December 2020

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Volume 32 Issue 12 E
December 2020 Table of Contents and Whole Issue PDF

Abstract: Objectives. Ticagrelor has proven more effective than clopidogrel at attaining a maintained suppression of high platelet reactivity (HPR) in aortic stenosis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (…

Orthotopic heart transplantation is a reasonable treatment strategy for patients with end-stage heart failure. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be performed to treat cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV). We sought to examine sex-based…
The aim of this clinical study is to assess the feasibility and safety of the 7 Fr Railway sheathless access system (Cordis Corporation) for complex PCI using distal radial artery access.
We compared the procedural efficacy and outcomes at 30 days and 1 year in patients who underwent TAVR via subclavian (or transcaval access route at a single, tertiary-care center.
We sought to describe the outcomes of patients who underwent caval valve implantation (CAVI) for treatment of severe tricuspid regurgitation in the United States. Previous studies on CAVI have used a variety of techniques and transcatheter valves.…
Radial artery occlusion (RAO) occurs after transradial access, limiting future ipsilateral access. Pragmatic RAO-lowering strategies need to be developed. Patients undergoing transradial cardiac catheterization were randomized to receive…
Use of aspirin after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) improves graft patency, but administration of other antiplatelet agents has yielded equivocal results. Our objective was to test whether administration of prasugrel after CABG reduces…
Approximately 50% of patients with severe mitral regurgitation referred for surgery have prohibitive surgical risk. MitraClip (Abbott Vascular) is an alternative therapy option in these patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate mid-term…
Robotic PCI results in outcomes that are comparable to manual PCI in the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease. The objective of this study is to evaluate the cost and resource utilization of robotic PCI compared with manual PCI.