September 2004

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Volume 16 Issue 9
The following special CME section is underwritten through an educational grant from Possis Medical, Inc. Learning objectives. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 1) describe the impact of thrombus on percutaneous c…
Letter to the Editor In response to: Angiolillo, et al. Vol. 16, No. 6, Pages 325-329 Is a 300 mg Clopidogrel Loading Dose Sufficient to Inhibit Platelet Function Early After Coronary Stenting? A Platelet Function Profile Study The establishment…
This issue of The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, which coincides with the Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting, includes original research articles, case reports, reviews, articles from the journal special sections Peripher…
In times of increasing costs and declining reimbursement, physicians find themselves working harder for little or no increased financial reward. As revenues stagnate, compensation becomes an even timelier topic. Therefore, it is important to implemen…
Case Report. A 78-year-old woman who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting eight years earlier presented with unstable angina. At coronary angiography, an aorto-ostial lesion was found in a saphenous vein graft to the right posterior descendi…
Case Report. A 60-year-old man without significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with a six-day history of intermittent mid-epigastric pain with associated nausea, diaphoresis and exertional dyspnea. Aspirin was self admi…
Coronary dissection caused during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can evolve into pseudoaneurysm,1 and can be evaluated with angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS).2–5 Conventional angiography during and after interventional procedu…
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a rare but increasingly reported cause of myocardial infarction and sudden death. Pretty first described SCAD in 1931 at autopsy in a 42-year-old woman who died after presenting with chest pain.1 About…
The “pseudostenosis” is a well-known angiographic finding observed when the guidewire crosses markedly angulated coronary segments, most commonly in right coronary arteries.1–9 This phenomenon is produced by the straightening of angulated segments by…
Atrial septal aneurysm is a cardiac malformation defined as a localized thinning and bulging of the atrial septum into either atrium. It appears to be acquired as the result of abnormal atrial hemodynamics with resultant pressure deformity and mobili…