March 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 3
Abstract: Introduction. Stent restenosis remains a common complication of bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation. Even in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era, there remains a significant proportion of patients who may not be eligible for DES due to inabili…
Vascular access complications from diagnostic coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The use of vascular closure devices is common practice and their use to decrease complications is controver…
Abstract: Background. Reported complication rates after vascular closure device deployment or femoral manual compression (MC) are similar. However, the features and severity of such complications have never been thoroughly evaluated. Methods and Resu…
Abstract: Aims. The aim of this subanalysis was to assess the net clinical effect of prehospital administration of tirofiban in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with high risk of bleeding. Methods. This is a retrospective subanalys…