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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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: 60)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
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 Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     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: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 8)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 103)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 264)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
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 Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 9)
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     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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 Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 32)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Open Access  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)

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Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
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  • A novel technique to avoid perforation of the right ventricle by the
           temporary pacing lead during transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    • Abstract: Abstract Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening complication during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), often caused by perforation of the right ventricle (RV) by the temporary pacemaker used for rapid pacing during valve deployment. We aimed to assess the feasibility of performing rapid pacing while maintaining inflation of the pacing lead balloon in the RV during TAVI. Among 749 consecutive patients who underwent TAVI with SAPIEN XT valves between October 2013 and July 2015, 726 treated using rapid pacing with a transvenous balloon-tip lead were enrolled in our study, and were stratified into three groups according to the extent of balloon inflation in the RV as follows: full inflation (n = 100), partial inflation (n = 196), and deflation (n = 430). We compared the following clinical outcomes: pacing lead-related RV perforation, rapid pacing failure, valve malpositioning due to rapid pacing failure, device success, and 30-day mortality. Pacing lead-related RV perforation occurred only in patients in the deflation group (6 cases, 1.4%), but the differences among the groups were not statistically significant (p = 0.13). Rapid pacing failure, but no valve malpositioning, occurred most frequently in patients in the full inflation group (4.0% vs. 0.5% in the other groups, p = 0.004). The rate of device success (> 94%) and the 30-day mortality (2.0%) were similar among the three groups. Partial inflation of the balloon of the pacing lead may reduce the risk of RV perforation without increasing the risk of pacing failure or valve malpositioning.
      PubDate: 2020-05-30
  • Effect of transcatheter closure by Amplatzer TM Duct Occluder II in
           patients with small ventricular septal defect
    • Abstract: Abstract Transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an alternative treatment of surgery. However, because of the potential risk of the complete atrioventricular block (AVB) and the lack of available dedicated devices for VSD, this procedure rarely used most centers. Recently in Thailand, with distinct device design that may cause less clamp force and radial force, the AmplatzerTMDuct Occluder (ADO) II has become available for the closure of small VSDs. This is a retrospective review of 49 patients who underwent transcatheter VSD closure using ADO II at Songklanagarind hospital and Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health between January 2014 and December 2016 with an intention to report procedural success rate and 12-months-outcomes. Twenty-six cases were female. The median age and weight at treatment were 7.8 year (ranged from 1.9 to 25 year) and 25.1 kg (ranged from 11 and 57 kg). The majority (65.3%) of the VSD was a perimembranous defect. The mean diameter of LV entry was 5.2 ± 2.5 mm and the mean RV exit was 3.2 ± 0.8 mm. Four patients had more than 1 exit at RV orifice. The mean length of the VSD was 5.3 ± 1.8 mm. The mean aortic valve-VSD distance was 3.9 ± 2.0 mm. The mean tricuspid valve-VSD distance was 3.8 ± 2.5 mm. The procedural success achieved in all patients (100%), most of the implantations were performed in a retrograde approach (53.1%). The ADO II was successfully implanted in 2 cases (5%) who failed other devices in the first attempts. There were no major complications. There were no changes in the severity of tricuspid and aortic valve regurgitation immediate after implantation and at 12 months’ follow-up. Three patients (6%) had tiny to small residual shunt at 12 months’ follow-up. None of the patients had a complete heart block. However, new-onset of left bundle branch block and right bundle branch block occurred in 2 (5%) cases and 5 (10%) cases, respectively. With symmetrical double-disc design and softness of the device, the ADO II can be safely and effectively used for closure of the VSDs with the defect size less than 6 mm.
      PubDate: 2020-05-27
  • Comparison of infective endocarditis risk between balloon and
           self-expandable valves following transcatheter aortic valve replacement:
           systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Abstract: Abstract This study aimed to compare incidence of IE between BE and SE valves by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. We comprehensively searched the databases of MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to November 2019. Included studies were published observational studies that compared the risk of IE among patients undergoing TAVR employing BE versus SE valves, using the random-effects to calculate risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).Ten cohort studies from April 2013 to November 2019 were included in this meta-analysis involving 13,478 subjects (6289 SE and 7189 BE types). Our study showed no statistical difference in IE rates between each type of valves (pooled OR 0.96, 95% CI: 0.68–1.35, p = 0.801 with I2 = 14.7%). There was no difference in IE rate between BE and SE valves following TAVR. Further studies are warranted to confirm our findings.
