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Cruden Nicholas L M - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes for transradial and transfemoral percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing rescue angioplasty. BACKGROUND: Transfemoral percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with systemic thrombolysis is associated with a significant risk of ...
Azzarelli Salvatore - - 2007
We report a rare case of primary coronary angioplasty in a patient with acute myocardial infarction due to thrombotic occlusion of an anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left sinus of Valsalva. The non-invasive method of ischaemia localisation, such as ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram, was useful in identifying ...
Kaminnyi A I - - 2007
Low-dose (250 mg daily) oral probucol produces a significant antioxidant effect in coronary patients: increases activity of glutathione peroxidase (enzyme utilizing lipoperoxides) and reduces the content of free-radical oxidation products in the blood. Probucol therapy for 7 days before and for 6 months after coronary angioplasty significantly reduces the severity ...
Busk Martin - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The DANAMI-2 trial showed that in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a strategy of inter-hospital transfer for primary angioplasty was superior to on-site fibrinolysis at 30 days follow-up. This paper reports on the pre-specified long-term composite endpoint at 3 years follow-up in DANAMI-2. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomized ...
Guiducci Vincenzo - - 2007
We report the case of a young woman referred to our hospital for anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction to be treated with primary coronary angioplasty. Angiography showed total dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery, which was successfully treated with primary coronary angioplasty and multiple coronary stent implantation. Spontaneous coronary ...
Vikram Raghunandan - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of a recent change in practice in our institution using cutting balloon angioplasty instead of standard balloon angioplasty as the primary treatment for failing infra-inguinal vein bypass grafts. METHODS: In this nonrandomized cohort study with a historical control, failing infra-inguinal vein grafts were identified at ...
Ko Young-Guk - - 2007
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of subintimal angioplasty combined with primary stenting to intraluminal angioplasty with stenting for revascularization of long (>10 cm) femoropopliteal arterial occlusions. METHODS: Baseline characteristics and outcomes of 52 patients (40 men; mean age 65.6+/-9.7 years) with superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusions in 61 limbs (mean ...
Balbi M - - 2007
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention of the culprit lesion is the treatment of choice for acute myocardial infarction, while treatment of the severe non culprit lesion is not indicated in the guidelines (Class III indication). More aggressive strategies that include initial treatment of the severe non culprit lesion may reduce the ...
Tahk Seung-Jea - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Distal protection during primary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the subject of recent controversy. The present study was designed to determine whether the distal embolic protection preserves myocardial microvascular integrity and improves clinical outcomes in patients with AMI. METHODS: A total of 116 AMI patients presenting within ...
Marenzi Giancarlo - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary angioplasty is important in order to predict outcomes and to delineate targeted therapeutic strategies. Although the prognostic implications of reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and creatinine clearance (CrCl) have been recognized, the clinical and prognostic impact of ...
Ashrafi M W - - 2007
* Angioplasty has significantly reduced the bypass rate by 60%. * There is proof of tangible benefit in regards to ulcer healing of diabetic feet. * We agree with other big series on this matter to say 'Angioplasty reduces the rate of major amputation' at least by 41%. * Angioplasty ...
Takama Noriaki - - 2007
A 50-year-old man presented with acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography showed the left anterior descending artery (segment 6) was totally occluded. Direct percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was performed, but a distal embolism occurred by the procedure. Consequently, he suffered cardiogenic shock and sustained ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation which exacerbated his condition. Finally, ...
Cohen Rémy - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the safety and feasibility of thrombectomy with the Export Aspiration Catheter (EAC) before angioplasty, and its ability to improve angiographic results in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: Distal embolization of atherothrombotic material often occurs during angioplasty in STEMI, compromising optimal myocardial reperfusion. ...
Wildgruber Moritz - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To investigate transcutaneous oximetry as parameter of the microcirculation is correlated to ankle-brachial-index as parameter of the macrocirculation after peripheral angioplasty procedures. DESIGN: Prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 60 patients suffering from intermittent claudication were scheduled for angioplasty treatment. 45 patients were considered as eligible for angioplasty after angiographic ...
Darling Chad E - - 2007
Growing evidence from experimental models suggests that relief of myocardial ischemia in a stuttering manner (i.e., 'postconditioning' [PostC] with brief cycles of reperfusion-reocclusion) limits infarct size. However, the potential clinical efficacy of PostC has, to date,been largely unexplored. Using a retrospective study design, our aim was to test the hypothesis ...
Fernández-Avilés Francisco - - 2007
In patients with acute myocardial infarction and ST-segment elevation (STEMI), primary angioplasty is frequently not available or performed beyond the recommended time limit. We designed a non-inferiority, randomized, controlled study to evaluate whether lytic-based early routine angioplasty represents a reasonable reperfusion option for victims of STEMI irrespective of geographic or ...
Høfsten Dan Eik - - 2007
AIMS: We compared the prevalence and prognostic implications of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (nsVT) detected early after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients randomized to either fibrinolysis or primary angioplasty in the DANAMI-2 trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Holter recordings were available in 1017 patients (fibrinolysis: n=501; primary angioplasty: n=516). Primary ...
