December 2013

Volume 25 Issue 12
A case of late embolization of the Amplatzer occluder in the abdominal aorta 6 months after device implantation is presented.
Although stenting of the Blalock-Taussig shunt has been described previously, this represents one of the first reports of stenting of a central aortopulmonary shunt. This significantly improved the patient’s oxygen saturation and allowed the potentia…
We describe optical coherence tomography findings in a patient with atypical Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy presenting as transient mid-ventricular ballooning.
Transesophageal echocardiogram remains the main non-invasive modality for diagnosing double-chambered right ventricle in adults. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and invasive testing can provide further information to confirm the diagnosis and guid…
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the frequency, consequences, and treatment of stent loss during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
The case of an atypical presentation of myelofibrosis presenting with acute inferior-wall ST-elevation myocardial infarction is presented.
The feasibility of ad hoc left atrial appendage (LAA) closure in patients in atrial fibrillation is investigated.
The first description of the concomitant transapical implantation of two 29 mm Edwards Sapien XT devices for a combination of failed mitral bioprosthesis and native aortic stenosis.
Cannulating the radial artery can be one of the most challenging aspects of the radial approach. Ultrasound-guided vascular access may be a method to improve first-attempt success rates and shorten time to radial artery access.