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Kalogeras K, Jabbour RJ, Pracon R, et al., 2023, Midterm Outcomes in Patients With Aortic Stenosis Treated With Contemporary Balloon-Expandable and Self-Expanding Valves: Does Valve Size Have an Impact on Outcome?, J Am Heart Assoc
Background No data currently exist comparing the contemporary iterations of balloon-expandable (BE) Edwards SAPIEN 3/Ultra and the self-expanding (SE) Medtronic Evolut PRO/R34 valves. The aim of the study was the comparison of these transcatheter heart valves with emphasis on patients with small aortic annulus. Methods and Results In this retrospective registry, periprocedural outcomes and midterm all-cause mortality were analyzed. A total of 1673 patients (917 SE versus 756 BE) were followed up for a median of 15 months. A total of 194 patients died (11.6%) during follow-up. SE and BE groups showed similar survival at 1 (92.6% versus 90.6%) and 3 (80.3% versus 85.2%) years (Plog-rank=0.136). Compared with the BE group, patients treated with the SE device had lower peak (16.3±8 mm Hg SE versus 21.9±8 mm Hg BE) and mean (8.8±5 mm Hg SE versus 11.5±5 mm Hg BE) gradients at discharge. Conversely, the BE group demonstrated lower rates of at least moderate paravalvular regurgitation postoperatively (5.6% versus 0.7% for SE and BE valves, respectively; P<0.001). In patients treated with small transcatheter heart valves (≤26 mm for SE and ≤23 mm for BE; N=284 for SE and N=260 for BE), survival was higher among patients treated with SE valves at both 1 (96.7% SE versus 92.1% BE) and 3 (91.8% SE versus 82.2% BE) years (Plog-rank=0.042). In propensity-matched patients treated with small transcatheter heart valve, there remained a trend for higher survival among the SE group at both 1 (97% SE versus 92.3% BE) and 3 years (91.8% SE versus 78.7% BE), Plog-rank=0.096). Conclusions Real-world comparison of the latest-generation SE and BE devices demonstrated similar survival up to 3 years' follow-up. In patients with small transcatheter heart valves, there may be a trend for improved survival among those treated with SE valves.
Monteagudo-Vela M, Bastante T, Monguio-Santin E, et al., 2022, Coronary-subclavian steal syndrome: a case report of a rare entity that can become a deadly threat, EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL-CASE REPORTS, Vol: 7
Tindale A, Panoulas V, 2022, Real-world intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) use in percutaneous intervention-naïve patients is determined predominantly by operator, patient, and lesion characteristics, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Vol: 9
Background: Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous intervention (PCI) in numerous trials. However, it is still underutilized outside of trial settings, and most trials include a significant proportion of patients with prior PCI. The aim of this study is to look at real-world use and outcomes in PCI-naïve patients who undergo IVUS-guided intervention. Methods and results: Prospectively collected data from 10,574 consecutive patients undergoing their index PCI was retrospectively analyzed. 455 (4.3%) patients underwent IVUS, with a median follow-up of 4.6 years. Patients undergoing IVUS had higher levels of comorbidities including diabetes (27.5% vs. 19.7%, p < 0.001), hypertension (58.0% vs. 47.9%, p < 0.001), hypercholesterolemia (51.6% vs. 39.2%, p < 0.001) and were generally older (65.9 ± 14.5 vs. 64.5 ± 13.4 years, p = 0.031) with higher mean baseline creatinine levels (95.4 ± 63.3 vs. 87.8 ± 46.1 μmol/L). The strongest predictor of IVUS use was the operating consultant graduating from medical school after the year 2000 [OR 14.5 (3.5–59.8), p < 0.001] and the presence of calcific lesions [OR 5.2 (3.4–8.0) p < 0.001]. There was no significant difference in MACE nor 1-year mortality between patients undergoing IVUS-guided or angiography-only PCI on unadjusted analysis [OR 1.04 (0.73—1.5), p = 0.81, OR 1.055 (0.65–1.71) p = 0.828] nor mortality throughout the study period (HR 0.93 (0.69—1.26), p = 0.638). This held true for stents longer than 28 mm. Propensity matched analysis of patients similarly showed no mortality difference between arms for all patients and those with longer stents (p = 0.564 and p = 0.919). Conclusion: The strongest predictors of IVUS use in PCI-naïve patients are the operator’s year of graduation from medical school and proxy measures of calcific lesions. On both matched and adjus
