July 2011

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Volume 23 Issue 7
ABSTRACT: This report describes a case of an acute anterior myocardial infarction secondary to subacute stent thrombosis of a drug-eluting stent within the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) 5 days after percutaneous transl…
ABSTRACT: Presence of allergy to iodinated contrast may prevent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to be performed. We present a 76-year-old male with a history of allergic reaction to iodinated contrast who successfully underwent intravascular…
The evolution of percutaneous coronary and peripheral interventions in terms of device profile, deliverability, and flexibility, and their proven long-term safety and benefit have extended their reach to more and more complex coronary and peripheral…
ABSTRACT: The distal balloon anchoring technique involves inflation of a balloon distal to or at a target lesion to facilitate equipment delivery. We report various applications of this technique to facilitate complex coronary and peripheral arterial…
In this issue of the Journal, Bolad et al return the readers to a vital topic of optimal management for patients requiring non-cardiac surgery after treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).1 Even though the subject has been previously…
ABSTRACT: The peri-operative risk for patients with coronary drug-eluting stents (DES) who subsequently have non-cardiac surgery (NCS) is unclear. We performed this retrospective study of all patients in our institution who had coronary intervention…
ABSTRACT: Objective. The purpose of this study was to obtain new details of three-dimensional left ventricular wall motion related to ventricular remodeling in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Methods. Cardiac-gated, p…
Percutaneous atherectomy has an evolving history with respect to peripheral arterial disease treatment. Although conceptually the idea of reducing plaque volume, and not merely “cracking” a plaque with angioplasty, makes sense, initial studies with f…
ABSTRACT: Background. Balloon angioplasty and stenting of infra-inguinal lesions is limited by poor long-term patency rates. Atherectomy decreases plaque burden and provides an alternative means of revascularizing patients with peripheral arterial di…
ABSTRACT: Background. The process of in-stent neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) between drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare metal stents (BMS) might be different. We compared in vivo composition of in-stent NIH between DES and BMS using virtual histology-i…