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Current perspectives on coronary chronic total occlusions: the Canadian Multicenter Chronic Total Occlusions Registry.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and management of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in current practice. BACKGROUND There isExpand
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Vascular matrix remodeling in patients with bicuspid aortic valve malformations: implications for aortic dilatation.
BACKGROUND Patients with bicuspid aortic valve malformations are at an increased risk of aortic dilatation, aneurysm formation, and dissection. Vascular tissues with deficient fibrillin-1Expand
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Percutaneous recanalization of chronically occluded coronary arteries: a consensus document: part I.
Gregg W. Stone, MD; David E. Kandzari, MD; Roxana Mehran, MD; Antonio Colombo, MD; Robert S. Schwartz, MD; Steven Bailey, MD; Issam Moussa, MD; Paul S. Teirstein, MD; George Dangas, MD, PhD; DonaldExpand
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Microvascular Obstruction and the No-Reflow Phenomenon After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
C ase presentation A: A 50-year-old diabetic man presented to the hospital after 8 hours of continuous chest pain. Because of acute myocardial infarction of the anterior wall, he underwent directExpand
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Fluvastatin for prevention of cardiac events following successful first percutaneous coronary intervention: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with excellent short-term improvements in ischemic symptoms, yet only three fifths of PCI patients at 5 years and one third of patientsExpand
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Angiographic follow-up after placement of a self-expanding coronary-artery stent.
BACKGROUND The placement of stents in coronary arteries after coronary angioplasty has been investigated as a way of treating abrupt coronary-artery occlusion related to the angioplasty and ofExpand
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Percutaneous Intervention for Concurrent Chronic Total Occlusions in Patients With STEMI: The EXPLORE Trial.
BACKGROUND In 10% to 15% of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), concurrent coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non-infarct-related artery is present and isExpand
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Matrix remodeling in experimental and human heart failure: a possible regulatory role for TIMP-3.
In the failing heart, an imbalance in matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their biological regulators, the tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs), may result in cardiac dilatation from matrixExpand
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Percutaneous Recanalization of Chronically Occluded Coronary Arteries: A Consensus Document Part II
In Part I of this article, the definitions, prevalence, and clinical presentation of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) were reviewed, the histopathology of CTOs was examined, efforts to replicate humanExpand
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Radial versus femoral access for emergent percutaneous coronary intervention with adjunct glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition in acute myocardial infarction--the RADIAL-AMI pilot randomized trial.
BACKGROUND Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) results in fewer vascular complications, earlier ambulation, and improved patient comfort. Limited data exist for radial access inExpand
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