August 2002

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Volume 14 Issue 8
Transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) has recently gained acceptance as a form of therapy for patients with cryptogenic stroke.1–3 The standard approach involves passage of a large delivery sheath from the femoral vein into the inferior…
The article by Mr. Barbo is very helpful and informative for those groups contemplating methods of developing new revenue-sharing opportunities in a setting of collaborative activity or strategic alliances with parties who have common goals. Evolutio…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes original research articles, case reports, articles from the Journal special sections "Practice Management and Economics", "Clinical Decision Making", "The Electrophysiology Corn…
Part ii Continuation of discussion Supporting Patients in Shock Jeff Werner: I have a question for Dr. Shawl. I believe you said that you think patients should be completely revascularized during acute infarction using angioplasty and stenting. I ha…
Dislodgement and embolization of coronary stents before deployment are rare and challenging complications of intracoronary stenting. Reported incidence varies between 0.56–0.90%.1,2 Intracoronary embolization may cause arterial occlusion with potenti…
The reported incidence of a single coronary artery (SCA) ranges from 0.2–1.6% of the population undergoing coronary angiography.1 Many of these anomalies are found incidentally. Identification of these anomalies is especially important in patients wi…
Case Description. A 57-year-old male with no known coronary artery disease presented to an outside hospital with chest pain. He subsequently ruled in for a non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, with a peak CPK of 406 mg/mL, CPK-MB 4.6 ng/mL…
In a patient who presents with syncope of unknown origin, a thorough history can sometimes provide clues suggesting postural neurally mediated syncope or other forms of neurally mediated syncope, such as carotid sinus syndrome or micturition syncope.…
The High Mortality Among Patients in Cardiogenic Shock “LV or RV Infarcts:” What Have We Learned and Have We Made a Difference? In this symposium, we will revisit the treatment of cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction with bot…
Owners and physician/users of cardiac catheterization labs (cath labs) may be missing out on an opportunity to increase their respective cash flows and to further enhance their business relationships with each other. The use of lease agreements and p…