      PubDate: 2020-05-24
  • Contemporary use and trends in percutaneous coronary intervention in
           Japan: an outline of the J-PCI registry
    • Abstract: Abstract Cardiovascular interventions have achieved a level of excellence, with many outstanding advanced techniques and results. The mission of the Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics (CVIT) is to further our understanding of cardiovascular intervention and establish its procedural safety. [1] The Japanese Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (J-PCI) registry was established and sponsored by CVIT, and aims to provide basic statistics on the performance of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in Japan. Today, the database has grown to become one of the largest healthcare procedural database with more than 200,000 cases registered annually from approximately 900 institutions in Japan representing over 90% of all PCI hospitals in the nation. Importantly, case registrations in the J-PCI registry are essential for coronary interventionalist and educating hospital certification. The present manuscript aimed to summarize the history of the J-PCI registry and outline the definitions of various items.
      PubDate: 2020-05-21
  • Inter-observer differences in interpretation of coronary pressure-wire
           pullback data by non-expert interventional cardiologists
    • Abstract: Abstract The physiological pattern of coronary artery disease as determined by pressure-wire (PW)-pullback is important for decision-making of revascularization and risk stratification of patients. However, it remains unclear whether inter-observer differences in interpreting PW-pullback data are subject to the expertise of physicians. This study sought to investigate the subjectivity of this assessment among non-experts. Expert interventional cardiologists classified 545 PW-pullback traces into physiologically focal or physiologically diffuse disease pattern. Defining expert-consensus as the reference standard, we evaluated ten non-expert doctors’ classification performance. Observers were stratified equally by two ways: (i) years of experience as interventional cardiologists (middle-level vs. junior-level) and (ii) volume of institutions where they belonged to (high-volume center vs. low-volume center). When judged against the expert-consensus, the agreement of non-expert observers in assessing physiological pattern of disease (focal or diffuse) ranged from 69.1 to 85.0% (p for heterogeneity < 0.0001). There was no evidence for a moderating effect of years of experience; the pooled accuracy of middle-level doctors was 78.8% (95% confidential interval [CI] 72.8–84.7%) vs. 79.1% for junior-level doctors (95% CI 75.9–82.2%, p = 0.95 for difference). On the other hand, we observed a significant moderating effect of center volume. Accuracy across non-experts in high-volume centers was 82.7% (95% CI 80.3–85.1%) vs. 75.1% for low-volume centers (95% CI 71.9–78.3%, p = 0.0002 for difference). Interpretation of PW-pullback by non-expert interventional cardiologists was considerably subjective.
      PubDate: 2020-05-19
  • Reinforcement of the anchor balloon system in percutaneous coronary
           intervention: an in vitro assessment
    • Abstract: Abstract We evaluated the factors that increase the maximum static friction force between the anchoring balloon and the vessel wall. The anchor technique in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be better supported by a guiding catheter. However, in some cases, the anchor balloon does not perform optimally due to slippage within the anchoring vessel. Furthermore, the optimal procedure for balloon anchoring remains unknown. We evaluated the maximum static friction force of the anchor balloon via in vitro assessments using a simulated vessel model and coronary balloons. The simulated vessel model was composed of polytetrafluoroethylene, and its inner diameter was 1.5 mm. The various-sized balloons (diameter: 1.5 mm, 1.75 mm, and 2.0 mm; length: 10 mm and 15 mm) were inflated within the simulated vessel at various atmospheres. The maximum static friction force was measured by pulling on the balloon catheter shaft using 10-g weights. We performed the same experiment with a jailing 0.014″ wire under the anchoring balloon. Evaluated wires included a silicon coating coil wire, hydrophilic coating coil wire, polymer-coated non-tapering wire, and polymer-coated tapered wire. The maximum static friction force between the anchoring balloon and the simulated vessel increased with an increase in inflation pressure and balloon length. However, increasing the balloon diameter was not effective. The jailing 0.014″ wire, particularly coil wire, was effective in increasing the maximum static friction force of the anchor balloon. A longer balloon, higher inflation pressure, and jailing coil wire could reinforce the anchor balloon system.
      PubDate: 2020-05-19
  • Evaluation of the incidence, timing, and potential recovery rates of
           complete atrioventricular block after transcatheter aortic valve
           implantation: a Japanese multicenter registry study
    • Abstract: Abstract Data on the accurate onset date and serial changes of the complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are limited. This study aimed to assess the incidence, timing, and potential recovery of CAVB following TAVI. Total 696 patients who underwent TAVI were enrolled. Acute CAVB was evaluated within 24 h; delayed CAVB was evaluated 24 h after TAVI. Recovered CAVB was defined as ventricular pacing < 1% during the follow-up or transit block without the need for permanent pacemaker implantation (PMI). The other patients with CAVB were categorized as continued CAVB. Clinical differences between the recovered and continued CAVB groups were evaluated, and the predictive factors of continued CAVB were assessed. The incidence rates of CAVB, acute CAVB, and delayed CAVB were 6.9% (48/696), 4.6% (32/696), and 2.3% (16/696), respectively. Overall, 47.9% (23/48) of patients had recovered CAVB, which was more prevalent in the acute CAVB group than in the delayed CAVB group [59.4% (19/32) vs. 25.0% (4/16), p = 0.025]. CAVB recovery occurred within 24 h (61.0%, 14/23) and after 24 h (39.0%, 9/23). Before CAVB recovery, 21.7% (5/23) of patients had already undergone PMI. A pre-existing complete right bundle branch block (CRBBB) was the only independent predictive factor of continued CAVB (odds ratio 4.51, 95% confidence interval 1.03–19.6, p = 0.045). In conclusion, a pre-existing CRBBB and the timing and prolonged duration of CAVB may be used in risk stratification to determine the appropriateness of early discharge, optimal PMI date, and PMI indication.
