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Yock Cynthia A - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to assess the rate and anatomical targets of repeat revascularization procedures in routine clinical practice after either bare-metal stent (BMS) or drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. Randomized trials provide a reference standard for comparing outcomes after BMS or DES, but the rates of repeat ...
Tresukosol Damras - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been widely used to treat obstructive coronary artery disease. With the advent of drug-eluting stent (DES) in real world registry was proved as promising therapy. The limitation of the use of DES is the limited health care expenditure. We propose the use of Chinese ...
Ari Hasan - - 2010
The aim of this study is to investigate if serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels can predict restenosis and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary interventions. The most important cause of restenosis following percutaneous coronary intervention is neointimal hyperplasia. Nitric oxide (NO) prevents the neointimal hyperplasia ...
Watanabe Tomoyuki - - 2010
A 73-year-old male in a persistent vegetative state underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unstable angina with multiple-vessel stenosis. The maximum dose pharmaceutical therapy was ineffective in controlling his symptoms. The goal of the procedure was to alleviate the patient's severe chest pain and vomiting with minimal invasion and risk. ...
Costa J Ribamar JR - - 2010
Our aim was to access the incidence of late major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and stent thrombosis (ST) in nonselected, complex patients followed for a period >/=4 years. Despite the efficacy of drug-eluting stents (DES) in reducing repeated target lesion revascularization, concerns regarding the occurrence of late and very late ...
Rajoria Kshipra - - 2010
The objective of the present research was to study the efficacy of Laksha Guggulu, Snehana, Swedana & Traction in the management of Osteoarthritis (Knee joint). For the present work, 30 clinically diagnosed patients were selected and randomly divided into three groups. Group A treated with Laksha Guggulu orally, Group B ...
Feldman Dmitriy N - - 2010
Current guidelines recommend pretreatment with a loading dose of clopidogrel before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to reduce the incidence of periprocedural myocardial infarctions in patients undergoing PCI. However, because of concerns about postoperative bleeding, clopidogrel loading is frequently administered either immediately before or after PCI. Using the 2004/2005 Cornell Angioplasty ...
Sukhija Rishi - - 2010
No data are available comparing the long-term outcome of sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) versus paclitaxel-eluting stents (PESs) in patients with moderate to severe renal insufficiency. The incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), including death, myocardial infarction, and target vessel revascularization, during long-term follow-up were studied in patients with a glomerular ...
Lee Seung-Whan - - 2010
Although cilostazol has decreased restenosis and target lesion revascularization (TLR) after drug-eluting stent implantation, it is not known if this effect is durable at 2 years. We analyzed 2 randomized studies (Drug-Eluting stenting followed by Cilostazol treatment reduces LAte REstenosis in patients with DIABETES mellitus and Drug-Eluting Stenting Followed by ...
Est?vez-Loureiro Rodrigo - - 2009
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: At present, little information is available on returning patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to their originating centers after transfer for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the early return of these patients to their ...
Quadros Alexandre S - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to validate a risk score for new target vessel revascularization (TVR) after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation. METHODS: The risk score was developed in a cohort of patients previously treated with BMS at our institution. This risk score ranges from 0 to 5 points, according to the ...
Kandzari David E - - 2009
Uncertainty regarding the appropriate duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a thienopyridine challenges every clinician involved in the care of patients considered for or treated with drug-eluting stents (DES). Despite guideline recommendations for extended (> or =12 months) DAPT following percutaneous coronary revascularization with DES, few data ...
Darwazah A K - - 2009
AIM: The incidence of patients subjected to emergency coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is decreasing due to improvement of PCI technique and device technology. The aim of our study is to evaluate cases subjected to emergency CABG after complicated PCI to determine incidence, indications and ...
Hong Young Joon - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) is a sensitive indicator of hemodynamic stress and its increased level is associated with higher mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. Virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) can provide quantitative information on plaque components. METHODS: We measured preprocedural serum NT-pro-BNP levels in 156 ACS ...
Shen Zhu Jun - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The use of drug eluting stents (DES) in patients with a successfully recanalized chronic total occlusion (CTO) has been associated with a significant decrease in the need for repeat revascularization, and a favorable short-term clinical outcome when compared with the use of bare metal stents (BMS). Our group, however, ...
Moussa Issam D - - 2009
Drug-eluting stents (DES) have several advantages over bare-metal stents (BMS), including significantly lower target vessel revascularization. However, DES is associated with a higher incidence of late stent thrombosis (ST). Although late ST after DES placement is uncommon (approximately 0.4-0.6%/year), it is catastrophic clinical consequences make it a concern. Dual antiplatelet ...
Ellis Stephen G - - 2009
The pivotal TAXUS IV (TAXUS IV-SR: Treatment of De Novo Coronary Disease Using a Single Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent) trial evaluated the long-term safety and effectiveness of the paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) compared with an otherwise identical bare-metal stent (BMS) in a relatively uncomplicated population of patients with a single de novo lesion ...
