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  • Taskinen, Marja-Riitta; Del Prato, Stefano; Bujas-Bobanovic, Maja; Louie, Michael J.; Letierce, Alexia; Thompson, Desmond; Colhoun, Helen M. (2018)
    Background and aims: Alirocumab, a monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9, significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). We evaluated the efficacy and safety of alirocumab in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with versus without mixed dyslipidaemia (MDL, defined as baseline LDL-C >= 70 mg/dL [1.8 mmol/L] and triglycerides >= 150mg/dL [1.7 mmol/L]). Methods: Data from 812 individuals with T2DM, from the placebo-controlled, 78-week, Phase 3 ODYSSEY LONG TERM trial of alirocumab 150mg every 2 weeks (Q2W), on a background of maximally tolerated statins +/- other lipid-lowering therapies, were pooled according to MDL status. Efficacy endpoints included percentage change from baseline to Week 24 in calculated LDL-C and other lipids/lipoproteins. Results: In individuals with T2DM who received alirocumab 150mg Q2W, mean LDL-C changes from baseline to Week 24 were -62.6% (vs. -6.0% with placebo) in those with MDL and -56.1% (vs. 5.6%) in those without MDL, with no significant between-group difference (p-interaction = 0.0842). Risk-based LDL-C goals ( Conclusions: Reductions in LDL-C and other lipids with alirocumab, as well as safety and tolerability, were comparable between individuals with T2DM and with versus without MDL. (c) 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
  • Saia, Francesco; Gandolfo, Caterina; Palmerini, Tullio; Berti, Sergio; Doshi, Sagar N.; Laine, Mika; Marcelli, Chiara; Piva, Tommaso; Ribichini, Flavio; De Benedictis, Mauro; Cardaioli, Francesco; Cannata, Stefano; Tarantini, Giuseppe (2020)
    Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate 30-day safety and efficacy outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) performed with the SAPIEN 3 Ultra system. Methods and results: The S3U registry is a physician-led, post-approval, multicentre, observational registry of transfemoral TAVI with the SAPIEN 3 Ultra. New features include an improved sealing skirt, a 14 Fr expandable sheath and a new delivery catheter. Overall, 139 consecutive patients at nine participating centres were enrolled. Mean age was 81.4 +/- 8.3 years, average STS score 3.8 +/- 2.4%. The vast majority (97.2%) underwent TAVI with local anaesthesia (28.8%) or conscious sedation (68.3%). Balloon predilatation was performed in 30 patients (21.6%), post-dilatation in three (2.2%). In-hospital, there were no cases of death, stroke, or conversion to open heart surgery. Major vascular complications occurred in three patients (2.2%), as well as major or life-threatening bleedings in three patients (2.2%). There were two moderate (1.4%) and no moderate/severe paravalvular leaks. Median length of stay after TAVI was three days (IQR 3-5 days). At 30 days, there were no deaths, MI, or strokes, and the incidence of new permanent pacemaker implantation was 4.4%. Conclusions: This first multicentre international experience of transfemoral TAVI with the SAPIEN 3 Ultra transcatheter heart valve shows good in-hospital and 30-day clinical outcomes.
  • Malmstrom, Tomi; Huuskonen, Olli; Torkki, Paulus; Malmström, Raija (2012)
  • Mäkikallio, Timo; Jalava, Maina P.; Husso, Annastiina; Virtanen, Marko; Laakso, Teemu; Ahvenvaara, Tuomas; Tauriainen, Tuomas; Maaranen, Pasi; Kinnunen, Eeva-Maija; Dahlbacka, Sebastian; Jaakkola, Jussi; Airaksinen, Juhani; Anttila, Vesa; Savontaus, Mikko; Laine, Mika; Juvonen, Tatu; Valtola, Antti; Raivio, Peter; Eskola, Markku; Niemelä, Matti; Biancari, Fausto (2019)
    Aim: We investigated the outcomes of transcatheter (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in Finland during the last decade. Methods: The nationwide FinnValve registry included data from 6463 patients who underwent TAVR or SAVR with a bioprosthesis for aortic stenosis from 2008 to 2017. Results: The annual number of treated patients increased three-fold during the study period. Thirty-day mortality declined from 4.8% to 1.2% for TAVR (p = .011) and from 4.1% to 1.8% for SAVR (p = .048). Two-year survival improved from 71.4% to 83.9% for TAVR (p <.001) and from 87.2% to 91.6% for SAVR (p = .006). During the study period, a significant reduction in moderate-to-severe paravalvular regurgitation was observed among TAVR patients and a reduction of the rate of acute kidney injury was observed among both SAVR and TAVR patients. Similarly, the rate of red blood cell transfusion and severe bleeding decreased significantly among SAVR and TAVR patients. Hospital stay declined from 10.4 +/- 8.4 to 3.7 +/- 3.4 days after TAVR (p <.001) and from 9.0 +/- 5.9 to 7.8 +/- 5.1 days after SAVR (p <.001). Conclusions: In Finland, the introduction of TAVR has led to an increase in the invasive treatment of severe aortic stenosis, which was accompanied by improved early outcomes after both SAVR and TAVR.