physiologic stenosis significance and an indispensable tool for decision-making in coronary revascularization. Robust studies have shown that FFR is more effective in accurately identifying which lesions should be stented, and revascularization guided by FFR improves the outcome of coronary artery disease in patients. Therefore, FFR has been upgraded to a class A recommendation in current guidelines when the ischemic potential for specific target lesions is controversial. This article reviews the laboratory practice, functional evaluation of FFR as a gold standard and its emerging clinical application. In addition, novel noninvasive technologies of FFR measurement are discussed in depth. PMID:26170840

  11. Successful technical and clinical outcome using a second generation balloon expandable coronary stent for transplant renal artery stenosis: Our experience.

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    Salsamendi, Jason; Pereira, Keith; Baker, Reginald; Bhatia, Shivank S; Narayanan, Govindarajan

    2015-10-01

    Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a vascular complication frequently seen because of increase in the number of renal transplantations. Early diagnosis and management is essential to optimize a proper graft function. Currently, the endovascular treatment of TRAS using angioplasty and/or stenting is considered the treatment of choice with the advantage that it does not preclude subsequent surgical correction. Treatment of TRAS with the use of stents, particularly in tortuous transplant renal anatomy presents a unique challenge to an interventional radiologist. In this study, we present three cases from our practice highlighting the use of a balloon-expandable Multi-Link RX Ultra coronary stent system (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA) for treating high grade focal stenosis along very tortuous renal arterial segments. Cobalt-Chromium alloy stent scaffold provides excellent radial force, whereas the flexible stent design conforms to the vessel course allowing for optimal stent alignment. PMID:26629289

  12. Successful technical and clinical outcome using a second generation balloon expandable coronary stent for transplant renal artery stenosis: Our experience

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    Salsamendi, Jason; Pereira, Keith; Baker, Reginald; Bhatia, Shivank S; Narayanan, Govindarajan

    2015-01-01

    Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a vascular complication frequently seen because of increase in the number of renal transplantations. Early diagnosis and management is essential to optimize a proper graft function. Currently, the endovascular treatment of TRAS using angioplasty and/or stenting is considered the treatment of choice with the advantage that it does not preclude subsequent surgical correction. Treatment of TRAS with the use of stents, particularly in tortuous transplant renal anatomy presents a unique challenge to an interventional radiologist. In this study, we present three cases from our practice highlighting the use of a balloon-expandable Multi-Link RX Ultra coronary stent system (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, USA) for treating high grade focal stenosis along very tortuous renal arterial segments. Cobalt–Chromium alloy stent scaffold provides excellent radial force, whereas the flexible stent design conforms to the vessel course allowing for optimal stent alignment. PMID:26629289

  13. Selective Coronary Arteriography

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    Parker, John O.; Challis, Thomas W.; West, Roxroy O.

    1966-01-01

    The technique of selective coronary arteriography, as described originally by Sones, was employed in 255 patients. Successful catheterization of both coronary arteries was carried out in 88% of these patients, and in the last 100 examinations both coronary arteries were entered in 95 patients. Selective coronary arteriography is a useful diagnostic tool but is a potentially hazardous form of examination as we encountered four episodes of ventricular fibrillation in the present series. ImagesFig. 1Fig. 2Figs. 3A-DFig. 3EFig. 3FFig. 4Fig. 5Fig. 6Fig. 7Fig. 8Fig. 9 PMID:5902704

  14. Clinical Application of Fractional Flow Reserve-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Stable Coronary Artery Disease.

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    Parikh, Valay; Agnihotri, Kanishk; Kadavath, Sabeeda; Patel, Nileshkumar J; Abbott, J Dawn

    2016-03-01

    Revascularization in stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is indicated in patients on optimal medical therapy with angina and/or demonstrable ischemia and a significant stenosis in one or more epicardial coronary arteries. Angiography alone, however, cannot accurately determine the hemodynamic significance of coronary lesions, particularly those of intermediate stenosis severity. A lesion may appear significant on coronary angiogram but may not have functional significance. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of functionally insignificant coronary artery lesions may have serious consequences; therefore, judicious decision-making in the cardiac catheterization laboratory is indicated. For this reason, it is becoming increasingly important to show that a stenosis is capable to induce myocardial ischemia prior to intervention. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) has emerged as a useful tool for this purpose. In this review, we will briefly discuss the principle of FFR, current evidence and rationale supporting its use, and comparison with other modalities. PMID:26915010

  15. Vascular grafting strategies in coronary intervention

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    Knight, Darryl; Gillies, Elizabeth; Mequanint, Kibret

    2014-06-01

    With the growing need for coronary revascularizations globally, several strategies to restore blood flow to the heart have been explored. Bypassing the atherosclerotic coronary arteries with autologous grafts, synthetic prostheses and tissue-engineered vascular grafts continue to be evaluated in search of a readily available vascular graft with clinically acceptable outcomes. The development of such a vascular graft including tissue engineering approaches both in situ and in vitro is herein reviewed, facilitating a detailed comparison on the role of seeded cells in vascular graft patency.

  16. Massive Chylopericardium after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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    Pellegrini, Ronald V.; Travers, Daniel J.; Marrangoni, Albert G.; Dimarco, Ross F.; Bekoe, Seth; Grant, Kathleen J.; Woelfel, George F.

    1987-01-01

    Massive isolated chylopericardium is a rare postoperative complication of coronary artery bypass surgery. In the following case, massive chylopericardium developed after a coronary artery bypass procedure in which the left internal mammary artery was used for revascularization. The chylopericardium resulted from direct trauma to the thoracic duct during mobilization of the left internal mammary artery to its origin at the subclavian artery. With adequate drainage, the problem was resolved. In cases in which drainage persists, ligation of the thoracic duct may be necessary. (Texas Heart Institute Journal 1987; 14:318-320) Images PMID:15227320

  17. Percutaneous coronary interventions and antiplatelet therapy in renal transplant recipients.

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    Summaria, Francesco; Giannico, Maria Benedetta; Talarico, Giovanni Paolo; Patrizi, Roberto

    2016-04-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity following renal transplantation (RT), accounting for 40-50% of all deaths. After renal transplantation, an adverse cardiovascular event occurs in nearly 40% of patients; given the dialysis vintage and the average wait time, the likelihood of receiving coronary revascularization is very high. There is a significant gap in the literature in terms of the outcomes of prophylactic coronary revascularization in renal transplantation candidates. Current guidelines on myocardial revascularization stipulate that renal transplant patients with significant coronary artery disease (CAD) should not be excluded from the potential benefit of revascularization. Compared with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), however, coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with higher early and 30-day mortality. About one-third of renal transplant patients with CAD have to be treated invasively and so PCI is currently the most popular mode of revascularization in these fragile and compromised patients. A newer generation drug-eluting stent (DES) should be preferred over a bare metal stent (BMS) because of its lower risk of restenosis and improved safety concerns (stent thrombosis) compared with first generation DES and BMS. Among DES, despite no significant differences being reported in terms of efficacy, the newer everolimus and zotarolimus eluting stents should be preferred given the possibility of discontinuing, if necessary, dual antiplatelet therapy before 12 months. Since there is a lack of randomized controlled trials, the current guidelines are inadequate to provide a specifically tailored antiplatelet therapeutic approach for renal transplant patients. At present, clopidogrel is the most used agent, confirming its central role in the therapeutic management of renal transplant patients undergoing PCI. While progress in malignancy-related mortality seems a more distant target, a slow but steady reduction in cardiovascular deaths, improving pharmacological and interventional therapy, is nowadays an achievable medium-term target in renal transplant patients. PMID:26680559

  18. Mechanical Revascularization for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Single-Center, Retrospective Analysis

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    Jeromel, Miran Milosevic, Z. V. Kocijancic, I. J. Lovric, D.; Svigelj, V. Zvan, B.

    2013-04-15

    BackgroundEndovascular mechanical revascularization (thrombectomy) is an increasingly used method for intracranial large vessel recanalization in acute stroke. The purpose of the study was to analyze the recanalization rate, clinical outcome, and complication rate in our stroke patients treated with mechanical revascularization. A total of 57 patients with large vessel stroke (within 3 h for anterior and 12 h for posterior circulation) were treated with mechanical revascularization at a single center during 24 months. The primary goal of endovascular treatment using different mechanical devices was recanalization of the occluded vessel. Recanalization rate (reported as thrombolysis in cerebral infarction [TICI] score), clinical outcome (reported as National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] score and modified Rankin scale [mRS] score), as well as periprocedural complications were analyzed. The mean age of the patients was 63.1 {+-} 12.9 years, with baseline median NIHSS score of 14 (interquartile range, 9.5-19). Successful recanalization (TICI 2b or 3) was achieved in 41 (72 %) patients. Twenty patients (35 %) presented with favorable outcome (mRS {<=}2) 30 days after stroke. Overall, significant neurological improvement ({>=}4 NIHSS point reduction) occurred in 36 (63 %) patients. A clinically significant procedure-related adverse events (vessel disruption, peri/postprocedural intracranial bleeding) defined with decline in NIHSS of {>=}4 or death occurred in three (5 %) patients. The study showed a high recanalization rate with improved clinical outcome and a low rate of periprocedural complications in our stroke patients treated with mechanical revascularization. Therefore, we could conclude that endovascular revascularization (primary or in combination with a bridging thrombolysis) was an effective and safe procedure for intracranial large vessel recanalization in acute stroke.

  19. Changes in Heart Rate Variability Parameters after Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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    Abrootan, Saeed; Yazdankhah, Saeed; Payami, Babak; Alasti, Mohammad

    2015-01-01

    Background: Patients with chronic stable angina often have a state of sympathetic hyperactivity. It is considered associated with myocardial ischemia and disappears after ischemia elimination. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in heart rate variability parameters, a noninvasive technique for the evaluation of the autonomic nervous system activity, after successful revascularization in these patients to evaluate this theory. Methods: The patients were enrolled among those who underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention. Short-term heart rate variability analyses of all the patients were obtained, and time-domain indices (standard deviation of normal-to-normal intervals [SDNN], standard deviation of differences of successive R-R intervals [SDSD], root-mean square differences of successive R-R intervals [rMSSD], percentage of R-R intervals differing > 10 ms from the preceding one [PNN10], percentage of R-R intervals differing > 20 ms from the preceding one [PNN20], percentage of R-R intervals differing > 30 ms from the preceding one [PNN30], percentage of R-R intervals differing > 40 ms from the preceding one [PNN40], percentage of R-R intervals differing > 50 ms from the preceding one [PNN50], percentage of R-R intervals differing > 60 ms from the preceding one [PNN60], and percentage of R-R intervals differing > 70 ms from the preceding one [PNN70]) were analyzed. All the measurements were made before and after percutaneous coronary intervention. Results: This study included 64 patients, comprising 27 men and 37 women at a mean age of 56.8 ± 9.1 years. There was a significant difference only between pre- and post-revascularization SDNN (27.5 ± 19.72 vs. 41 ± 41.4; p value = 0.013). The other parameters showed no significant differences after successful coronary intervention. Conclusion : Our data indicate that the increase in SDNN in patients with stable angina pectoris undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention seems to be prominent. PMID:26110006

  20. Value of covered stents to improve patency of long-segment SFA revascularization.

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    Beschorner, U; Zeller, T

    2014-08-01

    Endovascular treatment has become first-line approach for revascularization of long and complex femoropopliteal lesions in many centers. This development urges the need for endovascular approaches with a sustainable success in terms of patency. In several recently published trials the Viabahn® endoprosthesis by Gore (W.L. Gore Inc, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) has shown promising patency rates comparable or even better than traditional surgical bypass procedures with prosthetic material. PMID:24941241

  1. Early Results of Coronary Endarterectomy Combined with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with Diffused Coronary Artery Disease

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    Chi, Li-Qun; Zhang, Jian-Qun; Kong, Qing-Yu; Xiao, Wei; Liang, Lin; Chen, Xin-Liang

    2015-01-01

    Background: It is still a challenge for the cardiac surgeons to achieve adequate revascularization for diffused coronary artery disease (CAD). Coronary endarterectomy (CE) offers an alternative choice of coronary artery reconstruction and revascularization. In this study, short-term result of CE combined with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) was discussed in the treatment for the diffused CAD. Methods: From January 2012 to April 2014, 221 cases of CABG were performed by the same surgeon in our unit. Among these cases, 38 cases of CE + CABG were performed, which was about 17.2% (38/221) of the cohort. All these patients were divided into two groups: CE + CABG group (Group A) and CABG alone group (Group B). All clinical data were compared between the two groups, and postoperative complications and in-hospital mortality were analyzed. The categorical and continuous variables were analyzed by Chi-square test and Student's t-test respectively. Results: Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and peripheral vascular disease were more common in group A. In this cohort, a total of 50 vessels were endarterectomized. Among them, CE was performed on left anterior descending artery in 11 cases, on right coronary artery in 29 cases, on diagonal artery in 3 cases, on intermediate artery in 2 cases, on obtuse marginal artery in 5 cases. There was no hospital mortality in both groups. The intro-aortic balloon pump was required in 3 cases in Group A (3/38), which was more often than that in Group B (3/183). At the time of follow-up, coronary computed tomography angiogram showed all the grafts with CE were patent (50/50). There is no cardio-related mortality in both groups. All these patients were free from coronary re-intervention. Conclusions: Coronary endarterectomy + CABG can offer satisfactory result for patients with diffused CAD in a short-term after the operation. PMID:26021501

  2. Pulp Revascularization of Immature Permanent Teeth: A Review of the Literature and a Proposal of a New Clinical Protocol

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    Namour, Mélanie

    2014-01-01

    Tissue engineering is a growing field. In the near future, it will probably be possible to generate a complete vital tooth from a single stem cell. Pulp revascularization is dependent on the ability of residual pulp and apical and periodontal stem cells to differentiate. These cells have the ability to generate a highly vascularized and a conjunctive rich living tissue. This one is able to colonize the available pulp space. Revascularization is a new treatment method for immature necrotic permanent teeth. Up to now, apexification procedures were applied for these teeth, using calcium dihydroxide or MTA to produce an artificial apical barrier. However, the pulp revascularization allows the stimulation of the apical development and the root maturation of immature teeth. Two pulp revascularization techniques are used in the literature, one using calcium dihydroxide and the second using a triple antibiotic paste. Based on these two different pulp revascularization protocols, which obtain the desired therapeutic success, the literature will be reviewed and analyzed according to the relevance of their choice of materials. Based on the literature, we propose a new relevant protocol and a new mixture of antibiotics. PMID:25383384

  3. Neurobehavioral and Life-Quality Changes after Cerebral Revascularization.

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    Baird, Anne Dull; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Studied neuropsychological and life-quality changes six months after carotid endarterectomy, superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass, multiple revascularization, and vertebrobasilar revascularization procedures. Compared changes with those in patients with recent severe spinal complaints and in patients for whom

  4. Neurobehavioral and Life-Quality Changes after Cerebral Revascularization.

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    Baird, Anne Dull; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Studied neuropsychological and life-quality changes six months after carotid endarterectomy, superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass, multiple revascularization, and vertebrobasilar revascularization procedures. Compared changes with those in patients with recent severe spinal complaints and in patients for whom…

  5. Transmyocardial laser revascularization with a high-power (800 W) CO2 laser: clinical report with 50 cases

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    Qu, Zheng; Zhang, Zhaoguang; Ye, Jianguang; Yu, Jianbo

    1999-09-01

    This paper reports the clinical experience in transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) with high power CO2 laser and evaluates the preliminary results of TMLR. TMLR may improve angina pectoris and myocardial perfusion significantly. To switch on the laser in proper order may be helpful to shorten duration of surgery. A gentle removal of fat on the apex may increase the successful transmyocardial penetration.

  6. Current perspectives on direct myocardial revascularization.

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    Kornowski, R; Hong, M K; Leon, M B

    1998-04-01

    Direct myocardial revascularization (DMR), either surgical or catheter-based, uses lasers to create channels between ischemic myocardium and the left ventricular cavity to improve perfusion and decrease angina. This technique can also be used to deliver drugs to the damaged tissue. Candidates include patients with chronic, severe, refractory angina and those unable to undergo conventional surgical revascularization or angioplasty because remaining conduits or acceptable target vessels are lacking. Although the mechanism of action of DMR is still not known, several theories have been proposed, including stimulated angiogenesis. Late sequelae also remain to be determined. Channel characteristics differ depending on whether they were created by carbon dioxide or holmium/yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho: YAG) lasers. Catheter-based DMR obviates thoracotomy and anesthesia and, in systems that can create electromechanical maps, fluoroscopy. Phase I clinical trials are now under way to evaluate catheter-based DMR, with endpoints that include improvement in symptoms of angina, exercise capacity, and radionuclide myocardial perfusion. PMID:9551594

  7. Cerebral revascularization by axillary-carotid bypass.

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    Archie, J P

    1989-01-01

    Revascularization for symptomatic proximal common carotid severe stenosis or occlusion frequently requires a bypass procedure. Subclavian-carotid bypass is probably the most frequently performed operation. In the past 5 years 13 patients underwent an alternative operation, axillary-carotid bypass, which may be technically easier than subclavian-carotid bypass and just as durable. The graft is placed under the clavicle, in an easily constructed tunnel not involving the true thoracic outlet, deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and internal jugular vein. Five distal anastomoses were made to the common carotid (2 greater saphenous vein, 2 Dacron and 1 Gortex grafts), 4 to the internal carotid (all vein) and 4 to the external carotid (all vein, 1 sequential with a end-side anastomosis to the ipsilateral vertebral). There were no perioperative deaths. One stroke occurred in a patient with a Dacron graft to the common carotid who also had a concomitant ipsilateral carotid endarterectomy. All grafts were open by Doppler exam at a mean follow-up of 2 1/2 years. Improved cerebral hemodynamics was confirmed in 11 patients by Gee oculoplethysmography. These early results support the use of the axillary artery as a donor for extracranial cerebral revascularization when the proximal common carotid is occluded or severely stenotic. PMID:2708425

  8. Transradial intervention via large-bore guide catheters: a study of coronary bifurcation disease treatment using the crush technique.

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    Williams, Paul D; Eichhöfer, Jonas; Mamas, Mamas A; Arnous, Samer; Fath-Ordoubadi, Farzin; Fraser, Douglas

    2013-09-01

    Transradial access for coronary intervention significantly reduces vascular complications and may be associated with a reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. However, the small caliber of the radial artery has been considered a limitation to performing complex coronary intervention. Fifty-three patients with true bifurcation disease, in whom a two-stent strategy was felt to be indicated, were scheduled to undergo crush stenting via the transradial approach. Procedural outcome was recorded and 6- and 18-month clinical follow-up was performed. Successful crush stenting via the radial artery was performed in 51/55 lesions (93%). Crush stenting was performed in 53 lesions overall and successful final kissing inflation was achieved in 51/53 (96%). There were no in-hospital or procedural complications. The overall rate of death, myocardial infarction, or target vessel revascularization was 9.8% at 18-month follow-up. Complex percutaneous coronary intervention requiring large-bore catheters can be performed successfully in a high proportion of patients via the transradial approach. Crush stenting, with a very high rate of final kissing inflation, was associated in this series with excellent procedural and medium-term outcomes. PMID:23995719

  9. Meta-analysis of organ damage after conversion from off-pump coronary artery bypass procedures.

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    Mukherjee, Dayal; Rao, Christopher; Ibrahim, Michael; Ahmed, Kamran; Ashrafian, Hutan; Protopapas, Aristotle; Darzi, Ara; Athanasiou, Thanos

    2011-08-01

    The relative efficacy of off-pump and on-pump coronary revascularization is uncertain. A complication of off-pump surgery which is rarely considered is intraoperative conversion to cardiopulmonary bypass. Consequently, meta-analysis was performed of studies comparing morbidity after converted and nonconverted off-pump coronary revascularization. There were significant increases in the likelihood of stroke, myocardial injury, bleeding, renal failure, wound infection, intraaortic balloon pump requirement, transfusion, and respiratory and gastrointestinal complications after conversion. The underlying mechanisms need to be urgently elucidated. Prevention and treatment protocols for conversion warrant serious consideration and the risk of conversion may need to be discussed when obtaining informed patient consent. PMID:21801945

  10. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery associated with an accessory atrioventricular pathway and managed successfully with surgical and interventional electrophysiological treatment: a case report

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    2011-01-01

    Introduction The combination of anomalous left coronary artery origin from the pulmonary artery and an accessory pathway has not been reported previously in the medical literature. In medicine, the coexistence of two clinical causes can lead to the same clinical findings, and this can make the researcher's attempt to distinguish between the two of them and, hence, the correct diagnosis and treatment difficult. Case presentation A six-month-old boy from Pakistan was brought to our hospital with tachypnea and supraventricular tachycardia and, on the basis of echocardiography and multi-slice computed tomography, was diagnosed with an anomalous left coronary artery origin from the pulmonary artery. The presence of an anomalous left coronary artery origin from the pulmonary artery was not initially recognized, and left ventricular dysfunction was considered as a result of supraventricular tachycardia. He underwent direct re-implantation of the left coronary artery to the aorta using the trapdoor flap technique. Recurrent episodes of supraventricular tachycardia resistant to maximal pharmacological treatment occurred post-operatively. A left posterolateral accessory pathway was successfully ablated by using a trans-septal approach. Conclusions It should not be forgotten by anyone that many times in medicine what seems obvious is not correct. It can be difficult to distinguish two clinical entities, and frequently one is considered a result of the other. This is the first report of the coexistence of an anomalous left coronary artery origin from the pulmonary artery and recurrent supraventricular tachycardia due to an accessory pathway in a child that was treated successfully with combined surgical and interventional electrophysiological treatment. This case may represent a first educational step in the field of congenital heart disease, that is, that anomalies such as an anomalous left coronary artery origin from the pulmonary artery may be concealed in a child with other serious cardiac problems, in this case mitral regurgitation, dilation of the left ventricle, and recurrent episodes of tachycardia. PMID:21846372

  11. Serum protein profiles predict coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients referred for coronary angiography

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    2012-01-01

    Background More than a million diagnostic cardiac catheterizations are performed annually in the US for evaluation of coronary artery anatomy and the presence of atherosclerosis. Nearly half of these patients have no significant coronary lesions or do not require mechanical or surgical revascularization. Consequently, the ability to rule out clinically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) using low cost, low risk tests of serum biomarkers in even a small percentage of patients with normal coronary arteries could be highly beneficial. Methods Serum from 359 symptomatic subjects referred for catheterization was interrogated for proteins involved in atherogenesis, atherosclerosis, and plaque vulnerability. Coronary angiography classified 150 patients without flow-limiting CAD who did not require percutaneous intervention (PCI) while 209 required coronary revascularization (stents, angioplasty, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery). Continuous variables were compared across the two patient groups for each analyte including calculation of false discovery rate (FDR ≤ 1%) and Q value (P value for statistical significance adjusted to ≤ 0.01). Results Significant differences were detected in circulating proteins from patients requiring revascularization including increased apolipoprotein B100 (APO-B100), C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), myeloperoxidase (MPO), resistin, osteopontin, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-10 and N-terminal fragment protein precursor brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pBNP) and decreased apolipoprotein A1 (APO-A1). Biomarker classification signatures comprising up to 5 analytes were identified using a tunable scoring function trained against 239 samples and validated with 120 additional samples. A total of 14 overlapping signatures classified patients without significant coronary disease (38% to 59% specificity) while maintaining 95% sensitivity for patients requiring revascularization. Osteopontin (14 times) and resistin (10 times) were most frequently represented among these diagnostic signatures. The most efficacious protein signature in validation studies comprised osteopontin (OPN), resistin, matrix metalloproteinase 7 (MMP7) and interferon γ (IFNγ) as a four-marker panel while the addition of either CRP or adiponectin (ACRP-30) yielded comparable results in five protein signatures. Conclusions Proteins in the serum of CAD patients predominantly reflected (1) a positive acute phase, inflammatory response and (2) alterations in lipid metabolism, transport, peroxidation and accumulation. There were surprisingly few indicators of growth factor activation or extracellular matrix remodeling in the serum of CAD patients except for elevated OPN. These data suggest that many symptomatic patients without significant CAD could be identified by a targeted multiplex serum protein test without cardiac catheterization thereby eliminating exposure to ionizing radiation and decreasing the economic burden of angiographic testing for these patients. PMID:23216991

  12. Fractional Flow Reserve-Guided Revascularization in Patients With Aortic Stenosis.

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    Di Gioia, Giuseppe; Pellicano, Mariano; Toth, Gabor G; Casselman, Filip; Adjedj, Julien; Van Praet, Frank; Ferrara, Angela; Stockman, Bernard; Degrieck, Ivan; Bartunek, Jozef; Trimarco, Bruno; Wijns, William; De Bruyne, Bernard; Barbato, Emanuele

    2016-05-01

    Fractional flow reserve (FFR) has never been investigated in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). From 2002 to 2010, we identified 106 patients with AS and coronary artery disease with at least one intermediate lesion treated according to FFR guidance. We matched 212 contemporary control patients with AS in which revascularization was decided on angiography only. More patients in the FFR-guided group underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (24% vs 13%; p = 0.019), whereas there was a trend toward less coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) performed. After FFR, the number of diseased vessels was downgraded within the FFR-guided group (from 1.85 ± 0.97 to 1.48 ± 1; p <0.01) and compared with the angio-guided group (1.48 ± 1 vs 1.8 ± 0.97; p <0.01). Less aortic valve replacement was reported in the FFR-guided group (46% vs 57%; p = 0.056). In patients who underwent CABG, less venous conduits (0.5 ± 0.69 vs 0.73 ± 0.76; p = 0.05) and anastomoses (0.61 ± 0.85 vs 0.94 ± 1; p = 0.032) were necessary in the FFR-guided group. Up to 5 years, we found no difference in major adverse cardiac events (38% vs 39%; p = 0.98), overall death (32% vs 31%; p = 0.68), nonfatal myocardial infarction (2% vs 2%; p = 0.79), and revascularization (8% vs 7%; p = 0.76) between the 2 groups. In conclusion, FFR guidance impacts the management of selected patients with moderate or severe AS and coronary artery disease by resulting into deferral of aortic valve replacement, more patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention, and in patients treated with CABG, into less venous grafts and anastomoses without increasing adverse event rates up to 5 years. PMID:26976789

  13. Effect of coronary artery bypass grafting on left ventricular diastolic function.

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    Lawson, W E; Seifert, F; Anagnostopoulos, C; Hills, D J; Swinford, R D; Cohn, P F

    1988-02-01

    Because left ventricular (LV) diastolic function is abnormal in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), pulsed Doppler echocardiography was used to evaluate LV filling before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Filling was evaluated by Doppler in 2 studies: (1) in a group of 41 unpaired patients (11 with angiographically normal coronary arteries, 14 with CAD but without CABG and 16 at 1 week after CABG) and (2) in a group of 12 patients with CAD before and 1 week after CABG. Doppler sampling at the level of the mitral anulus was analyzed for the deceleration half-time and for the ratio of peak late (A) to peak early (E) filling velocity, measures reflecting early ventricular filling and the relative contribution of atrial contraction to ventricular filling. In the first study the deceleration half-time was significantly prolonged in both CAD and CABG groups. The late to early peak transmitral velocity ratio, however, was significantly prolonged only in the nonrevascularized CAD patients. In the second group of CAD patients studied before and 1 week after surgical revascularization, both the late to early peak transmitral velocity ratio and the deceleration half-time showed significant postoperative improvement. Thus, patients with CAD showed impairment in early LV filling and a compensatory increase in the proportion of filling with active atrial contraction. Successful CABG appears to result in normalization of early filling and decreased reliance on active atrial transport. PMID:3257633

  14. Clinical Outcomes from Unselected "Real-World" Patients with Long Coronary Lesion Receiving 40 mm Biodegradable Polymer Coated Sirolimus-Eluting Stent.

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    Polavarapu, Anurag; Polavarapu, Raghava Sarma; Prajapati, Jayesh; Thakkar, Kamlesh; Raheem, Asif; Mayall, Tamanpreet; Thakkar, Ashok

    2015-01-01

    Background. Long lesions being implanted with drug-eluting stents (DES) are associated with relatively high restenosis rates and higher incidences of adverse events. Objectives. We aimed to examine the safety and efficacy of the long (40 mm) biodegradable polymer coated Indolimus sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in real-world patients with long coronary lesions. Methods. This study was observational, nonrandomized, retrospective, and carried out in real-world patients. A total of 258 patients were enrolled for the treatment of long coronary lesions, with 40 mm Indolimus. The primary endpoints in the study were incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), a miscellany of cardiac death, myocardial infarction (MI), target lesion revascularization (TLR) or target vessel revascularization (TVR), and stent thrombosis (ST) up to 6-month follow-up. Results. The study population included higher proportion of males (74.4%) and average age was 53.2 ± 11.0 years. A total of 278 lesions were intervened successfully with 280 stents. The observed MACE at 6-month follow-up was 2.0%, which included 0.8% cardiac death and 1.2% MI. There were no TLR or TVR and ST observed during 6-month follow-up. Conclusions. The long (40 mm) Indolimus stent demonstrated low MACE rate and was proven to be safe and effective treatment for long lesions in "real-world" patients. PMID:26579328

  15. Clinical Outcomes from Unselected “Real-World” Patients with Long Coronary Lesion Receiving 40 mm Biodegradable Polymer Coated Sirolimus-Eluting Stent

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    Polavarapu, Anurag; Polavarapu, Raghava Sarma; Prajapati, Jayesh; Thakkar, Kamlesh; Raheem, Asif; Mayall, Tamanpreet; Thakkar, Ashok

    2015-01-01

    Background. Long lesions being implanted with drug-eluting stents (DES) are associated with relatively high restenosis rates and higher incidences of adverse events. Objectives. We aimed to examine the safety and efficacy of the long (40 mm) biodegradable polymer coated Indolimus sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in real-world patients with long coronary lesions. Methods. This study was observational, nonrandomized, retrospective, and carried out in real-world patients. A total of 258 patients were enrolled for the treatment of long coronary lesions, with 40 mm Indolimus. The primary endpoints in the study were incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), a miscellany of cardiac death, myocardial infarction (MI), target lesion revascularization (TLR) or target vessel revascularization (TVR), and stent thrombosis (ST) up to 6-month follow-up. Results. The study population included higher proportion of males (74.4%) and average age was 53.2 ± 11.0 years. A total of 278 lesions were intervened successfully with 280 stents. The observed MACE at 6-month follow-up was 2.0%, which included 0.8% cardiac death and 1.2% MI. There were no TLR or TVR and ST observed during 6-month follow-up. Conclusions. The long (40 mm) Indolimus stent demonstrated low MACE rate and was proven to be safe and effective treatment for long lesions in “real-world” patients. PMID:26579328

  16. Designer blood vessels and therapeutic revascularization

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    Berglund, Joseph D; Galis, Zorina S

    2003-01-01

    Inadequate vascular perfusion leads to fatal heart attacks, chronic ulcers, and other serious clinical conditions. The body's capacity to restore vascular perfusion through angiogenesis and arteriogenesis is often impaired by pre-existing disease, and availability of native replacements for nonfunctional arteries is limited in many patients. Thus, recreating blood vessels of various calibres through novel engineering technologies has emerged as a radical option among therapeutic strategies for revascularization. Ranging from artificial, recycled or reassembled natural conduits to sophisticated microdevices, we refer to these as ‘designer blood vessels'. Our common efforts to continuously improve vascular replacement design have provided many clues about our own blood vessels, but nature's ability to create nonthrombogenic, immunocompatible, strong, yet biologically responsive blood vessels remains unparalleled. Just as art reproductions never equal the original masterpiece, designer blood vessels may never attain nature's perfection. Nevertheless, they will provide a valuable option as long as they come close enough and are available to many. PMID:14534146

  17. How Do Hospitals Respond to Market Entry? Evidence from a Deregulated Market for Cardiac Revascularization.

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    Li, Suhui; Dor, Avi

    2015-08-01

    Regulatory entry barriers to hospital service markets, namely Certificate of Need (CON) regulations, are enforced in many US states. Policy makers in other states are considering reinstating CON policies in tandem with service expansions mandated under the Affordable Care Act. Although previous studies examined the volume effects of CON, demand responses to actual entry into local hospital markets are not well understood. In this paper, we empirically examine the demand-augmenting, demand-redistribution, and risk-allocation effects of hospital entry by studying the cardiac revascularization markets in Pennsylvania, a state in which dynamic market entry occurred after repeal of CON in 1996. Results from interrupted time-series analyses indicate demand-augmenting effects for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and business-stealing effects for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures: high entrant market share mitigated the declining incidence of CABG, but it had no significant effect on the rising trend in PCI use, among patients with coronary artery disease. We further find evidence that entry by new cardiac surgery centers tended to sort high-severity patients into the more invasive CABG procedure and low-severity patients into the less invasive PCI procedures. These findings underscore the importance of considering market-level strategic responses by hospitals when regulatory barriers are rescinded. PMID:24990327

  18. Revascularization for Left Anterior Descending Artery Stenosis: A Review of the Evidence That Supports Practice.

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    Kinnaird, Tim; Anderson, Richard; Ossei-Gerning, Nicholas; Mamas, Mamas A; Ludman, Peter; Moat, Neil

    2016-01-01

    Disease of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery is a common pathological finding often combined with disease in other coronary arteries. In this article, we review specifically the evidence (and the guidelines arising from the data) for lesions isolated to the proximal LAD only. Critical review of the data reveals limitations with few trials that reflect contemporary practice. Much of the data are observational rather than from randomized trials, and therefore subject to bias. We identified 2 randomized trials of drug-eluting stents versus left internal mammary artery grafting for isolated lesions of the proximal LAD. One reported no difference in major adverse cardiovascular events, but at an early timepoint (6 months), which is likely to be too early to reveal treatment differences. In the second trial, target lesion revascularization excess was noted in the drug-eluting stent arm. Therefore, at the current time, there are little data available to inform interventional cardiologists as to the best revascularization strategy for isolated lesions of the proximal LAD. Further randomized, controlled trials are needed. PMID:26751264

  19. Coronary artery disease following mediastinal radiation therapy

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    Annest, L.S.; Anderson, R.P.; Li, W.; Hafermann, M.D.

    1983-02-01

    Coronary artery disease occurred in four young men (mean age 41 years) who had received curative irradiation therapy for mediastinal malignancies 12 to 18 (mean 15) years previously. None was at high risk for developing coronary artery disease by Framingham criteria. Angiography demonstrated proximal coronary artery disease with normal distal vessels. Distribution of the lesions correlated with radiation dosimetry in that vessels exposed to higher radiation intensity were more frequently diseased. Three patients had coronary bypass grafting for intractable angina and are asymptomatic at 10 to 43 months. A total of 163 patients underwent mediastinal irradiation for lymphoma or thymoma between 1959 and 1980. Among the 29 who survived 10 or more years, five (18%) developed severe coronary artery disease, implicating thoracic radiotherapy as an important risk factor. Because of the importance of mantle irradiation in the treatment of lymphomas, the prevalence of these neoplasms, and the survival patterns following treatment, many long-term survivors may be at increased risk for the development of coronary artery disease. Recognition of the relationship between radiotherapy and coronary artery disease may lead to earlier diagnosis and more timely intervention. Standard surgical treatment may be particularly beneficial because of the relative youth of most of these patients and because the proximal distribution of typical lesions increases the likelihood of complete revascularization.

  20. Robotic-assisted off-pump sole transmyocardial revascularization: case report.

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    Wehberg, Kurt E; Todd, James C; Julian, J Stephens; Ogburn, Nicholas L; Klopp, Edward H; Buchness, Michael P

    2004-01-01

    Thoracoscopic transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) has been recently demonstrated. We report 2 patients who underwent robotic-assisted thoracoscopic off-pump sole TMR. A 2-inch minimally invasive left anterolateral thoracotomy was made. Pericardial dissection and TMR were performed in an open manner facilitated by improved visualization using voice-activated robotic-assisted thoracoscopy (AESOP, Computer Motion, Santa Barbara, CA, USA). Patient 1 was a 73-year-old man with class IV angina who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) x4 20 years earlier. Cardiac catheterization revealed occluded grafts, no native vessels that were amenable to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or CABG, and an ejection fraction (EF) of 55%. Forty-five Holmium-Yag (CardioGenesis, Foothill Ranch, CA, USA) laser channels were created in the left ventricular wall. Total operating room (OR) time was 93 minutes. He was extubated in the OR and was discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU) in 18 hours and from the hospital on the second postoperative day angina free. Patient 2 was a 48-year-old woman with class IV angina who had undergone CABG x6 3 years earlier but who had persistent chest pain following the revascularization. After 12 cardiac readmissions in 1 year, including multiple PCIs, a recent catheterization showed patent grafts except for the circumflex branches and an EF of 45%. Forty-six channels were created in the left ventricle in a similar fashion. OR time was 62 minutes, ICU time was 20 hours, and postoperative length of stay was 2 days. The patient also was angina free at discharge. This report suggests that robotic-assisted thoracoscopy provides enhanced visualization and efficient delivery during off-pump sole TMR, and this technique may be associated with reduced operative times and improved recovery time. PMID:15138089

  1. The influence of polymorbidity, revascularization, and wound therapy on the healing of arterial ulceration

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    Tautenhahn, Joerg; Lobmann, Ralf; Koenig, Brigitte; Halloul, Zuhir; Lippert, Hans; Buerger, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Objective An ulcer categorized as Fontaine’s stage IV represents a chronic wound, risk factor of arteriosclerosis, and co-morbidities which disturb wound healing. Our objective was to analyze wound healing and to assess potential factors affecting the healing process. Methods 199 patients were included in this 5-year study. The significance levels were determined by chi-squared and log-rank tests. The calculation of patency rate followed the Kaplan-Meier method. Results Mean age and co-morbidities did not differ from those in current epidemiological studies. Of the patients with ulcer latency of more than 13 weeks (up to one year), 40% required vascular surgery. Vascular surgery was not possible for 53 patients and they were treated conservatively. The amputation rate in the conservatively treated group was 37%, whereas in the revascularizated group it was only 16%. Ulcers in patients with revascularization healed in 92% of cases after 24 weeks. In contrast, we found a healing rate of only 40% in the conservatively treated group (p < 0.001). Revascularization appeared more often in diabetic patients (n = 110; p < 0.01) and the wound size and number of infections were elevated (p = 0.03). Among those treated conservatively, wound healing was decelerated (p = 0.01/0.02; χ2 test). Conclusions The success of revascularization, presence of diabetes mellitus, and wound treatment proved to be prognostic factors for wound healing in arterial ulcers. PMID:18827918

  2. Developing practice recommendations for endovascular revascularization for acute ischemic stroke

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    Lazzaro, Marc A.; Alexandrov, Andrei V.; Darkhabani, Ziad; Edgell, Randall C.; English, Joey; Frei, Donald; Jamieson, Dara G.; Janardhan, Vallabh; Janjua, Nazli; Janjua, Rashid M.; Katzan, Irene; Khatri, Pooja; Kirmani, Jawad F.; Liebeskind, David S.; Linfante, Italo; Nguyen, Thanh N.; Saver, Jeffrey L.; Shutter, Lori; Xavier, Andrew; Yavagal, Dileep; Zaidat, Osama O.

