January 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 1
Abstract: Coronary-cameral fistula is a rare clinical entity. Symptoms depend upon the size and location of the fistula. Closure of fistula is indicated in the presence of symptoms. Newer, less invasive techniques are being employed and are in consta…
Abstract: The retrograde approach for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO) has helped to improve the success rate. It is usually performed through collateral connections that originate from the contralateral coron…
ABSTRACT. Percutaneous coronary intervention carries the risk of coronary artery perforation, which may lead to serious adverse effects such as cardiac tamponade, myocardial infarction, and even death. We describe a patient who developed hemoptysis i…
ABSTRACT. The development of drug-eluting stents (DES) has dramatically reduced the incidence of in-stent restenosis. Stent fracture (SF) of DESs, however, has recently emerged as a rare but serious complication, which may lead to acute coronary synd…
ABSTRACT. A 65-year-old man, s/p coronary bypass surgery (CABG) with left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to the left anterior descending (LAD) artery 12 years previously, presented to his local hospital with left upper extremity pain, dizziness, fall…
Case Presentation A 54-year-old male with a past medical history significant for mild pulmonic stenosis and bicuspid aortic valve presented with a 10-day history of fever, fatigue, and exertional dyspnea.
The editors and staff of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology would like to sincerely thank the following cardiovascular experts who donated their time and expertise to the evaluation of manuscripts submitted during 2012. We sincerely appreciate their…
The recent publication and presentation of results from the Future REvascularization Evaluation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Optimal Management of Multivessel Disease (FREEDOM) trial has stirred up further controversy in the debate regarding r…
ABSTRACT: A 58-year-old male patient, suffering from an acute anterior ST-elevated myocardial infarction, developed cardiogenic shock, despite an optimal revascularization and hemodynamic support through the use of an intra-aortic balloon pump and in…
ABSTRACT: Temporary transcoronary unipolar pacing is a validated simple, effective, and safe alternative to temporary transvenous pacing of the right ventricle for the treatment of relevant bradyarrhythmias complicating percutaneous coronary interven…