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OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of noninvasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from standard acquired coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) datasets (FFR(CT)) for the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia in patients with suspected stable coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND FFR measured during(More)
BACKGROUND Remote ischaemic preconditioning attenuates cardiac injury at elective surgery and angioplasty. We tested the hypothesis that remote ischaemic conditioning during evolving ST-elevation myocardial infarction, and done before primary percutaneous coronary intervention, increases myocardial salvage. METHODS 333 consecutive adult patients with a(More)
BACKGROUND Third-generation biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents might reduce the risk of stent thrombosis compared with first-generation permanent polymer drug-eluting stents. We aimed to further investigate the effects of a biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stent compared with a durable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting stent in a(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare angiographic and clinical outcomes after the implantation of everolimus-eluting (EES) and sirolimus-eluting (SES) stents in patients with diabetes. BACKGROUND There are limited data on long-term outcome after EES vs SES implantation in diabetic patients. METHODS We randomized 213 patients with diabetes and coronary artery(More)
We compared 5-year clinical outcomes in diabetic and nondiabetic patients treated with Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZESs; Endeavor Sprint, Medtronic, Santa Rosa, California) or Cypher sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs; Cordis, Johnson & Johnson, Warren, New Jersey) coronary implantation. We randomized 2,332 patients to either ZESs (n = 1,162, n = 169(More)
BACKGROUND Distal embolization during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction may result in reduced myocardial perfusion, infarct extension, and impaired prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS In a prospective randomized trial, we studied the effect of routine thrombectomy in 215 patients with ST-segment-elevation(More)
AIMS Coronary plaque characteristics are associated with ischaemia. Differences in plaque volumes and composition may explain the discordance between coronary stenosis severity and ischaemia. We evaluated the association between coronary stenosis severity, plaque characteristics, coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)-derived fractional flow reserve(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to examine the diagnostic performance of noninvasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) (FFRCT) in relation to coronary calcification severity. BACKGROUND FFRCT has shown promising results in identifying lesion-specific ischemia. The extent to which the severity(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the long-term effects of drug-eluting stent (DES) compared with bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. BACKGROUND The randomized DEDICATION (Drug Elution and Distal Protection in Acute Myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Among drug-eluting stents released to date, the sirolimus-eluting stent has demonstrated the least amount of late lumen loss, but its efficacy and safety have not been compared head-to-head with the next-generation everolimus-eluting stent. METHODS AND RESULTS The Scandinavian Organization for Randomized Trials with Clinical Outcome IV (SORT(More)