July 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 7
ABSTRACT: We successfully treated a patient with a severely angulated bifurcation lesion using the balloon deflection technique. For this technique, we advanced a coronary guidewire across a severely angulated bifurcation lesion by deflecting the gu…
ABSTRACT: An 83-year-old woman with a history of coronary artery disease presented with anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction. During coronary intervention, she was found to have a ventricular septal rupture, but was felt not to be a surgical c…
High-Risk Coronary Intervention with a Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device in the Presence of an Unstable Left Ventricular Thrombus ABSTRACT: Left ventricular (LV) thrombus is one of the most common complications of myocardial infarction (MI).…
ABSTRACT: We describe a patient with the coexistence of a stenosis and aneurysm of the carotid arteries and a past history of surgical aneurysmectomy. The patient had a 60% stenosis in the right common carotid artery associated with a fusiform aneury…
ABSTRACT: Dextrocardia is a rare congenital anomaly with a prevalence of 1 in 10,000 births.1 The incidence of coronary artery disease in such patients is thought to be similar to that of the general public,2 however, patients are seldom seen during…
ABSTRACT: We report a patient with hemodynamically significant perimembranous ventricular septal defect who underwent successful closure with the Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (AGA Medical Corporation, Golden Valley, Minnesota) without complicati…
ABSTRACT: Paravalvular leaks are a well-known complication after prosthetic valve implantation. Those patients who become symptomatic pose a technical challenge to surgeons. Percutaneous repair has emerged as an attractive alternative to aid in the s…
ABSTRACT: Embolization during diagnostic catheterization is rare. When it occurs, angiographers need to recognize and treat it immediately. Mechanical removal of the embolized material may help restore flow promptly and salvage myocardium. We describ…
Dear Readers,    This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes original research articles, commentaries, an article from the new technique section, a clinical image selection, case reports and a special focus section on computed tomograp…
   ABSTRACT: Though ruptured sinuses of Valsalva have been traditionally managed surgically, they are amenable to transcatheter closure.1 Various devices have been used for closure of these defects. We describe a novel technique of closure of a ruptu…