January 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 1
ABSTRACT: The Impella LP 2.5 left ventricular assist device (Abiomed) is safe and effective for assisting high-risk percutaneous interventions. A 77-year-old woman with severe aortic stenosis, severe coronary artery disease, an ejection fraction of 2…
ABSTRACT: Acquired left ventricle (LV) to left atrial (LA) fistula is a very rare complication following aortic valve replacement (AVR). This can usually be surgically repaired but the risk of re-operation is high due to repeat sternotomy and also du…
ABSTRACT: Permanent complete heart block (CHB) secondary to the loss of first septal perforator after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the left descending artery (LAD) is an extremely rare complication. We describe a case report where a pa…
ABSTRACT: Coronary artery fistulae are rare congenital or acquired coronary artery anomalies that can lead to significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Surgical ligation has long been utilized in the treatment of these abnormalities. Howeve…
ABSTRACT: Percutaneous coronary intervention was performed for chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the right coronary artery (RCA) in a 55-year-old man. CT coronary angiography (CTCA) with a 64-slice scanner showed a large calcified plaque at the entran…
ABSTRACT: The transradial approach is currently popular for vascular access during percutaneous coronary angiography and intervention. Catheter kinking during catheter manipulation is not uncommon, but mostly the kinked catheter can be unraveled by g…
ABSTRACT: We report on a case of coronary dissection resulting from a guidewire passing out of a stent during in-stent restenosis (ISR) treatment and a guidewire successfully negotiated into true lumen and an implanted stent under intravascular ultra…
Dear Readers,This issue marks the beginning of another year of publication for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. In this issue, we recognize the editorial board members and the reviewers who contribute their time to make this a state-of-the-art pub…
Abstract: In Kawasaki disease, coronary aneurysms typically regress slowly, although some may develop stenosis 1-2 decades after the acute illness. This is the first case report describing rapid progression of coronary aneurysm to stenosis within 14…