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Coronary Artery Disease: HELP
Articles by Nicolo Piazza
Based on 11 articles published since 2008

Between 2008 and 2019, Nicolo Piazza wrote the following 11 articles about Coronary Artery Disease.
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1 Editorial Closing congenital vascular connections: the novel and the traditional… both at risk of developing ventricular dysfunction? 2018

Martucci, Giuseppe Joe / Piazza, Nicolo / Dancea, Adrian. ·Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ·EuroIntervention · Pubmed #29624173.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

2 Review Open issues in transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Part 1: patient selection and treatment strategy for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. 2014

Bax, Jeroen J / Delgado, Victoria / Bapat, Vinayak / Baumgartner, Helmut / Collet, Jean P / Erbel, Raimund / Hamm, Christian / Kappetein, Arie P / Leipsic, Jonathon / Leon, Martin B / MacCarthy, Philip / Piazza, Nicolo / Pibarot, Philippe / Roberts, William C / Rodés-Cabau, Josep / Serruys, Patrick W / Thomas, Martyn / Vahanian, Alec / Webb, John / Zamorano, Jose Luis / Windecker, Stephan. ·Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands j.j.bax@lumc.nl. · Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands. · Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. · Division of Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany. · Institut de Cardiologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France. · Department of Cardiology, West-German Heart Center Essen, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany. · Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff-Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany. · Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. · St Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. · Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA. · Cardiovascular Department, King's College Hospital, London, UK. · Interventional Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich, Bavaria, Germany. · Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Québec, Canada. · Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute and the Departments of Internal Medicine (Division of Cardiology) and Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA. · Department of Cardiology, Laval University, Quebec, Canada. · Bichat Hospital, University Paris VII, Paris, France. · Cardiac Imaging Department, University Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain. · Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland. ·Eur Heart J · Pubmed #25062952.

ABSTRACT: An exponential increase in the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic stenosis has been witnessed over the recent years. The current article reviews different areas of uncertainty related to patient selection. The use and limitations of risk scores are addressed, followed by an extensive discussion on the value of three-dimensional imaging for prosthesis sizing and the assessment of complex valve anatomy such as degenerated bicuspid valves. The uncertainty about valvular stenosis severity in patients with a mismatch between the transvalvular gradient and the aortic valve area, and how integrated use of echocardiography and computed tomographic imaging may help, is also addressed. Finally, patients referred for TAVI may have concomitant mitral regurgitation and/or coronary artery disease and the management of these patients is discussed.

3 Review Everolimus-eluting bioabsorbable stent--Abbot Vascular programme. 2009

Onuma, Yoshinobu / Piazza, Nicolo / Ormiston, John A / Serruys, Patrick W. ·Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, ‘s-Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ·EuroIntervention · Pubmed #22100687.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

4 Review Optical coherence tomography (OCT) in secondary revascularisation: stent and graft assessment. 2009

Gonzalo, Nieves / Serruys, Patrick W / Piazza, Nicolo / Regar, Evelyn. ·Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ·EuroIntervention · Pubmed #19736079.

ABSTRACT: Optical coherence tomography is a recently introduced intracoronary imaging modality with higher spatial resolution than intravascular ultrasound. For this reason, it is increasingly applied to investigate the characteristics of vulnerable atheromatous plaques and the result of stent implantation, struts coverage and restenosis, as well as in procedural decision-making. OCT is also useful in the field of secondary revascularisation, particularly in assessing implanted stents, evaluating relevant technologies like biodegradable stents, and in studying surgical grafts. In this article we perform a review of current developments and evidence in this area.

5 Clinical Trial Comparison of five-year outcome of octogenarians undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents (from the RESEARCH and T-SEARCH Registries). 2010

Cheng, Jin M / Onuma, Yoshinobu / Piazza, Nicolo / Nuis, Rutger-Jan M / Van Domburg, Ron T / Serruys, Patrick W / Anonymous4890678. ·Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ·Am J Cardiol · Pubmed #21059424.

