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Prospective Evaluation of the Impact of Side-Holes and Guide-Catheter Disengagement From the Coronary Ostium on Fractional Flow Reserve Measurements

Krishna S. Patel, BS;  Georgios E. Christakopoulos, MD;  Aris Karatasakis, MD;  Barbara Anna Danek, MD;  Phuong-Khanh J. Nguyen-Trong, MD;  Suwetha Amsavelu, BS;  Jeffrey F. Stetler, BS;  Bavana V. Rangan, BDS, MPH;  Michele Roesle, RN, BSN;  Shuaib Abdullah, MD;  Tayo Addo, MD;  Subhash Banerjee, MD;  Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Apr 15

We prospectively examined the impact of side-holes and guide-catheter disengagement on fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements. ...

Adoption of Routine Ultrasound Guidance for Femoral Arterial Access for Cardiac Catheterization

Jonathan Soverow, MD, MPH;  Jared Oyama, MD;  Michael S. Lee, MD

We sought to describe current knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding ultrasound use among interventional cardiologists using an online survey....

Twelve-Month Outcomes With a Bioresorbable Everolimus-Eluting Scaffold: Results of the ESHC-BVS Registry at Two Australian Centers

Daniel Robaei, MBBS1,2,3;  Liam Back, MBBS1;  Sze-Yuan Ooi, MD1,3;  Mark Pitney, MBBS1,2,3;  Nigel Jepson, MBBS1,3

Published online ahead of print on 2015 Nov 15

The Absorb BVS is a relatively new type of coronary stent designed to provide temporary vessel scaffolding following percutaneous coronary intervention. We report 12-month clinical data on the Absorb BVS from a real-world registry in order to contribute to the overall understanding of the BVS device. ...

Characteristics of Late-Acquired Incomplete Stent Apposition: A Comparison With First-Generation and Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents

Katsuhisa Waseda, MD, PhD;  Junya Ako, MD, PhD;  Teruyoshi Kume, MD, PhD;  Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD;  Yasuhiro Honda, MD

Published online ahead of print on 2015 Dec 15

This study investigated the morphometric parameters of late-acquired incomplete stent apposition after use of Cypher SES, Taxus PES, and Resolute ZES....

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ULnar Artery Transient Compression Facilitating Radial Artery Patent Hemostasis (ULTRA): A Novel Technique to Reduce Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial Coronary Catheterization

Michael J. Koutouzis, MD, PhD;  Christos D. Maniotis, MD, PhD;  Grigorios Avdikos, MD;  Andreas Tsoumeleas, MD; Constantinos Andreou, MD, PhD;  Zenon S. Kyriakides, MD, PhD


Published online ahead of print on 2016 Aug 15

We evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel technique with simultaneous compression of the ulnar artery in order to reduce the incidence of radial artery occlusion (RAO) after transradial cardiac catheterizations.

Pericardiocentesis Under Continuous Ultrasonographic Guidance Using a 7 cm Micropuncture Needle

Vladimir Lakhter, DO;  Vikas Aggarwal, MD, MPH;  Riyaz Bashir, MD;  Brian O’Murchu, MD;  Howard A. Cohen, MD;  Brian P. O’Neill, MD

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Aug 15

A comparison of procedural success and safety of pericardiocentesis using continuous ultrasonographic visualization of a long (7 cm) micropuncture needle to standard access with an 18 gauge needle without continuous ultrasound guidance.

Use of the Impella Device for Acute Coronary Syndrome Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock – Experience From a Single Heart Center With Analysis of Long-term Mortality

Marco Robin Schroeter, MD1;  Herdis Köhler, DMD1;  Astrid Wachter, MSc2;  Annalen Bleckmann, MD2;  Gerd Hasenfuß, MD1;  Wolfgang Schillinger, MD1,3

Published online ahead of print on 2016 Aug 15

We screened our database of Impella patients in our heart center and found 68 consecutive patients who underwent Impella implantation due to acute coronary syndrome complicated by cardiogenic shock. Data were evaluated with regard to baseline and procedural characteristics and also included an assessment of the short-term and long-term outcomes.

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