November 2002

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Volume 14 Issue 12
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes original research articles, case reports, an editorial, brief reviews, the session V discussion from this year’s International Andreas Gruentzig Society Meeting, proceedings fro…
The use of glycoprotein IIb/ IIIa antagonists in the cardiac catheterization laboratory has continued to increase. These agents, however, have been associated with an increase in both minor and major bleeding complications.1,2 Such complications incl…
Non-atherosclerotic causes of myocardial infarction should be considered in patients with no coronary artery disease risk factors. These causes include arterial emboli, severe prolonged coronary artery spasm, traumatic or spontaneous dissection of th…
Since randomized studies showed a lower restenosis rate in focal coronary artery lesions with coronary stenting compared to conventional balloon angioplasty,1 indications for stenting expanded to complex lesions such as bifurcation and ostial lesion…
Current Status of Antithrombotics and Antiplatelets in PCI A. Michael Lincoff, MD Dr. Michael Lincoff stated that despite the advent of stents, which are clearly effective in reducing restenosis, we continue to have ischemic complications following…
Hall Whitworth: We have performed about 350 cases at our center and it has evolved somewhat over the last couple of years. Initially, we used the CheckMate system because of its greater length. The pullback and stepping techniques have offered signif…
Hall Whitworth: There is another subset of patients who will be asking for these new drug-coated stents: those with long, diffuse distal disease. We may decide to treat such patients medically, but they too will be clamoring for the new coated stents…
Introduction. Coronary intervention has made remarkable advances over the past 25 years. Technical advancements have markedly improved immediate procedure safety and success. With the advent of drug-eluting stents, opportunities for even greater long…
Vascular complications requiring surgical repair have been described in approximately 1% of patients after coronary intervention. Despite availability of multiple closure devices, this vexing problem is yet to be resolved. Approximately 75,000 surgic…