March 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 3
ABSTRACT: We report embolization of a bioabsorbable immediate-release patch for closure of atrial septal defect into left atrium with forward movement into and out of the mitral valve during each cardiac cycle. The dislodged device was ultimately exp…
ABSTRACT: We describe a novel distal “open sesame” and “hairpin wire” technique application in a right coronary artery (RCA) chronic total occlusion intervention. Antegrade wiring was successful in entering an acute marginal branch distal to the occl…
ABSTRACT: Most cases of combination congenital cardiac anomalies are treated with open-heart surgeries because the coexisting anomalies change the cardiac anatomy in an adverse way, making catheter manipulations complex. Lutembacher syndrome is a com…
ABSTRACT: We report 2 cases of superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome treated using isolated pharmacomechanical thrombolysis with angioplasty alone. We also propose a new staged treatment strategy to optimally manage such patients, taking into considerati…
ABSTRACT: Although uncommon, coronary artery perforation is one of the most dreadful complications of percutaneous coronary intervention, which requires prompt, aggressive, and effective management. Perforations induced by coronary guidewires are usu…
ABSTRACT: Simultaneous occlusion of multiple epicardial coronary arteries is an uncommon finding in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We describe a 41-year-old male Asian patient who presented with inferior…
Dear Readers,The goal of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology is to provide state-of-the-art information that will support clinicians in the effective management of patients with cardiovascular disease. There are many selections in this issue that I ho…
Abstract: Patients with large intracoronary thrombi represent a difficult management problem for the interventional cardiologist. Deep guide catheter engagement and thrombus aspiration have been described but are associated with serious risk of disse…
Primary cardiac tumors are a rare clinical entity. Neoplasms of the heart include both benign and malignant histological types. With an incidence of 0.001%-0.03%, they are much less prevalent than secondary neoplasms.1 Diagnosis is frequently challen…
Abstract: A 59-year-old male underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral ring annuloplasty 4 years ago. The procedure was complicated by sternal wound infection. Recently, he presented with multiple admissions for decompensated heart failure…