November 2003

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Volume 15 Issue 1
Case Description. A 66-year-old male presented with angina pectoris. He had a long history of coronary artery disease treated with multiple coronary interventions over an eight-year period. Significant cardiac risk factors included hypertension and h…
Case Report. A 63-year-old man, an ex-smoker with a history of hypertension and previous myocardial infarction, was admitted with stable angina (Canadian Cardiovascular Society Class 1) for elective percutaneous coronary intervention. Pre-procedure c…
Origin of the internal mammary artery from sites other than the inferior surface of the first part of the subclavian artery is not uncommon. We describe the case of a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) originating from the third part of the left sub…
Recently, the surgical results of acute aortic dissection (Stanford type A) have improved. However, the treatment of cases complicated with severe organ ischemia, especially myocardial ischemia, is very difficult. When the aortic dissection extends t…
The initial evaluation of radiotherapy in animal models of restenosis focused on the used of 192Iridium ribbons, a commercially available source. After initial animal studies revealed that therapy with this isotope reliably inhibited vascular renarro…
Mechanisms for Hemostasis and Comparative Efficacy The technology to produce poly-N-acetylglucosamine (pGlcNAc) polymer is based on a biomaterial that is derived in a fiber form from aseptic cultures of a marine microalgae diatom. Once isolated and…
A 68-year-old male with a history of hypertension presented to the emergency department with acute onset pain and severe swelling of the left lower extremity. Pleuritic chest discomfort was also noted. He had been traveling by automobile from Canada…
Since it was first used in 1984 and reported in 1987,1,2 the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) has emerged as an effective third or isolated arterial conduit for complete arterial bypass grafting or for use in cases of limited graft numbers or poor…
The anomalous right coronary artery (RCA) with high anterior takeoff is an uncommon, yet technically difficult vessel to cannulate, moreover to intervene upon. The high anterior location of the anomalous ostium is often difficult to reach with standa…
This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology coincides with the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association and includes original research articles, case reports, a special review, two CME offerings and articles from the journal…