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Medical Journal Publications related to Cardiovascular Disease

Treating PAD percutaneously with atherectomy
Procedural Outcomes of Orbital Atherectomy Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease in an Outpatient Office-Based vs. Hospital Setting

Guy S. Mayeda, MD, George Pliagas, MD, Christopher LeSar, MD, William Julien, MD, David Lew, MD, Sandeep Bajaj, MD

Paper presented at Cardiovascular Research Technologies Conference, Washington D.C., February 24, 2014

The study showed equivalent outcomes and safety parameters when orbital atherectomy (DiamondBack System) is used to treat blocked arteries in the legs in office-based labs vs hospitals.

Keywords: atherectomy, Diamondback 360°, peripheral arterial disease

PR Dr. Guy Mayeda first to use Diamondback 360 on west coast since FDA approval
Good Samaritan Hospital is First on West Coast to Use New Diamondback 360° Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System for Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease


Press Release, December 9, 2013

Dr. Guy Mayeda's usage of DiamondBack Atherectomy device on arteries in the heart; first time on the west coast since it was FDA approved in late 2013.

Former LAPD Office Successfully Undergoes Procedure Using Roto-Rooter-Like Device to Pulverize Calcified Plaque Caused by Coronary Artery Disease.

Keywords: atherectomy, Diamondback 360°coronary orbital, coronary arterial disease

Treating PAD percutaneously with atherectomy
Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease Percutaneously with Atherectomy

Bryan S. Schwartz, MD, Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD, Steven Burstein, MD, Christina Economides, MD, Guy S. Mayeda, MD

The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 24, No. 6, June 2012

An aggressive approach to percutaneous revascularization (PR) with frequent use of atherectomy resulted in high rates of limb salvage and patency. Smoking cessation and excisional atherectomy may improve patency rates.

Keywords: atherectomy, critical limb ischemia, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral interventions

rotational atherectomy - a single center experience
Rotational Atherectomy in the Drug-Eluting Stent Era:
A Single-Center Experience

Bryan S. Schwartz, MD, Guy S. Mayeda, MD, Christina Economides, MD, Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD, David M. Shavelle, MD, Steven Burstein, MD

The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 23, No. 4, April 2011

In the drug-eluting stent (DES) era, rotational atherectomy (RA) remains utilized primarily to modify heavily calcified plaque. In unadjusted analysis, procedural success appears high with subsequent stent placement (DES or BMS) versus RA alone. However, 1 in 4 are not candidates for stent placement, and the lower procedural success rate in this population should be considered prior to embarking on RA.

Keywords: atherectomy, drug-eluting stent, percutaneous coronary intervention, quantitative coronary angiography, calcification

use of percutaneious left ventricular assist device for high risk cardiac interventions and cardiogenic shock
Use of a Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device For High-Risk Cardiac Interventions and Cardiogenic Shock

Joseph L. Thomas, MD, Hazim Al-Ameri, MD, Christina Economides, MD, Shahrzad Shareghi, MD, Damian Grovas Abad, MD, Guy S. Mayeda, MD, Steven Burstein, MD, David M. Shavelle, MD

The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 22, No. 8, August 2010

This experience demonstrates the utility and effectiveness of TandemHeart PVAD support in patients with advanced disease, critical clinical status and limited
therapeutic options.

Kewords: left ventricular assist device, percutaneous coronary intervention, cardiogenic shock

emotional stressors trigger cardiovascular events
Emotional Stressors Trigger Cardiovascular Events

B.G. Schwarz, W.J. Frenc, G. S. Mayeda, S. Burstein, C. Economides, A.K. Bhandari, D.S. Cannon, R.A. Kloner

The International Journal of Clinical Practice, July 2012, Blackwell Pulbishing Ltd.

Therapies targeting this pathway can potentially prevent acute mental
stressors from initiating plaque rupture. Limited evidence suggests that appropriately timed administration of beta-blockers, statins and aspirin might reduce the incidence of triggered myocardial infarctions. Stress management and transcendental meditation warrant further study.

use of percutaneious left ventricular assist device for high risk cardiac interventions and cardiogenic shock
Long term patency of failed AV access after endovascular


Abstract on dialysis access interventions presented by Dr. Katrine Zhiroff at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Annual Scientific Session
in 2012

Kewords: endovascular revascularization

emotional stressors trigger cardiovascular events
Preventing An Amputation

Good Health: Caring for the Community
Good Samaritan Hospital, Fall 2012

Article in quarterly newsletter describing diabetes patient Dean Crawford foot injury and infection, and subsequent treatment by interventional cardiologist Guy Mayeda, MD and orthopedic surgeon Jonathan Saluta, MD to salvage as much of patient's foot as possible.

Keywords: amputation prevention, peripheral artery disease, PAD, diabetes

Guy Mayeda

Weekly LALALA, December 4, 2012

Japanese-language weekly newspaper article featuring Guy Mayeda, MD

Kewords: Guy Mayeda, California CardioVascular Institute, cardiology