    2012-01-01

    Guidelines have been established for the management of acute ischemic stroke; however, specific recommendations for endovascular revascularization therapy are lacking. Burgeoning investigation of endovascular revascularization therapies for acute ischemic stroke, rapid device development, and a diverse training background of the providers performing the procedures underscore the need for practice recommendations. This review provides a concise summary of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology endovascular acute ischemic stroke roundtable meeting. This document was developed to review current clinical efficacy of pharmacologic and mechanical revascularization therapy, selection criteria, periprocedure management, and endovascular time metrics and to highlight current practice patterns. It therefore provides an outline for the future development of multisociety guidelines and recommendations to improve patient selection, procedural management, and organizational strategies for revascularization therapies in acute ischemic stroke. PMID:23008406

  3. Long-term Outcome after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Compared with Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in the Elderly

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    Barsoum, Emad A.; Azab, Basem; Patel, Nileshkumar; Spagnola, Jonathan; Shariff, Masood A.; Kaleem, Umar; Morcus, Rewais; Asti, Deepak; McGinn, Joseph T.; Lafferty, James; McCord, Donald A.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Elderly patients with unstable coronary artery disease (CAD) have better outcomes with coronary revascularization than conservative treatment. With the improvement in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques using drug eluting-stents, this became an attractive option in elderly. Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS-CABG) is a safe and effective alternative to conventional CABG. We aimed to explore the long-term outcomes after PCI vs MICS-CABG in ≥75 year-old patients with severe CAD. Methods: A total of 1454 elderly patients (≥75 year-old patients) underwent coronary artery revascularization between January 2005 and December 2009. Patients were selected in the study if they have one of the Class-I indications for CABG. Groups were divided according to the type of procedure, PCI or MICS-CABG, and 5 year follow-up. Results: Among 175 elderly patients, 109 underwent PCI and 66 had MICS-CABG. There was no significant difference observed in both groups with long-term all-cause mortality (31 PCI vs 21% MICS-CABG, p=0.151) and the overall 5 year survival was similar on Kaplan-Meier curve (Log rank p=0.318). The average length of stay in hospital was significantly shorter in the PCI than in the MICS-CABG group (4.3 vs 7.8 days, p<0.001). Only 4.7% of the PCI group were discharged to rehabilitation facility compared with 43.9% of the MICS-CABG group (p<0.001). The rate of repeat revascularization was significantly higher in the PCI group than in the MICS-CABG group (15 vs 3%, p=0.014). Conclusion: Among elderly patients, long-term all-cause mortality is similar after PCI and MICS-CABG. However, there is a significantly higher rate of repeat revascularization after PCI. PMID:27014373

  4. Endothelial progenitor cell cotransplantation enhances islet engraftment by rapid revascularization.

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    Kang, Shinae; Park, Ho Seon; Jo, Anna; Hong, Shin Hee; Lee, Han Na; Lee, Yeon Yi; Park, Joong Shin; Jung, Hye Seung; Chung, Sung Soo; Park, Kyong Soo

    2012-04-01

    Impaired revascularization of transplanted islets is a critical problem that leads to progressive islet loss. Since endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are known to aid neovascularization, we aimed to enhance islet engraftment by cotransplanting EPCs with islets. Porcine islets, with (islet-EPC group) or without (islet-only group) human cord blood-derived EPCs, were transplanted into diabetic nude mice. The islet-EPC group reached euglycemia by ∼11 days posttransplantation, whereas the islet-only group did not. Also, the islet-EPC group had a higher serum porcine insulin level than the islet-only group. Islets from the islet-EPC group were more rapidly revascularized at the early period of transplantation without increment of final capillary density at the fully revascularized graft. Enhanced revascularization rate in the islet-EPC group was mainly attributed to stimulating vascular endothelial growth factor-A production from the graft. The rapid revascularization by EPC cotransplantation led to better graft perfusion and recovery from hypoxia. EPC cotransplantation was also associated with greater β-cell proliferation, probably by more basement membrane production and hepatocyte growth factor secretion. In conclusion, cotransplantation of EPCs and islets induces better islet engraftment by enhancing the rate of graft revascularization. These findings might provide a directly applicable tool to enhance the efficacy of islet transplantation in clinical practice. PMID:22362173

  5. [Revascularization of the carotid and vertebral arteries in the elderly].

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    Illuminati, G; Bezzi, M; D'Urso, A; Giacobbi, D; Ceccanei, G; Vietri, F

    2004-01-01

    From January 1994 to July 2004, 323 patients underwent 348 revascularization of carotid bifurcation for atherosclerotic stenoses. Eighty eight patients (group A) were 75 year-old or older, whereas 235 (group B) were younger than 75 years. Postoperative mortality/neurologic morbidity rate was 1% in group A, and 1.4% in group B. At 5 years, patency and freedom from symptoms/stroke were, respectively, 91% and 92% in group A, and 89% and 91% in group B. None of these differences was statistically significant. In the same time period, 26 internal carotid arteries were revascularized in 24 patients, 75 or more aged, for a symptomatic kinking. Postoperative mortality/morbidity rate was absent, whereas, at 5 years, patency and freedom from symptoms/stroke were, respectively, 88% and 92%. Twelve vertebral arteries were revascularized in 12 patients, 75 or more aged, for invalidating symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Postoperative mortality/neurologic morbidity rate was absent. In one case postoperative recurrence of symptoms occurred, despite a patent revascularization. Patency and freedom from symptoms/stroke were 84% and 75%, at 5 years. Revascularization of carotid and vertebral arteries in the elderly can be accomplished with good results, superposable to those of standard revascularization of carotid bifurcation in a younger patients' population. PMID:15803810

  6. Coronary Angiography

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    ... OG-rah-fee) is a test that uses dye and special x rays to show the insides ... the coronary arteries. Overview During coronary angiography, special dye is released into the bloodstream. The dye makes ...

  7. Predictors and Outcomes of Routine Versus Optimal Medical Therapy in Stable Coronary Heart Disease.

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    Chun, Soohun; Qiu, Feng; Austin, Peter C; Ko, Dennis T; Mamdani, Muhammad; Wijeysundera, Duminda N; Czarnecki, Andrew; Bennell, Maria C; Wijeysundera, Harindra C

    2015-09-01

    Although randomized studies have shown optimal medical therapy (OMT) to be as efficacious as revascularization in stable coronary heart disease (CHD), the application of OMT in routine practice is suboptimal. We sought to understand the predictors of receiving OMT in stable CHD and its impact on clinical outcomes. All patients with stable CHD based on coronary angiography from October 2008 to September 2011 were identified in Ontario, Canada. OMT was defined as concurrent use of ? blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker, and statin. Aspirin use was not part of the OMT definition because of database limitations. Multivariable hierarchical logistic models identified predictors of OMT in the 12months after angiography. Cox proportional hazard models with time-varying covariates for OMT and revascularization status examined differences in death and nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI). In these models, patients transitioned among 4 mutually exclusive treatment groups: no OMT and no revascularization, no OMT and revascularization, OMT and no revascularization, OMT and revascularization. Our cohort had 20,663 patients. Over a mean period of 2.5years, 8.7% had died. Only 61% received OMT within 12months. The strongest predictor of receiving OMT at 12months was OMT before the angiogram (odds ratio 14.40, 95% confidence interval [CI] 13.17 to 15.75, p <0.001). Relative to no OMT and nonrevascularized patients, patients on OMT and revascularized had the greatest reduction in mortality (hazard ratio 0.52, 95% CI 0.45 to 0.60, p <0.001) and nonfatal MI (hazard ratio 0.74, 95% CI 0.64 to 0.84, p<0.001). In conclusion, our study highlights the low rate of OMT in stable CHD. Patients who received both OMT and revascularization achieved the greatest reduction in mortality and nonfatal MI. PMID:26119653

  8. The present day potential role of fractional flow reserve-guided coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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    Casselman, Filip; Van der Merwe, Johan; Ferrara, Angela; Barbato, Emanuele

    2016-04-01

    The favorable impact of fractional flow reserve measurements on the decision-making and overall outcomes of percutaneous coronary artery intervention is well established. However, the clinical application of fractional flow reserve in surgical revascularizations is still debated. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive review on the current potential role of fractional flow reserve guidance in coronary artery bypass grafting. PMID:26806476

  9. The long-term outcome of hepatic artery thrombosis after liver transplantation in children: role of urgent revascularization.

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    Ackermann, O; Branchereau, S; Franchi-Abella, S; Pariente, D; Chevret, L; Debray, D; Jacquemin, E; Gauthier, F; Hill, C; Bernard, O

    2012-06-01

    Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT), one of the most severe complications of pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), often compromises graft and/or child survival. Of 590 OLT performed in 516 children over a 20-year period, 45 were complicated by early HAT, during the first 2 weeks after transplantation. Systematic Doppler ultrasonographic detection of HAT allowed successful surgical revascularization in 19 instances, resulting in a 20-year graft survival rate of 77% versus 24% of cases when revascularization was not attempted or failed. A combination of surgical emergency revascularization, biliary interventional radiology, biliary surgery and/or retransplantation resulted in an 80% 20-year patient survival rate, identical to that of transplanted children who did not experience early HAT. The majority of long-term survivors with their initial graft had normal liver tests, no biliary dilation on ultrasonography and minimal or moderate fibrosis on liver histology. A failed attempt at revascularization did not significantly alter patient survival. Despite these encouraging results, for the children and their parents to overcome the entire process in terms of reoperations, repeated radiological interventions, number of hospitalizations and emotional stress, remains an ordeal of such magnitude that it justifies renewed efforts to progress in the prevention of this complication. PMID:22390346

  10. Endothelial progenitor cells and revascularization following stroke.

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    Ma, Feifei; Morancho, Anna; Montaner, Joan; Rosell, Anna

    2015-10-14

    Brain injury after ischemia induces the mobilization of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), a population of bone marrow-derived cells with angio-vasculogenic capabilities. These cells have been also tested in pre-clinical models and proposed for neurorepair therapy aiming to treat patients in the delayed phases of stroke disease. Promising results in the pre-clinical field encourage the translation into a clinical therapeutic approach. In this review, we will describe EPCs actions for enhanced revascularization and neurorepair, which on one hand are by their direct incorporation into new vascular networks/structures or by direct cell-cell interactions with other brain cells, but also to indirect cell-cell communication thorough EPCs secreted growth factors. All these actions contribute to potentiate neurovascular remodeling and neurorepair. The data presented in this review encourages for a deep understanding of the mechanisms of the cross-talks between EPCs and other brain and progenitor cells, which deserves additional investigations and efforts that may lead to new EPCs-based therapies for stroke patients. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled SI: Cell Interactions In Stroke. PMID:25725381

  11. Clinical comparison of percutaneous coronary intervention with domestic drug-eluting stents versus off pump coronary artery bypass grafting in unprotected left main coronary artery disease

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    Yin, Yong; Xin, Xingli; Geng, Tao; Xu, Zesheng

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The aim of our study was to compare the clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with domestic drug-eluting stents (DES) and off pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for the treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease. Methods: A total of 227 patients with ULMCA disease and underwent revascularization was included. One hundred and six patients were treated with PCI with domestic DES implantation and 121 patients with off pump CABG. Clinical outcomes with respect to the major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) including death any cause, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and target vessel revascularization (TVR) during hospitalization and at 12-month follow-up were recorded. Results: There was no significant difference between the domestic DES and off pump CABG groups in the risk of death, non-fatal MI, stroke, and TVR during hospitalization and at 12-month follow-up. Overall in-hospital MACCE in PCI versus CABG was 0.94% versus 5.78% (P<0.05). The overall MACCE at 12-month follow up in PCI versus CABG was in 3.77% versus 3.31% (P>0.05). Conclusions: Domestic DES is feasible and safety in the treatment of ULMCA lesions. When compared with off-pump CABG, domestic DES achieved similar completeness of revascularization, similar in-hospital and 12-month follow-up outcomes. A longer follow-up is needed. PMID:26550424

  12. Physiologic assessment of coronary artery fistula

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    Gupta, N.C.; Beauvais, J. )

    1991-01-01

    Coronary artery fistula is an uncommon clinical entity. The most common coronary artery fistula is from the right coronary artery to the right side of the heart, and it is less frequent to the pulmonary artery. The effect of a coronary artery fistula may be physiologically significant because of the steal phenomenon resulting in coronary ischemia. Based on published reports, it is recommended that patients with congenital coronary artery fistulas be considered candidates for elective surgical correction to prevent complications including development of congestive heart failure, angina, subacute bacterial endocarditis, myocardial infarction, and coronary aneurysm formation with rupture or embolization. A patient is presented in whom treadmill-exercise thallium imaging was effective in determining the degree of coronary steal from a coronary artery fistula, leading to successful corrective surgery.

  13. Angiotensin type I receptor blockade in conjunction with enhanced Akt activation restores coronary collateral growth in the metabolic syndrome

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    Jadhav, Rashmi; Dodd, Tracy; Smith, Erika; Bailey, Erin; DeLucia, Angelo L.; Russell, James C.; Madison, Rowan; Potter, Barry; Walsh, Kenneth; Jo, Hanjoong

    2011-01-01

    We have previously demonstrated that Akt was required for repetitive ischemia (RI)-induced coronary collateral growth (CCG) in healthy rats but was not activated by RI in the metabolic syndrome (JCR:LA-cp rats) where CCG was impaired. Here we hypothesized that failure of angiotensin type I receptor (AT1R) blockers to restore Akt activation is a key determinant of their inability to completely restore CCG in the metabolic syndrome. Therefore, we investigated whether adenovirus-mediated delivery of constitutively active Akt (MyrAkt-Adv) in conjunction with AT1R blockade (candesartan) was able to restore RI-induced CCG in JCR:LA-cp rats. Successful myocardial MyrAkt-Adv delivery was confirmed by a >80% transduction efficiency and an approximately fourfold increase in Akt expression and activation. CCG was assessed by myocardial blood flow measurements in the normal and collateral-dependent zones. MyrAkt-Adv alone significantly increased RI-induced CCG in JCR:LA-cp rats (∼30%), but it completely restored CCG in conjunction with administration of candesartan. In contrast, dominant negative Akt (DN-Akt-Adv) reversed the beneficial effect of candesartan on CCG in JCR:LA-cp rats. We conclude that optimal restoration of coronary collateral growth in JCR:LA-cp rats requires a combination of AT1R blockade with constitutive Akt activation. These findings may carry implications for metabolic syndrome patients in need of coronary revascularization. PMID:21335466

  14. Flying solo: a single year-single surgeon community hospital replantation/ revascularization experience.

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    Isenberg, J Scott

    2002-08-01

    A recent 12-month review of the emergent replantation/revascularization experience of a solo practice microsurgeon in a community hospital environment is presented. A total of 67 digits and/or hands/limbs were operated on in 51 patients with a success rate of 87 percent. There were nine failures, all in digits with crush-avulsion etiologies. These results support the position that the single microsurgeon practicing in a community hospital environment can provide levels of care for patients with amputated or devascularized digits and parts comparable to tertiary medical centers. PMID:12177817

  15. Free-floating left atrial ball thrombus after mitral valve replacement with patent coronary artery bypass grafts: successful removal by a right minithoracotomy approach without aortic cross-clamp.

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    Hisatomi, Kazuki; Hashizume, Koji; Tanigawa, Kazuyoshi; Miura, Takashi; Matsukuma, Seiji; Yokose, Shogo; Kitamura, Tessho; Shimada, Takashi; Eishi, Kiyoyuki

    2016-06-01

    A free-floating thrombus in the left atrium without attachment to either the atrial wall or the mitral valve is extremely rare. We describe a case in a 79-year-old woman with chronic atrial fibrillation and a recent stroke who had undergone mitral valve replacement 25 years previously and coronary artery bypass grafting 5 years previously. Redo cardiac surgery represents a clinical challenge due to a higher rate of peri-operative morbidity and mortality. Median re-sternotomy can be particularly difficult in patients with functioning coronary artery grafts, where the risk of graft injury is a significant concern. Prompt surgical intervention was carried out, and to avoid the challenge of re-sternotomy in this patient with two prior thoracotomies, we successfully removed the thrombus by a right minithoracotomy approach without aortic cross-clamping. There was no postoperative occurrence of a new stroke or aggravation of the pre-existing stroke. PMID:25098689

  16. Transthoracic Median Arcuate Ligament Release and Mesenteric Revascularization.

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    Criado, Enrique

    2016-05-01

    Surgical revascularization for chronic or acute mesenteric ischemia is often technically challenging. In many instances, because of the presence of hostile abdominal conditions or the lack of adequate intra-abdominal arterial inflow sources, alternative surgical approaches that avoid the abdomen and use a more proximal source of arterial inflow are necessary. In these situations, a bypass from the descending or ascending thoracic aorta to the mesenteric vessels may be the only viable option. However, the standard thoracoabdominal approach for mesenteric revascularization carries an extensive surgical insult, and in some situations, this approach does not obviate hostile abdominal pathology. We here describe a transthoracic surgical technique that allows antegrade celiac and mesenteric revascularization without a thoracoabdominal incision. This approach facilitates the easy transection of the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm and, when needed, resection of the celiac autonomic ganglia. The transthoracic mesenteric revascularization is less invasive than a thoracoabdominal approach, whereas allowing a similar antegrade, short bypass to the mesenteric vessels from the descending thoracic aorta equal to that done through a thoracoabdominal exposure. This procedure provides a superb approach for the treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome, and an excellent alternative for mesenteric revascularization when avoidance of the abdomen is advisable. PMID:26965817

  17. Successful treatment of a case of acute myocardial infarction due to type A aortic dissection by coronary artery stenting: A case report

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    WANG, ZHENG-GUI; ZHAO, WEI; SHEN, BO-TAO; ZHENG, YANG; LIU, QUAN

    2015-01-01

    Acute type A aortic dissection (AD) has been recognized as a potentially life threatening condition, which sometimes involves the ostium of the coronary artery and may lead to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In patients with acute type A AD presenting with clinical signs of AMI, it is crucial to establish the diagnosis rapidly in order to proceed with the correct treatment. The present study reports the diagnosis of a rare case of acute type A AD with the typical presentation of acute inferior MI and cardiogenic shock, which was accidentally diagnosed during catheterization and treated by right coronary ostial occlusion stenting, allowing for further surgical interventions. PMID:26622389

  18. Simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass graft and nephrectomy.

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    Dedeilias, Panagiotis; Roussakis, Antonios; Koletsis, Efstratios N; Kouerinis, Ilias; Balaka, Christina; Apostolakis, Efstratios; Malovrouvas, Dimitrios

    2008-01-01

    We report the one-stage surgical management of a 68-year-old patient with renal cell carcinoma and serious hematuria combined with coronary artery disease and unstable angina. After the accomplishment of coronary revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass, we proceeded to nephrectomy and resection of the renal tumor at the same time. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and at 17 months of follow-up, the patient showed no signs of recurrence. To the best of our knowledge, such a case has never been reported before in the literature. PMID:19017005

  19. The MGuard coronary stent: safety, efficacy, and clinical utility

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    Gracida, Montserrat; Romaguera, Rafael; Jacobi, Francisco; Gómez-Hospital, Joan A; Cequier, Angel

    2015-01-01

    Atheromatous and thrombotic embolization during percutaneous coronary revascularization is a feared complication that may cause impaired myocardial reperfusion even with a patent epicardial vessel. The MGuard stent is a cobalt chromium bare metal stent with a porous net attached to its outer surface that has been designed to prevent thrombus fragmentation and distal embolization during stent implantation. This review summarizes the available evidence supporting the use of the MGuard stent in different scenarios such as lesions with high thrombus burden, saphenous vein graft interventions, coronary perforations, or carotid lesions. PMID:26425097

  20. Invasive Testing for Coronary Artery Disease: FFR, IVUS, OCT, NIRS.

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    Groves, Elliott M; Seto, Arnold H; Kern, Morton J

    2016-01-01

    Coronary angiography is the gold standard for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and guides revascularization strategies. The emergence of new diagnostic modalities has provided clinicians with adjunctive physiologic and image-based data to help formulate treatment strategies. Fractional flow reserve can predict whether percutaneous intervention will benefit a patient. Intravascular ultrasonography and optical coherence tomography are intracoronary imaging modalities that facilitate the anatomic visualization of the vessel lumen and characterize plaques. Near-infrared spectroscopy can characterize plaque composition and potentially provide valuable prognostic information. This article reviews the indications, basic technology, and supporting clinical studies for these modalities. PMID:26567976

  1. Coronary intravascular ultrasound: diagnostic and interventional applications.

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    Nissen, S E; De Franco, A C; Tuzcu, E M; Moliterno, D J

    1995-05-01

    Recent advances in microelectronic and piezoelectric technology have permitted development of miniaturized ultrasound devices capable of real-time tomographic intravascular imaging. Initial studies have successfully employed intravascular ultrasound to augment angiography in both diagnostic and therapeutic catheterization. The cross-sectional perspective of intravascular ultrasound appears to be ideally suited for precision measurements of luminal diameter and cross-sectional area. In addition, ultrasound improves assessment of problem lesions such as ostial stenoses or disease at bifurcations. Intravascular imaging provides unique, detailed cross-sectional images of the arterial wall not previously obtainable in vivo by any other technique and is more sensitive than angiography in detecting atherosclerosis. Intravascular ultrasound images of atherosclerotic wall abnormalities have the potential to augment greatly the understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of coronary disease. For interventional applications, ultrasound analysis of lesion characteristics offers many potential advantages. Evaluation of the normal reference segment used for device sizing constitutes an important emerging application for intravascular imaging. After the procedure, intravascular ultrasound often yields smaller luminal size measurements than angiography and greater of stenosis. These differences probably reflect augmentation of the apparent angiographic diameter by extraluminal contrast within cracks, fissures or dissection planes. New ultrasound instruments under development combine an imaging transducer with an interventional device, permitting on-line guidance during the procedure. Although the clinical value of routine ultrasound imaging before or after mechanical revascularization has not been tested by randomized trials, it seems likely that this new imaging modality will provide valuable insights into diverse phenomena such as abrupt occlusion and restenosis. Accordingly, we anticipate a continuing role for this modality in cardiovascular interventional therapy. PMID:7655722

  2. Diabetes is a predictor of coronary artery stenosis in patients hospitalized with heart failure.

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    Kosuga, Tsuneharu; Komukai, Kimiaki; Miyanaga, Satoru; Kubota, Takeyuki; Nakata, Kotaro; Suzuki, Kenichiro; Yamada, Takayuki; Yoshida, Jun; Kimura, Haruka; Yoshimura, Michihiro

    2016-05-01

    In patients with heart failure, coronary artery disease is the most common underlying heart disease, and is associated with increased mortality. However, estimating the presence or absence of coronary artery disease in patients with heart failure is sometimes difficult without coronary imaging. We reviewed 155 consecutive patients hospitalized with heart failure who underwent coronary angiography. The patients were divided into two groups: patients with (N = 59) and without (N = 96) coronary artery stenosis. The clinical characteristics and blood sampling data were compared between the two groups. The patients with coronary artery stenosis were older than those without. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM), dyslipidemia and a history of revascularization was higher in the patients with coronary artery stenosis. Patients with coronary artery stenosis tended to have wall motion asynergy more frequently than those without. On the other hand, the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) was lower in patients with coronary artery stenosis. The serum hemoglobin level and estimated glomerular filtration rate were lower in patients with coronary artery stenosis than in those without. In the multivariate analysis, DM (odds ratio 3.517, 95 % CI 1.601-7.727) was found to be the only the predictor of the presence of coronary artery stenosis in patients with heart failure. In conclusion, coronary imaging is strongly recommended for heart failure patients with DM to confirm the presence of coronary artery stenosis. PMID:25822806

  3. Change in enrollment patterns, patient selection, and clinical outcomes with the availability of drug-eluting stents in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes trial

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    Shah, Binita; Srinivas, Vankeepuram S.; Lu, Jiang; Brooks, Maria M.; Bates, Eric R.; Nedeljkovic, Zoran S.; Escobedo, Jorge; Das, Gladwin S.; Lopez, John J.; Feit, Frederick

    2013-01-01

    Background In the BARI 2D trial, patients with type 2 diabetes and stable coronary artery disease were randomized to prompt revascularization versus intensive medical therapy (IMT). This analysis sought to evaluate how the availability of drug-eluting stents (DESs) has changed practice and outcomes. Methods In BARI 2D, 1,605 patients were in the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)–intended stratum. As DES became available midway through recruitment, we report clinical outcomes among patients who underwent IMT versus prompt PCI with bare-metal stents (BMSs) or DES up to 4 years. Results In North America, after DES became available, selection for the PCI-intended stratum increased from 73% to 79% (P = .003). Fewer BMS than DES patients had total occlusions treated or underwent rotational atherectomy (5.6% vs 9.7%, P = .02, and 1.2% vs 3.7%, P < .01, respectively). Subsequent revascularization (IMT 39%, BMS 29%, DES 21%, P < .01) and target vessel revascularization (BMS 16.1% vs DES 9.6%, P = .03) were lower with DES. Angina at 2 years tended to be less common with DES (IMT 39%, BMS 37%, DES 29%, P = .04, for 3 groups, P = .07 for DES vs BMS). The composite of death, myocardial infarction, or stroke was IMT 16.0%, BMS 20.5%, DES 17.5%; P = .80. Conclusions When DES became available in North America, patients were more likely to be selected into the PCI-intended stratum. Compared with patients receiving BMS, those receiving DES tended to have less target vessel revascularization and angina. PMID:24016502

  4. Fractional flow reserve derived from coronary CT angiography in stable coronary disease: a new standard in non-invasive testing?

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    Nørgaard, B L; Jensen, J M; Leipsic, J

    2015-08-01

    Fractional flow reserve (FFR) measured during invasive coronary angiography is the gold standard for lesion-specific decisions on coronary revascularization in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Current guidelines recommend non-invasive functional or anatomic testing as a gatekeeper to the catheterization laboratory. However, the "holy grail" in non-invasive testing of CAD is to establish a single test that quantifies both coronary lesion severity and the associated ischemia. Most evidence to date of such a test is based on the addition of computational analysis of FFR to the anatomic information obtained from standard-acquired coronary CTA data sets at rest (FFRCT). This review summarizes the clinical evidence for the use of FFRCT in stable CAD in context to the diagnostic performance of other non-invasive testing modalities. Key Points • The process of selecting appropriate patients for invasive coronary angiography is inadequate • Invasive fractional flow reserve is the standard for assessing coronary lesion-specific ischemia • Fractional flow reserve may be derived from standard coronary CT angiography (FFR CT ) • FFR CT provides high diagnostic performance in stable coronary artery disease. PMID:25680721

  5. Variations in right and left coronary blood flow in man with and without occlusive coronary disease.

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    Asokan, S K; Fraser, R C; Kolbeck, R C; Frank, M J

    1975-01-01

    The relation of angiographically recognized coronary occlusion to regional myocardial blood flow has not been studied adequately in spite of its clinical significance. This is particularly important, as revascularization procedures, based on angiographic studies, are being performed with increasing frequency. To compare the severity of reduction in flow to the severity of coronary occlusion, regional myocardial blood flow (85-Kr washout) was measured in 34 patients. Selective coronary anteriograms were obtained using the Sones technique, and occlusions were graded as a percentage of luminal diameter. Of 26 right coronary arteries for which satisfactory arteriograms and coronary blood flow measurements were obtained, 16 were normal and 10 had significant stenosis (greater than 50%). Dominant right coronary arteries appeared to have high flows (67 plus or minus 6 ml min-minus1 per 100 g muscle) and a greater incidence of occlusion (10 of 20) than nondominant arteries, which had less flow (41 plus or minus 2 ml min-minus1 per 100 g muscle) and a lower incidence of occlusion (1 of 8). Coronary blood flow in 16 normal left coronary arteries was 84 plus or minus 5 ml min-minus1 per 100 g muscle and in 15 with 50 per cent or greater occlusion, 68 plus or minus 3 ml min-minus1 per 100 g muscle. Though coronary blood flow appeared reduced when lesions of both the right and left coronary arteries were present, a critical reduction was seen only when occlusion was greater than 90 per cent. Images PMID:1148058

  6. Myocardial Viability and Revascularization: Current Understanding and Future Directions.

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    Patel, Pavan; Ivanov, Alexander; Ramasubbu, Kumudha

    2016-06-01

    The initial observation of functional recovery in dysfunctional myocardium following revascularization led to the introduction of the concept of hibernating myocardium. Since then, the pathophysiologic basis of hibernating myocardium has been well described. Multiple imaging modalities have been utilized to prospectively detect viable myocardium and thus predict its functional recovery following revascularization. It has been hypothesized that viability imaging will be instrumental in the selection of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy likely to benefit from revascularization. Multiple observational studies built a large body of evidence supporting this concept. However, data from prospective studies failed to substantiate utility of viability testing. This review aims to summarize the current literature and describe the role of viability imaging in current clinical practice as well as future directions. PMID:27115143

  7. Management of a Nonvital Young Permanent Tooth by Pulp Revascularization

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    Chandran, Vidya; Sivadas, G

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT% This report presents the case of a 10-year-old patient with a nonvital young permanent tooth which was managed by pulp revascularization. Following disinfection of the canal by irrigation with NaOCl and use of a triantibiotic paste, a scaffold was created by inducing the formation of a blood clot within the canal. At the subsequent follow-up visits, the patient was asymptomatic, with normal response to percussion, normal periodontal probing depths, and no abnormal mobility. The radiographs showed evidence of continued apical root development with increase in root length, signs of apical closure and increase in thickness of dentinal walls. Thus, this case adds to the growing evidence supporting the revascularization approach as an option for management of nonvital young permanent teeth. How to cite this article: Chandran V, Chacko V, Sivadas G. Management of a Nonvital Young Permanent Tooth by Pulp Revascularization. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014;7(3):213-216. PMID:25709305

  8. Calpains and Coronary Vascular Disease.

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    Potz, Brittany A; Sabe, Ashraf A; Abid, M Ruhul; Sellke, Frank W

    2016-01-01

    Despite many advances in percutaneous and surgical interventions in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD), up to one-third of patients are still either not candidates or receive suboptimal revascularization. Calpains are a class of calcium-activated non-lysosomal cysteine proteases that serve as a proteolytic unit for cellular homeostasis. Uncontrolled activation of calpain has been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of myocardial reperfusion injury, cardiac hypertrophy, myocardial stunning and cardiac ischemia. Inhibition of calpains has been shown to significantly attenuate myocardial stunning and reduced infarct size after ischemia-reperfusion. Calpain inhibition therefore serves as a potential medical therapy for patients suffering from a number of diseases, including CAD. PMID:26489456

  9. Improving coronary artery bypass graft durability: use of the external saphenous vein graft support.

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    Ferrari, Enrico; von Segesser, Ludwig; Berdajs, Denis

    2015-01-01

    Coronary bypass grafting remains the best option for patients suffering from multivessel coronary artery disease, and the saphenous vein is used as an additional conduit for multiple complete revascularizations. However, the long-term vein graft durability is poor, with almost 75% of occluded grafts after 10 years. To improve the durability, the concept of an external supportive structure was successfully developed during the last years: the eSVS Mesh device (Kips Bay Medical) is an external support for vein graft made of weft-knitted nitinol wire into a tubular form with an approximate length of 24 cm and available in three diameters (3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 mm). The device is placed over the outer wall of the vein and carefully deployed to cover the full length of the graft. The mesh is flexible for full adaptability to the heart anatomy and is intended to prevent kinking and dilatation of the vein in addition to suppressing the intima hyperplasia induced by the systemic blood pressure. The device is designed to reduce the vein diameter of about 15-20% at most to prevent the vein radial expansion induced by the arterial blood pressure, and the intima hyperplasia leading to the graft failure. We describe the surgical technique for preparing the vein graft with the external saphenous vein graft support (eSVS Mesh) and we share our preliminary clinical results. PMID:25976117

  10. "Lower limbs revascularization from supraceliac and thoracic aorta".

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    Wistuba, Mariel Riedemann; Alonso-Pérez, Manuel; Al-Sibbai, Amer Zanabili; González-Gay, Mario; Alvarez Marcos, Francisco; Camblor, Lino A; Llaneza-Coto, José Manuel

    2015-07-01

    Revascularization of femoral arteries from descending thoracic or supraceliac aorta is an uncommon procedure, in part because of the popularization of the technically easier extra-anatomic bypasses. However, using those aortic levels as the source of the bypass inflow is a useful alternative in selected patients with aortoiliac disease, with excellent results. We report long-term results in 4 patients with revascularization from thoracic aorta and another 2 cases from aorta at supraceliac level. This technique should be considered as a good alternative in patients with adverse abdominal conditions or with a severely diseased infrarenal aorta due to heavy calcification. PMID:25771745

  11. [From risk factors to symptomatic coronary artery disease. Update cardiology 2001/2002--part I].

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    Fries, Roland; Böhm, Michael

    2003-04-15

    The cardiovascular continuum describes the way from risk factors to atherosclerosis, acute cardiovascular events (unstable angina and myocardial infarction), and development of terminal heart failure and its complications. Following this way, advances are reported in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, in noninvasive diagnostics and revascularization of coronary artery disease, and in new therapeutic options of acute myocardial infarction. The following issues are reported in detail: (1) significance of statins, inhibition of platelet aggregation and vitamins in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, (2) comparison of the angiotensin receptor blocker losartan and the beta-blocker atenolol in hypertension (LIFE study), (3) magnetic resonance angiography for the detection of coronary stenoses, (4) advantages and disadvantages of operative and interventional coronary revascularization considering elderly patients and sirolimus-eluting stents, and (5) efficacy of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition and low molecular weight heparin in acute myocardial infarction. PMID:12715145

  12. Effect of stents in reducing restenosis in small coronary arteries: a meta-analysis.

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    Vaitkus, Paul T

    2004-08-01

    The ability of stents to reduce restenosis was established in larger coronary arteries. Clinical trials of stenting in smaller vessels have yielded conflicting results due in part to their sample sizes. The aim of this meta-analysis was to increase the statistical power by pooling data from these clinical trials. Trials were identified from Medline search, review of recent cardiology meetings' abstracts, and manual review of bibliographies. Studies were included if they were prospective randomized controlled trials. Endpoints examined included a dichotomized definition of angiographic restenosis, target lesion revascularization (TLR), target vessel revascularization (TVR), or any repeat revascularization. Pooling of data was performed by calculating a Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio (OR). The analysis included 2,598 patients enrolled in eight clinical trials. Stenting significantly reduced restenosis (OR = 0.62; 95% CI = 0.61-0.63). Concordantly, stenting reduced TLR (OR = 0.49), TVR (OR = 0.90), and any revascularization (OR = 0.48). This meta-analysis supports the hypothesis that stenting reduces restenosis in small coronary arteries as well as in larger coronary arteries. The apparent discordant result of individual clinical trials was due in part to underpowering related to small sample sizes. PMID:15274148

  13. Postischemic revascularization: from cellular and molecular mechanisms to clinical applications.

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    Silvestre, Jean-Sébastien; Smadja, David M; Lévy, Bernard I

    2013-10-01

    After the onset of ischemia, cardiac or skeletal muscle undergoes a continuum of molecular, cellular, and extracellular responses that determine the function and the remodeling of the ischemic tissue. Hypoxia-related pathways, immunoinflammatory balance, circulating or local vascular progenitor cells, as well as changes in hemodynamical forces within vascular wall trigger all the processes regulating vascular homeostasis, including vasculogenesis, angiogenesis, arteriogenesis, and collateral growth, which act in concert to establish a functional vascular network in ischemic zones. In patients with ischemic diseases, most of the cellular (mainly those involving bone marrow-derived cells and local stem/progenitor cells) and molecular mechanisms involved in the activation of vessel growth and vascular remodeling are markedly impaired by the deleterious microenvironment characterized by fibrosis, inflammation, hypoperfusion, and inhibition of endogenous angiogenic and regenerative programs. Furthermore, cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes, and aging, constitute a deleterious macroenvironment that participates to the abrogation of postischemic revascularization and tissue regeneration observed in these patient populations. Thus stimulation of vessel growth and/or remodeling has emerged as a new therapeutic option in patients with ischemic diseases. Many strategies of therapeutic revascularization, based on the administration of growth factors or stem/progenitor cells from diverse sources, have been proposed and are currently tested in patients with peripheral arterial disease or cardiac diseases. This review provides an overview from our current knowledge regarding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in postischemic revascularization, as well as advances in the clinical application of such strategies of therapeutic revascularization. PMID:24137021

