October 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 10
ABSTRACT: We present 2 cases of successful angioplasty of anomalous coronary arteries with total occlusions. One of our patients had a chronic total occlusion of the right coronary artery and the other had acute total occlusion of the left anterior d…
ABSTRACT: A 62-year-old male patient presented with acute non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. He underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention with implantation of an everolimus-eluting stent in the left anterior descending coronary art…
ABSTRACT: Failure to deliver stents is one of the most common causes of procedural failure in contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention practice. The right coronary artery with an anomalous origin is an uncommon and challenging vessel for percu…
ABSTRACT: We report the clinical outcome of a 46-year-old man referred for percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect under transthoracic echocardiographic and fluoroscopic guidance, whose upper left pulmonary vein was erroneously obliterated us…
ABSTRACT: An 80-year-old patient presented with severe in-stent restenosis of an everolimus-eluting stent implanted in the left anterior descending coronary artery 3 years previously. We obtained good angiographic result after paclitaxel-eluting ball…
ABSTRACT: SilverHawk atherectomy is commonly used in lower extremity percutaneous interventions. Minor perforations during SilverHawk atherectomy procedures are reported at a range of 0.8%. There are few reported cases in the literature about very la…
ABSTRACT: We present a case of left atrial sarcoma presenting as acute myocardial infarction. Echocardiographic finding of left atrial mass, absence of angiographic evidence of coronary atherosclerotic disease, and incidental finding of prior splenic…
The boundaries of interventional cardiology continue to expand. In this issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, there are several articles describing cutting-edge techniques for coronary, peripheral, and structural intervention. One article desc…
To the Editor:With great interest, we read the article “Feasibility and safety of the second generation, frequency domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT): a multicenter study” by Yoon et al.1 In fact, the authors are to be congratulated for pro…
To the Editor:In 1977, it was proposed that the functional severity of a stenotic lesion could be assessed by its effect on maximal flow rather than on resting flow.1 Distal coronary pressures (Pd) were measured before and after a stenosis was dilate…