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Transradial Alcohol Septal Ablation

Tue, 4/1/14 - 10:38pm | 0 Comments | 261 reads

A patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who underwent alcohol septal ablation via the right radial artery approach and discussion of the technique are presented.

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Insertion of Impella 5.0 to Improve Candidacy for HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement

Tue, 4/1/14 - 10:42pm | 0 Comments | 272 reads

A 49-year-old female in cardiogenic shock required left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement, but was not an optimal candidate for surgery due to severe deconditioning and malnutrition. Surgical implantation of an Impella 5.0 pump allowed time for the patient to improve before LVAD placement.

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A Unique Complication With Use of the GuideLiner Catheter in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and its Successful Management

Tue, 4/1/14 - 10:47pm | 0 Comments | 475 reads

We report a unique and previously unreported GuideLiner catheter related complication and its successful management.

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Placement of a Single Axxess Stent as New Treatment Strategy for Medina 1,0,0 Left Main Stem Bifurcation Lesion

Tue, 4/1/14 - 10:51pm | 0 Comments | 532 reads

An off-label use of the Axxess stent to treat left main stem bifurcation lesion is presented.

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Use of the Retrograde Approach for Preserving the Distal Bifurcation After Antegrade Crossing of a Right Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion

Tue, 4/1/14 - 10:55pm | 0 Comments | 342 reads

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of a chronic total occlusion (CTO) can be challenging when a bifurcation is present at the distal cap. We describe a case of combined use of the antegrade and retrograde approach for preserving a distal cap bifurcation during CTO PCI.