Panoulas V, Tan S-T, Hill J, et al., 2022, Specific clinical vignettes in high-risk protected percutaneous coronary intervention, EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS, Vol: 24, Pages: J43-J48, ISSN: 1520-765X
Leick J, Werner N, Mangner N, et al., 2022, Optimized patient selection in high-risk protected percutaneous coronary intervention, European Heart Journal, Supplement, Vol: 24, Pages: J4-J10, ISSN: 1520-765X
Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (pMCS) is increasingly used in patients with poor left-ventricular (LV) function undergoing elective high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (HR-PCIs). These patients are often in critical condition and not suitable candidates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. For the definition of HR-PCI, there is a growing consensus that multiple factors must be considered to define the complexity of PCI. These include haemodynamic status, left-ventricular ejection fraction, clinical characteristics, and concomitant diseases, as well as the complexity of the coronary anatomy/lesions. Although haemodynamic support by percutaneous LV assist devices is commonly adopted in HR-PCI (protected PCI), there are no clear guideline recommendations for indication due to limited published data. Therefore, decisions to use a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure in HR-PCI patients should be based on a risk–benefit assessment by a multidisciplinary team. Here, the current evidence and indications for protected PCI will be discussed.
Naganuma T, Panoulas VF, Onishi H, et al., 2022, 5-Year Follow-Up Images of a Balloon Expandable Valve Placed in Descending Aorta., JACC Cardiovasc Interv, Vol: 15, Pages: e203-e204
Benedetto U, Sinha S, Mulla A, et al., 2022, Implications of elevated troponin on time-to-surgery in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative: TROP-CABG study)., Int J Cardiol, Vol: 362, Pages: 14-19
Implications of elevated troponin on time-to-surgery in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction(NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative:TROP-CABG study). Benedetto et al. BACKGROUND: The optimal timing of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and the utility of pre-operative troponin levels in decision-making remains unclear. We investigated (a) the association between peak pre-operative troponin and survival post-CABG in a large cohort of NSTEMI patients and (b) the interaction between troponin and time-to-surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our cohort consisted of 1746 patients (1684 NSTEMI; 62 unstable angina) (mean age 69 ± 11 years,21% female) with recorded troponins that had CABG at five United Kingdom centers between 2010 and 2017. Time-segmented Cox regression was used to investigate the interaction of peak troponin and time-to-surgery on early (within 30 days) and late (beyond 30 days) survival. Average interval from peak troponin to surgery was 9 ± 15 days, with 1466 (84.0%) patients having CABG during the same admission. Sixty patients died within 30-days and another 211 died after a mean follow-up of 4 ± 2 years (30-day survival 0.97 ± 0.004 and 5-year survival 0.83 ± 0.01). Peak troponin was a strong predictor of early survival (adjusted P = 0.002) with a significant interaction with time-to-surgery (P interaction = 0.007). For peak troponin levels <100 times the upper limit of normal, there was no improvement in early survival with longer time-to-surgery. However, in patients with higher troponins, early survival increased progressively with a longer time-to-surgery, till day 10. Peak troponin did not influence survival beyond 30 days (adjusted P = 0.64). CONCLUSIONS: Peak troponin in NSTEMI patients undergoing CABG was a significant predictor of earl
