July 2011

|
Volume 23 Issue 7
ABSTRACT: The left internal mammary artery (LIMA) is frequently utilized in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG); adequate visualization of the LIMA bypass graft during diagnostic angiography is critical for determination of myocardial blood supply…
ABSTRACT: We report the incidental finding of 2 coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas observed at coronary angiography performed in a 48-year-old man presenting with acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Coronary angiography reve…
ABSTRACT: The optimal approach in managing cases complicated due to retained components in the coronary arteries during angioplasty is still not clear. In most cases, management is individualized. We report the retrieval of a partially inflated ballo…
ABSTRACT: Aortic dissection is an uncommon and often life-threatening condition. It usually presents with classic symptoms, such as severe tearing chest pain radiating to the back associated with acute hemodynamic compromise. Painless aortic dissecti…
ABSTRACT: A retrograde approach through collateral channels is thought to improve the success rate of percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO). Among CTO lesions, the in-stent chronic total reocclusion (ISR-CTO) i…
ABSTRACT: Soutenir (Asahi-Intecc, Nagoya, Japan), a novel microsnare, was used to grip and pull a retrograde guidewire through arteries with chronic total occlusions during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Soutenir can pass through a microca…
ABSTRACT: We implanted a Cypher Select™ coronary stent and two months later a Nevo™ sirolimus-eluting coronary stent in another vessel. At a prescheduled angiographic follow-up, coronary aneurysms were seen in the two stented segments, 6 and 8 months…
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: Most ST-elevation myocardial infarctions are related to atherothrombosis and benefit from emergent percutaneous coronary intervention. On the other hand, type-A aortic dissection is a less frequent but deadly disease requiring emergent surg…