Spontaneous Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Dissection in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis

ABSTRACT: Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Subtypes I and II are the most well recognized, and among these, Type I has associated vasculopathy. Less than 3% of patients have vascular involvement, with the renal artery as the most commonly involved vessel. Dissection and rupture of aneurysms in larger arteries such as the subclavian and the aorta have been previously reported. This is the first reported case of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a patient with NF-I. Imperative in the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disse



Angiographic Segmental Narrowing of a Saphenous Vein Bypass Graft During Diastole

ABSTRACT: Dynamic narrowing of native coronary vessels is widely known to occur during the systolic phase of the cardiac cycle. This phenomenon has also been reported to occur in coronary artery bypass grafts. However, to the best of our knowledge, only one case report exists of this event taking place in bypass grafts during diastole. We discuss the angiographic findings of a 73-year-old male who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting surgery twice and experienced diastolic compression of his saphenous vein graft to the right posterior descending artery.

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Back from Irreversibility: Use of Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Treatment of Shock (full title below)

Back from Irreversibility: Use of Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary
Bypass for Treatment of Shock from Refractory Anaphylaxis
during Coronary Intervention

ABSTRACT: Anaphylaxis during diagnostic catheterization and coronary intervention is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication. Fortunately, with standard intervention, fatality is rare. We report a case of medically refractory anaphylaxis during a coronary intervention that ultimately responded to percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). T he proposed mechanics and use of CPB for shock are discussed.



An Unusual Complication of Transradial Coronary Angiography

From the Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, G11 6NT, United Kingdom.

The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein.

Manuscript submitted December 16, 2008, provisional acceptance given February 6, 2009, and final version accepted February 20, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Jonathan R. Dalzell, MRCP, Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6NT, United Kingdom. E-mail: [email protected]

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ABSTRACT: We report the



IVUS-Guided Management of Late Stent Malaposition with Peri-Stent Restenosis with Coronary Artery Aneurysm (full title below)

From *Mumbai University, Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India, and §McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein.

Manuscript submitted November 7, 2008, provisional acceptance given February 17, 2009, final version accepted February 20, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Charan Lanjewar, MD, DM, Associate Professor, Cardiology, Seth G.S.Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel(E), Mumbai, India. E-mail: charanlanjewar@hotmai



Percutaneous Revascularization of Chronic Total Occlusion of Left Anterior Descending Artery (full title below)

Percutaneous Revascularization of Chronic Total Occlusion of Left Anterior Descending Artery Using Contralateral Injection via
Isolated Conus Artery

From the *Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, and the §Division of Radiology, Department of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein.

Manuscript submitted December 15, 2008, and accepted January 5, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Akio Kawamura, MD, Division of Cardi



Conservative Approach for Perforation and Early Pseudoaneurysm of Left Anterior Descending Artery during Overlapped Stenting

From the Department of Interventional Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, and the *Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein.

Manuscript submitted December 5, 2008, provisional acceptance given January 13, 2009, and final version accepted February 9. 2009.

Address for correspondence: Abbas Soleimani, MD, North Kargar Street, Tehran Heart Center, Postal code 1411713138, Tehran, Iran.,Tehran Heart Center



Intravascular Ultrasound Guidance of Multiple Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation in Lesions Associated with Coronary Aneurysms

From the Interventional Cardiology Department, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein.

Manuscript submitted December 8, 2008 provisional acceptance given January 13, 2009, and final version accepted February 9, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Fernando Alfonso, MD, Cardiología Intervencionista, Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital Universitario Clínico “San Carlos”, Ciudad Universitaria, Plaza Cristo Rey, Madrid 28040, Spain. E-mail: [email protected]



Use of the RCB Guide in PCI of a Chronic Total Occlusion in an Anomalous Right Coronary Artery with High Anterior Takeoff

From the Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey.

The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein.

Manuscript submitted December 3, 2008 and accepted February 13, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Okan Turgut, MD, Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas 58140, Turkey. E-mail: [email protected]

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ABSTRACT: An anomalous right coronary artery (RCA) with a high anterior takeoff is an un



Lipotamous Cardiac Disorders: Two Unusual Cases and a Review of the Literature

From the Division of Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.

The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein.

Manuscript submitted January 16, 2009, provisional acceptance given January 20, 2009, and final version accepted January 22, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Ferdinand Leya, MD, Division of Cardiology; Loyola University Medical Center; 2160 South First Avenue; Maywood, IL 60153.

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ABSTRACT: Tumors involving the heart and surroundi