November 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 11
Abstract: Total occlusion of a saphenous vein graft (SVG) can present as abrupt thrombotic occlusion in an atherosclerotic graft with resultant acute cardiac events or chronic total occlusion (CTO) with resultant angina symptoms. The risks of percuta…
Abstract: Background. The role of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in patients with cryptogenic stroke or transient ischemic attack remains controversial. Registry data have suggested considerable benefit of closure over medical the…
ABSTRACT: Accidental introduction of air into veins can occur during a variety of surgical operations or diagnostic procedures. High mortality rate results without early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. This is due to “air lock” at the right vent…
Abstract: We describe a new technique for removing distal emboli that became visible on angiography during percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction. Three patients presented with distal embolization as a filling defect with…
A 25-year-old athletic man had a ventricular fibrillation arrest while running. Electrocardiogram after defibrillation showed ST-segment elevations in leads V1 and V2 and incomplete right bundle branch block, which then normalized. Personal and famil…
ABSTRACT: A large thrombus load on the culprit coronary artery of patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with increased procedural complications and adverse coronary events following angioplasty. This case series describes effec…
ABSTRACT: We report an 88-year-old male with coronary artery disease, previously placed left main coronary artery drug-eluting stent, and atrial fibrillation unable to tolerate anticoagulation with warfarin in addition to dual antiplatelet therapy wh…
ABSTRACT: We present a case of pacemaker lead dislodgment in an 83-year-old patient with a pacemaker infection. Initially, the generator and the proximal part of the leads were removed, and the remaining leads were severed and abandoned. Twenty-five…
ABSTRACT: Fistulas between coronary artery and bronchial artery may be present from birth, with few hemodynamic consequences, and may remain closed due to similarity of the filling pressures at these 2 sites.1 They can also be secondary to pulmonary…
ABSTRACT: Catheter-induced coronary dissection is a very rare and serious complication. We report a case of a 44-year-old man with catheter-induced bilateral coronary dissection that occurred during diagnostic coronary angiography for angina. The cor…