Antonio Halais Frangieh

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BACKGROUND Safety and efficacy of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BRS) and the role of postdilatation on outcome in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients compared with those of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) remain unknown. The aim of the study is to compare the safety and efficacy of BRS with EES in ACS and to investigate the role of BRS(More)
AIMS The safety and efficacy of rotational atherectomy (RA) in patients presenting with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTE-ACS) remain to be defined. The aim of our study was to assess the safety and efficacy of RA in NSTE-ACS patients with reference to both short- and long-term follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS This was an observational(More)
AIMS Aim of this study was to evaluate vascular complications using the "parallel suture technique" in patients receiving Edwards SAPIEN XT (SXT) or SAPIEN S3 (S3) transcatheter heart valve (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred consecutive patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis treated with TF-TAVI were included in this study where the(More)
Effect of 1-year anti-TNF-alpha therapy on aortic stiffness, carotid atherosclerosis, and calprotectin in inflammatory arthropathies: a controlled study. of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Platelet activation: a link between psoriasis per se and subclinical atherosclerosis – a case-control study. Optical(More)
AIMS Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) severity and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction have been identified as significant predictors of outcome after mitral valve surgery. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) with the MitraClip system on functional TR severity and RV function. METHODS AND(More)
AIM To determine the potential clinical impact of OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients presenting with ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome). METHODS AND RESULTS FORMIDABLE is a multicentre retrospective registry enrolling all patients presenting with ACS and treated with an OCT-guided approach, while(More)