1. Articles from Wataru Shimizu

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    1. In-stent restenosis caused by calcified nodule 11 years after paclitaxel eluting stent implantation treated with drug-coated balloon following rotational atherectom

      In-stent restenosis caused by calcified nodule 11 years after paclitaxel eluting stent implantation treated with drug-coated balloon following rotational atherectom

      n 82-year-old man with dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease was admitted to our hospital for heart failure. He was treated with 3 paclitaxel eluting stents in the proximal and mid-right coronary artery (RCA) for silent myocardial ischemia 11 years previously. 2 years after the initial procedure, angioplasty was performed for in-stent restenosis (ISR) in the RCA. He had been stable with optimal medical therapy until the present admission. After admission, CAG upon stabilization of heart failure with medical therapy showed ISR in the mid-RCA (Fig. 1 a). On the first session, neither a 1.0-mm balloon nor imaging ...

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    2. Comparison of Coronary Culprit Lesion Morphology Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and Relation to Outcomes in Patients Diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome During Winter –vs– Other Season

      Comparison of Coronary Culprit Lesion Morphology Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and Relation to Outcomes in Patients Diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome During Winter –vs– Other Season

      Patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) during winter have worse outcomes; however, mechanisms driving this trend are unclear. We examined coronary culprit lesion morphologies using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Features and outcomes were retrospectively compared between patients admitted with ACS in winter (W-ACS; n=390) and in other seasons (O-ACS; n=1027). Angiography and OCT results were analyzed in patients who underwent OCT examination (173 patients in W-ACS and 450 in O-ACS). On initial angiography, minimum lumen diameter was smaller (median; 0.12 mm vs. 0.25 mm, p=0.021) and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow grade ...

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      Mentions: Masamichi Takano
    3. Comparison of Coronary Culprit Lesion Morphology Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and Relation to Outcomes in Patients Diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome During Winter –vs– Other Seasons

      Comparison of Coronary Culprit Lesion Morphology Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and Relation to Outcomes in Patients Diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome During Winter –vs– Other Seasons

      Patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) during winter have worse outcomes; however, mechanisms driving this trend are unclear. We examined coronary culprit lesion morphologies using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Features and outcomes were retrospectively compared between patients admitted with ACS in winter (W-ACS; n=390) and in other seasons (O-ACS; n=1027). Angiography and OCT results were analyzed in patients who underwent OCT examination (173 patients in W-ACS and 450 in O-ACS). On initial angiography, minimum lumen diameter was smaller (median; 0.12 mm vs. 0.25 mm, p=0.021) and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow grade ...

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      Mentions: Masamichi Takano
    4. Relation of coronary culprit lesion morphology determined by optical coherence tomography and cardiac outcomes to preinfarction angina in patients with acute myocardial infarction

      Relation of coronary culprit lesion morphology determined by optical coherence tomography and cardiac outcomes to preinfarction angina in patients with acute myocardial infarction

      Background While preinfarction angina pectoris (pre-IA) is recognized as favorable effects on acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the detail has not been fully investigated. The aims of the current study were to clarify patient characteristics, lesion morphologies determined by optical coherence tomography (OCT), and cardiac outcomes related to pre-IA in patients with AMI. Methods Clinical data and outcomes were compared between AMI patients with pre-IA (pre-IA group, n = 507) and without pre-IA (non-pre-IA group, n = 653). Angiography and OCT findings were analyzed in patients with pre-intervention OCT and compared between groups of pre-IA ( n = 219) and non-pre-IA ( n = 269). Results ST-segment ...

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      Mentions: Masamichi Takano
    5. Postprandial Hyperchylomicronemia and Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma in Nonculprit Lesions A Multivessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Postprandial Hyperchylomicronemia and Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma in Nonculprit Lesions A Multivessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Objective— Although postprandial hypertriglyceridemia can be a risk factor for coronary artery disease, the extent of its significance remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between the postprandial lipid profiles rigorously estimated with the meal tolerance test and the presence of lipid-rich plaque, such as thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA), in the nonculprit lesion. Approach and Results— A total of 30 patients with stable coronary artery disease who underwent a multivessel examination using optical coherence tomography during catheter intervention for the culprit lesion were enrolled. Patients were divided into 2 groups: patients with TCFA (fibrous cap thickness ≤65 µm) in ...

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    6. Relation of Coronary Culprit Lesion Morphology Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and Cardiac Outcomes to Serum Uric Acid Levels in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

      Relation of Coronary Culprit Lesion Morphology Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and Cardiac Outcomes to Serum Uric Acid Levels in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

      The aims of the current study were to elucidate features of culprit lesion plaque morphology using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in relation to elevated serum uric acid (sUA) levels and to clarify the impact of sUA levels on adverse clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Clinical data and outcomes were compared between ACS patients with sUA ≥6 mg/dL (high-sUA; n=506) and sUA <6.0 mg/dL (low-sUA; n=608). Angiography and OCT findings were analyzed in patients with pre-intervention OCT and compared between groups of high-sUA (n=206) and low-sUA (n=273). Patients with high-sUA ...

