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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 1576-1579, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018294

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Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA) is an important tool in the study of coronary artery disease. Validation of this technique is crucial for their ongoing development and refinement although it is difficult due to several factors such as potential sources of error. The present work aims to a further validation of a new semi-automated method for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of coronary bifurcations arteries based on X-Ray Coronary Angiographies (CA). In a dataset of 40 patients (79 angiographic views), we used the aforementioned method to reconstruct them in 3D space. The validation was based on the comparison of these 3D models with the true silhouette of 2D models annotated by an expert using specific metrics. The obtained results indicate a good accuracy for the most parameters (≥ 90 %). Comparison with similar works shows that our new method is a promising tool for the 3D reconstruction of coronary bifurcations and for application in everyday clinical use.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana , Imageamento Tridimensional , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Coração , Humanos
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Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis ; 14: 1753944720958982, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32993464

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AIM: To evaluate inter-core laboratory variability of quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) parameters in comparison with intra-core laboratory variability in a randomized controlled trial evaluating drug-eluting stents. METHODS: A total of 50 patients with 62 coronary lesions were analyzed by four analysis experts belonging to an Angiographic Core Laboratory (ACL: 1 expert) and a Cardiovascular Imaging Core Laboratory (CICL: 3 experts). QCA was based on the same standard operating procedure, but selections of projection and cine frames were at the discretion of each analyst. Inter- and intra-core laboratory variabilities were evaluated by accuracy, precision, Bland Altman analysis, and coefficient of variation. RESULTS: Pre-MLD (minimal lumen diameter) was significantly smaller in results from ACL than those from all CICL experts. Number of analyzed projections did not affect pre-MLD results. Acute gain was larger in ACL than in CICL2. No significant difference was observed in late loss and loss index between inter-core laboratories. Agreement between core labs in the Bland-Altman analysis for each QCA parameter was as follows (mean difference, 95% limits of agreement): pre-MLD (-0.32, -0.74 to 0.10), stent MLD (0.08, -0.28 to 0.44), acute gain (0.22, -0.44 to 0.88), and late loss (-0.07, -0.69 to 0.55). Agreement between analysts in CICL (mean difference, 95% limits of agreement) was: pre MLD (-0.03, -0.37 to 0.31), stent MLD (0.15, -0.15 to 0.45), acute gain (0.05, -0.45 to 0.55), and late loss (0.04, -0.52 to 0.60). The widest limits of agreement among three analyses were shown in both analyses. Width of limited agreement in the intra-core laboratory analysis tended to be smaller than the inter-core laboratory analysis with these parameters. Coefficient of variation tended to be larger in lesion length (LL), acute gain, late loss, and loss index in inter- and in intra- core laboratory comparisons. CONCLUSION: Inter-core laboratory QCA variability in late loss and loss index analysis could be similar to intra-core laboratory variability, but more strict alignment between core laboratories would be necessary for initial procedural data analysis.


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Cineangiografia , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Vasos Coronários/diagnóstico por imagem , Stents Farmacológicos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/instrumentação , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Variações Dependentes do Observador , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/efeitos adversos , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(37): e21833, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925720

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Massive blood transfusion (MBT) is a relatively common complication of cardiac surgery, which is independently associated with severe postoperative adverse events. However, the value of using rapid thrombotomography (r-TEG) to predict MBT in perioperative period of cardiac surgery has not been explored. This study aimed to identify the effect of r-TEG in predicting MBT for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).This retrospective study included consecutive patients first time undergoing CABG at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University between March 2015 and November 2017. All the patients had done r-TEG tests before surgery. The MBT was defined as receiving at least 4 units of red blood cells intra-operatively and 5 units postoperatively (1 unit red blood cells from 200 mL whole blood).Lower preoperative hemoglobin level (P = .001) and longer cardiopulmonary bypass time (P = .001) were the independent risk factors for MBT during surgery, and no components of the r-TEG predicted MBT during surgery. Meanwhile, longer activated clotting time (P < .001), less autologous blood transfusion (P = .001), and older age (P = .008) were the independent risk factors for MBT within 24 hours of surgery.Preoperative r-TEG activated clotting time can predict the increase of postoperative MBT in patients undergoing CABG. We recommend the careful monitoring of coagulation system with r-TEG, which allows rapid diagnosis of coagulation abnormalities even before the start of surgery.