  14. Intravascular Ultrasound to Guide Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

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    2006-01-01

    Executive Summary Objective The objective of this health technology policy assessment was to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as an adjunctive imaging tool to coronary angiography for guiding percutaneous coronary interventions. Background Intravascular Ultrasound Intravascular ultrasound is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to acquire 3-dimensional images from the lumen of a blood vessel. The equipment for performing IVUS consists of a percutaneous transducer catheter and a console for reconstructing images. IVUS has been used to study the structure of the arterial wall and nature of atherosclerotic plaques, and obtain measurements of the vessel lumen. Its role in guiding stent placement is also being investigated. IVUS is presently not an insured health service in Ontario. Clinical Need Coronary artery disease accounts for approximately 55% of cardiovascular deaths, the leading cause of death in Canada. In Ontario, the annual mortality rate due to ischemic heart disease was 141.8 per 100,000 population between 1995 and 1997. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a less invasive approach to treating coronary artery disease, is used more frequently than coronary bypass surgery in Ontario. The number of percutaneous coronary intervention procedures funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is expected to increase from approximately 17, 780 in 2004/2005 to 22,355 in 2006/2007 (an increase of 26%), with about 95% requiring the placement of one or more stents. Restenosis following percutaneous coronary interventions involving bare metal stents occurs in 15% to 30% of the cases, mainly because of smooth muscle proliferation and migration, and production of extracellular matrix. In-stent restenosis has been linked to suboptimal stent expansion and inadequate lesion coverage, while stent thrombosis has been attributed to incomplete stent-to-vessel wall apposition. Since coronary angiography (the imaging tool used to guide stent placement) has been shown to be inaccurate in assessing optimal stent placement, and IVUS can provide better views of the vessel lumen, the clinical utility of IVUS as an imaging tool adjunctive to coronary angiography in coronary intervention procedures has been explored in clinical studies. Method A systematic review was conducted to answer the following questions: What are the procedure-related complications associated with IVUS? Does IVUS used in conjunction with angiography to guide percutaneous interventions improve patient outcomes compared to angiographic guidance without IVUS? Who would benefit most in terms of clinical outcomes from the use of IVUS adjunctive to coronary angiography in guiding PCIs? What is the effectiveness of IVUS guidance in the context of drug-eluting stents? What is the cost-effectiveness ratio and budget impact of adjunctive IVUS in PCIs in Ontario? A systematic search of databases OVID MEDLINE, EMBASE, MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, The Cochrane Library, and the International Agency for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) database for the period beginning in May 2001 until the day of the search, November 4, 2005 yielded 2 systematic reviews, 1 meta-analysis, 6 randomized controlled trials, and 2 non-randomized studies on left main coronary arteries. The quality of the studies ranged from moderate to high. These reports were combined with reports from a previous systematic review for analysis. In addition to qualitative synthesis, pooled analyses of data from randomized controlled studies using a random effect model in the Cochrane Review Manager 4.2 software were conducted when possible. Findings of Literature Review & Analysis Safety Intravascular ultrasound appears to be a safe tool when used in coronary interventions. Periprocedural complications associated with the use of IVUS in coronary interventions ranged from 0.5% in the largest study to 4%. Coronary rupture was reported in 1 study (1/54). Other complications included prolonged spasms of the artery after stenting, dissection, and femoral aneurysm. Effectiveness Based on pooled analyses of data from randomized controlled studies, the use of intravascular ultrasound adjunctive to coronary intervention in percutaneous coronary interventions using bare metal stents yielded the following findings: For lesions predominantly at low risk of restenosis: There were no significant differences in preintervention angiographic minimal lumen diameter between the IVUS-guided and angiography-guided groups. IVUS guidance resulted in a significantly larger mean postintervention angiographic minimal lumen diameter (weighted mean difference of 0.11 mm, P = .0003) compared to angiographic guidance alone. The benefit in angiographic minimal lumen diameter from IVUS guidance was not maintained at 6-month follow-up, when no significant difference in angiographic minimal lumen diameter could be detected between the two arms (weighted mean difference 0.08, P = .13). There were no statistically significant differences in angiographic binary restenosis rates between IVUS-guidance and no IVUS guidance (Odds ratio [OR] 0.87 in favour of IVUS, 95% Confidence Interval [CI] [0.64–1.18], P = 0.37). IVUS guidance resulted in a reduction in the odds of target lesion revascularization (repeat percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary bypass graft) compared to angiographic guidance alone. The reduction was statistically significant at a follow-up period of 6 months to 1 year, and at a follow-up period of 18 month to 2 years (OR 0.52 in favour of IVUS, 95% CI [0.33–0.81], P = .004). Total revascularization rate (either target lesion or target vessel revascularization) was significantly lower for IVUS-guided patients at 18 months to 2.5 years after intervention (OR 0.43 in favour of IVUS, 95% CI [0.29–0.63], p < .0001). There were no statistically significant differences in the odds of death (OR 1.36 in favour of no IVUS, P =0.65) or myocardial infarction (OR 0.95 in favour of IVUS, P = 0.93) between IVUS-guidance and angiographic guidance alone at up to 2.5 years of follow-up The odds of having a major cardiac event (defined as death, myocardial infarction, and target lesion or target vessel revascularization) were significantly lower for patients with IVUS guidance compared to angiographic guidance alone during follow-up periods of up to 2.5 years (OR 0.53, 95% CI [0.36–0.78], P = 0.001). Since there were no significant reductions in the odds of death or myocardial infarction, the reduction in the odds of combined events reflected mainly the reduction in revascularization rates. For lesions at High Risk of Restenosis: There is evidence from one small, randomized controlled trial (n=150) that IVUS-guided percutaneous coronary intervention in long de novo lesions (>20 mm) of native coronary arteries resulted in statistically significant larger minimal lumen Diameter, and statistically significant lower 6-month angiographic binary restenosis rate. Target vessel revascularization rate and the rate of combined events were also significantly reduced at 12 months. A small subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial reported no benefit in clinical or angiographic outcomes for IVUS-guided percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with diabetes compared to those guided by angiography. However, due to the nature and size of the analysis, no firm conclusions could be reached. Based on 2 small, prospective, non-randomized controlled studies, IVUS guidance in percutaneous coronary interventions of left main coronary lesions using bare metal stents or drug-eluting stents did not result in any benefits in angiographic or clinical outcomes. These findings need to be confirmed. Interventions Using Drug-Eluting Stents There is presently no evidence on whether the addition of IVUS guidance during the implantation of drug-eluting stents would reduce incomplete stent apposition, or improve the angiographic or clinical outcomes of patients. Ontario-Based Economic Analysis Cost-effectiveness analysis showed that PCIs using IVUS guidance would likely be less costly and more effective than PCIs without IVUS guidance. The upfront cost of adjunctive use of IVUS in PCIs ranged from $1.56 million at 6% uptake to $13.04 million at 50% uptake. Taking into consideration cost avoidance from reduction in revascularization associated with the use of IVUS, a net saving of $0.63 million to $5.2 million is expected. However, since it is uncertain whether the reduction in revascularization rate resulting from the use of IVUS can be generalized to clinical settings in Ontario, further analysis on the budget impact and cost-effectiveness need to be conducted once Ontario-specific revascularization rates are verified. Factors to be Considered in the Ontario Context Applicability of Findings to Ontario The interim analysis of an Ontario field evaluation that compared drug-eluting stents to bare metal stents showed that the revascularization rates in low-risk patients with bare metal stents were much lower in Ontario compared to rates reported in randomized controlled trials (7.2% vs >17 %). Even though IVUS is presently not routinely used in the stenting of low-risk patients in Ontario, the revascularization rates in these patients in Ontario were shown to be lower than those reported for the IVUS groups reported in published studies. Based on this information and previous findings from the Ontario field evaluation on stenting, it is uncertain whether the reduction in revascularization rates from IVUS guidance can be generalized to Ontario. In light of the above findings, it is advisable to validate the reported benefits of IVUS guidance in percutaneous coronary interventions involving bare metal stents in the Ontario context. Licensing Status As of January 16, 2006, Health Canada has licensed 10 intravascular ultrasound imaging systems/catheters for transluminal intervention procedures, most as class 4 medical devices. Current Funding IVUS is presently not an insured procedure under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and there are no professional fees for this procedure. All costs related to the use of IVUS are covered within hospitals’ global budgets. A single use IVUS catheter costs approximately $900CDN and the procedure adds approximately 20 minutes to 30 minutes to a percutaneous coronary intervention procedure. Diffusion According to an expert consultant, current use of IVUS in coronary interventions in Ontario is probably limited to high-risk cases such as interventions in long lesions, small vessels, and bifurcated lesions for which images from coronary angiography are indeterminate. It was estimated that IVUS is being used in about 6% of all percutaneous coronary interventions at a large Ontario cardiac centre. Expert Opinion IVUS greatly enhances the cardiac interventionists’ ability to visualize and assess high-risk lesions such as long lesions, narrow lesions, and bifurcated lesions that may have indeterminate angiographic images. Information from IVUS in these cases facilitates the choice of the most appropriate approach for the intervention. Conclusion The use of adjunctive IVUS in PCIs using bare metal stents in lesions predominantly at low risk for restenosis had no significant impact on survival, myocardial infarction, or angiographic restenosis rates up to 2.5 years after intervention. The use of IVUS adjunctive to coronary angiography in percutaneous coronary interventions using bare metal stents in lesions predominantly at low risk for restenosis significantly reduced the target lesion and target vessel revascularization at a follow-up period of 18 months to 2.5 years. One small study suggests that adjunctive IVUS in PCIs using bare metal stents in long lesions (>20 mm) significantly improved the 6-month angiographic restenosis rate and one-year target lesion revascularization rate. These results need to be confirmed with large randomized controlled trials. Based on information from the Ontario field evaluation on stenting, it is uncertain whether the reduction in revascularization rate resulting from the use of IVUS in the placement of bare metal stents can be generalized to clinical settings in Ontario. There is presently insufficient evidence available to determine the impact of adjunctive IVUS in percutaneous interventions in high-risk lesions (other than long lesions) or in PCIs using drug-eluting stents. PMID:23074482

  15. Coronary artery surgery: the end of the beginning.

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    Loop, F D

    1998-12-01

    In each of the first three decades of myocardial revascularization, conventional treatment has been revised completely. This lecture comments on three areas of discovery that have shaped the evolution of myocardial revascularization: science, technology development, and revascularization. The discoveries in all three areas are inexorably interrelated. The single greatest lesson learned so far is that conduit performance carries more prognostic weight than any other factor. We have observed that vein graft atherosclerosis is predictable, and that the first-generation lipid lowering drugs have a favorable effect in patients who achieve marked LDL reduction. Biologically better revascularization begins with use of the internal thoracic artery for grafting to the anterior descending coronary artery. As the results of internal thoracic artery grafting are widely reported, arterial bypass revascularization has expanded, notably by radial and gastroepiploic arteries. The results of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting are discussed, including large-scale registry results of internal thoracic artery usage in the United States. The internal thoracic artery is significantly underutilized. Diabetes affects both endoluminal and surgical revascularization. The new pharmacology in cardiology interventions shows promise in diminishing restenosis and thrombosis even in diabetic patients. Conversely, extended internal thoracic artery grafting may also benefit diabetic patients. Now we are entering a new age of minimally invasive coronary surgery. We have passed through the early stages of mini-thoracotomy, and we are moving on to access through 1-cm ports, intrathoracic cannulation, antegrade and retrograde myocardial protection, and computer guided three-dimensional vision and instrumentation. The potential for robotic control adds greater precision, ease of use, and safety. This new technology will be integrated with diagnostic information, intraoperative monitoring, anesthesia and perfusion data, cost accounting, and surgical note transcription. The operating room of the future will package intraoperative information and is adaptable to all surgical specialties. The future of coronary artery surgery will depend on minimally invasive techniques, all-arterial grafting, and selective lipid modification to reduce progressive atherosclerosis. The conclusion of this decade marks the end of the beginning. The new generation of cardiothoracic surgeons will share in an array of technology and research unmatched in previous decades. PMID:9879865

  16. Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin type 9, C-Reactive Protein, Coronary Severity, and Outcomes in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study.

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    Li, Jian-Jun; Li, Sha; Zhang, Yan; Xu, Rui-Xia; Guo, Yuan-Lin; Zhu, Cheng-Gang; Wu, Na-Qiong; Qing, Ping; Gao, Ying; Sun, Jing; Liu, Geng; Dong, Qian

    2015-12-01

    Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is suggested as a novel factor associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, few studies have comprehensively evaluated plasma PCSK9 with cardiovascular risk till now. Hence, we aimed to prospectively investigate the association between baseline PCSK9 and cardiovascular risk graded with number of risk factors (RFs), coronary severity, and outcomes in patients with stable CAD.Baseline characteristics and biomarkers were measured in 616 consecutive, nontreated patients with stable CAD. Coronary severity was measured using SYNTAX, Gensini, and Jeopardy scoring systems. Patients were then received treatment and followed for a median of 17 months. The primary endpoints were cardiac death, stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), post-discharge revascularization, or unstable angina (UA).Overall, follow-up data were obtained from 603 patients. A total of 72 (11.9%) patients presented with at least 1 major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) (4 cardiac deaths, 4 strokes, 6 MIs, 28 revascularizations, and 30 UAs). At baseline, PCSK9 was increased with an increasing number of RFs and positively associated with coronary severity scores (P < 0.05, all). After follow-up, those with MACE had a higher baseline PCSK9, hs-CRP, and coronary scores than those without (P < 0.05, all). Multivariate analysis showed that PCSK9, hs-CRP, and coronary scores were independently predictive for MACEs (P < 0.05, all). Interestingly, more significant predictive values of PCSK9 in medical-alone-treated population but no such associations in revascularization-treated patients were found.Together, plasma PCSK9, as well as hs-CRP and coronary scores, could independently predict MACEs in patients with stable CAD. PMID:26717403

  17. Radiation-induced coronary artery disease.

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    Mert, M; Arat-Ozkan, A; Ozkara, A; Aydemir, N A; Babalik, E

    2003-08-01

    Radiation-induced heart disease must be considered in any patient with cardiac symptomatology who had prior mediastinal irradiation. Radiation can affect all the structures in the heart, including the pericardium, the myocardium, the valves and the conduction system. In addition to these pathologies, coronary artery disease following mediastinal radiotherapy is the most actual cardiac pathology as it may cause cardiac emergencies requiring interventional cardiological or surgical interventions. Case A 36-year-old man was admitted to the clinic with unstable angina pectoris of one month duration. The patient had no coronary artery disease risk factor. The history of the patient revealed that he had mediastinal radiotherapy due to Hodgkin's disease at 10-year of age. Coronary arteriography showed total occlusion of the left anterior descending artery and 70% stenosis of the proximal right coronary artery. Both arteries are dilated with placement of two stents. Control coronary arteriography at the end of the first year showed patency of both stents and the patient is free of symptoms. Previous radiotherapy to the mediastinum should be considered as a risk factor for the development of premature coronary artery disease. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with stent placement or surgical revascularization are the preferred methods of treatment. Preoperative assessment of internal thoracic arteries should be considered prior to surgery. As the radiation therapy is currently the standard treatment for a number of mediastinal malignancies, routine screening of these patients and optimal cardiac prevention during radiotherapy are the only ways to minimize the incidence of radiation-induced heart disease. PMID:14579846

  18. Pulp Revascularization- It's your Future Whether you Know it or Not?

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    Dudeja, Pooja Gupta; Grover, Shibani; Srivastava, Dhirendra; Dudeja, Krishan Kumar; Sharma, Vivek

    2015-04-01

    Pulpal regeneration after tooth injury is not easy to accomplish. In teeth with immature apices and exposed vital pulp tissue, partial or complete pulpotomy is indicated to preserve pulpal function and allow continued root development. In many cases, injury causes loss of pulp vitality and arrested root development leading to a tooth with poor crown root ratio, a root with very thin walls, an open blunderbuss apex and development of apical pathosis. The ideal treatment in such cases would be to obtain further root development and thickening of dentinal walls by stimulating the regeneration of a functional pulp dentin complex. This outcome has been observed after reimplantation in avulsed immature permanent teeth but has been thought impossible in a necrotic infected tooth. This case series evaluates the efficacy of revascularization procedure in immature, non vital permanent teeth. Pulp regeneration was attempted in four patients at Department of Conservative Dentistry, ESIC Dental College, New Delhi using blood clotting approach. The cases were treated and followed up regularly at regular intervals ranging from 6 months to 3 years to assess the treatment response clinically and radiographically. The patients remained clinically asymptomatic with three out of four patients even responding positively to pulp responsiveness tests. Radiographic examination also revealed increased root formation and thickening of dentinal walls. It was concluded that the triad of a disinfected canal, a matrix (blood clot) in to which new tissue could grow and an effective coronal seal produced the desirable environment for successful revascularization. PMID:26023665

  19. Tailored PICA Revascularization for Unusual Ruptured Fusiform Vertebro-PICA Origin Aneurysms: Rationale and Case Illustrations.

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    Carlson, Andrew P

    2015-11-01

    Ruptured fusiform aneurysms of the vertebral artery involving posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) origin are difficult to manage without sacrificing PICA. In this report, two very unusual cases are described which highlight different revascularization strategies that may be required. The first case initially appeared to be a small saccular PICA origin aneurysm, but detailed angiography showed a serpentine recanalization of a fusiform aneurysm. This was treated with PICA-PICA anastomosis and trapping of the aneurysm. The second case is a dissecting vertebral aneurysm with both PICA and the anterior spinal artery originating from the dome. PICA was found to be a bihemispheric variant, so no in situ bypass was available, and an occipital artery to PICA bypass was performed. The vertebral artery was occluded proximally only and follow-up angiography showed remodeling of the distal vertebral artery with the anterior spinal artery filling by retrograde flow from the distal vertebral artery. These cases illustrate both the anatomic variability of this region as well as the need to be familiar with multiple treatment strategies including revascularization techniques to be able to successfully treat these aneurysms. PMID:26623241

  20. Pulp revascularization after repositioning of impacted incisor with a dilacerated root and a detached apex.

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    Plakwicz, Paweł; Kapuścińska, Agnieszka; Kukuła, Krzysztof; Czochrowska, Ewa Monika

    2015-06-01

    Severely impacted and dilacerated incisors are rarely considered for surgical exposure because they may not respond favorably to orthodontic extrusion. These incisors are often extracted, resulting in the need for tooth replacement; however, prosthetic solutions are limited in growing patients. Transalveolar autotransplantation of an impacted incisor may be the only method to preserve the natural tooth and maintain the shape of the alveolus. The severely impacted upper central incisor (#9) with a developing root was diagnosed in a 9-year-old girl. The unfavorable tooth position and dilaceration of its root made orthodontic extrusion of the impacted incisor impossible. Initial orthodontic space opening at the recipient site was performed before the surgery. Transalveolar transplantation of the impacted incisor to its normal position was performed to avoid tooth extraction. The incisor was later aligned using fixed orthodontic appliances. At the 5-year follow-up, the transplanted incisor presented features that were typical of a revascularized tooth (ie, obliteration of root canal but a positive response to vitality tests). Healthy periodontal tissues and continued root development were also noted. However, the root apex, which separated from the transplant at the time of the surgery, continued formation in its initial position. Transalveolar transplantation of an unfavorably impacted upper central incisor with a dilacerated root is a successful treatment, which stands the test of time. The early stage of root development allowed revascularization of the tooth despite dilaceration of the root and detachment of its apex. PMID:25770037

  1. Pulp Revascularization- Its your Future Whether you Know it or Not?

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    Dudeja, Pooja Gupta; Grover, Shibani; Srivastava, Dhirendra; Sharma, Vivek

    2015-01-01

    Pulpal regeneration after tooth injury is not easy to accomplish. In teeth with immature apices and exposed vital pulp tissue, partial or complete pulpotomy is indicated to preserve pulpal function and allow continued root development. In many cases, injury causes loss of pulp vitality and arrested root development leading to a tooth with poor crown root ratio, a root with very thin walls, an open blunderbuss apex and development of apical pathosis. The ideal treatment in such cases would be to obtain further root development and thickening of dentinal walls by stimulating the regeneration of a functional pulp dentin complex. This outcome has been observed after reimplantation in avulsed immature permanent teeth but has been thought impossible in a necrotic infected tooth. This case series evaluates the efficacy of revascularization procedure in immature, non vital permanent teeth. Pulp regeneration was attempted in four patients at Department of Conservative Dentistry, ESIC Dental College, New Delhi using blood clotting approach. The cases were treated and followed up regularly at regular intervals ranging from 6 months to 3 years to assess the treatment response clinically and radiographically. The patients remained clinically asymptomatic with three out of four patients even responding positively to pulp responsiveness tests. Radiographic examination also revealed increased root formation and thickening of dentinal walls. It was concluded that the triad of a disinfected canal, a matrix (blood clot) in to which new tissue could grow and an effective coronal seal produced the desirable environment for successful revascularization. PMID:26023665

  2. Coronary Ostial Stenosis after Aortic Valve Replacement

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    Ziakas, Antonios G.; Economou, Fotios I.; Charokopos, Nicholas A.; Pitsis, Antonios A.; Parharidou, Despina G.; Papadopoulos, Thomas I.; Parharidis, Georgios E.

    2010-01-01

    Coronary ostial stenosis is a rare but potentially serious sequela after aortic valve replacement. It occurs in the left main or right coronary artery after 1% to 5% of aortic valve replacement procedures. The clinical symptoms are usually severe and may appear from 1 to 6 months postoperatively. Although the typical treatment is coronary artery bypass grafting, patients have been successfully treated by means of percutaneous coronary intervention. Herein, we present the cases of 2 patients in whom coronary ostial stenosis developed after aortic valve replacement. In the 1st case, a 72-year-old man underwent aortic valve replacement and bypass grafting of the saphenous vein to the left anterior descending coronary artery. Six months later, he experienced a non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed a critical stenosis of the right coronary artery ostium. In the 2nd case, a 78-year-old woman underwent aortic valve replacement and grafting of the saphenous vein to an occluded right coronary artery. Four months later, she experienced unstable angina. Coronary angiography showed a critical left main coronary artery ostial stenosis and occlusion of the right coronary artery venous graft. In each patient, we performed percutaneous coronary intervention and deployed a drug-eluting stent. Both patients were asymptomatic on 6-to 12-month follow-up. We attribute the coronary ostial stenosis to the selective ostial administration of cardioplegic solution during surgery. We conclude that retrograde administration of cardioplegic solution through the coronary sinus may reduce the incidence of postoperative coronary ostial stenosis, and that stenting may be an efficient treatment option. PMID:20844624

  3. Comparison of Bare-Metal Stents and Drug-Eluting Stents in Coronary Ostial Lesions (from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry)

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    Vasaiwala, Samip; Vlachos, Helen; Selzer, Faith; Marroquin, Oscar; Mulukutla, Suresh; Abbott, J. Dawn; Williams, David O.

    2012-01-01

    We compared the effectiveness of drug-eluting stents (DESs) to bare-metal stents (BMSs) in ostial lesions from an unrestricted patient cohort with 3-year follow-up. DESs have proved more effective at decreasing repeat revascularization rates compared to BMSs in patients with uncomplicated coronary artery disease. Whether DESs provide similar benefits in ostial lesions is not clearly defined. We analyzed data from 775 patients in the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry undergoing stenting of ostial lesions with DESs or BMSs. Patients were followed for 3 years for the occurrence of myocardial infarction (MI), repeat revascularization (coronary bypass surgery/repeat percutaneous coronary intervention), and death. In total 439 patients had 464 ostial lesions treated with BMSs and 336 patients had 351 ostial lesions treated with DESs. Adjusted DES versus BMS 3-year hazard ratios were 1.03 (95% confidence interval 0.60 to 1.78, p = 0.90) for death, 1.40 (0.83 to 2.37, p = 0.21) for MI, and 0.81 (0.59 to 1.11, p = 0.19) for repeat revascularization. In patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for aorto-ostial disease (n = 200), death and repeat revascularization did not differ between stent types, but DES-treated patients had more MI during follow-up. For coronary ostial disease (n = 574), 3-year observed rates of death or MI did not differ; however, repeat revascularization was more common in the BMS group. In conclusion, use of DESs for ostial lesions was associated with no difference in the hazard of death, MI, or overall rates of repeat revascularization compared to BMS use. PMID:22762712

  4. Comparison of bare-metal stents and drug-eluting stents in coronary ostial lesions (from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry).

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    Vasaiwala, Samip; Vlachos, Helen; Selzer, Faith; Marroquin, Oscar; Mulukutla, Suresh; Abbott, J Dawn; Williams, David O

    2012-10-15

    We compared the effectiveness of drug-eluting stents (DESs) to bare-metal stents (BMSs) in ostial lesions from an unrestricted patient cohort with 3-year follow-up. DESs have proved more effective at decreasing repeat revascularization rates compared to BMSs in patients with uncomplicated coronary artery disease. Whether DESs provide similar benefits in ostial lesions is not clearly defined. We analyzed data from 775 patients in the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry undergoing stenting of ostial lesions with DESs or BMSs. Patients were followed for 3 years for the occurrence of myocardial infarction (MI), repeat revascularization (coronary bypass surgery/repeat percutaneous coronary intervention), and death. In total 439 patients had 464 ostial lesions treated with BMSs and 336 patients had 351 ostial lesions treated with DESs. Adjusted DES versus BMS 3-year hazard ratios were 1.03 (95% confidence interval 0.60 to 1.78, p = 0.90) for death, 1.40 (0.83 to 2.37, p = 0.21) for MI, and 0.81 (0.59 to 1.11, p = 0.19) for repeat revascularization. In patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for aorto-ostial disease (n = 200), death and repeat revascularization did not differ between stent types, but DES-treated patients had more MI during follow-up. For coronary ostial disease (n = 574), 3-year observed rates of death or MI did not differ; however, repeat revascularization was more common in the BMS group. In conclusion, use of DESs for ostial lesions was associated with no difference in the hazard of death, MI, or overall rates of repeat revascularization compared to BMS use. PMID:22762712

  5. Coronary heart disease

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    Heart disease, Coronary heart disease, Coronary artery disease; Arteriosclerotic heart disease; CHD; CAD ... Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. Coronary heart ...

  6. Early and mid-term results of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Pande, Shantanu; Agarwal, Surendra K.; Gupta, Devendra; Mohanty, Satayapriya; Kapoor, Aditya; Tewari, Satyendra; Bansal, Anubhav; Ambesh, Sushil P.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICABG) is a less invasive method of performing surgical revascularization. This technique coupled with use of off pump technique of surgical revascularization makes it truly less invasive. This method is highly effective even in high-risk patients. Results of this procedure are comparable to standard off pump technique and are better than percutaneous coronary intervention utilizing drug-eluting stent. We present an early and mid-term result of the use of this technique. Method We enrolled 33 patients for analysis operated between 2008 and 2012. Operation was performed utilizing off-pump technique of coronary artery bypass grafting through a minimal invasive incision. Left internal mammary artery graft was done for single vessel disease and radial artery was utilized for other grafts if required. Median follow up of 2.5 years (6 months–4 years) is available. Results Median age was 58.5 years (41–77) and all were male. Single vessel disease was present in 7, double vessel in 14 and triple vessel disease in 12 patients. All the patients had normal left ventricular size and function. There was no operative and 30-day mortality. Conversion to median sternotomy to complete the operation was done in 6.6% (2 out of 33 patients). One patient had acute myocardial infarction and there were no deaths during follow up. Conclusion MICABG is a safe and effective method of revascularization in low risk candidates for coronary artery bypass grafting. PMID:24814114

  7. PERFUSION FOR MYOCARDIAL REVASCULARIZATION WITHOUT AN ARTIFICIAL OXYGENATOR (New Method to Reduce Surgical Morbidity)

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    De Moraes, Domingos Junqueira; Abilio, Fued Michel; Cunha, Marcos; Feitosa, Lionicio A.; Aragão, Esmeraldino; Cysne, Eumenes; Vieira, Roberto; Glavam, Haroldo C. C.; Zaniolo, Waldomiro; Netto, Mario Salles; Villela, Ronaldo De A.; Labrunie, Pierre

    1979-01-01

    Thirteen patients were submitted to direct myocardial revascularization (saphenous vein graft) without the use of an artificial oxygenator. The perfusion was done by a left ventricle-to-aorta bypass and autogenous oxygenation. Most patients had three grafts implanted plus endarterectomy of the distal right coronary artery. There was one hospital death that was apparently not related to the method used. Perfusion time ranged from 45 minutes to 4 hours. Body temperature during perfusion was kept between 25 and 30° C. Perfusion flow was maintained between 25 to 50 ml per kg of body weight per minute. Ischemic, hypothermic cardiac arrest was employed. We demonstrated for the first time that perfusion for this kind of heart surgery could be done with no artificial oxygenators and, apparently, is safer for the patients. There were no bleeding problems even in perfusions as long as 4 hours. There was no respiratory dysfunction, and artificial respiration was used for only 6 to 12 hours. The patients awoke at the end of surgery with no signs or symptoms of central nervous system damage, and vasopressor drugs were rarely used after surgery. Although the experience is very small, it suggests that many postoperative problems, especially those related to bleeding and respiratory dysfunction may be reduced or eliminated by this new method. PMID:15216319

  8. Association of Age to Mortality and Repeat Revascularization in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients: Implications for Clinicians and Future Health Policies

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    Krishnaswami, Ashok; Alloggiamento, Thomas; Forman, Daniel E; Leong, Thomas K; Go, Alan S; McCulloch, Charles E

    2016-01-01

    Background: The clinical effects of age occur over an age continuum, yet age as a primary predictor is often analyzed using arbitrary age cut-points. Objective: To assess whether transformation of a continuous variable such as age using a spline function can uncover nonlinear associations between age and cardiovascular outcomes. Design: Observational retrospective cohort study in 1015 Kaiser Permanente Northern California patients with end-stage renal disease after index coronary revascularization. Age, the primary predictor, was modeled by 5 different techniques: 1) dichotomized at 65 years or older; 2) at 80 years or older (as a sensitivity analysis); 3) categorized as younger than 55 years (reference), 55 to 64, 65 to 74, and 75 years or older; 4) linear (every 5 years) variable; and 5) nonlinear by transformation into a cubic spline. Age categories were changed in a sensitivity analysis. Main Outcome Measures: Primary and secondary outcomes were all-cause mortality and repeat revascularization, respectively. Results: Graphical assessment demonstrated that age dichotomized at either 65 years and older or 80 years and older led to loss of information. Categorized age underestimated or overestimated risk at the extremes of age. A sensitivity analysis demonstrated that an arbitrary change in the age category led to a different conclusion. Age modeled linearly adequately represented mortality risk but was suboptimal with repeat revascularization. Only the cubic spline demonstrated the nonlinear association between age and repeat revascularization. Conclusion: Employing the continuous variable age as a case study, we have demonstrated that the use of flexible transformations, such as spline functions, can unearth clinically meaningful associations that would not have been possible otherwise. Future research should determine whether incorporation of these methods can improve decision making at a population level. PMID:26934624

  9. “DK Crush” Technique for a Tightly Stenosed Conjoined SVG Lesion in a Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Cardiogenic Shock

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    Chen, Kuan-Ju; Lee, Wen-Lieng; Liu, Tsun-Jui; Chang, Wei-Chun; Wang, Kuo-Yang; Su, Chieh-Shou

    2015-01-01

    Coronary artery bifurcation disease of saphenous venous graft (SVG) is extremely rare. SVG disease remains a challenging lesion to treat because of increased morbidity and mortality with repeated coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), high rates of periprocedural complications, and in-stent restenosis or occlusion requiring repeat revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention. Herein, we present the first reported case of using the “DK crush” technique to treat an inverted Y-shaped SVG bifurcation disease in a patient with a prior CABG and new-onset acute coronary syndrome. Arising from our treatment, favorable immediate and mid-term angiographic and clinical outcomes were obtained. PMID:27122880

  10. Coronary artery disease and diabetes - Management during Ramadan.

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    Khan, Idris Ahmed

    2015-05-01

    Ramadan is the Islamic holy month of fasting and practiced by all adult Muslims all over the world at the same time simultaneously. Although people who are ill or diabetics with coronary heart disease are exempted from fasting, they still desire to fast and this is a challenge to themselves and the treating physician. We performed a systematic review of the available Medline English literature on the subject from January 1982 to December 2014 so as to help guide physicians in managing these patients. The results revealed that although the metabolic parameters change during Ramadan fasting, but this does not lead to any significant increase in the incidence of acute coronary events. Most adults with stable coronary artery disease can fast without significant complications, but those with unstable disease or recent or pending revascularization procedures should generally refrain from fasting. Regular monitoring by the physician is mandatory along with adjustment of the dosages. PMID:26013792

  11. Coping with new challenges in acute coronary syndromes

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    Théroux, Pierre; Labarthe, Benoît

    2006-01-01

    The acute coronary syndromes have become well-established clinical entities and are used as working diagnoses tied in with elaborate investigation and treatment practice guidelines. However, these syndromes remain challenging because their prevalence, morbidity and mortality remain high. Furthermore, these syndromes are demanding on the health care system because an early invasive management strategy is recommended for most patients with these conditions. Coping with these challenges requires the following initiatives: stepping beyond current diagnostic and management algorithms to a better performing risk stratification scheme that considers specific patient risk factors in addition to the disease risk, and a reintegration of acute coronary syndromes into the more global perspective of coronary artery disease; more effective antithrombotic therapy that does not further compromise bleeding risk, or drugs that control thrombogenic stimuli; and medical and revascularization therapies targeted to more specific individual pathophysiologies identified by novel blood markers and imaging techniques. PMID:16929386

  12. Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Multivessel Disease in Pregnancy.

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    Nwiloh, Jonathan O; Oduwole, Adefisayo M

    2016-02-20

    A 31 year old female with known history of coronary artery disease and percutaneous coronary intervention presented with acute coronary syndrome. Unknown that patient was pregnant she had inadvertent radiation exposure to the fetus during cardiac catheterization which showed triple vessel disease and severe left ventricular dysfunction. Patient subsequently underwent multivessel off pump coronary artery bypass surgery with intraaortic balloon pump support after declining the recommendation for abortion. Postoperative course was uneventful and patient subsequently delivered a full term healthy baby several months later.Off pump revascularization with its ability to maintain pulsatile perfusion to the fetus should be considered if technically feasible for severe coronary artery disease requiring surgery during pregnancy. PMID:26268262

  13. EBCT measured coronary artery calcium scores in asymptomatic life insurance applicants.

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    Zamarripa, Daniel; Stanger, Harry

    2006-01-01

    EBCT measured coronary calcium is fast becoming a standard screening tool in asymptomatic patients with and without risk factors who apply for life insurance. Since atherosclerotic plaques become calcified as part of their natural history, the calcium score is an excellent measure of total atherosclerotic burden. Over the past 5 years, various clinical studies have confirmed the predictive value of the coronary calcium score for both soft (revascularization, MI) and hard (MI and sudden cardiac death) events incrementally and independently of traditional coronary risk factors identified by the Framingham Heart Study. Accurate assessment of cardiac mortality risk in asymptomatic applicants for life insurance should include both traditional risk factor assessments in combination with age and gender specific percentiles for coronary calcium. New data from both new and ongoing clinical trials will seek to further support the predictive value of coronary calcium scores as an independent and incremental predictor of hard cardiac events. PMID:17323758

  14. Transmyocardial laser revascularization--a technique in evolution.

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    Rosengart, T K

    1997-12-01

    Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) is a rapidly evolving technique that represents the recent rediscovery of an old therapy. A growing clinical experience is being assimilated into clear indications and contraindications for and the appropriate performance of this procedure. This technique can be judged to improve patient quality of life and survival in appropriately selected patients. The therapy should still be applied cautiously, in that a full understanding of its indications and mechanism of action remains in a state of evolution. PMID:9641087

  15. Techniques of protection and revascularization of the bronchial anastomosis

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    Diso, Daniele; Anile, Marco; Rendina, Erino A.

    2016-01-01

    Airway anastomosis has been traditionally considered at risk for the onset of complications, particularly dehiscence with consequent infection and erosion in the adjacent vessels. Although the modifications and improvements of the surgical technique has contributed to reduce the incidence of complications, the protection and revascularization of the anastomotic site is still considered mandatory at many centers Many techniques have been proposed for encircling the bronchial anastomosis. PMID:26981269

  16. Successful treatment of bleeding large duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumour in a patient under dual antiplatelet therapy after recent drug-eluting coronary stent implantation

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    Fukuyama, Keita; Fujikawa, Takahisa; Kuramitsu, Shoichi; Tanaka, Akira

    2014-01-01

    We report a case of a 69-year-old man who started dual antiplatelet therapy (APT) with aspirin and clopidogrel after recent implantation of drug-eluting coronary stent and developed massive bleeding due to large duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). Following endoscopic haemostasis and discontinuation of dual APT, neoadjuvant chemotherapy with imatinib was started under continuation of ‘single’ APT with aspirin. A good chemotherapeutic response was achieved without recurrence of bleeding, and subsequent less invasive surgical resection of the tumour was performed, while preoperative single APT was continued for prevention of stent thrombosis. The patient recovered well without any thromboembolic or bleeding events. Neoadjuvant imatinib therapy and subsequent less invasive surgery under continuation of APT is one of the preferred approaches for patients with duodenal GIST with severe thromboembolic comorbidities, as in the current case. PMID:24777088

  17. Successful treatment of recurrent carotid in-stent restenosis and drug-eluting balloon failure with a coronary bioresorbable vascular scaffold: A case report

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    Giordano, Arturo; Ferraro, Paolo; Corcione, Nicola; Messina, Stefano; Maresca, Gennaro; Coscioni, Enrico; Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Carotid in-stent restenosis is associated with substantial risk of recurrent restenosis, even after drug-eluting balloon usage. Presentation of case We hereby report the case of a patient with recurrent carotid in-stent restenosis and drug-eluting balloon failure treated with a coronary bioresorbable vascular scaffold, achieving a satisfactory acute and long-term result, as disclosed by duplex ultrasound scan performed more than 1 year after the procedure. Discussion/conclusion While awaiting for external validation, this clinical vignette supports expanding the armamentarium of endovascular specialists focusing on carotid artery disease, while providing further proof of the safety and efficacy of current bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. PMID:26945488

  18. [Innovative therapies for the treatment of refractory angina: the Reducer, a percutaneous device to narrow the coronary sinus].

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    Benedetto, Daniela; Abawi, Masieh; Stella, Pieter R; Nijhoff, Freek; Agostoni, Pierfrancesco

    2015-11-01

    Refractory angina is a chronic condition characterized by the presence of disabling symptoms due to severe obstructive coronary artery disease that is not improved by a combination of medical therapy and percutaneous or surgical revascularization. Mortality rates associated with this condition are quite low in clinically stable patients on optimal medical therapy, but rehospitalization rates remain high. This mandates the need for new therapies targeting an improvement of symptoms in this population, taking into account also the potential impact in terms of healthcare and costs. The increase in coronary sinus pressure seems to reduce myocardial ischemia leading to a redistribution of blood flow to the ischemic territories. The coronary sinus Reducer is a percutaneous implantable device, made of a stainless steel hourglass-shaped stent, designed to achieve controlled narrowing of the coronary sinus and to increase its upstream pressure. In various studies, the Reducer was safely implanted percutaneously via the right jugular vein in patients with refractory angina who were not amenable to revascularization and was associated with an improvement in anginal symptoms and ischemia. These results support further evaluation of the Reducer as an alternative treatment for patients with chronic refractory angina who are not candidates for coronary revascularization. PMID:26571476

  19. Bioresorbable scaffolds for percutaneous coronary interventions

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    Gogas, Bill D.

    2014-01-01

    Innovations in drug-eluting stents (DES) have substantially reduced rates of in-segment restenosis and early stent thrombosis, improving clinical outcomes following percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). However a fixed metallic implant in a vessel wall with restored patency and residual disease remains a precipitating factor for sustained local inflammation, in-stent neo-atherosclerosis and impaired vasomotor function increasing the risk for late complications attributed to late or very late stent thrombosis and late target lesion revascularization (TLR) (late catch-up). The quest for optimal coronary stenting continues by further innovations in stent design and by using biocompatible materials other than cobalt chromium, platinum chromium or stainless steel for engineering coronary implants. Bioresorbable scaffolds made of biodegradable polymers or biocorrodible metals with properties of transient vessel scaffolding, local drug-elution and future restoration of vessel anatomy, physiology and local hemodynamics have been recently developed. These devices have been utilized in selected clinical applications so far providing preliminary evidence of safety showing comparable performance with current generation drug-eluting stents (DES). Herein we provide a comprehensive overview of the current status of these technologies, we elaborate on the potential benefits of transient coronary scaffolds over permanent stents in the context of vascular reparation therapy, and we further focus on the evolving challenges these devices have to overcome to compete with current generation DES. Condensed Abstract:: The quest for optimizing percutaneous coronary interventions continues by iterative innovations in device materials beyond cobalt chromium, platinum chromium or stainless steel for engineering coronary implants. Bioresorbable scaffolds made of biodegradable polymers or biocorrodible metals with properties of transient vessel scaffolding; local drug-elution and future restoration of vessel anatomy, physiology and local hemodynamics were recently developed. These devices have been utilized in selected clinical applications providing preliminary evidence of safety showing comparable intermediate term clinical outcomes with current generation drug-eluting stents. PMID:25780795

  20. Modifications of Coronary Risk Factors

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    Albu, Jeanine; Gottlieb, Sheldon H.; August, Phyllis; Nesto, Richard W.; Orchard, Trevor J.

