Miloslav Špaček

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BACKGROUND Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is the method of choice for carotid artery revascularization of patients at high risk for carotid endarterectomy. In this study, we compared the midterm results of CAS in patients with unilateral versus bilateral carotid artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS This is a retrospective analysis of 1-year outcome of 273(More)
Limited insights into the pathophysiology of the atherosclerotic carotid stenosis are available in vivo. We conducted a prospective study to assess safety and feasibility of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) combined with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in carotid arteries. In addition, we described the size and the distribution of lipid rich plaques in(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the prognosis of moderate versus critical carotid stenosis treated by carotid artery stenting (CAS). MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of a single-centre registry including 271 consecutive patients (69 ±9 years, 87% at high risk for surgery), in whom 308 procedures were performed. The study included(More)
More than 3.5 million invasive coronary angiographies (ICA) are performed in Europe annually. Approximately 2 million of these invasive procedures might be reduced by noninvasive tests because no coronary intervention is performed. Computed tomography (CT) is the most accurate noninvasive test for detection and exclusion of coronary artery disease (CAD). To(More)
OBJECTIVES To report on early and mid-term outcomes of carotid artery stenting (CAS) in patients with angiographic string sign (SS). BACKGROUND Little is known about the prognosis of patients with carotid SS treated by CAS. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated early and mid-term outcomes, together with ultrasound findings, in patients with SS treated by(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to report the feasibility, safety, and 1-year restenosis rate of carotid artery stenting (CAS) without post-dilation. METHODS Between April 2006 and November 2009, 254 consecutive patients (68.7 ± 8.5 years old, 31% symptomatic) underwent 308 CAS procedures with the intention of avoiding post-dilation (eligibility(More)
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disease affecting large and medium-sized arteries and causing occlusive, aneurysmal, or stenotic lesions. It is also known that with chronic course, the disease has a tendency to recur at either the same site or different. We report a patient with TA whose carotid stenosis was initially treated with bare metal(More)
Corresponding author: Martin Horvath Department of Cardiology 2nd Medical School Charles University University Hospital Motol 84 V Úvalu St 15006 Prague, Czech Republic Phone: +420 737736516 E-mail: 1 Department of Cardiology, 2nd Medical School, Charles University, University Hospital Motol and 2nd Medical School, Charles University,(More)