May 2003

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Volume 15 Issue 7
ABSTRACT: Our report describes the late migration of an atrial screw-in lead into the right internal jugular vein causing subsequent subclinical thrombus formation at the tip of the electrode. Previously initiated anticoagulation for atrial fibrillat…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes original research articles, case reports, brief reviews, and articles from the Journal special sections “Acute Coronary Syndromes”, “Clinical Decision Making”, and the “Clinical…
Jim Zidar: We have chosen magnetic resonance imaging as our primary imaging tool at Duke University. A new cardiac magnetic resonance imaging research laboratory is being installed at Duke, with an adjacent clinical laboratory. In our view, magnetic…
(IAGS Proceedings - Part II of II) Nick Hopkins: The preliminary reports on intracranial angioplasty and stenting showed very high morbidity and mortality rates associated with the procedure — particularly in symptomatic patients. As Dr. Myler sugge…
Coronary artery aneurysms have been identified in up to 5% of all coronary angiographic studies. Atherosclerotic, congenital, inflammatory, infectious and traumatic (resulting from coronary intervention) are the most common etiologies. Coronary arter…
It is thought that most coronary artery fistulae are congenital in origin, resulting from the persistence of intratrabecular sinusoids during embryonic development.1,2 The persistence of these sinusoids results in the communication between the corona…
Manual compression has been the standard method employed to achieve hemostasis at the arterial puncture site after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. However, prior studies suggest that major or minor bleeding complications associated wi…
ABSTRACT: Percutaneous transluminal peripheral angioplasty (PTA), with and without stenting, has become an effective, accepted, and safe approach for treating intermittent claudication and critical leg ischemia in selected patients. Percutaneous peri…
Unfractionated heparin is the current antithrombotic of choice in peripheral vascular interventions. Heparin has an unpredictable anticoagulation response, is an indirect thrombin inhibitor, does not inhibit bound thrombin and activates platelets. A…
Within a decade of surgery, half of all aortocoronary saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) are totally occluded or have severe atherosclerotic disease.1 Redo coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) has higher mortality and morbidity than the first operation an…