    2009-01-01

    In addition to the revascularization and glycemic management interventions assigned at random, the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) design includes the uniform control of major coronary artery disease risk factors, including dyslipidemia, hypertension, smoking, central obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. Target levels for risk factors were adjusted throughout the trial to comply with changes in recommended clinical practice guidelines. At present, the goals are low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <2.59 mmol/L (<100 mg/dL) with an optional goal of <1.81 mmol/L (<70 mg/dL); plasma triglyceride level <1.70 mmol/L (<150 mg/dL); blood pressure level <130 mm Hg systolic and <80 mm Hg diastolic; and smoking cessation treatment for all active smokers. Algorithms were developed for the pharmacologic management of dyslipidemia and hypertension. Dietary prescriptions for the management of glycemia, plasma lipid profiles, and blood pressure levels were adapted from existing clinical practice guidelines. Patients with a body mass index >25 were prescribed moderate caloric restriction; after the trial was under way, a lifestyle weight-management program was instituted. All patients were formally prescribed both endurance and resistance/flexibility exercises, individually adapted to their level of disability and fitness. Pedometers were distributed as a biofeedback strategy. Strategies to achieve the goals for risk factors were designed by BARI 2D working groups (lipid, cardiovascular and hypertension, and nonpharmacologic intervention) and the ongoing implementation of the strategies is monitored by lipid, hypertension, and lifestyle intervention management centers. PMID:16813737

  1. A mathematical model for the vessel recruitment in coronary microcirculation in the absence of active autoregulation.

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    Saracco, Alice; Bauckneht, Matteo; Verna, Edoardo; Ghiringhelli, Sergio; Repetto, Rodolfo; Sambuceti, Gianmario; Provasoli, Stefano; Storace, Marco

    2016-03-01

    This paper proposes a mathematical model for vessel recruitment in the microvascular coronary network. The model is based on microvascular network units (MVNUs), where we define a MVNU as a portion of the microvascular network comprising seven generations of identical, parallel-arranged vessels (upstream arteries, large and small arterioles, capillaries, small and large venules, and downstream veins). The model implements a new mechanism to describe the variation in the number of MVNU in response to sudden variations of the local input pressure. In particular, it describes a recruitment mechanism dependent on distal pressure which operates in the coronary microcirculatory network even in maximally dilated conditions. We apply the model to interpret data from 29 patients who underwent revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Treated vessels were the left anterior descending coronary artery, the left circumflex and the right coronary artery in 26, 2 and 1 patients, respectively. Following intracoronary adenosine administration, distal coronary pressure and blood flow were 48 ± 18 mmHg and 45 ± 30 ml/min before PCI, respectively, and significantly increased afterwards to 80 ± 17 mmHg and 68 ± 32 ml/min (p<0.001). The model predicts an increase in MVNU number in patients with preserved wall motion in the myocardial region which underwent PCI. On the contrary, a decrease in MVNU number is predicted by the model in patients with regional dysfunction and implies a relatively lower response of maximal flow to revascularization. PMID:26638880

  2. Why is coronary collateral growth impaired in type II diabetes and the metabolic syndrome?

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    Rocic, Petra

    2012-01-01

    Type II diabetes and the metabolic syndrome are strong predictors of severity of occlusive coronary disease and poorer outcomes of coronary revascularization therapies. Coronary collateral growth can provide an alternative or accessory pathway of revascularization. However, collateral growth is impaired in type II diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Although many factors necessary for collateral growth are known and many interventions have shown promising results in animal studies, not a single attempt to induce coronary collateral growth in human clinical trials has led to satisfactory results. Accordingly, the first part of this review outlines the known deleterious effects of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome on factors necessary for collateral growth, including pro-angiogenic growth factors, endothelial function, the redox state of the coronary circulation, intracellular signaling, leukocytes and bone marrow-derived progenitors cells. The second section highlights the gaps in our current knowledge of how these factors interact with the radically altered environment of the coronary circulation in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. The interplay between these pathologies and inadequately explored areas related to the temporal regulation of collateral remodeling and the roles of the extracellular matrix, vascular cell phenotype and pro-inflammatory cytokines are emphasized with implications to development of efficient therapies. PMID:22342811

  3. Fractional flow reserve-guided percutaneous coronary intervention: where to after FAME 2?

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    van de Hoef, Tim P; Meuwissen, Martijn; Piek, Jan J

    2015-01-01

    Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a well-validated clinical coronary physiological parameter derived from the measurement of coronary pressures and has drastically changed revascularization decision-making in clinical practice. Nonetheless, it is important to realize that FFR is a coronary pressure-derived estimate of coronary blood flow impairment. It is thereby not the same as direct measures of coronary flow impairment that determine the occurrence of signs and symptoms of myocardial ischemia. This consideration is important, since the FAME 2 study documented a limited discriminatory power of FFR to identify stenoses that require revascularization to prevent adverse events. The physiological difference between FFR and direct measures of coronary flow impairment may well explain the findings in FAME 2. This review aims to address the physiological background of FFR, its ambiguities, and its consequences for the application of FFR in clinical practice, as well as to reinterpret the diagnostic and prognostic characteristics of FFR in the light of the recent FAME 2 trial outcomes. PMID:26673639

  4. Depression Treatment in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review

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    Trejo, Edgardo; Faraone, Stephen V.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Depression has been linked to adverse coronary artery disease outcomes. Whether depression treatment improves or worsens coronary artery disease prognosis is unclear. This 25-year systematic review examines medical outcomes, and, secondarily, mood outcomes of depression treatment among patients with coronary artery disease. Data Sources: We systematically reviewed the past 25 years (January 1, 1986–December 31, 2011) of prospective trials reporting on the medical outcomes of depression treatment among patients with established coronary artery disease using keywords and MESH terms from OVID MEDLINE. Search 1 combined depression AND coronary artery disease AND antidepressants. Search 2 combined depression AND coronary artery disease AND psychotherapy. Search 3 combined depression AND revascularization AND antidepressants OR psychotherapy. Study Selection: English-language longitudinal randomized controlled trials, with at least 50 depressed coronary artery disease patients, reporting the impact of psychotherapy and/or antidepressants on cardiac and mood outcomes were included. Data Extraction: Data extracted included author name, year published, number of participants, enrollment criteria, depression definition/measures (standardized interviews, rating scales), power analyses, description of control arms and interventions (psychotherapy and/or medications), randomization, blinding, follow-up duration, follow-up loss, depression scores, and medical outcomes Results: The review yielded 10 trials. Antidepressant and/or psychotherapy did not significantly influence coronary artery disease outcomes in the overall population, but most studies were underpowered. There was a trend toward worse coronary artery disease outcomes after treatment with bupropion. Conclusions: After an acute coronary syndrome, depression often spontaneously remitted without treatment. Post–acute coronary syndrome persistence of depression predicted adverse coronary artery disease outcomes. Antidepressant and/or psychotherapy, particularly as part of the Coronary Psychosocial Evaluation Studies intervention, may improve prognosis in persistent depression among post–acute coronary syndrome patients. Noradrenergic antidepressants should be prescribed cautiously in patients with coronary artery disease. PMID:24511449

  5. Balancing benefit against risk in the choice of therapy for coronary artery disease. Lesson from prospective, randomized, clinical trials of percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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    Morrison, D A; Sacks, J

    2003-10-01

    The ageing world population faces a coming pandemic of high-risk coronary artery disease (CAD). Patients with CAD have 3 therapeutic options, which are based on objective clinical outcome: medical therapy and risk factor modification (Medicine), and 2 forms of revascularization, coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). More than 50 large (>100 patients), multicenter, prospective, randomized clinical trials (RCT) have compared these treatment options in terms of clinical benefits and patient risks. The randomized trials which demonstrated hard outcome (survival, myocardial infarction, stroke) benefits from statins, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition and thienopyridines have all been completed subsequent to the publication of most Medicine versus revascularization trials. These medical therapies, plus aspirin, beta-blockers, and risk factor modification, should be made available to patients regardless of the decision to revascularize, or the decision by what means (CABG or PCI). This review integrates the information from these trials, comparing the clinical benefits against the risks inherent in the 3 therapeutic options. The results of our review show that: trials of medicine versus revascularization (either CABG or PCI) support the revascularization paradox, in that the patients at highest risk of adverse outcome, from myocardial ischemia, have a hard outcome benefit (survival, MI, or stroke) from revascularization. This paradox, first seen in the Medicine versus CABG trials of the 1970s, is evident in the trials comparing fibrinolysis and other medicines, with primary PCI for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI). The paradox is evident in the conservative versus invasive strategy trials of non-ST-elevation MI and unstable angina, where the benefit of revascularization occurs only in high-risk subsets. The paradox often results in sicker patients, who have more to gain from revascularization, being denied it because of the elevated perception of risk (comparable to a reperfusion paradox in ST-elevation MI, where patients most likely to benefit from thrombolytics are denied them because of the perception of risk). Trials that compared medicine with revascularization for the treatment of acute MI support the use of PCI as the preferred early stabilization strategy (90% of all PAMI trial patients). The majority of the PCI versus CABG trials enrolled populations that were at relatively low risk for ischemic clinical events. These trials demonstrated few hard outcome (survival, MI, or stroke) differences between CABG and PCI. On the basis of the results obtained the following conclusions may be drawn: medicines are the primary options for stable, low-risk CAD, and should be given to all CAD patients. Medically refractory is a useful high-risk marker of potential benefit from revascularization. CABG continues to be the complete revascularization option for patients with multivessel, multi-lesion CAD, in part because of its application to chronic occlusions. PCI is the acute stabilization method of choice for patients with on-going ischemia and acute MI, especially among patients with hemodynamic compromise, and/or major comorbidity. PMID:14551526

  6. Tryptase and Coronary Heart Disease

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    2016-03-01

    Acute Coronary Syndrome With ST Elevation on Electrocardiogram; Acute Coronary Syndrome Without ST Elevation on Electrocardiogram; Noncritical Coronary Artery Disease With Coronary Stenosis <50%; Aortic Aneurysms

  7. Holmium:YAG laser coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction

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    Topaz, On; Luxenberg, Michael; Schumacher, Audrey

    1994-07-01

    Patients who sustain complicated acute myocardial infarction in whom thrombolytic agents either fail or are contraindicated often need mechanical revascularization other than PTCA. In 24 patients with acute infarction complicated by continuous chest pain and ischemia who either received lytics or with contraindication to lytics, a holmium:YAG laser (Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Palo Alto, CA) was utilized for thrombolysis and plaque ablation. Clinical success was achieved in 23/24 patients, with 23 patients (94%) surviving the acute infarction. Holmium:YAG laser is very effective and safe in thrombolysis and revascularization in this complicated clinical setting.

  8. Revascularization of the superior mesenteric artery.

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    Jaumin, P; Fastrez, J; Goenen, M; Kestens-Servaye, Y; Schoevaerdts, J; Dautrebande, J

    1975-01-01

    From 1965 to 1973, 7 patients with severe chronic mesenteric vascular insufficiency have been successfully operated upon. Abdominal pain, weight loss and epigastric murmur were the most significant symptoms and signs in these diffusely atheromatous patients. Aortography with exposure in the lateral projection was essential for diagnosis and operative planning. Although two and often all three main splanchnic arteries were involved, revasculariztion of only the superior mesenteric artery restored normal hemodynamics. There was no operative mortality. Weight gain was dramatic and post-prandial pain disappeared in all patients. One patient diedone year and one half after the operation from an acute cerebro-vascular accidnet. Our surgical experience in this field, although small, is very gratifying and rewarding. PMID:1194339

  9. Coronary arteriovenous fistulas with giant aneurysm: two case reports.

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    Katoh, T; Zempo, N; Minami, Y; Suzuki, K; Fujimura, Y; Tsuboi, H; Esato, K; Gondo, T

    1999-06-01

    Coronary arteriovenous fistulas are rare, particularly in association with coronary aneurysms. Two rare cases of patients with coronary arteriovenous fistulas and giant aneurysmal formation are described. A right coronary fistula that drained into the superior vena cava was demonstrated in one patient. The remaining patient had a documented left coronary fistula that drained into a main pulmonary artery and had evidence of several plexal vessels that transversed through the pulmonary trunk and toward the pericardial reflex. Under cardiopulmonary bypass, the fistulas and plexal vessels were successfully ligated without any injury to the native coronary circulation. PMID:10430533

  10. Impact of daily lifestyle on coronary heart disease

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    WAN, YAN-FANG; MA, XIAO-LI; YUAN, CHEN; FEI, LING; YANG, JING; ZHANG, JUN

    2015-01-01

    Limited data are available with regard to the impact of daily lifestyle choices in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) who have undergone stent placement. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of daily lifestyle factors in patients with CHD following stent implantation. Between March 2005 and March 2006, 129 consecutive patients with CHD were admitted to Cangzhou Central Hospital at Hebei Medical University (Cangzhou, China). The patients underwent coronary stenting and participated in a 7-year clinical follow-up that analyzed the impact of their daily lifestyle choices on CHD following the stent placement. Rates of dinner satiety [95% confidence interval (CI), 1.12110.97, P=0.005], smoking (95% CI, 4.0534.90, P=2.0110?7) and heavy alcohol use (95% CI, 1.3211.05, P=0.006) were significantly higher in the repeated (re)-revascularization group when compared with the non-revascularization group. In addition, the exercise rate was significantly lower in the re-revascularization group when compared with the non-revascularization group (95% CI, 0.020.65, P=0.005). However, no statistically significant differences were observed between the groups with regard to sleeping patterns (95% CI, 0.030.71, P=0.270) or anxiety rates (P=0.289). A coronary angiography performed during re-revascularization revealed in-stent restenosis in 26% of the patients, stenoses at the entrance to or exit from the stent in 29% of the patients and new lesions in 19% of the patients. Furthermore, original lesions exhibited deterioration in 26% of the patients. The clinical endpoint was reached in 55% of the patients between 3 and 5 years of the follow-up period. In conclusion, poor daily lifestyle habits can increase the in-stent restenosis rate, accelerate the progression of the original lesion and promote the emergence of new lesions in patients with CHD following stent placement. PMID:26622449

  11. Coronary Perforation and Covered Stents: An Update and Review

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    Al-Mukhaini, Mohammed; Panduranga, Prashanth; Sulaiman, Kadhim; Riyami, Abdulla Amour; Deeb, Mohammed; Riyami, Mohamed Barkat

    2011-01-01

    Coronary perforation is a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. We present two different types of coronary intervention, but both ending with coronary perforation. However, these perforations were tackled successfully by covered stents. This article reviews the incidence, causes, presentation, and management of coronary perforation in the present era of aggressive interventional cardiology. Coronary perforations are classified as type I (extraluminal crater), II (myocardial or pericardial blushing), and III (contrast streaming or cavity spilling). Types I and II coronary perforations are caused by stiff or hydrophilic guidewires. Type I has a benign prognosis, whereas type II coronary perforations have the potential to progress to tamponade. Type III coronary perforations are caused by balloons, stents, or other intracoronary devices and commonly lead to cardiac tamponade necessitating pericardial drainage. However, type III perforations can be managed with covered stents without need for surgical intervention. PMID:22121463

  12. Coronary perforation: What color is your parachute?

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    Seto, Arnold H; Kern, Morton J

    2015-09-01

    Coronary perforation is a rare but devastating complication of PCI, requiring rescue devices such as covered stents. This paper documents the successful use of a pericardial covered stent in 9/9 patients for coronary perforation. Pericardial covered stents have theoretical advantages over PTFE covered stents, but clinical studies proving this are not feasible. PMID:26276233

  13. Interposition vein graft for giant coronary aneurysm repair

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    Firstenberg, M. S.; Azoury, F.; Lytle, B. W.; Thomas, J. D.

    2000-01-01

    Coronary aneurysms in adults are rare. Surgical treatment is often concomitant to treating obstructing coronary lesions. However, the ideal treatment strategy is poorly defined. We present a case of successful treatment of a large coronary artery aneurysm with a reverse saphenous interposition vein graft. This modality offers important benefits over other current surgical and percutaneous techniques and should be considered as an option for patients requiring treatment for coronary aneurysms.

  14. Late results of coronary bypass in patients with infrarenal aortic aneurysms. The Cleveland Clinic Study.

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    Hertzer, N R; Young, J R; Beven, E G; O'Hara, P J; Graor, R A; Ruschhaupt, W F; Maljovec, L C

    1987-01-01

    Cardiac catheterization was performed in a prospective series of 1000 patients under consideration for elective peripheral vascular reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic from 1978-1982. Of these, 246 patients (mean age: 68 years) presented primarily because of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and are eligible for subsequent evaluation 3-7 years (mean: 4.6 years) after entrance into the study. Severe, surgically correctable coronary artery disease (CAD) was documented in 78 patients (32%) in the AAA group, and 70 patients (28%) received myocardial revascularization with four fatal complications (5.7%). A total of 56 patients in this subset had staged aneurysm resection, usually during the same hospital admission after coronary bypass, with a single death (1.8%) caused by cerebral infarction. The overall operative mortality rate for 126 coronary and AAA procedures was 4%. A total of 59 additional patients (25%) died during the late follow-up interval, including 14 patients (5.9%) with cardiac events and eight patients (3.4%) with ruptured aneurysms. The cumulative 5-year survival rate (75%) and cardiac mortality rate (5%) after coronary bypass reflected traditional parameters (preoperative ventricular function, completeness of revascularization) and are nearly identical to the results calculated for patients having normal coronary arteries or only mild to moderate CAD. In comparison, the cumulative survival and cardiac mortality rates in a small subset of patients with severe, uncorrected coronary involvement currently are 29% (p = 0.0001) and 34%, respectively. These data support the conclusion that selected patients who require elective resection of AAA also warrant myocardial revascularization to enhance perioperative risk and late survival. PMID:3494434

  15. Coronary arteriography and angioplasty

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    King, S.B.; Douglas, J.S.

    1985-01-01

    This book explores biomedical radiography of the heart. Topics considered include six bench marks in the history of cardiac catheterization; normal coronary anatomy; anomalies of the coronary arteries; pathoanotomy of the coronary arteries and complications; indications, limitations, and risks of coronary arteriography and left ventriculography; catheterization techniques in coronary arteriography and left ventriculography: the Sones technique; catheterization techniques in coronary arteriography and left ventriculography: the Judkins technique; modification of Judkins catheters; catheterization techniques in coronary arteriography and left ventriculography multipurpose technique; new views in coronary arteriography; quantitative evaluation of left ventricular function; complications of coronary arteriography: management during and following the procedure; interpretation of coronary arteriograms and left ventriculograms; prevalence and distribution of disease in patients catheterized for suspected coronary disease at Emory University Hospital; the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; selection for surgery or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; intracoronary thrombolysis; and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

  16. Chronic mesenteric ischemia: Time to remember open revascularization

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    Keese, Michael; Schmitz-Rixen, Thomas; Schmandra, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    Chronic mesenteric ischemia is caused by stenosis or occlusion of one or more visceral arteries. It represents a therapeutic challenge and diagnosis and treatment require close interdisciplinary cooperation between gastroenterologist, vascular surgeon and radiologist. Although endovascular treatment modalities have been developed, the number of restenoses ultimately resulting in treatment failure is high. In patients fit for open surgery, the visceral arteries should be revascularized conventionally. These patients will then experience long term relief from the symptoms, a better quality of life and a better overall survival. PMID:23539677

  17. [Long-term survival after reconstructive surgery on non-coronary arteries in different age groups].

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    Sumin, A N; Gaĭfulin, R A; Korok, E V; Panfilov, S D; Evdokimov, D O; Raĭkh, O I; Bezdenezhnykh, A V; Kislov, E E; Ivanov, S V; Barbarash, L S

    2013-01-01

    The study was aimed at assessing long-term survival after reconstructive surgery on non-coronary arteries in different age groups as well as the confounding factors. 469 case histories were analyzed retrospectively. The most patients underwent coronary angiography (CA) and preventive myocardial revascularization along with non-coronary artery exam. The mean follow-up period was 57.5 +/- 14.9 months. The groups were similar in terms of aspirin and statin therapy; however, older patients more often received beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors (p < 0.03). The number of patients who undergone CA increased with age (p = 0.002). Older patients had higher long-term mortality (p = 0.008) and poorer long-term survival (p = 0.001) as compared to patients below 60 years of age. The risk of death increased with age (OR 1.11; p = 0.001), in smokers (OR 2.79; p = 0.009) and in case of complications in the postoperative period (OR 4.09; p = 0.001). In turn, lower mortality was associated with CA and further preventive myocardial revascularization, if medical reasons (OR 0.15; p = 0.001). Thus, routine CA and preventive myocardial revascularization were associated with lower long-term mortality. This allows recommending an aggressive preoperative assessment to this category of patients. PMID:24640702

  18. Recent advances in the management of chronic stable angina II. Anti-ischemic therapy, options for refractory angina, risk factor reduction, and revascularization

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    Kones, Richard

    2010-01-01

    The objectives in treating angina are relief of pain and prevention of disease progression through risk reduction. Mechanisms, indications, clinical forms, doses, and side effects of the traditional antianginal agents – nitrates, β-blockers, and calcium channel blockers – are reviewed. A number of patients have contraindications or remain unrelieved from anginal discomfort with these drugs. Among newer alternatives, ranolazine, recently approved in the United States, indirectly prevents the intracellular calcium overload involved in cardiac ischemia and is a welcome addition to available treatments. None, however, are disease-modifying agents. Two options for refractory angina, enhanced external counterpulsation and spinal cord stimulation (SCS), are presented in detail. They are both well-studied and are effective means of treating at least some patients with this perplexing form of angina. Traditional modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) – smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity – account for most of the population-attributable risk. Individual therapy of high-risk patients differs from population-wide efforts to prevent risk factors from appearing or reducing their severity, in order to lower the national burden of disease. Current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines to lower risk in patients with chronic angina are reviewed. The Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial showed that in patients with stable angina, optimal medical therapy alone and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with medical therapy were equal in preventing myocardial infarction and death. The integration of COURAGE results into current practice is discussed. For patients who are unstable, with very high risk, with left main coronary artery lesions, in whom medical therapy fails, and in those with acute coronary syndromes, PCI is indicated. Asymptomatic patients with CAD and those with stable angina may defer intervention without additional risk to see if they will improve on optimum medical therapy. For many patients, coronary artery bypass surgery offers the best opportunity for relieving angina, reducing the need for additional revascularization procedures and improving survival. Optimal medical therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention, and surgery are not competing therapies, but are complementary and form a continuum, each filling an important evidence-based need in modern comprehensive management. PMID:20859545

  19. Emergency endovascular revascularization of tandem occlusions: Internal carotid artery dissection and intracranial large artery embolism.

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    Cohen, José E; Leker, Ronen R; Eichel, Roni; Gomori, Moshe; Itshayek, Eyal

    2016-06-01

    Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) with concomitant occlusive intracranial large artery emboli is an infrequent cause of acute stroke, with poor response to intravenous thrombolysis. Reports on the management of this entity are limited. We present our recent experience in the endovascular management of occlusive ICAD and major intracranial occlusion. Consecutive anterior circulation acute stroke patients meeting Medical Center criteria for endovascular management of ICAD from June 2011 to June 2015 were included. Clinical, imaging, and procedure data were collected retrospectively under Institutional Review Board approval. The endovascular procedure for carotid artery revascularization and intracranial stent thrombectomy is described. Six patients met inclusion criteria (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score 12-24, time from symptom onset 2-8hours). Revascularization of the extracranial carotid dissection and stent thrombectomy were achieved in 5/6 patients, resulting in complete recanalization (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction flow grade 3 in a mean 2.7hours), and modified Rankin Scale score 0-2 at 90 day follow-up. In one patient, attempts to microcatheterize the true arterial lumen failed and thrombectomy was therefore not feasible. No arterial dissection, arterial rupture or accidental stent detachment occurred, and there was no intracerebral hemorrhage or hemorrhagic transformation. Our preliminary data on this selected subgroup of patients suggest the presented approach is safe, feasible in a significant proportion of patients, and efficacious in achieving arterial recanalization and improving patient outcome. Crossing the dissected segment remains the most important limiting factor in achieving successful ICA recanalization. Further evaluation in larger series is warranted. PMID:26924182

  20. Novel drug-eluting stents in the treatment of de novo coronary lesions

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    Capodanno, Davide; Dipasqua, Fabio; Tamburino, Corrado

    2011-01-01

    Due to safety concerns in recent years, much effort has been devoted to improving the outcomes associated with drug-eluting stents (DESs). This review summarizes the current status of methodological and technical achievements reported in second-generation DES. Novel stents are described based on the component (the platform, the polymer, and the drug) that has undergone the most significant changes compared to earlier generation DES. An overview of the currently available evidence on the use of novel coronary devices in patients undergoing coronary revascularization is also reviewed. PMID:21415924

  1. Transradial Coronary Intervention Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Unprotected Left Main and/or Multivessel Disease in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome.

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    Gao, Fei; Zhou, Yu Jie; Wang, Zhi Jian; Yan, Zhen Xian; Liu, Xiao Li; Shen, Hua

    2016-01-01

    The overall safety and efficacy of transradial coronary intervention (TRI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for patients with unprotected left main (UPLM) disease and/or multivessel coronary disease (MVD) presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have not been established. Consecutive patients with ACS undergoing TRI with drug-eluting stent (n = 1431) or CABG (n = 651) for UPLM and/or MVD were included. A propensity-score matching was performed to adjust for differences in baseline characteristics between the 2 cohorts, yielding 524 pairs of matched patients. Median clinical follow-up was 32 months. After propensity-score adjustment, no significant difference was observed between the TRI and CABG groups in all-cause mortality (4.0% vs 5.2%; P = .375). Transradial coronary intervention was favored by a significant increase in the incidence of stroke in the CABG group (0.4% vs 1.9%; P = .020), whereas a significantly increased target vessel revascularization rate (16.8% vs 6.3%; P < .0001) observed in the TRI group favored CABG. Composite outcome (death/myocardial infarction/stroke) was comparable between the TRI and the CABG groups (8.0% vs 11.5%; P = .061). Clinical outcomes of TRI on UPLM and/or MVD for patients with ACS are comparable to CABG in composite safety outcomes with the advantage to TRI for avoiding a stroke. PMID:25818105

  2. A randomised controlled trial of mini incision or conventional incision for saphenous vein harvesting in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization

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    Gontijo de Deus, Kleber; Diogo Filho, Augusto; Cesar Santos, Paulo

    2016-01-01

    Objective Compare the evolution regarding the complications concerning two types of incision (conventional × mini-incision), for saphenectomy in patients that go under myocardial revascularization or otherwise known as coronary artery bypass surgery. Methods In January 2012 to August 2013, 66 patients were prospectively selected for coronary artery bypass with cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. These were divided into two groups: Conventional and Mini-Incision, with 33 patients in each group chosen in a random fashion and with knowledge of which technique to be used being presented only at the start of the surgery. In the conventional group, the patients received an incision to the lower member of 7–10 cm. The patients in the Mini-Incision group received an incision to the lower member of 3–4 cm, both performed without the use of any special material. Results The groups were similar in terms of clinical data and in the preoperative period. Males made up a greater part of the group with 63.7% and 81.9% in groups C and M, respectively. Among the complications analysed, edema (p = 0.011), hematoma (p = 0.020), dehiscence (p = 0.012) and infection (p = 0.012), were significantly greater in group C when compared to group M. When the matter comes to the variable in relation to the risk of Surgical Site Infections (SSI), no difference was found between the groups. Conclusion Coronary artery bypass surgery with mini-incision for saphenectomy, demonstrated a lower rate for preoperative complications when compared to saphenectomy under conventional incision procedures. PMID:27006766

  3. Coronary Bypass - Survival Benefit in Heart Failure.

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    Guyton, Robert A; Smith, Andrew L

    2016-04-21

    Velazquez and colleagues report the outcomes from the 10-year extended follow-up of the surgical revascularization component of the Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) study.(1) This STICH Extension Study (STICHES) was a tenacious 15-year effort, achieving a 98% rate of follow-up from 99 institutions of 1212 patients with heart failure and severe left ventricular dysfunction who were randomly assigned to receive either medical therapy alone or medical therapy plus coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG). CABG was found to confer a significant and substantial survival benefit at 10 years, with a rate of death from any cause that was 16% lower . . . PMID:27040599

  4. Calpains and CoronaryVascular Disease

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    Potz, Brittany A.; Sabe, Ashraf A.; Abid, M. Ruhul; Sellke, Frank W.

    2016-01-01

    Despite many advances in percutaneous and surgical interventions in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD), up to one-third of patients are still either not candidates for or receive suboptimal revascularization.. Calpains are a class of calcium activated non-lysosomal cysteine proteases which serve as a proteolytic unit for cellular homeostasis. Uncontrolled activation of calpain has been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of myocardial reperfusion injury, cardiac hypertrophy, myocardial stunning and cardiac ischemia. Inhibition of calpains has been shown to significantly attenuate myocardial stunning and reduced infarct size after ischemia reperfusion. Calpain inhibition therefore serves as a potential medical therapy for patients suffering from a number of diseases including CAD. PMID:26489456

  5. Coronary artery fistula (image)

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    A coronary artery fistula generally occurs when one of the coronary arteries fails to form properly during the development of the baby. Coronary artery fistula is an abnormal connection between one of ...

  6. Coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus: Recent treatment strategies and future perspectives

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    Naito, Ryo; Kasai, Takatoshi

    2015-01-01

    Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are at a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) than are non-T2DM patients. Moreover, the clinical outcomes in CAD with T2DM are poor despite improvements in medications and other interventions. Coronary artery bypass grafting is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention in treating multivessel coronary artery disease in diabetic patients. However, selecting a revascularization strategy depends not only on the lesion complexity but also on the patient’s medical history and comorbidities. Additionally, comprehensive risk management with medical and non-pharmacological therapies is important, as is confirmation regarding whether the risk-management strategies are being appropriately achieved. Furthermore, non-pharmacological interventions using exercise and diet during the earlier stages of glucose metabolism abnormalities, such as impaired glucose tolerance, might be beneficial in preventing the development or progression of T2DM and in reducing the occurrence of cardiovascular events. PMID:25810811

  7. The ‘Perfect Storm’ and Acute Coronary Syndrome Onset: Do Psychosocial Factors Play a Role?

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    Burg, Matthew M.; Edmondson, Donald; Shimbo, Daichi; Shaffer, Jonathan; Kronish, Ian M.; Whang, William; Alcántara, Carmela; Schwartz, Joseph E.; Muntner, Paul; Davidson, Karina W.

    2013-01-01

    The revolution in cardiac care over the past two decades, characterized by emergent revascularization, drug eluting stents, anti-platelet medications, and advanced imaging has had little impact on overall ACS recurrence, or ACS prevention. The “Perfect Storm” refers to a confluence of events and processes, including atherosclerotic plaque, coronary flow dynamics, hemostatic and fibrinolytic function, metabolic and inflammatory conditions, neurohormonal dysregulation, and environmental events that give rise to, and result in an ACS event. In this article we illustrate the limits of the traditional main effect research model, giving a brief description of the current state of knowledge regarding the development of atherosclerotic plaque and the rupturing of these plaques that defines an ACS event. We then apply the Perfect Storm conceptualization to describe a program of research concerning a psychosocial vulnerability factor that contributes to increased risk of recurrent ACS and early mortality, and that has defied our efforts to identify underlying pathophysiology and successfully mount efforts to fully mitigate this risk. PMID:23621970

  8. Subclavian Revascularization in the Age of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair and Comparison of Outcomes in Patients with Occlusive Disease

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    Scali, Salvatore T.; Chang, Catherine K.; Pape, Stephen G.; Feezor, Robert J.; Berceli, Scott A.; Huber, Thomas S.; Beck, Adam W.

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Open surgical revascularization for subclavian artery occlusive disease (OD) has largely been supplanted by endovascular treatment despite the excellent long-term patency of bypass. The indications for carotid-subclavian bypass (CSB) and subclavian transposition (ST) have been recently expanded with the widespread application of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), primarily to augment proximal landing zones or treat endovascular failures. This study was performed to determine the outcomes of patients undergoing C-S BP/ST in the context of contemporary endovascular therapies and evolving indications. METHODS A prospective database including all procedures performed at a single institution from 2002–2012 was retrospectively queried for patients who have undergone subclavian revascularization for either TEVAR or OD indications. Patient demographics and perioperative outcomes were recorded. Patency was determined by computed tomographic angiography in the TEVAR group, while non-invasive studies were used for the OD patients. Life table methods were used to estimate patency, re-intervention and survival. RESULTS A total of 139 procedures were identified, with 101 performed for TEVAR, and 38 for OD. All TEVAR patients underwent CSB/ST to augment landing zones (preoperative 49%; intraoperative 41%), treat arm ischemia (postoperative, 8%), or for internal mammary artery salvage (2%). OD patients had a variety of indications [failed stent/arm fatigue, 49%; asymptomatic, >80% internal carotid stenosis with concurrent subclavian occlusion, 18%; symptomatic cerebrovascular occlusive disease (CVOD), 13%; redo bypass, 8%; and coronary-subclavian steal, 5%]. There were no significant differences in postoperative stroke and death, primary patency, or freedom from reintervention. The 30-day postoperative stroke, death, and combined stroke/death were 10.8%, 5.8%, and 13.7% for the entire cohort; 8.9%, 7.1%, and 12.9% in TEVAR patients and 15.8%, 2.6%, and 15.8% in OD patients, r espectively. One and 3-year primary patencies of TEVAR and OD patients were 94%, 94% and 93%, 73%, respectively. There was no difference in survival between the groups, with 1 and 5-year survival estimated to be 88% and 76%, respectively. CONCLUSION In this contemporary series of CSB/ST performed for TEVAR and OD indications, stroke risk may be higher than previously reported in historical series. In TEVAR patients, this may be attributed to procedural complexity of the TEVAR in patients requiring subclavian revascularization. In OD patients, this is likely due to the changing patient population who require more frequent concomitant carotid interventions. Despite the short-term morbidity, excellent bypass durability and equivalent long-term patient survival can be anticipated. PMID:23711694

  9. Axillary artery to left anterior descending coronary artery bypass with an externally stented graft: a technical report

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    Athanasiou, Thanos; Kapetanakis, Emmanouil I; Rao, Christopher; Salvador, Loris; Darzi, Ara

    2008-01-01

    With the proliferation of minimally invasive cardiac surgery a number of alternative inflow sites for coronary artery bypass grafting have been utilized, especially in higher risk patients. The use of axillary-coronary artery bypass is a safe and effective alternative especially in the case of patients requiring redo coronary revascularization. However, the length and convoluted course of the axillary-coronary vein graft makes is susceptible to twisting, trauma and neointimal hyperplasia. We therefore report a case of an axillary-coronary artery bypass in a high risk patient in which a Dacron conduit was used to externally support and protect the vein graft to the left anterior descending artery. Surgical technique and considerations are presented and discussed. PMID:18269756

  10. The Relationship between Proliferative Scars and Endothelial Function in Surgically Revascularized Patients

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    Ziyrek, Murat; Şahin, Sinan; Acar, Zeydin; Şen, Onur

    2015-01-01

    Background: Proliferative scars are benign fibrotic proliferations which demonstrate abnormal wound healing in response to skin injuries. As postulated in the “response to injury hypothesis”, atherosclerosis is also triggered by an endothelial injury. Keloid and atherosclerotic processes have many pathophysiological and cytological features in common. Aims: In this study, we investigated the relationship between proliferative scars and endothelial function in surgically revascularized patients. We aimed to test the hypothesis that atherosclerosis is a wound healing abnormality. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: Consecutive patients who were admitted to the cardiology outpatient clinic with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting operation were evaluated. Thirty-three patients with proliferative scars at the median sternotomy site formed the keloid group, and 36 age- and sex-matched patients with no proliferative scar at the median sternotomy site formed the control group. Endothelial function was evaluated by flow-mediated vasodilatation of the brachial artery via ultrasonograhic examination. Results: There is no signicant difference according to the demographic data, biochemical parameters, clinical parameters and number of grafts between keloid and control groups. Endothelial-dependent vasodila-tory response was lower in the keloid group than the control group (9.30±3.5 and 18.68±8.2, respectively; p=0.001). Conclusion: This study showed that endothalial dysfunction, which is strongly correlated with atherosclerosis, was more prominent in patients with proliferative scars. As proliferative scars and atherosclerosis have many features in common, we might conclude that atherosclerosis is a wound healing abnormality. PMID:26740897

  11. New Treatment Applying Low Level Laser Therapy for Acute Dehiscence Saphenectomy in Post Myocardial Revascularization.

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    Pinto, Nathali Cordeiro; Shoji, Nara; Junior, Mauro Favoretto; Muramatso, Mikiya; Chavantes, Maria Cristina; Stolf, Noedir A. G.

    2008-04-01

    Introduction: In Brazil, the main cause of death is the coronary heart disease and the surgical treatment applied in such cases is the Myocardial Revascularization (MR). Patients undergoing to MR through saphenous vein bypass development dehiscence in 10% of the cases. Dehiscence of surgical incision through Biomodulation treatment with Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in patients who underwent to MR seems to be an unprecedented new therapy and a less invasive technique, which can benefit patients and Institutions, reducing costs. Methodology: It was analyzed 7 diabetic patients, mean age 51, 8 years old that post MR surgery presented dehiscence of the saphenectomy incision on lower limb with erithema, edema and pain. The wounds area varies from 2,2 until 34,8 cm and deep from 0,1 until 1,1 cm. It was used only Diode Laser C.W. (655 nm wavelength), Power = 25 mW, Time = 30 s, Fluence = 4 J/cm2 applied punctually around surgical wound's sore, by 2 cm distance. Results: It was observed granulated tissue all around the incision, as well as decreased inflammatory process, reduction fibrin and wound's size, besides analgesic effect since the first application. It was required in superficial wounds only 3 applications, while in the extensive wounds 8-10 applications were necessary. The LLLT has shown a remarkable role as a wound healing facilitated agent, reflecting the reduction of inflammatory process and improving analgesia. Conclusion: LLLT assisted dehiscence post saphenectomy showed a substantial improvement to the patient's quality of life, with a cost-effectiveness treatment that can benefit both patients and Institutions as an effective and less invasive therapy.

  12. Blood Oxygenation Level-Dependent CMR-Derived Measures in Critical Limb Ischemia and Changes With Revascularization

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    Bajwa, Adnan; Wesolowski, Roman; Patel, Ashish; Saha, Prakash; Ludwinski, Francesca; Ikram, Mohammed; Albayati, Mostafa; Smith, Alberto; Nagel, Eike; Modarai, Bijan

    2016-01-01

    Background Use of blood oxygenation level-dependent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (BOLD-CMR) to assess perfusion in the lower limb has been hampered by poor reproducibility and a failure to reliably detect post-revascularization improvements in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). Objectives This study sought to develop BOLD-CMR as an objective, reliable clinical tool for measuring calf muscle perfusion in patients with CLI. Methods The calf was imaged at 3-T in young healthy control subjects (n = 12), age-matched control subjects (n = 10), and patients with CLI (n = 34). Signal intensity time curves were generated for each muscle group and curve parameters, including signal reduction during ischemia (SRi) and gradient during reactive hyperemia (Grad). BOLD-CMR was used to assess changes in perfusion following revascularization in 12 CLI patients. Muscle biopsies (n = 28), obtained at the level of BOLD-CMR measurement and from healthy proximal muscle of patients undergoing lower limb amputation (n = 3), were analyzed for capillary-fiber ratio. Results There was good interuser and interscan reproducibility for Grad and SRi (all p < 0.0001). The ischemic limb had lower Grad and SRi compared with the contralateral asymptomatic limb, age-matched control subjects, and young control subjects (p < 0.001 for all comparisons). Successful revascularization resulted in improvement in Grad (p < 0.0001) and SRi (p < 0.0005). There was a significant correlation between capillary-fiber ratio (p < 0.01) in muscle biopsies from amputated limbs and Grad measured pre-operatively at the corresponding level. Conclusions BOLD-CMR showed promise as a reliable tool for assessing perfusion in the lower limb musculature and merits further investigation in a clinical trial. PMID:26821631

  13. [Management of coronary artery disease in diabetic patients with lower limb critical ischaemia: assessment of operational risk, drug therapy and indications for interventions].

