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AIMS The SYNTAX score has been designed to better anticipate the risks of percutaneous or surgical revascularisation, taking into account the functional impact of the coronary circulation with all its anatomic components including the presence of bifurcations, total occlusions, thrombus, calcification, and small vessels. The purpose of this paper is to(More)
AIMS The aims of this study were to evaluate the SYNTAX score (SXscore) calculated at 2 stages during a primary percutaneous intervention (PPCI), that is, SXscore I (diagnostic) and SXscore II (postwiring), and assess its additional value to standard clinical risk scores in acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS SXscores I and II were applied to(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper reports the 3-year clinical outcomes of the XIENCE V (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) everolimus-eluting stent (EES) compared with the TAXUS (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) in the randomized SPIRIT II (Clinical Evaluation of the Xience V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System in the(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the 5-year outcomes of diabetic patients with multivessel disease treated with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES), bare-metal stents (BMS), and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) enrolled in the ARTS (Arterial Revascularization Therapy Study) I and II studies. BACKGROUND Diabetes is an established risk factor for major adverse(More)
Coronary artery stents revolutionized the practice of interventional cardiology after they were first introduced in the mid-1980s. Since then, there have been significant developments in their design, the most notable of which has been the introduction of drug-eluting stents. This paper reviews the benefits, risks, and current status of Food and Drug(More)
BACKGROUND New-generation coronary stents that release zotarolimus or everolimus have been shown to reduce the risk of restenosis. However, it is unclear whether there are differences in efficacy and safety between the two types of stents on the basis of prospectively adjudicated end points endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration. METHODS In this(More)
Intense investigation continues on the pathobiology of stent thrombosis (ST) because of its morbidity and mortality. Because little advance has been made in outcomes following ST, ongoing research is focused on further understanding predictive factors as well as ST frequency and timing in various patient subsets, depending upon whether a drug-eluting stent(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess the predictive value of the SYNTAX score (SXscore) for major adverse cardiac events in the all-comers population of the LEADERS (Limus Eluted from A Durable versus ERodable Stent coating) trial. BACKGROUND The SXscore has been shown to be an effective predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with multivessel disease(More)
Although takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a rare entity, it is an important differential in patients presenting with symptoms, signs, and electrocardiographic changes suggestive of an acute myocardial infarction. Since it was first recognized in 1991, it has gained increasing attention worldwide; however, its etiology and consequently the optimal management(More)