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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access  
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access  
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 100)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 247)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Full-text available via subscription  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
JMIR Cardio     Open Access  
Jornal Vascular Brasileiro     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Arrhythmia     Open Access  
Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cardiac Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
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  • Digital zoom is a useful, simple, and cost-effective method of reducing
           radiation exposure in percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Abstract: Abstract Reducing radiation exposure is a very important issue in interventional cardiology techniques such as percutaneous coronary intervention. Although novel techniques to reduce radiation exposure are valuable, we should also reconsider older techniques. Digital zoom has been available in Japan from 2005. Digital zoom enlarges an 8-inch field of view (FOV) by 1.2 times, allowing visualization of a 6.7-inch FOV without FOV switching. We identified 2101 suitable cases of percutaneous intervention (PCI) and divided them into two groups according to the use of digital zoom; 1195 patients were included in the digital zoom group and 906 patients in the conventional group. We collected data regarding the reference air kerma (RAK) and dose-area product (DAP). We calculated RAK and DAP per minute fluoroscope time (RAK/min, DAP/min, respectively). There were intergroup differences in RAK, DAP, RAK/min, and DAP/min (digital zoom group vs conventional group; RAK, 1590 mGy [990–2410] vs 1850 [1220–2720], p < 0.01, RAK/min; 54.7 mGy/min [38.5–73.2] vs 71.2 [51.5–93.0], p < 0.01; DAP, 16,000 cGy × cm2 [10,300–24,400] vs 20,700 [13,400–29,500], p < 0.001; DAP/min, 557 cGy × cm2/min [392–737] vs 782 [571–1010], p < 0.01, respectively). Because of baseline differences between the two groups, we performed propensity score matching. Even after score matching, there were intergroup differences in DAP, DAP/min, RAK, and RAK/min. Furthermore, the least squares method showed that digital zoom is a significant predictor of RAK (β = 0.14, p < 0.01) and DAP (β = 0.20, p < 0.01). Digital zoom is an older cost-effective technique that can significantly reduce radiation exposure in PCI.
      PubDate: 2020-01-14
  • Confirmation of maximal hyperemia by the incremental dose of intracoronary
    • Abstract: Abstract We investigated the effect of the papaverine dose increment method to confirm maximal hyperemia for fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements. We evaluated 115 consecutive patients involving 200 lesions. FFR was measured after intracoronary papaverine injection into the left (12 mg) and right (8 mg) coronary arteries as standard doses. Except for 2 patients who had ventricular tachyarrythmia (VTA), we administered a higher papaverine dose (2 mg added to the standard dose). We compared the FFR values after using different papaverine doses. VTA incidence and electrocardiogram parameters were compared according to the papaverine doses used. The QTU interval and corrected QTU were significantly prolonged after using a higher dose compared with a standard dose. VTA occurred in one patient (0.9%) at the higher dose. There was no significant difference with a strong correlation between the FFR values in the 2 doses (r = 0.963, P < 0.001). Maximal hyperemia was achieved in most patients at the standard papaverine dose. However, 19 lesions changed ischemic diagnosis at the higher dose (12 lesions changed from ischemia negative to positive, and 7 lesions changed from positive to negative). Therefore, to confirm the appropriate ischemia diagnosis for borderline FFR values, it may be favorable to perform another FFR measurement at an incremental papaverine dose.