Tindale A, Vela MM, Panoulas V, 2022, Using Base Excess, Albumin, Lactate, and Renal Function to Predict 30-Day Mortality in Patients Requiring Impella Monotherapy for Left-Sided Mechanical Circulatory Support: The BALLAR Score., Cardiovasc Revasc Med, Vol: 41, Pages: 129-135
OBJECTIVES: To create a simple scoring system that can estimate 30-day mortality in patients requiring left-sided Impella implantation as standalone mechanical circulatory support (MCS). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 79 consecutive patients who required left-sided Impella MCS monotherapy. Regression analysis was used to elucidate significant associations between biochemical markers before Impella implantation and all-cause mortality at 30 days. Using these factors, a simple additive scoring system was created using a previously validated approach. RESULTS: The BALLAR scoring system was created. Patients are assigned points based upon biochemical markers. These are summed and the final points tally provides an estimate of 30-day mortality. The points are assigned as follows: Lactate (mmol/l): ≤1.9: 0 points, 2-4.9: 1 Point, ≥5: 4 Points Creatinine Clearance (ml/min): ≤29.9: 6 points, 30-59.9: 4 points, 60-89.9: 1 point, ≥90: 0 points Serum Albumin (mmol/l): <25: 6 points, 25-34.9: 3 points, ≥35: 0 points Base Excess (mmol/L): < -2: 2 points, ≥-2: 0 points The total score can be used to estimate the probability of death at 30 days. A score less than 6 predicts a 30-day mortality of under 5%, whereas a score over 11 predicts a greater than 95% chance of death within 30 days. CONCLUSION: Using this simple heuristic predicted 89% of 30-day deaths in our cohort. All the misclassifications were in the intermediate probability range (scores 5-11). This simple scoring system gives an effective estimate of the probability of death at 30 days in our cohort of patients.
Sau A, Kaura A, Ahmed A, et al., 2022, Prognostic significance of ventricular arrhythmias in 13444 patients with acute coronary syndrome: a retrospective cohort study based on routine clinical data (NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative VA-ACS Study), Journal of the American Heart Association, Vol: 11, Pages: 1-19, ISSN: 2047-9980
Background: A minority of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) cases are associated with ventricular arrhythmias (VA) and/or cardiac arrest (CA). We investigated the effect of VA/CA at time of ACS on long-term outcomes.Methods and Results: We analysed routine clinical data from 5 NHS Trusts in the United Kingdom, collected between 2010 and 2017, by the National Institute for Health Research Health Informatics Collaborative (NIHR HIC).13,444 patients with ACS, of which 376 (2.8%) had concurrent VA, survived to hospital discharge and were followed up for a median of 3.42 years. Patients with VA or CA at index presentation had significantly increased risks of subsequent VA during follow-up (VA group: adjusted HR 4.15, 95% CI 2.42-7.09, CA group: adjusted HR 2.60 95% CI 1.23-5.48). Patients who suffered a CA in the context of ACS and survived to discharge also had a 36% increase in long-term mortality (adjusted hazard ratio 1.36 (95% 1.04-1.78)), though the concurrent diagnosis of VA alone during ACS did not affect all-cause mortality (adjusted HR 1.03, 95% CI 0.80-1.33). Conclusions: Patients who develop VA or CA during ACS, who survive to discharge, have increased risks of subsequent VA, while those who have CA during ACS also have an increase in long-term mortality. These individuals may represent a subgroup at greater risk of subsequent arrhythmic events due to intrinsically lower thresholds for developing VA.
