March 2011

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Volume 23 Issue 3
ABSTRACT: We report the first case of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in a patient with a single coronary artery arising from the right aortic sinus. With the increasing availability of PPCI, more patients with coronary artery anoma…
ABSTRACT: This case illustrates a complication following deployment of the Angioseal® vascular closure device after routine angiography. The AngioSeal device is a percutaneous, bioabsorbable, collagen-based hemostatic plug deployed to seal the arteri…
ABSTRACT: The transradial approach (TRA) has gained popularity in recent years mainly because of the significantly decreased access-site complications and the greater patient comfort it offers. In this paper, we describe the successful use of an extr…
ABSTRACT: Percutaneous aortic valve replacement represents a minimally-invasive alternative to open heart valve replacement in high-risk patients. Interventional procedures are used in an increasing number of patients and indications are broadened as…
ABSTRACT: Anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left sinus of Valsalva is a rare congenital abnormality. Percutaneous coronary intervention of the anomalous-origin right coronary artery can be challenging. Iatrogenic aortocoronary dissecti…
ABSTRACT: A 57-year-old man was admitted for exertional angina pectoris. Coronary angiography showed a 99% stenosis in the left circumflex artery. A sirolimus-eluting stent was deployed in the culprit lesion and excellent angiographic results were ob…
ABSTRACT: Background. Despite continued advances in creating lower profile intra-coronary balloons and stents, technical difficulties with stent deliverability are frequently encountered. Recent advances in catheter design have yielded soft ended atr…
ABSTRACT: Difficulty in stent delivery is frequently encountered in cases of tortuous or calcified coronary arteries. Chronic total occlusion interventions often require extra back-up that may not be adequately provided by guiding catheters, even the…
ABSTRACT: We report a novel technique for retrograde chronic total occlusion intervention, in which the lesion is crossed by forming and advancing a “knuckle “in both the antegrade and retrograde guidewire, followed by reentry in the true lumen by us…
ABSTRACT: There is an ongoing debate on the effective importance of the collateral network, especially in the current era, where most patients with significant coronary artery disease are revascularized, be it percutaneously or surgically; thus, peop…