February 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 2
ABSTRACT: We present the unusual case of a 49-year-old female with a previously undiagnosed anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) presenting in middle age with atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) and…
ABSTRACT: A 91-year-old female patient presented with worsening exertional dyspnea 1 month after transfemoral aortic valve implantation using an Edwards Sapien valve. She was found to have a paraprosthetic sinus of Valsalva rupture with a left-to-rig…
ABSTRACT: This report demonstrates the production and use of 3-D reconstruction of a coronary sinus from a single-injection rotational angiogram. The detailed virtual model enabled easy magnetic navigation of a wire for device placement in cardiac re…
ABSTRACT: Management of right heart failure in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) includes emergent reperfusion of the infarct-related artery, fluid resuscitation, vasopressor and inotropic support, and trans-venous pacing in the presence of high-grad…
ABSTRACT: Coronary stent dislodgement and loss carries significant morbidity and risk of infarction and thrombosis if left untreated. There have been multiple previous techniques for stent retrieval or deployment after stent loss including wire brai…
ABSTRACT: Persistent left superior vena cava is a common congenital anomaly. We present angiographic pictures and hemodynamic tracings from a case of superior vena cava syndrome in a patient with this anomaly. The images depict a challenging percutan…
ABSTRACT: Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) frequently cause considerable morbidity and mortality with a high risk of further events within the following year, despite the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Numerous studies have described…
ABSTRACT: Background. The optimal combination of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting (PCI-S) among patients requiring oral anticoagulation (OAC) is unknown. Objectives. We sought to compar…
ABSTRACT: Objectives. Compare outcomes of hybrid bare-metal stent (BMS)/sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) to BMS alone for the treatment of stenoses in small coronary arteries. Background. One approach to potentially reduce the risk of restenosis in long…
Mitral regurgitation (MR), a common valvular disorder, is a heterogeneous condition that can be broadly categorized into primary (affecting the valve apparatus) or secondary (functional) etiologies. For appropriately selected patients, surgical mitra…