February 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 3
Embolic removal was obtained in these cases by deployment of embolic protection device (EPD) prior to the main intervention and by post dilating the lesion using the Proteus aspiration balloon. Captured and removed particles were analyzed and compare…
This report highlights the different ways to manage brachial artery thrombosis post catheterization, which is of special interest because it shows how the management of brachial artery thrombosis has evolved during the past decade. The patient has pr…
Performing complex cardiac interventions that need atrial septal crossing in patients with a previously implanted inferior vena cava filter (ICVF) has proven difficult. These cases illustrate the key step was to secure the access by positioning a lon…
The post-procedural management of acute coronary syndromes during axial flow ventricular assist device recipients may be complicated by disorders of primary hemostasis and a long-term tendency for bleeding.
With the help of three cases we depict how FD-OCT is uniquely positioned to be a promising imaging tool in the diagnosis and treatment of PAD.
This report describes the case of a 40-year-old patient with simultaneous two-vessel stent thrombosis (left anterior descending and right coronary arteries) 31 months after everolimus-eluting stent implantation.
Acute loss of flow in IIA during a percutaneous intervention can cause severe pain. Improving the flow in the IIA would relieve the pain and decrease potential long-term problems in these patients.
Where is the field going, and should there be more or fewer interventional cardiologists, considering the current landscape and the number of physicians interested in joining the ranks?
This case should cause reconsideration of the current FDA restriction regarding indication for PFO closure to patients with a recurrent event despite medical treatment.
The outcomes of perforation during aortocoronary saphenous vein graft (SVG) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are poorly studied. We reviewed 12 SVG perforations and report high mortality. Also, perforated SVGs frequently occlude within 2 year…