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    7. EuroIntervention Intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography images for direct right coronary artery injury after tricuspid valve annuloplasty

      EuroIntervention Intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography images for direct right coronary artery injury after tricuspid valve annuloplasty

      A 76-year-old female was admitted with dyspnoea and leg oedema. Echocardiography showed severe mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation with marked right ventricular (RV) dilatation, and coronary angiography showed intact left and right coronary arteries (RCA) (Online Figure 1) . She was diagnosed with heart failure due to combined valvular disease and underwent tricuspid valve (the Kay bicuspidisation technique without ring) and mitral valve annuloplasty. After the operation, she suffered from myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation in the inferior leads. Coronary angiography showed a total occlusion (arrow) at the middle portion of the RCA (Panel A, Moving image 1) . After passing a ...

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    8. The impact of blood pressure variability on coronary plaque vulnerability in stable angina: an analysis using optical coherence tomography

      The impact of blood pressure variability on coronary plaque vulnerability in stable angina: an analysis using optical coherence tomography

      Background: Blood pressure variability (BPV), especially visit-to-visit BPV, has been reported to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The impact of BPV on coronary plaque vulnerability remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between BPV and coronary plaque vulnerability. Patients and methods: From August 2013 to May 2014, 36 patients with both hypertension and stable angina pectoris who underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention guided by frequency-domain optical coherence tomography were investigated retrospectively. The size of the lipid cores and the thickness of the fibrous cap covering the lipid core were measured by frequency-domain optical ...

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    9. Optical coherence tomography visualisation of burst balloon catheter trapped by coronary stent

      Optical coherence tomography visualisation of burst balloon catheter trapped by coronary stent

      A 69-year-old man with prior anterior myocardial infarction underwent percutaneous coronary intervention for significant stenosis of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. High-pressure inflation by non-compliant balloon was required because of severe calcification in the culprit lesion. The balloon ruptured during inflation and an angiographic filling defect appeared in the LAD. The balloon catheter was pulled out of the body and the tip and membranous part of the catheter was lost ( Panel A , black arrowhead). Although we attempted to retrieve…

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    10. Flow-limiting thrombosis after intracoronary coil embolisation: optical coherence tomography during acute myocardial infarction

      Flow-limiting thrombosis after intracoronary coil embolisation: optical coherence tomography during acute myocardial infarction

      A 75-year-old female was transferred to our hospital with sudden onset chest pain radiating to the left arm. She had a history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease treated with regular haemodialysis, and a prior anterior myocardial infarction. Electrocardiography upon admission showed ST-segment elevation in broad anterior leads. Previous coronary angiography had illustrated chronic total occlusion (CTO) at the mid-left anterior descending artery (LAD) and collateral flow from the 2nd diagonal branch (DB) to the distal LAD through the 3rd DB. Percutaneous

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    11. Target lesion evaluation by multiple modalities in vivo: near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), virtual histology intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, and angioscopy

      Target lesion evaluation by multiple modalities in vivo: near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), virtual histology intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, and angioscopy

      A 60-year-old man presented with ischaemic heart failure. We conducted coronary angiography (CAG) after improvement of the heart failure. On CAG, there was a hazy stenosis in the proximal left anterior descending artery (Figure 1, Moving image 1) . The lesion was observed by four modalities: near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and angioscopy. NIRS detected lipid core plaque with echolucency on greyscale IVUS. VH-IVUS showed necrotic core plaque (Figure 1, Moving image 1) . OCT showed lipid-rich plaque, and angioscopy showed yellow intima (Figure 1, Moving image 1) . All modalities could detect lipid content and ...

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    12. Longitudinal stent deformation as a cause of very late stent thrombosis: Optical coherence tomography images

      Longitudinal stent deformation as a cause of very late stent thrombosis: Optical coherence tomography images

      A 73-year-old male with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia was transferred to our hospital because of severe chest pain. He had a history of previous percutaneous coronary intervention for stable angina pectoris at another hospital 18 months before the current admission. In a previous coronary angiography (CAG), severe stenosis was found at the mid-left anterior descending artery (LAD)/diagonal bifurcation. A 3.0/28-mm platinum chromium, paclitaxel-eluting stent was deployed from the middle to proximal LAD and balloon angioplasty was subsequently conducted for the diagonal branch.

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    13. Relationship between cholesterol crystals and culprit lesion characteristics in patients with stable coronary artery disease: an optical coherence tomography study

      Relationship between cholesterol crystals and culprit lesion characteristics in patients with stable coronary artery disease: an optical coherence tomography study

      Aims Some recent studies have reported the role of cholesterol crystals (ChCs) in plaque rupture in patients with coronary artery disease. We used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the characteristics of coronary plaques that were associated with derived ChCs. Methods We evaluated 101 subjects with stable coronary artery disease who underwent OCT. We compared the OCT findings of the culprit lesions with ChCs to those without ChCs and investigated the background characteristics. Results ChCs were observed in culprit lesions of 39 patients. The frequencies of spotty calcification, microchannel structure, and lipid-rich plaque were significantly higher in patients with ChCs ...

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