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Initial Experience of Bioabsorbable Polymer Everolimus-Eluting Synergy Stents in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Early Discontinuation of Dual-Antiplatelet Therapy

Rebecca L. Noad, MB, PhD;  Colm G. Hanratty, MD;  Simon J. Walsh, MD

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Dec 15

Synergy stents (Boston Scientific) allow for early cessation of DAPT. This study assessed those in our unit who underwent PCI with a Synergy stent to examine a minimum of 6 months of clinical outcomes after early discontinuation of DAPT....

The SYNTAX Score Does Not Predict Risk of Adverse Events in Patients With Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome Who Undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Björn Redfors, MD, PhD1;  Chun-Hui He, MD, PhD1,2;  Tullio Palmerini, MD3;  Adriano Caixeta, MD, PhD4;  Gennaro Giustino, MD5;  Girma Minalu Ayele, PhD1;  Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM1,6;  Roxana Mehran, MD1,5;  Gregg W. Stone, MD1,6;  Philippe Généreux, MD1,7,8

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Dec 15

We tested the ability of the SYNTAX score to predict 1-year adverse outcomes for patients with non–ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes who undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery....

Double Inferior Vena Cava and its Implications During Endovascular and Surgical Interventions: A Word of Caution

Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS;  Rayan Jo Rachwan, MD;  Ghassan Daher, MD;  Bassel Bou Dargham, BS

Identifying the presence of double inferior vena cava is important in order to define its relationship with the renal vein, its size when IVC filters are planned, the location of the left renal vein in relationship to the aorta, and for planning of IVC filter placement in the setting of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism....

Importance of Adjunct Delivery Techniques to Optimize Deployment Success of Distal Protection Filters During Vein Graft Intervention

Antony G. Kaliyadan, MD1;  Harnish Chawla, MD2;  David L. Fischman, MD3;  Nicholas Ruggiero II, MD3;  Michael Gannon, MD4;  Paul Walinsky, MD3;  Michael P. Savage, MD3

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Dec 15

This study assessed the impact of adjunct delivery techniques on the deployment success of distal protection filters in saphenous vein grafts....

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Percutaneous Transcatheter Therapies for the Management of Left Ventricular Assist Device Complications

Rohan J. Kalathiya, MD;  Jonathan Grinstein, MD;  Nir Uriel, MD;  Atman P. Shah, MD


Published online ahead of print on 2017 Feb 15

The purpose of this article is to discuss mechanical complications associated with LVAD therapy and interventional transcatheter therapies that have been used to solve these increasingly complex problems.

Factors Determining Left Main Coronary Artery Luminal Area

Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, MD1;  Peter M. Bittenbender, MD1;  Haikady N. Nagaraja, PhD2;  Omar Kahaly, MD1; Jennifer A. Dickerson, MD1;  Subha V. Raman, MD1;  Ernest L. Mazzaferri, Jr, MD1;  Charles A. Bush, MD1

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Feb 15

A certain minimal luminal cross-sectional area has been traditionally used in clinical practice as a cut-off value to determine severity of left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis. The present study was undertaken to define normal LMCA luminal area using current technology in vivo.

Validation of a Novel Monitoring System to Measure Contrast Volume Use During Invasive Angiography

Anand Prasad, MD1;  Irma Scholler, RN1;  Daniel Levin, MD1;  Gus Banda1;  Christopher M. Mullin, MS2;  Steven R. Bailey, MD1

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Feb 15

We describe validation of a novel contrast monitoring system (Osprey Medical), which is designed to detect and display injection by injection and total contrast volume use on a monitor system in real time.

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