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22.09.2021 | Original Article

Clinical outcomes and predictors of restenosis in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease treated using polymer-coated paclitaxel-eluting stents or drug-coated balloons

Both polymer-coated paclitaxel-eluting stents (PC-PESs) and drug-coated balloons (DCBs) are used in conjunction with endovascular therapy (EVT) for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). We aimed to identify the risk factors for the …

17.09.2021 | Original Article

Temporal changes and prognostic value of plasma ghrelin level in patients with acute heart failure: a prospective study

Acute heart failure (AHF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the rapid onset of new or worsening heart failure (HF) due to a sudden rise in intracardiac filling pressures and/or acute myocardial dysfunction [ 1 ]. The causes of AHF are varied …

15.09.2021 | Original Article

Conduction delays after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with balloon-expandable prosthesis and high implantation technique

Performing transcatheter aortic valve implantation with high implantation technique, i.e. with an aorto-ventricular ratio > 60/40, reduces the need of permanent pacemaker implantation. Valve calcification and prosthesis oversizing are predictors …

15.09.2021 | Original Article

Comparison of left ventricular pacing performance among pre-shaped guidewires designed for transfemoral-approach transcatheter aortic valve implantation

TAVI is an established therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis. Rapid or control pacing is necessary for TAVI, and most centers are familiar with right ventricular (RV) pacing. Although there are several reports on the efficacy and safety …

15.09.2021 | Original Article

Impact of sinus rhythm maintenance on major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: insights from AF frontier ablation registry

The impact of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) on cardiovascular events and mortality is controversial. We investigated the impact of sinus rhythm maintenance on major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events after AF ablation from …

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