Predictors of myocardial contractile recovery after coronary revascularization in patients with prior myocardial infarction

Nov 16, 2017 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Predictors of myocardial contractile recovery after coronary revascularization in patients with prior myocardial infarction

Abstract Background We sought to explore the prognostic power of certain patient characteristics to predict myocardial contractile recovery after coronary revascularization in patients with prior myocardial infarction. Methods and Materials…

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Patient selection—risk assessment and anatomical selection criteria for patients undergoing transfemoral aortic valve implantation

Nov 16, 2017 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Patient selection—risk assessment and anatomical selection criteria for patients undergoing transfemoral aortic valve implantation

Abstract Currently percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR) is indicated for patients at high surgical risk or for inoperable patients. Preprocedural evaluation is crucial to select the patients who will benefit…

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Transcutaneous ultrasound-guided endovascular crossing of infrainguinal chronic total occlusions

Nov 16, 2017 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Transcutaneous ultrasound-guided endovascular crossing of infrainguinal chronic total occlusions

Abstract Currently available techniques for the endovascular treatment of infrainguinal arterial chronic total occlusions (CTOs) require long procedure duration, large contrast volumes, complex subintimal dissection technique, and have low-intermediate success…

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