January 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 1
Achieving optimal outcomes in diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography requires the ability to make clinical decisions in an individualized manner. As such, some treatments may not be applicable to all patient populations, or, if applicable…
Successful Retrograde Recanalization of a Left Anterior Descending Artery Chronic Total Occlusion through a Previously Placed Left Anterior Descending-to-Diagonal Artery Stent pg. E16 - E18 ABSTRACT: Since the introduction of the retrograde techniq…
Inability of Intracoronary Stenting to Provide Long-Term Relief for Coronary Compression Secondary to Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis pg. E13 - E15 ABSTRACT: Chronic constrictive pericarditis can result in extrinsic compression of coronary arter…
Retrograde Recanalization of a Chronic Ostial Occlusion of the Left Anterior Descending Artery: How to Manage Extreme Takeoff Angles pg. E7 - E12 ABSTRACT: Chronic total coronary occlusions (CTO) still remain one of the most technically challengin…
pg. E5 - E6 ABSTRACT: As opposed to iatrogenic coronary dissection, spontaneous dissection is an extremely rare clinical condition. Typically seen in a single coronary vessel of peripartum women presenting with acute coronary syndrome, there are iso…
pg. E3 - E4 ABSTRACT: The use of radial artery for vascular access for cardiac catheterization and intervention has gained increasing acceptance over the last few years as result of the lower risk of vascular complications compared to use of the fem…
pg. E1 - E2 ABSTRACT: Infective endocarditis is one of the uncommon causes of complete atrioventricular (AV) block. Complications from aortic valve infection are more often associated with conduction abnormalities than with mitral valve endocarditis…
Coronary artery anomalies that are discovered during angiography may help govern subsequent treatment options. We report the unusual angiographic findings of an 81-year-old woman presenting with increasing exertional angina. Coronary angiography was…
ABSTRACT: Early initiation of antiplatelet therapy in addition to aspirin is critical for all patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) due to improved short- and long-term outcomes. Thus, evidence-based practice guidelines for ACS management recom…
The fact that we are still debating the utility of the bare metal stent (BMS) in 2009 would have seemed unthinkable when the first drug-eluting stent (DES) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for clinical use in the U.S. in 2003. Within…