Kenneth P Morgan

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (10)54.21 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Anomalies of the origin and course of the circumflex artery are amongst the most common seen at coronary angiography. There is limited information regarding patient and procedural characteristics, technical feasibility and outcomes associated with percutaneous intervention (PCI) to these vessels. The aim of this study is to examine our experience with PCI to anomalous circumflex vessels and compare this to some aspects of percutaneous intervention on non-anomalous circumflex vessels. METHODS: Over a 41month period, 20 PCI procedures on anomalous circumflex vessels were identified and 1550 PCI procedures on non-anomalous circumflex arteries. RESULTS: In 9 anomalous cases, the circumflex arose from the left coronary cusp, in 7 cases from the right coronary cusp, and in the remaining 4 cases from the proximal right coronary artery. There were no differences in demographics or pattern or severity of coronary disease between the 2 groups. A higher proportion of patients with anomalous vessels presented acutely. Screening times were longer in the anomalous group. All 20 procedures were associated with immediate procedural success. There was one peri-procedural myocardial infarction unrelated to anomalous circumflex intervention. After a median follow-up period of 7.3months, the only major adverse cardiac event recorded in the anomalous group was an ischaemia-driven revascularisation to a non-target vessel branch. We describe techniques which can be used to improve support and facilitate successful PCI to anomalous circumflex vessels. CONCLUSION: PCI to anomalous circumflex vessels may be technically challenging, but is feasible and carries favourable short and long-term clinical outcomes. SUMMARY: This single centre observational study demonstrates that percutaneous coronary intervention to anomalous circumflex coronary arteries although technically challenging can be performed with satisfactory procedural success rates and favourable short and longer-term clinical outcomes. It describes various techniques that can be employed to optimise successful intervention.
    Cardiovascular revascularization medicine: including molecular interventions 09/2012; 13(6). DOI:10.1016/j.carrev.2012.08.004
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    ABSTRACT: Modern drug-eluting stents are constructed with thin struts and are easy to deliver and highly conformable. However, although innovative designs have enabled maintenance of radial strength, longitudinal strength may be lower with these stents and there have been recent reports of longitudinal stent compression of ostially deployed stents. We report the experience in our centre on longitudinal stent deformation and explore mechanisms of this complication and its frequency with various drug-eluting stent platforms. Nine cases of longitudinal stent deformation were identified over a four year period representing 0.2% of cases and affected 0.097% of stents deployed. There were several mechanisms for this complication including compression by post-dilatation balloons, guide catheter extensions and proximal embolic protection devices. The rate of stent deformation varied from 0% in several stent types to 0.86% in the case of the Promus Element stent. There was one case of late stent thrombosis attributable to longitudinal stent deformation. Longitudinal stent deformation can occur secondary to a variety of mechanisms and identification is important as, left untreated, it may be associated with a risk of stent thrombosis. Although seen with several different stents, in our series it was more commonly observed with the Promus Element stent.
    EuroIntervention: journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology 11/2011; 8(2):267-74. DOI:10.4244/EIJV8I2A41 · 3.77 Impact Factor
  • Kenneth P Morgan · Ranjit S More · Anoop Chauhan
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    ABSTRACT: Ticagrelor has been shown to be superior to clopidogrel in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction who undergo early invasive treatment. We discuss a hitherto unreported use of ticagrelor in the management of a patient resistant to multiple thienopyridines at high risk of stent thrombosis.
    Cardiology 09/2011; 119(2):88-9. DOI:10.1159/000329916 · 2.18 Impact Factor
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    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 02/2011; 57(5):634-5. DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2010.08.642 · 16.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Drug eluting stents (DES) have had a great impact in reducing in-stent restenosis (ISR) in de novo lesions. However, long-term data regarding effectiveness and safety of these stents in treating bare metal stent (BMS) ISR are limited. We report long-term clinical outcomes in a cohort of patients with BMS-ISR treated with DES between April 2002 and December 2003 at our institution. Sixty-nine consecutive patients with significant BMS-ISR were treated with DES implantation. Sirolimus DES were used in 43 patients and paclitaxel DES in 26. All patients were followed up to determine the incidence of major adverse cardiac event (MACE) rates (all-cause death, myocardial infarction, or target vessel revascularisation [TVR]), angina class and the need for clinically driven angiography. The mean age of the cohort was 58.6 ± 10.8 years; 68% were male, 33% were diabetic, 50% had hypertension, 78% were on statin therapy and 59% were current (19%) or previous (41%) smokers. The clinical presentation of ISR was with chronic stable angina in 54 patients, 12 had a non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome and three presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Multivessel stenting was performed in 21 patients and bifurcation stenting in seven patients. Over a mean follow period of 4.9 years, the first event MACE rate was 20% (17 events in 14 patients - eight deaths of which three were cardiac, two non-fatal myocardial infarctions and seven TVR). Excluding non-cardiac death, the adjusted MACE rate was 14.5% (12 events in 10 patients). At long-term follow-up, mean Canadian angina class decreased from 2.3 ± 0.7 pre-procedure to 1.2 ± 0.4, 65% of patients were angina free and 80% were free of MACE. No differences in long-term outcomes were observed between patients receiving paclitaxel and sirolimus DES. The use of DES for the treatment of BMS-ISR is safe and effective over a mean follow-up period of nearly five years. To our knowledge, this represents the longest follow-up data of real world patients treated in a single interventional centre.
