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Sex-Related Differences in Outcomes After Percutaneous Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty

Marzena Daniec, MD1;  Artur Dziewierz, MD, PhD1;  Danuta Sorysz, MD, PhD1;  Paweł Kleczyński, MD, PhD1;  Tomasz Rakowski, MD, PhD1;  Łukasz Rzeszutko, MD, PhD1;  Jarosław Trębacz, MD, PhD2;  Marek Tomala, MD, PhD2;  Bartłomiej Nawrotek, MD2;  Krzysztof Żmudka, MD, PhD2;  Dariusz Dudek, MD, PhD1,2

We aimed to evaluate sex-related differences in short-term and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing balloon aortic valvuloplasty for severe aortic stenosis....

Impact of the Occlusion Duration on the Performance of J-CTO Score in Predicting Failure of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion

Antonio de Castro-Filho, MD;  Edgar Stroppa Lamas, MD;  Rafael A. Meneguz-Moreno, MD;  Rodolfo Staico, MD, PhD;  Dimytri Siqueira, MD, PhD;  Ricardo A. Costa, MD, PhD;  Sergio N. Braga, MD, PhD;  J. Ribamar Costa Jr, MD, PhD;  Daniel Chamié, MD;  Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD

The present study examined the association between Multicenter CTO Registry in Japan (J-CTO) score in predicting failure of percutaneous coronary intervention correlating with the estimated duration of chronic total occlusion....

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....

Five-Year Freedom From Target-Lesion Revascularization Using Excimer Laser Ablation Therapy in the Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis of Femoropopliteal Arteries

Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS;  Gail A. Shammas, BSc, RN;  Lorraine Arikat, RA;  Andrew N. Shammas, BS;  Alec Darrow, BS;  Avantika Banerjee, MS;  Benjamin Rudy, BA

We present a retrospective analysis from our center on the 5-year outcomes of excimer laser atherectomy in the treatment of in-stent restenosis of the femoropopliteal arteries....

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Feasibility and Safety of Right and Left Heart Catheterization Via an Antecubital Fossa Vein and the Radial Artery in Patients With Heart Failure

Domenico D’Amario, MD, PhD1*;  Francesco Burzotta, MD, PhD1*;  Antonio M. Leone, MD, PhD1;  Italo Porto, MD, PhD1;  Giampaolo Niccoli, MD, PhD1;  Cristina Aurigemma, MD, PhD1:  Aureliano Ruggio, MD1:  Josip A. Borovac, MD2;  Massimo Massetti, MD1;  Carlo Trani, MD1;  Filippo Crea, MD1

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Jun 15

To determine the feasibility and safety of full arm-arm catheterization access, we aimed to compare this approach with other established catheterization approaches.

Outcomes After Successful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Calcified Lesions Using Rotational Atherectomy, Cutting Balloon Angioplasty, or Balloon-Only Angioplasty Before Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation

Björn Redfors, MD, PhD1;  Akiko Maehara, MD1,2;  Bernhard Witzenbichler, MD3;  Giora Weisz, MD1,2,4;  Thomas D. Stuckey, MD5;  Timothy D. Henry, MD6,7;  Thomas McAndrew, PhD1;  Roxana Mehran, MD1,8;  Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM1,2;  Gregg W. Stone, MD1,2;  Philippe Généreux, MD1,9,10

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Jun 15

We report the adverse event rates after rotational atherectomy (RA) with contemporary drug-eluting stent implantation and compare RA to cutting balloon angioplasty and balloon-only angioplasty in the all-comers ADAPT-DES trial.

Impact of PCI Appropriateness in the Long-Term Outcomes of Consecutive Patients Treated With Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents

Ana Cristina Seixas, MD, PhD1,2;  Amanda Sousa, MD, PhD1,2;  Jose de Ribamar Costa, Jr, MD, PhD1,2;  Adriana Costa Moreira, MD, PhD1;  Ricardo Costa, MD, PhD1,2;  Lucas Damiani, MS1;  Cantídio Campos Neto, PhD1,2;  Galo Maldonado, MD1,2;  Manuel Cano, MD, PhD1,2;  J. Eduardo Sousa, MD, PhD1,2 

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Jun 15

We sought to assess the outcomes of patients treated with second-generation drug-eluting stent classified according to the updated American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention AUC for percutaneous coronary intervention.

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