November 2001

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Volume 13 Issue 10
In recent years, coronary stent placement has become an established treatment for patients with coronary artery disease.1,2 However, in-stent restenosis has been reported to occur in 20–30% of patients, and the restenosis rate after treatment for in-…
A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare abnormality that presents a challenge to the implanter. Its incidence varies from 0.3–0.5% of the population.1,2 It has always been recommended that the right superior vena cava (RSVC) be used fo…
The study presented by Timurkaynak et al. in this issue of the Journal discusses a contemporary topic, which is direct stenting.1 It is interesting that the evaluation of this technique is performed in the setting of coronary bifurcations or in the p…
The transradial approach as an access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been widely adopted. However, anatomical variations and stenoses may pose significant challenges to the operator. We report a case of successful transradial PCI in…
LEARN ABOUT YOUR HEART...MADE SIMPLE 19 How does the heart receive its blood supply? The heart is a pump that continuously beats at 60 to 100 beats per minute during the life of a person.This pump requires oxygen and nutrients to achieve its tasks.Th…
Introduction The risk of embolization during CAS may be influenced by a number of factors. Many studies have focused on the risk associated with catheterization maneuvers, experience of the physician, techniques and types of device used.1 Plaque char…
Similar Case of Anomalous Origin I read the article regarding a single coronary artery by Namboodiri et al,1 published in the April 2007 issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, with great interest. However, the authors missed referencing a few i…
Coronary stent implantation is one of the most common medical procedures, with nearly 1 million patients in the United States undergoing this intervention annually.1 The incidence of stent infection is unknown, but appears to be quite rare, given the…
Sidebranches are within the vicinity of the angioplasty site in over 50% of cases and although many are unaffected, a considerable proportion are compromised by the procedure. In this article, we systematically review the current literature concernin…