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Volume 19 Issue 3
First of all, I would like to thank the organizers of this meeting, particularly Dr. Michael Cowley, who asked me to attend. It’s an honor to be here. As a biochemist who has spent most of his life with his head in the “cell-culture” neighborhood, it…
When I think about the way we treat carotid disease, I see a great example of multiple specialties that are not working together. Everybody has something to offer the specialty of carotid stenting, and everybody, in my view, needs to possess the foll…
David Holmes really set the stage with his discussion, but let me also summarize what stroke means today. After suffering a major stroke, one-third of patients will recover, one-third will die, and one-third will be wrecked; it’s the latter group tha…
Case Report. A 50-year-old Caucasian male with no significant past medical history presented to our institution with sudden onset of shortness of breath. He admitted to having exertional chest pressure and shortness of breath for a few years. His ris…
Chronic total occlusions (CTO) remain one of the most technically challenging areas of coronary intervention. As a result, new innovative techniques are continually being developed in an effort to improve the procedural success rate of CTO recanaliza…
We’re going to move on to the second session entitled: Contemporary Prevention, Management and Treatment of Stroke — Who Will Treat Acute Stroke in 2010 and How Will It Be Treated?The data on this first slide (Figure 1) show the magnitude of the prob…
I’m going to give you a perspective on where we see the current state of carotid artery stenting from the regulatory and reimbursement perspectives, and perhaps a bit of technical unmet needs and future prospects. Obviously, this is going to be larg…
Case Presentation. An 82-year-old female with several coronary risk factors was referred to our hospital for management of angina pectoris. She had undergone unsuccessful primary angioplasty for inferior myocardial infarction 7 years earlier, with co…
Case Presentation. A 43-year-old male with a history of myocardial infarction and primary stenting (left circumflex artery in July 1997 and right coronary artery in September 2005) was admitted to undergo angioplasty for his totally reoccluded left c…
Dear Readers,This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology coincides with the 56th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology and includes original research articles, commentaries, letters to the editor, articles from the Rap…