April 2004

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Volume 16 Issue 4
Renal artery stenosis is a serious disease that is associated with high rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. It has been believed that severe renal artery stenosis contributes to hypertension and renal dysfunction and that these are the p…
Case Report. The patient was a 76-year-old male with the cardiovascular risk factors of hypertension and hyperlipidemia. His cardiovascular history began in April 2000, with a myocardial infraction (MI) of the anteroseptal wall; although, he was mana…
ABSTRACT: We encountered a case of intractable radial artery graft spasm after stent implantation which was partially responsive to nominal nitroglycerin therapy. We report this case with intravascular ultrasound imaging at the radial artery spasm s…
Dear Readers, This issue of The Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes original research articles, commentaries, case reports and brief reviews, and articles from the journal special sections “Intervention in Peripheral Vascular Disease,” “Clinical…
ABSTRACT: Background. A 300 mg clopidogrel loading-dose (LD) is widely used as an adjunct antithrombotic treatment to reduce the risk of thrombotic events early after coronary stenting (CS). Antithrombotic drugs commonly used during percutaneous coro…
Finding the “right dose” of a medication for an individual patient remains an illusive challenge for the practicing clinician. As part of the drug approval process, drug developers use randomized controlled trials to determine the general safety and…
ABSTRACT: Patients who develop acute myocardial infarction due to occlusion in a saphenous vein graft (SVG) constitute a revascularization challenge. Excimer laser angioplasty may have a potential advantage in the treatment of SVGs, since its 308 nan…
ABSTRACT: Objectives. To assess the impact of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation on coronary, renal and aortic blood flow in an animal heart failure model. Background. Heart failure exacerbations are still often treated with inotropic medications d…