ABSTRACT Coronary artery anomalies are congenital changes in their origin, course, and/or structure. Intercoronary communication is a very rare subset with uni- or bidirectional blood flow between two or more coronary arteries. We present the case of a 70-year-old male patient with acute coronary syndrome, and his coronary angiography incidentally showed a surprising and very rare communication between the left circumflex and right coronary arteries.
ABSTRACT Background Few publications have evaluated temporal trends and outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention in diabetic patients in the contemporary era. Our objective was to verify characteristics, procedural results and mortality of percutaneous coronary intervention in diabetic subjects in Brazil in the last 10 years. Methods We analyzed the percutaneous coronary interventions registered in the Brazilian National Registry of Cardiovascular Interventions (CENIC) of the Sociedade Brasileira de Hemodinâmica e Cardiologia Intervencionista , from 2006 to 2016, comparing three timeframes: 2006-2008, […]
ABSTRACT Background Manual thromboaspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention was very often used in the end of the last decade; however, there was a drop in its recommendation class due to results of recent publications. The objective of this work was to evaluate the use of this technique in Brazil. Methods Based on data from the Central Nacional de Intervenções Cardiovasculares (CENIC) in the period 2008 to 2016, we assessed patients submitted to primary percutaneous coronary intervention and manual thromboaspiration. […]
ABSTRACT Background Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention is indicated after failed fibrinolysis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The objective was to determine the profile of Brazilian patients in this context and their in-hospital outcomes. Methods We prospectively collected data on 1,334 patients submitted to rescue percutaneous coronary intervention registered at the Central Nacional de Intervenções Cardiovasculares (CENIC). Patients were divided into three tertiles of time: 2006-2008, 2009-2011, and 2012-2016. The primary composite endpoint was the rate of major adverse […]