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OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the main baseline and procedural characteristics, management, and clinical outcomes of patients from a large cohort of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) who suffered coronary obstruction (CO). BACKGROUND Very little data exist on CO following TAVI. METHODS This multicenter(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the prognostic implications of high platelet reactivity (HPR) assessed in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients while in their steady-state phase of dual antiplatelet therapy. BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients have increased platelet reactivity compared with nondiabetic patients. Whether HPR assessed(More)
AIMS Iatrogenic ascending aorta dissection (AAD) is an uncommon complication following heart catheterisation. AIMS of this study were to determine the incidence, to identify the predisposing procedural factors and to define the management and the outcomes of patients suffering from iatrogenic AD. METHODS AND RESULTS Between January 1996 and May 2005,(More)
OBJECTIVE Metabolic activity of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 has been associated with clopidogrel response variability. Because metabolic activity of CYP3A4 is genetically regulated, we hypothesized that genetic variations of this enzyme may contribute to clopidogrel response variability. METHODS AND RESULTS The CYP3A4*1B, CYP3A4*3, IVS7+258A>G, IVS7+894C>T,(More)
AIM To assess platelet inhibitory effects, interindividual variability in platelet inhibition as well as response to a 600 mg, compared to a standard 300 mg, clopidogrel loading dose (LD) after coronary stenting METHODS AND RESULTS Platelet function profiles were assessed in 50 patients undergoing coronary stenting receiving either a 300 mg (n=27) or 600(More)
INTRODUCTION Clopidogrel inhibits the ADP subtype P2Y(12) receptor. Recently, polymorphisms of this receptor have been associated with different degrees of platelet aggregation in healthy volunteers and have been suggested to modulate clopidogrel response. However, the role of gene sequence variations of the P2Y(12) receptor in patients treated with(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) to characterize, outside of a pre-specified range of values, stenosis severity, as defined by fractional flow reserve (FFR) ≤0.80, in a prospective, independent, controlled, core laboratory-based environment. BACKGROUND Studies with(More)
Very late drug-eluting stent (DES) thrombosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening event that has become a major cause of concern. Delayed arterial healing with incomplete endothelialization is probably a pivotal factor related with DES thrombosis. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new high-resolution intracoronary imaging technique that allows(More)