The paper, “Impact of Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Pressure on the Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention” is now in press and available online at The American Journal of Cardiology.
The study evaluated the association of LVEDP with patient outcomes after elective or urgent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI.) It concluded that an elevated LVEDP was found in 1/3 of study patients who underwent elective or urgent PCI and that elevated LVEDP is associated with higher rates of in-hospital adverse outcomes, including death.
The results suggest that a small but important subset of patients may benefit from further optimization before PCI. You can learn more about this paper by Lorenzo Azzalini, Milan Seth, Devraj Sukul, Dilip S. Arora, Joseph Chattahi, Abdulfatah Osman, Vishal Gupta, Giuseppe Tarantini, Mamas Mamas, and Hitinder Gurm at PubMed.