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Comparison of Hemostasis Times With a Kaolin-Based Hemostatic Pad (QuikClot Radial) vs Mechanical Compression (TR Band) Following Transradial Access: A Pilot Prospective Study

Jonathan S. Roberts, MD;  Jianli Niu, MD, PhD;  Juan A. Pastor-Cervantes, MD

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Aug 15

Hemostasis following transradial access (TRA) is usually achieved by mechanical compression. We investigated use of the QuikClot Radial hemostasis pad compared with the TR Band to shorten hemostasis after TRA....

Long-Term Follow-up After Retrograde Recanalization of Superficial Femoral Artery Chronic Total Occlusion

Zoltan Ruzsa, MD, PhD1,2;  Joanna Wojtasik-Bakalarz, MD3;  Andras Nyerges, MD2;  Tomasz Rakowski, MD, PhD3; Pawel Kleczynski, MD, PhD3;  Stanislaw Bartus, MD, PhD3

CTO of the SFA occurs in >50% of the patient population with peripheral artery disease. This study assesses the safety of the retrograde procedure with long-term follow-up of 86 patients; our results show a high technical success rate and low percentage of reinterventions with the retrograde technique.

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Clinical Relevance of Baseline TCP in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Anna Sannino, MD;  Robert C. Stoler, MD;  Robert F. Hebeler, Jr, MD;  Molly Szerlip, MD;  Michael J. Mack, MD; Paul A. Grayburn, MD

The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of baseline thrombocytopenia (TCP) on short-term and long-term outcomes after TAVR. This study on 732 consecutive patients indicated that baseline TCP is a strong predictor of mortality....

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Radiation Reduction in the Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory Using a Novel Imaging System

Stephen Manu, MD1;  Patcharapong Suntharos, MD1;  Gerard J. Boyle, MD1;  Lu Wang, MS2;  Lourdes R. Prieto, MD1

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Oct 15

Radiation dose was compared between two modern imaging systems with different x-ray tube technology (Megalix vs Gigalix) and detector type (amorphous vs crystalline silicon) at the same institution in pediatric patients.

Current Perspectives and Practices on Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Siddharth M. Patel, MD1;  Rohan V. Menon, MD2;  M. Nicolas Burke, MD3;  Farouc A. Jaffer, MD, PhD4;  Robert W. Yeh, MD, MBA5;  Minh Vo, MD6;  Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD7;  Lorenzo Azzalini, MD8;  Mauro Carlino, MD8;  Kambis Mashayekhi, MD9;  Alfredo R. Galassi, MD10;  Stephane Rinfret, MD11;  Stephen G. Ellis, MD12;  Mitul Patel, MD13;  Bavana V. Rangan, BDS, MPH14;  Aris Karatasakis, MD14;  Barbara A. Danek, MD14;  Judit Karacsonyi, MD14;  Erica Resendes, BS, MPH14;  Subhash Banerjee, MD14;  Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD3,14

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Oct 15

We sought to examine contemporary perspectives and practices on chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention. An online questionnaire was created and distributed to cardiologists within the United States and internationally.

Comparison of Radial Access, Guided Femoral Access, and Non-Guided Femoral Access Among Women Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Linda M. Koshy, MD1;  Laura H. Aberle, BSPH2;  Mitchell W. Krucoff, MD1;  Connie N. Hess, MD, MHS3;  Ernest Mazzaferri, Jr, MD4;  Sanjit S. Jolly, MD, MSc5;  Alice Jacobs, MD6;  C. Michael Gibson, MD7;  Roxana Mehran MD8;  Ian C. Gilchrist, MD9;  Sunil V. Rao, MD1,10

Published online ahead of print on 2017 Oct 15

This study was conducted to determine the association between radial access, guided femoral access, and non-guided femoral access on postprocedural bleeding and vascular complications after percutaneous coronary intervention.

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