April 2002

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Volume 14 Issue 4
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a relatively rare entity that has been associated with a high morbidity and mortality.1 Although a precise definition for SCAD has not been universally accepted,2 it has generally been defined as the o…
Arterial graft dissection is a rare complication of cardiac catheterization. Spontaneous dissection has not been previously described. We report a case of a 49-year-old male with quadruple bypass grafts who presented with acute myocardial infarction…
Renal transplantation offers the potential for complete rehabilitation in end-stage renal disease (ESRD).1 However, as renal transplant recipients survive longer and become an increasingly more elderly population, occlusive atherosclerosis leading to…
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an uncommon thrombotic disorder characterized by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). The syndrome may be associated with arterial or venous thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, recurrent fetal loss, skin lesions, neurologic…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes several interesting articles. In the first research article, Dr. J. Richard Spears and collaborators from the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Wayne State University, TherOx…
Large coronary artery fistulae have been associated with complications such as congestive heart failure, myocardial ischemia, endocarditis, rupture and arrhythmias.1 To reduce the risk of complications, large coronary artery fistulae are often treate…
Arterial graft dissection is a rare complication of cardiac catheterization. Spontaneous dissection has not been previously described. We report a case of a 49-year-old male with quadruple bypass grafts who presented with acute myocardial infarction…
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-…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes several interesting articles. In the first research article, Dr. J. Richard Spears and collaborators from the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Wayne State University, TherOx…
Case Description. A 44-year-old female was readmitted with chest pain on minimal exertion. She was an ex-smoker and had hypercholesterolemia. Eight months previously, she had experienced an episode of unstable angina and underwent coronary angiograph…