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Incidence and Predictors of Side-Branch Compromise in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Valerie Khoo;  Liang Shen, PhD;  Vanessa Khoo;  Germaine Loo;  Mark Richards, MD;  Tiong-Cheng Yeo, MD;  Chi-Hang Lee, MD

A study to determine the incidence and predictors of side-branch compromise in patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction....


Outcomes With First- Versus Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents in Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Viswanatha Lanka, MD1;  Vishal G. Patel, MD1;  Bilal Saeed, MD2;  Anna Kotsia, MD1;  George Christopoulos, MD1; Bavana V. Rangan, BDS, MPH1;  Atif Mohammad, MD1;  Michael Luna, MD1;  Santiago Garcia, MD3;  Shuaib M. Abdullah, MD1;  Jerrold Grodin, MD1;  Jeffrey L. Hastings, MD1;  Subhash Banerjee, MD1;  Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD1

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting outcomes after first- and second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in chronic total occlusions. ...

Clinical and Biomechanical Behavior of a Platinum-Chromium Stent Platform in a Large All-Comer Single-Center Population: Insights From the Novara-PROMETEUS Registry

Alessandro Lupi, MD1;  Italo Porto, MD, PhD2;  Andrea Rognoni, MD1;  Maurizio Lazzero, MD1; Rossella Fattori, MD3;  Rosario Parisi, MD3;  Giovanni Luigi De Maria4;  Angelo Sante Bongo,MD1; Imad Sheiban, MD5;  Leonardo Bolognese, MD2;  Pierfrancesco Agostoni, MD, PhD6;  Gioel Gabrio Secco, MD3,7; for the Novara-PROMETEUS (Platinum ChROMium Everolimus EluTing StEnt SpontaneoUs RegiStry) Investigators

Longitudinal deformation has been described as a new complication affecting new-generation thin-strut coronary stents. Benchmark tests have suggested that the platinum-chromium (PtCr) Element coronary stent platform (Boston Scientific) might present increased susceptibility to this complication; our study assessed the incidence of longitudinal stent deformation in a large single-center study population. ...


Robotic-Enhanced PCI Compared to the Traditional Manual Approach

Nathaniel R. Smilowitz, MD;  Jeffrey W. Moses, MD;  Fernando A. Sosa, BA;  Benjamin Lerman, BA; Yasir Qureshi, MD;  Kate E. Dalton, MS;  Lauren T. Privitera, MPH;  Diane Canone-Weber, MPH; Varinder Singh, MD;  Martin B. Leon, MD;  Giora Weisz, MD

Remote-controlled robotic-enhanced percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was developed to improve procedural outcomes, reduce operator radiation exposure, and improve ergonomics. Critics questioned whether protection of the operator might result in increased radiation exposure to the patient and increase contrast media use; we examined these factors in a single-center comparison of robotic-enhanced versus traditional PCIs. ...


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