January 2007

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Volume 19 Issue 1
Success of high-risk interventional procedures depends upon periprocedural hemodynamic stability. The TandemHeart™ (Cardiac Assist, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a percutaneous nonpulsatile centrifugal left ventricular (LV) assist device used to…
Case Report. A 66-year-old female presented with new-onset angina and heart failure. Electrocardiography demonstrated chronic atria fibrillation and left axis deviation. Echocardiography demonstrated mild global left ventricular hypokinesia without r…
The combination of drug-eluting stents and the crush technique with final kissing balloon inflation for the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions is associated with superior clinical and angiographic outcomes.1,2 However, the crush technique invo…
Injury of a native coronary vessel during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is very rare. We report on a 76-year-old patient who developed a large pseudoaneurysm of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) following CABG. The patient was then s…
Pseudoaneurysm formation after vascular reconstruction is a rarely encountered problem in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. It has most commonly been described in the vascular surgical literature as a delayed complication of lower extremi…
Subacute stent thrombosis (SAT), though less common in the era of dual antiplatelet therapy, continues to produce serious clinical consequences including major myocardial infarction and death.1 The treatment modalities described in the literature inc…
Dear Readers, This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes six original research articles, a review article, three submissions for Rapid Communication, two Clinical Images, and seven online case reports. These case reports can be fo…
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is now widely utilized as a less invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy for the prevention of stroke caused by extracranial bifurcation carotid artery stenosis. The procedure involves diagnostic angiography, the…
Incidence Coronary angiography has been and currently remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. It is an invasive procedure and is thus associated with various risks such as vascular and hemodynamic complications, contra…
A 70-year-old male presented with left buttock claudication. Diagnostic angiography showed a 90% left external iliac artery stenosis (Figure 1A). The left external iliac artery lesion was crossed with a 0.035 Storq guidewire (Cordis Corp., Miami, Flo…