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Thiele Holger H Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany; Medical Clinic II, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aspiration thrombectomy in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is recommended by current guidelines based on several randomized trials. There are no trials assessing thrombectomy in non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients. The TATORT-NSTEMI (Thrombus Aspiration in Thrombus Containing Culprit Lesions in Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) trial sought to assess the effect of ...
Inoue Takahiro T Department of Cardiac Surgery, The Jikei University, 3-25-8 Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-8461, Japan, - - 2014
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare, but potentially fatal, condition that generally occurs as a complication of myocardial infarction, infective endocarditis, or cardiac surgery. Surgical repair is the treatment of first choice because of the marked risk of rupture, but deteriorated hemodynamics and complicated procedures to treat the pseudoaneurysm may ...
Peng Yuhong Y aDepartment of Cardiology, Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University bDepartment of Cardiology, Bethune International Peace Hospital, Hebei, People's Republic of - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the role of intracoronary anisodamine and diltiazem administration performed before stenting on the immediate angiographic and clinical outcome in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). STEMI patients during primary PCI were randomized to two bolus injections ...
Bening Constanze - - 2014
Myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve is a common pathological finding in mitral valve surgery and the most common reason for severe mitral valve regurgitation. Considering the importance of right ventricular remodeling and global function after mitral valve surgery we tried to elucidate a possible association of myxomatous mitral valve ...
Wang Jiangang J Department of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate risk factors that affect mitral valve (MV) repair outcomes. From 2002 to 2012, 580 consecutive patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) underwent MV repair. Of the total number of patients, 48.9% were found to be in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV. Anterior, ...
Marmelo Filipe Carvalho FC Escola Superior de Saúde Dr. Lopes Dias, - - 2014
Background: Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) is characterized by increased thickness, calcification and stiffness of the aortic leaflets without fusion of the commissures. Several studies show an association between AVS and presence of coronary artery disease. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between presence of AVS ...
Puri Rishi R From the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (R.P., S.E.N.) C5Research (R.P., M.S., S.J.N.), Cleveland Clinic, OH; Section of Cardiovascular Research, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX (C.M.B.); Centre for Vascular Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (P.J.B.); INSERM Dyslipidaemia and Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Pitié-Salpetriere University Hospital, Paris, France (M.J.C.); West German Heart Center, Essen, Germany (R.E.); Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (P.L.); AstraZeneca, Wilmington, Delaware (J.S.R.); and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (K.U., Y.K., - - 2014
Patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) display diffuse coronary atheroma instability and heightened risk of early and late recurrent coronary events. We compared the long-term antiatherosclerotic efficacy of high-intensity statins in patients with ACS when compared with stable disease. Study of Coronary Atheroma by Intravascular Ultrasound: Effect of Rosuvastatin Versus ...
Messas Nathan N Pôle d'activité médico-chirurgicale cardiovasculaire, université de Strasbourg, Nouvel hôpital civil, BP 426, 67091 Strasbourg, - - 2014
In STEMI patients treated by primary PCI, damage of the microvascular circulation caused by distal embolization of thrombotic material affects the quality of myocardial reperfusion. Important controversies remain concerning the usefulness of the manual thrombectomy to improve myocardial perfusion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of ...
Chang Tara I TI Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, - - 2014
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a known complication after coronary revascularization, but few studies have directly compared the incidence of AKI after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) or after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in similar patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether multivessel CABG compared with PCI ...
Milano Carmelo C From the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (C.M.); University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor (F.D.P., K.D.A.); University of Louisville, KY (M.S.S.); Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (D.T.P.); and HeartWare, Inc, Framingham, MA (D.R.H., M.V.J., K.B.N.). - - 2014
Cardiac valve procedures are commonly performed concurrently during implantation of left ventricular assist devices, but the added procedural risk has not been studied in detail. Data from patients receiving the HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device in the ADVANCE bridge to transplant (BTT) trial and continued access protocol were reviewed. Of 382 ...
Rinta-Kiikka Irina I Department of Clinical Radiology, Tampere University Hospital, - - 2014
Patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) benefit substantially from emergent coronary reperfusion. The principal mechanism is to open the occluded coronary artery to minimize myocardial injury. Thus the size of the area at risk is a critical determinant of the patient outcome, although other factors, such as reperfusion injury, ...
Pastormerlo Luigi Emilio LE Division of Interventional Cardiology, Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Pisa-Massa, - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of drug-coated balloon (DCB) at long-term follow-up; a large series of real-life patients underwent revascularization with DCB for a wide spectrum of clinical and angiographic situations. One hundred ten patients underwent percutaneous revascularization using paclitaxel eluting balloon (Sequent Please, Braun, Germany). End-points ...