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    Dedov, I I; Kalashnikov, V Iu; Terekhin, S A; Melkozerov, K V

    2012-01-01

    Despite obvious progress in management of diabetes mellitus, the DM-related complications rate remains inadmissibly high. Macroangiopathy is known to rank first amongst complications of diabetes mellitus, and coronary artery disease remains to be the major cause of death. Analysed herein are peculiarities of the clinical course in diabetic patients presenting with coronary artery disease and lower limb critical ischaemia, followed by discussing the issues concerning drug therapy, preoperative examination, and methods of diagnosis in this cohort of patients prior to vascular operations, assessment of the preoperative risk, indications for coronarography and myocardial revascularization. Also presented are the results of the main clinical trials dedicated to preoperative myocardial revascularization, including those in diabetic patients with limb critical ischaemia, and finally highlighting current importance of optimizing approaches to managing and working out algorithms of treatment policy for diabetic patients with a combination of coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, and critical limb ischaemia. PMID:22836323

  14. Off-pump coronary artery bypass: techniques, pitfalls, and results.

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    Tashiro, Tadashi; Wada, Hideichi; Nishimi, Masaru; Minematsu, Noritoshi

    2013-08-01

    In coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), coronary artery anastomosis is generally performed under cardiac arrest using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). To avoid the invasiveness of CPB, off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) is currently also used. In Japan, in particular, OPCAB now accounts for 60 % of all CABG operations and has become a standard surgical procedure. We herein provide a discussion of OPCAB. The goals of coronary artery bypass surgery are to achieve complete revascularization and maintain a high rate of graft patency for the long term. This requires stable exposure of the coronary arteries, including those located on the posterior surface of the heart and the formation of good-quality anastomoses. Achieving this depends not only on the competency of the individual surgeon, but also on smooth and effective teamwork among everyone involved, including the other surgeons, anesthetists, clinical technicians, and nurses. It is important for surgeons and surgical teams to examine their own outcomes and engage in self-scrutiny in an endeavor to improve these outcomes. PMID:23775231

  15. Delayed Carotid Dissection Following Lower Lip Revascularization in the Setting of Hyoid Fracture--A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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    Misra, Shantum; Haas, Corbett A; August, Meredith; Eberlin, Kyle R

    2016-01-01

    Traumatic injuries to the lip are common, but injuries that require revascularization of the lower lip are infrequent and pose a major challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. This report describes the case of a 53-year-old woman who sustained a lower lip avulsion injury, a comminuted mandibular parasymphyseal fracture, and a hyoid bone fracture secondary to a bicycle accident. Trauma workup included computed tomographic angiography of the head and neck, which did not show vascular injury. Despite successful revascularization of the lower lip, on postoperative day 11 the patient developed a large internal carotid artery dissection and middle cerebral artery stroke. This case highlights the importance of careful postoperative monitoring after high-energy facial trauma, particularly in the setting of vascular and bony injuries. PMID:26435401

  16. Immediate- and short-term outcome following recanalization of long chronic total occlusions (> 50 mm) of native coronary arteries with the Frontrunner catheter.

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    Loli, Akil; Liu, Rex; Pershad, Ashish

    2006-06-01

    Thirty percent of diagnostic angiograms have at least 1 chronic total occlusion (CTO). The 10-year survival of patients with a CTO is improved if they have the CTO successfully recanalized. The success of recanalization with conventional wires is 50% and the impact of new technology on recanalization is unknown. This abstract reports a single center experience with one such new device, the Lumend Frontrunner catheter in revascularization of this difficult lesion subset. A consecutive series of 18 patients with CTO's of native coronary arteries were enrolled in this single center, single operator series. The mean age of the CTO was 5.3 years. The indication for attempt at recanalization was ischemia in the territory of the CTO on SPECT imaging. Success was defined as TIMI flow restoration and < 40% residual stenosis. Primary success (defined as TIMI 3 Flow restoration and < 40% residual stenosis) was achieved in 77% of patients. At 30 days and out to 6 months, clinical TVR was 11% (2/18) in this difficult lesion subset. Conventional predictors of failure to recanalize CTOs do not appear to hold true with the use of the Frontrunner catheter. In this small series, dual cusp injections and use of the Microglide catheter appears to correlate with favorable outcomes. Fluoroscopy times and contrast use are high when attempting recanalization of CTOs with this technology. PMID:16775901

  17. Coronary artery disease: to cath or not to cath? When and how best to cath: those are the remaining questions

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    Rossini, Roberta; Musumeci, Giuseppe; Navarese, Eliano Pio; Tarantini, Giuseppe

    2013-01-01

    Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and it often clinically manifests as stable angina. The optimal diagnostic and therapeutic strategy of patients with stable angina may be controversial. Coronary revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome, whereas recent trials have failed to demonstrate the superiority of myocardial revascularization over optimal medical therapy in stable angina. The treatment of a patient with stable angina is still challenging, as the definition of “stable” and “unstable” is not so clear. Moreover, the benefit of PCI in terms of quality of life is evident, and independent from its neutral effect on survival. To date, the best timing of coronary angiography and the role of further investigations on myocardial ischemia still need to be defined. On the other hand, in spite of the clear benefit on clinical outcome of an early invasive treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome, elderly are often undertreated, whereas the overtreatment with PCI of stable patients undergoing non cardiac surgery might even increase ischemic events due to the premature discontinuation of the antiplatelet therapy, without reducing the perioperative risk. PMID:23459399

  18. Coronary endarterectomy in left anterior descending artery combined with coronary artery bypass grafting – midterm mortality and morbidity

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    Domaradzki, Wojciech; Krauze, Jolanta; Kinasz, Leszek; Jankowska-Sanetra, Justyna; Świątkiewicz, Małgorzata; Paradowski, Krzysztof; Cisowski, Marek

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Completeness of myocardial revascularization is essential in surgical treatment of coronary artery disease. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of coronary endarterectomy as an adjunct to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the most difficult cases. Material and methods Among 1559 patients who had CABG in our department, the cases of 17 who underwent an adjunct left anterior descending endarterectomy were analyzed. All procedures were performed with median sternotomy, extracorporeal circulation and in mild hypothermia (34°C), by the same surgeon. No coronary artery endarterectomy was planned before surgery. Results There was no infarction or cardiac arrest during hospitalization. Only one patient required mechanical circulatory support (intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation). Each patient was contacted and investigation for major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) was performed. Eleven patients (65%) already underwent midterm clinical evaluation. There was no death, myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular incident during the entire period (mean follow-up at 15.3 months). One patient required urgent coronarography due to chest pain. No other patient had chest pain or significant deterioration of ventricular function in echocardiography. Conclusions Outcomes and potential indications for performing left anterior descending coronary endarterectomy as an adjunct to CABG are discussed. PMID:26855644

  19. New Invasive Assessment Measures of Coronary Artery Disease Severity.

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    Khanna, Neel; Subramanian, Kathir S; Khera, Sahil; Aronow, Wilbert S; Frishman, William H

    2016-01-01

    Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. The assessment and treatment of patients with ischemic heart disease have advanced greatly over the past decade. Particular attention has been given recently to the recognition of lesions that cause ischemia or that are prone to plaque rupture. New invasive measures of coronary artery disease have been developed, including fractional flow reserve, intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, and most recently, near-infrared spectroscopy. These technologies have helped to guide the assessment of hemodynamically significant lesions and have shown particular promise in guiding percutaneous coronary interventions. However, mortality and the rate of revascularization have shown mixed results to date. This review seeks to investigate the use and potential benefit of these technologies, with particular attention to clinical end points. PMID:26751263

  20. Improving quality and outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting procedures.

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    Ferguson, T Bruce; Buch, Ashesh N

    2016-05-01

    The evolution in the approach, clinical care and outcomes of ischemic heart disease, has been dramatic over the past decade. Optimizing medical therapy initially and throughout the care delivery process has been transformative. The addition of new physiologic data to the traditional anatomic framework for diagnosis and therapy of more extensive stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) enables quality and outcomes improvements in this patient population overall and in the patient subsets of acute coronary syndrome and SIHD. In patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), these developments have changed the objective goal of surgical revascularization over this time interval. This review discusses the opportunities for quality and outcomes improvement in CABG, in the context of SIHD overall. PMID:26818448

  1. [Prevention after acute coronary syndrome].

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    Horstick, G

    2014-01-01

    Mortality is increased in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) related to the extent of myocardial injury even if percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was successful. The development of congestive heart failure (CHF) after PCI in ACS is of prognostic interest. Non-invasive imaging plays a major role for determination of structural myocardial damage and loss of function. Secondary prevention regarding pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapy is dependent on myocardial function and the presence or absence of CHF. Exercise training as part of the non-pharmacological therapy plays an important role in rehabilitation after ACS according to the severity of injury. PMID:24446045

  2. Syphilitic Coronary Artery Ostial Stenosis Resulting in Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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    Nakazone, Marcelo A.; Machado, Maurício N.; Barbosa, Raphael B.; Santos, Márcio A.; Maia, Lilia N.

    2010-01-01

    Cardiovascular abnormalities are well-known manifestations of tertiary syphilis infections which although not frequent, are still causes of morbidity and mortality. A less common manifestation of syphilitic aortitis is coronary artery ostial narrowing related to aortic wall thickening. We report a case of a 46-year-old male admitted due to acute anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction submitted to primary percutaneous coronary intervention successfully. Coronary angiography showed a suboccluded ostial lesion of left main coronary artery. VDRL was titrated to 1/512. The patient was discharged with treatment including benzathine penicillin. Previous case reports of acute myocardial infarction in association with syphilitic coronary artery ostial stenosis have been reported, but the fact that the patient was treated by percutaneous coronary intervention is unique in this case. PMID:21052501

  3. Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme Inhibition in Stable Coronary Artery Disease

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    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are effective in reducing the risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction, and death from cardiovascular causes in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction or heart failure. ACE inhibitors have also been shown to reduce atherosclerotic complications in patients who have vascular disease without heart failure. METHODS In the Prevention of Events with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition (PEACE) Trial, we tested the hypothesis that patients with stable coronary artery disease and normal or slightly reduced left ventricular function derive therapeutic benefit from the addition of ACE inhibitors to modern conventional therapy. The trial was a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 8290 patients were randomly assigned to receive either trandolapril at a target dose of 4 mg per day (4158 patients) or matching placebo (4132 patients). RESULTS The mean (±SD) age of the patients was 64±8 years, the mean blood pressure 133±17/78±10 mm Hg, and the mean left ventricular ejection fraction 58±9 percent. The patients received intensive treatment, with 72 percent having previously undergone coronary revascularization and 70 percent receiving lipid-lowering drugs. The incidence of the primary end point — death from cardiovascular causes, myocardial infarction, or coronary revascularization — was 21.9 percent in the trandolapril group, as compared with 22.5 percent in the placebo group (hazard ratio in the trandolapril group, 0.96; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.88 to 1.06; P=0.43) over a median follow-up period of 4.8 years. CONCLUSIONS In patients with stable coronary heart disease and preserved left ventricular function who are receiving “current standard” therapy and in whom the rate of cardiovascular events is lower than in previous trials of ACE inhibitors in patients with vascular disease, there is no evidence that the addition of an ACE inhibitor provides further benefit in terms of death from cardiovascular causes, myocardial infarction, or coronary revascularization. PMID:15531767

  4. High-risk percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with a single coronary artery presenting as STEMI and cardiogenic shock.

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    Abdelsalam, Murad; Krishnan, Mrinalini; Banga, Sandeep; Bachinsky, William B

    2015-01-01

    Cardiogenic shock due to ST elevation myocardial infarction in a patient with a single coronary artery involving the sole vessel is a rare presentation. This can be clinically and angiographically challenging. Proper recognition of the topography of diseased vessels and a systematic guarded approach can lead to procedural success. We report a case of an 81-year-old woman who presented with chest pain followed by a near syncope associated with an acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed a single proximally occluded right coronary artery and an anomalous left main coronary artery (originating from the proximal right coronary artery) and occluded distal left circumflex artery. The right coronary artery was successfully stented following predilation without compromising the anomalous left main origin. The flow in the chronically occluded left circumflex artery (originating from the anomalous left main) which was depended on the retrograde supply from right coronary artery through collaterals, was also re-established. PMID:26275407

  5. Coronary accordion effect mimicking coronary dissection

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    Balli, Mehmet; Akilli, Rabia Eker; Tekin, Kamuran; Cayli, Murat

    2013-01-01

    The coronary “accordion” effect is a rare pseudo-complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It is usually observed due to straightening and shortening of tortuous vessels with stiff guidewires during PCI. In this case report, we present an interesting case of the coronary accordion effect observed in a 52-year-old woman undergoing PCI. PMID:24570759

  6. Myocardial Revascularization in Dyalitic Patients: In-Hospital Period Evaluation

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    Miranda, Matheus; Hossne, Nelson Américo; Branco, João Nelson Rodrigues; Vargas, Guilherme Flora; da Fonseca, José Honório de Almeida Palma; Pestana, José Osmar Medina de Abreu; Juliano, Yara; Buffolo, Enio

    2014-01-01

    Background Coronary artery bypass grafting currently is the best treatment for dialytic patients with multivessel coronary disease, but hospital morbidity and mortality related to procedure is still high. Objective Evaluate results and in-hospital outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in dialytic patients. Methods Retrospective unicentric study including 50 consecutive and not selected dialytic patients, who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting in a tertiary university hospital from 2007 to 2012. Results High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors was observed (100% hypertensive, 68% diabetic and 40% dyslipidemic). There was no intra-operative death and 60% of the procedures were performed off-pump. There were seven (14%) in-hospital deaths. Postoperative infection, previous heart failure, cardiopulmonary bypass, abnormal ventricular function and surgical re-exploration were associated with increased mortality. Conclusion Coronary artery bypass grafting is feasible to dialytic patients although high in-hospital morbidity and mortality. It is necessary better understanding about metabolic aspects to plan adequate interventions. PMID:24270865

  7. Coronary Artery Aneurysmal Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Ostwani, Wesam; Fleming, Holly; Roldan, Carlos A.

    2016-01-01

    The patient is a 70-year-old male with no other atherogenic risk factors who presented with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) of unstable angina subsequently complicated by a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). The patient’s presentation posed 3 unique features: (1) cardiac catheterization demonstrated nonobstructive 3-vessel multi-aneurysmal coronary artery disease with sluggish antegrade coronary flow; (2) a nonobstructive aneurysmal dissection flap based on contrast staining of the mid left anterior descending artery, which may have led to in situ nonocclusive thrombosis and distal microvascular embolization; and (3) successful conservative medical therapy of coronary artery aneurysmal disease (CAAD) complicated with ACS. CAAD has an incidence of 1.5% to 4.9% in adults. The most common etiology of CAAD is atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. There are no guidelines for the management of CAAD complicated by ACS, and controversies exist as to whether conservative, catheter-based, or surgical management should be pursued. PMID:27081653

  8. [Transmyocardial laser revascularization: overview of clinical and experimental data].

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    Nishida, H; Endo, M; Koyanagi, H

    2001-10-01

    Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR) using carbon dioxide and Holmium YAG laser has been approved by FDA and is now under clinical evaluation in patients with refractory angina who are not candidate of CABG or PTCA. Original concept of TMLR was direct perfusion from left ventricle through channel created by laser. However, pathological analysis showed closed channel in almost all cases, and most possible mechanism of TMLR are now thought to be angiogenesis following to inflammatory response of laser injury. Most prospective randomized trial comparing TMLR and conservative medical treatment demonstrated significantly less angina in TMLR patients and better exercise tolerance and angina-free survival rate during follow-up period. On the other hand, no significant differences were demonstrated in overall mortality rate, myocardial perfusion or cardiac function. PMID:11676155

  9. A Comparison of the Transradial and Transfemoral Approaches for the Angiography and Intervention in Patients with a History of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: In-hospital and 1-year Follow-up Results

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    He, Pei-Yuan; Yang, Yue-Jin; Qiao, Shu-Bin; Xu, Bo; Yao, Min; Wu, Yong-Jian; Yuan, Jin-Qing; Chen, Jue; Liu, Hai-Bo; Dai, Jun; Tang, Xin-Ran; Wang, Yang; Li, Wei; Gao, Run-Lin

    2015-01-01

    Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) through transradial approach (TRA) has shown to be safe and effective as transfemoral approach (TFA) among unselected patients. However, very few studies have compared the outcomes between TRA and TFA specifically in patients with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). Methods: A total of 404 post-CABG patients who had undergone angiography or PCI were included in the study. The primary endpoint was defined as angiographic success and procedure success. The secondary endpoint was defined as in-hospital net adverse clinical events (NACEs), which included all cause of death, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, repeat revascularization, and major bleeding. Patients were followed-up for 1-year. Major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs), which included death, MI, and repeat revascularization, at 1-year follow-up were also compared. Results: The angiographic success was reached by 97.4% in the TRA group compared with 100% in the TFA group (P = 0.02). The procedure success was achieved in 99.1% in the TRA group and 97.9% in the TFA group (P = 0.68). The incidence rates of in-hospital NACE (2.7% vs. 2.7%, P = 1.00) and 1-year MACE (11.5% vs. 12.0%, P = 0.88) were similar between TRA and TFA. Meanwhile, TRA was associated with a lower rate of Bleeding Academic Research Consortium ≥2 bleeding (P = 0.02). In patients undergoing graft PCI, the procedure success was similar between TRA and TFA (100.0% vs. 98.7%, P = 1.00). The procedure time (25.0 min vs. 27.5 min, P = 0.53) was also similar. No significant difference was detected between TRA and TFA in terms of in-hospital NACE (0 vs. 0, P = 1.00) and 1-year MACE (21.4% vs. 10.3%, P = 0.19). Conclusions: Compared with TFA, TRA had lower angiographic success but had a similar procedure success in post-CABG patients. TRA was also associated with decreased bleeding and shortened hospital stay. PMID:25758269

  10. Direct Revascularization With the Angiosome Concept for Lower Limb Ischemia

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    Huang, Tzu-Yen; Huang, Ting-Shuo; Wang, Yao-Chang; Huang, Pin-Fu; Yu, Hsiu-Chin; Yeh, Chi-Hsiao

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The angiosome concept provides practical information regarding the vascular anatomy of reconstructive and vascular surgery for the treatment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease and, particularly, critical lower limb ischemia. The aim of the study was to confirm the efficacy of direct revascularization with the angiosome concept (DR) for lower limb ischemia. Complementary manual searches were performed through the Pubmed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases. We searched all randomized and nonrandomized studies (NRSs) comparing DR with indirect revascularization (IR) (without the angiosome concept) for lower limb ischemia. Only 9 nonrandomized controlled retrospective cohort studies were found and included. Trials published in any language were included. Primary endpoints were time to limb amputation and time to wound healing. Data extraction and trial quality assessment were performed by two authors independently. A third author was consulted for disagreements settlement and quality assurance. Five NRSs involving 779 lower limbs revealed that DR significantly improved the overall survival of limbs (hazard ratio [HR] 0.61; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.46–0.80; P < 0.001; I2 = 0%). In addition, DR significantly improved time to wound healing (HR 1.38; 95% CI = 1.13–1.69; P = 0.002; I2 = 0%, in 5 studies including 605 limbs). All included studies were retrospective comparative studies, and no consensus was obtained in describing wound conditions in the included studies. Our results suggested that treatment of lower limb ischemia using DR is more effective in salvaging limbs and healing wounds than IR is. Additional randomized controlled studies are necessary to confirm these results. PMID:26313796

  11. Platelet neuropeptide Y is critical for ischemic revascularization in mice

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    Tilan, Jason U.; Everhart, Lindsay M.; Abe, Ken; Kuo-Bonde, Lydia; Chalothorn, Dan; Kitlinska, Joanna; Burnett, Mary Susan; Epstein, Stephen E.; Faber, James E.; Zukowska, Zofia

    2013-01-01

    We previously reported that the sympathetic neurotransmitter neuropeptide Y (NPY) is potently angiogenic, primarily through its Y2 receptor, and that endogenous NPY is crucial for capillary angiogenesis in rodent hindlimb ischemia. Here we sought to identify the source of NPY responsible for revascularization and its mechanisms of action. At d 3, NPY−/− mice demonstrated delayed recovery of blood flow and limb function, consistent with impaired collateral conductance, while ischemic capillary angiogenesis was reduced (∼70%) at d 14. This biphasic temporal response was confirmed by 2 peaks of NPY activation in rats: a transient early increase in neuronally derived plasma NPY and increase in platelet NPY during late-phase recovery. Compared to NPY-null platelets, collagen-activated NPY-rich platelets were more mitogenic (∼2-fold vs. ∼1.6-fold increase) for human microvascular endothelial cells, and Y2/Y5 receptor antagonists ablated this difference in proliferation. In NPY+/+ mice, ischemic angiogenesis was prevented by platelet depletion and then restored by transfusion of platelets from NPY+/+ mice, but not NPY−/− mice. In thrombocytopenic NPY−/− mice, transfusion of wild-type platelets fully restored ischemia-induced angiogenesis. These findings suggest that neuronally derived NPY accelerates the early response to femoral artery ligation by promoting collateral conductance, while platelet-derived NPY is critical for sustained capillary angiogenesis.—Tilan, J. U., Everhart, L. M., Abe, K., Kuo-Bonde, L., Chalothorn, D., Kitlinska, J., Burnett, M. S., Epstein, S. E., Faber, J. E., Zukowska, Z. Platelet neuropeptide Y is critical for ischemic revascularization in mice. PMID:23457218

  12. Beneficial effects of statins after percutaneous coronary intervention

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    Zhang, Zhijiang; Marroquin, Oscar C.; Weissfeld, Joel L.; Stone, Roslyn A.; Mulukutla, Suresh R.; Williams, David O.; Selzer, Faith; Kip, Kevin E.

    2009-01-01

    Background Evidence about the efficacy of statin treatment among patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is very limited. The rapid advancement in PCI technology and near universal use of adjunctive cardioprotective medications make it necessary to formally assess the effect of statin therapy on cardiac events after PCI. Design This was a multicenter prospective cohort study Methods Patients who received stent implantation and survived to hospital discharge from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry from 2004 to 2006 formed the study cohort. Patients with cardiogenic shock, in-hospital adverse events [including myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)], liver disease, renal disease, alcoholism, or drug abuse were excluded. The occurrences of death, CABG, and repeat PCI, and repeat revascularization were collected over 1-year follow-up. Results Of the 3227 patients evaluated, 2737 (85%) were prescribed a statin at discharge. By 1-year follow-up, incident events were 98 deaths, 44 CABG, 290 repeat PCI procedures, and 328 repeat revascularizations. After propensity score adjustment, postdischarge statin therapy was associated with lower risks of death [hazard ratio (HR)λ=λ0.58, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.36–0.93, Pλ=λ0.02], CABG (HRλ=λ0.49, 95% CI: 0.24–1.00, Pλ=λ0.05), and repeat revascularization (HRλ=λ0.74, 95% CI: 0.56–1.00, Pλ=λ0.05). Conclusion These results support the routine use of statin therapy after PCI. PMID:19369875

  13. Impact of the Residual SYNTAX Score on Outcomes of Revascularization in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Multivessel Disease

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    Loutfi, Mohamed; Ayad, Sherif; Sobhy, Mohamed

    2016-01-01

    Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) has become the preferred reperfusion strategy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) when performed by an experienced team in a timely manner. However, no consensus exists regarding the management of multivessel coronary disease detected at the time of P-PCI. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of the residual SYNTAX score (rSS) following a complete vs. culprit-only revascularization strategy in patients with STEMI and multivessel disease (MVD) to quantify the extent and complexity of residual coronary stenoses and their impact on adverse ischemic outcomes. METHODS Between October 1, 2012, and November 30, 2013, we enrolled 120 consecutive STEMI patients with angiographic patterns of multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) who had a clinical indication to undergo PCI. The patients were subdivided into those who underwent culprit-only PCI (60 patients) and those who underwent staged-multivessel PCI during the index admission or who were staged within 30 days of the index admission (60 patients). Both the groups were well matched with regard to clinical statuses and lesion characteristics. Clinical outcomes at one year were collected, and the baseline SYNTAX score and rSS were calculated. RESULTS The mean total stent length (31.07 ± 12.7 mm vs. 76.3 ± 14.1 mm) and the number of stents implanted per patient (1.34 ± 0.6 vs. 2.47 ± 0.72) were higher in the staged-PCI group. The rSS was higher in the culprit-only PCI group (9.7 ± 5.7 vs. 1.3 ± 1.99). The angiographic and clinical results after a mean follow-up of 343 ± 75 days demonstrated no significant difference in the occurrence of in-hospital Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Events (MACCE) between both the groups (6.7% vs. 5%, P = 1.000). However, patients treated with staged PCI with an rSS ≤8 had significant reductions in one-year MACCE (10.7% vs. 30.5%, P = 0.020*), death/Myocardial infarction (MI)/Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) (5% vs. 13.8%, P = 0.016*), and repeat revascularization (4.8% vs. 25%, P = 0.001*). We found that culprit-only, higher GRACE risk scores at discharge and an rSS >8 were independent predictors of MACCE at one year. CONCLUSIONS Staged PCI that achieves reasonable complete revascularization (rSS ≤8) improves mid-term survival and reduces the incidence of repeat PCI in patients with STEMI and MVD. Nonetheless, large-scale randomized trials are required to establish the optimal revascularization strategy for these high-risk patients. PMID:26997875

  14. Coronary Stents in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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    Ahmed, Khurshid; Chakraborty, Rabin; Ahmed, Sumera; Hong, Young Joon; Sim, Doo Sun; Park, Keun Ho; Kim, Ju Han; Ahn, Youngkeun; Kang, Jung Chaee; Cho, Myeong Chan; Kim, Chong Jin; Kim, Young Jo

    2012-01-01

    Background and Objectives Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with poor outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We sought to compare different coronary stents used during primary PCI in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and CKD. Subjects and Methods We selected 2408 consecutive STEMI patients with CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min/1.73 m2) undergoing primary PCI and divided them into 5 groups based on the type of stent implanted: 1) bare metal stent (BMS), 2) paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES), 3) sirolimus-eluting stent (SES), 4) zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES), or 5) everolimus-eluting stent (EES). The study endpoint was the number of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) at 12 months. Results There was no significant difference in the incidence of 12-month myocardial infarction, target lesion revascularization, or target vessel revascularization between stent groups; however, the overall rate of repeat revascularization differed significantly between groups. All-cause death differed significantly among the groups. The incidence of 12-month MACE in BMS, PES, SES, ZES, and EES was 8.3%, 9.8%, 8.6%, 5.5%, and 2.6%, respectively (p<0.001). Kaplan-Meier analysis did not show a significant differences in 12-month MACE-free survival among the groups (log-rank p=0.076). This finding remained the same after adjusting for multiple confounders (p=0.147). Conclusion Any of the 5 stents can be used to treat STEMI patients with CKD undergoing primary PCI; all have similar risk of 12-month MACE. This result is hypothesis-generating and warrants further evaluation with a long-term randomized study. PMID:23323121

  15. Cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients using clopidogrel with proton pump inhibitors after percutaneous coronary intervention or acute coronary syndrome

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    Rassen, Jeremy A.; Choudhry, Niteesh K.; Avorn, Jerry; Schneeweiss, Sebastian

    2010-01-01

    Background Recent studies have raised concerns about reduced efficacy of clopidogrel when used concurrently with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), but those studies may have overestimated the risk. Methods and Results We studied the potential for increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events among users of clopidogrel with concurrent use of PPIs versus without, in three large cohorts of patients ≥ 65 years treated between 2001-2005. All patients had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention or been hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or British Columbia, and had subsequently initiated treatment with clopidogrel. We recorded myocardial infarction (MI) hospitalization, death, and revascularization among PPI users and non-users. We assessed our primary endpoint of MI or death using cohort-specific and pooled regression analyses. 18,565 clopidogrel users entered our analysis. On a pooled basis, 2.6% of those who also initiated a PPI versus 2.1% of PPI non-users had an MI hospitalization; 1.5% versus 0.9% died, and 3.4% versus 3.1% underwent revascularization. The propensity score-adjusted rate ratio for the primary endpoint of MI or death was 1.22 (95% confidence interval 0.99 to 1.51); for death 1.20 (0.84, 1.70); and for revascularization, 0.97 (0.79 to 1.21). Matched analyses generally yielded similar results. Conclusions Though point estimates indicated a slightly increased risk of MI or death in older patients initiating both clopidogrel and a PPI, we did not observe conclusive evidence of a clopidogrel/PPI interaction of major clinical relevance. Our data suggest that should this effect exist, is unlikely to exceed a 20% risk increase. PMID:19933932

  16. Multiple Air Embolism During Coronary Angiography: How Do We Deal With It?

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    Suastika, Luh Oliva Saraswati; Oktaviono, Yudi Her

    2016-01-01

    Coronary air embolism remains a serious complication of cardiac catheterization despite careful prevention. The complications of coronary air embolism range from clinically insignificant events to acute coronary syndrome, cardiogenic shock, and death. We report here a case of multiple air emboli in both left coronary arteries, complicated by cardiogenic shock and ventricular fibrillation in a 49-year-old male patient undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention. The patient recovered after supportive measures, including oxygen, intravenous dopamine infusion, and cardiac compression, and repeated forceful injection of heparinized saline successfully resolved the air emboli. He then eventually underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention in the left anterior descending artery without any residual stenosis. PMID:27226738

  17. Coronary CT angiography for acute chest pain in the emergency department.

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    Staniak, Henrique Lane; Bittencourt, Marcio Sommer; Pickett, Christopher; Cahill, Michael; Kassop, David; Slim, Ahmad; Blankstein, Ron; Hulten, Edward

    2014-01-01

    Acute chest pain in the emergency department (ED) is a common and costly public health challenge. The traditional strategy of evaluating acute chest pain by hospital or ED observation over a period of several hours, serial electrocardiography and cardiac biomarkers, and subsequent diagnostic testing such as physiologic stress testing is safe and effective. Yet this approach has been criticized for being time intensive and costly. This review evaluates the current medical evidence which has demonstrated the potential for coronary CT angiography (CTA) assessment of acute chest pain to safely reduce ED cost, time to discharge, and rate of hospital admission. These benefits must be weighed against the risk of ionizing radiation exposure and the influence of ED testing on rates of downstream coronary angiography and revascularization. Efforts at radiation minimization have quickly evolved, implementing technology such as prospective electrocardiographic gating and high pitch acquisition to significantly reduce radiation exposure over just a few years. CTA in the ED has demonstrated accuracy, safety, and the ability to reduce ED cost and crowding although its big-picture effect on total hospital and health care system cost extends far beyond the ED. The net effect of CTA is dependent also on the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the population where CTA is used, which significantly influences rates of post-CTA invasive procedures such as angiography and coronary revascularization. These potential costs and benefits will warrant careful consideration and prospective monitoring as additional hospitals continue to implement this important technology into their diagnostic regimen. PMID:25301041

  18. Coronary artery computed tomography as the first-choice imaging diagnostics in patients with high pre-test probability of coronary artery disease (CAT-CAD)

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    Rudzi?ski, Piotr N.; Demkow, Marcin; Dzieli?ska, Zofia; Pr?gowski, Jerzy; Witkowski, Adam; Ru?y??o, Witold; K?pka, Cezary

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The primary diagnostic examination performed in patients with a high pre-test probability of coronary artery disease (CAD) is invasive coronary angiography. Currently, approximately 50% of all invasive coronary angiographies do not end with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) because of the absence of significant coronary artery lesions. It is desirable to eliminate such situations. There is an alternative, non-invasive method useful for exclusion of significant CAD, which is coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). Aim We hypothesize that use of CCTA as the first choice method in the diagnosis of patients with high pre-test probability of CAD may reduce the number of invasive coronary angiographies not followed by interventional treatment. Coronary computed tomography angiography also seems not to be connected with additional risks and costs of the diagnosis. Confirmation of these assumptions may impact cardiology guidelines. Material and methods One hundred and twenty patients with indications for invasive coronary angiography determined by current ESC guidelines regarding stable CAD are randomized 1 : 1 to classic invasive coronary angiography group and the CCTA group. Results All patients included in the study are monitored for the occurrence of possible end points during the diagnostic and therapeutic cycle (from the first imaging examination to either complete revascularization or disqualification from the invasive treatment), or during the follow-up period. Conclusions Based on the literature, it appears that the use of modern CT systems in patients with high pre-test probability of CAD, as well as appropriate clinical interpretation of the imaging study by invasive cardiologists, enables precise planning of invasive therapeutic procedures. Our randomized study will provide data to verify these assumptions. PMID:26677376

  19. Usefulness of Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Implantation in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis.

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    Ikari, Yuji; Kyono, Hiroyuki; Isshiki, Takaaki; Ishizuka, Shuichi; Nasu, Kenya; Sano, Koichi; Okada, Hisayuki; Sugano, Teruyasu; Uehara, Yoshiki

    2015-09-15

    The outcomes of second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) are unknown in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) although HD has been reported as a strong predictor of adverse outcome after the first-generation DES implantation. The OUCH-PRO Study is a prospective multicenter single-arm registry design to study clinical and angiographic outcomes after everolimus-eluting stent (EES). Patients who underwent maintenance HD were prospectively enrolled at the time of elective coronary intervention using EES. Quantitative coronary angiography was performed in an independent core laboratory. The primary end point was the occurrence of target vessel failure (TVF) defined as cardiac death, myocardial infarction (MI), and target vessel revascularization at 1 year. A total of 123 patients were enrolled and 161 EES were implanted. The TVF rate at 1 year was 18% (4% cardiac death, 0% MI, 17% target vessel revascularization). No stent thrombosis was documented. Other clinical events at 1 year were 3% noncardiac death, 3% stroke, and 9% non-target-vessel revascularization. Late lumen loss in stent was 0.37 ± 0.63 mm at 8 months. In conclusion, EES had a high TVF rate and great late lumen loss in patients on HD compared with previous huge EES data in non-HD patients. PMID:26219496

  20. Embolic protection devices in percutaneous coronary intervention.

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    Meneguz Moreno, Rafael A; Costa, José R; Costa, Ricardo A; Abizaid, Alexandre

    2016-06-01

    Clinical benefit of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) depends on both angiographic success at lesion site as well as the restoration of adequate macro and microvascular perfusion. The pathophysiology of embolization from coronary lesions during PCI is multifactorial, being more frequently observed in patients with acute coronary syndrome and in those with lesions at saphenous vein graft (SVG). In this population, despite successful epicardial intervention, distal tissue perfusion may still be absent in up to a quarter of all PCI. Multiple devices and pharmacologic regimens have been developed and refined in an attempt to protect the microvascular circulation during PCI. Among them, embolic protection devices have raised as an attractive adjunctive toll due to their ability to retain debris and potentially prevent distal embolization, reducing major adverse cardiac events. Currently, their use has been validated for the treatment of SVG lesions but failed to show effectiveness in the percutaneous approach of acute coronary syndrome patients, including those with ST elevation myocardial infarction. PMID:27007782

  1. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in puerperium.

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    Refaie, Medhat; Alshehri, Mohammed; Gallo, Ricardo

    2016-06-01

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in puerperium is uncommon and most often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy and in the early postpartum period. Two weeks after delivery, a 41-year-old woman presented with typical retrosternal chest pain and inverted T-waves in leads II, V5 and V6, and Q-waves in aVR. Her peak troponin I level was 16.39 µgċL(-1) Coronary angiography showed left main spiral dissection extending to the mid left anterior descending artery and involving the first diagonal branch. Urgent coronary artery bypass grafting was performed successfully. The mechanism and approach are discussed. PMID:25746424

  2. Longitudinal stent deformation during coronary bifurcation stenting.

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    Vijayvergiya, Rajesh; Sharma, Prafull; Gupta, Ankush; Goyal, Praveg; Panda, Prashant

    2016-03-01

    A distortion of implanted coronary stent along its longitudinal axis during coronary intervention is known as longitudinal stent deformation (LSD). LSD is frequently seen with newer drug eluting stents (DES), specifically with PROMUS Element stent. It is usually caused by impact of guide catheter tip, or following passage of catheters like balloon catheter, IVUS catheter, guideliner, etc. We hereby report a case of LSD during coronary bifurcation lesion intervention, using two-stents technique. Patient had acute stent thrombosis as a complication of LSD, which was successfully managed. PMID:26811144

  3. Global Positioning System Use in the Community to Evaluate Improvements in Walking After Revascularization

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    Gernigon, Marie; Le Faucheur, Alexis; Fradin, Dominique; Noury-Desvaux, Bndicte; Landron, Cdric; Mahe, Guillaume; Abraham, Pierre

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Revascularization aims at improving walking ability in patients with arterial claudication. The highest measured distance between 2 stops (highest-MDCW), the average walking speed (average-WSCW), and the average stop duration (average-DSCW) can be measured by global positioning system, but their evolution after revascularization is unknown. We included 251 peripheral artery diseased patients with self-reported limiting claudication. The patients performed a 1-hour stroll, recorded by a global positioning system receiver. Patients (n?=?172) with confirmed limitation (highest-MDCW <2000m) at inclusion were reevaluated after 6 months. Patients revascularized during the follow-up period were compared with reference patients (ie, with unchanged lifestyle medical or surgical status). Other patients (lost to follow-up or treatment change) were excluded (n?=?89). We studied 44 revascularized and 39 reference patients. Changes in highest-MDCW (+442 vs. +13 m) and average-WSCW (+0.3 vs. ?0.2?km?h?1) were greater in revascularized than in reference patients (both P?revascularized patients, 13 (29.5%) had a change in average-WSCW, but not in highest-MDCW, greater than the mean + 1 standard deviation of the change observed for reference patients. Revascularization may improve highest-MDCW and/or average-WSCW. This first report of changes in community walking ability in revascularized patients suggests that, beyond measuring walking distances, average-WSCW measurement is essential to monitor these changes. Applicability to other surgical populations remains to be evaluated. Registration: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01141361 PMID:25950694

  4. Use of Medicare Data to Identify Coronary Heart Disease Outcomes In the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)

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    Hlatky, Mark A; Ray, Roberta M; Burwen, Dale R; Margolis, Karen L; Johnson, Karen C; Kucharska-Newton, Anna; Manson, JoAnn E; Robinson, Jennifer G; Safford, Monika M; Allison, Matthew; Assimes, Themistocles L; Bavry, Anthony A; Berger, Jeffrey; Cooper-DeHoff, Rhonda M; Heckbert, Susan R; Li, Wenjun; Liu, Simin; Martin, Lisa W; Perez, Marco V; Tindle, Hilary A; Winkelmayer, Wolfgang C; Stefanick, Marcia L

    2015-01-01

    Background Data collected as part of routine clinical practice could be used to detect cardiovascular outcomes in pragmatic clinical trials, or in clinical registry studies. The reliability of claims data for documenting outcomes is unknown. Methods and Results We linked records of Women's Health Initiative (WHI) participants aged 65 years and older to Medicare claims data, and compared hospitalizations that had diagnosis codes for acute myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary revascularization with WHI outcomes adjudicated by study physicians. We then compared the hazard ratios for active versus placebo hormone therapy based solely on WHI adjudicated events with corresponding hazard ratios based solely on claims data for the same hormone trial participants. Agreement between WHI adjudicated outcomes and Medicare claims was good for the diagnosis for MI (kappa = 0.71 to 0.74), and excellent for coronary revascularization (kappa=0.88 to 0.91). The hormone:placebo hazard ratio for clinical MI was 1.31 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.03 to 1.67) based on WHI outcomes, and 1.29 (CI 1.00 to 1.68) based on Medicare data. The hazard ratio for coronary revascularization was 1.09 (CI 0.88 to 1.35) based on WHI outcomes and 1.10 (CI 0.89 to 1.35) based on Medicare data. The differences between hazard ratios derived from WHI and Medicare data were not significant in 1,000 bootstrap replications. Conclusion Medicare claims may provide useful data on coronary heart disease outcomes among patients aged 65 years and older in clinical research studies. Clinical Trials Registration Information www.clinicaltrials.gov, Trial Number NCT00000611 PMID:24399330

  5. An evidence-based review of the impact of periprocedural myocardial infarction in carotid revascularization.

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    Stilp, Erik; Baird, Colleen; Gray, William A; Schneider, Peter A; Simonton, Charles A; Verta, Patrick; Mena-Hurtado, Carlos I

    2013-11-01

    Landmark trials comparing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with medical therapy in patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic atherosclerotic stenosis of extracranial carotid arteries have favored carotid revascularization. Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has emerged as a minimally invasive option for revascularization of carotid artery stenoses and has been shown to be noninferior to CEA, regardless of patient symptom status. Debate continues regarding the importance of periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) as an endpoint in carotid revascularization trials. Recent randomized comparisons of CEA and CAS pre-specify PMI as an endpoint. Understanding PMI in CEA and CAS, the need for routine biomarker assessment surrounding both revascularization strategies, the effect of PMI on long-term morbidity and mortality, and the groups most at risk for PMI are of critical importance when choosing a carotid revascularization strategy for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, since decreasing the incidence of PMI will make revascularization safer. This review examines available data regarding the relevance of PMI in vascular and carotid-specific outcomes. PMID:23765902

  6. Lower-extremity arterial revascularization: Is there any evidence for diabetic foot ulcer-healing?

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    Vouillarmet, J; Bourron, O; Gaudric, J; Lermusiaux, P; Millon, A; Hartemann, A

    2016-02-01

    The presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an important consideration in the management of diabetic foot ulcers. Indeed, arteriopathy is a major factor in delayed healing and the increased risk of amputation. Revascularization is commonly performed in patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) and diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), but also in patients with less severe arteriopathy. The ulcer-healing rate obtained after revascularization ranges from 46% to 91% at 1 year and appears to be improved compared to patients without revascularization. However, in those studies, healing was often a secondary criterion, and there was no description of the initial wound or its management. Furthermore, specific alterations associated with diabetes, such as microcirculation disorders, abnormal angiogenesis and glycation of proteins, can alter healing and the benefits of revascularization. In this review, critical assessment of data from the literature was performed on the relationship between PAD, revascularization and healing of DFUs. Also, the impact of diabetes on the effectiveness of revascularization was analyzed and potential new therapeutic targets described. PMID:26072053

  7. Fractional flow reserve-guided management in stable coronary disease and acute myocardial infarction: recent developments.