Vrettos A, Duncan A, Ahmed A, et al., 2022, Successful percutaneous closure of aortic root-to-right ventricle fistula after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a valuable option in high-risk surgical patients, EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL-CASE REPORTS, Vol: 6
Kaura A, Hartley A, Panoulas V, et al., 2022, Mortality risk prediction of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in suspected acute coronary syndrome: a cohort study, PLoS Medicine, Vol: 19, ISSN: 1549-1277
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence on the use of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) as a biomarker for selecting patients for advanced cardiovascular (CV) therapies in the modern era. The prognostic value of mildly elevated hsCRP beyond troponin in a large real-world cohort of unselected patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is unknown. We evaluated whether a mildly elevated hsCRP (up to 15 mg/L) was associated with mortality risk, beyond troponin level, in patients with suspected ACS. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study based on the National Institute for Health Research Health Informatics Collaborative data of 257,948 patients with suspected ACS who had a troponin measured at 5 cardiac centres in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2017. Patients were divided into 4 hsCRP groups (<2, 2 to 4.9, 5 to 9.9, and 10 to 15 mg/L). The main outcome measure was mortality within 3 years of index presentation. The association between hsCRP levels and all-cause mortality was assessed using multivariable Cox regression analysis adjusted for age, sex, haemoglobin, white cell count (WCC), platelet count, creatinine, and troponin. Following the exclusion criteria, there were 102,337 patients included in the analysis (hsCRP <2 mg/L (n = 38,390), 2 to 4.9 mg/L (n = 27,397), 5 to 9.9 mg/L (n = 26,957), and 10 to 15 mg/L (n = 9,593)). On multivariable Cox regression analysis, there was a positive and graded relationship between hsCRP level and mortality at baseline, which remained at 3 years (hazard ratio (HR) (95% CI) of 1.32 (1.18 to 1.48) for those with hsCRP 2.0 to 4.9 mg/L and 1.40 (1.26 to 1.57) and 2.00 (1.75 to 2.28) for those with hsCRP 5 to 9.9 mg/L and 10 to 15 mg/L, respectively. This relationship was independent of troponin in all suspected ACS patients and was further verified in those who were confirmed to have an ACS diagnosis by clinical coding. The main limitation of our study is that we did not
Panoulas V, Ilsley C, 2022, Rapid Classification and Treatment Algorithm of Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Coronary Syndromes: The SAVE ACS Classification, JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, Vol: 2022, ISSN: 0896-4327
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Fiorelli F, Panoulas V, 2021, Impella as unloading strategy during VA-ECMO: systematic review and meta-analysis., Rev Cardiovasc Med, Vol: 22, Pages: 1503-1511, ISSN: 1530-6550
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is used as mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock (CS). It restores peripheral perfusion, at the expense of increased left ventricle (LV) afterload. In this setting, Impella can be used as direct unloading strategy. Aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate efficacy and safety of LV unloading with Impella during ECMO in CS. A systematic search on Medline, Scopus and Cochrane Library was performed using as combination of keywords: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Impella, percutaneous micro axial pump, ECPELLA, cardiogenic shock. We aimed to include studies, which compared the use of ECMO with and without Impella (ECPELLA vs. ECMO). Primary endpoint was short-term all-cause mortality; secondary endpoints included major bleeding, haemolysis, need for renal replacement therapy (RRT) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Five studies met the inclusion criteria, with a total population of 972 patients. The ECPELLA cohort showed improved survival compared to the control group (RR (Risk Ratio): 0.86; 95% CI (Confidence Interval): 0.76, 0.96; p = 0.009). When including in the analysis only studies with homogeneous comparator groups, LV unloading with Impella remained associated with significant reduction in mortality (RR: 0.85; 95% CI: 0.75, 0.97; p = 0.01). Haemolysis (RR: 1.70; 95% CI: 1.35, 2.15; p < 0.00001) and RRT (RR: 1.86; 95% CI: 1.07, 3.21; p = 0.03) occurred at a higher rate in the ECPELLA group. There was no difference between the two groups in terms of major bleeding (RR: 1.37; 95% CI: 0.88, 2.13; p = 0.16) and CVA (RR: 0.91; 95% CI: 0.61, 1.38; p = 0.66). In conclusion, LV unloading with Impella during ECMO was associated with improved survival, despite increased haemolysis and need for RRT, without additional risk of major bleeding and CVA.
