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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: 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: 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: 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 present the first case reported of fracture of a coronary guidewire during thrombectomy of a massive thrombus in a recently occluded coronary bypass graft with the recently developed atherectomy catheter X-Sizer. The thrombus was success…
The normal coronary circulation encompasses a wide spectrum of normal variants, which are often detected as incidental findings during coronary angiography. A single coronary artery ostium is a rare finding. Shirani and Roberts identified 97 patients…
ABSTRACT: Intercoronary communication is a rare condition in which there is an open-ended circulation with bidirectional blood flow between two coronary arteries. This report highlights a case of an intercoronary connection between the right coronary…
ABSTRACT: The authors described a rare case of spontaneous repositioning of an embolised Amplatzer occluder into the left atrium resulting in complete occlusion of a hemodynamically significant atrial septal defect, in the fossa ovalis, in a 70-year-…
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