July 2003

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Volume 15 Issue 9
Pseudoaneurysms of saphenous vein grafts are rare following coronary artery bypass surgery. They occur most often at the proximal anastomosis secondary to vessel layer disruption. Rarely do they occur distally. We report the case of a pseudoaneurysm…
Aortic dissection is a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).1,9 It can be life-threatening and warrants immediate diagnosis and treatment, which may be conservative,1,3 surgical, or stenting.4–6,8,9 We describe a patient in w…
Stenting is now being used in many centers to treat coronary lesions beyond standard indications.1 This became possible due to new and better stent designs, improvements in stent implantation techniques and effective antiplatelet therapy.2 However, t…
Smaller vessels constitute a large group in daily practice of percutaneous coronary interventions. Depending on definition, prevalence ranges from 35–67%.1–6 Patients who underwent treatment of smaller vessels had a significantly increased risk of ma…
Outcomes for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock have improved in the setting of increased use of coronary revascularization during the 1990s.1,2 Consistent with these observations, the randomized Should W…