October 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 10
Invasive Cardiologists have advanced the development of catheter-based techniques and interventional technology since the beginning of coronary angioplasty.
We report the successful treatment of an acute ischemic stroke with tandem cervical internal carotid artery and middle cerebral artery occlusions. The combination of proximal embolic protection device and retrievable Solitaire stent could be a feasib…
Radiographic contrast agents (RCAs) are known to cause acute kidney injury. RCAs are also postulated to induce pancreatitis in experimental animal models. We present a patient with acute pancreatitis immediately following coronary angiography.
We report the first case report of pressure guidewire entrapment through a single tilting disk valve (Bjork-Shiley), which resulted in hemodynamic collapse, rupture, and embolization of the pressure wire tip to the right common carotid artery and its…
Double-modified V-stenting of the side branches followed by MT skirt, using a dual-catheter technique, is a feasible option in type-A3 trifurcation disease. It offers several advantages when compared with double-crush/mini-crush, double-modified SKS,…
Prospective data comparing ultrasound- versus palpation-guided radial catheterization are largely lacking. This study of 183 patients indicates that ultrasound-guided radial access seems to provide no substantial additional benefit over palpation-gui…
This single-center prospective study investigates the silent and clinically apparent cerebral embolic events after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) using new-generation closure devices. Plasma NSE lev…
An overview of the indications, equipment, techniques, results, and complications of transradial access (TRA) in peripheral as well as in cerebrovascular interventions.
Tamponade in the setting of coronary perforation increases risk of death by >3-fold. This study shows that PCI of complex lesions with an expected increased risk of perforation should be undertaken cautiously among patients with nonelective PCI be…
Paravalvular leak (PVL) may complicate cardiac valve replacement surgery. Even though transcatheter PVL closure has become a valid alternative to reoperation, anatomical conditions may prove technically challenging for transvascular access; this stud…