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May 2008

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Volume 20 Issue 5
RE: Stent Thrombosis – A Complication Best Avoided Originally in: J Invasive Cardiol 2008;20:166–167 (April) Please note that the medication “clopidogrel”, and not “coumadin”, should have appeared in the following sentence in the above-cited commen…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20;E171-E173 Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) and aortic stenosis (AS) both result in congestive heart failure symptoms, syncope and chest pain.1–3 In the elderl…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E174-E175 Coronary aneurysm formation after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is a rare complication. It has been documented with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and pacli…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E139-E145 After both its acute and long-term usage proved to be highly effective, drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, although off-label, became a preferred interventio…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E146-E149 Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is reported to occur in 3–10 cases per 100,000 deliveries.1,2 It is a rare but devastating event with a fatality rate as high as…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E150-E153 Vessel perforation is a rare but dire complication of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and is associated with a high risk of pericardial tamponade. Recen…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E154-E157 We describe 2 patients — one with a left anterior descending (LAD)/diagonal bifurcation and the other with a protected distal left main bifurcation — in whom the p…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E158-E160 Ureteroarterial fistulae (UAFs) are rare but potentially fatal entities that require prompt diagnosis and intervention. Moschowitz and colleagues were the first to…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E161-E166 Myocardial bridge (MB) is a condition that occurs when the myocardium overlies the epicardial segment of a coronary artery.1,2 The overlying myocardium is called t…
_______________________________________________ J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E167-E170 Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) has become a safe and effective alternative to surgery in appropriately…
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