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Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/diagnóstico por imagem , Testes de Coagulação Sanguínea/métodos , Ponte de Artéria Coronária/efeitos adversos , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/diagnóstico por imagem , Tromboelastografia/métodos , Idoso , Transtornos da Coagulação Sanguínea/etiologia , Transfusão de Sangue/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/cirurgia , Diagnóstico Precoce , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Período Pré-Operatório , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e21983, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899042

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Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) patients were more prone to present with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), this case-control research aimed to explore the underlying factors relating AMI for them.This study investigated a serial of 119 patients who underwent coronary angiography and were diagnosed as CAE between the years 2016 and 2017 at the Beijing Friendship Hospital; 32 of the patients developed AMI and 87 did not develop AMI. The possible factors relating to AMI, including disease history, cardiovascular risk factors, thrombotic condition, inflammation status, and coronary imaging characteristics, were comprehensively compared between CAE patients with and without AMI.CAE patients with AMI had a lower antiplatelet rate, a higher blood low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, increased neutrophil to lymphocyte (NL) ratio, higher Gensini score, and larger proportions of Markis type II. Logistic regression analysis also indicated that AMI history, lower antiplatelet rate, higher NL ratio, higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and Gensini score, as well as Markis type II were associated with AMI in CAE patients.AMI history, lower antiplatelet treatment rates, poor blood lipid control and higher coronary stenosis extent, higher inflammatory response, and Markis type II were closely related to the incidence of AMI in CAE patients.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/complicações , Infarto do Miocárdio/etiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Dilatação Patológica , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tromboelastografia
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Cardiovasc Ther ; 2020: 4158363, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934664

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Objective: To investigate the efficacy of drug-coated balloon (DCB) treatment for de novo coronary artery lesions in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Background: DCB was an effective therapy for patients with in-stent restenosis. However, the efficacy of DCB in patients with de novo coronary artery lesions is still unknown. Methods: Eligible studies were searched on PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library Database. Systematic review and meta-analyses of RCTs were performed comparing DCB with non-DCB devices (such as plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA), bare-metal stents (BMS), or drug-eluting stents (DES)) for the treatment of de novo lesions. Trial sequential meta-analysis (TSA) was performed to assess the false positive and false negative errors. Results: A total of 2,137 patients enrolled in 12 RCTs were analyzed. Overall, no significant difference in target lesion revascularization (TLR) was found, but there were numerically lower rates after DCB treatment at 6 to 12 months follow-up (RR: 0.69; 95% CI: 0.47 to 1.01; P = 0.06; TSA-adjusted CI: 0.41 to 1.16). TSA showed that at least 1,000 more randomized patients are needed to conclude the effect on TLR. A subgroup analysis from high bleeding risk patients revealed that DCB treatment was associated with lower rate of TLR (RR: 0.10; 95% CI: 0.01 to 0.78; P = 0.03). The systematic review illustrated that the rate of bailout stenting was lower and decreased gradually. Conclusions: DCB treatment was associated with a trend toward lower TLR when compared with controls. For patients at bleeding risk, DCB treatment was superior to BMS in TLR.


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Angioplastia Coronária com Balão/instrumentação , Fármacos Cardiovasculares/administração & dosagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Angioplastia Coronária com Balão/efeitos adversos , Angioplastia Coronária com Balão/mortalidade , Fármacos Cardiovasculares/efeitos adversos , Materiais Revestidos Biocompatíveis , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/mortalidade , Desenho de Equipamento , Feminino , Hemorragia/etiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cardiovasc Ther ; 2020: 9625181, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934665

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Background: The white blood cell count to mean platelet volume ratio (WMR) is an indicator of inflammation in patients with atherosclerotic disease. Residual SYNTAX Score (RSS) is an objective measure of degree and complexity of residual stenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We investigated the relationship between WMR and clinical prognosis and RSS in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI). Method: Between June 2015 and December 2018, 537 patients who underwent primary PCI were evaluated for in-hospital events, and 477 patients were evaluated for clinical events during follow-up after discharge. The endpoint of our study is major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) seen in the in-hospital and follow-up periods. Results: In our study, 537 patients were stratified into two groups according to admission median WMR. There were 268 patients in the low WMR group (WMR < 1286) and 269 patients in the high WMR group (WMR ≥ 1286). RSS (p = 0.01) value of the high WMR group was higher than that of the low WMR group. The rates of in-hospital MACE (p = 0.001), cardiac death (p < 0.001), decompansated heart failure (0.007), and ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (p = 0.003) were higher in the high WMR group than in the low WMR group. The follow-up MACEs (p = 0.043), cardiac death (p = 0.026), and reinfarction (p = 0.031) ratio were higher in the high WMR group. In ROC analysis, cut-off values of in-hospital and follow-up MACEs were >1064 (sensitivity: 83.12%, and specificity: 36.29%) and >1130 (sensitivity: 69.15%, and specificity: 44.91%), respectively. The Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that the high WMR group had the significantly lowest MACE-free survival rate (log-rank test, p = 0.006). A moderate correlation was observed between WMR and RSS (r: 456, p = 0.002). Conclusion: A higher WMR value on admission was associated with worse outcomes in patients with P-PCI and independently predicted for follow-up MACEs. The WMR provides both a rapid and an easily obtainable parameter to identify reliably high-risk patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention due to STEMI.