Perryman Martha - - 2007
This study assessed the impact of patient and facility characteristics on patient outcomes for coronary artery disease. The sample data studied and analyzed (i.e., hospital financial and administrative data) were from patients discharged in 2004, from hospitals in Florida with principal diagnoses codes indicating diseases of the circulatory system. Patient ...
Alidoosti Mohammad - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience of primary angioplasty in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: During a period of 2 years (April 2003 to May 2005), 83 high-risk patients presenting with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction underwent primary angioplasty subject to availability of balloon dilation within 90 min of ...
Curzen Nicholas - - 2007
A young male presented 22 h following onset of symptoms with an anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. He was transferred for rescue angioplasty after failing to reperfuse with thrombolytic therapy. On arrival, his symptoms had settled. Following administration of intracoronary abciximab and passage of an angioplasty wire into the distal LAD, ...
Nurözler F F Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Central Hospital, Izmir, - - 2007
To cut costs, many centres around the world utilise previously used, re-sterilized balloon catheters to perform coronary angioplasty. The fracture and lodging of an angioplasty device within the coronary arteries is a rare but increasingly noted complication. In this article, we report on the inadvertent retrieval of a coronary angioplasty ...
Husmann Marc J - - 2006
To test the hypothesis that endovascular revascularization of femoropopliteal lesions improves the impaired venoarteriolar response (VAR) in patients with atherosclerosis. We prospectively compared VARs in 15 healthy controls (18 legs) and 14 patients (17 legs) with mild to moderate peripheral arterial disease before and after successful peripheral endovascular angioplasty of ...
Ural Ertan - - 2007
A 59-year-old female was hospitalised with the diagnosis of infective endocarditis. On the fifth day of her antibiotic treatment, she experienced an anterior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. Emergency transthoracic echocardiography showed that the vegetation on the aortic valve did not exist anymore. It was thought to be an embolic ...
Dominguez-Rodriguez Alberto - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A circadian variation in the time of onset of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with peak in the morning hours has been described. We sought to investigate the impact of circadian patterns on the practice of primary angioplasty in individuals residing in Tenerife Island (Spain). METHODS: 90 consecutive patients ...
Brisman Jonathan L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease with neurologic involvement in approximately 5% of cases. Ischemic events related to neurosarcoid vasculitis are rare. We report the successful treatment of symptomatic neurosarcoid vasculitis with angioplasty. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 41-year-old African American with a diagnosis of neurosarcoid presented with aphasia and right-sided weakness. ...
Lazaris A M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Because subintimal angioplasty (SA) is a technique that can achieve recanalization of long arterial occlusions, it is considered an alternative to lower limb bypass operations. The aim of this prospective study was to identify the risk factors that affect patency of SA in patients suffering from critical limb ischemia ...
Borden William B - - 2006
The goal of the initial treatment for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is rapid and effective reperfusion. Randomized trials have demonstrated that primary angioplasty is preferred over thrombolysis if done in a timely manner and by an experienced team. However, due to many factors, performance of primary angioplasty within the goal ...
Dieker Hendrik-Jan - - 2006
As of to date, the only large transportation trial comparing on-site fibrin-specific thrombolysis with transfer for primary angioplasty in patients presenting in a referral centre is the DANAMI-2 trial, with only 3% rescue angioplasty. The Holland Infarction Study (HIS) compared abciximab facilitated primary angioplasty (FP) with on-site fibrin-specific thrombolytic therapy ...
Marzilli Mario - - 2006
Over the last 30 years, considerable progress has been made in drug therapy for chronic ischemic heart disease (IHD). Most pharmacologic therapies act by reducing myocardial oxygen consumption, increasing coronary blood flow, improving ventricular relaxation, dilating collateral vessels, and reducing peripheral resistances. Despite "optimal" medical therapy, a large fraction of ...
Komiyama Masaki - - 2006
BACKGROUND: A CTO of the intracranial ICA is usually managed medically and rarely by EC-IC bypass in selected patients. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty has not been used. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old man presented with frequent temporary blindness of the left eye and dizziness due to thrombotic occlusion of the left intracranial ...
Raddino Riccardo - - 2006
We describe a 74-year-old female patient with unstable angina. The coronary angiogram showed the presence of a single coronary artery arising from the right sinus of Valsalva, which is a very uncommon congenital anomaly, with subocclusive atherosclerotic plaques at the proximal and distal right coronary artery. The stenoses were treated ...
Conway Allan M - - 2006
A 61-year-old male had a successful left total knee arthroplasty but one year later developed a deep diphtheroides infection of the joint following femoral percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty without antimicrobial prophylaxis. Diphtheroides is an uncommon organism to infect a joint replacement and it has not been reported in the medical ...
De Luca G - - 2006
How beneficial is the adjunctive use of thrombectomy devices in STEMI patients undergoing primary angioplasty?
Peters Carl W - - 2006
We present a case of postoperative cardiac arrest caused by extrinsic occlusion of the right coronary artery by an aortic pseudoaneurysm. Extrinsic impingement upon the coronary arteries may result from several etiologies and lead to cardiac symptoms identical to those caused by intrinsic coronary disease. Extrinsic compression may be amenable ...
