November 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 11
Abstract: Introduction. Drug-coated balloons (DCBs) are increasingly used in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The sequential use of DCB and bare-metal stent (BMS) represents a novel approach and results of pilot studies have been encouraging…
Abstract: Background. Novel vascular scaffolds aim at equipoise between safety and efficacy. Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) allows in-vivo serial assessment of stent-vessel interactions with high resolution and frequent sampling and…
Abstract: Background. Serial changes in strut coverage of drug-eluting stents (DESs), which are placed across side-branch vessels, remain unclear. Methods. The changes in strut coverage of DESs crossing side-branch vessels (size ≥2.0 mm) were seriall…
Abstract: Objective. To investigate the efficacy and safety of a second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) for in-stent restenosis (ISR) after first-generation DES implantation. Background. The everolimus-eluting stent is a second-generation DES tha…
Abstract: Background. Intra-aortic counterpulsation (IABP) is frequently applied to provide hemodynamic support in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock (CS) of ischemic and non-ischemic cause. However, clinical data comparing outcomes are lacki…
Abstract: Objective. We sought to investigate the outcomes for different treatments of pericardial effusions. Background. The optimal initial management for symptomatic pericardial effusions remains controversial. Methods. We performed a 3-year retro…
Abstract: Objective. To review the use of three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) with multiplanar reformatting (MPR) in children with congenital aortic stensosis undergoing percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty to assess its accuracy in measuri…
Abstract: Objectives. To determine whether radial artery access is associated with a reduction in fluoroscopy time, procedure time, and other procedural variables over a 27-month period during which the radial artery approach was incorporated in a si…
Abstract: We report a case of prone position coronary angiography due to intractable back pain via left transradial approach. When a patient cannot lie down in a supine position, prone position coronary angiography can be performed alternatively. Thi…