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Plaquetas , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Leucócitos , Volume Plaquetário Médio , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/terapia , Idoso , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/sangue , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Contagem de Leucócitos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Admissão do Paciente , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/efeitos adversos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/mortalidade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/sangue , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/diagnóstico por imagem , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/mortalidade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Int Heart J ; 61(5): 1041-1043, 2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879262

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The current treatment of radiation-induced coronary artery disease (RCAD) is comparable to that of generic coronary artery disease (CAD); however, the outcomes of these treatment measures have not been fully examined in RCAD. A 33-year-old woman, without conventional cardiovascular risk factors, presented with left main coronary artery (LMCA) lesions. At the age of 26, she received mediastinal radiation therapy (RT) to treat mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma. One BiodivYsio 3.5 × 18 mm stent was implanted at the LMCA site. At the age of 38, the patient was treated by balloon dilatation because of approximately 50% in-stent stenosis. At the last follow-up in February 2018, when the patient was 51 years old, she no longer complained of chest pain. Coronary angiography showed no de novo or in-stenosis lesions, although optical coherence tomography showed mild neointimal proliferation, calcific plaque, small ruptured intima, and several uncovered struts. The experience of treating this case may shed some light on coronary stenting in coronary lesions caused by RCAD.


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Angioplastia Coronária com Balão , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Reestenose Coronária/terapia , Doença de Hodgkin/radioterapia , Lesões por Radiação/terapia , Stents , Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Reestenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Mediastino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neointima/diagnóstico por imagem , Placa Aterosclerótica/diagnóstico por imagem , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Tomografia de Coerência Óptica
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Int Heart J ; 61(5): 872-878, 2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32921669

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In-stent restenosis (ISR) still exists after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, even up to one year. The incidence and risk factors for neoatherosclerosis in patients with early ISR have not yet been elucidated. Here, we used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate the incidence and predictors of neoatherosclerosis in patients with early ISRs.OCT was performed on ISR lesions in 185 patients in order to detect neoatherosclerosis. The median follow-up was 180 days, and neoatherosclerosis was detected in 37% of early ISR lesions. According to the presence of neoatherosclerosis, patients with ISR were divided into two groups: neoatherosclerosis (group A, n = 69) and non-neoatherosclerosis (group B, n = 116) groups.The risk factors were similar, except for hypercholesterolemia. Moreover, the tissue characteristics were not significantly different between patients with and without neoatherosclerosis. Follow-up low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels were divided into three grades (LDL < 70 mg/dL, 70 mg/dL≤ LDL < 100 mg/dL, and LDL ≥ 100 mg/dL). The incidence of neoatherosclerosis was significantly lower (23% versus 57%, P < 0.0001) in the LDL < 70 mg/dL group. There was no significant difference in the incidence of neoatherosclerosis in patients with lipid levels between 70 and 100 mg/dL (P = 0.53). However, neoatherosclerosis was significantly more common in patients with a follow-up LDL-C level > 100 mg/dL (45% versus 15%, P < 0.0001).In patients with early ISR lesions, the LDL-C levels may be related to the formation and progression of early neoatherosclerosis, and poor LDL-C control may be a risk factor for the occurrence of early-stage neoatherosclerosis following DES implantation.


