December 2011

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Volume 23 Issue 12
In the November issue, the first author in the article listed below was inadvertently misspelled. The correct spelling is Abhishek Deshmukh. We regret this error. Commentary: Utility of Adenosine Sequelae in Primer Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Abhi…
Dear Readers,The goal of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology is to provide state-of-the-art information that will support clinicians in the effective management of patients with cardiovascular disease. There are many selections in this issue that I ho…
ABSTRACT: We report a case of cardiac tamponade caused by a coronary microleak from an unapparent site that was successfully managed by sealing of the pericardial space with intrapericardial injection of sterile synthetic glue which, to the best of o…
ABSTRACT: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is emerging as a promising, effective therapy for high-risk patients not eligible to undergo surgical aortic valve replacement. Infection complications have only rarely been reported. We report a case…
ABSTRACT: Dextrocardia with situs inversus is a rare cardiac anomaly, and the incidence of ischemic heart disease is the same as the general population. In most of these patients, interventionalists may encounter technical difficulties while handling…
ABSTRACT: Because of its durability and patency, the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) is preferentially used to bypass obstructive lesions in the left main coronary artery (LMCA) and/or the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). The long-…
ABSTRACT: Apical complications are considered the “Achilles’ heel” of transapical aortic valve implantation, in which laceration and hemorrhage are potentially fatal. We describe the case of a rare complication of the transapical aortic valve implant…
ABSTRACT: Coronary artery aneurysm is a relatively uncommon disorder characterized by coronary artery dilatation with diameter that exceeds 50% of the normal adjacent segments with atherosclerosis being the most common etiology.1 Aneurysms can be adj…
ABSTRACT: This work describes the longest reported interval between drug-eluting stent (DES) placement and very late stent thrombosis (VLST). A 69-year-old male presented with substernal chest pain associated with ST-segment myocardial infarction (ST…
Abstract: Anomalous coronary arteries pose a great challenge during percutaneous intervention due to various technical factors. Inadequate guide support leads to significant obstacles for delivery of interventional devices to stenotic areas. Several…