Tag: revascularization

1. Revascularization guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) was shown not to have significant benefit compared to angiography for patients with ST segment-elevated myocardial infarction. 2. The wide confidence intervals for the estimate of treatment effect were unable to conclusively interpret the study’s findings. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Percutaneous...
1. In this prospective modeling study of elderly adults who were hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction, the novel SILVER-AMI model appeared well-calibrated and had improved discrimination when compared the the commonly-used GRACE model. 2. Unique to the SILVER-AMI, several functional impairments were found to be independently associated with mortality and...
1. In patients with STEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease, those randomized to the complete revascularization group experienced lower rates of cardiovascular death or myocardial infarction (MI) at 3 years compared to patients who were randomized to the culprit-lesion-only percutaneous coronary intervention group. 2. Both groups experienced similar rates of...
1. In patients with STEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease, those randomized to the complete revascularization group experienced lower rates of cardiovascular death or myocardial infarction (MI) at 3 years compared to patients who were randomized to the culprit-lesion-only percutaneous coronary intervention group. 2. Both groups experienced similar rates of...
1. In this study of patients undergoing PET myocardial perfusion imaging, those with greater measured ischemia had improved overall and cardiac survival with early revascularization compared to medical therapy alone. 2. An ischemia threshold of 5% was determined, above which patients were observed to have greater benefit with early coronary...
1. In this study of patients undergoing PET myocardial perfusion imaging, those with greater measured ischemia had improved overall and cardiac survival with early revascularization compared to medical therapy alone. 2. An ischemia threshold of 5% was determined, above which patients were observed to have greater benefit with early coronary...
1. Of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), 17.6% were readmitted within 30 days after being discharged following peripheral arterial revascularization. 2. After standardizing readmission rates by patient characteristics, researchers found only modest differences in readmission rates between hospitals, suggesting that patient characteristics had a stronger effect on readmission than...
1. In patients with diabetes and multivessel disease, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was shown to be superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents in reducing the risk of all-cause mortality and nonfatal myocardial infarction. 2. Patients treated with PCI experienced a smaller risk of nonfatal stroke, but...
1. From a randomized trial of those with chest pain comparing coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), there was no significant difference in the rate of revascularization. 2. There were no statistical differences between CCTA and MPI with regard to length of hospital stay, renal function,...
1. According to a meta-analysis of coronary revascularization techniques in diabetics, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was associated with decreased mortality rates compared to percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). 2. CABG was associated with higher risk of strokes than PCI. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Cardiac disease is the most common...