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: Background. Recurrent restenosis following vascular brachytherapy (VBT) has been reported in up to one-third of the patients enrolled in clinical trials. The long-term outcome of repeat percutaneous intervention (PCI) after failed beta-brac…
ABSTRACT: Ikari is a new guide catheter for transradial intervention (TRI) that produces stronger back-up force by utilizing an unfavorable angle between the subclavian and brachiocephalic arteries. We report the initial results of the Ikari guide ca…
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…