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August 2012

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Volume 24 Issue 8
ABSTRACT: Coronary stent dislodgement is a rare but serious complication during percutaneous coronary intervention. During transradial coronary intervention, retrieval of a dislodged and deformed stent into the guiding catheter is difficult or imposs…
ABSTRACT: Guide catheter kinking and fracture is an uncommon complication of percutaneous coronary intervention and may require emergency surgical intervention if percutaneous retrieval fails. We present a case of guide catheter kinking and fracture…
ABSTRACT: It can be difficult to find a good treatment strategy in cases with in-stent restenosis with involvement of a bifurcation lesion. To avoid multiple stent layers and to treat the bifurcation lesion properly, the patient described in this cas…
ABSTRACT: Ostial left anterior descending artery stent implantation was performed, while trying to cross another stent through the left main coronary artery into the left circumflex artery the stent was detached from the delivery balloon, subsequentl…
ABSTRACT: Coronary trifurcation lesions are a complex subset of lesions. We present a case of a percutaneous intervention of a trifurcation lesion involving the left anterior descending artery and 2 diagonal branches completely treated with one singl…
Abstract: Coronary artery fistulae can present late in adult life. We describe the case of a 71-year-old woman who developed a right coronary fistula, which was managed by percutaneous transbrachial coil embolization. Complete closure of the fistula…
ABSTRACT: Left-sided valvular lesions are commonly associated with acute and chronic coronary syndromes. Ischemic mitral regurgitation is well described in the literature. We report a case of acute ischemic right-sided valvular disease in which the p…
Abstract: The novel approach of using excimer laser in a contrast medium for treating an under-expanded stent in a calcified coronary artery is described. In this first reported case, the laser in a contrast medium was used to treat an under-expanded…
Interventional cardiology continues to grow worldwide. In part, this is due to the effectiveness of the procedures and the relative cost-effectiveness of interventional approaches versus surgical approaches. Innovation in procedural aspects, as well…
This week the United States Supreme Court decided upon the constitutionality of the individual mandate component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as ObamaCare. Therefore, it seems an appropriate time to revisit the controversial topic of the A…
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