Implantable Defibrillator in a Patient with a Tricuspid Valve Bioprosthesis

Author Affiliations: From the Electrophysiology Department, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York.

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

Manuscript submitted May 30, 2008, provisional acceptance given July 17, 2008, and final version accepted August 7, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Todd Cohen, MD, Electrophysiology Department, Winthrop University Hospital, 120 Mineola Blvd., Suite 500, Mineola, NY 11501. E-mail: [email protected]

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Chemotherapy-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Author Affiliations: From the Division of Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.

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

Manuscript submitted June 30, 2008 and accepted August 18, 2008.

Address for correspondence: S. Chiu Wong, MD, Division of Cardiology, New York, Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, Starr Pavillion 4, 520 East, 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. E-mail: [email protected]

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Bail-Out Reverse Controlled Antegrade and Retrograde Subintimal Tracking

Accompanied by Multiple Complications in Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion

Author Affiliations: From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, SoonChunHyang University Bucheon Hospital, University of SoonChunHyang College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.

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

Manuscript submitted May 29, 2008, provisional acceptance given August 28, 2008, and final version accepted September 5, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Nae Hee Lee, MD, PhD, Division of Cardiology, SoonChunHyang University Bucheo



Coronary Artery Air Embolism Causing Pulmonary Edema Secondary to Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Diver

Author Affiliations: From the Cardiology Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Tal-Qroqq, Malta.

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

Manuscript submitted April 25, 2008, provisional acceptance given May 8, 2008, and final version accepted May 19, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Andrew Cassar, MD, MRCP, Cardiology Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Tal-Qroqq, Malta. E-mail: [email protected]

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ABSTRACT: Air embolism in the coronary arteries is a known compli



Two Patients with Extremely Late (8 and 12 Years) Bare-Metal Stent Thrombosis: The Risk Never Completely Disappears!

Author Affiliations: From the Division of Interventional Cardiology. University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain.

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

Manuscript submitted April 30, 2008, provisional acceptance given May 28, 2008 and final version accepted June 3, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Raul Moreno, MD, FESC, Director of Interventional Cardiology. University Hospital La Paz, Paseo de la Castellana 261. 28046. Madrid. Spain. E-mail: [email protected]

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Use of Cutting-Balloon Angioplasty in a Hybrid Setting: A New Application of the Hybrid Approach

Author Affiliations: From the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Policlinico San Donato IRCCS, San Donato Milanese, Italy.

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

Manuscript submitted January 2, 2008, provisional acceptance given July 23, 2008, and final version accepted July 28, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Gianfranco Butera, MD, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Policlinico San Donato IRCCS, San Donato Milanese, Italy. E-mail: [email protected]

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A Rare and Late Angiographic Presentation of DES Fracture

Author Affiliations: From the Interventional Cardiology Research Group, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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

Manuscript submitted March 25, 2008, provisional acceptance given August 28, 2008, and final version accepted September 5, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Keysun Alizadehranjbar, MD, FESC, CSC# 407, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5H 3V9. E-mail: [email protected]

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Type IV Dual Left Anterior Descending Artery Associated with Anomalous Origin of the Left Circumflex Coronary Artery

From the Right Coronary Artery: A Case Report

ABSTRACT: Dual left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) originating from the left main stem and the right coronary artery (RCA) (Type IV dual LAD) is a very rare coronary artery anomaly. Association of this anomaly with the anomalous origin of the circumflex artery from the RCA is a very rare occurrence. In this report, we describe a patient presenting with acute lateral wall myocardial infarction who subsequently was found to have this coronary anomaly.

J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:669–670

Adult coronary anomalies are not v



Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device To Rescue a Patient with Profound Shock From a Thrombosed Prosthetic Mitral Valve

ABSTRACT: The TandemHeart® is a percutaneous ventricular assist device that has been approved to provide hemodynamic support in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac procedures, including percutaneous coronary interventions and aortic balloon valvuloplasty. Limited data exists for its role in stabilizing cardiogenic shock secondary to prosthetic valve dysfunction. In conclusion, we report the first case, to our knowledge, of profound cardiogenic shock secondary to an acutely thrombosed mechanical mitral valve in which the use of the TandemHeart was instrumental in rescuing a critically ill yo



A Variant of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Rare Complication in the Electrophysiology Lab

ABSTRACT: Catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy has been recognized for decades. We present the case of a 21-year-old female referred for an electrophysiologic (EP) study who underwent an infusion of isoproterenol and epinephrine in an attempt to unmask an ectopic atrial tachycardia. Prior to leaving the study suite, the patient started complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. Bedside echocardiography revealed a severely depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) of 25–30% with basal-mid left ventricular cavity hypokinesis, but normal apical wall motion. Her coronary angiogra