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Venous Access Closure Using the Double-ProGlide Preclose Technique After MitraClip Implantation: Long-Term Clinical and Duplex Ultrasound Outcomes

Khung Keong Yeo, MBBS1,2;  Jonathan Yap, MBBS1;  Jack Wei Chieh Tan, MBBS1;  Soo Teik Lim, MBBS1;  Tian Hai Koh, MBBS1,2

Published online ahead of print on 2015 Nov 15

An evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the double-ProGlide preclose technique to secure hemostasis in patients with 24 Fr venous access. ...

Angina Severity, Depression, and Response to Percutaneous Revascularization in Patients With Chronic Total Occlusion of Coronary Arteries

Jeffrey T. Bruckel, MD, MPH1;  Farouc A. Jaffer, MD, PhD2;  Cashel O’Brien, BA2;  Luke Stone, BA2;  Eugene Pomerantsev, MD, PhD2;  Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc2

Published online ahead of print on 2015 Oct 15

This study sought to quantify depression rates in patients referred for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO), assess its relationship to baseline angina symptoms, and compare angina improvement after CTO-PCI between depressed and non-depressed patients....

Contemporary Use of Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Smita I. Negi, MD;  Mladen Sokolovic, MD;  Edward Koifman, MD;  Sarkis Kiramijyan, MD;  Rebecca Torguson, MPH;  Joseph Lindsay, MD;  Itsik Ben-Dor, MD;  William Suddath, MD;  Augusto Pichard, MD;  Lowell Satler, MD;  Ron Waksman, MD

Published online ahead of print on 2015 Dec 15

This study aimed to evaluate the patient characteristics and outcomes of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with refractory cardiogenic shock in the setting of AMI....

Long-Term Outcomes of Self-Expandable Nitinol Stent Implantation With Intraluminal Angioplasty to Treat Chronic Total Occlusion in the Superficial Femoral Artery (TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus Type D Lesions)

Junya Matsumi, 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, MD;  Takeshi Akasaka, MD; Shigeru Saito, MD

An evaluation of the long-term outcomes of self-expandable nitinol stent implantation with intraluminal angioplasty for CTOs in the SFA of patients with TASC D lesions....

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Mitral Annuloplasty Device Implantation for Non-Surgical Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation: Clinical Experience After the Approval Studies

Norbert Klein, MD1;  Dietrich Pfeiffer, MD, Prof1;  Steven Goldberg, MD2;  Maika Klein, MD1 

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jan 15

This study evaluates the implantation success and hemodynamic results of the Carillon Mitral Contour System. 

Predictors and Outcomes of Side-Branch Occlusion in Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions

Phuong-Khanh J. Nguyen-Trong, MD;  Bavana V. Rangan, BDS, MPH;  Aris Karatasakis, MD;  Barbara A. Danek, MD; Georgios E. Christakopoulos, MD;  Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, MD;  Erica Resendes, MS;  Colby R. Ayers, MS; Michael Luna, MD;  Shuaib Abdullah, MD;  Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD;  Tayo Addo, MD;  Jerrold Grodin, MD;  Subhash Banerjee, MD;  Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jan 15

An investigation on whether side-branch loss during CTO-PCI could adversely impact clinical outcomes. 

Impact of Contrast Dose Reduction on Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Among Patients Undergoing PCI: A Modeling Study

Hitinder S. Gurm, MD1;  Milan Seth, MS1;  Roxana Mehran, MD2;  Louis Cannon, MD3;  Cindy L. Grines, MD4;  Thomas LaLonde, MD5;  Carlos Briguori, MD6; for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium (BMC2)

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jan 15

This study estimates projected reduction in the burden of AKI in association with contrast media dose reduction in PCI patients.

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