      PubDate: 2020-01-14
  • Is crossability of the classic crown with the glide assist superior to the
           micro crown in the Diamondback 360® coronary orbital atherectomy
    • Abstract: Abstract The Diamondback 360® coronary orbital atherectomy system (OAS) can safely debulk calcified lesions by pullback of the crown, if the crown is advanced to the distal of the lesion. The aim of this study was to compare crossability with two types of crown in OAS. Thirty-six consecutive severely calcified lesions in 33 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with the coronary OAS were included. The micro crown was used in 18 consecutive lesions from April 2018 to February 2019, and the classic crown with the glide assist was used in 18 consecutive lesions from March 2019 to August 2019. Good crossability was defined as the ability to cross the lesion before orbital atherectomy or to cross the lesion with a first session of orbital atherectomy. We also tried to elucidate whether the crown could cross the lesion without using the glide assist in 13 consecutive lesions at the end of the classic crown cases. Good crossability was more often observed in cases with the classic crown (17 of 18 lesions, 94%) than the micro crown (6 of 18 lesions, 33%) (P < 0.001). In 13 consecutive lesions at the end of the classic crown cases, the crown could cross the lesion in 4 lesions (31%) without use of the glide assist or orbital atherectomy, and in 11 lesions (85%) with only use of the glide assist (P = 0.005). The classic crown with the glide assist is superior to the micro crown in terms of crossability for severely calcified lesions.
      PubDate: 2020-01-14
  • Role of transesophageal echocardiography in percutaneous mitral valve
           repair using MitraClip
    • Abstract: Abstract Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most common valvular heart disease in developed countries because of the aging populations. Percutaneous intervention for MR has been established as an alternative treatment to surgical mitral valve (MV) repair in patients with high surgical risks. Percutaneous edge-to-edge MV repair using the MitraClip system (Abbott, Menlo Park, CA, USA) is currently indicated for primary and secondary MR in Japan. For transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided intervention, knowledge of TEE is essential for the success of the procedure. Here, we review the role of intraprocedural TEE in MV repair using the MitraClip system.
      PubDate: 2020-01-06
  • Efficacy of optical frequency-domain imaging in detecting peripheral
           artery disease: a single-center open-label, single-arm study protocol
    • Abstract: Abstract Intravascular optical coherence tomography is a high-resolution intracoronary imaging modality, providing a microscopic image of intravascular features. However, it has lower penetration depth than intravascular ultrasound. Recently, a second-generation optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI) technique has been developed to provide greater penetration depth and faster pullback speed. However, there is little evidence supporting the efficacy of OFDI in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoing endovascular treatment (EVT). We aimed to evaluate the ability of OFDI to visualize vessel walls from the superficial femoral artery (SFA) to the below-knee (BK) arteries, as well as the coronary arteries. This clinical trial is a single-center, single-arm, open-label study to be conducted in Japan. A total of 20 patients will be enrolled in this study. The primary endpoint is to obtain a clear image of the intravascular features of the SFA and BK arteries, specifically the visualization of ≥ 270° of the vessel lumen in ≥ 16 out of 21 cross sections. Obtaining clear images in ≥ 85% of cases will be regarded as confirmation of the ability of OFDI to visualize vessel walls from the SFA to the BK arteries. This is the first clinical trial to be conducted accordance with good clinical practice to expand the indications of OFDI for PAD patients undergoing EVT in Japan. The result of this study will help provide another imaging option during EVT in daily practice.