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    Berry, Colin; Corcoran, David; Hennigan, Barry; Watkins, Stuart; Layland, Jamie; Oldroyd, Keith G

    2015-12-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading global cause of morbidity and mortality, and improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of CAD can reduce the health and economic burden of this condition. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an evidence-based diagnostic test of the physiological significance of a coronary artery stenosis. Fractional flow reserve is a pressure-derived index of the maximal achievable myocardial blood flow in the presence of an epicardial coronary stenosis as a ratio to maximum achievable flow if that artery were normal. When compared with standard angiography-guided management, FFR disclosure is impactful on the decision for revascularization and clinical outcomes. In this article, we review recent developments with FFR in patients with stable CAD and recent myocardial infarction. Specifically, we review novel developments in our understanding of CAD pathophysiology, diagnostic applications, prognostic studies, clinical trials, and clinical guidelines. PMID:26038588

  8. Use of extracorporeal life support for emergency coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Panda, Biswa Ranjan; Prabhu, Anil; Provenzano, Sylvio; Karl, Tom

    2013-01-01

    A 14-year old boy was admitted with an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) from the left sinus of Valsalva, with an interarterial course of the narrow proximal segment. He underwent coronary ostial augmentation and main pulmonary artery translocation to the left pulmonary artery. In the post-cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) period, he developed thrombotic occlusion of the RCA resulting in arrhythmia and ventricular dysfunction, requiring extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the form of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation rather than CPB. After confirming this complication by cardiac catheterization, the right coronary artery territory was revascularized with a pedicled right internal thoracic artery graft. The entire procedure was performed on a beating heart using a stabilizer during ECLS. This strategy may be useful in situations with unstable haemodynamics and a low risk of blood loss. PMID:23478345

  9. Fractional flow reserve-guided management in stable coronary disease and acute myocardial infarction: recent developments

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    Berry, Colin; Corcoran, David; Hennigan, Barry; Watkins, Stuart; Layland, Jamie; Oldroyd, Keith G.

    2015-01-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading global cause of morbidity and mortality, and improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of CAD can reduce the health and economic burden of this condition. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an evidence-based diagnostic test of the physiological significance of a coronary artery stenosis. Fractional flow reserve is a pressure-derived index of the maximal achievable myocardial blood flow in the presence of an epicardial coronary stenosis as a ratio to maximum achievable flow if that artery were normal. When compared with standard angiography-guided management, FFR disclosure is impactful on the decision for revascularization and clinical outcomes. In this article, we review recent developments with FFR in patients with stable CAD and recent myocardial infarction. Specifically, we review novel developments in our understanding of CAD pathophysiology, diagnostic applications, prognostic studies, clinical trials, and clinical guidelines. PMID:26038588

  10. Reduced cerebral embolic signals in beating heart coronary surgery detected by transcranial Doppler ultrasound.

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    Watters, M P; Cohen, A M; Monk, C R; Angelini, G D; Ryder, I G

    2000-05-01

    Cerebral emboli detected by transcranial Doppler imaging were recorded in 20 patients undergoing multiple-vessel coronary artery bypass surgery, either with or without cardiopulmonary bypass, in a prospective unblinded comparative study. Emboli were recorded continuously from the time of pericardial incision until 10 min after the last aortic instrumentation. The numbers of coronary grafts and of aortic clampings were also documented. Patients undergoing revascularization with cardiopulmonary bypass had more emboli (median 79, range 38-876) per case compared with patients having off-pump surgery (median 3, range 0-18). No clinically detectable neurological deficits were seen in either group. Beating heart surgery is associated with fewer emboli than coronary surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Further research is necessary to determine whether a smaller number of emboli alters the incidence of neurological deficit after cardiac surgery. PMID:10844840

  11. [ICAROS (Italian survey on CardiAc RehabilitatiOn and Secondary prevention after cardiac revascularization): temporary report of the first prospective, longitudinal registry of the cardiac rehabilitation network GICR/IACPR].

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    Griffo, Raffaele; Temporelli, Pier Luigi; Fattirolli, Francesco; Ambrosetti, Marco; Tramarin, Roberto; Vestri, Anna Rita; De Feo, Stefania; Tavazzi, Luigi

    2012-06-01

    The Italian survey on CardiAc RehabilitatiOn and Secondary prevention after cardiac revascularization (ICAROS) was a multicenter, prospective, longitudinal survey carried out by the Italian Association on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (GICR/IACPR) in patients on completion of a CR program after coronary artery by pass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim was to evaluate in the short and medium-term: i) the cardioprotective drug prescription, modification and adherence; ii) the achievement and maintenance of recommended lifestyle targets and risk factor control and their association with cardiovascular events; iii) the predictors of non-adherence to therapy and lifestyle recommendations. The ICAROS results offers a portrait of the "real world" of clinical practice concerning patients after CABG and PCI, and stresses the need to improve secondary prevention care after the index event: many patients after revascularization leave the acute wards without an optimal prescription of preventive medication but the prescription of cardiopreventive drugs and risk factors control is excellent after completion of a CR program. Following CR, the maintenance of evidence-based drugs and lifestyle adherence at one year is fairly good as far as the target goals of secondary prevention are concerned, but to investigate the influence of CR on long-term outcome longer-term studies are required. Last, but not least, ICAROS shows that some characteristics (PCI as index event, living alone, poor eating habits or smoking in young age, and old age, in particular with comorbidities) may identify patients with poor behavioral modification in the medium-term follow-up and in these patients further support may be warranted. In conclusion, participation in CR results in excellent treatment after revascularization, as well as a good lifestyle and medication adherence at 1 year and provides further confirmation of the the benefit of secondary prevention. PMID:23167148

  12. The Defense Mechanisms of Coronary Patients.

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    Peglar, Marian; Borgen, Fred H.

    1984-01-01

    Tested 73 male inpatients with coronary heart disease on the Defense Mechanisms Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and a perception of health measure. Subjects were followed for five years. Principalization was discovered to be the most successful and projection the least successful defense. (JAC)

  13. Acute coronary syndrome.

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    Jawaid, Saad; Chaudary, Adeel

    2014-01-01

    The paramedics brought a 60-year-old man to the emergency department after a sudden onset of shortness of breath with a subsequent drop in the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). On arrival the patient looked peri-arrest. His O2 saturations were 84% on 15 L of oxygen. He had gasping breathing with a completely silent chest and the GCS was 6/15 (E=1, V=1, M=4). The blood gas revealed type-2 respiratory failure. The chest X-ray was unremarkable and ECG was not indicative for cardiac catheterisation lab activation. Bedside shock scan was done which showed global hypokinesia of the left ventricle. In spite of unconvincing ECG and chest X-ray, an acute cardiac event was diagnosed in view of an abnormal bedside echo. The patient was transferred to the cardiac catheterisation lab for urgent percutaneous coronary intervention which revealed critical stenosis of the left main stem coronary artery, which was successfully stented. The patient had a good recovery from the life-threatening event. PMID:24913081

  14. Perioperative myocardial infarction in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization surgery

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    Pretto, Pericles; Martins, Gerez Fernandes; Biscaro, Andressa; Kruczan, Dany David; Jessen, Barbara

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Perioperative myocardial infarction adversely affects the prognosis of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft and its diagnosis was hampered by numerous difficulties, because the pathophysiology is different from the traditional instability atherosclerotic and the clinical difficulty to be characterized. Objective To identify the frequency of perioperative myocardial infarction and its outcome in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft. Methods Retrospective cohort study performed in a tertiary hospital specialized in cardiology, from May 01, 2011 to April 30, 2012, which included all records containing coronary artery bypass graft records. To confirm the diagnosis of perioperative myocardial infarction criteria, the Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction was used. Results We analyzed 116 cases. Perioperative myocardial infarction was diagnosed in 28 patients (24.1%). Number of grafts and use and cardiopulmonary bypass time were associated with this diagnosis and the mean age was significantly higher in this group. The diagnostic criteria elevated troponin I, which was positive in 99.1% of cases regardless of diagnosis of perioperative myocardial infarction. No significant difference was found between length of hospital stay and intensive care unit in patients with and without this complication, however patients with perioperative myocardial infarction progressed with worse left ventricular function and more death cases. Conclusion The frequency of perioperative myocardial infarction found in this study was considered high and as a consequence the same observed average higher troponin I, more cases of worsening left ventricular function and death. PMID:25859867

  15. Clinical and economic studies of eptifibatide in coronary stenting

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    Pasala, Tilak; Sattayaprasert, Prasongchai; Bhat, Pradeep K; Athappan, Ganesh; Gandhi, Sanjay

    2014-01-01

    Platelet adhesion and aggregation at the site of coronary stenting can have catastrophic clinical and economic consequences. Therefore, effective platelet inhibition is vital during and after percutaneous coronary intervention. Eptifibatide is an intravenous antiplatelet agent that blocks the final common pathway of platelet aggregation and thrombus formation by binding to glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptors on the surface of platelets. In clinical studies, eptifibatide was associated with a significant reduction of mortality, myocardial infarction, or target vessel revascularization in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. However, recent trials conducted in the era of dual antiplatelet therapy and newer anticoagulants failed to demonstrate similar results. The previously seen favorable benefit of eptifibatide was mainly offset by the increased risk of bleeding. Current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines recommend its use as an adjunct in high-risk patients who are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with traditional anticoagulants (heparin or enoxaparin), who are not otherwise at high risk of bleeding. In patients receiving bivalirudin (a newer safer anticoagulant), routine use of eptifibatide is discouraged except in select situations (eg, angiographic complications). Although older pharmacoeconomic studies favor eptifibatide, in the current era of P2Y12 inhibitors and newer safer anticoagulants, the increased costs associated with bleeding make the routine use of eptifibatide an economically nonviable option. The cost-effectiveness of eptifibatide with the use of strategies that decrease the bleeding risk (eg, transradial access) is unknown. This review provides an overview of key clinical and economic studies of eptifibatide well into the current era of potent antiplatelet agents, novel safer anticoagulants, and contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention. PMID:25120366

  16. Vascular repair mechanisms after directional atherectomy or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in atherosclerotic rabbit iliac arteries.

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    Wilensky, R L; Gradus-Pizlo, I; Sandusky, G; March, K L

    1996-07-01

    Although directional atherectomy (DA) reduces the plaque burden, successful revascularization is not associated with a reduced restenosis rate when compared with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast the vascular response to DA-induced and PTCA-induced injury. Six to 8 weeks after induction of atherosclerosis, PTCA (n = 34) was performed in one iliac artery and DA in the other (n = 30). Arteries were obtained at 6 time points: 1, 3, 5, 7, 14, and 28 days. Eleven arteries that did not undergo an intervention acted as controls. Radiograms obtained before and after intervention and at euthanization were compared. Morphometric, histologic, and immunohistochemical analyses were performed. Both PTCA and DA resulted in an immediate increase in luminal diameter that subsequently decreased over the ensuing month. PTCA caused deep dissection (7 of 8 arteries), often extending to the adventitia, whereas stand alone DA resulted in deep cleft formation (4 of 5). Of the 30 arteries that underwent DA, 4 exhibited an increase in luminal diameter in the absence of tissue retrieval. Thrombus was observed in both the dissection planes and the clefts within the first 7 days, and cellular ingrowth was appreciated at 5 to 7 days. By 7 days the artery was repaired, and the histologic appearance of the arteries that had undergone PTCA could not be differentiated from the arteries that had undergone DA. Increased intimal and medial collagen and elastin was noted at 14 and 28 days. An increase in the area bordered by the external elastic lamina was observed in both groups. Although successful DA results in tissue removal and the production of a deep tissue cleft and PTCA causes a dissection, both produce a condition in which the arterial injury exposes the arterial media to blood, causing thrombus formation and inflammation with subsequent cellular accumulation into the thrombotic framework. PMID:8701854

  17. Coronary artery stents.

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    Stewart, A. J.; Coltart, D. J.

    1996-01-01

    The use of coronary stents to treat the acute complications of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and to reduce the restenosis rate following this procedure is reviewed. Images Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 PMID:8761499

  18. Coronary artery disease

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  19. Counseling the Coronary Patient

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    Semmler, Caryl; Semmler, Maynard

    1974-01-01

    The article discusses counseling sessions designed to a) help the coronary patient adjust to cardiovascular disease, b) diminish patient anxieties and fears, and c) educate the patient and family members on controlling risk factors to deter another coronary attack. (JS)

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  1. Coronary Obstruction Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

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    Ribeiro, Henrique Barbosa; Sarmento-Leite, Rogério; Siqueira, Dimytri A. A.; Carvalho, Luiz Antônio; Mangione, José Armando; Rodés-Cabau, Josep; Perin, Marco A.; de Brito, Fábio Sandoli

    2014-01-01

    Background Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was established as an important alternative for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. However, there are few data in the literature regarding coronary obstruction, that although rare, is a potentially fatal complication. Objective Evaluate this complication in Brazil. Methods We evaluated all patients presenting coronary obstruction from the Brazilian Registry of TAVI. Main baseline and procedural characteristics, management of the complication, and clinical outcomes were collected from all patients. Results From 418 consecutive TAVI procedures, coronary obstruction occurred in 3 cases (incidence of 0.72%). All patients were women, without prior coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and with mean age of 85 ± 3 years, logistic EuroSCORE of 15 ± 6% and STS-PROM score of 9 ± 4%. All of the cases were performed with balloon-expandable Sapien XT prosthesis. In one patient, with pre-procedural computed tomography data, coronary arteries presented a low height and a narrow sinus of Valsalva. All patients presented with clinically significant severe maintained hypotension, immediately after valve implantation, and even though coronary angioplasty with stent implantation was successfully performed in all cases, patients died during hospitalization, being two periprocedurally. Conclusion Coronary obstruction following TAVI is a rare but potentially fatal complication, being more frequent in women and with the balloon-expandable prosthesis. Anatomical factors might be related with its increased occurrence, highlighting the importance of a good pre-procedural evaluation of the patients in order to avoid this severe complication. PMID:24652089

  2. Association between Aspirin Therapy and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Non-Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: A Cohort Study

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    Hwang, In-Chang; Jeon, Joo-Yeong; Kim, Younhee; Kim, Hyue Mee; Yoon, Yeonyee E.; Lee, Seung-Pyo; Kim, Hyung-Kwan; Sohn, Dae-Won; Sung, Jidong; Kim, Yong-Jin

    2015-01-01

    Background Presence of non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with increased prescription of cardiovascular preventive medications including aspirin. However, the association between aspirin therapy with all-cause mortality and coronary revascularization in this population has not been investigated. Methods and Findings Among the cohort of individuals who underwent coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) from 2007 to 2011, 8372 consecutive patients with non-obstructive CAD (1-49% stenosis) were identified. Patients with statin or aspirin prescription before CCTA, and those with history of revascularization before CCTA were excluded. We analyzed the differences of all-cause mortality and a composite of mortality and late coronary revascularization (>90 days after CCTA) between aspirin users (n=3751; 44.8%) and non-users. During a median of 828 (interquartile range 385–1,342) days of follow-up, 221 (2.6%) mortality cases and 295 (3.5%) cases of composite endpoint were observed. Annualized mortality rates were 0.97% in aspirin users versus 1.28% in non-users, and annualized rates of composite endpoint were 1.56% versus 1.48%, respectively. Aspirin therapy was associated with significantly lower risk of all-cause mortality (adjusted HR 0.649; 95% CI 0.492–0.857; p=0.0023), but not with the composite endpoint (adjusted HR 0.841; 95% CI 0.662–1.069; p=0.1577). Association between aspirin and lower all-cause mortality was limited to patients with age ≥65 years, diabetes, hypertension, decreased renal function, and higher levels of coronary artery calcium score, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. Conclusions Among the patients with non-obstructive CAD documented by CCTA, aspirin is associated with lower all-cause mortality only in those with higher risk. PMID:26035823

  3. Correlation between Patient-Reported Symptoms and Ankle-Brachial Index after Revascularization for Peripheral Arterial Disease

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    Je, Hyung Gon; Kim, Bo Hyun; Cho, Kyoung Im; Jang, Jae Sik; Park, Yong Hyun; Spertus, John

    2015-01-01

    Improvement in quality of life (QoL) is a primary treatment goal for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The current study aimed to quantify improvement in the health status of PAD patients following peripheral revascularization using the peripheral artery questionnaire (PAQ) and ankle-brachial index (ABI), and to evaluate possible correlation between the two methods. The PAQ and ABI were assessed in 149 symptomatic PAD patients before, and three months after peripheral revascularization. Mean PAQ summary scores improved significantly three months after revascularization (+49.3 ± 15 points, p < 0.001). PAQ scores relating to patient symptoms showed the largest improvement following revascularization. The smallest increases were seen in reported treatment satisfaction (all p’s < 0.001). As expected the ABI of treated limbs showed significant improvement post-revascularization (p < 0.001). ABI after revascularization correlated with patient-reported changes in the physical function and QoL domains of the PAQ. Twenty-two percent of PAD patients were identified as having a poor response to revascularization (increase in ABI < 0.15). Interestingly, poor responders reported improvement in symptoms on the PAQ, although this was less marked than in patients with an increase in ABI > 0.15 following revascularization. In conclusion, data from the current study suggest a significant correlation between improvement in patient-reported outcomes assessed by PAQ and ABI in symptomatic PAD patients undergoing peripheral revascularization. PMID:25993299

  4. Correlation between Patient-Reported Symptoms and Ankle-Brachial Index after Revascularization for Peripheral Arterial Disease.

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    Je, Hyung Gon; Kim, Bo Hyun; Cho, Kyoung Im; Jang, Jae Sik; Park, Yong Hyun; Spertus, John

    2015-01-01

    Improvement in quality of life (QoL) is a primary treatment goal for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The current study aimed to quantify improvement in the health status of PAD patients following peripheral revascularization using the peripheral artery questionnaire (PAQ) and ankle-brachial index (ABI), and to evaluate possible correlation between the two methods. The PAQ and ABI were assessed in 149 symptomatic PAD patients before, and three months after peripheral revascularization. Mean PAQ summary scores improved significantly three months after revascularization (+49.3 ± 15 points, p < 0.001). PAQ scores relating to patient symptoms showed the largest improvement following revascularization. The smallest increases were seen in reported treatment satisfaction (all p's < 0.001). As expected the ABI of treated limbs showed significant improvement post-revascularization (p < 0.001). ABI after revascularization correlated with patient-reported changes in the physical function and QoL domains of the PAQ. Twenty-two percent of PAD patients were identified as having a poor response to revascularization (increase in ABI < 0.15). Interestingly, poor responders reported improvement in symptoms on the PAQ, although this was less marked than in patients with an increase in ABI > 0.15 following revascularization. In conclusion, data from the current study suggest a significant correlation between improvement in patient-reported outcomes assessed by PAQ and ABI in symptomatic PAD patients undergoing peripheral revascularization. PMID:25993299

  5. A randomized trial of therapies for type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease.

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    BARI 2D Study Group; Frye RL; August P; Brooks MM; Hardison RM; Kelsey SF; MacGregor JM; Orchard TJ; Chaitman BR; Genuth SM; Goldberg SH; Hlatky MA; Jones TL; Molitch ME; Nesto RW; Sako EY; Sobel BE

    2009-06-11

    BACKGROUND: Optimal treatment for patients with both type 2 diabetes mellitus and stable ischemic heart disease has not been established.METHODS: We randomly assigned 2368 patients with both type 2 diabetes and heart disease to undergo either prompt revascularization with intensive medical therapy or intensive medical therapy alone and to undergo either insulin-sensitization or insulin-provision therapy. Primary end points were the rate of death and a composite of death, myocardial infarction, or stroke (major cardiovascular events). Randomization was stratified according to the choice of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) as the more appropriate intervention.RESULTS: At 5 years, rates of survival did not differ significantly between the revascularization group (88.3%) and the medical-therapy group (87.8%, P=0.97) or between the insulin-sensitization group (88.2%) and the insulin-provision group (87.9%, P=0.89). The rates of freedom from major cardiovascular events also did not differ significantly among the groups: 77.2% in the revascularization group and 75.9% in the medical-treatment group (P=0.70) and 77.7% in the insulin-sensitization group and 75.4% in the insulin-provision group (P=0.13). In the PCI stratum, there was no significant difference in primary end points between the revascularization group and the medical-therapy group. In the CABG stratum, the rate of major cardiovascular events was significantly lower in the revascularization group (22.4%) than in the medical-therapy group (30.5%, P=0.01; P=0.002 for interaction between stratum and study group). Adverse events and serious adverse events were generally similar among the groups, although severe hypoglycemia was more frequent in the insulin-provision group (9.2%) than in the insulin-sensitization group (5.9%, P=0.003).CONCLUSIONS: Overall, there was no significant difference in the rates of death and major cardiovascular events between patients undergoing prompt revascularization and those undergoing medical therapy or between strategies of insulin sensitization and insulin provision. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00006305 target=new>NCT00006305.)

  6. Myocardial Revascularization in New York State: Variations in the PCI-to-CABG Ratio and Their Implications

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    Ko, Wilson; Tranbaugh, Robert; Marmur, Jonathan D.; Supino, Phyllis G.; Borer, Jeffrey S.

    2012-01-01

    Background During the past 2 decades, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has increased dramatically compared with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for patients with coronary artery disease. However, although the evidence available to all practitioners is similar, the relative distribution of PCI and CABG appears to differ among hospitals and regions. Methods and Results We reviewed the published data from the mandatory New York State Department of Health annual cardiac procedure reports issued from 1994 through 2008 to define trends in PCI and CABG utilization in New York and to compare the PCI/CABG ratios in the metropolitan area to the remainder of the State. During this 15-year interval, the procedure volume changes for CABG, for all cardiac surgeries, for non-CABG cardiac surgeries, and for PCI for New York State were −40%, −20%, +17.5%, and +253%, respectively; for the Manhattan programs, the changes were similar as follows: −61%, −23%, +14%, and +284%. The average PCI/CABG ratio in New York State increased from 1.12 in 1994 to 5.14 in 2008; however, in Manhattan, the average PCI/CABG ratio increased from 1.19 to 8.04 (2008 range: 3.78 to 16.2). The 2008 PCI/CABG ratios of the Manhattan programs were higher than the ratios for New York City programs outside Manhattan, in Long Island, in the northern counties contiguous to New York City, and in the rest of New York State; their averages were 5.84, 5.38, 3.31, and 3.24, respectively. In Manhattan, a patient had a 56% greater chance of receiving PCI than CABG as compared with the rest of New York State; in one Manhattan program, the likelihood was 215% higher. Conclusions There are substantial regional and statewide differences in the utilization of PCI versus CABG among cardiac centers in New York, possibly related to patient characteristics, physician biases, and hospital culture. Understanding these disparities may facilitate the selection of the most appropriate, effective, and evidence-based revascularization strategy. (J Am Heart Assoc. 2012;1:e001446 doi: 10.1161/JAHA.112.001446.) PMID:23130131

  7. Multivessel versus Single Vessel Angioplasty in Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis

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    Mariani, Javier; Macchia, Alejandro; De Abreu, Maximiliano; Gonzalez Villa Monte, Gabriel; Tajer, Carlos

    2016-01-01

    Background Multivessel disease is common in acute coronary syndrome patients. However, if multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention is superior to culprit-vessel angioplasty has not been systematically addressed. Methods A metaanalysis was conducted including studies that compared multivessel angioplasty with culprit-vessel angioplasty among non-ST elevation ACS patients. Since all studies were observational adjusted estimates of effects were used. Pooled estimates of effects were computed using the generic inverse of variance with a random effects model. Results Twelve studies were included (n = 117,685). Median age was 64.1 years, most patients were male, 29.3% were diabetic and 36,9% had previous myocardial infarction. Median follow-up was 12 months. There were no significant differences in mortality risk (HR 0.79; 95% CI 0.58 to 1.09; I2 67.9%), with moderate inconsistency. Also, there were no significant differences in the risk of death or MI (HR 0.90; 95% CI 0.69 to 1.17; I2 62.3%), revascularization (HR 0.76; 95% CI 0.55 to 1.05; I2 49.9%) or in the combined incidence of death, myocardial infarction or revascularization (HR 0.83; 95% CI 0.66 to 1.03; I2 70.8%). All analyses exhibited a moderate degree of inconsistency. Subgroup analyses by design reduced the inconsistency of the analyses on death or myocardial infarction, revascularization and death, myocardial infarction or revascularization. There was evidence of publication bias (Egger’s test p = 0.097). Conclusion Routine multivessel angioplasty in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome patients with multivessel disease was not superior to culprit-vessel angioplasty. Randomized controlled trials comparing safety and effectiveness of both strategies in this setting are needed. PMID:26886918

  8. Initial Experience With the Gaia Composite Core Guidewires in Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Crossing.

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    Khalili, Houman; Vo, Minh N; Brilakis, Emmanouil S

    2016-02-01

    Inability to cross the occlusion with a guidewire is the most common cause of failure of coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) interventions. We describe two cases of successful application of the novel Gaia family of coronary guidewires (Asahi Intecc) for crossing coronary CTOs using all available crossing strategies, namely antegrade wire escalation, antegrade dissection/reentry, and retrograde. PMID:26841443

  9. Off Pump Surgery for Giant Right Coronary Artery Aneurysms

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    Emaminia, Abbas; Bandettini, W. Patricia; Arai, Andrew E.; Horvath, Keith A.

    2016-01-01

    Coronary artery aneurysms larger than 5 cm are exceedingly rare, and a standard treatment for them is lacking. We report 2 cases of giant right coronary artery aneurysms successfully treated by off pump resection of the aneurysm and bypass grafting. The controversy surrounding the proper management of such cases is discussed. PMID:22004527

  10. A novel platinum chromium everolimus-eluting stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease

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    Bennett, Johan; Dubois, Christophe

    2013-01-01

    The development of coronary stents represents a major step forward in the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease since the introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention. The initial enthusiasm for bare metal stents was, however, tempered by a significant incidence of in-stent restenosis, the manifestation of excessive neointima hyperplasia within the stented vessel segment, ultimately leading to target vessel revascularization. Later, drug-eluting stents, with controlled local release of antiproliferative agents, consistently reduced this need for repeat revascularization. In turn, the long-term safety of first-generation drug-eluting stents was brought into question with the observation of an increased incidence of late stent thrombosis, often presenting as myocardial infarction or sudden death. Since then, new drugs, polymers, and platforms for drug elution have been developed to improve stent safety and preserve efficacy. Development of a novel platinum chromium alloy with high radial strength and high radiopacity has enabled the design of a new, thin-strut, flexible, and highly trackable stent platform, while simultaneously improving stent visibility. Significant advances in polymer coating, serving as a drug carrier on the stent surface, and in antiproliferative agent technology have further improved the safety and clinical performance of newer-generation drug-eluting stents. This review will provide an overview of the novel platinum chromium everolimus-eluting stents that are currently available. The clinical data from major clinical trials with these devices will be summarized and put into perspective. PMID:23818756

  11. New stent design for use in small coronary arteries during percutaneous coronary intervention

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    Granada, Juan F; Huibregtse, Barbara A; Dawkins, Keith D

    2010-01-01

    Patients with diabetes mellitus, of female gender, increased age, and/or with peripheral vascular disease often develop coronary stenoses in small caliber vessels. This review describes treatment of these lesions with the paclitaxel-eluting 2.25 mm TAXUS® Liberté® Atom™ stent. Given the same stent composition, polymer, antirestenotic drug (paclitaxel), and release kinetics as the first-generation 2.25 mm TAXUS® Express® Atom™ stent, the second-generation TAXUS Liberté Atom stent incorporates improved stent design characteristics, including thinner struts (0.0038 versus 0.0052 inches), intended to increase conformability and deliverability. In a porcine noninjured coronary artery model, TAXUS Liberté Atom stent implantation in small vessels demonstrated complete strut tissue coverage compared with the bare metal stent control, suggesting a similar degree of tissue healing between the groups at 30, 90, and 180 days. The prospective, single-armed TAXUS ATLAS Small Vessel trial demonstrated improved instent late loss (0.28 ± 0.45 versus 0.84 ± 0.57 mm, P < 0.001), instent binary restenosis (13.0% versus 38.1%, P < 0.001), and target lesion revascularization (5.8% versus 17.6%, P < 0.001) at nine months with the TAXUS Liberté Atom stent as compared with the bare metal Express stent control, with similar safety measures between the two groups. The TAXUS Liberté Atom also significantly reduced nine-month angiographic rates of both instent late loss (0.28 ± 0.45 versus 0.44 ± 0.61 mm, P = 0.03) and instent binary restenosis (13.0% versus 25.9%, P = 0.02) when compared with the 2.25 mm TAXUS Express Atom control. The observed reduction in target lesion revascularization with the TAXUS Liberté Atom compared with the TAXUS Express Atom at nine months (5.8% versus 13.7%, P = 0.02) was sustained through three years (10.0% versus 22.1%, P = 0.008) with similar, stable safety outcomes between the groups. In conclusion, these data confirm the safety and favorable performance of the TAXUS Liberté Atom stent in the treatment of small coronary vessels. PMID:22915922

  12. Coronary bypass using bilateral internal mammary arteries in an achondroplast.

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    Alassal, Mohamed Abdulwahab; Youssef, Mostafa; Koudieh, Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    Coronary bypass grafting for ischemic heart disease in achondroplastic dwarfs is very rare. Shortage of veins and inadequate vein quality may cause difficulties during surgery. Only 2 cases of coronary bypass surgery in an achondroplastic dwarf, in which the left internal mammary artery and vein grafts were used, have been reported. We describe the case of a 55-year-old male achondroplastic dwarf who had triple-vessel coronary disease and underwent successful coronary bypass surgery using one saphenous vein graft and bilateral internal mammary artery grafts. The anatomic and surgical challenges in achondroplasia are highlighted. PMID:24887865

  13. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome

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    Junpaparp, Parichart; Romero-Corral, Abel; Lee, Seung Yoon Celine; Witzke, Christian

    2014-01-01

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction, which should always be included in differential diagnoses of acute coronary syndrome among young patients without known atherosclerotic risk. Although, it is commonly observed in young women during postpartum period, there were cases reported in connective tissue disorders, eosinophilic arteritis, contraception use, cocaine abuse and repetitive chest trauma. We report a case of SCAD, presenting with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction, which was successfully treated conservatively. PMID:24632904

  14. Clinical Decision Making With Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Patients With Known or Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

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    Cremer, Paul; Hachamovitch, Rory; Tamarappoo, Balaji

    2015-01-01

    Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) is best performed in patients with intermediate pretest likelihood of disease; unfortunately, pretest likelihood is often overestimated, resulting in the inappropriate use of perfusion imaging. A good functional capacity often predicts low risk, and MPI for diagnosing CAD should be reserved for individuals with poor exercise capacity, abnormal resting electrocardiography, or an intermediate or high probability of CAD. With respect to anatomy-based testing, coronary CT angiography has a good negative predictive value, but stenosis severity correlates poorly with ischemia. Therefore decision making with respect to revascularization may be limited when a purely noninvasive anatomical test is used. Regarding perfusion imaging, the diagnostic accuracies of SPECT, PET, and cardiac magnetic resonance are similar, though fewer studies are available with cardiac magnetic resonance. PET coronary flow reserve may offer a negative predictive value sufficiently high to exclude severe CAD such that patients with mild to moderate reversible perfusion defects can forego invasive angiography. In addition, combined anatomical and perfusion-based imaging may eventually offer a definitive evaluation for diagnosing CAD, even in higher risk patients. Any remarkable findings on single-photon emission computed tomography and PET MPI studies are valuable for prognostication. Furthermore, assessment of myocardial blood flow with PET is particularly powerful for prognostication as it reflects the end result of many processes that lead to atherosclerosis. Decision making with respect to revascularization is limited for cardiac MRI and PET MPI. In contrast, retrospective radionuclide studies have identified an ischemic threshold, but randomized trials are needed. In patients with at least moderately reduced left ventricular systolic function, viable myocardium as assessed by PET or MRI, appears to identify patients who benefit from revascularization, but well-executed randomized trials are lacking. PMID:24948154

  15. Red cell distribution width is a predictor of mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

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    Fatemi, Omid; Paranilam, Jaya; Rainow, Alex; Kennedy, Kevin; Choi, Jason; Cutlip, Donald; Pencina, Michael; Berger, Peter B; Cohen, David J; Kleiman, Neal S

    2013-01-01

    Red cell distribution width (RDW), a measure of the variability in size of circulating erythrocytes, is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that RDW is a prognostic marker of death, myocardial infarction and unplanned revascularization in a broad population undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We investigated the prognostic value of RDW derived from a complete blood count drawn ≤24 h of PCI in 1,689 patients at four centers who underwent PCI between 2004 and 2007 in the evaluation of drug eluting stents and ischemic events registry. Patients who underwent blood transfusions were excluded. Multivariable analyses of death, MI, unplanned revascularization, and the combined occurrence of these events at 1 year were performed using methods from survival analysis. The analysis was adjusted for creatinine ≥1.5 mg/dL, hemoglobin, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass grafting history, male sex, BMI, atherosclerosis of ≥2 coronary vessels, and hypertension. In univariate analysis of RDW stratified by quartiles, membership in the highest quartile was a predictor of mortality as compared to the lowest quartile (HR 5.07, CI 2.07-12.40, p < 0.001). In multivariate analysis, RDW was not an independent predictor of unplanned revascularization after PCI; however, RDW remained an independent correlate of 1 year mortality (HR 1.65, CI 1.22-2.23, p = 0.001); with a continuous net reclassification improvement of 46.5% (95% CI 15.1-76.4%) and a relative integrated discrimination improvement of 57.8% (95% CI 22.1-94.9%) after PCI. RDW is a widely available independent correlate of 1-year mortality after PCI that increases the discriminative value of risk prediction in these patients. PMID:22752404

  16. [Comparative analysis of immediate results of reoperative coronary artery bypass surgery depending on the procedure of operative intervention].

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    Iurchenko, D L; Denisiuk, D O; Sharafutdinov, V E; Volkov, A M; Iakovlev, N N; Paĭvin, A A

    2013-01-01

    The operations of coronary artery bypass surgery were performed in 52 patients over the period of time since June 2004 till November 2012. The age of the patients was from 46 till 77 years (on average 60.8 +/- 7.8 years). These patients were divided three groups on the basis of features of methods of coronary artery bypass surgery. The groups were matched between each other due to the initial clinic data. Acute cardiovascular insufficiency predominated in the structure of complications of the early postoperative period in 9 (17.3%) patients. These 6 (11%) patients were operated under condition of the artificial circulation used. An average time of in-patient treatment was 13.6 +/- 5.6, 10.7 +/- 3.5 and 15.2 +/- 6.1 days of hospitalization respectively. The hospital lethality made up 3.8%. Reoperative myocardial revascularization is an effective method of treatment of recurrence of myocardial ischemia after coronary artery bypass surgery. The performance of coronary revascularization on the working heart facilitates to the reduction of the risk of the development of postoperative complications, including cardial ones and can lead to quick recovery. PMID:24340967

  17. Robotically assisted multivessel minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting with the use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries.

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    Nishida, Satoru; Yasuda, Tamotsu; Watanabe, Go; Kikuchi, Yujiro; Shintani, Yoshiko; Ito, Shigeki; Tabata, Shigeki; Kawachi, Kenji

    2007-09-01

    This case report presents the robotically assisted multivessel minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) technique using the bilateral internal thoracic arteries. A 54-year-old man with multivessel coronary artery disease was considered eligible for a robotically assisted myocardial revascularization. The bilateral internal thoracic arteries were harvested completely in a totally skeletonized fashion through three 1-2-cm-long incisions on the left thoracic wall. A small left anterior thoracotomy was then performed. The left internal thoracic artery was anastomosed to the left anterior descending coronary artery, and the composite radial artery graft from the right internal thoracic artery was sequentially anastomosed to the first diagonal branch, the obtuse marginal branch, and the distal right coronary artery on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass. The harvesting time of the grafts was 66 min, and the total operative time was 5 h 58 min. Postoperative angiography revealed that all grafts were widely patent. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged 10 days after the operation. Robotically assisted MIDCAB using the bilateral thoracic arteries is a safe and effective means of myocardial revascularization for patients with multivesssel disease. PMID:17721036

  18. Genetic and Pharmacological Modulation of Akt1 for Improving Ovarian Graft Revascularization in a Mouse Model.

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    Cohen, Yoni; Dafni, Hagit; Avni, Reut; Fellus, Liat; Bochner, Filip; Rotkopf, Ron; Raz, Tal; Benjamin, Laura E; Walsh, Kenneth; Neeman, Michal

    2016-01-01

    Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation is one of a few available treatments for fertility preservation in women diagnosed with cancer. Rapid revascularization is essential for reducing hypoxic damage after grafting and protecting the primordial follicles reserve. Using a mouse model of heterotopic ovarian graft transplantation, we have delineated the role of endothelial Akt1 expression using longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging follow-up to quantify angiogenic response. Endothelial Akt1 activation in ovarian grafts promoted angiogenesis to support the graft during posttransplantation hypoxic period. Similarly, simvastatin therapy activated Akt1 at the transplantation site and improved the revascularization and vascular support of ovarian grafts. These results serve as an important first step toward pharmacological intervention to improve revascularization of ovarian grafts and restoration of fertility in cancer survivors. The pro-angiogenic effects reported here may extend beyond improving ovarian graft reception in fertility preservation and could potentially be used for different organ or tissue transplantation. PMID:26490838

  19. Effectiveness of Drug-Eluting Stents versus Bare-Metal Stents in Large Coronary Arteries in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

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    Sim, Doo Sun; Ahn, Youngkeun; Kim, Young Jo; Chae, Shung Chull; Hong, Taek Jong; Seong, In Whan; Chae, Jei Keon; Kim, Chong Jin; Cho, Myeong Chan; Seung, Ki Bae; Park, Seung Jung

    2011-01-01

    This study compared clinical outcomes of drug-eluting stents (DES) versus bare-metal stents (BMS) in large coronary arteries in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). A total of 985 patients who underwent single-vessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in large coronary arteries (≥ 3.5 mm) in lesions < 25 mm were divided into DES group (n = 841) and BMS group (n = 144). Clinical outcomes during 12 months were compared. In-hospital outcome was similar between the groups. At six months, death/MI rate was not different. However, DES group had significantly lower rates of target-lesion revascularization (TLR) (1.7% vs 5.6%, P = 0.021), target-vessel revascularization (TVR) (2.2% vs 5.6%, P = 0.032), and total major adverse cardiac events (MACE) (3.4% vs 11.9%, P = 0.025). At 12 months, the rates of TLR and TVR remained lower in the DES group (2.5% vs 5.9%, P = 0.032 and 5.9% vs 3.1%, P = 0.041), but the rates of death/MI and total MACE were not statistically different. The use of DES in large vessels in the setting of acute MI is associated with lower need for repeat revascularization compared to BMS without compromising the overall safety over the course of one-year follow-up. PMID:21468259

  20. Rupture of a coronary bypass graft aneurysm: CT evaluation and coil occlusion therapy

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    Shapeero, L.G.; Guthaner, D.F.; Swerdlow, C.D.; Wexler, L.

