Nicolas Bettinger

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OBJECTIVES We report 2-year outcomes of the Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of OAS in Treating Severely Calcified Coronary Lesions (ORBIT II) trial, with emphasis on the impact of stent type. BACKGROUND The ORBIT II trial demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the Diamondback 360° Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS; Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.,(More)
Diesel exhaust is a complex mixture of combustion gases, vapors and particles, and personal exposure can be estimated indirectly only. Quantitative estimates of exposure were developed for thirteen job groups in a large epidemiologic study of mortality among railroad workers. Three possible markers of exhaust exposure were developed. The first index was the(More)
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty is a relatively simple procedure with a low rate of complications despite patients' frailty. Urgent balloon aortic valvuloplasty is especially useful in patients with temporary contra-indication to TAVI or in case of difficult clinical scenario. It allows for a functional improvement for up to 6 months. This period should be(More)
AIM We sought to investigate the prognostic impact of the SYNTAX (Synergy between PCI with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery) score (SS) on 1-year clinical outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) undergoing medical therapy only. METHODS AND RESULTS Among the 13 819 patients enrolled in the ACUITY trial and undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND The threshold for the optimal computed tomography (CT) number in Hounsfield Units (HU) to quantify aortic valvular calcium on contrast-enhanced scans has not been standardized. Our aim was to find the most accurate threshold to predict paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS 104 patients who(More)
Coronary angiography remains the gold standard for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease. However, no standardized, objective, and quantitative classification to assess the quality of coronary angiography exists. In the present report, we sought to establish a novel standardized quantitative classification for the quality of coronary angiography,(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to study whether the level of completeness of revascularization as measured by the SYNTAX revascularization index (SRI) independently predicts adverse ischemic events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES). BACKGROUND The SRI quantifies the proportion of revascularized(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the incidence, prognostic impact, and predictive factors of readmission for congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with severe aortic stenosis treated by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND TAVR is indicated in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in whom surgery is(More)