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Impact of neointimal tissue characterization and heterogeneity of bare-metal stents and drug-eluting stents on the time course after stent implantation evaluated by integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Gifu, Japan.

Pathological studies have suggested the different process of in-stent restenosis (ISR) of bare-metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES). Here, we evaluated the components of neointimal tissue using integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS) and focused on the time course after stent implantation and tissue signal distribution. We evaluated 125 lesions of 125 patients who underwent target lesion revascularization for ISR (BMS: n = 73, DES: n = 52). Read More

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Usefulness of fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio to predict no-reflow and short-term prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, 2 Jingba Road, Zhengzhou, 450014, People's Republic of China.

No-reflow is one of the major complications of primary percutaneous coronary artery intervention (pPCI) in the treatment of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio (FAR) has currently emerged as a novel inflammatory marker to predict inflammation in chronic diseases. This study aimed to investigate whether admission FAR values predicts angiographic no-reflow and short-term prognosis in all STEMI patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01399-wDOI Listing

Hemodynamic comparison of CoreValve and SAPIEN-XT TAVI valves in Japanese patients.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Cardiology, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Okamoto 1370-1, Kamakura, 247-8533, Japan.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a viable treatment option for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. In Japan, TAVI can be performed using first-generation self-expandable Medtronic CoreValve or balloon-expandable Edwards SAPIEN-XT from 2012. Since the durability and hemodynamic outcomes after transcatheter heart valve (THV) implantation in Japanese patients have not been clearly elucidated, we assessed serial changes in post-TAVI THV performances over a-3-year period by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Read More

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April 2019
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History of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, JR Hiroshima Hospital, 3-1-36 Futabanosato, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima, 732-0057, Japan.

It is well known that patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience GERD-related chest pain, but little is known about the relationship between GERD and coronary artery disease (CAD). We evaluated medical history of GERD in patients with suspected CAD and its association with types of CAD. We enrolled 236 patients who underwent coronary angiography (CAG). Read More

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April 2019
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Clinical safety and efficacy of tolvaptan for acute phase therapy in patients with low-flow and normal-flow severe aortic stenosis.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Teikyo University, 2-11-1 Kaga, Tokyo, 173-8606, Japan.

Conventional diuretic therapy for low-flow (LF) severe aortic stenosis (SAS) often has an inadequate effect or causes hemodynamic instability. Tolvaptan is used for acute heart failure in addition to conventional diuretics, and it does not cause intravascular dehydration. This study aimed to retrospectively investigate the safety and efficacy of tolvaptan in the acute phase in 56 consecutive patients with SAS and compared LF-SAS with normal-flow (NF) SAS. Read More

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April 2019
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Efficacy and safety of endovascular therapy by diluted contrast digital subtraction angiography in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Asahi General Hospital, I-1326 Asahi, Chiba, 289-2511, Japan.

This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of endovascular therapy (EVT) by diluted contrast digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) often have CKD; thus, EVT carries a risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). Reducing the amount of contrast medium is, therefore, important in these patients. Read More

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Correction to: Percutaneous transcatheter closure of high-risk patent foramen ovale in the elderly.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Cardiology, Tokushima Red Cross Hospital, 103 Irinokuchi, Komatsushima-cho, Komatsushima, Tokushima, 773-8502, Japan.

In the original publication of the article, the below sentence were garbled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01408-yDOI Listing
April 2019
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Myocardial T1 values in healthy volunteers measured with saturation method using adaptive recovery times for T1 mapping (SMART1Map) at 1.5 T and 3 T.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Radiology, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan.

Myocardial T1 mapping is clinically valuable for assessing the myocardium, and modified look-locker inversion-recovery (MOLLI) approaches have been commonly used for measuring myocardial T1 values. To date, several other sequences have been developed for measuring myocardial T1 values, and saturation-recovery-based sequences have been shown to be less dependent on various factors, such as T2 times and magnetization transfer, than inversion-recovery techniques. Systematic differences in T1 values between different sequences have been reported; therefore, definition of the normal range of native T1 values is required before clinical usage can begin. Read More

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High shear stress on the coronary arterial wall is related to computed tomography-derived high-risk plaque: a three-dimensional computed tomography and color-coded tissue-characterizing intravascular ultrasonography study.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Oyaguchi-Kamicho Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173-8610, Japan.