    1983-11-01

    Since its inception in 1967, saphenous vein coronary artery bypass graft (SVCABG) surgery has become the procedure of choice for revascularization of the myocardium in patients with angina refractory to medical therapy. Complications of bypass surgery have been reported both in the immediate postoperative period and late, months to years after surgery. We present an unusual complication: rupture of a SVCABG aneurysm. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated the pseudoaneurysm, angiography identified the site of rupture from an aneurysm of the vein graft, and therapeutic embolization occluded the bleeding site.

  1. Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

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    Basra, Sukhdeep S; Virani, Salim S; Paniagua, David; Kar, Biswajit; Jneid, Hani

    2016-01-01

    Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) encompass the clinical entities of unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Several advances have occurred over the past decade, including the emergence of new antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapies and novel treatment strategies, leading to marked improvements in mortality. However, there has also been an increased incidence in NSTE-ACS as a result of the use of high-sensitivity troponins and the increase in cardiovascular risk factors. This article provides a focused update on contemporary management strategies pertaining to antiplatelet, antithrombotic, and anti-ischemic therapies and to revascularization strategies in patients with ACS. PMID:26567973

  2. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: The Past, Present, and Future of Myocardial Revascularisation

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    Chedrawy, Edgar G.

    2014-01-01

    The development of the heart-lung machine ushered in the era of modern cardiac surgery. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) remains the most common operation performed by cardiac surgeons today. From its infancy in the 1950s till today, CABG has undergone many developments both technically and clinically. Improvements in intraoperative technique and perioperative care have led to CABG being offered to a more broad patient profile with less complications and adverse events. Our review outlines the rich history and promising future of myocardial revascularization. PMID:25374960

  3. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is More Beneficial Than Optimal Medical Therapy in Elderly Patients with Angina Pectoris

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    Won, Hoyoun; Her, Ae-Young; Kim, Byeong-Keuk; Kim, Yong Hoon; Shin, Dong-Ho; Kim, Jung-Sun; Ko, Young-Guk; Choi, Donghoon; Kwon, Hyuck Moon; Jang, Yangsoo

    2016-01-01

    Purpose Data comparing the clinical benefits of medical treatment with those of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an elderly population with angina pectoris are limited. Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy of elective PCI versus optimal medical treatment (OMT) in elderly patients (between 75 and 84 years old) with angina pectoris. Materials and Methods One hundred seventy-seven patients with significant coronary artery stenosis were randomly assigned to either the PCI group (n=90) or the OMT group (n=87). The primary outcome was a composite of major adverse events in the 1-year follow-up period that included cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, coronary revascularization, and stroke. Results Major adverse events occurred in 5 patients (5.6%) of the PCI group and in 17 patents (19.5%) of the OMT group (p=0.015). There were no significant differences between the PCI group and the OMT group in cardiac death [hazard ratio (HR) for the PCI group 0.454; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.041–5.019, p=0.520], myocardial infarction (HR 0.399; 95% CI 0.039–4.050, p=0.437), or stroke (HR 0.919; 95% CI 0.057–14.709, p=0.952). However, the PCI group showed a significant preventive effect of the composite of major adverse events (HR 0.288; 95% CI 0.106–0.785, p=0.015) and against the need for coronary revascularization (HR 0.157; 95% CI 0.035–0.703, p=0.016). Conclusion Elective PCI reduced major adverse events and was found to be an effective treatment modality in elderly patients with angina pectoris and significant coronary artery stenosis, compared to OMT. PMID:26847290

  4. A phase II, sham-controlled, double-blinded study testing the safety and efficacy of the coronary sinus reducer in patients with refractory angina: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    2013-01-01

    Background A growing population of patients lives with severe coronary artery disease not amenable to coronary revascularization and with refractory angina despite optimal medical therapy. Percutaneous reduction of the coronary sinus is an emerging treatment for myocardial ischemia that increases coronary sinus pressure to promote a transcollateral redistribution of coronary artery in-flow from nonischemic to ischemic subendocardial territories. A first-in-man study has demonstrated that the percutaneous reduction of the coronary sinus can be performed safely in such patients. The COSIRA trial seeks to assess whether a percutaneous reduction of the coronary sinus can improve the symptoms of refractory angina in patients with limited revascularization options. Methods/Design The COSIRA trial is a phase II double-blind, sham-controlled, randomized parallel trial comparing the percutaneously implanted coronary sinus Reducer (Neovasc Inc, Richmond, BC, Canada) to a sham implantation in 124 patients enrolled in Canada, Belgium, England, Scotland, Sweden and Denmark. All patients need to have stable Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) class III or IV angina despite optimal medical therapy, with evidence of reversible ischemia related to disease in the left coronary artery, and a left ventricular ejection fraction >25%. Participants experiencing an improvement in their angina ≥2 CCS classes six months after the randomization will meet the primary efficacy endpoint. The secondary objective of this trial is to test whether coronary sinus Reducer implantation will improve left ventricular ischemia, as measured by the improvement in dobutamine echocardiogram wall motion score index and in time to 1 mm ST-segment depression from baseline to six-month post-implantation. Discussion Based on previous observations, the COSIRA is expected to provide a significant positive result or an informative null result upon which rational development decisions can be based. Patient safety is a central concern and extensive monitoring should allow an appropriate investigation of the safety related to the coronary sinus Reducer. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov identifier - NCT01205893. PMID:23413981

  5. Basic Data Related to Operative Infrainguinal Revascularization Procedures: A Twenty Year Update

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    Ziegler, Kenneth R; Muto, Akihito; Eghbalieh, Sammy D. D.; Dardik, Alan

    2011-01-01

    In 1990, Dalman and Taylor published a compilation of reported data they identified as related to infrainguinal revascularization procedures in peripheral vascular surgery during the decade of the 1980s. The intervening 20 years has seen revolutionary advances in the field of Peripheral Vascular Surgery, especially in the adoption of endovascular techniques, and an explosion of data related to emerging technologies in the field of infrainguinal revascularization. The tables in this manuscript reflect the evolution of our surgical knowledge during the turn of the 21st century. The superior patency of autologous saphenous vein in all positions is reaffirmed. PMID:21396568

  6. Temporary cerebral revascularization using a radial artery in the hand-eyeshade posture: technical note.

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    Hiramoto, Jun; Tanaka, Yuichiro

    2014-06-17

    Kamiyama introduced a unique method of temporary cerebral revascularization using a radial artery graft (RAG) in his technical review. We tried original method with Sugita frame, and pointed out some disadvantages that include to avoid taking instruments or hands in and out, stability of hands, and unrestricted usage of brain retractors during temporary bypass between radial artery and M2 potion of middle cerebral artery (RA-M2 bypass). To solve those disadvantages, especially for Sugita head frame users, we here present a modified Kamiyama's method of temporary cerebral revascularization with the forearm elevated over the face like as hand-eyeshade posture. PMID:24126201

  7. Physician specialty and variation in carotid revascularization technique selected for Medicare patients

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    Wallaert, Jessica B.; Nolan, Brian W.; Stone, David H.; Powell, Richard J.; Brown, Jeremiah R.; Cronenwett, Jack L.; Goodney, Philip P.

    2016-01-01

    Objective Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has become an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for select patients with carotid atherosclerosis. We hypothesized that the choice of CAS vs CEA varies as a function of treating physician specialty, which would result in regional variation in the relative use of these treatment types. Methods We used Medicare claims (2002–2010) to calculate annual rates of CAS and CEA and examined changes by procedure type over time. To assess regional preferences surrounding CAS, we calculated the proportion of revascularizations by CAS, across hospital referral regions, defined according to the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare. We then examined relationships between patient factors, physician specialty, and regional use of CAS. Results The annual number of all carotid revascularization procedures decreased by 30% from 2002 to 2010 (3.2 to 2.3 per 1000; P = .005). Whereas rates of CEA declined by 35% during these 8 years (3.0 to 1.9 per 1000; P < .001), CAS utilization increased by 5% during the same interval (0.30 to 0.32 per 1000; P = .014). Variation in utilization of carotid revascularization varied across the Unites States, with some regions performing as few as 0.7 carotid procedure per 1000 beneficiaries (Honolulu, Hawaii) and others performing nearly 8 times as many (5.3 per 1000 in Houma, La). Variation in procedure type (CEA vs CAS) was evident as well, as the proportion of carotid revascularization procedures that were constituted by CAS varied from 0% (Casper, Wyo, and Meridian, Miss) to 53% (Bend, Ore). The majority of CAS procedures were performed by cardiologists (49% of all CAS cases), who doubled their rates of CAS during the study period from 0.07 per 1000 in 2002 to 0.15 per 1000 in 2010. Conclusions Variation in rates of carotid revascularization exists. Whereas rates of carotid revascularization have declined by more than 30% in recent years, utilization of CAS has increased. The proportion of all carotid revascularization procedures performed as CAS varies markedly by geographic region, and regions with the highest proportion of cardiologists perform the most CAS procedures. Evidence-based guidelines for carotid revascularization will require a multidisciplinary approach to ensure uniform adoption across specialties that care for patients with carotid artery disease. PMID:26432281

  8. Coronary microvascular obstruction in acute myocardial infarction.

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    Niccoli, Giampaolo; Scalone, Giancarla; Lerman, Amir; Crea, Filippo

    2016-04-01

    The success of a primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) in the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction depends on the functional and structural integrity of coronary microcirculation. Coronary microvascular dysfunction and obstruction (CMVO) occurs in up to half of patients submitted to apparently successful primary PCI and is associated to a much worse outcome. The current review summarizes the complex mechanisms responsible for CMVO, including pre-existing coronary microvascular dysfunction, and highlights the current limitations in the assessment of microvascular function. More importantly, at the light of the substantial failure of trials hitherto published on the treatment of CMVO, this review proposes a novel integrated therapeutic approach, which should overcome the limitations of previous studies. PMID:26364289

  9. Prognostic Value of Coronary Computed Tomography Imaging in Patients at High Risk Without Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease.

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    Dedic, Admir; Ten Kate, Gert-Jan R; Roos, Cornelis J; Neefjes, Lisan A; de Graaf, Michiel A; Spronk, Angela; Delgado, Victoria; van Lennep, Jeanine E Roeters; Moelker, Adriaan; Ouhlous, Mohamed; Scholte, Arthur J H A; Boersma, Eric; Sijbrands, Eric J G; Nieman, Koen; Bax, Jeroen J; de Feijter, Pim J

    2016-03-01

    At present, traditional risk factors are used to guide cardiovascular management of asymptomatic subjects. Intensified surveillance may be warranted in those identified as high risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aims to determine the prognostic value of coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CCTA) next to the coronary artery calcium score (CACS) in patients at high CVD risk without symptoms suspect for coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of 665 patients at high risk (mean age 56 ± 9 years, 417 men), having at least one important CVD risk factor (diabetes mellitus, familial hypercholesterolemia, peripheral artery disease, or severe hypertension) or a calculated European systematic coronary risk evaluation of >10% were included from outpatient clinics at 2 academic centers. Follow-up was performed for the occurrence of adverse events including all-cause mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, unstable angina, or coronary revascularization. During a median follow-up of 3.0 (interquartile range 1.3 to 4.1) years, adverse events occurred in 40 subjects (6.0%). By multivariate analysis, adjusted for age, gender, and CACS, obstructive CAD on CCTA (≥50% luminal stenosis) was a significant predictor of adverse events (hazard ratio 5.9 [CI 1.3 to 26.1]). Addition of CCTA to age, gender, plus CACS, increased the C statistic from 0.81 to 0.84 and resulted in a total net reclassification index of 0.19 (p <0.01). In conclusion, CCTA has incremental prognostic value and risk reclassification benefit beyond CACS in patients without CAD symptoms but with high risk of developing CVD. PMID:26754124

  10. Impact of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion in Non-Infarct-Related Arteries in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction (from the COREA-AMI Registry).

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    Choi, Ik Jun; Koh, Yoon-Seok; Lim, Sungmin; Choo, Eun Ho; Kim, Jin Jin; Hwang, Byung-Hee; Kim, Tae-Hoon; Seo, Suk Min; Kim, Chan Joon; Park, Mahn-Won; Shin, Dong Il; Choi, Yun-Seok; Park, Hun-Jun; Her, Sung-Ho; Kim, Dong-Bin; Park, Chul Soo; Lee, Jong-Min; Moon, Keon Woong; Chang, Kiyuk; Kim, Hee Yeol; Yoo, Ki-Dong; Jeon, Doo Soo; Chung, Wook-Sung; Ahn, Youngkeun; Jeong, Myung Ho; Seung, Ki-Bae; Kim, Pum-Joon

    2016-04-01

    Chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non-infarct-related artery (IRA) is an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study evaluated the impact of successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTO of a non-IRA on the long-term clinical outcomes in patients with AMI. A total of 4,748 patients with AMI were consecutively enrolled in the Convergent Registry of Catholic and Chonnam University for AMI registry from January 2004 to December 2009. We enrolled 324 patients with CTO in a non-IRA. To adjust for baseline differences, propensity matching (96 matched pairs) was used to compare successful PCI and occluded CTO for the treatment of CTO in non-IRA. The primary clinical end points were all-cause mortality and a composite of the major adverse cardiac events, including cardiac death, MI, stroke, and any revascularization during the 5-year follow-up. Patients who received successful PCI for CTO of non-IRA had lower rates of all-cause mortality (16.7% vs 32.3%, hazard ratio 0.459, 95% CI 0.251 to 0.841, p = 0.012) and major adverse cardiac events (21.9% vs 55.2%, hazard ratio 0.311, 95% CI 0.187 to 0.516, p <0.001) compared with occluded CTO group. Subgroup analyses revealed that successful PCI resulted in a better mortality rate in patients with normal renal function compared to patients with chronic kidney disease (p = 0.010). In conclusion, successful PCI for CTO of non-IRA is associated with improved long-term clinical outcomes in patients with AMI. PMID:26993974

  11. [Coronary surgery without extracorporeal circulation and Octopus cardiac stabilizer].

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    Barriuso Vargas, C; Mulet Meliá, J; Ninot Sugrañes, S; Sureda Barbosa, C; Bahamonde Romano, J A; Castellá Pericas, M

    1999-09-01

    Between june and july, 1998, surgical myocardial revascularization without cardiopulmonary by-pass through a conventional sternotomy with the use of the "Octopus" heart stabilizer was performed in 6 patients (mean age 63 years, range 49-74 years). All patients received an internal thoracic artery graft. Three of them had also a saphenous vein graft on the distal right coronary artery. An intracoronary shunt was used in four patients and all the anastomoses were accomplished in a completely immobilized area of epicardium. Mean postoperative hemorrhage was 200 ml (50-300 ml) and ICU and total hospital stay were 2 and 6 days respectively. At the first follow-up control, one month post-op, all six patients are free of symptoms without medication. We believe the "Octopus" tissue stabilization system outperforms other heart stabilization devices in our hands and it can be used safely in selected groups of patients. PMID:10523890

  12. Prognostic value of coronary computed tomographic angiography among 1,125 consecutive military health care beneficiaries without known coronary artery disease.

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    Gore, Rosco; Hulten, Edward; Cheezum, Michael K; Goyal, Manju; Fischer, Collin; Nguyen, Binh; Surry, Luke; Villines, Todd C

    2012-09-01

    We sought to assess the prognostic value of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) among military health care system beneficiaries. We identified 1,125 consecutive symptomatic patients without known coronary artery disease (CAD) referred for 64-slice CCTA (2006-2010) at a single center. CAD was assessed as none, < 50%, or > or = 50% (obstructive) coronary stenosis. A combined endpoint of major adverse events (death, myocardial infarction [MI], coronary revascularization > 90 days after CCTA) was assessed by Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazards. The mean age was 50 +/- 12 years, 59% were male, and 617 (55%) had no CAD, 411 (37%) nonobstructive CAD, and 97 (9%) obstructive CAD on CCTA. During 2.0 +/- 1.1-year follow-up, there were 6 deaths, 3 MIs, and 6 revascularizations. There was 1 event in the no-CAD group (0.08%/year), 4 events in the nonobstructive group (0.5%/year), and 9 events in patients with obstructive CAD (4.5%/year) (p < 0.001). Patients with obstructive CAD had significantly increased combined adverse events. Increasing angina typicality and risk factors (hazard ratio [HR] 1.24, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.05-1.46; p = 0.01) and obstructive CAD (HR 12.1, 95% CI 3.99-36.9; p < 0.001) were independently predictive of events. Absence of CAD was associated with very low event rates, providing military health care system patients and providers confidence in regards to cardiovascular risk, future deployments, and occupational assignments. PMID:23025143

  13. Acute Coronary Events

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    Arbab-Zadeh, Armin; Nakano, Masataka; Virmani, Renu; Fuster, Valentin

    2012-01-01

    In the United States alone, more than 400,000 Americans die annually from coronary artery disease and more than 1,000,000 suffer acute coronary events, i.e., myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death.1 Considering the aging of our population and increasing incidence of diabetes and obesity, the morbidity from coronary artery disease, and its associated costs, will place an increasing, substantial burden on our society.2 Between 2010 and 2030, total direct medical costs spent in the US for cardiovascular diseases are projected to triple from 273 to 818 billion dollars.2 Although effective treatments are available and considerable efforts are ongoing to identify new strategies for the prevention of coronary events, predicting such events in an individual has been challenging.3 In hopes of improving our ability to determine the risk of coronary events, it is prudent to review our knowledge of factors that lead to acute coronary events. PMID:22392862

  14. Comparison of clinical outcomes between culprit vessel only and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients with multivessel coronary diseases

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    Ryu, Kwang Sun; Park, Hyun Woo; Park, Soo Ho; Shon, Ho Sun; Ryu, Keun Ho; Lee, Dong Gyu; Bashir, Mohamed EA; Lee, Ju Hee; Kim, Sang Min; Lee, Sang Yeub; Bae, Jang Whan; Hwang, Kyung Kuk; Kim, Dong Woon; Cho, Myeong Chan; Ahn, Young Keun; Jeong, Myung Ho; Kim, Chong Jin; Park, Jong Seon; Kim, Young Jo; Jang, Yang Soo; Kim, Hyo Soo; Seung, Ki Bae

    2015-01-01

    Background The clinical significance of complete revascularization for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients during admission is still debatable. Methods A total of 1406 STEMI patients from the Korean Myocardial Infarction Registry with multivessel diseases without cardiogenic shock who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) were analyzed. We used propensity score matching (PSM) to control differences of baseline characteristics between culprit only intervention (CP) and multivessel percutaneous coronary interventions (MP), and between double vessel disease (DVD) and triple vessel disease (TVD). The major adverse cardiac event (MACE) was analyzed for one year after discharge. Results TVD patients showed higher incidence of MACE (14.2% vs. 8.6%, P = 0.01), any cause of revascularization (10.6% vs. 5.9%, P = 0.01), and repeated PCI (9.5% vs. 5.7%, P = 0.02), as compared to DVD patients during one year after discharge. MP reduced MACE effectively (7.3% vs. 13.8%, P = 0.03), as compared to CP for one year, but all cause of death (1.6% vs. 3.2%, P = 0.38), MI (0.4% vs. 0.8%, P = 1.00), and any cause of revascularization (5.3% vs. 9.7%, P = 0.09) were comparable in the two treatment groups. Conclusions STEMI patients with TVD showed higher rate of MACE, as compared to DVD. MP performed during PPCI or ad hoc during admission for STEMI patients without cardiogenic shock showed lower rate of MACE in this large scaled database. Therefore, MP could be considered as an effective treatment option for STEMI patients without cardiogenic shock. PMID:26089843

  15. On Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Versus Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Review

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    Islam, Mohammad Yousuf-ul; Ahmed, Muhammad Umer; Khan, Muhammad Shahzeb; Bawany, Faizan Imran; Khan, Asadullah; Arshad, Mohammad Hussham

    2014-01-01

    There are two basic ways of performing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG): on pump CABG and off pump CABG. Off pump CABG is relatively a newer procedure to on-pump CABG and does not require the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. On pump CABG is the more traditional method of performing bypass surgery. However its resultant inflammatory effects cause renal dysfunction, gastrointestinal distress and cardiac abnormalities which have forced the surgeons to look for alternatives to the procedure. An extensive literature search revealed that on pump CABG causes better revascularization as compared to off pump CABG while off pump CABG has a much lower post operative morbidity and mortality especially in high risk patients. We suggest that the technique used should depend on the ease of the surgeon doing the operation as both the methods seem almost equally efficient according to the review. PMID:24762361

  16. Aortic Dissection Caused by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: 2 New Case Reports and Detailed Analysis of 86 Previous Cases

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    Bajaj, Sharad; Shamoon, Fayez

    2016-01-01

    Aortic dissection, a rare sequela of percutaneous coronary intervention, can be fatal when it is not recognized and treated promptly. Treatment varies from conservative management to invasive aortic repair and revascularization. We report the cases of 2 patients whose aortic dissection was caused by percutaneous coronary intervention. In addition, we present detailed analyses of 86 previously reported cases. Aortic dissection was most often seen during intervention to the right coronary artery (in 76.7% of instances). The 2 most frequently reported causes were catheter trauma (in 54% of cases) and balloon inflation (in 23.8%). The overall mortality rate was 7.1%. We conclude that most patients can be treated conservatively or by means of stenting alone, with no need for surgical intervention.

  17. Coronary abscess: a complication of stenting.

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    Liu, Jayson C; Cziperle, David J; Kleinman, Bruce; Loeb, Henry

    2003-01-01

    We report the case of a 72-year-old male who underwent primary angioplasty for an acute myocardial infarction and developed a coronary stent infection with Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was treated with a prolonged course of IV antibiotics and underwent debridement and partial stent extraction successfully. PMID:12508199

  18. Is off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting superior to conventional bypass in octogenarians?

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    LaPar, Damien J.; Bhamidipati, Castigliano M.; Reece, T. Brett; Cleveland, Joseph C.; Kron, Irving L.; Ailawadi, Gorav

    2011-01-01

    Objective Selected patients appear to benefit from off-pump coronary artery bypass compared with conventional coronary artery bypass with cardiopulmonary bypass. It is unknown whether elderly patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting operations derive any benefit when performed off-pump. We hypothesized that off-pump coronary bypass offers a greater operative benefit to elderly patients when compared with conventional coronary artery bypass. Methods A total of 1993 elderly patients (age ≥80 years) underwent isolated, primary coronary artery bypass graft operations at 16 different statewide centers from 2003 to 2008. Patients were stratified into 2 groups: conventional coronary artery bypass (n = 1589, age = 82.5 ± 2.4 years) and off-pump bypass (n = 404, age = 83.0 ± 2.4 years). Preoperative risk, intraoperative findings, postoperative complications, and costs were evaluated. Results Patients undergoing off-pump bypass grafting were marginally older (P = .001) and had higher rates of preoperative atrial fibrillation (14.6%vs 10.0%; P = .01) and New York Heart Association class IV heart failure (29.7% vs 21.1%; P <.001) than did those having conventional coronary bypass grafting. Other patient risk factors and operative variables, including Society of Thoracic Surgeons predicted risk of mortality, were similar in both groups (P = .15). Compared with off-pump bypass, conventional coronary bypass incurred higher blood transfusion rates (2.0 ± 1.7 units vs 1.6 ± 1.9 units; P = .05) as well as more postoperative atrial fibrillation (28.4% vs 21.5%; P = .003), prolonged ventilation (14.7% vs 11.4%; P = .05), and major complications (20.1% vs 15.6%; P = .04). Importantly, postoperative stroke (2.6% vs 1.7%; P = .21), renal failure (8.1% vs 6.2%; P = .12), and postoperative length of stay (P = .41) were no different between groups. Despite more complications in patients having conventional bypass, operative mortality (P = .53) and hospital costs (P = .43) were similar to those of patients having off-pump procedures. Conclusions Performance of coronary artery bypass grafting among octogenarian patients is safe and effective. Off-pump coronary artery bypass confers shorter postoperative ventilation but equivalent mortality to conventional coronary artery bypass. Off-pump coronary artery bypass was associated with a reduction in the composite incidence of major complications in unadjusted and adjusted analyses and should be considered an acceptable alternative to conventional bypass for myocardial revascularization in elderly patients. PMID:21051050

  19. Risk stratification in acute coronary syndromes.

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    Pesarini, Gabriele; Santini, Francesco; Geremia, Giulia; Zivelonghi, Carlo; Ribichini, Flavio

    2012-02-01

    Accurate and readily available systems for risk stratification and a wide array of antithrombotic agents, on top of classical anti-ischemic drugs, provide the noninvasive cardiologist admitting the patient in the CCU with an effective and reliable armamentarium for the safe management of most patients with ACS. From the interventionalist's perspective, the immediate knowledge of the coronary anatomy yields the most valuable information to address the most appropriate treatment. The sooner angiography is performed the higher the benefit for patients at moderate to high risk, but if performed by expert teams and with the correct use of modern drugs and devices, the invasive approach has the potential to reduce costs and length of hospital stay also in low-risk patients. Although still some reluctance remains to equalize treatment strategies for patients with STEMI to those with NSTEMI, such differences will likely disappear in the near future with upcoming new evidence. Cardiac surgery may represent a life-saving alternative for patients presenting with NSTEMI evolving in cardiogenic shock or with mechanical complications, or in patients unsuitable for PCI or with failed PCI attempts. In stabilized conditions after the treatment of the culprit lesion, patients with severe multivessel disease may benefit from cardiac surgery to complete myocardial revascularization. Indications for CABG in this setting should be evaluated in the context of a local "heart team" or through prespecified protocols in centers without cardiac surgery on site. PMID:22135119

  20. Postoperative coronary artery spasm after mitral valve replacement☆

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    Pragliola, Claudio; Gaudino, Mario; Farina, Piero; Massetti, Massimo

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Postoperative coronary artery spasm is an infrequent life-threatening event after cardiac surgery which can occur without an underlying coronary disease Presentation of case We report a documented case of a 67-year-old man with normal coronary arteries submitted to mitral valve replacement. Immediately after surgery he had a ST elevation in the inferior leads, and an inferior wall hypokinesia at the trans-oesophageal echo. A coronary angiography demonstrated a focal spasm in the right coronary artery which was successfully treated by intracoronary injection of nitrates. The following postoperative course was uneventful and the left ventricular function returned to normal. Discussion A coronary artery spasm should be suspected whenever a postoperative infarction occurs after valvular surgery especially in absence of associated coronary artery disease. In this cases postoperative coronary angiography allows both the diagnosis and the treatment. Conclusion This case-report summarizes the findings of this rare and potentially life-threatening cause of early postoperative ischemia and highlights the role of early coronary angiography in the cases of suspected myocardial infarction after cardiac surgery PMID:25680533

  1. Comparisons of Clinical and Procedural Outcomes Between Transradial and Transfemoral Approaches in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (from the Korean Transradial Intervention Prospective Registry).

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    Lim, Young-Hyo; Lee, Yonggu; Shin, Jinho; Yoon, Junghan; Lee, Seung-Hwan; Rha, Seung-Woon; Lee, Jae-Hwan; Jeong, Myung Ho; Cho, Byung-Ryul; Kim, Kyung-Soo

    2016-04-15

    As few studies have reported the impact of transradial interventions (TRIs) versus transfemoral interventions (TFIs) on percutaneous coronary interventions using real-world registry data, we compared the clinical and procedural outcomes between TRIs and TFIs in the Korean Transradial Intervention Prospective Registry. Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions were consecutively registered from February 2014 to July 2014 in this multicenter registry. Composite events were evaluated for all-cause deaths, nonfatal myocardial infarctions, and repeat revascularizations within 30 days. Nonlesion complications included access site complications and bleeding events. A total of 1,225 patients (232 for TFIs and 993 for TRIs) were analyzed. All-cause deaths and composite events were more frequent in the TFI group than in the TRI group. Procedure failures and nonlesion complications were also more frequent in the TFI group, whereas lesion complication rates were similar in the 2 groups. Procedure times were not different between the 2 groups, whereas fluoroscopy times were longer and contrast volumes were larger in the TFI group. However, in a propensity score-matched cohort, all-cause deaths, composite events, procedure failures, and lesion and nonlesion complications were not different between the 2 groups. In contrast, in the matched cohort, the procedure and fluoroscopy times were longer and the contrast volumes were larger in the TFI group. In conclusion, TRI was as effective and safe as TFI in terms of short-term clinical outcomes, procedure success rates, and complication rates, whereas TRI was more effective for reducing procedure times and hazardous exposure to radiation and contrast media. PMID:26899492

  2. Cardiopulmonary bypass increases the risk of vasoplegic syndrome after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure

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    Hossne Junior, Nelson Américo; Miranda, Matheus; Monteiro, Marcus Rodrigo; Branco, João Nelson Rodrigues; Vargas, Guilherme Flora; Pestana, José Osmar Medina de Abreu; Gomes, Walter José

    2015-01-01

    Objective Coronary artery bypass grafting is currently the best treatment for dialysis patients with multivessel coronary artery involvement. Vasoplegic syndrome of inflammatory etiology constitutes an important postoperative complication, with highly negative impact on prognosis. Considering that these patients have an intrinsic inflammatory response exacerbation, our goal was to evaluate the incidence and mortality of vasoplegic syndrome after myocardial revascularization in this group. Methods A retrospective, single-center study of 50 consecutive and non-selected dialysis patients who underwent myocardial revascularization in a tertiary university hospital, from 2007 to 2012. The patients were divided into 2 groups, according to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass or not (off-pump coronary artery bypass). The incidence and mortality of vasoplegic syndrome were analyzed. The subgroup of vasoplegic patients was studied separately. Results There were no preoperative demographic differences between the cardiopulmonary bypass (n=20) and off-pump coronary artery bypass (n=30) group. Intraoperative data showed a greater number of distal coronary arteries anastomosis (2.8 vs. 1.8, P<0.0001) and higher transfusion rates (65% vs. 23%, P=0.008) in the cardiopulmonary bypass group. Vasoplegia incidence was statistically higher (P=0.0124) in the cardiopulmonary bypass group (30%) compared to the off-pump coronary artery bypass group (3%). Vasoplegia mortality was 50% in the cardiopulmonary bypass group and 0% in the off-pump coronary artery bypass group. The vasoplegic subgroup analysis showed no statistically significant clinical differences. Conclusion Cardiopulmonary bypass increased the risk for developing postoperative vasoplegic syndrome after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure.

  3. Salvage STA-MCA bypass surgery in an adult moyamoya patient after failed indirect revascularization surgery.

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    Yoo, Minwook; Jin, Sung-Chul; Jin, Seong-Jin; Choi, Byeong-Sam

    2015-12-01

    A 39-year-old female moyamoya disease patient underwent a salvage direct bypass surgery involving anastomosis of the superficial temporal artery or STA and middle cerebral artery or MCA. This report describes a rare case of moyamoya disease that was revascularized after the previous indirect bypass surgery failed to restore collateral blood flow. PMID:26269250

  4. Prevalence of Regional Myocardial Thinning and Relationship With Myocardial Scarring in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

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    Shah, Dipan J.; Kim, Han W.; James, Olga; Parker, Michele; Wu, Edwin; Bonow, Robert O.; Judd, Robert M.; Kim, Raymond J.

    2014-01-01

    Importance Regional left ventricular (LV) wall thinning is believed to represent chronic transmural myocardial infarction and scar tissue. However, recent case reports using delayed-enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging raise the possibility that thinning may occur with little or no scarring. Objective To evaluate patients with regional myocardial wall thinning and to determine scar burden and potential for functional improvement. Design, Setting, and Patients Investigator-initiated, prospective, 3-center study conducted from August 2000 through January 2008 in 3 parts to determine (1) in patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing CMR viability assessment, the prevalence of regional wall thinning (end-diastolic wall thickness ≤5.5 mm), (2) in patients with thinning, the presence and extent of scar burden, and (3) in patients with thinning undergoing coronary revascularization, any changes in myocardial morphology and contractility. Main Outcomes and Measures Scar burden in thinned regions assessed using delayed-enhancement CMR and changes in myocardial morphology and function assessed using cine-CMR after revascularization. Results Of 1055 consecutive patients with CAD screened, 201 (19% [95% CI, 17% to 21%]) had regional wall thinning. Wall thinning spanned a mean of 34% (95% CI, 32% to 37% [SD, 15%]) of LV surface area. Within these regions, the extent of scarring was 72% (95% CI, 69% to 76% [SD, 25%]); however, 18% (95% CI, 13% to 24%) of thinned regions had limited scar burden (≤50% of total extent). Among patients with thinning undergoing revascularization and follow-up cine-CMR (n=42), scar extent within the thinned region was inversely related to regional (r=−0.72, P<.001) and global (r=−0.53, P<.001) contractile improvement. End-diastolic wall thickness in thinned regions with limited scar burden increased from 4.4 mm (95% CI, 4.1 to 4.7) to 7.5 mm (95% CI, 6.9 to 8.1) after revascularization (P<.001), resulting in resolution of wall thinning. On multivariable analysis, scar extent had the strongest association with contractile improvement (slope coefficient, −0.03 [95% CI, −0.04 to −0.02]; P<.001) and reversal of thinning (slope coefficient, −0.05 [95% CI, −0.06 to −0.04]; P<.001). Conclusions and Relevance Among patients with CAD referred for CMR and found to have regional wall thinning, limited scar burden was present in 18% and was associated with improved contractility and resolution of wall thinning after revascularization. These findings, which are not consistent with common assumptions, warrant further investigation. PMID:23462787

  5. Clinical Relevance of Coronary Fractional Flow Reserve: Art-of-state

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    Adiputra, Yohanes; Chen, Shao-Liang

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The objective was to delineate the current knowledge of fractional flow reserve (FFR) in terms of definition, features, clinical applications, and pitfalls of measurement of FFR. Data Sources: We searched database for primary studies published in English. The database of National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE, and PubMed up to July 2014 was used to conduct a search using the keyword term “FFR”. Study Selection: The articles about the definition, features, clinical application, and pitfalls of measurement of FFR were identified, retrieved, and reviewed. Results: Coronary pressure-derived FFR rapidly assesses the hemodynamic significance of individual coronary artery lesions and can readily be performed in the catheterization laboratory. The use of FFR has been shown to effectively guide coronary revascularization procedures leading to improved patient outcomes. Conclusions: FFR is a valuable tool to determine the functional significance of coronary stenosis. It combines physiological and anatomical information, and can be followed immediately by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) if necessary. The technique of FFR measurement can be performed easily, rapidly, and safely in the catheterization laboratory. By systematic use of FFR in dubious stenosis and multi-vessel disease, PCI can be made an even more effective and better treatment than it is currently. The current clinical evidence for FFR should encourage cardiologists to use this tool in the catheterization laboratory. PMID:25963364

  6. Nanoparticle Drug- and Gene-eluting Stents for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Restenosis

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    Yin, Rui-Xing; Yang, De-Zhai; Wu, Jin-Zhen

    2014-01-01

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become the most common revascularization procedure for coronary artery disease. The use of stents has reduced the rate of restenosis by preventing elastic recoil and negative remodeling. However, in-stent restenosis remains one of the major drawbacks of this procedure. Drug-eluting stents (DESs) have proven to be effective in reducing the risk of late restenosis, but the use of currently marketed DESs presents safety concerns, including the non-specificity of therapeutics, incomplete endothelialization leading to late thrombosis, the need for long-term anti-platelet agents, and local hypersensitivity to polymer delivery matrices. In addition, the current DESs lack the capacity for adjustment of the drug dose and release kinetics appropriate to the disease status of the treated vessel. The development of efficacious therapeutic strategies to prevent and inhibit restenosis after PCI is critical for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The administration of drugs using biodegradable polymer nanoparticles as carriers has generated immense interest due to their excellent biocompatibility and ability to facilitate prolonged drug release. Despite the potential benefits of nanoparticles as smart drug delivery and diagnostic systems, much research is still required to evaluate potential toxicity issues related to the chemical properties of nanoparticle materials, as well as to their size and shape. This review describes the molecular mechanism of coronary restenosis, the use of DESs, and progress in nanoparticle drug- or gene-eluting stents for the prevention and treatment of coronary restenosis. PMID:24465275

  7. MORPHOLOGIC CHARACTERIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF SUPERFICIAL CALCIFICATIONS OF THE CORONARY ARTERY―IN VIVO ASSESSMENT USING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY―

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    MATSUMOTO, MASAYA; YOSHIKAWA, DAIJI; ISHII, HIDEKI; HAYAKAWA, SEIICHI; TANAKA, MIHO; KUMAGAI, SOICHIRO; HAYASHI, MUTSUHARU; MUROHARA, TOYOAKI

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT Coronary calcification is proportional to the extent and severity of atherosclerotic disease, and is a predictor of cardiac events. Furthermore, coronary calcification protruding into the lumen is considered as one type of vulnerable plaque. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can provide in vivo imaging of the detailed vessel wall structure of the coronary artery with high resolution, as in the histological approach. We analyzed coronary calcification in that fashion using OCT in vivo. This study consisted of 70 superficial coronary calcifications of 39 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. After revascularization, OCT was performed in the treated vessel. We analyzed morphologic characteristics and the quantification of OCT-determined coronary calcification. Superficial coronary calcifications were classified into two groups depending on whether they did not intrude the lumen (type I) or did (type II). The distance from the lumen and the volume of each calcification were then measured. Superficial coronary calcifications were classified into two groups; type I, n = 39 (56%) and type II, n = 31 (44%). Type II calcifications were located significantly closer to the lumen [80 μm (60–130) vs.130 μm (90–260), p = 0.015], and tended to be smaller, but did not show a significant difference [0.65 (0.26–1.3) mm3 vs. 1.2 (0.47–1.9) mm3, p = 0.153] compared to those of type I. In conclusion, OCT could visualize superficial coronary calcifications in detail and enable us to evaluate in vivo morphologic characterizations and quantify them. PMID:23092098

  8. Percutaneous Closure of a Coronary Artery-to-Vein Graft Anastomotic Pseudoaneurysm Presenting as Acute Coronary Syndrome after Recent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Sharma, Suresh; Gupta, Kamal; Wiley, Mark; Parashara, Deepak

    2015-01-01

    Pseudoaneurysm formation has been reported in degenerated coronary artery saphenous vein bypass grafts, as well as in native coronary arteries after interventional procedures or blunt trauma. In contrast, pseudoaneurysm formation arising from the anastomotic site of native coronary vessels soon after coronary artery bypass grafting is rare, and neither the clinical presentation of this phenomenon nor its treatment is well described. We present the case of a 63-year-old man, a recent coronary artery bypass grafting patient, who presented with acute coronary syndrome due to a large and expanding pseudoaneurysm of the saphenous vein-to-ramus intermedius artery graft anastomosis. After several attempts, we successfully treated the pseudoaneurysm by means of percutaneous coil embolization. To our knowledge, this is the first report of acute coronary syndrome secondary to a pseudoaneurysm at the coronary arterysaphenous vein graft anastomosis. In addition, this appears to be the first report of the percutaneous treatment of such a pseudoaneurysm by means of coil embolization. PMID:26175645

  9. Delays for coronary artery bypass surgery: how long is too long?

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    Sobolev, Boris; Fradet, Guy

    2008-02-01

    When access to elective surgery is rationed by wait lists, patients requiring coronary artery bypass grafting may have to wait after a decision to operate has been made. The current literature suggests that a long wait for planned surgical revascularization may lead to worsening of symptoms, deterioration in the patient's condition and a less favorable clinical outcome; it may also increase the probability of preoperative death and unplanned emergency admission. Yet there has been little evidence generated by appropriate statistical methodology that bears on the health effects of a delay in undergoing the operation. In this article, we present three potential approaches for summarizing wait-list data. We also discuss the utility of each method for determining the point at which a delay in waiting for coronary artery bypass surgery becomes too long, from the perspectives of hospital managers, surgeons and patients. PMID:20528353

  10. Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Acute Coronary Syndromes: Reviewing Post-Resuscitation Care Strategies.

