December 2016

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Volume 28 Issue 12
A study on the presence and localization of lipid-core plaque in coronary vessels with chronic total occlusions using near-infrared spectroscopy.
The results of this large meta-analysis suggest that patients with DES (n = 39,213) in comparison with BMS implantation (n = 26,461) for PCI to SVG lesions had lower MACE, all-cause mortality, and TVR rates, without a significant reduction in MI and…
We investigated whether successful revascularization of total occlusion of a large lower-extremity artery is associated with improvement of left ventricular diastolic function.
We sought to compare long-term mortality and quality of life in very elderly (≥80 years) patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in comparison with younger patients (<80 years).
Current guidelines recommend 12 months of dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. We investigate whether the duration of DAPT can be safely shortened with use of seco…
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of available studies comparing the efficacy of radial access vs femoral access with hemostasis by vascular closure device on the reduction of access-site complications and/or periprocedural bleedings…
We evaluated the feasibility and safety of using dialysis AV shunts for access in right heart catheterization in 13 patients and found acceptable feasibility and patient tolerability. Further randomized studies are needed.
We screened our database of Impella patients in our heart center and found 68 consecutive patients who underwent Impella implantation due to acute coronary syndrome complicated by cardiogenic shock. Data were evaluated with regard to baseline and pro…
We sought to investigate the prognostic impact of rheolytic thrombectomy in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock.