July 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 7
ABSTRACT: Diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures via cannulation of the radial artery have proven to be useful in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, non-ST-segment elevation ACS, and non…
ABSTRACT: Acute stent thrombosis is a rare, life-threatening, and challenging complication of left main stenting. Equally challenging is treating a chronic saphenous vein graft occlusion. Though considered class III indication per ACC/AHA guidelines,…
ABSTRACT: The difficult performance of certain percutaneous interventions in the field of congenital heart disease is well known. Crossing pulmonary arteries in patients who have previously undergone surgical repair or stenotic pulmonary veins in inf…
ABSTRACT: Right pulmonary artery to left atrium fistula is a rare anatomic variation of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in which the initial connection exists between a pulmonary artery and a pulmonary vein, but during vascular development the p…
ABSTRACT: We report a case of an acute ST-T elevation myocardial infarction in a middle-aged female with a mechanical mitral valve prosthesis and subtherapeutic INR levels. We performed a primary coronary intervention, using a thromboaspiration cathe…
ABSTRACT: A 76-year-old female patient was referred to our institution because of typical chest pain. A continuous murmur was audible at the lower sternal border. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed non-dilated right and left ventricles with mild l…
ABSTRACT: Percutaneous and surgical procedures intended to potentially cure atrial fibrillation require creating lines of conduction block in specific locations throughout the atrial chambers. In patients presenting with recurrent atrial fibrillation…
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: The GuideLiner catheter is an easy-to-use guide catheter extension that can facilitate vessel engagement and equipment delivery. We present two cases that illustrate two potential challenges associated with use of the GuideLiner catheter: (…