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Long-Term Outcomes of Successful Endovascular Therapy Via the Retrograde Approach for Below-the-Knee Chronic Total Occlusion in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia After a Failed Antegrade Approach

Junya Matsumi, MD;  Takuma Takada, MD;  Noriaki Moriyama, MD;  Tomoki Ochiai, MD;  Kazuki Tobita, MD; Koki Shishido, MD;  Kazuya Sugitatsu, MD;  Shingo Mizuno, MD;  Futoshi Yamanaka, MD;  Masato Murakami, MD;  Yutaka Tanaka, MD;  Saeko Takahashi;  Takeshi Akasaka, MD;  Shigeru Saito, MD

This study evaluated long-term results following successful endovascular therapy for chronic total occlusion below the knee using the retrograde approach after a failed antegrade approach....

Randomized, Double-Blind Study Comparing Patient Comfort and Safety Between Iodixanol 320 mg I/mL and Iopamidol 370 mg I/mL in Patients Undergoing Peripheral Arteriography – The COMFORT II Trial

Christian Rosenberg, MD1;  José Joaquín Martínez-Rodrigo, MD, PhD2;  Elena Lonjedo Vicent, PhD3;  Juan Macho, MD, PhD4;  Lauren Lim, PharmD5;  Thomas M. Todoran, MD, MSc6; for the Peripheral Discomfort Study Investigator Panel

This study was performed to provide contemporary contrast-induced patient discomfort data obtained during peripheral arteriography procedures using iso-osmolar iodixanol 320 mg I/mL, compared to low-osmolar iopamidol 370 mg I/mL....

A Prospective Multicenter Study Using a Virtual 3 Fr Percutaneous Coronary Intervention System: The V3 Registry

Fuminobu Yoshimachi, MD, PhD1;  Yoshitoki Takagawa, MD, PhD2;  Hidenobu Terai, MD, PhD3;  Akihiko Takahashi, MD, PhD4;  Yoshihisa Shimada, MD, PhD5;  Takaaki Katsuki, MD, PhD6;  Satoru Tohara, MD, PhD7; Hiroshi Ueno, MD, PhD8;  Masanori Takada, MD, PhD9;  Nobuo Shiode, MD, PhD10;  Kunihiro Yamada, MD, PhD11; Noriyuki Kinoshita, MD, PhD12;  Tsuyoshi Honda, MD, PhD13;  Hiroshi Asano, MD, PhD14;  Satoshi Takeshita, MD, PhD15; Hiroaki Koiwa, MD, PhD16;  Tomoyasu Shin, MD17;  Motomaru Masutani, MD, PhD18;  Takashi Matsukage, MD, PhD19; Shigeru Saito, MD20;  Yuji Ikari, MD, PhD1 (V3 Registry Investigators)

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jun 15

An evaluation of the safety and feasibility of virtual 3 Fr (V3), sheathless 5 Fr percutaneous coronary intervention....

Alternative Rota-Flush Solution for Patients With Severe Coronary Artery Calcification who Undergo Rotational Atherectomy

Michael S. Lee, MD¹;  Moo-Hyun Kim, MD²;  Seung-Woon Rha, MD³

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jun 15

We assessed the feasibility and safety of a rota-flush solution with 10,000 U of unfractionated heparin in 1 L of normal saline in rotational atherectomy patients as an alternative to the routinely used solution, which includes the RotaGlide lubricant, nitroglycerin, and verapamil....

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The Impact of Age and Sex on In-Hospital Outcomes of Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Aris Karatasakis, MD1;  Rahel Iwnetu, MD1;  Barbara A. Danek, MD1;  Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD2;  Khaldoon Alaswad, MD3;  Farouc A. Jaffer, MD, PhD4;  Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc, MBA5;  David E. Kandzari, MD6; Nicholas J. Lembo, MD6;  Mitul Patel, MD7;  Ehtisham Mahmud, MD7;  William L. Lombardi, MD8;  R. Michael Wyman, MD9;  J. Aaron Grantham, MD10;  Anthony H. Doing, MD11;  Catalin Toma, MD12;  James W. Choi, MD13;  Barry F. Uretsky, MD14;  Jeffrey W. Moses, MD2;  Ajay J. Kirtane, MD2;  Ziad A. Ali, MD, DPhil2; Manish Parikh, MD2;  Judit Karacsonyi, MD1;  Bavana V. Rangan, BDS, MPH1;  Craig A. Thompson, MD15;  Subhash Banerjee, MD1;  Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD1,16

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Jan 15

We sought to determine the effect of age and sex on procedural outcomes and efficiency of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention.

First Clinical Experience With Targeted REnal Nerve Demodulation (TREND-1) Using a Neurotropic Agent for the Treatment of Sympathetic Hypertension

Nicholas Kipshidze, MD, PhD1;  Horst Sievert, MD2,3;  Michael H. Wholey, MD, MBA4;  Konstantin Kipiani, MD5; Vakhtang Kipiani, MD5;  Tea Mukhuradze, MD5;  Mark Wholey, MD6;  Emily Stein, PhD6;  K.T.  Venkateswara Rao, PhD6

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Jan 15

An evaluation of the feasibility and safety of a novel targeted neuromodulatory treatment for sympathetic hypertension involving a one-time local injection of neurotropic agents near renal nerves.


Impact of Impaired Renal Function in Patients With Severely Calcified Coronary Lesions Treated With Orbital Atherectomy

Michael S. Lee, MD1;  Evan Shlofmitz, DO2;  Gentian Lluri, MD, PhD1;  Richard A. Shlofmitz, MD3


Published online ahead of print on 2017 Jan 15

We evaluated the clinical outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease who underwent orbital atherectomy for severe coronary artery calcification prior to stent implantation.

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