November 2011

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Volume 23 Issue 11
ABSTRACT: This is a case of a right coronary artery (RCA) diverticulum. We highlight the complications of distal embolization and recurrent myocardial infarctions (MI), and the successful closure with a covered stent.A 33-year-old Khat user experienc…
ABSTRACT: Left main coronary artery thrombosis is a rare but potentially fatal phenomenon. We present the unusual case of total occlusion of the left main coronary artery suspected to be secondary to embolized thrombus from a patient’s mechanical, pr…
ABSTRACT: A persistent distal false lumen perfusion—residual type A aortic dissection—is found in 50% to 100% of patients following ascending aorta replacement. Complications of persistent or newly developed dissection of the distal aorta are often f…
ABSTRACT: Transradial cardiac catheterization is an exciting technique that has many advantages over the traditional femoral approach. Most importantly it is a safe option for PCI with potential same day discharge for uncomplicated cases. Despite its…
ABSTRACT: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) (previously reflex sympathetic dystrophy) is a chronic pain condition usually resulting as a consequence of trauma or surgery. Though described occasionally after vascular surgery, it is distinctly rare…
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an unusual condition that mainly happens in fit and healthy women in the peripartum period. Strenuous exercise is a rare cause of dissection in angiographically normal coronary arteries. There is no…
ABSTRACT: Objective. The GuideLiner catheter (Vascular Solutions, Inc.) is a monorail guiding catheter extension that serves to facilitate stent delivery and is approved for providing extra support and coaxial guide engagement. The objective of this…
Dear Readers,This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology coincides with the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2011 meeting being held in San Francisco, California.  The goal of both this meeting and the journal is to provide state-of-the…
The costly American health care system, allegedly, has overpromised and underperformed, and, as such, a reduction in public and private funding for research and physician compensation seems, to some, justified. This perspective, the focus of intense…
Abstract: Treatment of acute coronary syndrome has been based on the prevention of ischemic complications by means of antithrombotic therapy and invasive strategies. The desired reduction reached in the recurrence of ischemic events reveals its price…