De Felice Francesco - - 2009
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES) reduces major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with chronic coronary total occlusions (CTO) compared with bare-metal stent (BMS) during 3-year follow-up. The long-term prognosis of patients with CTO treated with PCI and ...
Bagur Rodrigo - - 2009
No data are available on the long term efficacy of abciximab bolus-only with aspirin and clopidogrel pretreatment and systematic coronary stenting. Our objective was to evaluate the 3-year clinical outcomes in the EASY trial. After a bolus of abciximab (0.25 mg/kg) and uncomplicated transradial coronary stenting, 1,005 patients were randomized ...
Meredith Ian T IT Monash Medical Centre and Monash University, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia. - - 2009
To evaluate the 5-year clinical outcomes of patients treated with the Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES) in the ENDEAVOR I first-in-human study. ENDEAVOR I was a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study of the Endeavor ZES in 100 consecutive patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) due to de novo, stenotic lesions in ...
Lairez Olivier - - 2009
Previous studies have reported circadian variation in the rate of post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) complications and mortality. To assess whether in-hospital outcomes during the first 48h after admission are related to the time or the day when PCI is performed. Emergency PCIs (2266 total; 1396 during regular hours and 870 ...
Uyarel Huseyin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Conflicting datas exist regarding the outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) when the intervention is performed during night hours. METHODS AND RESULTS: 2,644 consecutive patients with STEMI (mean age 56.7 +/- 11.9, years, 2,188 male) undergoing primary PCI between October 2003 and ...
Hong Young Joon - - 2010
We sought to determine the outcome with undersized drug-eluting stents for percutaneous coronary intervention of saphenous vein graft lesions. Using intravascular ultrasound guidance, 209 saphenous vein graft lesions were treated with drug-eluting stents (153 sirolimus-eluting and 56 paclitaxel-eluting stents). The lesions were divided into 3 groups according to the ratio ...
Deftereos Spyridon - - 2010
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been reported to inhibit in-stent restenosis. To assess the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on in-stent restenosis and its relation to apoptosis, 86 patients with chronic coronary artery disease who required stent implantation in the left anterior descending coronary artery or a major diagonal branch were ...
Thermann Hajo - - 2011
Total ankle arthroplasty is an alternative to arthrodesis in selected patients with end-stage arthritis of the ankle. We report on the clinical features, radiographic findings, management and results in a 58-year-old man with associated ankle osteoarthritis and drop foot deformity. The patient was managed with a total ankle arthroplasty and ...
Cernigliaro Carmelo - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To establish the efficacy of oral rapamycin at a dose of 2 mg for 1 month at reducing the 6-month restenosis rate after the implantation of bare metal stents. METHODS: A prospective, 1:1 randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in 108 consecutive patients assigned immediately after stent implantation to ...
Rodés-Cabau Josep - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The presence of moderate saphenous vein graft (SVG) lesions is a major predictor of cardiac events late after coronary artery bypass grafting. We determined the effects of sealing moderate nonsignificant SVG lesions with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) on the prevention of SVG atherosclerosis progression. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with at ...
Suh Jung-Won - - 2009
Triflusal is a derivative of acetylsalicylic acid but it exhibits different pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties. The object of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of additional use of triflusal in patients who underwent drug-eluting stent implantation. First, we prospectively tested platelet function with a rapid platelet function analyzer (VerifyNow-Aspirin) ...
Brodie Bruce R - - 2009
This study compares outcomes of drug-eluting stents (DES) versus bare-metal stents (BMS) in patients undergoing saphenous vein graft (SVG) intervention. The safety and efficacy of DES in patients undergoing SVG intervention is controversial. The STENT (Strategic Transcatheter Evaluation of New Therapies) registry is a multicenter U.S. registry evaluating outcomes with ...
Dehghani Payam - - 2009
The study aimed to determine the mechanism and predictors of procedural failure in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the transradial approach (TR). Transradial approach PCI reduces vascular complications compared with a transfemoral approach (TF). However, the mechanism and predictors of TR-PCI failure have not been well-characterized. The study ...
Lemos Pedro A - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: We tested two novel drug-eluting stents (DES), covered with a biodegradable-polymer carrier and releasing paclitaxel or sirolimus, which were compared against a bare metal stent (primary objective). The DES differed by the drug, but were identical otherwise, allowing to compare the anti-restenosis effects of sirolimus versus paclitaxel (secondary objective). ...
Brener Sorin J - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare 3-year outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) according to recently published appropriateness criteria for PCI. BACKGROUND: The choice of revascularization between PCI and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains uncertain in many patients despite numerous randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing a ...
Montalescot Gilles - - 2009
Our purpose was to evaluate long-term mortality and identify factors associated with 1-year mortality in patients who underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). While long-term outcomes in PCI patients have been reported previously, limited data are currently available regarding the comparative long-term outcomes in PCI patients who receive enoxaparin versus ...
