May 2011

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Volume 23 Issue 5
ABSTRACT: Development of a catheter knot is uncommon but still a matter of concern for a catheterizing cardiologist. There are only a few case reports of percutaneous catheter unknotting in the literature. We describe for the first time a case of cat…
ABSTRACT: Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is defined as a coronary dilatation that exceeds the diameter of normal adjacent segments or the diameter of the patient’s largest coronary vessel by 1.5 times. The presence of a CAA is not always without comp…
ABSTRACT: A 76-year-old male was admitted to our hospital for effort angina pectoris. His coronary computed tomography and coronary angiography revealed anomalous origins of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) from the proximal right coronary a…
ABSTRACT: Sidebranches of the left internal mammary artery that are not ligated at the time of coronary artery bypass surgery can cause coronary steal syndrome, resulting in angina. Several isolated case reports have demonstrated successful resolutio…
ABSTRACT: Purulent pericarditis, once a common entity associated with intrathoracic infections, such as pneumonia and empyema, has become an infrequent illness in the post-antibiotic era. Prompt recognition and therapy are vital in improving disease-…
ABSTRACT: We describe the case of an 89-year-old woman who developed severe left main coronary artery stenosis shortly after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the Medtronic CoreValve Revalving System. Urgent coronary angiography rev…
ABSTRACT: Coronary artery disease has been reported in more than 50% of patients with severe aortic stenosis above the age of 70 years. Combined surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with a…
ABSTRACT: Although performing a biopsy of the right ventricular septum is a routine procedure in many cardiac catheterization laboratories, the ability to direct a bioptome to a mass within the right or left side of the heart is extremely difficult w…
ABSTRACT: Loculated pericardial effusion, as a cause of acute hypoxia, is an unusual finding. Here, we describe the case of a patient who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, complicated by a localized pericardial hematoma compressing the ri…
A 75-year-old, male ex-smoker with hypertension and family history of ischemic heart disease, previous anterior myocardial infarction, and angioplasty with bare-metal stent implantation to the left anterior descending artery 4 years earlier, develope…