Low wall shear stress (WSS) is associated with plaque formation. However, the relationship between WSS and coronary plaque vulnerability remains unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to clarify the in vivo relationship between luminal WSS derived from three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) and plaque vulnerability within the coronary artery. Read More

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Coronary sinus catheter placement via left cubital vein for phrenic nerve stimulation during pulmonary vein isolation.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of System Biology, School of Advanced Preventive Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University Graduate, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa, 920-8641, Japan.

Phrenic nerve (PN) stimulation is essential for the elimination of PN palsy during balloon-based pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Although ultrasound-guided vascular access is safe, insertion of a PN stimulation catheter via central venous access carries a potential risk of the development of mechanical complications. We evaluated the safety of a left cubital vein approach for positioning a 20-electrode atrial cardioversion (BeeAT) catheter in the coronary sinus (CS), and the feasibility of right PN pacing from the superior vena cava (SVC) using proximal electrodes of the BeeAT catheter. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01402-4DOI Listing
April 2019
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Importance of measurement of the diameter of the distal radial artery in a distal radial approach from the anatomical snuffbox before coronary catheterization.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, 814-0180, Fukuoka, Japan.

Coronary catheterization by a distal radial approach at the site of the anatomical snuffbox has recently been reported to be both safe and useful. No data are available on the diameter of the distal radial artery (DRA) in Japan, and it is unclear whether the DRA is large enough to withstand the insertion of a conventional sheath by a traditional radial approach. We enrolled 142 patients who underwent coronary catheterization and evaluated the vessel diameter of the DRA using ultrasound. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01404-2DOI Listing

Utility of the HAS-BLED score for risk stratification of patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Division of Cardiology, San Paolo Hospital, Via A. di Rudinì 8, 20142, Milan, Italy.

HAS-BLED score was developed for bleeding prediction in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently, it was also used in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). This study analyzes the HAS-BLED predictivity for bleedings and mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) without AF, and evaluates the utilization of alternative criteria for renal dysfunction. Read More

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April 2019
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Physical performance as a predictor of midterm outcome after mitral valve surgery.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiology, Sakakibara Heart Institute, 3-16-1 Asahicho, Fuchu, 183-0003, Tokyo, Japan.

The usefulness of performing physical function assessments for evaluating clinical outcomes after all cardiac surgeries has been reported. However, no studies have evaluated the relationship between physical function and prognosis in patients undergoing cardiac open surgery with mitral valve regurgitation (MR). This study investigated whether physical assessment, such as the short physical performance battery (SPPB), could predict unplanned readmission events in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery due to MR. Read More

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April 2019
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Assessment of pulmonary congestion is of prime importance.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Cardiology, Ehime Prefectural Central Hospital, 83 Kasuga-machi, Matsuyama, Ehime, 790-0024, Japan.

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Prevalence of Achilles tendon xanthoma and familial hypercholesterolemia in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba, 260-8677, Japan.

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is reportedly associated with the development of coronary artery disease (CAD), especially acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the prevalence of FH in patients with stable CAD is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Achilles tendon xanthoma (ATX) and heterozygous FH in patients with stable CAD and ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01400-6DOI Listing
April 2019
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How to predict response to adaptive servo-ventilation therapy?

Authors:
Teruhiko Imamura

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA.

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April 2019
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Comparison of 12-month angiographic outcomes between repeat drug-eluting stent implantation and drug-coated balloon treatment for restenotic lesion caused by stent fracture.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Division of Cardiology, Saiseikai Yokohama-City Eastern Hospital, 3-6-1 Shimosueyoshi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-8765, Japan.

We aimed to compare the angiographic outcomes between repeat drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation and drug-coated balloon (DCB) treatment for restenotic lesion caused by stent fracture (SF). The treatment of restenotic lesion caused by SF after DES implantation has not been well evaluated. From April 2007 to April 2015, 9320 lesions were implanted with a DES during percutaneous coronary intervention in our hospital; of those, 815 lesions (8. Read More

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April 2019
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Association between serum lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, ischemic modified albumin and acute coronary syndrome: a cross-sectional study.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Second People's Hospital of Lianyungang, 41 East Hailian Road, Lianyungang, 222006, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.

Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is a newly emerging biomarker with strong pro-inflammatory effects, and is an independent risk predictor of atherosclerotic plaque rupture and thrombosis. In addition, ischemic modified albumin (IMA) is another important marker for the evaluation of myocardial ischemia, and has been approved by the U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01403-3DOI Listing
April 2019
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Feasibility of RA-LV pacing in patients with symptomatic left bundle branch block: a pilot study.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Cardiology, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, Flat-B1, GB-43, Narayantala (west), DB Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700059, India.

Several studies have reported the adverse effects of right ventricular apical pacing. Permanent His bundle pacing is proved to be the most physiological. But it can be technically difficult sometimes. Read More

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April 2019
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Correction to: Cell salvage processing of residual cardiopulmonary bypass volume in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama, 2-5-1, Nakai-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0804, Japan.

In the article "Cell salvage processing of residual cardiopulmonary bypass volume in minimally invasive cardiac surgery" published in Heart and Vessels, there were several errors in numerical values. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01396-zDOI Listing
April 2019
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Intra-procedural evaluation of the cavo-tricuspid isthmus anatomy with different techniques: comparison of angiography and intracardiac echocardiography.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, 23-3 Matsuokashimoaizuki, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui, 910-1193, Japan.

Cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) anatomies are highly variable, and specific anatomies lead to a difficult CTI ablation. This study aimed to compare the clinical utility of angiography and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) in evaluating CTI anatomies, and to investigate the impact of the CTI anatomy on the procedure when the ablation tactic was adjusted to the anatomy. This study included 92 consecutive patients who underwent a CTI ablation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01394-1DOI Listing
April 2019
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Multicenter research of bleeding risk between prasugrel and clopidogrel in Japanese patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Chiba, 260-8677, Japan.

Although it has been reported that prasugrel achieves stronger antiplatelet effect and fewer cardiovascular events compared to clopidogrel in Japanese patients, there are limited data comparing the safety between the 2 dose regimens. Data from 1031 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease undergoing PCI at 5 institutions from May 2014 to April 2016, who received aspirin plus either clopidogrel (619 patients) or prasugrel (412 patients), were retrospectively analyzed. The choice of clopidogrel or prasugrel was left to the operator's discretion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01395-0DOI Listing
April 2019
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Serum relaxin level predicts recurrence of atrial fibrillation after radiofrequency catheter ablation.

Heart Vessels 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, The South of Shangcai Village, Ouhai District, Wenzhou, 325000, Zhejiang, China.

Relaxin, an emerging biomarker in heart failure, is involved in fibrosis and inflammation. The value of relaxin in predicting recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is unknown and the subject of this study. We prospectively enrolled 248 consecutive patients with AF (paroxysmal in 127 and persistent in 121) who underwent RFCA at our center after measurement of circulating levels of relaxin by ELISA. Read More

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April 2019
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Prognostic significance of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Asahi 3-1-1, Matsumoto, 3908621, Nagano, Japan.

The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) in patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We enrolled consecutive patients admitted to Shinshu University Hospital for HF treatment between July 2014 and March 2017 and stratified them into HF with reduced ejection fraction and HFpEF groups (left ventricular ejection fraction, < 50% and  ≥ 50%, respectively). Hs-TnT was evaluated at discharge, and patients were prospectively monitored for all-cause mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction, stroke, and HF hospitalization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01393-2DOI Listing

Crossover comparison between CPAP and mandibular advancement device with adherence monitor about the effects on endothelial function, blood pressure and symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Sleep Apnea Center, Kyushu University Hospital, 3-1-1 Maidashi Higashiku, Fukuoka, Japan.

Mandibular advancement device (MAD) is an alternative therapeutic option for CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While MAD showed the better adherence, patients with over moderate OSA have been treated more frequently with CPAP despite increasing positive evidence on the cardiovascular outcome with MAD, even in severe patients. Thus, more information is needed regarding the cardiovascular and symptomatic outcome of MAD treatment objectively compared to CPAP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01392-3DOI Listing
March 2019
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Investigation of arterial-cardiac-pulmonary interaction.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Health Management Center, Saitama Medical University Hospital, 38 Morohongo, Moroyama-machi, Irumagun, Saitama, 350-0495, Japan.