Feldman Dmitriy N - - 2009
Increases of creatine kinase (CK) and CK-MB cardiac enzymes after nonemergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events during follow-up. However, there are limited data about the incidence and prognostic significance of an isolated increase of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) without an increase ...
Unverdorben Martin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of drug-eluting devices in humans should include longterm follow-up owing to risk of late target vessel thrombosis with the possible fatal sequel. METHODS AND RESULTS: Therefore, the three-year clinical outcome of the paclitaxel-eluting Corofiex Please stent in patients with de-novo coronary lesions was evaluated in the single-arm ...
Patterson Mark S - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare magnetic guidewire navigation in percutaneous coronary intervention (MPCI) to conventional percutaneous coronary intervention (CPCI) for the elective treatment of a single discrete stenosis. BACKGROUND: Magnetic navigation actively steers an angioplasty wire-tip and may improve PCI procedures, but it is not known ...
Hur Seung-Ho - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although previously reported studies on coronary calcification mainly focused on its presence or absence in discrete focal target lesions, calcified coronary lesions (CCL) angiographically present as diffuse long lesions in some patients. The aim of our study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and paclitaxel-eluting ...
van Kuijk Jan-Peter - - 2009
The current guidelines have recommended postponing noncardiac surgery (NCS) for > or =6 weeks after bare metal stent (BMS) placement and for > or =1 year after drug-eluting stent (DES) placement. However, much debate has ensued about these intervals. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence ...
Kenney Kimberly M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: American College of Cardiology (ACC) guidelines state that percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) be performed at centers and by operators with high-volume (>400 yearly/center) whose historical and current risk-adjusted outcomes statistics are comparable to those reported in large registries. Tripler Army Medical Center is a low-volume treatment facility but has ...
Al Rashdan Ibrahim - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To describe a new technique, the Carina modification T stenting (CMT), which will provide an easily reproducible strategy for tackling bifurcation lesions in different patient and anatomic subsets. BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions remains problematic. The question of using one stent in the main vessel (MV) ...
Zahn Ralf - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Treatment of restenosis following intracoronary brachytherapy (ICB) is still a challenging problem. Implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in this setting may be an option to be evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed the prospective multicentre SES registry, the German Cypher Stent Registry. 7,445 patients treated with an SES during ...
Takigawa Tomoji - - 2010
Although carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been proposed as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy in cerebral revascularization, restenosis remains an unsolved issue. Cilostazol is a unique antiplatelet drug that has vasodilatory effects and inhibits smooth muscle cell proliferation. We investigated whether cilostazol reduces restenosis after CAS. A database of 113 ...
Perret Xavier - - 2009
Progress in techniques and equipment facilitates same-day-discharge percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). To present initial experience of a same-day-discharge intention-to-treat ad hoc PCI strategy with a preferentially radial approach. The first 102 same-day-discharge PCIs performed in our centre were analysed retrospectively. Subjects were stable or stabilised coronary patients, free of cardiac ...
Sibbing Dirk - - 2010
Clopidogrel low-responsiveness assessed with multiple electrode platelet aggregometry (MEA) has been shown to be a strong and independent predictor of early stent thrombosis (ST) after coronary stenting. The relation of clopidogrel response status, as assessed with MEA, with incidence and timing of ST during an extended follow-up period has never ...
Venkitachalam Lakshmi - - 2009
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has witnessed rapid technological advancements, resulting in improved safety and effectiveness over time. Little, however, is known about the temporal impact on patient-reported symptoms and quality of life after PCI. Temporal trends in post-PCI symptoms were analyzed using 8879 consecutive patients enrolled in the National Heart, ...
Cerovac Sonja - - 2009
The percutaneous release of accessory collateral ligaments was introduced in 1986 as a safe and quick procedure to be attempted before open, more extensive joint release in the treatment of proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture. Our study analyzed the long-term results and patient satisfaction following a percutaneous release in 30 ...
Gao Run-lin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In response to the increasing concern with the safety of the drug-eluting stent (DES), the present study aimed to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of DES used for a Chinese patient population. METHODS: All patients, who underwent an index elective percutaneous coronary intervention with an implantation of either ...
Chen Shao-liang - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The safety of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions in remote hospitals without surgical facilities remains unknown. This study aimed to evaluate three-year outcomes after CTO for PCI in ten centers around China where no on-site coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) support was available. METHODS: ...
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(1) For patients with acute coronary syndromes who have undergone percutaneous angioplasty and stenting, the best-assessed treatment for preventing relapses is a combination of aspirin and clopidogrel; (2) Prasugrel, an antiplatelet drug belonging the same chemical class as clopidogrel, is authorized in the EU for use in this indication; (3) ...
Austin David - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyze trends in drug-eluting stents (DES) use in four international health care and regulatory settings. BACKGROUND: Accounts suggest a differential approach to DES internationally and recent reductions in use following reports of late stent thrombosis. Current studies of clinical practice are limited in their scope. METHODS: ...
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