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    Randhawa, Varinder K; Nagpal, A Dave; Lavi, Shahar

    2015-12-01

    Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) carries an enormous global burden of mortality and morbidity. The post-cardiac arrest syndrome consists of complex pathophysiological changes that result in hypoxic brain injury, myocardial and peripheral organ dysfunction, and the systemic ischemia-reperfusion response. We review common cardiac arrest cases to highlight key management issues and recommendations in post-resuscitation care, including therapeutic hypothermia, coronary angiography and revascularization, and circulatory support. Guidelines still suggest mild therapeutic hypothermia be administered for OHCA over targeted temperature management preventing pyrexia. Similarly, early invasive coronary angiography is particularly beneficial when there is ST-elevation on the post-resuscitation electrocardiogram, but might be considered in the absence of ST-elevation if there is no noncardiac cause to explain the OHCA. However, there remain a large number of unanswered questions that require ongoing research. PMID:26243352

  11. A retrospective review of leg wound complications after coronary artery bypass surgery.

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    East, Susan A; Lorenz, Rebecca A; Armbrecht, Eric S

    2013-10-01

    Little research or attention has been paid to finding out whether wound closure with sutures or staples attains the best outcomes after saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting. We undertook a quality improvement project to compare the prevalence of leg wound complications (eg, infection, seroma, hematoma, dehiscence) between two types of skin closure (ie, staples, subcuticular sutures) after conventional open surgery with bridging between incisions and vein harvesting during coronary revascularization to determine the need for practice changes. We found no significant differences between patients with wound complications and those without. However, in this project, the risk for infections was greater for patients with diabetes whose wounds were closed by using subcuticular sutures. These findings have led to practice changes for reducing leg wound complications within our institution: clinicians now assess patients for increased risk of leg wound complications preoperatively and opt to close wounds with staples for patients who have diabetes. PMID:24075335

  12. Ischemia induced by coronary steal through a patent mammary artery side branch: a role for embolization.

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    Moreno, Nuno; da Silva Castro, Alexandra; Pereira, Adriana; Silva, Joo Carlos; Almeida, Pedro Bernardo; Andrade, Aurora; Maciel, Maria Jlia; Pinto, Paula

    2013-06-01

    Non-occlusion of the internal mammary artery side branches may cause ischemia due to flow diversion after coronary artery bypass grafting. The authors present the case of a 67-year-old man with recurrent angina after undergoing myocardial revascularization with a left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending bypass. He presented with impaired anterior wall myocardial perfusion in the setting of a patent left internal mammary artery side branch. Effective percutaneous treatment was carried out through coil embolization, with improved flow and clinical symptoms, confirmed through ischemia testing. Coronary steal through a patent mammary artery side branch is a controversial phenomenon and this type of intervention should be considered only in carefully selected patients. PMID:23809629

  13. Coronary Microvascular Disease (MVD)

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    ... narrows the heart's large arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle. The buildup of plaque also makes it more likely that blood clots will form in your arteries. Blood clots can mostly or completely block blood flow through a coronary artery. In coronary MVD, however, ...

  14. Assessment of major adverse cardiovascular events and ischemic stroke with coronary computed tomography angiography based upon angiographic diagnosis in a high-volume single center

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    Lin, Charles K; McDonough, Ryan J; Prentice, Ryan L; Thomas, Dustin M; Steel, Kevin E; Rubal, Bernard J; Shry, Eric A; Villines, Todd C; Hulten, Edward A

    2014-01-01

    Background: Patient prognosis has been shown to directly correlate with the severity of coronary artery disease diagnosed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). Although the presence of coronary artery calcium has been associated with increased incidence of ischemic stroke, there are no data on the incidence of ischemic stroke based upon the severity of coronary artery disease by CCTA. Therefore, we sought to investigate the rate of major adverse cardiovascular events, including ischemic stroke, based upon the severity of coronary artery disease by CCTA over a 6-year period in a high-volume single military center. Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of all CCTA studies to evaluate the incidence of all-cause mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and late revascularization (>90 days following CCTA) from January 2005 until July 2012. We reviewed 1518 CCTA reports, dividing patients into groups with obstructive (≥50% stenosis), non-obstructive (<50% stenosis), and no coronary artery disease (no angiographic disease). Subsequent major adverse cardiovascular events data (incidence of all-cause mortality, ischemic stroke, non-fatal myocardial infarction, and late revascularization) were obtained. Results: Over a review period of 6 years with a resultant median follow-up period of 22 months (interquartile range = 13–34 months), the major adverse cardiovascular events rate was significantly higher with obstructive coronary artery disease compared to both non-obstructive coronary artery disease and no coronary artery disease (8.9% vs 0.7%, p < 0.001; 8.9% vs 1.6%, p < 0.001). The incidence of ischemic stroke alone was also significantly higher in those with obstructive coronary artery disease compared to those with no coronary artery disease (3.8% vs 0.4%, p < 0.001). Conclusion: Being free of disease on CCTA was associated with excellent cardiovascular prognosis. Obstructive coronary artery disease was associated with a significantly increased incidence of ischemic stroke. There was also a direct correlation between the severity of coronary artery disease on CCTA and cardiovascular prognosis over the follow-up period of 24 months. PMID:26770728

  15. Coronary optical coherence tomography: A practical overview of current clinical applications.

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    Cruz Ferreira, Rui; Pereira-da-Silva, Tiago; Patrício, Lino; Bezerra, Hiram; Costa, Marco

    2016-02-01

    Coronary optical coherence tomography has emerged as the most powerful in-vivo imaging modality to evaluate vessel structure in detail. It is a useful research tool that provides insights into the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease. This technology has an important clinical role that is still being developed. We review the evidence on the wide spectrum of potential clinical applications for coronary optical coherence tomography, which encompass the successive stages in coronary artery disease management: accurate lesion characterization and quantification of stenosis, guidance for the decision to perform percutaneous coronary intervention and subsequent planning, and evaluation of immediate and long-term results following intervention. PMID:26852303

  16. Visualization of Coronary Arteries from Intravenous Angiograms

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    Selzer, Robert H.

    1985-01-01

    Under most circumstances, the coronary arteries are not satisfactorily visualized in intravenous angiograms. The objective of this study is to develop computer image enhancement methods that will improve the quality of the latent coronary images to a degree sufficient to detect an obstructive lesion. Such a technique, if successful, could be used as a first step alternative to conventional coronary angiography for individuals with ambiguous noninvasive cardiac tests. The determination of no lesion from the intravenous procedure would relieve the need for the conventional angiogram, while verification of an obstructive lesion could be followed by a conventional angiogram. The nature of the imaging problem and a description of the methods and initial processing results are described in this paper.

  17. Coronary Artery Perforation Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

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    Lee, Michael S; Shamouelian, Albert; Dahodwala, Mufaddal Q

    2016-03-01

    Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a rare but serious complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. Risk factors for CAP include female gender, older age, and lesion complexity. The most common causes of CAP include wire perforation, atherectomy, and aggressive sizing of balloons and stents. Complications of CAP vary greatly from clinical insignificance to hemodynamic collapse and death, depending on the severity of the CAP. Early recognition is of utmost importance to surviving CAP. Generally accepted treatment options depend on lesion severity, and include balloon inflation to tamponade the vessel, reversal of anticoagulation, covered stents, and embolization. Emergent pericardiocentesis or surgical evacuation may be required for the most severe cases. PMID:26945255

  18. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection as a cause of myocardial infarction.

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    Aksakal, Aytekin; Arslan, Uğur; Yaman, Mehmet; Urumdaş, Mehmet; Ateş, Ahmet Hakan

    2014-12-26

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare disease that is usually seen in young women in left descending coronary artery and result in events like sudden cardiac death and acute myocardial infarction. A 70-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with chest pain which started 1 h ago during a relative's funeral. The initial electrocardiography demonstrated 2 mm ST-segment depression in leads V1-V3 and the patient underwent emergent coronary angiography. SCAD simultaneously in two different coronary arteries [left anterior descending (LAD) artery and left circumflex (LCx)] artery was detected and SCAD in LCx artery was causing total occlusion which resulted in acute myocardial infarction. Successful stenting was performed thereafter for both lesions. In addition to the existence of SCAD simultaneously in two different coronary arteries, the presence of muscular bridge and SCAD together at the same site of the LAD artery was another interesting point which made us report this case. PMID:25548620

  19. Successful Bilateral Composite Ear Reattachment

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    2014-01-01

    Summary: A successful bilateral ear composite graft nonmicrosurgical reattachment is presented. In cases where suitable vessels are unavailable for microsurgical revascularization, the reconstructive challenge can be formidable for salvaging the unique anatomic and aesthetic structure of the ear. The case is presented of an 18-year-old woman who was a victim of an assault wherein both of her ears were intentionally amputated by her attacker. She underwent successful surgical reattachment followed by a postoperative regimen of hyperbaric oxygen, cooling, and meticulous wound care. The patient achieved 100% survival of her left ear graft and 95% survival of her right ear graft. Clinical photographs at 18 months are presented, along with a discussion of the possible implications for other reconstructive applications. PMID:25289367

  20. [Pregnancy and coronary artery dissection].

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    Martínez-Quintana, Efrén; Rodríguez-González, Fayna

    2015-01-01

    Acute myocardial infarction during pregnancy is associated with high maternal and fetal mortality. Coronary atherosclerosis is the most common cause due to an increase in the age of the patients and the association with cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, and the existence of family history of coronary disease. However, thrombosis, coronary dissection or coronary vasospasms are other causes that may justify it. We report the case of a 33 weeks pregnant first-time mother, without cardiovascular risk factors, who presented an acute coronary event in the context of atherosclerotic disease and coronary dissection after percutaneous coronary intervention. PMID:25795261

  1. Intravascular ultrasound-guided unprotected left main coronary artery stenting in the elderly

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    Tan, Qiang; Wang, Qingsheng; Liu, Dongtian; Zhang, Shuangyue; Zhang, Yang; Li, Yang

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: To investigate whether intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) could improve clinical outcomes compared with angiography-guided PCI in the treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis (ULMCA) in the elderly. Methods: This controlled study was carried out between October 2009 and September 2012, in Qinhuangdao First Hospital, Hebei Province, China. One hundred and twenty-three consecutive patients with ULMCA, aged 70 or older, were randomized to an IVUS-guided group and a control group. The occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE): death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, or target lesion revascularizations) were recorded after 2 years of follow-up. Results: The IVUS-guided group had a lower rate of 2-year MACE than the control group (13.1% versus 29.3%, p=0.031). The incidence of target lesion revascularization was lower in the IVUS-guided group than in the control group (9.1% versus 24%, p=0.045). However, there were no differences in death and myocardial infarction in the 2 groups. On Cox proportional hazard analysis, distal lesion was the independent predictor of MACE (hazard ratio [HR]: 1.99, confidence interval [CI]: 1.129-2.367; p=0.043); IVUS guidance was independent factor of survival free of MACE (HR: 0.414, CI: 0.129-0.867; p=0.033). Conclusion: The use of IVUS could reduce MACE in elderly patients undergoing ULMCA intervention. PMID:25935174

  2. Clinical Coronary In-Stent Restenosis Follow-Up after Treatment and Analyses of Clinical Outcomes

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    Marino, Barbara Campos Abreu; Nascimento, Guilherme Abreu; Rabelo, Walter; Marino, Marcos Antônio; Marino, Roberto Luiz; Ribeiro, Antonio Luiz Pinho

    2015-01-01

    Background Clinical in-stent restenosis (CISR) is the main limitation of coronary angioplasty with stent implantation. Objective Describe the clinical and angiographic characteristics of CISR and the outcomes over a minimum follow-up of 12 months after its diagnosis and treatment. Methods We analyzed in 110 consecutive patients with CISR the clinical presentation, angiographic characteristics, treatment and combined primary outcomes (cardiovascular death, nonfatal acute myocardial infarction [AMI]) and combined secondary (unstable angina with hospitalization, target vessel revascularization and target lesion revascularization) during a minimal follow-up of one year. Results Mean age was 61 ± 11 years (68.2% males). Clinical presentations included acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in 62.7% and proliferative ISR in 34.5%. CISR was treated with implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES) in 36.4%, Bare Metal Stent (BMS) in 23.6%, myocardial revascularization surgery in 18.2%, balloon angioplasty in 15.5% and clinical treatment in 6.4%. During a median follow-up of 19.7 months, the primary outcome occurred in 18 patients, including 6 (5.5%) deaths and 13 (11.8%) AMI events. Twenty-four patients presented a secondary outcome. Predictors of the primary outcome were CISR with DES (HR = 4.36 [1.44–12.85]; p = 0.009) and clinical treatment for CISR (HR = 10.66 [2.53–44.87]; p = 0.001). Treatment of CISR with BMS (HR = 4.08 [1.75–9.48]; p = 0.001) and clinical therapy (HR = 6.29 [1.35–29.38]; p = 0.019) emerged as predictors of a secondary outcome. Conclusion Patients with CISR present in most cases with ACS and with a high frequency of adverse events during a medium-term follow-up. PMID:25651344

  3. Comparison of Outcomes of Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated by Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Analyzed by Age Groups (<75, 75 to 85, and >85 Years); (Results from the Bremen STEMI Registry).

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    Fach, Andreas; Bünger, Stefanie; Zabrocki, Robert; Schmucker, Johannes; Conradi, Paulina; Garstka, Daniela; Fiehn, Eduard; Hambrecht, Rainer; Wienbergen, Harm

    2015-12-15

    As old patients, who were treated by percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), are regularly excluded or underrepresented in randomized trials, data on treatment and outcomes of this patient group at high risk have to be collected by registries. The study population of the German Bremen STEMI Registry was divided into the age groups G1: <75 years (n = 4,108, young), G2: 75 to 85 years (n = 1,032, old), and G3: >85 years (n = 216, very old) and was evaluated for clinical management and course. PCI failure (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction flow 0 or 1 after PCI) was observed more often with increasing age. Patients >85 years without successful PCI had a very high inhospital mortality (40.0% without PCI success vs 18.1% with PCI success, p <0.05). Despite a reduced rate of periinterventional treatment with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors in elderly patients of G2 and G3, inhospital bleedings (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction/Bleeding Academic Research Consortium ≥2) occurred more frequently in these patients (G1: 5.4% vs G2: 11.0% vs G3: 19.6%, p <0.0001). Mortality rates during inhospital and long-term course increased with increasing age. In a multivariate analysis successful PCI was associated with improved outcomes in all age groups; even in very old patients successful PCI was associated with a significantly lower inhospital mortality rate (odds ratio 0.26, 95% confidence interval 0.08 to 0.81) and a trend toward a lower 1-year mortality. In conclusion, the present "real-world" data demonstrate an elevated rate of PCI failure, bleeding complications, and mortality in elderly patients treated by primary PCI for STEMI. However, a beneficial effect of successful PCI on mortality was observed in all age groups, even in very old patients, indicating the crucial role of revascularization therapy. PMID:26602071

  4. Comparison of hybrid procedure and open surgical revascularization for multilevel infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease

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    Zhou, Min; Huang, Dian; Liu, Chen; Liu, Zhao; Zhang, Min; Qiao, Tong; Liu, Chang-Jian

    2014-01-01

    Objective To compare outcomes of hybrid (combined surgical and endovascular) procedures (HYBRID) with open surgical reconstructions (OPEN) in patients with multilevel infrainguinal artery occlusive diseases. Design Case series study with retrospective analysis of prospectively collected nonrandomized data. Methods Between 2008 and 2012, 64 patients underwent OPEN and 43 underwent HYBRID. Patient characteristics, technique success, clinical improvement, and procedure-related morbidity were reviewed and compared. Patency rates and limb salvages were analyzed and compared using Kaplan–Meier life tables. Cox regression analyses were used to assess the influence of various risk factors on primary patency. Results HYBRID patients were older and presented with worse New York Heart Association function compared with OPEN patients. The increase in the ankle-brachial index and improvement of Ruthford category after procedures were equivalent between two groups, but HYBRID patients had shorter hospital length of stay (7.6±12.0 versus 15.5±17.3; P= 0.018) and less overall perioperative morbidity (12% versus 28%; P=0.042) compared with OPEN patients. No statistically significant difference in 36-month primary (47.1%±7.1% versus 50.1%±9.4%; P=0.418), assisted primary (57.0%±7.9% versus 62.4%±9.2%; P=0.517), or secondary (82.0%±6.8% versus 83.1%±7.3%; P=0.445) patency was seen between the two groups. Limb salvage rates of HYBRID vs OPEN at 3 years were similar (76.3%±9.3% versus 80.4%±8.2%; P=0.579). Critical limb ischemia was a negative predictor of long-term patency of patients in both the HYBRID and OPEN groups (P=0.012 and P<0.001, respectively), and the presence of diabetes and renal insufficiency were another two independent predictors of decreased primary patency for HYBRID (P=0.017 and P=0.019, respectively). Conclusion Multilevel infrainguinal artery occlusive diseases could be treated by hybrid procedure, with shorter hospitalization, less perioperative morbidity, and similar early- and long-term efficacy compared with open revascularization. A hybrid procedure should be considered for patients with high surgical risk, but critical limb ischemia, diabetes, and renal insufficiency could compromise its long-term patency. PMID:25284992

  5. Combined revascularization surgery for childhood moyamoya disease: STA-MCA and encephalo-duro-arterio-myo-synangiosis.

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    Houkin, K; Kamiyama, H; Takahashi, A; Kuroda, S; Abe, H

    1997-01-01

    We present surgical techniques for optimal revascularization in childhood moyamoya disease. During the past 10 years we performed revascularization surgery for childhood moyamoya disease using direct revascularization with superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis and indirect revascularization of encephalo-duro-arterio-myo-synangiosis (EDAMS) 43 times. Points of this surgery are as follows: (1) craniotomy and dural opening for the most extensive possible exposure of the brain surface, (2) protective manipulation of the STA, temporal muscle and middle meningeal artery, (3) STA-MCA anastomosis to the frontal branch of the MCA to improve cerebral circulation of the frontal lobe using a small branch of the STA, and (4) a small opening in the arachnoid membrane and watertight closure. PMID:9083698

  6. What can I do with a patient with diabetes and critically impaired limb perfusion who cannot be revascularized?

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    Rümenapf, Gerhard; Morbach, Stephan

    2014-12-01

    A patient with limb-threatening diabetic foot syndrome in whom relevant peripheral arterial occlusive disease is proven should receive arterial revascularization as soon as possible to avoid major amputation. However, 3 conditions may make it impossible to effectively restore limb perfusion: the patient will not profit from arterial revascularization owing to excessive tissue loss or sepsis ("too late"), the patient cannot be revascularized due to severe comorbidities ("too sick"), and arterial reconstruction is impossible because of technical and anatomical shortcomings in a patient who is otherwise fit for operation ("nonreconstructible limb perfusion"). This review outlines the therapeutic options specifically in the third group of patients in whom no technical option for surgical or endovascular revascularization exists. PMID:25326447

  7. [The closed fracture of femur after revascularization osteotrefination in patient with atherosclerotic occlusion of the tibials arteries].

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    Kabirov, A V; Panfikov, S D; Kislov, E E

    2004-01-01

    In this article is represented the case of revascularization osteotrefination in patient with atherosclerotic occlusion of the tibials arteries which was complicated by the closed fracture of femur in late postoperative period. PMID:15627144

  8. Physiology-guided myocardial revascularisation in complex multivessel coronary artery disease: beyond the 2014 ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularisation

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    Piek, Jan J; Claessen, Bimmer E; Davies, Justin E; Escaned, Javier

    2015-01-01

    For patients with multivessel coronary artery disease there are two options for revascularisation: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG). In daily clinical practice, a heart team consisting of an interventional cardiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon decide on the most appropriate mode of revascularization. The current European guidelines on myocardial revascularisation include updated recommendations for patients with multivessel coronary artery disease. In patients with stable angina, three-vessel disease and a SYNTAX score of 2332 or >32 a class I level of evidence A recommendation for CABG was issued as compared to PCI which received a class III recommendation. Although the authors of this viewpoint greatly appreciate the efforts of the guideline committee, we believe that it was an oversight not to include recommendations on physiology-guided PCI in multivessel disease (MVD). In this viewpoint, it is argued that physiology-guided revascularization using current-generation drug-eluting stents is a reasonable alternative for complex multivessel disease. PMID:26512329

  9. [The single coronary artery].

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    Godart, F; Berzin, B; Rihani, R; Pecheux, M; Dutoit, A

    1992-04-01

    Single coronary artery is a fairly rare entity which may nevertheless be found in 0.4 per cent of coronary arteriograms. The authors report 3 cases seen in 2 departments of cardiology. In each patient, despite the existence of definite cardiovascular risk factors, this distribution was a factor worsening coronary ischemia, leading to complete thrombosis in one case. Although most often a chance discovery, a review of the literature justifies the attribution to this anomaly of the onset of angina, infarction or even sudden death. PMID:1642437

  10. The 9p21 Locus Is Associated with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Events in the Presence (but Not in the Absence) of Coronary Calcification

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    Lu, Jinguo; Fan, Lizi; Huang, Jinghan; Zhang, Yu; Lv, Bin; Hui, Rutai; Wang, Yibo

    2014-01-01

    Variants at the 9p21 locus have been associated with coronary artery disease (CAD); coronary artery calcification (CAC) is related to CAD and other cardiovascular events. To determine the association of the 9p21 locus with CAD in the presence and absence of CAC, 4 groups were enrolled in a case-control study, including 527 CAD patients without CAC, 692 CAD patients with CAC, 585 individuals with simple CAC but no CAD, and 725 healthy controls. The rs1333049 representing the locus was associated with CAD in the presence of CAC (odds ratio = 1.38 in allelic analysis, 95%CI, 1.19–1.60, P<0.001), but not in the absence of CAC. Additionally, rs1333049 was not associated with simple CAC or CAC severity/extent in CAD patients with CAC. 849 CAD patients undergoing revascularization (660 with CAC and 189 without CAC) were enrolled in a cohort study to test its association with cardiovascular events in CAD patients with and without CAC in a 3-year follow-up. rs1333049 was significantly associated with the incidence of cardiovascular events in non-target vessels in patients with CAC (hazard ratio = 1.44, 95%CI, 1.08–1.91, P = 0.012), but not in those without CAC. The variants at the 9p21 locus were related to CAD and post-revascularization events only in the presence of CAC, suggesting that they may confer risk of calcification-related coronary atherosclerosis. PMID:24732910

  11. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in the Isfahan province, Iran; A situation analysis and needs assessment

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    Reza Khosravi, Ali; Hoseinabadi, Mohamadhosein; Pourmoghaddas, Masoud; Shirani, Shahin; Paydari, Navid; Sadeghi, Mahmoud; Kanani, Soheila; Jozan, Mahnaz; Khosravi, Elham

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is considered as a choice of treatment in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PPCI has been performed in the Isfahan Province for several years. This study was performed to describe the situation, and determine in-hospital and early (30 days) clinical outcomes of the patients in order to provide sufficient evidence to evaluate and modify this treatment modality if necessary. METHODS All patients, who underwent PPCI for STEMI from July to December 2011 at Chamran and Saadi Hospitals (PPCI centers in the Isfahan Province), were included in this case series study. Premedication, angioplasty procedure, and post-procedural treatment were performed using standard protocols or techniques. All discharged patients were followed for 30 days by phone. Endpoints consisted of clinical success rate, and in-hospital and 30 day major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) (death, reinfarction, stroke, and target vessel revascularization). RESULTS 93 patients (83 (89.2%) at Chamran Hospital and 10 (10.8%) patients at Saadi Hospital) had PPCI. Mean Age of the patients was 59.60 ± 11.10 and M/F ratio was 3.89. From the 181 involved vessels (involved vessels/patient ratio = 1.97 ± 0.70), the treatment of 105 lesions (lesions/patient ratio = 1.13 ± 0.368) was attempted. The clinical success rate was 72%. Pain-to-door and door-to-balloon times were, respectively, 255.1 ± 221.4 and 148.9 ± 168.5 min. The reason for failure was impaired flow (n = 17 (18.3%)), failure to cross with a guidewire (n = 2 (2.2%)), suboptimal angiographic results (n = 2 (2.2%)), and death in one patient. The in-hospital and 30 days MACE rates were, respectively, 8.6% and 3.2%. CONCLUSION Low success rate in our series could be due to prolonged pain-to-door and door-to-balloon times and lack of an established, definite protocol to regularly perform PPCI in a timely fashion. We should resolve these problems and improve our techniques in order to prevent and treat slow/no-reflow phenomenon. PMID:23696758

  12. Usefulness of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography for evaluation of circumflex coronary artery fistula with ruptured aneurysm draining into coronary sinus.

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    Sawai, Toshiyuki; Nakahira, Junko; Minami, Toshiaki

    2015-12-01

    A coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is defined as dilatation of a coronary artery to a diameter >1.5 times that of the adjoining normal coronary artery. Giant CAAs with a diameter ≥ 50 mm are quite rare. Coronary artery fistulas are also uncommon, and affected patients require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Coronary angiography is the most common method of diagnosing coronary artery fistulas; however, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can also be a key intraoperative tool. In the present report, we describe the case of an 83-year-old man urgently admitted to our hospital with pericardial tamponade. Enhanced computed tomography and coronary angiography revealed a bulging left main and circumflex artery that was connected to a 50-mm diameter CAA. Emergency intraoperative TEE clearly showed a CAA with a surrounding hematoma, bulging circumflex artery, and a fistulous connection to the coronary sinus; the fistulous vessel contained a thrombus. Surgical repair was successful. This case demonstrates that CAA can rupture because of spontaneous closure of a thrombus-containing fistula and that intraoperative TEE could help to clearly identify the location of the CAA and fistulous connection. PMID:26216744

  13. Comments on the 2015 ESC Guidelines for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients Presenting Without Persistent ST-segment Elevation.

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    Barrabes, J

    2015-12-01

    Patients who have undergone angioplasty with stenting can be reintegrated into normal life at an early stage, thanks to the absence of sequelae associated with the procedure itself. Consequently, these patients can be involved earlier in the second stage of cardiac rehabilitation. Although rehabilitation for coronary patients follows the general guidelines used for all patients, which were developed with the secondary prevention of coronary artery atherosclerosis in mind, the specific form of rehabilitation adopted for each individual with ischemic heart disease will depend on the patient's circumstances, including the revascularization technique used. Regular physical exercise (i.e. physical training), in itself, has substantial cardiovascular benefits for both primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. In patients who have had a myocardial infarction, training decreases mortality, increases functional capacity and improves ventricular function and remodeling. It is also thought to boost the collateral circulation. In addition, training improves endothelial function and stimulates the circulation of stem cells. It has been shown that physical training after percutaneous revascularization decreases the number of cardiac events. Moreover, in patients with stable angina, it results in fewer events than percutaneous revascularization. PMID:26675197

  14. Prediction of long-term reverse left ventricular remodeling after revascularization or medical treatment in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy: a comparative study between SPECT and MRI.

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    Skala, Tomas; Hutyra, Martin; Vaclavik, Jan; Kaminek, Milan; Horak, David; Novotny, Josef; Zapletalova, Jana; Lukl, Jan; Marek, Dan; Taborsky, Milos

    2011-03-01

    Patients with ischemic heart disease and depressed left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) develop varying degrees of LV remodeling after cardiac surgical revascularization. Fifty-three patients with stable ischemic heart disease and impaired LV function (LVEF 34.9 4%) were prospectively followed up for 24 months. Thirty-seven patients underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), 16 patients were treated conservatively. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and SPECT were performed at baseline and after 12 and 24 months of follow-up. The patients were divided into responders and non-responders depending on the degree of LVEF improvement at 24 months follow-up (>5%-responders). MRI with ?5 segments with DE/wall thickness ratio (DEWTR) ?50% predicted LV reverse remodeling with a sensitivity of 86% and a specificity of 75% (AUC 0.81). An MRI finding of ?2 segments with the DEWTR ?75% had a corresponding sensitivity of 71% and specificity of 67% (AUC 0.75) while fixed perfusion defect on SPECT <16.5% of LV predicted reverse remodeling with a sensitivity of 64% and a specificity of 69% (AUC 0.64). A preoperative number of segments with the DE/wall thickness ratio of ?50 and ?75% obtained by MRI, was found to be a better predictor of left ventricular reverse remodeling than fixed perfusion defect by SPECT. No other MRI or SPECT parameter predicted LVEF improvement at 24 months after CABG. PMID:20725789

  15. Quantitative Coronary Physiology for Clinical Management: the Imaging Standard.

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    Gould, K Lance; Johnson, Nils P

    2016-01-01

    Pressure derived FFR and coronary flow capacity by PET define a physiologic severity-risk-benefit continuum wherein probability of benefit from revascularization over risk of the procedure and risk of residual global diffuse disease guides personalized, informed, evidenced based, interventional decisions. For the many variations in PET or MRI protocols for quantifying myocardial perfusion to define physiologic severity, the simple standard performance test combining measurement accuracy and clinical coronary pathophysiology to assure correct clinical decisions is the capacity to measure (i) rest perfusion of 0.2 cm(3)/min/gm in transmural scar in at least five patients to test low perfusion accuracy (ii) regional and global CFR of 4.0 or stress perfusion of 2.9 cm(3)/min/gm on two sequential rest-stress PET perfusion studies in the same subject with ±15 % variability for at least 15 young healthy volunteers with no risk factors, no smoking, no obesity, and no measureable blood caffeine levels. PMID:26739316

  16. Future of the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease.

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    Steg, Philippe Gabriel; Ducrocq, Grégory

    2016-04-25

    With ongoing progress in the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD), a continued decrease in prevalence and lethality is expected in high-income countries. Prevention will include lipid-lowering, antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory therapies. With respect to the former, potent, safe and prolonged drugs (such as generic forms of PCSK9 inhibitors relying on monoclonal antibodies or miRNA) should result in a decreased incidence of acute coronary syndromes. Another key aspect will be the ability to identify genetic predictors of CAD and therefore implement targeted personalized prevention early in life. Curative treatment will involve a short course of potent and reversible antithrombotics, but long-term therapy will rely on the ability to stabilize or even regress plaque (eg, using PCSK9 inhibition or modified high-density lipoprotein infusions or anti-inflammatory therapies). Antithrombotic therapy will rely on highly reversible agents (or agents with specific titratable antagonists), and on personalized therapies in which the doses, combinations and duration of therapy will be determined differentially for each patient on the basis of clinical characteristics, genetic profiling and biomarkers. Finally, the need for revascularization in stable CAD will be rare, given the expected progress in prevention. The main challenge, 20 years from now, is likely to be the provision of such effective care at acceptable costs in low- and middle-income countries. (Circ J 2016; 80: 1067-1072). PMID:27063295

  17. Intra-operative contrast echocardiography in coronary artery disease.

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    Voci, P

    1992-08-01

    Intra-operative echocardiography is becoming a reference standard for the evaluation of the results of cardiac surgery. Myocardial contrast echocardiography has been recently introduced to study regional myocardial blood flow and cardioplegia distribution in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. It can be used in three different stages: before cardiopulmonary bypass, to identify the most hypoperfused myocardial segments; during cardioplegic arrest, to check the adequacy of myocardial protection; postoperatively, to assess graft patency. The priority in revascularization can be assigned according to the regional perfusion pattern, which depends not only on coronary artery narrowing, but also on the extent of collateral circulation. The distribution of cardioplegia to the myocardium can be monitored in real time with clear identification of poorly protected myocardial segments. The injection in the graft after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass allows assessment of graft patency and measurement of the 'area at risk' for graft occlusion. In conclusion, the information obtained in the operating theatre by myocardial contrast echocardiography is original and promises to have a significant impact on surgical strategy. Implementation of the ultrasonic equipment to obtain quantitative on-line data on myocardial blood flow is desirable. PMID:1505566

  18. “Obesity paradox” in coronary artery disease

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    Akin, Ibrahim; Nienaber, Christoph A

    2015-01-01

    Obesity used to be among the more neglected public health problems, but has unfolded as a growing medical and socioeconomic burden of epidemic proportions. Morbid obesity is linked to traditional cardiovascular risk factors like, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes, and suspected to incur increased morbidity and mortality in the Western and even third world populations. This patient cohort is also at greater risk to develop coronary artery disease. Recent population-based registries revealed that 43% and 24% of all cases of coronary revascularization were carried out in overweight and obese patients, respectively. However, despite evidence of a positive correlation between obesity and increased cardiovascular morbidity, some authors have described a better clinical outcome in overweight and obese patients, a phenomenon they coined “obesity paradoxon”. Thus, there is an ongoing debate in light of conflicting data and the possibility of confounding bias causing misconception and challenging the “obesity paradox”. In this review article we present the current evidence and throughly discuss the validity of the “obesity paradoxon” in a variety of clinical settings. PMID:26516414

  19. Treatment of inoperable coronary disease and refractory angina: spinal stimulators, epidurals, gene therapy, transmyocardial laser, and counterpulsation.

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    Svorkdal, Nelson

    2004-03-01

    Intractable angina from refractory coronary disease is a severe form of myocardial ischemia for which revascularization provides no prognostic benefit. Inoperable coronary disease is also accompanied by a "vicious cycle" of myocardial dystrophy from a chronic alteration of the cardiac sympathetic tone and sensitization of damaged cardiac tissues. Several adjunctive treatments have demonstrated efficacy when revascularization is either unsuccessful or contraindicated. Spinal cord stimulation modifies the neurologic input and output of the heart by delivering a very low dose of electrical current to the dorsal columns of the high thoracic spinal cord. Neural fibers then release CGRP and other endogenous peptides to the coronary circulation reducing myocardial oxygen demand and enhancing vasodilation of collaterals to improve the myocardial blood flow of the most diseased regions of the heart. Randomized study has shown the survival data at five years is comparable to bypass for high-risk patients. Transmyocardial laser revascularization creates small channels into ischemic myocardium in an effort to enhance flow though studies have shown no improvement in prognosis over medical therapy alone. Enhanced external counterpulsation uses noninvasive pneumatic compression of the legs to improve diastolic filling of the coronary vessels and promote development of collateral flow. The compressor regimen requires thirty-five hours of therapy over a seven-week treatment period. Therapeutic angiogenesis requires injection of cytokines to promote neovascularization and improve myocardial perfusion into the regions affected by chronic ischemia. Phase 3 trials are pending. High thoracic epidural blockade produces a rapid and potent sympatholysis, coronary vasodilation and reduced myocardial oxygen demand in refractory coronary disease. This technique can be used as an adjunct to bypass surgery or medical therapy in chronic or acute unstable angina. Epidurals are easy to perform and often available for outpatient or inpatient use. The rapid anti-ischemic effect may complement therapeutic angiogenesis or other interventions with delayed onset to clinical benefit. A new era for interventional and implant cardiology is beginning to emerge as more clinicians, including cardiologists, gradually learn new procedures to safely provide more therapeutic options for patients suffering refractory angina. PMID:15372127

  20. Cardiac tamponade and para-aortic hematoma post elective surgical myocardial revascularization on a beating heart – a possible complication of the Lima-stitch and sequential venous anastomosis

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    2014-01-01

    Background Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery can be associated with some intrinsic, but relatively rare complications. A pericardial effusion is a common finding after cardiac surgeries, but the prevalence of a cardiac tamponade does not exceed 2% and is less frequent after myocardial revascularization. Authors believe that in our patient an injury of a nutritional pericardial or descending aorta vessel caused by the Lima stitch resulted in oozing bleeding, which gradually leaded to cardiac tamponade. The bleeding increased after introduction of double antiplatelet therapy and caused life-threatening hemodynamic destabilization. According to our knowledge it is the first report of such a complication after OPCAB. Case presentation We present a case of a 61-year old man, who underwent elective surgical myocardial revascularization on a beating heart. On the 11th postoperative day the patient was readmitted emergently to the intensive care unit for severe chest pain, dyspnoea and hypotension. Coronary angiographic control showed a patency of the bypass grafts and significant narrowing of circumflex artery, treated with angioplasty and stenting. The symptoms and hemodynamic instability exacerbated. A suspicion of dissection of the ascending aorta and para-aortic hematoma was stated on 16-slice cardiac computed tomography. The patient was referred to the Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed cardiac tamponade. On transesophageal echocardiography there were no signs of the ascending aorta dissection, but a possible lesion of the descending aorta with para-aortic hematoma was visualized. Emergent rethoracotomy and cardiac tamponade decompression were performed. 12 days after intervention the control 64-slice computed tomography showed no lesions of the ascending or descending aorta. On one-year follow-up patient is in a good condition, the left ventricular function is preserved and there is no pathology in thoracic aorta on echocardiography. Conclusions Mechanical complications of surgical myocardial revascularization on a beating heart should be considered as a cause of the clinical and hemodynamic instability relatively early in the postoperative period. Echocardiographic examination must be the first step in diagnostics process in a patient after cardiac surgery. PMID:24898884

  1. [Renal revascularization and long-term cardiovascular survival of patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease].

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    Semenov, D V; Iaitskiĭ, N A; Dobronravov, V A; Turobova, E P; Riabikov, M A

    2013-01-01

    The prospective investigation of 185 patients (118 men and 67 women in the age of 35-79 years (on the average 60+/-9 years) with atherosclerotic renovascular disease was carried out. The disease was detected by one- (62%) and two- (38%) hemodynamic value (>50%) of renal artery stenosis. Renal function, arterial pressure, cardiovascular death cases were estimated in 4 groups of patients during the period of 2,5-126 months (on the average 33 months). The patients of the first group (n=103) were undergone the renal revascularization (51 open and 80 endovascular). The patients of the second group (n=20) were after combined open renal revascularization (25) and after performed reconstruction of abdominal aorta and its branches and lower extremities arteries concerning aneurysmatic and occlusive lesions. The patients of the third group (n=19) had only reconstruction of lower extremities arteries concerning their ischemia without renal revascularization. The patients of the fourth group (n=43) haven't been operated because of the refusal of intervention. The lowest rate of survival was in the fourth group, who used the conservative therapy. Long-term survival didn't differ after open and endovascular therapy. The Koks regression analysis showed, that the improvement of long-term survival of the patients was associated with renal revascular