      PubDate: 2020-01-02
  • Pedal artery angioplasty for dorsal pedis artery puncture preceding
           endovascular treatment for occluded anterior tibial artery
    • PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Percutaneous closure for iatrogenic atrial septal defect composed of a
           hole with slit fenestration and patent foramen ovale after pulmonary vein
    • PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Edge restenosis of a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent in the
           superficial femoral artery: insights from an imaging assessment with an
           electronic high-resolution angioscope
    • PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Current clinical use of intravascular ultrasound imaging to guide
           percutaneous coronary interventions
    • Abstract: Abstract During the past three decades, since the invention of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), it has become increasingly important as daily clinical applications. However, it evolved with no Japanese standards for the measurement of images, the index of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, and the reporting of results. Accordingly, the purpose of this review article is to provide an optimal and consistent approach to IVUS usage during PCI for clinicians and investigators.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Percutaneous interventions for mitral and tricuspid heart valve diseases
    • Abstract: Abstract Percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve interventions are alternative treatment options for patients who are deemed to be at high surgical risk and/or inoperable. Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair using the MitraClip and PASCAL system, which are designed to mimic the surgical Alfieri’s stich, has changed the landscape for the treatment of symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation (MR). Previous studies have shown that the procedure can reduce symptoms and improve functional capacity with low rates of complication. Recently, two randomized controlled clinical trials have reported the effect of the MitraClip on outcomes for secondary MR. Next-generation devices, advanced techniques, and additional clinical data would further improve the outcomes following this procedure. Percutaneous direct annuloplasty using the Cardioband system is a relatively new technique that closely resembles surgical annuloplasty. Its role in treating secondary MR as well as its concomitant use with edge-to-edge mitral repair will continue to gain attention. The transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with neochord implantation, known as a NeoChord procedure, is also a new option to implant artificial chords in a minimally invasive manner in MR patients with leaflet prolapse or flail. Transcatheter mitral valve replacement is another emerging treatment option for selected patients. Although the development of transcatheter strategies for tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is still in the early stages, there is growing evidence to support the application of various approaches, including edge-to-edge repair and annuloplasty, to address unmet needs. In this review article, we will summarize the emerging minimally invasive interventions for mitral and tricuspid valves.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Utility of computed tomography in cases of aortic valve stenosis before
           and after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    • Abstract: Abstract Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been recognized as a useful treatment for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis, particularly those with moderate to high risks of open heart surgery. A thorough evaluation of the aortic valve complex, including the size or presence of calcifications of the leaflets and annulus, is important for the selection of appropriate candidates, artificial valve types and approach. Echocardiography is useful for the precise evaluation of aortic valve stenosis severity and aortic valve complex morphology, but it is not useful to evaluate three-dimensional aortic valve anatomy and pathway for the catheter of aortic valve implantation. Electrocardiography (ECG)-gating computed tomography (CT) has recently been recognized as a useful modality for evaluating significant coronary artery stenosis because of its higher spatial and temporal resolution and diagnostic accuracy based on recent studies. ECG-gating CT is also useful for evaluating aortic valve complex morphology, including calcifications and whole aorta and iliac arteries, as the access route of catheter in TAVI. TAVI candidates, who are at high risk of open surgery, tend to be old and require anti-platelet after TAVI; therefore CT, is also useful for screening for non-cardiac diseases including malignant tumors just before TAVI. Therefore, here we introduce the utility of cardiac and whole body CT in cases of severe aortic valve stenosis before and after TAVI.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Clinical expert consensus document on standards for measurements and
           assessment of intravascular ultrasound from the Japanese Association of
           Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
    • Abstract: Abstract Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) provides precise anatomic information in coronary arteries including quantitative measurements and morphological assessment. To standardize the IVUS analysis in the current era, this expert consensus document summarizes the methods of measurements and assessment of IVUS images.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Intravascular ultrasound guidance improves patient survival (mortality)
           after drug-eluting stent implantation: review and updated bibliography
    • Abstract: Abstract Individual studies IVUS vs angiography-guided DES implantation studies, whether randomized clinical trials or registries are underpowered, to show a reduction in mortality, especially at 1 year of follow-up. However, either meta-analyses or the few studies with long-term (> 5 year) follow-up showed that IVUS guidance reduced mortality and improved patient survival, even with second-generation DES.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Peak systolic velocity ratio derived from quantitative vessel analysis for