Pulmonary function and arterial stiffness correlate significantly, attributing to the chronic inflammation of atherosclerosis. However, through the pulmonary or systemic circulation, pulmonary and vascular functions associate hemodynamically with cardiac morphology and function. In the present study, we investigated arterial-cardiac-pulmonary interaction by examining how the pulmonary and vascular functions correlate with the heart. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01362-9DOI Listing

High Fib4 index in patients with suspected NASH is associated with elevation of chymase-dependent angiotensin II-forming activity in circulating mononuclear leucocytes.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, 1-1-1, Zokumyoin, Chikushino, Fukuoka, 818-8502, Japan.

Fatal hepatic disease is closely related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, especially non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH is associated with cardiovascular events because it develops on the background of lifestyle-related diseases. Chymase-dependent angiotensin II-forming activity (dAIIFA) in circulating mononuclear leucocytes (CML) is a marker of local angiotensin II production and inflammation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01391-4DOI Listing
March 2019
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Neo-aortic insufficiency late after staged reconstruction for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: impact of differences in initial palliative procedures.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Nagano Children's Hospital, Nagano, Japan.

The neo-aortic insufficiency in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome is an important sequela. We assessed the risks of the neo-aortic valve deterioration by the difference of initial palliations: Group I underwent primary Norwood (Nw) with systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt (SPS), Group II underwent bilateral pulmonary artery banding (bPAB) and subsequent Nw with SPS (bPAB-Nw/SPS), Group III underwent bPAB and subsequent Nw with bidirectional Glenn (BDG) procedure (bPAB-Nw/BDG). The neo-aortic valve z score changes over time did not reach statistical significance in all groups (p = 0. Read More

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March 2019
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Efficacy of ascending aortic banding technique concomitant with type I hybrid aortic arch repair in high-risk patients.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Banding of the ascending aorta has been introduced as a less complex procedure to optimize the proximal landing zone of the stent graft in hybrid aortic arch surgery. However, data about the long-term results and effects of this technique are still limited. We aimed to study the efficacy of banding of the ascending aorta in hybrid aortic arch repair. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01384-3DOI Listing

Magnetocardiographic recognition of abnormal depolarization and repolarization in patients with coronary artery lesions caused by Kawasaki disease.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Pediatrics, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Oko-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8505, Japan.

Myocardial ischemia changes the electrophysiological properties of the myocardium, but it is difficult to detect the abnormalities of depolarization and repolarization noninvasively in patients with coronary artery disease. Depolarization and repolarization abnormalities were retrospectively investigated in 61 patients (48 males and 13 females) with coronary artery lesions (CALs) caused by Kawasaki disease (KD) from 2007 to 2014 using magnetocardiography (MCG). CAL had been diagnosed by selective coronary angiography. Read More

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March 2019
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Cardiac surgery in the presence of chronic internal carotid artery occlusion.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 23. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Tübingen, Hoppe-Seyler Strasse 3, D-72076, Tübingen, Germany.

The aim was to evaluate the incidence of stroke in the setting of cardiac surgery with or without hemodynamically relevant asymptomatic carotid stenosis contralateral to the occlusion. We designed a historical cohorts study, focused on patients with unilateral totally occluded internal carotid arteries who were referred for any cardiac surgery at our center. Isolated unilateral occlusions were assigned to group 1 (n = 60), and those with a contralateral stenosis grade ≥ 60% were included in group 2 (n = 51). Read More

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March 2019
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Predictors of exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension in patients with connective tissue disease.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 23. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Hypertension, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima, 890-8520, Japan.

Screening and early detection of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in connective tissue disease (CTD) are currently recommended for early treatment. Exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (EIPH) is thought to be a potential risk of developing resting pulmonary hypertension. However, accurate diagnosis of EIPH is needed hemodynamics by right heart catheterization during exercise. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01373-6DOI Listing
March 2019
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Comparison of clinical outcomes of two different types of paclitaxel-coated balloons for treatment of patients with coronary in-stent restenosis.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Republic of Korea.

Drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty has been shown to be a promising option for the treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis (ISR). We compared the clinical outcomes of patients with ISR who were treated with two commonly used paclitaxel-containing DCBs, the Pantera Lux (PL) and SeQuent Please (SP). A total of 491 patients with 507 ISR lesions [PL-DCB in 127 (26%) patients and SP-DCB in 364 (74%) patients] underwent DCB angioplasty for ISR lesions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01388-zDOI Listing
March 2019
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In-hospital Takotsubo syndrome versus in-hospital acute myocardial infarction among patients admitted for non-cardiac diseases: a nationwide inpatient database study.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Economics, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan.

