JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2021 12;14(24):2752-2754
Int J Cardiol 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.
Department of Cardiology, Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.; Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrythmia following ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and can lead to stroke and other heart-related diseases. This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of left atrial (LA) strain, obtained by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), in predicting incident AF outcomes following STEMI treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI).Methods And Results: This prospective study comprised of 392 STEMI patients treated with pPCI. Read More
PLoS One 2022 16;17(5):e0268330. Epub 2022 May 16.
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Grenoble-Alpes, France.
Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMVD) is common and associated with poorer outcomes in patients with ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) and the index of hyperemic microvascular resistance (HMR) are both invasive indexes of microvascular resistance proposed for the diagnosis of severe CMVD after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). However, these indexes are not routinely assessed in STEMI patients. Read More
Hand (N Y) 2022 May 16:15589447221093675. Epub 2022 May 16.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
The optimal protocol for postoperative immobilization following operative treatment of scaphoid fractures remains controversial. Reports of successful management with brief postoperative immobilization suggest that earlier restoration of function may be achieved by limiting the duration of immobilization. However, the risk of nonunion and its associated complications suggest that a more conservative approach with extended immobilization could optimize fracture healing. Read More
J Am Heart Assoc 2022 May 16:e024056. Epub 2022 May 16.
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology Division of Cardiology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston MA.
Background Given that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of a chronic total occlusion (CTO) is indicated primarily for symptom relief, identifying patients most likely to benefit is critically important for patient selection and shared decision-making. Therefore, we identified factors associated with residual angina frequency after CTO PCI and developed a model to predict postprocedure anginal burden. Methods and Results Among patients in the OPEN-CTO (Outcomes, Patient Health Status, and Efficiency in Chronic Total Occlusion Hybrid Procedures) registry, we evaluated the association between patient characteristics and residual angina frequency at 6 months, as assessed by the Seattle Angina Questionnaire Angina Frequency Scale. Read More
Front Surg 2022 27;9:844588. Epub 2022 Apr 27.
Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
Objective: To show the effective and successful technical approach of percutaneous embolization for persistent urine leakage that occurred after orthotopic neobladder formation.Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent percutaneous embolization of N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) and lipiodol mixture after orthotopic neobladder formation at the Seoul National University Hospital (Seoul, Korea) from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.Results: Among total of 182 patients of neobladder formation, five patients (four males and one female) were enrolled in this study, and their median age was 61. Read More