August 2002

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Volume 14 Issue 8
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…
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…
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…
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…