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LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/epidemiologia , Reestenose Coronária/epidemiologia , Stents Farmacológicos , Hipercolesterolemia/epidemiologia , Neointima/epidemiologia , Idoso , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/cirurgia , Reestenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Feminino , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Hipercolesterolemia/tratamento farmacológico , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neointima/diagnóstico por imagem , Fatores de Risco , Tomografia de Coerência Óptica
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Int J Cardiovasc Imaging ; 36(10): 1953-1962, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32757119

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Negative stress echocardiography (NSE) is associated with low cardiovascular morbidity and overall mortality. We aimed to determine the clinical and echocardiographic predictors of overall and cardiovascular outcomes following NSE. Patients who underwent SE between 2013 and 2017 were reviewed. Patients with a history of solid organ transplant or being evaluated for transplant, history of end-stage renal or liver disease, and positive SE were excluded. NSE results were divided into negative diagnostic if patient reached target heart rate (THR) and had no wall motion abnormality (WMA) at rest or stress; negative non-diagnostic if patient had no WMA but did not reach THR or if image quality was non-diagnostic; and abnormal non-ischemic if patient had a resting WMA not worsened at stress along with a personal history of coronary artery disease (CAD). New CAD lesion at 1 year was defined as ≥ 50% stenosis on cardiac catheterization. Of 4119 patients with SE, 2575 were included. All-cause mortality rate was 1.1%/year and CAD rate was 3.1%/year. Predictors of all-cause mortality were age, male gender, history of smoking and being selected for dobutamine SE. Predictors of a new CAD lesion at 1 year were male gender, diabetes, personal history of CAD and abnormal non-ischemic SE. We identified clinical and echocardiographic characteristics in a subset of NSE patients who are at higher risk for subsequent adverse events. These characteristics should be accounted for during the clinical interpretation of SE, and patients found at increased risk for morbidity and mortality warrant continued follow-up.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Ecocardiografia sob Estresse , Teste de Esforço , Agonistas de Receptores Adrenérgicos beta 1/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/mortalidade , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/fisiopatologia , Dobutamina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Frequência Cardíaca , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo
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Br J Radiol ; 93(1113): 20200349, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32783626

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The aim of this review is to provide an overview of different functional cardiac CT techniques which can be used to supplement assessment of the coronary arteries to establish the significance of coronary artery stenoses. We focus on cine-CT, CT-FFR, CT-myocardial perfusion and how developments in machine learning can supplement these techniques.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Estenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Aprendizado de Máquina , Imagem de Perfusão do Miocárdio/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada/métodos , Angiografia Coronária/métodos , Reserva Fracionada de Fluxo Miocárdico , Humanos , Volume Sistólico , Calcificação Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Função Ventricular Esquerda
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 16: 285-297, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764949

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Purpose: To ascertain the most appropriate treatment for chronic, stable, coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients submitted to elective coronary angiography. Patients and Methods: A total of 814 patients included in the prospective cohort study were referred for elective coronary angiography and were followed up on average for 6±1.9 years. Main outcomes were all-cause death, cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke and late revascularization and their combinations as major adverse cardiac and cerebral events (MACCE): MACCE-1 included cardiovascular death, nonfatal MI, and stroke; MACCE-2 was MACCE-1 plus late revascularization. Survival curves and adjusted Cox proportional hazard models were used to explore the association between the type of treatment and outcomes. Results: All-cause death was lower in participants submitted to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (0.41, 0.16-1.03, P=0.057) compared to medical treatment (MT). Coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) had an overall trend for poorer outcomes: cardiovascular death 2.53 (0.42-15.10), combined cardiovascular death, nonfatal MI, and stroke 2.15 (0.73-6.31) and these events plus late revascularization (2.17, 0.86-5.49). The corresponding numbers for PCI were 0.27 (0.05-1.43) for cardiovascular death, 0.77 (0.32-1.84) for combined cardiovascular death, nonfatal MI, and stroke and 2.35 (1.16-4.77) with the addition of late revascularization. These trends were not influenced by baseline blood pressure, left ventricular ejection fraction and previous MI. Patients with diabetes mellitus had a significantly higher risk of recurrent revascularization when submitted to PCI than CABG. Conclusion: Patients with confirmed CAD in elective coronary angiography do not have a better prognosis when submitted to CABG comparatively to medical treatment. Patients treated with PCI had a trend for the lower incidence of combined cardiovascular events, at the expense of additional revascularization procedures. Patients without significant CAD had a similar prognosis than CAD patients treated with medical therapy.


