February 2008

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Volume 20 Issue 2
Obstructions of the caval veins may develop in various clinical settings in subjects with tumoral lesions, after surgery on the caval veins — as in the Mustard/Senning operation, after radiation therapy, or due to central lines, dialysis catheters an…
Primary cardiac non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is defined as being exclusively located in the heart and/or pericardium, and is extremely rare. This disease occurs mainly in immunocompromised patients and rarely in the immunocompetent. In a series of over 12,…
Management of vascular complications remains an important component of both diagnostic cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention. We report a unique case of extensive right subclavian artery dissection following attempted diagnos…
Many centers are currently adopting the Sano modification of the Norwood operation for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.1 The insertion of a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit may increase aortic diastolic pressure and coronary a…
Interventional catheterizations are an increasingly important component in the management of the growing population of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). The experience of interventions on adults with CHD from some centers has been reported…
Case Report. A 66-year-old male with previous two-vessel coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) presented with an acute coronary syndrome. Angiography demonstrated a critical 95% stenosis in the ostium of the saphenous vein graft (SVG) to the ob…
Case Report. A 30-year-old male with no previous medical history presented to an emergency department at a community hospital with left-sided, substernal chest pain. The pain was pressure-like and nonradiating. It began shortly after performing weig…
Despite newer lower-profile stent technologies, placing coronary stents may still remain challenging when vessels are extremely tortuous. We describe a case of a very large-caliber right coronary artery (RCA) with a “shepherd’s crook” configuration,…
Case Report. A 62-year-old Caucasian male presented with recurring angina. He was experiencing angina attacks on walking 10 to 20 yards. The patient had suffered a myocardial infarction in the past and had undergone percutaneous intervention to his l…
This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes original research articles, a review article, selections from the journal special section Clinical Images and online case reports which can be found in the archive section on our website, as w…