February 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 2
ABSTRACT: Background. The coronary sinus (CS) travels in close proximity to the left circumflex (LCX) artery. Percutaneously placed CS devices used to treat mitral regurgitation (MR) therefore have the potential to impinge upon the LCX arterial distr…
ABSTRACT: Objective. To evaluate the recanalization rate and clinical outcome in children with acute ischemic stroke following treatment with innovative mechanical thrombectomy devices. Patients and Methods. Three subjects aged 7–16 years presenting…
It has been postulated that women have higher adverse events with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) when compared with men, but as PCI has improved, it also appears this has been reduced or eliminated. In this issue of the Journal, authors Mov…
ABSTRACT: Background. Advances in interventional techniques have been dramatic in the last 10 years. The goal of this study was to evaluate the age-adjusted in-hospital mortality rate in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) us…
The outcomes that can be expected after Cypher stent implantation have been well publicized and the results from other smaller and larger registries of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantations have been reported and have highlighted the differences in…
ABSTRACT: Objective. To examine the 1-year safety and clinical outcomes associated with the post-marketing early unselected use of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in the United States. Background. The safety and effectiveness of SES has been assessed…