December 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 12
ABSTRACT: We report a strategy of intravascular ultrasound-guided selection of the true lumen entry site from the subintimal space for predictable and successful re-entry, critical to successful recanalization of coronary chronic total occlusions.…
ABSTRACT: Background. Vascular access-site complications are an important cause of morbidity following catheterization procedures. Manual compression is the “gold standard” in achieving hemostasis of an arteriotomy site; however, manual compression i…
Background. Ejection fraction measurement is an integral part of pre-heart transplant evaluation. In the clinical arena, the correlation and agreement between ejection fraction (EF) measured by echocardiography versus catheterization in pre-heart tra…
Vascular hemostasis is a key issue for the successful completion of either diagnostic or interventional percutaneous endovascular procedures. Traditionally, mechanical compression, either manual or using one of the commercially available femoral comp…