ABSTRACT: Although octogenarians are increasingly referred for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), data are lacking on long-term safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents in this high-risk subpopulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate 5-year clinical outcome of octogenarians who underwent PCI using sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) or paclitaxel-eluting stents (PESs) compared to bare-metal stents (BMSs). From January 2000 to December 2005, 319 consecutive octogenarian patients who underwent PCI with BMSs (n = 93, January 2000 to April 2002), SESs (n = 52, April 2002 to February 2003), or PESs (n = 174, February 2003 to December 2005) were included prospectively. Primary study end points were all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), defined as all-cause death, any myocardial infarction, or any revascularization. Mean age of the study population was 83 ± 2 years and 51% of patients were men. Median follow-up duration was 5.4 years (range 3 to 9). Five-year mortality rates in the BMS, SES, and PES cohorts were similar (41%, 42%, and 41%, respectively). Cumulative 5-year MACE-free survival in the BMS, SES, and PES cohorts were 44%, 52%, and 48%, respectively. Compared to the BMS cohort, adjusted hazard ratios for MACEs in the SES and PES cohorts were 0.5 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.3 to 0.9, p <0.05) and 0.5 (95% CI 0.2 to 1.4, p = 0.2), respectively. Overall, use of drug-eluting stents was associated with fewer MACEs (adjusted hazard ratio 0.5, 95% CI 0.3 to 0.9, p <0.05) and a trend toward less target vessel revascularization (adjusted hazard ratio 0.5, 95% CI 0.2 to 1.2, p = 0.1). In conclusion, PCI with drug-eluting stents in octogenarians was found to be safe and more effective compared to PCI with BMSs.

6 Article Single-vessel or multivessel PCI in patients with multivessel disease presenting with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. 2013

Onuma, Yoshinobu / Muramatsu, Takashi / Girasis, Chrysafios / Kukreja, Neville / Garcia-Garcia, Hector M / Daemen, Joost / Gonzalo, Nieves / Piazza, Nicolo / Einthoven, Jannet / van Domburg, Ron / Serruys, Patrick W / Anonymous2480780. ·Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ·EuroIntervention · Pubmed #24384289.

ABSTRACT: AIMS: Coronary artery disease is often diffuse and patients with non-ST-segment acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) demonstrate multivessel coronary disease. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether interventions on stable chronic non-culprit lesions in patients with NSTE-ACS can prevent future adverse events. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 990 consecutive patients who underwent either single-vessel PCI (SVPCI: n=379) or multivessel PCI (MVPCI: n=611) in a setting of NSTE-ACS. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was performed to compensate for differences in baseline characteristics between the groups. To minimise the impact of confounding factors, we performed propensity matching (SVPCI: n=230, MVPCI: n=230). Patients who had MVPCI had a lower rate of prior interventional treatment or myocardial infarction, and more complex lesions than patients with SVPCI. At three years, all-cause mortality was significantly lower in the MVPCI group than the SVPCI group (13.0% vs. 18.3%, p=0.02, adjusted HR 0.55, 95% CI: 0.38-0.80), while the rates of target vessel revascularisation and a composite of all-cause death or myocardial infarction were not different between the groups. In the propensity-matched cohort, all-cause death remained significantly lower in the MVPCI group (adjusted HR 0.41, 95% CI: 0.22-0.75) compared to the SVPCI group. CONCLUSIONS: In this retrospective study, multivessel PCI reduced all-cause mortality in a setting of NSTE-ACS compared to single-vessel PCI. Further investigations to confirm these results are warranted.

7 Article A novel dedicated 3-dimensional quantitative coronary analysis methodology for bifurcation lesions. 2011

Onuma, Yoshinobu / Girasis, Chrysafios / Aben, Jean-Paul / Sarno, Giovanna / Piazza, Nicolo / Lokkerbol, Coen / Morel, Marie-Angel / Serruys, Patrick W. ·Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ·EuroIntervention · Pubmed #21930468.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

8 Article Impact of bifurcation lesions on angiographic characteristics and procedural success in primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. 2011

