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Use of Resting Non-hyperemic Indices for Avoidance of Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement: The Goal of 100% Accuracy

Khawaja Afzal Ammar, MD1*;  Syed Shahab Kazmi, MBBS1*;  Mirza Nubair Ahmad, MBBS1;  Mirza Mujadil Ahmad, MBBS1;  Arsalan Riaz, MBBS1;  Imran Husain, BS1;  Fatima Husain, MBBS1;  Suhail Allaqaband, MD1;  Tanvir Bajwa, MD1;  Anjan Gupta, MD1

The authors hypothesize that a certain resting non-hyperemic index of coronary and aortic pressures (Pd/Pa) can obviate the measurement of fractional flow reserve and avoid the use of adenosine administration....

No Stenosis Left Behind – The Holy Grail of 100% Predictive Accuracy

James R. Wilentz, MD

With growing acceptance and ease of use, short adenosine infusion may not prove the deterrent it once seemed, and some form of pressure-flow measurement will likely advance to the point of gold standard....

The CardioMEMS Heart Failure Sensor: A Procedural Guide for Implanting Physicians

David Shavelle, MD1 and Rita Jermyn, MD2

A review of the CardioMEMS heart failure system that summarizes implantation procedure, discusses the required imaging steps, reviews procedural supplies, and presents a series of case studies to illustrate clinically relevant issues....

Drug-Coated Balloons for Infrainguinal Peripheral Artery Disease

Sanjum S. Sethi, MD, MPH and Michael S. Lee, MD

A review of paclitaxel-coated balloons as an emerging therapeutic option for the invasive management of infrainguinal peripheral artery disease. ...

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Detecting Venous Reflux Using a Sixty-Degree Reverse Trendelenburg (RT-60) Position in Symptomatic Patients With Chronic Venous Disease

Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS1,2;  Mary F. Knowles, RVT2;  W. John Shammas, RA1;  William Hauber, MS, RTR2;  Gail A. Shammas, BS, RN1;  Melissa J. Green, RVS, RCS2;  Julie Dokas, RDMS, RVT2

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jul 15

This study examines the predictability of identifying venous reflux using a reverse Trendelenburg 60° when compared with the standing position in the great and small saphenous veins.

Totally Percutaneous Insertion and Removal of Impella Device Using Axillary Artery in the Setting of Advanced Peripheral Artery Disease

Rajiv Tayal, MD, MPH1,2;  Mihir Barvalia, MD, MHA1;  Zeshan Rana, MD2;  Benjamin LeSar, MD1;  Humayun Iftikhar, MD1;  Spas Kotev, MD1;  Marc Cohen, MD1;  Najam Wasty, MD1

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jul 15

We describe 3 cases of a new entirely percutaneous technique utilizing the axillary artery for the delivery of cardiac-assist devices for protected PCI in the setting of prohibitive PAD.

Reduction in Contrast Nephropathy From Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Ultra-Low Contrast Delivery Using an ACIS Device

Shawn C. Kelly, MD1;  Shenjing Li, MD1;  Tomasz P. Stys, MD1;  Paul A. Thompson, PhD2;  Adam T. Stys, MD1

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Jul 15

An evaluation of the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy following coronary angiography and PCI utilizing a novel ultra-low contrast delivery technique.

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