Simon Caterina - - 2006
Coronary perforation is a recognized hazard following cardiac catheterization and may lead to a catastrophic outcome. Prompt decision-making following diagnosis is of key importance. Whether to perform prolonged attempts at percutaneous repair or to promptly refer the patient for emergency surgery soon after diagnosis still remains a matter of debate. ...
Aptecar Eduardo E Pôle Cardio-Vasculaire Interventionnel, Clinique Les Fontaines, Melun, France. - - 2006
To compare in terms of efficacy and safety the transulnar to the transradial approach for coronary angiography and angioplasty. Opposite to the transradial approach, which is now widely used in catheterization laboratories worldwide, the ulnar artery approach is rarely used for cardiac catheterization. Diagnostic coronarography, followed or not by angioplasty, ...
Tse T S - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical applicability, efficacy, and safety of coronary angiography and angioplasty via a transradial approach in local Chinese patients. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS: All patients undergoing coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty between 1 January and 30 June 2004. INTERVENTIONS: Transradial coronary ...
Do Doan Hoa - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has shown the advantages of an early invasive strategy for patients with high-risk unstable angina (UA) and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). However, the number of beds available for postangioplasty monitoring limits the use of this approach at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (Fleurimont, Quebec). ...
Cokkinos Philip - - 2006
We report coronary angioplasty of the same coronary artery in identical twin sisters. The patients had similar risk factors but differed in their coronary anatomy. The angioplasties were carried out on the same day and by the same cardiologist. To our knowledge, this is the first reported follow-up of such ...
Verna Edoardo - - 2006
AIM: The present study aimed to prospectively evaluate whether application of the concept of fractional flow reserve (FFR) guides the immediate decision to perform or to defer coronary angioplasty in unselected consecutive patients with one or more angiographically intermediate (50-70%) stenoses and non-conclusive or lacking non-invasive testing. METHODS: We studied ...
Libby Peter - - 2006
The traditional view of atherosclerosis as a lipid storage disease crumbles in the face of extensive and growing evidence that inflammation participates centrally in all stages of this disease, from the initial lesion to the end-stage thrombotic complications. Investigators now appreciate that narrowing arteries do not necessarily presage myocardial infarction ...
Awaida Jean-Pierre S - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological information on patients with acute coronary syndromes managed in specialized cardiac centres is limited. OBJECTIVE: To report the evolution of demographics, treatment and outcome of patients admitted to a tertiary coronary care unit (CCU) over a 17-year period. METHODS: A prospective database of 18,719 patients admitted from April ...
Laird John R - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of laser-assisted angioplasty for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) who were poor candidates for surgical revascularization. METHODS: A prospective registry at 14 sites in the US and Germany enrolled 145 patients with 155 critically ischemic limbs; the patients were poor candidates for bypass surgery ...
Vaknin-Assa Hana - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that women had greater risk for adverse clinical outcomes following coronary angioplasty. We aimed to assess the impact of sex on clinical results following emergent coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: We used our database of patients treated for acute myocardial infarction using emergent ...
Kong James A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The conventional strategy for primary angioplasty during acute myocardial infarction is angioplasty of the infarct-related vessel, even in patients with multi-vessel disease. Patients, however, often have significant lesions in multiple coronary arteries and a strategy for multi-vessel angioplasty during acute myocardial infarction has not been explored. The purpose of ...
Sejersten Maria - - 2006
The DANAMI-2 trial showed a 40% decrease in the composite end point with primary coronary angioplasty versus fibrinolysis. This result was primarily driven by a decrease in reinfarction, with no significant difference in mortality or stroke rates. The objective of this study was to determine the prognostic value of the ...
Lin Chih-Feng - - 2006
We present the case of a 72-year-old man who was admitted due to low blood pressure and acute-onset dizziness with sinus bradyarrhythmia on electrocardiography. He had no obvious anginal symptoms, and there was no marked evidence of myocardial infarction. He was ultimately diagnosed with coronary artery disease with total occlusion ...
Hirani Shashivadan P - - 2006
A diverse range of factors influence clinicians' decisions regarding the allocation of patients to different treatments for coronary artery disease in routine cardiology clinics. These include demographic measures, risk factors, co-morbidities, measures of objective cardiac disease, symptom reports and functional limitations. This study examined which of these factors differentiated patients ...
Kasai Takatoshi - - 2006
Constrictive remodeling and intimal hyperplasia play a prominent role in restenosis after angioplasty. It has been reported that the severity of constrictive remodeling and intimal hyperplasia correlate with adventitial angiogenesis and inflammation. Experimental evidence indicates that inflammation participates in angiogenesis, and therefore inhibition of inflammation may impair neovascularization. We tested ...
De Luca Giuseppe - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Little is known about whether the physiological factors that determine the circadian variation in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) onset and thrombolysis efficacy may affect myocardial perfusion and long-term outcome of patients with STEMI treated with primary angioplasty. METHODS: Our study population consisted of 1548 consecutive patients with STEMI ...
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