Chai Qing Q Department of Critical Medicine and Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
Remote ischaemia preconditioning (RIPC) induces some protection against heart ischaemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. However, many different methods were tried in the past, and no consensus exists. The aim of this study was to compare femoral and aortic ischaemia preconditioning on cardiac markers and on heart injury after IR. Sixty male Sprague-Dawley ...
Li Xiao-Hong XH Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
A 76-year-old man under stable hemodynamic condition was admitted to our hospital for delayed percutaneous coronary intervention following a diagnosis of acute inferior myocardial infarction. Bedside echocardiography revealed ventricular septal rupture at the basal posteroinferior wall with a large left-to-right shunt. Right ventricular free-wall intramyocardial dissection and tricuspid chordae rupture ...
Higami Hirooki H Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, - - 2014
Previous studies reporting long-term (≥5 year) clinical outcome in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease undergoing drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation are currently limited, although late adverse events beyond 1 year are one of the major concerns of DES. We evaluated long-term clinical outcomes in 134 consecutive patients who underwent ...
Villwock Mark R MR Department of Neurosurgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New - - 2014
The factors influencing outcomes after emergent admission for symptomatic carotid artery stenosis treated with revascularization by endarterectomy or stenting are yet to be fully elucidated. We analyzed revascularization of carotid artery stenosis for patients admitted emergently using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2008-2011). Admission characteristics, economic measures, in-hospital mortality, and iatrogenic ...
Fanari Zaher Z Division of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA - - 2014
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was found to be the preferred strategy of revascularization in patients with diabetes in the bare-metal stent (BMS) era. The introduction of drug-eluting stents (DESs) led to a significant reduction in the rates of repeat revascularization (RRV) when compared with BMSs. We did a collaborative ...
Safarova Maya S MS Atherosclerosis Department, Russian Cardiology Research and Production Center, Moscow, - - 2014
Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is acknowledged to be an independent atherothrombotic risk factor. Although genetic studies have highlighted the causal relationship between coronary disease and Lp(a), it is uncertain which strategies maximize the therapeutic benefit of patients with high Lp(a) levels. We report the challenging case of a young coronary heart disease ...
Wijeysundera Harindra C HC From the Schulich Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (H.C.W, M.C.B., D.T.K.) and Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (H.C.W., D.T.K.), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (H.C.W., F.Q., D.T.K.); Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (H.C.W.); Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (M.K.N.); Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada (W.J.C.); St Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (S.S.); and Cardiac Care Network of Ontario, North York, Ontario, Canada (K.J.K.). - - 2014
Wide variation exists in the detection rate of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) with elective coronary angiography for suspected stable ischemic heart disease. We sought to understand the incremental impact of nonclinical factors on this variation. We included all patients who underwent coronary angiography for possible suspected stable ischemic heart ...
Räber Lorenz L Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, 3010, Bern, - - 2014
The effect of long-term high-intensity statin therapy on coronary atherosclerosis among patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of high-intensity statin therapy on plaque burden, composition, and phenotype in non-infarct-related arteries of STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous ...
Rassi Andrew N AN Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Aortic stenosis (AS) is a progressive condition associated with high mortality if not treated. The hemodynamic effects of AS have serious implications for the left ventricle. In this review, we describe the responses of the left ventricle to AS by highlighting the process of adaptive remodelling, which begins as a ...
Bergler-Klein Jutta J Department of Cardiology, University Clinic of Internal Medicine II, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: - - 2014
The optimal timing of valve surgery remains controversial. Biomarkers can be serially monitored and are objective laboratory measurements. Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and its N-terminal pro-form are well known predictors in heart failure. Diastolic stretch induces cardiomyocyte BNP expression in volume-loaded conditions like aortic or mitral regurgitation (MR) or ...
Lagerqvist Bo B From the Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology Section, and Uppsala Clinical Research Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala (B.L., O.O., S.K.J.), Department of Cardiology, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro (O.F., F.C.), Department of Coronary Heart Disease, Skane University Hospital, Clinical Sciences Section, Lund University, Lund (G.K.O., M.G., A.L.), Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Södersjukhuset (P.A., O.C.), and Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd (R.L.), Stockholm, Department of Cardiology, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå (J.A.), Section of Cardiology, Kalmar County Hospital and Linnaeus University, Kalmar (J.C.), Department of Cardiology, Halmstad Hospital, Halmstad (P.H.), Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg (D.I., J.O., E.O.), Department of Cardiology, Skaraborgs Hospital, Skövde (A.K.), Department of Radiology, Ryhov Hospital, Jönköping (V.P.), Department of Cardiology, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping (T.T.), and Department of Radiology, Mälarsjukhuset, Eskilstuna (E.Z.) - all in Sweden; Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Center, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland (T.G.); and the Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark - - 2014
Background Routine intracoronary thrombus aspiration before primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not been proved to reduce short-term mortality. We evaluated clinical outcomes at 1 year after thrombus aspiration. Methods We randomly assigned 7244 patients with STEMI to undergo manual thrombus aspiration ...
