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…
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…
Coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) are characterized by abnormal dilatation of a localized or diffuse segment of the coronary arterial tree, up to 1.5 times the diameter of an adjacent normal segment.1 In Western populations, the incidence ranges betwee…
Renal artery stenosis (RAS) can result in renovascular hypertension and nephrosclerosis and accounts for 1–2% of all cases of hypertension.1 Treatment includes medical therapy, balloon angioplasty and surgical bypass of the renal artery. Percutaneous…
Coronary aneurysms are defined as a localized dilatation that exceeds 1.5 times the diameter of the adjacent segment of artery. Aneurysms can be saccular (transverse larger than the longitudinal axis) or fusiform (longitudinal at least twice the tran…
Myocardial infarction is a rare complication that can occur immediately after a blunt chest trauma. We report a 36-year-old male who experienced a fatal anterolateral myocardial infarction after a nonpenetrating chest injury sustained in a car accide…