January 2011

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Volume 23 Issue 2
ABSTRACT: We present a rare case of a tortuous aorta in a patient with kyphoscoliosis and the advantages of using radial angiography in this case. J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2011;23:E36 Key words: tortuous aorta, kyphoscoliosis
To the Editor: Despite advancements in stent technology, procedural success in complex lesion morphologies is often dependent upon pre-stent lesion preparation. Lesion subtypes such as bifurcation, thrombotic, chronic total occlusion, and friable sa…
ABSTRACT: Acute myocardial infarction during pregnancy or the postpartum period is rare. We report a case of a 40-year-old postpartum woman who developed ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to severe diffuse coronary vasospasm. To our knowledge, t…
ABSTRACT: High-risk cardiac patients, especially those with severe coronary artery disease, are prone to ischemic, arrhythmic and heart failure complications during urgent or emergent noncardiac surgery. The American and European guidelines endorse s…
ABSTRACT: We present the case of a gentleman who presented to our hospital with recurrent episodes of sudden cardiac death treated initially with cardioversion. Immediate coronary angiography revealed a 7 mm aneurysm in the proximal left coronary art…
ABSTRACT: Paravalvular leaks (PVL) are a well-known complication after prosthetic valve surgery. Effective non-surgical repair techniques are being developed using several off-label transcatheter occlusive devices given that there is no unique techni…
ABSTRACT: Although drug-eluting stent (DES) thrombosis is a recognized complication of coronary intervention, recurrent late stent thrombosis is rarely reported. Clopidogrel resistance or low-responsiveness may be associated with recurrent late stent…
ABSTRACT: A 54-year-old man was transferred to our emergency department because of acute inferior myocardial infarction. However, ST-segment elevation resolved after intravenous nitrate administration on admission and coronary angiography revealed a…
ABSTRACT: Small randomized trials in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction have shown that aspiration thrombectomy improves angiographic outcomes and may improve clinical outcomes. However, there remains a lack of reports on device-related…
ABSTRACT: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a well-known complication after exposure to heparin products. Profound thrombocytopenia has also been reported with the use of abciximab, a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist, which is used d…