June 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 6
ABSTRACT: The anomalous origin of the right coronary artery is a common finding. With its origin in the left coronary sinus, the right coronary artery can have a route between the aorta and pulmonary artery trunk and can cause myocardial ischemia and…
ABSTRACT: We report a rare finding of a pair of coronary artery anomalies noted on computed tomography coronary angiography in an asymptomatic 75-year-old woman. This patient had a single coronary artery that bifurcated into a left main coronary arte…
ABSTRACT: There has been a resurgence of atherectomy as a strategy to treat peripheral atherosclerosis. Distal embolization occurs frequently during peripheral endovascular interventions but is of particular concern during atherectomy. We describe a…
ABSTRACT: We describe a case of longitudinal stent compression induced by withdrawal of a “buddy wire,” which we managed by crushing the retracted struts using another stent. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the first reports of this comp…
ABSTRACT: Factor VII deficiency (FVIId) is a congenital coagulation disorder with a wide spectrum of bleeding phenotypes. Percutaneous coronary intervention requires full anticoagulation during stent implantation to avoid acute coronary thrombosis an…
ABSTRACT: Coronary perforation is a rare but serious complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. In our case, kissing balloon technique caused the perforation. We took care of balloon diameter and inflation pressure, but we did not consider t…
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: Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of myocardial infarction, cardiovascular surgery, trauma, or infection. Untreated left ventricular pseudoaneurysm can have significant morbidity and mortality. Surgical treatment has ge…
A 69-year-old male underwent a classic Bentall procedure for ascending aortic aneurysm at an outside institution. The patient had done reasonably well until 7 years later when he was admitted to an outside hospital with 2 weeks of fatigue and an epis…