Mohamed Abdel-Wahab

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BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation is an emerging therapeutic alternative for patients with a failed surgical bioprosthesis and may obviate the need for reoperation. We evaluated the clinical results of this technique using a large, worldwide registry. METHODS AND RESULTS The Global Valve-in-Valve Registry included 202 patients(More)
IMPORTANCE Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an effective treatment option for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Different from surgery, transcatheter deployment of valves requires either a balloon-expandable or self-expandable system. A randomized comparison of these 2 systems has not been performed. OBJECTIVE To determine(More)
AIMS Whether prasugrel plus bivalirudin is a superior strategy to unfractionated heparin plus clopidogrel in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has never been assessed in specifically designed randomized trials. METHODS AND RESULTS The Bavarian Reperfusion(More)
BACKGROUND Comparative assessment of clinical outcomes after use of drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents for treatment of aortocoronary saphenous vein graft lesions has not been undertaken in large randomised trials. We aimed to undertake a comparison in a randomised trial powered for clinical endpoints. METHODS In this randomised superiority(More)
A village in the Nile surveyed for schistosomiasis by J. A. Scott in 1935 was surveyed again in 1979. The same number of people as in the 1935 survey were randomly selected for investigation by the same parasitological techniques as those used by Scott. The prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni infection had increased from 3.2% to 73%, whereas S. haematobium(More)
In patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multi-vessel disease (MVD), the optimal therapy for non-culprit lesions is still a matter of debate. While guidelines discourage a concomitant treatment of infarct- and non-infarct-related arteries, recent studies document advantages of a complete (preventive)(More)
INTRODUCTION Limited data exist on the outcomes after left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the Amplatzer™ Cardiac Plug (ACP; St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) with very high stroke and bleeding risks, the subset expected to benefit most from this procedure. The objective of this study was to report(More)
We report a case of a 65-year-old female patient treated with an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) after rotational atherectomy of a severely calcified lesion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The implanted BRS restenosed 10 months after implantation and was treated with a scoring balloon followed by drug-eluting balloons with(More)