May 2004

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Volume 16 Issue 5
ABSTRACT: Different protocols exist concerning the method and timing of post-coronary angioplasty arterial puncture site closure. Easy handling and good effectiveness are well-documented for the Femostop™ femoral artery compression system; however, n…
ABSTRACT: The use of bare stents for the percutaneous intervention of saphenous vein bypass grafts (SVGs) is associated with a high subsequent rate of restenosis. To assess the impact of the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES), we studied 19 consecutive pa…
The sting in the tail of successful saphenous vein graft (SVG) intervention is the high rate of in-stent restenosis. Not only are the procedures themselves fraught with technical challenges and a high rate of periprocedural adverse cardiovascular eve…
ABSTRACT: Subacute thrombosis is an infrequent but potentially life-threatening complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) that has received much attention in association with drug-eluting stent (DES) deployment. We performed a retrospe…
Platelet-fibrin thrombus represents the essence of stent thrombosis.1–8 Dual oral antiplatelet therapy (aspirin and thiopyridine) reduces significantly the risk of stent thrombosis after elective or urgent coronary stenting.1–8 Intravenous platelet g…
ABSTRACT: Renal artery stent implantation is associated with high rates of restenosis, particularly in vessels less than 4.5 mm in diameter. We describe 4-year follow-up results in the first patient to receive renal artery brachytherapy for this indi…
ABSTRACT: We reviewed the efficacy and safety of combination antithrombotic therapy with aspirin plus warfarin versus aspirin alone in patients with atherosclerotic heart disease. We performed a comprehensive MEDLINE search of English-language report…
Continued from previous page Potential indications for combination therapy with aspirin plus warfarin Intracardiac thrombi usually form on inflamed or damaged valves, endocardium within an MI, in a dilated or dyskinetic cardiac chamber, or on prosth…
Case Report. A 69-year-old smoker, hypertensive, hypercholesterolaemic, non-insulin dependent diabetic presented to the hospital ten days following an anterior myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed a critical mid-vessel stenonsis in th…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes original research articles, case reports and articles from the journal special sections Acute Coronary Syndromes, Clinical Decision Making, Intervention in Peripheral Vascular D…