April 2006

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Volume 18 Issue 4
Intracoronary radiation therapy (ICRT) for in-stent restenosis within bare metal stents substantially reduces the risk of recurrence.1–3 However, target vessel failure remains a significant clinical problem for some patients. A higher delivered radia…
Case Example. A 56-year-old man was admitted to the hospital complaining of dull, retrosternal chest pain that had lasted for 2 hours at rest. Over the previous 2 months, he had experienced exertional chest pain episodes that were increasing in frequ…
von Willebrand disease (vWD) is one of the more common inherited bleeding disorders, with an incidence of up to 1% in the general population.1–3 Along the clinical spectrum are patients without any bleeding manifestations who are incidentally discove…
Case Report. A 60-year-old male presented to the emergency department complaining of acute onset of precordial pain radiating to the left arm and neck. He denied any recent symptoms of exertional or nonexertional chest pain. The patient had undergone…
An 84-year-old man underwent percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for repeated attacks of ischemic strokes with unknown origin. The transesophageal echocardiogram performed prior to the intervention showed a small fibrous structure at the…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, includes original research articles, commentary and features from our special journal sections. In addition, I encourage you to visit the website edition to read the interesting and…
Diabetes mellitus is associated with more aggressive coronary artery disease with almost 4 times the mortality rate and worse outcomes (including restenosis) after percutaneous coronary intervention.1–3 Stent implantation has become the percutaneous…
More than 500,000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures are performed each year in North America.1 Although CABG is a durable procedure, the development of graft closure can occur within the first year following CABG leading to angina, myoca…
In the current issue of the Journal, Eisenberg and colleagues present their interesting findings from the ROutine versus Selected Exercise Treadmill Test after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (ROSETTA-CABG) Registry.1 The purpose of this study was to ex…