           restenosis after femoropopliteal intervention: a multidisciplinary review
           from Endovascular Asia
    • Abstract: Abstract With technological improvements in the endovascular armamentarium, there have been tremendous advances in catheter-based femoropopliteal artery intervention during the last decade. However, standardization of the methodology for assessing outcomes has been underappreciated, and unvalidated peak systolic velocity ratios (PSVRs) of 2.0, 2.4, and 2.5 on duplex ultrasonography have been arbitrarily but routinely used for assessing restenosis. Quantitative vessel analysis (QVA) is a widely accepted method to identify restenosis in a broad spectrum of cardiovascular interventions, and PSVR needs to be validated by QVA. This multidisciplinary review is intended to disseminate the importance of QVA and a validated PSVR based on QVA for binary restenosis in contemporary femoropopliteal intervention.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Triple, dual, and single antithrombotic therapy for patients with atrial
           fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Abstract: Abstract In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), concomitant coronary artery disease is often present, and vice versa. Although both AF and coronary artery disease need antithrombotic therapy to reduce ischemic events, optimal antithrombotic regimens for patients with AF undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain unclear. Triple therapy, a combination of oral anticoagulant plus dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor, has been used for patients with AF undergoing PCI as an initial antithrombotic strategy in the recent decade. However, triple therapy is well-known to induce severe bleeding events. Recently, several clinical trials have been published and guideline recommendations have been updated. This review article summarizes current evidence concerning antithrombotic therapy in patients with AF undergoing PCI.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention from the
           Japanese perspective
    • Abstract: Abstract Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become a standard-of-care procedure in patients with acute and chronic coronary syndrome. Adjunctive antithrombotic therapy following PCI is the cornerstone of pharmacological treatment to prevent ischemic events. Dual antiplatelet therapy, a combination of aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor, has been proven as an initial antithrombotic regimen to reduce thrombotic events in patients undergoing PCI. However, the optimal antithrombotic strategy such as appropriate duration of dual antiplatelet therapy and the safe and effective combination of oral anticoagulation with antiplatelet therapy remains under debate. Since Japanese patients have different risk profiles for both thrombotic and bleeding events compared with Western population, optimal antithrombotic regimen may be different. Recently, the evidence in this field has been rapidly evolving and the antithrombotic strategy varies widely in clinical practice. In this clinical expert consensus document, we provide an in-depth review concerning antithrombotic strategies after PCI from Japanese perspective.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Significance of echocardiographic evaluation for transcatheter aortic
           valve implantation
    • Abstract: Abstract Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is widely accepted as an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). Existing scientific evidence demonstrates that TAVI is superior to SAVR, and it is expected that indications for the clinical applications of TAVI will be expanded in the future. Echocardiography plays a key role in perioperative assessment of patients undergoing TAVI. Preprocedural echocardiographic evaluation is important to determine the severity of AS in addition to patients’ anatomical suitability for TAVI. Furthermore, echocardiography is essential for intraoperative guidance, assessment of complications, postoperative evaluation, and prognostic prediction. Inaccurate echocardiographic measurements and evaluation can lead to less-than-optimal/inappropriate treatment strategies in patients with AS. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the limitations of echocardiographic evaluation is important. This review summarizes the role of echocardiographic evaluation in patients undergoing TAVI.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01
  • Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary
    • Abstract: Abstract Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is classified as Group-4 pulmonary hypertension caused by organized thrombi in pulmonary arteries. Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) has been shown to improve the symptoms and prognoses of patients with proximal CTEPH. The soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator (riociguat) is the sole FDA-licensed drug for the treatment of CTEPH, and guidelines recommend its use for patients with inoperable CTEPH or residual or recurrent pulmonary hypertension following PEA. Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is a new procedure, but it is a promising alternative to PEA, especially in patients with inoperable CTEPH. This review summarizes the history, indications, procedures and complications of BPA. Finally, we discuss the future perspective of BPA for better management of CTEPH.
      PubDate: 2019-12-23
  • Severe functional mitral regurgitation manifested by isometric handgrip:
           revival of simple and non-invasive stress test in the era of transcatheter
           mitral valve repair
    • PubDate: 2019-12-17
  • Expert consensus statement for quantitative measurement and morphological
           assessment of optical coherence tomography
    • Abstract: Abstract In this document, the methods for the quantitative measurement and morphological assessment of optical coherence tomography (OCT)/optical frequency domain imaging images (OFDI) are briefly summarized. The focus is on the clinical application of OCT/OFDI to guide percutaneous coronary interventions.
      PubDate: 2019-10-10
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