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occasionally occur during hospitalization for non-cardiac diseases. However, no study has compared the clinical characteristics between in-hospital TTS and AMI. Using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database in Japan between 2010 and 2014, we retrospectively identified eligible inpatients who were admitted for non-cardiac diseases and developed TTS (n = 230) or AMI (n = 611) as an early in-hospital complication diagnosed by coronary angiography within 7 days after admission. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01382-5DOI Listing
March 2019
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Trans-radial percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with severe chronic renal insufficiency and/or on dialysis.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Cardiology, Japanese Red Cross Ashikaga Hospital, Ashikaga, Japan.

Periprocedural bleeding is associated with an increased risk of mortality during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), especially in patients with severe chronic renal insufficiency. Therefore, trans-radial intervention (TRI) should be considered in these patients; however, PCI operators usually avoid this approach because of the risk of radial artery occlusion. We aimed to investigate the associations of TRI and in-hospital complications in these patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01387-0DOI Listing
March 2019
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Atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale: early and long-term effects on endothelial function after percutaneous occlusion procedure.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, School of Medicine, Policlinico, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD)/patent foramen ovale (PFO) can influence systemic hemodynamics. The aim of this research was to evaluate the influence of the closure procedure on morphological and functional characteristics of systemic vascular walls. Fourteen ASD (mean age 40 ± 16 years) and 14 PFO (45 ± 8 years) patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01385-2DOI Listing
March 2019
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Discrepancy between patient-reported quality of life and the prognostic assessment of Japanese patients hospitalized with acute heart failure.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan.

Patient-reported quality of life (PRQL) is a primary therapeutic target for patients with chronic heart failure (HF) and is associated with long-term prognosis. However, its utility in hospitalized HF (HHF) patients in the acute setting remains unclear. We aimed to assess the utility of PRQL (the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire [KCCQ]) in HHF patients and its association with long-term prognosis as well as with the clinical risk score (Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure [GWTG-HF] risk score). Read More

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Low HDL cholesterol as a predictor of chronic kidney disease progression: a cross-classification approach and matched cohort analysis.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Medicine, Kidney Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan.

Emerging epidemiological evidence indicates that low serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are associated with the risk of progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the differences in the influence of serum HDL-C levels on CKD progression in different subcohorts have rarely been examined in detail in previous studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the significance of low serum HDL-C levels as a predictor of disease progression in CKD patients according to sub-analyses using a cross-classified subcohort. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01375-4DOI Listing
March 2019
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Edoxaban suppresses the progression of atrial fibrosis and atrial fibrillation in a canine congestive heart failure model.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama, 930-0194, Japan.

Coagulation factor Xa activates the protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) and causes tissue fibrosis; however, the effects of Xa inhibitor edoxaban on atrial fibrosis and atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been investigated. We examined the effect of edoxaban on the progression of atrial fibrosis in a canine congestive heart failure (CHF) model. Beagle dogs were assigned to sham, placebo, and edoxaban groups (n = 6/group). Read More

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Effects of deep inspiration on QRS axis, T-wave axis and frontal QRS-T angle in the routine electrocardiogram.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, 1-2-3, Kasumi-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

The frontal QRS-T angle on the electrocardiogram has been described as a variable of ventricular repolarization. We evaluated how deep inspiration affected QRS axis, T-wave axis and frontal QRS-T angle. We also assessed the effects on left ventricular volume on the association using myocardial perfusion SPECT. Read More

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March 2019
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Percutaneous transcatheter closure of high-risk patent foramen ovale in the elderly.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Cardiology, Tokushima Red Cross Hospital, 103 Irinokuchi, Komatsushima-cho, Komatsushima, Tokushima, 773-8502, Japan.

The efficacy of percutaneous transcatheter closure for preventing recurrent cerebrovascular events in elderly patients with high-risk patent foramen ovale (PFO) remains unclear, whereas in young patients, it has been shown to effectively prevent the recurrence of embolic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous PFO closure in elderly patients with high-risk PFO. Between September 2012 and October 2018, 14 patients ≥ 60 years old with high-risk PFO underwent percutaneous closure to prevent recurrence of cerebrovascular events. Read More

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March 2019
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Evaluating the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy performed with a new ventricular morphology-based strategy for congenital heart disease.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan.

