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Using Discrete Event Simulation to Model the Economic Value of Shorter Procedure Times on EP Lab Efficiency in the VALUE PVI Study

Marcin Kowalski, MD1;  J. Brian DeVille, MD2;  J. Thomas Svinarich, MD3;  Dan Dan, MD4;  Andrew Wickliffe, MD5;  Charan Kantipudi, MD5;  Jason D. Foell, PhD6;  Giovanni Filardo, PhD, MPH2;  Reece Holbrook, BSEE6;  James Baker, MD7;  Hassan Baydoun, MD8;  Mark Jenkins, MD9;  Peter Chang-Sing, MD10

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Mar 15

An assessment of the economic value associated with shorter atrial fibrillation ablation procedure times based on VALUE PVI data. ...

Novel Technique of Advancing the Rotational Atherectomy Device: “Single-Operator” Technique

Michael S. Lee, MD1;  Philipp Wiesner, MD1;  Seung Woon Rha, MD, PhD2


The “single-operator” technique allows successful RA without a skilled assistant to maintain wire position during advancement of the burr; the absence of an assistant should therefore not eliminate the performance of RA....

Impact of Surgical Consultation on Outcomes in Hemodynamically Supported High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From PROTECT II Randomized Study

David M. Shavelle, MD1;  Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM2;  Theodore L. Schreiber, MD3;  Neel K. Kapasi, MD1;  William W. O’Neill, MD4;  Jeffrey W. Moses, MD2;  Jeffrey Popma, MD5;  Ray V. Matthews, MD1

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Feb 15

An investigation on whether the use of hemodynamic support during PCI can mitigate the adverse prognostic importance of surgical ineligibility. ...

To Protect or Not to Protect: Mitigating the Potential Risk That Surgical Ineligibility Poses in High-Risk PCI

Keshav R. Nayak, MD1 and Brian E. Jaski, MD2


The authors comment on Shavelle et al and offer their thoughts on the place of surgical ineligibility in the spectrum of PCI risk....

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Comparative Analysis of Radial Versus Femoral Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization Procedures in a Cardiology Training Program

Gurpreet Singh, MD;  Enrique Campos, MD;  Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD;  Jeffrey R. Snell, MD;  Gary L. Schaer, MD;  Neeraj Jolly, MD

Published online ahead of print on 2016 May 15

This study was conducted to evaluate the differences in the procedural variables between transradial and transfemoral access for coronary angiography, with cardiology fellows as the primary operators.

Rheolytic Thrombectomy for Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock

Ruben Vergara, MD;  Renato Valenti, MD;  Angela Migliorini, MD;  Guido Parodi, MD;  Letizia Giurlani, MD;  Marco Marrani, MD;  Giulia Cantini, MD;  David Antoniucci, MD

Published online ahead of print on 2016 May 15

We sought to investigate the prognostic impact of rheolytic thrombectomy in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock.

Safety and Effectiveness of the Nav-6 Filter in Preventing Distal Embolization During Jetstream Atherectomy of Infrainguinal Peripheral Artery Lesions

Avantika Banerjee, BS1;  Karan Sarode, MS2;  Atif Mohammad, MD2;  Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD3;  Subhash Banerjee, MD1;  Gail A. Shammas, BSN4;  Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS4

Published online ahead of print on 2016 May 15

The risk of distal embolization during infrainguinal peripheral artery interventions is often mitigated by the use of embolic protection devices. This study investigates the use of the Nav-6 filter with Boston Scientific's Jetstream (JS) atherectomy device.

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