      PubDate: 2020-05-16
  • Plaque volume reduction after drug-coated balloon angioplasty for
           superficial femoral artery lesion
    • Abstract: Abstract Paclitaxel has a potentially beneficial effect on atherosclerotic plaque volume reduction; however, data about plaque volume reduction in real-world practice are scarce. We herein report a case whose plaque volume of superficial femoral artery was analyzed using high-definition intravascular ultrasound just after endovascular treatment using drug-coated balloon and at 6 months after the procedure. From analysis using a quantitative intravascular ultrasound analysis system, the lumen volume was enlarged (from 2909.2 to 4944.1 mm3) as a result of not only vessel volume enlargement (from 7242.0 to 8296.3 mm3) but also plaque volume reduction (from 4332.8 to 3352.2 mm3).
      PubDate: 2020-05-13
  • Percutaneous closure of residual atrial septal defect after surgical
    • Abstract: Abstract Residual atrial septal defect (ASD) after surgical closure is rare, but some cases are seen during follow-up period. Redo surgery for residual ASD is often declined, while percutaneous closure can be acceptable. However, the indication of percutaneous closure for residual ASD has not been established. We reviewed our experience with percutaneous closure of residual ASD using medical and procedural records. Between 2006 and 2018, residual ASD was seen in seven patients. The median age of patients was 66 years (range 50–81 years), and the median period after surgical closure of ASD was 39 years (range 13–48 years). All patients had symptoms related to ASD. Percutaneous closure of residual ASD was successfully performed in all seven patients. No residual shunts were detected during the median follow-up period of 4.2 years (range 0.5–11 years) after percutaneous closure. Based on transesophageal echocardiographic findings and operative records for surgical closure, we considered two mechanisms causing residual ASD, such as the tear of surgical suture line and the overlooking of defect during surgical closure. Percutaneous closure of residual ASD was safely performed without any complications, suggesting that percutaneous is an effective therapeutic strategy for residual ASD after surgical closure.
      PubDate: 2020-05-13
  • First-in-man short-term optical frequency domain imaging of new-generation
           fluoropolymer-based paclitaxel-eluting stents after endovascular therapy
    • PubDate: 2020-04-22
  • Combining the CoreValve Evolut PRO and 14-French eSheath in transfemoral
           transcatheter aortic valve replacement
    • Abstract: Abstract Despite the small profile, it is occasionally difficult to pass the CoreValve InLine sheath through a calcified or tortuous femoral access. We present the case of an 84-year-old woman with a symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, wherein transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was performed using a self-expandable CoreValve Evolut PRO. Although delivering the CoreValve InLine sheath was difficult due to iliac artery calcification, a low-profile 14-French expandable eSheath proved useful for delivering the Evolut PRO system. This case demonstrated the feasibility of using the Evolut PRO valve combined with a 14-French eSheath, which was designed for the Edwards SAPIEN valve.
      PubDate: 2020-04-20
  • Multivariable prediction model to estimate the probability of restenosis
           at proximal edge after 2nd-generation drug-eluting-stent implantation:
           development and internal validation using a quantitative coronary
           angiography from the post-marketing surveillance studies of
           everolimus-eluting stent in Japan
    • Abstract: Abstract Edge restenosis has still been reported after second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. It was more likely attributable to post-procedural angiographic results than to the patient’s background. The aim of this study was to develop and internally validate a prediction model for restenosis in proximal edge after 2nd-generation DES stent implantation using angiographic data. Data were obtained from several post-marketing surveillance (PMS) studies of the cobalt–chromium everolimus-eluting stent (CoCr-EES) and platinum–chromium everolimus-eluting stent (PtCr-EES), second-generation DES, in Japan. Angiographic analysis was conducted at baseline and after 8 or 12 months. We focused on the proximal edge of angiographic analysis. The main outcome was restenosis defined as ≥ 50% diameter stenosis at follow-up. The predictive performance of the prediction model based on multivariable logistic regression was assessed in terms of discrimination and calibration, which were internally validated by the bootstrap method. We also performed decision curve analysis to assess threshold of predicted probability of restenosis at which additional intervention was considered. Among 2053 lesions in 1860 patients, restenosis rates in proximal edge was 2.8%. The final model was constructed with % post-procedural diameter stenosis (DS) and post-procedural reference diameter (RD) as strong predictors for edge restenosis. Discrimination and calibration were satisfactory with optimism-corrected C-statistics 0.75. Predicted probability between 0.03 and 0.24 was preferable threshold for restenosis treatments. Our prediction model can be used to obtain valid prediction for restenosis in proximal edge, assisting to know complete stent coverage of lesion.
