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Determining diagnostic and prognostic significance of percutaneous coronary intervention–related myocardial infarction with cardiac troponin T
Postpercutaneous coronary intervention cardiac biomarker elevation with a small number of postpercutaneous coronary intervention outcomes for the early (first 91 days) follow-up period is significantly associated with an identifiable optimal threshold of 25× ULN (0.25, ng/mL) for cTnT.
Factors associated with stent fracture after melody percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation
Important variables that influence the fracture are changes in stent section shape after balloon deflation.
Correlation of glycemic control with mortality in diabetic patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Long-term mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention is significantly higher in diabetic patients not on insulin and with poor glycemic control (HbA1c >10%) versus those with well-controlled diabetes mellitus, as evidenced by HbA1c ≤7%.
JUSTIFY-CFR Study: Pressure-only estimation of underlying coronary flow reserve with baseline instantaneous wave-free ratio
Instantaneous wave-free ratio can be potentially used as a functional index of disease severity, independently from its agreement with fractional flow reserve.
Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Report From the Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto PCI/CABG Registry Cohort-2
More frequent surgical procedures are performed after CABG than after PCI, particularly <6 months after coronary revascularization.
Evaluation of sudden death risk in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with quantitative contrast-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Extensive late gadolinium enhancement measured by quantitative contrast enhanced CMR provides additional information during assessment of sudden cardiac death event risk among patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Genetics of Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Diet Network Study: Epigenome-Wide Association Study of Fasting Blood Lipids
CPT1A methylation is strongly and robustly associated with fasting very-low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and TG.
Distinct outcome predictors in untreated subjects: Ambulatory hypertension subtypes and 24-hour systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Risks conferred by DBP24 and SBP24 are dependent on age.
Reversible De Novo Left Ventricular Trabeculations in Pregnant Women
LV trabeculations occur due to increased LV loading conditions or other physiological responses to pregnancy and are not specific for LV noncompaction.
Effects of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus on human myocardium before the onset of cardiomyopathy
Myocardial contractile dysfunction is associated with impaired mitochondrial function and dynamics in type 2 diabetic but not in obese patients.
Risk of end-stage-renal disease and all-cause mortality before end-stage-renal disease
In patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3 to 5, CV events are common and are associated with a substantial increase in the risk of end-stage-renal disease and all-cause mortality before end-stage-renal disease.
NHANES-III: Prognostic value of fasting versus nonfasting low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels
Nonfasting LDL-cholesterol has prognostic value similar to that of fasting LDL-cholesterol.
Survival benefit of bilateral internal mammary artery grafts
Bilateral internal mammary artery grafting when compared with single internal mammary artery grafting is associated with better survival with up to 10 years follow-up.
Management of cardiovascular risk during pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease
WHO classification is the best available risk assessment model for estimating cardiovascular risk in pregnant women with CHD.
Prognostic value of C-reactive protein in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease
Serum CRP is a simple but powerful marker of mortality in CHD-PAH patients.
Serum biomarker of coronary artery calcification in type 2 diabetes
Osteoprotegerin is a better serum biomarker of coronary artery calcification scores than osteocalcin in type 2 diabetes.
RV stroke work in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Indices accounting for RV performance and ventricular-vascular coupling may be useful in the prognosis and hence, management of children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Side-branch compromise in acute myocardial infarction patients in the drug-eluting stent era
Non-LAD culprit vessel, larger infarct size, and good collateral vessel formation are independent predictors of side-branch compromise.
Exercise capacity and haemodynamics in adult patients with mild-to-moderate pulmonary valve stenosis
Patients with mild-to-moderate PV stenosis have decreased exercise capacity.
Atherosclerotic coronary plaque in subjects with diabetic neuropathy
Patients with charcot neuroarthropathy have a higher prevalence of severe coronary plaques compared to patients with diabetic neuropathy.
Neo-aortic growth during adulthood in patients after an arterial switch operation
Neo-aortic growth is on average linear in early adulthood and does not stabilise over time.
Association of body weight, weight gain and hyperglycaemia with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in women with gestational diabetes
The factor that has strongest impact on pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders is prepregnancy body weight.
Risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and target organ damage in subjects with previously undiagnosed hypertension
22% of the subjects with previously undiagnosed hypertension, and 8% of the non-hypertensive risk persons (p < 0.001) show evidence of subclinical organ damage defined as ECG-LVH, ABI ≤0.90, or eGFR <60 ml/min/1.73 m2.
FIGURE-OUT: Diagnostic value of coronary CT angiography versus invasive coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound in patients with intermediate coronary artery stenosis
Anatomical criteria for the diagnosis of ischaemia-producing coronary stenosis differ by non-invasive and invasive methods.
Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study: Correlation between epicardial adipose tissue and left atrial size on non-contrast CT with atrial fibrillation
Left atrial size from non-contrast computed tomography is strongly associated with prevalent and incident atrial fibrillation.
Correlation between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and cardiac autonomic neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes
Increased brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity is significantly correlated with cardiac autonomic neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Drug-eluting balloon for treating in-stent restenosis and diffuse coronary artery disease
Drug-eluting balloons can be considered in lesions where the use of stents is not desirable, especially restenotic lesions.
Association of arterial elastance with arterial load in the general population and among older adults
Effective arterial elastance is insensitive to pulsatile arterial load.
Correlation between visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality
There exists a modest associations between visit-to-visit variability of BP and CVD and all-cause mortality.
Impact of probiotics on blood pressure
Probiotics potentially have greater effect when baseline BP are elevated, multiple species of probiotics are consumed, the duration of intervention is ≥8 weeks, or daily consumption dose is ≥1011 colony-forming units.
Risk of hospitalization for diabetic macrovascular complications and in-hospital mortality with irregular physician visits
Irregular visit group has significantly higher risks of hospitalization for IHD and stroke among diabetic patients.
Association between CKD and adverse events among patients undergoing carotid artery revascularization procedures
CKD is not an independent predictor of in-hospital and 30-day outcomes after carotid artery revascularization.
Impact of sex on postprocedural aortic regurgitation and mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
The predictive value of aortic regurgitation ≥ 2 is restricted to men (HR 2.96, P < 0.001 among men; HR 0.86, P = 0.60 among women; P for interaction = 0.002).
Outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients of small body size
In small body size patients, TAVI is associated with similar clinical outcomes and effective post-procedural hemodynamics when compared with large body size patients.
Complete percutaneous approach versus surgical cut-down and closure for arterial access in transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Percutaneous approach is a feasible access/closure method with a potential of lowering access site infection and bleeding, and shortening hospital stay.
Decompensated heart failure
Resistant Hypertension: A challenge for primary care clinicians and specialists
Safety outcomes of aortic valve replacement in aortic stenosis
Fixed-Drug Combinations for an Effective, Treatment Adherence led BP control
Biodegradable Stents or Scaffolds over DESs
Controversies in the significance of Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement for the Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease
Making a Wise Choice for Enhancing the Success of an unstable PCI Era
Risk Management and New Technologies in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation as the First-line therapy for a Lasting Cure
Chronic Kidney Disease as a New Therapeutic Target in the DES, Valvular and STEMI Era
Prognosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Newer oral anticoagulation therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation
A Coronary Perforation Complicating a PCI is No More Feared: The Dual Catheter rather than Single Catheter Access Technique for a dauntless cardiac intervention


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A 81 year old male patient with a history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and smoking, presented with a history of chest pain with minimal efforts of two days duration.
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