Panoulas V, Monteagudo-Vela M, 2021, Predictors of Short-term Survival in Cardiogenic Shock Patients Requiring Left Ventricular Support Using the Impella CP or 5.0., CJC Open, Vol: 3, Pages: 1002-1009
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVADs) have been used to support patients who are in cardiogenic shock (CS). There is limited data on 30-day mortality predictors in patients supported by an Impella pVAD. METHODS: All CS patients requiring left-sided Impella implantation in Harefield Hospital (Greater London, United Kingdom) between 2017 and 2020 were included in the current study. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify predictors of 30-day mortality. RESULTS: A total of 92 patients were included. The mean age was 53.8 ± 14.9 years, and 78.3% were male. CS etiology was predominantly acute coronary syndromes (44.6%), followed by decompensated dilated cardiomyopathy (28.3%). Survival at 30 days was 63% (58 of 92). Deceased patients had a lower left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (15.1 ± 9.6 vs 21.8 ± 14.2, P < 0.001), higher serum lactate levels (2.8[1.6 to 5.4] vs 1.45 [1.08 to 3.53], P = 0.012), a higher percentage of prolonged invasive ventilation (> 24 hours) (64.7% vs 13.8%, P < 0.001), and worse renal and liver function. Serum lactate, baseline LVEF, and prolonged ventilation (> 24 hours) were independent predictors of 30-day survival with an area under the curve of 0.85 (95% confidence interval 0.769 to 0.930), P < 0.001. CONCLUSIONS: In the current retrospective registry of patients requiring Impella pVAD implantation, independent 30-day mortality predictors included serum lactate, baseline LVEF, and prolonged invasive ventilation (> 24 hours). These parameters could highlight patients who would benefit from earlier mechanical circulatory support escalation or neurologic assessment to inform withdrawal decisions.
Vrettos A, Panoulas V, 2021, Diagnosing STEMI in the presence of paced rhythm: dispelling the myth of the 'uninterpretable paced ECG'., BMJ Case Rep, Vol: 14
Monteagudo-Vela M, Panoulas V, Kourliouros A, et al., 2021, Is the quality-of-life improvement after transcatheter aortic valve implantation equivalent to that achieved by surgical aortic valve replacement?, INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, Vol: 33, Pages: 866-870, ISSN: 1569-9293
Basavarajaiah S, Athukorala S, Kalogeras K, et al., 2021, Mid-term clinical outcomes from use of Sirolimus coated balloon in coronary intervention; data from real world population., Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, Vol: 98, Pages: 57-65
BACKGROUND: Use of drug coated balloons (DCBs) in coronary intervention is escalating. There is a plethora of data on Paclitaxcel-DCB. However, when it comes of stents, Limus-drugs are preferred over Paclitaxel. There is very limited data on Sirolimus coated balloons (SCB). MagicTouch-SCB (Concept Medical, FL) elutes Sirolimus via nano-technology and have been used in our centers since March 2018. We report a mid-term follow-up with this relatively novel-technology. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively analyzed all patients treated with MagicTouch-SCB between March-2018 and February-2019. Results are reported as cardiac-death, target-vessel myocardial-infarction (TVMI), target lesion revascularization (TLR) and Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE). During the study period, 288-patients (373-lesions) with a mean age of 65.8 were treated with MagicTouch-SCB. 84% (n = 241) were male, 155 (54%) were in the setting of acute coronary syndrome, 38% (n = 110) had diabetes and 62% (n = 233) were in de-novo lesions. Most lesions treated were in the LAD/diagonal-system (n = 170; 46%). Pre-dilatation was performed in 92% (n = 345) of cases. Bailout stenting was required in 9% lesions (n = 35). The mean diameter and length of SCBs were 2.64 ± 0.56 mm and 24 ± 8.9 mm respectively. During a median follow-up of 363 days (IQR: 278-435), cardiac death and TVMI occurred in 5-patients (1.7%) and 10-patients (3.4%) respectively, TLR per-lesion was 12%. The MACE rate was 10%. There were no documented cases of acute vessel closure. CONCLUSIONS: The results from mid-term follow-up with this relatively new technology SCB is encouraging with a low rates of hard endpoints and acceptable MACE rates despite complex group of patients and lesion subsets.
