March 2004

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Volume 16 Issue 3
Case Report. We present the case of a 52-year-old male with a history of hypertension who presented to the Emergency Room (ER) of a community hospital with a 2-month history of progressively worsening exertional chest pressure. While in the ER, the p…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology coincides with the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology and includes original research articles, commentaries, review articles, case reports and offerings fro…
ABSTRACT: Traditional antithrombotic regimens for the management of acute coronary syndromes are far from optimal. There is considerable opportunity for improvement of standard treatment with unfractionated heparin and aspirin. The introduction of ne…
Continued from previous page Several other recent studies have also examined the efficacy and safety of the combination of LMWHs and GP IIb/IIIa antagonists in the catheterization laboratory (Table 1). Kereiakes et al. reported the results of a pilo…
ABSTRACT: We report two cases of severe intravascular hemolysis (IVH) following mitral valve repair using a Cosgrove-Edwards ring. In both cases, the degree of mitral regurgitation (MR) seen postoperatively worsened significantly compared to intraope…
ABSTRACT: The incidence of coronary artery aneurysms is about 1–2%, with clinical course dependent on the size of the aneurysm. A case of moderate-size aneurysm in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery with stenosis at both edges is p…
One of the most challenging scenarios encountered during the percutaneous treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is the presence of thrombus, and the subsequent distal embolization due to mechanical disruption of the culprit lesion.1 Resultant e…
Intravascular radiation is currently the only Food and Drug Administration-approved modality to treat in-stent restenosis (ISR).1,2 Multiple clinical trials have shown efficacy of beta-radiation in reducing intimal growth associated with ISR.3,4 The…
ABSTRACT: In 1.5–2.0% of patients with acute myocardial infarction referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention, the left main trunk is identified as the culprit vessel. Among the congenital coronary anomalies, an anomalous origin of the l…
The use of stents during percutaneous coronary intervention is now increasingly common. Stent embolization into the systemic or coronary circulation before deployment is a rare but recognized complication of coronary stenting, with hazardous risk for…