January 2011

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Volume 23 Issue 2
ABSTRACT: A 34-year-old male with insulin-dependent type II diabetes mellitus developed recurrent ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the setting of diabetic ketoacidosis. In both circumstances, coronary angiography revealed a large thrombus withou…
A 74-year-old male was admitted for acute coronary syndrome. Seven years earlier he had undergone surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a venous graft bypass to the right coronary artery. At the present admission, the electrocardiogram showed…
ABSTRACT: Guiding catheter-induced coronary artery dissection is a rare, but hazardous complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with the potential risk of impairment of coronary blood flow. Therefore, occurrence of t…
ABSTRACT: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) remains a life-threatening condition. Studies with catheter-directed thrombolysis and percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy systems show modest improvements in mortality compared to surgery but with pitfalls of majo…
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is atherosclerotic or non-atherosclerotic in origin. Eosinophilic infiltrate is identified in coronary artery adventitia in non-atherosclerotic SCAD. We postulate that a systemic inflammatory st…
ABSTRACT: Background. Procedural MI is a frequent complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) have been shown to reduce ischemic events in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (MI)…
Predicting outcomes in patients undergoing coronary revascularization has been a topic of long-standing interest. The ACC/AHA (American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association) lesion classification system devised in 1986 and revised in 1990…
ABSTRACT: Numerous risk scores have been designed to predict the outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The Synergy between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Taxus and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score has been shown to predict outco…
ABSTRACT: Recent studies have shown that drug-eluting stents (DES) induce vascular endothelial dysfunction in both Cypher and Taxus stents. These studies evaluated coronary vasomotion in the peri-stent coronary segment for 1 lesion with 1 DES. The an…
The treatment of coronary artery bifurcation lesions remains one of the most challenging lesion subsets in interventional cardiology because of a low success rate, a relatively high incidence of procedural complications, greater restenosis rates and…