July 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 7
Intracardiac Echo Imaging of a Transfemoral Aortic Edwards SAPIEN Valve Implantation in a Degenerated Bioprosthesis (Valve-in-Valve)    Case description. An 87-year-old male (58 kg body weight, 172 cm height) who had undergone in 1998 an aortic valv…
Percutaneous Closure of Recurrent Noncoronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Rupture: Utility of Computed Tomography in Procedural Planning    ABSTRACT: This case demonstrates the benefit of CT angiography in procedure planning and device selection for…
   The importance of atherosclerotic lesion characteristics in determining long-term vessel patency and rate of complications after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been recognized virtually since the inception of coronary angioplasty.1…
Lesion Characteristics and Coronary Stent Selection with Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography: A Pilot Investigation Comparing CTA, QCA and IVUS    ABSTRACT: Objective. The accurate assessment of a target coronary lesion and appropriate stent s…
   ABSTRACT: We performed a pooled analysis of three trials comparing titanium-nitride-oxide-coated bioactive stents (BAS) with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in 1,774 patients. All patients were followed for 12 months. The primary outcomes of inter…
   ABSTRACT: Background. Patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) are at increased risk of cardiovascular events. The long-term effectiveness of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in patients with MetS and in diabetic patients is not well defined. Methods…
   ABSTRACT: Objective. To compare the efficacy of rapamycin-eluting stents (RES) and paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in patients undergo percutaneous coronary intervention. Background. RES and PES differ significantly with respect to polymer coating…
ABSTRACT: A 72-year-old Chinese female with prior mitral valve replacement with a mechanical prosthesis 13 years before was diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. She was considered a high-risk surgical candidate and was considered for tr…
ABSTRACT: Background. Acute heart failure (AHF) has an adverse impact on short- and long-term outcomes in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aims of the present study were to determine independent predictors for the o…
   In the modern era of elective cardiac catheterization, there is a major difference in hospital discharge after a diagnostic and interventional procedure. While the majority of diagnostic catheterization is performed on an outpatient basis, overnig…