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Fármacos Cardiovasculares/uso terapêutico , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Procedimentos Endovasculares , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Idoso , Fármacos Cardiovasculares/efeitos adversos , Causas de Morte , Doença Crônica , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/mortalidade , Procedimentos Endovasculares/efeitos adversos , Procedimentos Endovasculares/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/mortalidade , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/efeitos adversos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/mortalidade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Prospectivos , Encaminhamento e Consulta , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237024, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764787

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BACKGROUND: Thrombin, a key enzyme of the clotting system, is involved in thrombus formation, platelet activation, and atherosclerosis, thereby possessing a central role in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease. Studies have shown an association between thrombin generation (TG) and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but results have been equivocal. Our aim was to study the predictive ability of TG assay in evaluating coronary stenosis severity. METHODS: In this prospective study we recruited patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or acute chest pain (without evidence of myocardial injury) planned for coronary angiography. Thrombin generation was evaluated by Calibrated Automated Thrombogram (CAT) prior to angiography. Primary end points were significant coronary stenosis and the Syntax I score evaluated by coronary angiography. RESULTS: From April 2018 through September 2019, we recruited 128 patients. In the primary analysis there was no significant association between TG and significant coronary stenosis nor between TG and syntax I score, however, there was a positive correlation between peak height and troponin peak (Spearman correlation coefficient 0.194, P-value = 0.035). In sub-group analysis, the chest pain group bare no association between TG and coronary stenosis. In unstable angina group there was an association between peak height and significant coronary stenosis (P-value = 0.029), and in non ST-elevation myocardial infarction group, TG values possessed a relatively good predictive ability of significant coronary stenosis (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of ~65%) and a positive correlation between both lag time and ttpeak with the syntax I score was noticed (Spearman correlation coefficient 0.31, P-value = 0.099 and Spearman correlation coefficient 0.37, P-value = 0.045 respectively). CONCLUSION: In patients with acute chest pain, TG values, evaluated by CAT, do not predict severity of coronary stenosis, nor do they possess prognostic value. Yet, in ACS patients, TG may have the ability to predict coronary disease severity.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/sangue , Trombina/biossíntese , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/sangue , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/diagnóstico por imagem , Adulto , Idoso , Angina Instável/sangue , Angina Instável/diagnóstico por imagem , Biomarcadores/sangue , Dor no Peito/sangue , Dor no Peito/diagnóstico por imagem , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Estenose Coronária/sangue , Estenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Isquemia Miocárdica/sangue , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/sangue , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/diagnóstico por imagem , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 49(1): 76-81, 2020 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32621414

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prognosis of patients with vulnerable plaque indicated by coronary CT angiography (CCTA). METHODS: Totally 1963 patients underwent CCTA from February 2nd 2015 to September 13th 2015, and 2728 coronary borderline lesions (stenosis of 50%-70%) were detected. Among them 804 patients had vulnerable plaques and 1159 patients had stable plaques. The primary endpoint was major cardiac adverse events (MACE), including cardiac death, acute myocardial infarction and target lesion revascularization. RESULTS: Patients were followed up for a mean follow-up of 27.4±2.3 months. The incidence of MACE in the vulnerable plaque group was significantly higher than that in the stable plaque group (10.8%vs 2.3%, P < 0.01). After adjusting for age, gender, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, the MACE hazard ratio (HR) in the vulnerable plaque group was 5.022 (95% CI:3.254-7.751, P < 0.01).Subgroup analysis showed that in the vulnerable plaque group, the incidence of MACE in patients taking antiplatelet and statin ≤3 months and those taking antiplatelet and statin > 3 months was 17.0%and 5.8%, respectively (HR=3.149, 95% CI:1.987-4.992, P < 0.01); but the difference did not seen in stable plaque group (HR=1.721, 95% CI:0.798-3.712, P>0.05). CONCLUSIONS: This study confirmed the risk of MACE in patients with vulnerable plaque detected by CCTA and the drug treatment may reduce the risk for patients with vulnerable plaque.


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Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada , Angiografia Coronária , Placa Aterosclerótica , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Estenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Humanos , Lactente , Placa Aterosclerótica/diagnóstico por imagem , Placa Aterosclerótica/patologia , Prognóstico , Fatores de Risco
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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann ; 28(6): 316-321, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32615773

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BACKGROUND: The method of coronary-coronary bypass grafting was described in 1987 but has not been widely used, and there are only a few studies that report good short-term and mid-term results as well as some individual cases of long-term follow-up. In our medical institution, we carried out an analysis of the long-term results of coronary-coronary bypass grafting, which are presented in this study. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-center study on 95 patients who underwent coronary-coronary bypass grafting as a supplement to the standard coronary bypass grafting procedure. All patients underwent angiographic assessment of the coronary bypass grafts during the long-term follow-up period. The observation period was up to 123 months. Angiographic assessment of 109 coronary-coronary grafts was carried out. RESULTS: Twelve (7.6%) arterial and 11 (19.3%) venous conduits were found to be occluded, and 8 (10.3%) arterial and 10 (31.3%) venous coronary-coronary grafts were occluded during the observation period. CONCLUSION: Arterial coronary-coronary artery bypass grafting represents an alternative technique that allows complete myocardial revascularization.