Montalescot Gilles G The authors' affiliations are listed in the - - 2014
Background The direct-acting platelet P2Y12 receptor antagonist ticagrelor can reduce the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events when administered at hospital admission to patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Whether prehospital administration of ticagrelor can improve coronary reperfusion and the clinical outcome is unknown. Methods We conducted an international, ...
Rade Jeffrey J JJ From the University of Massachusetts Medical School, - - 2014
Treatment strategies for patients with stable coronary artery disease are driven by the principles of reducing symptoms of coronary insufficiency, preventing myocardial infarction, and prolonging survival. Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) plays a primary role in treating acute coronary syndromes, current guidelines relegate it largely to a secondary role in ...
Denault André Y AY Department of Anesthesiology, and Division of Critical Care, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Canada Division of Critical Care, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Canada - - 2014
Amiodarone is commonly used in the acute care setting. However the acute hemodynamic and echocardiographic effect of intravenous amiodarone administered intraoperatively on right ventricular (RV) systolic and diastolic function using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has not been described. The study design was a randomized controlled trial in elective cardiac surgical patients ...
Atar Dan D Department of Cardiology B, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway - - 2014
The MITOCARE study evaluated the efficacy and safety of TRO40303 for the reduction of reperfusion injury in patients undergoing revascularization for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Patients presenting with STEMI within 6 h of the onset of pain randomly received TRO40303 (n = 83) or placebo (n = 80) via i.v. ...
Kumar Sanjay S Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1257, Brooklyn, NY 11203- 2098 USA. - - 2014
Each year, over 1 million percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are performed in the United States. Coronary stents have been shown to reduce restenosis or abrupt vessel closure and therefore have improved the success of PCI. Rarely, manufacturers recall stents due to unanticipated problems. We sought to study the extent and ...
Pokorny Saskia S Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, School of Medicine, Kiel, - - 2014
Aims: The evaluation of in vivo shaping of mitral valved stent prototypes using cardiac computed tomography (CT) was the focus of this study. Methods and results: Twelve pigs received a self-expanding mitral valved stent, composed of an atrial element connected to a tubular ventricular body at a modified angle (45°, ...
Retzer Elizabeth M EM Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, - - 2014
Iatrogenic membranous ventricular septal defects (VSD) are rare complications of cardiothoracic surgery, most commonly seen as a complication of aortic valve replacements. An iatrogenic VSD can lead to right sided heart failure, systemic hypoxia, and arrhythmias, and closure is often necessary. Given the increased mortality associated with repeat surgical procedures, ...
Sulaiman Helmi - - 2014
This case report describes a case of presumed acute myocardial infarction in a returned traveler who was later diagnosed to have severe malaria. Emergency coronary angiography was normal and subsequent peripheral blood film was positive for Plasmodium falciparum.
Athyros Vasilios G VG Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippocrates Hospital, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
Abstract Administration of high intensity statins prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or stable coronary artery disease has been shown to reduce short-, mid, and long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality as well as overall mortality compared with lower intensity statins or no statin ...
Pilgrim Thomas T Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern, - - 2014
Refinements in stent design affecting strut thickness, surface polymer, and drug release have improved clinical outcomes of drug-eluting stents. We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of a novel, ultrathin strut cobalt-chromium stent releasing sirolimus from a biodegradable polymer with a thin strut durable polymer everolimus-eluting stent. We did ...
Paarup Dridi Nadia N Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre , Rigshosptalet , Denmark - - 2014
Abstract Aim: To investigate whether an intensified antiplatelet regimen could improve prognosis in stable or non-ST elevation in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients exhibiting high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HTPR) on clopidogrel and treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). There is a wide variability in the platelet reactivity to clopidogrel and ...
Chin Calvin W L CW British Heart Foundation/University Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom & National Heart Center Singapore, Singapore - - 2014
-Electrocardiographic (ECG) left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with strain is associated with an adverse prognosis in aortic stenosis. We investigated the mechanisms and outcomes associated with ECG-strain. -One hundred and two patients (70 [63,75] years, 66% males, aortic valve area 0.9 [0.7,1.2] cm(2)) underwent ECG, echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance: the ...
Kaur Randhawa Puneet P Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University Patiala, 147002 - - 2014
Ischemic preconditioning is an intrinsic process in which preconditioning ischemia (ischemia of shorter duration) protects the organs against the subsequent index ischemia (sustained ischemia). Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is an innovative treatment approach in which interspersed cycles of preconditioning ischemia followed by reperfusion to a remote organ (other than target ...
