September 2010

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Volume 22 Issue 9
ABSTRACT: Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) remains the only tool to understand, plan and evaluate complex lesions in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Despite the evidence for left main intervention,1 it is routinely used mainly to validate…
ABSTRACT: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an anomalous right coronary artery (RCA) arising from the left sinus of Valsalva can be technically difficult because selective cannulation of the vessel may not be easy. We present a case of tw…
ABSTRACT: The most common coronary anomaly is the left circumflex artery (LCX) arising from the proximal right coronary artery (RCA). This variant is benign. The anomalous RCA often originates from the left sinus or from the proximal of the left ma…
ABSTRACT: This report describes an unusual etiology of acute coronary syndrome. A 48-year-old female presented with anginal chest discomfort and was found to have evidence of acute pulmonary edema requiring mechanical ventilation. She underwent eme…
FULL TITLE: Small Balloon Inflation Over a Jailed Wire as a Bailout Technique in a Case of Abrupt Side Branch Occlusion During Provisional Stenting ABSTRACT: During provisional stenting of a bifurcation lesion, recrossing into the side branch (SB)…
ABSTRACT: Antegrade wiring of chronic total occlusions (CTO) may fail due to subintimal wire entry and inability to reenter the true lumen. We report the use of the Venture® wire control catheter to reenter the true lumen after subintimal entry in…