      PubDate: 2020-04-18
  • Contrast-induced acute kidney injury
    • Abstract: Abstract Although major advancements in the field of cardiology have allowed for an increasing number of patients to undergo minimally invasive imaging and interventional procedures, contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) continues to be a dreaded complication among patients receiving intravascular contrast media. CI-AKI is characterized by progressive decline in kidney function within a few days of contrast medium administration. Physiological changes resulting from the direct nephrotoxic effect of contrast media on tubular epithelial cells and release of vasoactive molecules have been implicated in creating a state of increased oxidative stress and subsequent ischemic renal cell injury. Over the last several years, preventive strategies involving intravenous hydration, pharmaceutical agents and renal replacement therapies have resulted in lower rates of CI-AKI. However, due to the evolving paradigm of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, several unanswered questions remain. This review highlights the epidemiology, pathogenesis and preventive strategies of CI-AKI.
      PubDate: 2020-04-06
  • Cardiac erosion causing an aortic dissection after a catheter closure of
           an atrial septal defect: first late erosion case with the Figulla Flex II
           septal occluder
    • PubDate: 2020-04-04
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip in a patient on
           hemodialysis with huge flail gap
    • PubDate: 2020-04-03
  • Cell proliferation does occur following directional coronary atherectomy
    • PubDate: 2020-04-01
  • Complete endovascular repair of iliac artery perforation during
           transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a bailout with Viabahn
    • PubDate: 2020-04-01
  • Life-threatening acute coronary obstruction caused by the commissure of a
           Sapien 3 prosthesis during transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    • PubDate: 2020-04-01
  • Guide catheter extension lock enables the strongest backup force during
           the antegrade approach in percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Abstract: Abstract Sufficient guide catheter backup is crucial for successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We have developed a new technique for locking a small child catheter to the vessel wall by balloon dilatation outside the child catheter at the proximal site of the main branch. We call this the “guide catheter extension lock” (“Kiwami® lock”, Kiwami® child catheter, Terumo Corp. Tokyo, Japan). The guide catheter extension lock backup force was evaluated in an experimental model, and we report a case of chronic total occlusion treated with PCI using this technique. The guide catheter backup force was measured using an artificial cardiac vessel model with a right coronary artery and side branch. We evaluated the backup forces of the guide catheter extension lock and other techniques using an 8Fr Judkins right guide catheter (child catheter: 45.0 ± 4.6 g force [gf]; a 7Fr delivery catheter (Guide-Liner®, Vascular Solutions, Minneapolis MN, USA): 67.4 ± 14.4 gf; an anchoring balloon technique at the side branch: 98.3 ± 11.9 gf; and the guide catheter extension lock: 112.1 ± 13.0 gf). The guide catheter extension lock technique provided the strongest backup force. Our clinical experience shows that this technique is effective during PCI.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
  • Long-term outcomes of three-vessel coronary artery disease after coronary
           revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention using
           second-generation drug-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass graft
    • Abstract: Abstract Studies on the outcomes of de novo three-vessel coronary artery disease (3VD) are limited. This study evaluated the outcomes after coronary revascularization in patients with 3VD treated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using second-generation drug-eluting stents (2ndDES) in comparison with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We analyzed 853 patients undergoing either PCI or CABG for 3VD between 2010 and 2014. Of them, this study included 298 undergoing PCI with 2ndDES alone (PCI group) and 171 undergoing CABG (CABG group). The primary outcome measure was a composite of all-cause death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke. The secondary outcome measures were cardiac death, MI, stroke, and target vessel revascularization (TVR). Propensity matching was used to adjust a cohort of patients with similar baseline characteristics. Between the PCI and CABG groups, no significant differences were found in the 3-year cumulative incidence of the primary outcome measure (14.9% vs. 12.9%, p = 0.60). After propensity score matching, no significant differences were found in the incidences of primary outcome measure (13.0% vs. 12.8%, p = 0.95), cardiac death, MI, and stroke (3.5% vs. 2.7%, p = 0.72; 1.2% vs. 0.0%, p = 0.31; and 4.9% vs. 3.1%, p = 0.35), whereas that of TVR was significantly higher in the PCI group (24.5 vs. 7.1%, p < 0.01). Compared with CABG, PCI with second-generation DES was not associated with higher risk of clinical outcomes, but was associated with a higher risk of TVR in the treatment of 3VD.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
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