Lee Ho-Myung HM Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2014
Although complex bifurcation stenting in patients with non-left main (LM) bifurcation lesions has not yielded better clinical outcomes than simpler procedures, the utility of complex bifurcation stenting to treat LM bifurcation lesions has not yet been adequately explored. In the present study, patients who underwent LM-to-left anterior descending (LAD) coronary ...
Dyer Laura L McAllister Heart Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Electronic address: - - 2014
The establishment of the coronary circulation is one of the final critical steps during heart development. Despite decades of research, our understanding of how the coronary vasculature develops and connects to the aorta remains limited. This review serves two specific purposes: it addresses recent advances in understanding the origin of ...
Tomizawa Nobuo N Department of Radiology, New Tokyo Hospital, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose was to investigate the diagnostic performance of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) when non-calcified uninterpretable segments were determined as either obstructive or patent. We also investigated the factors that could improve the diagnosis of CTA. A total of 268 patients without known coronary artery disease who were clinically ...
Michael Tesfaldet T TT Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, - - 2014
To compare long-term clinical outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using the retrograde and antegrade approach. There is limited long-term clinical outcomes data on the retrograde approach to CTO PCI. We performed a retrospective analysis of the long-term clinical outcomes of 193 consecutive patients who underwent ...
Lee Seung-Yul SY Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Objectives: We evaluated whether morphological characteristics of neointimal tissue of in-stent restenosis (ISR) lesions assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) affect peri-procedural elevation of creatine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB). Background: The impact of neointimal characteristics of ISR lesions on peri-procedural myocardial injury has not been sufficiently investigated. Methods: A total of ...
Klug Gert G University Clinic of Internal Medicine III, Cardiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, - - 2014
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a unique method to determine regional and local aortic stiffness parameters. Although various methods have been validated, there is no data in patients after acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In the present study we assessed the feasibility of different CMR derived measures of aortic ...
Jiang Fangyong F Department of Cardiology, Liuzhou People's Hospital, Liuzhou, Guangxi, - - 2014
Statins reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but no clinical studies have investigated the role of statins in ischemia-reperfusion injury after PCI. Rosuvastatin could reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury in patients with acute coronary syndrome treated with PCI. We investigated the effects of rosuvastatin on ischemia-reperfusion injury ...
Lamberts Morten M aDepartment of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark bDepartment of Cardiology, Amphia Hospital, Breda, the - - 2014
The optimal antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease is controversial. The benefit of the combination of antithrombotic therapies remains debatable, and, as the bleeding risk is substantial, this calls for knowledge of the duration, and which and how many agents should be used. The first ...
Yildiz M M Cardiologist, Internal medicine Specialist and Physiologist, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul University Cardiology Institute, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2014
Stent thrombosis is a serious complication in stent era. It can be presented as death, cardiogenic shock or a large non-fatal myocardial infarction, usually with ST elevation. Risks of stent thrombosis, stent thrombosis incidence and predictors are controversial issues due to sparse and controversial data. But all attending physicians should ...
Yildiz M - - 2014
Antiplatelet therapy plays an important role in the treatment of patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in order to prevent atherothrombotic events and restenosis or ischemic reocclusion, respectively. Moreover, stent implantation is often performed along with PCI to ensure that the arteries remain ...
Salminen Pirjo-Riitta PR Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway - - 2014
Experimental studies have demonstrated that insulin elicits cardioprotection in coronary occlusion-reperfusion models. We studied the effects of intracoronary insulin on regional cardiac function in a porcine model with reperfusion after a critical coronary artery stenosis. In 20 anaesthetized pigs with an extracorporeal shunt from the brachiocephalic to the left anterior ...
Lambadiari Vaia - - 2014
BackgroundThe interplay between the novel adipokine retinol-binding protein-4 (RBP4) and coronary artery disease (CAD) is still obscure. We investigated the relationship between RBP4 levels and the presence and severity of angiographically proven CAD and determined its possible role in acute myocardial infarction (AMI).Methods305 individuals with angiographically proven CAD (CAD-patients), were ...
Rischin Adam P AP Department of Cardiology, Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health, Frankston, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
We present the case of a 42 year-old woman admitted to hospital with ST-elevation myocardial infarction involving two separate coronary territories. Angiography revealed multi-embolic occlusions of her left anterior descending (LAD) and first obtuse marginal (OM1) coronary arteries. Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) showed a lesion attached to the left cusp of ...
Di Lorenzo Emilio E Division of Cardiology, "S.G. Moscati", Avellino, - - 2014
The aim of the current study was to compare everolimus-eluting stents (EES) with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in patients undergoing primary angioplasty. Drug-eluting stents may offer benefits in terms of repeat revascularization. However, as shown for first-generation drug-eluting stents, they may be counterbalanced by a potential higher risk of stent thrombosis, ...
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