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Carotid artery intima-media thickness and plaque score can predict the SYNTAX score.
AIMS There are few reports demonstrating a relationship between carotid artery ultrasound (carotid-US) findings and the complexity of coronary artery disease. We aimed to examine the relationshipExpand
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Clinical utility of early use of tolvaptan in very elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure
Objective: The establishment of an optimal strategy for elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is currently an important issue. Particularly in very elderly (VE) patients,Expand
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Contemporary Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery for Left Main Disease.
BACKGROUND Although results of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have been steadily improving, whether surgical outcomes have improved over time is not fully elucidated. OBJECTIVES ThisExpand
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A randomised comparison of healing response between the BuMA Supreme stent and the XIENCE stent at one-month and two-month follow-up: PIONEER-II OCT randomised controlled trial.
AIMS The aim of this study was to compare the strut coverage of the XIENCE stent with that of the BuMA Supreme sirolimus-eluting cobalt-chromium stent, which has a shorter drug elution, on opticalExpand
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How does the failure of Absorb apply to the other bioresorbable scaffolds? An expert review of first-in-man and pivotal trials.
The Absorb bioresorbable scaffold (BRS), the most studied device among all BRS, suffered a major setback following the negative results of the ABSORB trials. However, approximately 34 BRSs from 22Expand
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Clinical outcomes of state-of-the-art percutaneous coronary revascularisation in patients with three-vessel disease: two-year follow-up of the SYNTAX II study.
AIMS The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the favourable outcomes of state-of-the-art PCI in the SYNTAX II trial, demonstrated at one year, were maintained at two-year follow-up. Expand
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Impact of carotid artery ultrasound and ankle-brachial index on prediction of severity of SYNTAX score.
BACKGROUND Numerous reports have shown that both carotid artery ultrasound (carotid US) findings and ankle-brachial index (ABI) are associated with the prevalence of coronary artery disease. TheExpand
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Mechanical properties and performances of contemporary drug-eluting stent: focus on the metallic backbone
We discuss the designs of metallic stent platform and mechanical properties as well as mechanical performance of contemporary DES from bench studies. Expand
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Prasugrel monotherapy after PCI with the SYNERGY stent in patients with chronic stable angina or stabilized acute coronary syndromes: rationale and design of the ASET pilot study.
AIMS To demonstrate the feasibility and safety of prasugrel monotherapy without aspirin post procedure in selected patients undergoing successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with theExpand
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Feasibility of planning coronary artery bypass grafting based only on coronary computed tomography angiography and CT-derived fractional flow reserve: a pilot survey of the surgeons involved in the
OBJECTIVES Invasive coronary angiography has been the preferred diagnostic method to guide the decision-making process between coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronaryExpand
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