ABSTRACT: Valvular complications after coronary catheterization are extremely rare and are seldom reported in the literature. We report a patient who experienced acute traumatic aortic regurgitation after repeated coronary transcatheter procedures. Despite clinical stabilization under medical treatment, his clinical course led to an aortic-valve replacement.
ABSTRACT: A patient presented with a large aortopulmonary window and significant pulmonary hypertension, and underwent successful closure with muscular ventricular septal occluder (ShenZhen Lifetech Scientific Inc.) without complications in short-term follow-up.
ABSTRACT: Deciding how to treat acute myocardial infarction (MI) with myocardial bridge is difficult because stent fracture and early restenosis are frequently reported. We present a 50-year-old female patient with acute MI and myocardial bridge. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fractional flow reserve were used to reach a decision on treatment.
ABSTRACT: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel intravascular imaging modality with excellent resolution. We report the application of OCT in 3 coronary bifurcation interventions, in which OCT allowed optimization of the final procedural result, by detecting a dissection, intracoronary thrombus and by confirming complete ostial coverage by a stent.
In this issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, we are introducing two new special sections. The first new section is dedicated to covering advances in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and the section editor is Dr. Howard Herrmann, Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Program and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.... continue reading about Editor's Message