February 2004

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Volume 16 Issue 2
ABSTRACT: Treatment of long, diffuse in-stent restenosis remains a therapeutic challenge. We report the successful use of multiple sirolimus-eluting stents (three 33-mm long stents) in a long, diffuse in-stent restenotic lesion. No major adverse card…
With the increasing use of stents, sidebranch compromise after stent deployment in the parent vessel has been a matter of concern. In such bifurcation lesions, it is hard to obtain initial success. Moreover, they carry a high risk of restenosis. Alth…
Case History. A 59-year-old man with a history of percutaneous coronary intervention of the right coronary artery (RCA) was admitted with unstable angina. An electrocardiogram revealed T-wave inversions and non specific ST changes in leads II, III, a…
ABSTRACT: We describe a case of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to compression of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) by a false channel created by an acute aortic dissection (AAD). The dynamic pattern of artery obstruction is detailed as a k…
ABSTRACT: Despite notable refinements in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques, these procedures are still associated with some morbidity and mortality. A case of elective coronary angioplasty is described that was complicated by corona…
ABSTRACT: A 78-year-old man with a highly symptomatic left atrial tachycardia, refractory to medical therapy, was referred for radiofrequency catheter ablation. Using a double trans-septal technique, two long sheaths were placed across the interatri…
Learning objectives. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 1) discern that SVG lumen diameters extend over a larger range than do native vessels, and this article provides justification for treating this increased ran…
ABSTRACT: We investigated the efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in coronary thrombotic lesions according to the timing of the procedure. Eighty-two patients who underwent immediate PCI (IPCI) were compared to 24 patients who underw…
Case Report. A 43-year-old man with hypertension, stress and family history for coronary artery disease presented at the Emergency Department one hour after the onset of chest pain with an acute anterolateral wall myocardial infarction (MI), for whic…
Dear Readers, Our February 2004 issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes a diverse mix of articles including original research articles, case reports, case reports with brief literature reviews, and articles from the journal special sec…