Tag: PCI

1. There was no significant difference in periprocedural myonecrosis between ticagrelor and clopidogrel among patients undergoing high-risk elective PCI. 2. Ticagrelor treatment was associated with an increased rate of minor bleeding at 30 days post-operation. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) provides a safe therapeutic option for patients with...
1. There was no significant difference in periprocedural myonecrosis between ticagrelor and clopidogrel among patients undergoing high-risk elective PCI. 2. Ticagrelor treatment was associated with an increased rate of minor bleeding at 30 days post-operation. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) provides a safe therapeutic option for...
1. The rate of clinical events and all-cause mortality was similar in patients with drug-coated balloon therapy compared to those with drug-eluting stent therapy. 2. Treatment with drug-coated balloons yielded non-significantly decreased rates of major bleeding and probable or definite stent thrombosis.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Drug-coated balloons (DCBs)...
1. Among patients who have received a saphenous vein graft during coronary bypass surgery and later experience treatment failure, deployment of a drug-eluting stent during percutaneous coronary intervention leads to more favorable outcomes than does use of a bare-metal stent. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Though it has been...
1. In this prespecified secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial, patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who received a loading dose of atorvastatin prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and again 24 hours post-PCI had lower rates of major adverse cardiovascular events at 30 days compared with patients...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Age of Transfused Blood in Critically Ill Adults Whether the administration of fresh red blood cells instead of red blood cells that have been stored for a period of time improves outcomes...
1. Based on data from the Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network Registry–Get With the Guidelines (ACTION Registry-GWTG), only one-half of all patients who required transfer for STEMI received primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) within 120 minutes. As the drive time increased to between 30 and 120 minutes,...
1. Patients with STEMI who underwent coronary artery thrombus aspiration before PCI did not have a significant reduction in mortality at 1 year of follow up. 2. Patients with STEMI who underwent thrombus aspiration before PCI did not have a significant reduction in the incidence of the composite of...
1. Rates of procedural complications, one-year mortality, and myocardial infarction were equivalent between individuals undergoing coronary angioplasty at facilities with and without on-site cardiothoracic surgery. 2. Patients undergoing coronary angioplasty at facilities without on-site cardiothoracic surgery were at a higher risk for subsequent unplanned revascularization within one year of...
1. Roughly one quarter of patients who received elective coronary angiography were asymptomatic.  2. Hospitals with higher rates of elective angiography in asymptomatic patients also had higher rates of inappropriate intervention (such as stent deployment), which suggesting that coronary angiography selection was associated with the appropriateness of coronary intervention.  Evidence Rating Level: 2...