Monteagudo-Vela M, Farmidi A, Panoulas V, et al., 2021, Use of Impella RP for Acute Right Ventricular Failure Post-Pericardiectomy., Cardiovasc Revasc Med, Vol: 28S, Pages: 176-179
Surgical pericardiectomy is the accepted treatment for patients with constrictive pericarditis. Right ventricular failure in patients that undergo pericardiectomy is a frequent complication due to sudden volume overload. Impella RP is used to bypass the right ventricle and tackle the transient right ventricular failure. It is implanted percutaneously and provides enough support to achieve haemodynamical stability and recover end-organ function. We report the case of a patient that developed acute right ventricular failure in the early postoperative period of a pericardiectomy. He underwent the implantation of an Impella RP in the setting of acute right ventricular failure and was successfully explanted after 6 days of support.
Panoulas V, Greenough N, Sulemane S, et al., 2021, The Role of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Patients With Severe Left Ventricular Impairment Treated With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention., Cardiovasc Revasc Med, Vol: 28S, Pages: 169-175
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an established treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) in an ever-growing patient population. It is not uncommon for patients who are undergoing TAVI to have technically difficult anatomy, simultaneous severe left ventricular (LV) impairment and/or extensive coronary artery disease. In this case series we present examples where the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) facilitated a safe aortic and coronary intervention in extremely complex patients who would have otherwise carried prohibitive procedural risk.
Mahon C, Davies A, Gambaro A, et al., 2021, Association of individual aortic leaflet calcification on paravalvular regurgitation and conduction abnormalities with self-expanding trans-catheter aortic valve insertion, Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery, Vol: 11, Pages: 1970-1982, ISSN: 2223-4292
Background: Complication rates of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PVR) and permanent pacemaker insertion remain high in patients undergoing trans-catheter aortic valve insertion for severe aortic stenosis. The spatial distribution of calcium between individual aortic valve leaflets, and its potential role in these complications is gaining interest. We aimed to assess the accuracy of individual aortic valve leaflet calcium quantification, and to determine its effect on the frequency of these complications.Methods: This was a retrospective study of 251 patients who underwent trans-catheter aortic valve insertion using the Evolut RTM valve. The off-line Terarecon software platform was used for Agatston scoring the short axis views.Results: There was a correlation between the sum of the individual leaflet and the total aortic valve calcium score. There was a univariate association between an increase [per 100 Agatston unit (AU)] in both right coronary leaflet (RCL) and left coronary leaflet (LCL) calcium with the risk of PVR. There was an association between an increase in LCL calcium score (per 100 AU) and need for post-implantation balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV). There was no association between individual leaflet calcification on the risk of permanent pacemaker insertion.Conclusions: This study supports the idea that a quantifiable and reproducible method of individual valve leaflet calcification score may serve as an independent risk factor for paravalvular regurgitation, beyond visual assessment of asymmetry. However, the same may not be true of spatial calcium distribution and permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI).
