Posts Tagged ‘Smyth’

APACHE III score predicts mortality in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)

There are few data to help guide in the decision of when and whether a patient presenting with OOHCA and NSTEMI should under angiogram and PCI. Which guides is difficult to determine.

C. Tie, T. Kuang, J. Loubser, C. Frampton, D. Knight, D. Smyth
Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

APACHE III score predicts mortality in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)

Coronary angiogram and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is established treatment for STEMI. However, in patients who have OOHCA and STEMI, its efficacy is less certain.

C. Tie, T. Kuang, J. Loubser, C. Frampton, D. Knight, D. Smyth
Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Short to medium term outcome of Bioresorbable Scaffolds for treatment of coronary stenosis: The Christchurch experience

Bioresorbable Scaffolds (BRS) for the treatment of coronary stenosis involves the use of a temporary polymeric scaffold to maintain normal arterial curvature, allow return of vasomotion and enable positive remodelling without a longterm metallic cage. We aimed to determine short-medium term outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with BRS.

T. Hii, D. McClean, A. Puri, J. Blake, J. Elliott, D. Smyth
Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

New Zealand’s ‘approach’ to coronary angiography: A descriptive analysis of arterial access for invasive coronary angiography

Rates of radial (RAA) and femoral arterial access (FAA) for invasive coronary angiography (ICA) vary widely internationally. While clinically significant outcomes are similar, RA may reduce bleeding and STEMI mortality. For the first time, guidelines have recommended RA as the default option. We aim to compare arterial access practices across all hospitals and among all cardiologists performing ICA within New Zealand’s public sector.

P. Barr, C. Flynn, D. Smyth, A. Kerr
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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