Background: In cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and a ventricular morphology other than a systemic left ventricle (LV), we previously proposed pacing sites that are different from those used for a systemic LV. The leads should be placed laterally on opposite sides of both ventricles in patients with short-axis dyssynchrony and a single ventricular physiology with two ventricles, whereas they should be placed at the farthest sites along the longitudinal direction in the right ventricle (RV) in patients with long-axis dyssynchrony of the RV. Moreover, in patients with interventricular dyssynchrony and a biventricular physiology with a systemic RV, they should be placed at sites that both ventricles can contract simultaneously. Read More

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Association of aortic root dilatation with left ventricular function in patients with postoperative ventricular septal defect.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan.

Proximal aortic enlargement is associated with an increased risk of heart failure and all-cause mortality. Recently, aortic root dilatation (ARD) was reported in postoperative patients with ventricular septal defects (VSDs). However, the impact of ARD on left ventricular (LV) function in postoperative VSD patients remains unclear. Read More

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March 2019
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Randomized comparison between 2-link cell design biolimus A9-eluting stent and 3-link cell design everolimus-eluting stent in patients with de novo true coronary bifurcation lesions: the BEGIN trial.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Cardiology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Japan.

The appropriate stent platform for treating coronary bifurcation lesions (CBLs) remains controversial. Previous bench tests have demonstrated the superiority of a 2-link cell design to 3-link cell design for creating inter-strut dilation at the side branch ostium. This randomized multicenter prospective BEGIN trial compared the biodegradable polymer-based biolimus A9-eluting stent (2-link BES) with the durable polymer-based cobalt chromium everolimus-eluting stent (3-link EES) in 226 patients with de novo CBLs. Read More

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Mid-term outcomes of individualized surgeries in patients with Ebstein's anomaly.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200092, China.

The variable anatomy of Ebstein's anomaly leads to its various surgical procedures. The long-term outcomes of different operations were not well established. Thirty-five patients with Ebstein's anomaly who underwent operations from 2006 to 2018 in our department were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01358-5DOI Listing
March 2019
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Differences in prothrombotic response between the uninterrupted and interrupted apixaban therapies in patients undergoing cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomized controlled study.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 466-8550, Japan.

Periprocedural bleeding and thromboembolic events are worrisome complications of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Periprocedural anticoagulation management could decrease the risk of these complications. However, evaluation of the complications from pulmonary vein isolation using cryoballoon related to different anticoagulation strategies is limited. Read More

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March 2019
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Brachial intima-media thickness is associated with coronary artery atherosclerosis in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 7008558, Japan.

Coronary artery calcification (CAC) as measured by computed tomography is a strong predictor of coronary artery disease. The brachial intima-media thickness (IMT) was recently reported to be associated with cardiovascular risk factors. This study investigated the association of brachial IMT with CAC, which is a marker of coronary artery atherosclerosis, in patients with diabetes. Read More

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March 2019
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Influence of remote ischemic conditioning on radial artery occlusion.

Heart Vessels 2019 May 5;34(5):771-776. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Cardiology, Jinan Central Hospital Affiliated To Shandong University, 105#, Jiefang road, Jinan, 250013, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

This study aimed to explore the influence of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) on radial artery occlusion (RAO) and distinguish the risk factors for RAO. A total of 640 consecutive patients who prospectively underwent transradial artery coronary angiography (TRACA) (322 patients received RIC before TRACA) were enrolled. RIC was not performed in 318 patients. Read More

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Percutaneous coronary intervention in patients hospitalized for non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and the risk of postdischarge ischemic stroke at 6-month, 1-year, and 3-year follow-ups.

Heart Vessels 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

School of Health Care Administration, College of Management, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is suggested for treating patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) to reduce adverse cardiovascular events. However, the short- and long-term effects of PCI on the risk of postdischarge ischemic stroke (IS) in patients hospitalized for NSTEMI remain unclear. This study investigated the association of PCI on the risk of postdischarge IS in patients hospitalized for NSTEMI at different period follow-ups. Read More

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March 2019
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