Panoulas V, Rathod KS, Jain AK, et al., 2021, Impact of Early (<= 24 h) Versus Delayed (> 24 h) Intervention in Patients With Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: An Observational Study of 20,882 Patients From the London Heart Attack Group, CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE, Vol: 22, Pages: 3-7, ISSN: 1553-8389
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Vela MM, Baston VR, Panoulas V, et al., 2021, A detailed explantation assessment protocol for patients with left ventricular assist devices with myocardial recovery, INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, Vol: 32, Pages: 298-305, ISSN: 1569-9293
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Ruparelia N, Panoulas V, 2020, The missing acute coronary syndromes in the COVID-19 era, THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, Vol: 14, ISSN: 1753-9447
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Monteagudo-Vela M, Panoulas V, Garcia-Saez D, et al., 2020, Outcomes of heart transplantation in patients bridged with Impella 5.0: Comparison with native chest transplanted patients without preoperative mechanical circulatory support, ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, Vol: 45, Pages: 254-262, ISSN: 0160-564X
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Tsampasian V, Panoulas V, Jabbour RJ, et al., 2020, Left ventricular speckle tracking echocardiographic evaluation before and after TAVI, ECHO RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, Vol: 7, Pages: 29-38, ISSN: 2055-0464
Panoulas VF, Chandrasekhar J, Busi G, et al., 2020, Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of patient prosthesis mismatch in women undergoingTAVIfor severe aortic stenosis: Insights from theWIN-TAVIregistry, CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, Vol: 97, Pages: 516-526, ISSN: 1522-1946
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Kaura A, Sterne J, Trickey A, et al., 2020, Invasive versus non-invasive management of elderly patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: cohort study based on routine clinical data, The Lancet, Vol: 396, Pages: 623-634, ISSN: 0140-6736
BackgroundPrevious trials suggest lower long-term mortality after invasive rather than non-invasive management among patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), but these excluded very elderly patients.MethodsWe estimated the effect of invasive versus non-invasive management within 3 days of peak troponin on survival in NSTEMI patients aged ≥80 years, using routine clinical data collected during 2010–2017 (NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative). Propensity scores based on pre-treatment variables were derived using logistic regression; patients with high probabilities of non-invasive or invasive management were excluded. Patients who died within 3 days without receiving invasive management were assigned to the invasive or non-invasive management groups based on their propensity scores, to mitigate immortal time bias. We estimated mortality hazard ratios comparing invasive with non-invasive management, and also compared rates of hospital admission for heart failure.FindingsOf 1976 patients with NSTEMI, 101 died within 3 days of their peak troponin, whilst 375 were excluded because of extreme propensity scores. The remaining 1500 patients (56% non-invasive management) had a median age 86 (IQR 82-89) years. During median follow-up of 3.0 (IQR 1.2-4.8) years, there were 613 (41%) deaths. Using inverse probability weighting, adjusted cumulative 5-year mortality was 36% and 55% in the invasive and non-invasive management groups, respectively. The mortality hazard ratio comparing invasive with non-invasive management was 0.64 (95% CI 0.52-0.79) after multivariable adjustment for clinical characteristics and propensity score and inclusion of patients who died within three days. Invasive management was associated with lower incidence of hospital admissions for heart failure (adjusted rate ratio compared with non-invasive management 0.67, 95% CI 0.48–0.93).
Kalogeras K, Ruparelia N, Kabir T, et al., 2020, Comparison of the self-expanding Evolut-PRO transcatheter aortic valve to its predecessor Evolut-R in the real world multicenter ATLAS registry, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, Vol: 310, Pages: 120-125, ISSN: 0167-5273
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Monteagudo-Vela M, Panoulas V, Riesgo-Gil F, et al., 2020, Surgical explant of a right ventricular assist device with sternum-sparing technique, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, Vol: 58, Pages: 193-195, ISSN: 1010-7940
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Panoulas V, Kitas GD, 2020, Pharmacological management of cardiovascular risk in chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases., Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol, Vol: 13, Pages: 605-613
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular comorbidity is a major burden in patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and a significant determinant of their outcome. In addition to optimal management of the underlying inflammatory condition according to current guidelines, individual cardiovascular risk factors, particularly dyslipidaemia, hypertension, and impaired glucose tolerance should be assessed regularly and guide risk stratification and requirement for treatment. AREAS DISCUSSED: We critically reviewed manuscripts and guidelines on the pharmacological management of dyslipidaemia, hypertension, and diabetes in patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar, up to 1 March 2020). Lifestyle changes are of paramount importance for the management of these risk factors. In the current narrative review, we discuss pharmacological therapies available and emerging therapies aiming to help patients achieve recommended targets, depending on their individual risk. EXPERT OPINION: CVD risk is increased in people with chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Cardiovascular risk factor management is an essential part of their care. Although relevant guidance exists, there are still major gaps in knowledge and risk factor management implementation in these patient groups. Some practical guidance based on our interpretation of existing data and experience in the field is provided in this review.
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