March 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 4
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare but important cause of acute coronary syndrome. SCAD can cause unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, and sudden death. The diagnosis of coronary dissection is usually made by c…
ABSTRACT: Coronary artery perforation is a rare, but particularly feared and sometimes life-threatening, complication of percutaneous coronary interventions. The incidence of coronary perforation has increased with newer, more invasive interventional…
ABSTRACT: Back-up support during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) is one of the keys for successful intervention. Extra back-up support guiding catheters, deep intubation, buddy wires, and other more complex techniques are usually used to im…
ABSTRACT: We present a case of successful percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty performed via surgical cut down of the right brachial artery in a patient with distal aortic occlusion. We describe the procedural technique and review the literature…
ABSTRACT: Background and aim of the study. There is limited data regarding the duration of endothelialization following paravalvular leak closure. We aimed to observe the endothelialization process in 2 patients who underwent surgery 6 and 16 months…
ABSTRACT: Normal coronary vasculature has a left coronary artery arising from the left coronary cusp and a right coronary artery arising from the right coronary cusp. In about 0.024% of cases in the general population, there is no left main coronary…
ABSTRACT: With increasing coronary interventions, coronary stent fracture following implantation of drug-eluting stents is being commonly recognized. Though isolated strut fractures are often only incidental findings, more severe forms of stent fract…
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 h…
Abstract: A 78-year-old man was referred for anterior wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram. In anticipation of the urgent surgery for stomach cancer, an endothelial progenitor cell Genous capture stent (Orbus Neich Medical Technology) was implan…
Abstract: A 69-year-old man underwent transradial catheterization (TRC) with successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but developed a radial artery perforation. Guiding catheter re-positioning and prolonged balloon inflation were unable t…