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Ponte de Artéria Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/cirurgia , Anastomose de Artéria Torácica Interna-Coronária , Artéria Torácica Interna/cirurgia , Veia Safena/transplante , Angiografia Coronária , Ponte de Artéria Coronária/efeitos adversos , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/etiologia , Oclusão de Enxerto Vascular/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Anastomose de Artéria Torácica Interna-Coronária/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Artéria Torácica Interna/diagnóstico por imagem , Artéria Torácica Interna/fisiopatologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Veia Safena/diagnóstico por imagem , Veia Safena/fisiopatologia , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Grau de Desobstrução Vascular
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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J ; 16(2): 77-85, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32670467

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Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has evolved into a versatile imaging modality that can depict atherosclerosis burden, determine functional significance of a stenotic lesion, and guide the management and treatment of stable coronary artery disease.1 With newer-generation scanners, diagnostic CCTA can be obtained in the majority of patients with a very acceptable radiation dose. We discuss the ability of CCTA to provide comprehensive assessment of a patient with suspected CAD, including functional techniques of stress-rest myocardial perfusion assessment using a vasodilator and a purely post-processing approach that assesses fractional flow reserve derived by CCTA. In addition, recent data validated the role of CCTA in managing stable patients with chest pain and suspected CAD, serving as a gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiogram as well as optimizing the preprocedural planning of percutaneous coronary revascularization and coronary artery bypass surgery.


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Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Estenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Reserva Fracionada de Fluxo Miocárdico , Imagem de Perfusão do Miocárdio , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Ponte de Artéria Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/fisiopatologia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Estenose Coronária/fisiopatologia , Estenose Coronária/terapia , Humanos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J ; 16(2): 114-121, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32670471

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Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and timely noninvasive diagnosis of clinical and subclinical CAD is imperative to mitigate its burden on individual patients and populations. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a versatile tool that can perform relative myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with high accuracy; furthermore, it provides valuable information about the coronary microvasculature using rest and stress myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) measurements. Several radiotracers are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to help with MPI, MBF, and CFR evaluation. A large body of evidence indicates that evaluation of the coronary microcirculation using MBF and CFR provides strong diagnostic and prognostic data in a multitude of patient populations. This review describes the technical aspects of PET compared to other modalities and discusses its clinical uses for diagnosis and prognosis of coronary arterial epicardial and microcirculatory disease.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Reserva Fracionada de Fluxo Miocárdico , Microcirculação , Imagem de Perfusão do Miocárdio/métodos , Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Valor Preditivo dos Testes
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Rev Cardiovasc Med ; 21(2): 157-162, 2020 Jun 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32706205

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Cardiovascular disease, and in particular coronary artery disease (CAD), remains an important contributor of morbidity and mortality among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Classic symptomatology of CAD and effectiveness of established therapeutic measures is less frequent in patients with CKD. This suggests unique characteristics of CAD among patients with CKD. Two important features of CAD in CKD include increased calcific density of atherosclerotic plaques and of the vessels themselves (coronary artery calcification -- CAC), as well as a decrease in microcirculatory function -- or coronary microcirculatory dysfunction. A multitude of pathophysiologic pathways have been identified that contribute to CAC in CKD; less is known about the pathophysiology of microcirculatory dysfunction. It is not well established if these two processes are directly related to each other, but the combination results in a greater severity of effect on overall myocardial function and may in part explain the greater preponderance of silent myocardial infarction. Further investigation is needed to better understand these unique aspects of CAD in CKD as well as the role they play in overall CVD in this group, and ultimately therapeutics that may lessen the burden of disease.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/fisiopatologia , Circulação Coronária , Vasos Coronários/fisiopatologia , Rim/fisiopatologia , Microcirculação , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/fisiopatologia , Calcificação Vascular/fisiopatologia , Animais , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/epidemiologia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Vasos Coronários/diagnóstico por imagem , Progressão da Doença , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Hemodinâmica , Humanos , Placa Aterosclerótica , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/diagnóstico , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/epidemiologia , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/terapia , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Calcificação Vascular/diagnóstico por imagem , Calcificação Vascular/epidemiologia , Calcificação Vascular/terapia
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