Frangos, Caroline / Noble, Stéphane / Piazza, Nicolo / Asgar, Anita / Fortier, Annik / Ly, Quoc Hung / Bonan, Raoul. ·Department of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute, Interventional Cardiology Division, H1T1C8, Université de Montréal, Belanger Street East, Montreal, 5000 Quebec, Canada. ·Arch Cardiovasc Dis · Pubmed #21624790.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Bifurcation lesions (BFLs) remain a challenging lesion subset, often associated with lower success rates than less complex lesions. There are few data regarding the impact of BFLs in the setting of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). AIMS: To assess the impact of BFLs on angiographic characteristics and procedural success in primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). METHODS: Out of 1070 primary PCIs performed between November 2006 and December 2008, 114 patients (10.7%) with a BFL (side branch ≥2.0mm) were identified and matched with 114 patients without a BFL, according to age, sex and infarct-related artery. RESULTS: Baseline characteristics were similar in both groups. Using the Medina classification, true BFLs ([1,1,1]; [1,0,1]; [0,1,1]) were found in 46.5% of cases. Mean contrast volume (265±91 and 207±68mL), procedural time (51.0±26.6 vs 35.3±11.5min) and fluoroscopy time (16.2±11.2 vs 9.8±5.1min) were significantly higher in the BFL group than the non-BFL group (p<0.0001). However, time to reperfusion and angiographic success rates (residual stenosis ≤ 30% and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction flow grade 3 in main branch) were similar in BFL and non-BFL patients (13.7±7.9 vs 12.1±5.7min, respectively, p=0.087; 96.5 vs 99.1%, respectively, p=0.18), with no periprocedural events (in-hospital death, emergent coronary artery bypass graft or repeat PCI<24h). CONCLUSION: Despite being challenging lesions, BFLs in STEMI were associated with similar time to reperfusion and procedural success but led to significantly greater contrast use and prolonged procedural time compared with non-BFLs.

9 Article Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation and off-pump left internal thoracic artery-left anterior descending anastomosis: back to the future? 2011

Mazzitelli, Domenico / Piazza, Nicolo / Bleiziffer, Sabine / Lange, Ruediger. ·Surgery Department, German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany. mazzitelli@dhm.mhn.de ·J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg · Pubmed #21596392.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

10 Article The everolimus-eluting stent in real-world patients: 6-month follow-up of the X-SEARCH (Xience V Stent Evaluated at Rotterdam Cardiac Hospital) registry. 2009

Onuma, Yoshinobu / Kukreja, Neville / Piazza, Nicolo / Eindhoven, Jannet / Girasis, Chrysafios / Schenkeveld, Lisanne / van Domburg, Ron / Serruys, Patrick W / Anonymous3540633. ·Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ·J Am Coll Cardiol · Pubmed #19589442.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) in comparison with bare-metal stents (BMS), sirolimus-eluting stents (SES), and paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) on the 6-month clinical outcomes in an all-comer population. BACKGROUND: EES have been shown to be effective in the context of randomized trials with selected patients. The effect of EES implantation in more complex, unselected patients cannot be directly extrapolated from these findings. METHODS: In total, 649 consecutive unselected patients treated exclusively with EES were enrolled. Six-month clinical end points were compared with 3 historical cohorts (BMS, n = 450; SES, n = 508; and PES, n = 576). Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were defined as a composite of all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, or target vessel revascularization (TVR). RESULTS: The patients treated with EES were older, presented more frequently with acute myocardial infarction, and had more complicated lesions than the other groups. The EES group demonstrated a higher incidence of all-cause mortality than the SES group and a lower incidence of TVR than the BMS group. Multivariate adjustment demonstrated that BMS was associated with higher TVR and MACE risk than EES (adjusted hazard ratio [HR] for TVR: 2.02 [95% confidence interval (CI): 1.11 to 3.67]; adjusted HR for MACE: 2.15 [95% CI: 1.36 to 3.42]); that SES had a clinical outcome similar to that of EES, and that PES had a higher risk of MACE than did EES (adjusted HR: 1.57 [95% CI: 1.02 to 2.44]). CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that the use of EES in an unselected population may be as safe as and more effective than BMS, may be as safe and effective as SES, may be as safe as PES, and may be more effective than PES.

11 Article Feasibility of complex coronary intervention in combination with percutaneous aortic valve implantation in patients with aortic stenosis using percutaneous left ventricular assist device (TandemHeart). 2009

Piazza, Nicolo / Serruys, Patrick W / de Jaegere, Peter. ·Department of Interventional Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ·Catheter Cardiovasc Interv · Pubmed #19160444.

ABSTRACT: Coronary atherosclerosis is a common finding in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Indeed, aortic stenosis is associated with risk factors similar those of coronary atherosclerosis such as older age, hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and smoking. In light of the evolution of percutaneous aortic valve implantation (PAVI) and ongoing improvements in techniques of PCI, a combined approach using PCI and PAVI can be proposed for patients with complex coronary artery and aortic valve disease. This report describes the feasibility of the combination of percutaneous coronary intervention and percutaneous aortic valve implantation with peripheral left ventricular assist device (TandemHeart) support in 3 elderly patients with complex coronary artery disease and aortic stenosis considered too high risk for conventional surgical therapy.