May 2006

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Volume 18 Issue 5
Chronic total occlusions (CTO) represent about 10% of all coronary lesions treated by percutaneous interventions. They traditionally have posed significant problems for patients and operators, with both lower initial success rates and higher long ter…
Case Presentation. A 25-year-old male presented with an acute anterior myocardial infarction and was referred for immediate primary percutaneous coronary intervention. His cardiovascular risk factors included smoking, hypercholesterolemia, obesity an…
Coronary angiography remains the most widely used means of assessing the severity of coronary stenosis. Despite its universal acceptance, coronary angiography is simply luminography, and is inherently limited in determining the physiological signific…
Coronary angiography remains the most widely used means of assessing the severity of coronary stenosis. Despite its universal acceptance, coronary angiography is simply luminography, and is inherently limited in determining the physiological signific…
Case Presentation. A 25-year-old male presented with an acute anterior myocardial infarction and was referred for immediate primary percutaneous coronary intervention. His cardiovascular risk factors included smoking, hypercholesterolemia, obesity an…
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is a disease characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy and the presence of an outflow tract gradient. Transcoronary ablation of the septal hypertrophy (TASH) by selective transcatheter septal branch…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions has a lower success rate and is technically demanding despite advances in equipment and operator experience.1–3 Although several studies showed favorable results with b…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) plays a prominent role in the management of acute myocardial infarction (MI). However intracoronary thrombus often contributes to suboptimal angiographic results, morbidity and mortality.1 Approaches to the ma…
In-stent restenosis as a result of excessive neointimal proliferation is the main limiting factor to the long-term success of coronary stenting, but the advent of drug-eluting stents has reduced this problem significantly. Paclitaxel is an antiprolif…
Acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris have been reported pathologically and angioscopically to share the common pathophysiology of plaque disruption with thrombosis. Both are classified as acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Although t…