    EuroIntervention: journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology 01/2011; 6(6):748-53. DOI:10.4244/EIJV6I6A127 · 3.77 Impact Factor
  • Kenneth P Morgan · Marie G Leahy · Jeremy N Butts · Kevin J Beatt
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to use real-world data from West London to compare the cost-effectiveness of a contemporary primary angioplasty (PPCI) service to thrombolysis which it superseded over a time horizon of one year. Previous studies have depended on randomised trials and economic modelling. Resource and outcome data were collected on 400 consecutive patients treated for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at the hub and two spoke sites over three years. After the first 200 received thrombolysis, the PPCI service was introduced providing treatment for the next 200 cases. The incidence of major adverse cardiac events was significantly less in the PPCI group at 30 days (46.2% versus 7.0%, adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 12 p<0.001) and one year (57.4% versus 13.2%, AOR 8.6 p<0.001) driven by reductions in mortality and ischaemia driven revascularisations. Mean index and one year cumulative costs did not differ significantly between thrombolysis and PPCI (£7,016 versus £6,802; p=0.653 and £8442 versus £7,731; p=0.213 respectively). Initial angioplasty costs were significantly higher in the PPCI group offset by reduced hospital stay (8.5 versus 4 days; p<0.001). This model of PPCI delivery is associated with larger than expected benefits and is cost-neutral when compared to thrombolysis.
    EuroIntervention: journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology 11/2010; 6(5):596-603. DOI:10.4244/EIJV6I5A100 · 3.77 Impact Factor
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    JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions 08/2010; 3(8):878-9. DOI:10.1016/j.jcin.2010.02.013 · 7.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting against coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with diabetes and symptomatic multivessel coronary artery disease. CABG is the established method of revascularization in patients with diabetes and multivessel coronary disease, but with advances in PCI, there is uncertainty whether CABG remains the preferred method of revascularization. The primary outcome was a composite of all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke, and the main secondary outcome included the addition of repeat revascularization to the primary outcome events. A total of 510 diabetic patients with multivessel or complex single-vessel coronary disease from 24 centers were randomized to PCI plus stenting (and routine abciximab) or CABG. The primary comparison used a noninferiority method with the upper boundary of the 95% confidence interval (CI) not to exceed 1.3 to declare PCI noninferior. Bare-metal stents were used initially, but a switch to Cypher (sirolimus drug-eluting) stents (Cordis, Johnson & Johnson, Bridgewater, New Jersey) was made when these became available. At 1 year of follow-up, the composite rate of death, MI, and stroke was 10.5% in the CABG group and 13.0% in the PCI group (hazard ratio [HR]: 1.25, 95% CI: 0.75 to 2.09; p=0.39), all-cause mortality rates were 3.2% and 3.2%, and the rates of death, MI, stroke, or repeat revascularization were 11.3% and 19.3% (HR: 1.77, 95% CI: 1.11 to 2.82; p=0.02), respectively. When the patients who underwent CABG were compared with the subset of patients who received drug-eluting stents (69% of patients), the primary outcome rates were 12.4% and 11.6% (HR: 0.93, 95% CI: 0.51 to 1.71; p=0.82), respectively. The CARDia (Coronary Artery Revascularization in Diabetes) trial is the first randomized trial of coronary revascularization in diabetic patients, but the 1-year results did not show that PCI is noninferior to CABG. However, the CARDia trial did show that multivessel PCI is feasible in patients with diabetes, but longer-term follow-up and data from other trials will be needed to provide a more precise comparison of the efficacy of these 2 revascularization strategies. (The Coronary Artery Revascularisation in Diabetes trial; ISRCTN19872154).
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 02/2010; 55(5):432-40. DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.10.014 · 16.50 Impact Factor
  • Jeremy N Butts · Kenneth P Morgan · Kevin J Beatt
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    ABSTRACT: The field of interventional cardiology has progressed rapidly in recent years with the advent of new technology and expanding role of adjunctive pharmacology. This article provides an overview of both current and historical approaches to treating coronary artery disease in the diabetic patient.
    British journal of hospital medicine (London, England: 2005) 06/2006; 67(5):253-8. DOI:10.12968/hmed.2006.67.5.21065 · 0.38 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

220 Citations
54.21 Total Impact Points


  • 2011
    • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
      • Manchester Heart Centre
      Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  • 2010
    • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
      Londinium, England, United Kingdom
    • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
      Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
  • 2006
    • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
      Maryland, United States