Volume 26 - Issue 7 - July 2014

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. ...


Transradial Renal Denervation for the Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

Hui Dong, MD;  Xiongjing Jiang, MD;  Tuo Liang, MD;  Yubao Zou, MD, PhD;  Ting Guan, BS;  Meng Peng, MD; Lei Song, MD, PhD;  Huimin Zhang, MD;  Haiying Wu, MD;  Bo Xu, MD;  Yuejin Yang, MD;  Runlin Gao, MD

As a novel device-based approach targeting the renal sympathetic nerves, renal denervation has been shown to be effective and safe in reducing blood pressure. The femoral artery is currently the most common access site for this procedure due to catheter profile and length limitations that restrict the use of radial access; we evaluated technical feasibility and short-term outcomes of transradial renal denervation by a longer radiofrequency ablation catheter....

Assessment of a Novel Software Tool in the Selection of Aortic Valve Prosthesis Size for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Paul T. Vaitkus, MD, MBA;  Dee Dee Wang, MD;  Adam Greenbaum, MD;  Mayra Guerrero, MD; William O’Neill, MD

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can be complicated by significant paravalvular leak (PVL). The aim of this study was to assess the utility of a proprietary software package, HeartNavigator (Philips), in selecting TAVR prosthesis to minimize PVL. ...

In-Stent Restenosis: Mid-Term Results of Debulking Using Excimer Laser and Drug-Eluting Balloons: Sustained Benefit?

Jos C. van den Berg, MD, PhD1;  Milko Pedrotti , MD2;  Reto Canevascini, MD2;  Sonia Chimchila Chevili, MD2; Luca Giovannacci, MD3;  Raffaele Rosso, MD3

In-stent restenosis (ISR) after endovascular treatment of stenotic and occlusive disease of the infrainguinal arteries is still a clinical challenge. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the mid-term follow-up of a combination therapy using laser debulking and drug-eluting balloons for ISR. ...

Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of Congenital Coronary Artery Fistulae With Patent Ductus Arteriosus Occluder in Children: Focus on Patient Selection and Intermediate-Term Follow-Up Results

Chuan Wang, MD1,2*;  Kaiyu Zhou, MD1*;  Yifei Li, MD1,2;  Lina Qiao, MD1;  Yibin Wang, MD1; Xiaoqing Shi, MD1;  Xiaoqin Wang, MD1;  Liang Zhao, MD1;  Liang Xie, PhD3;  Yimin Hua, MD1,3

The prognostic implications of clinically silent coronary artery fistula (CAF) and its intermediate/long-term outcomes after transcatheter closure have not been well studied, especially in children. This study intended to determine the prognostic implications of asymptomatic CAF and to evaluate the intermediate follow-up outcomes following transcatheter occlusion with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in children. ...

IVUS-Guided High-Pressure Non-Compliant Balloon Dilation to Treat In-DES Restenosis

George Kassimis, MD, MSc, PhD;  Niket Patel, MBBS, BSc(Hons), MRCP;  Adrian P. Banning, MBBS, MD

A demonstration of the OPN NC balloon (Vascular Perspectives) dilating underexpanded stents after other NC balloons have failed. ...


Single 6 Fr Transradial Guiding Catheter for Retrograde Recanalization of Left Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusions:  A Case Series

Tak-Shun Chung, MD and Pierfrancesco Agostoni, MD, PhD

A case series demonstrating that in selected anatomies it is possible, feasible, and safe to perform single 6 Fr transradial guiding catheter retrograde recanalization of left-sided CTO via ipsilateral epicardial or septal collateral channels....

Editorial Staff
  • Executive Officer
    Laurie Gustafson
  • Production
    Elizabeth Vasil
  • National Account Manager
    Jeff Benson
  • Senior Account Director
    Carson McGarrity
  • Special Projects Editor
    Amanda Wright
Editorial Correspondence
Back to top