February 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 3
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) may complicate left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy. In this case study, we report a 70-year-old male with a HeartMate II LVAD at increased risk for thromboembolic stroke secondary to a PFO with right-to-left shunt…
Transradial primary PCI is feasible in STEMI patients and can be performed efficiently within the time limits recommended. This approach provides advantages in terms of reduction of bleeding that could translate into an improved clinical outcome.
This described case of renal denervation through the radial artery might represent an alternative for patients in whom femoral access is a higher risk option. Nevertheless, with the current available system, this approach is difficult and cannot be w…
Right ventricle is a difficult chamber to assess both structurally and functionally. It will be important to assess the effect of TAVI on right ventricle function because regardless of etiology, right ventricle dysfunction is an independent prognosti…
Right ventricular dysfunction is a well recognized adverse prognostic factor in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement. The prognostic significance of right ventricular dysfunction in the context of transcatheter aortic valve implantat…
Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are known to have large necrotic core in their coronary plaque compared to non-DM patients. We assessed coronary plaque composition in patients with angina and with/without DM according to glucose control.
Patients with PVD undergoing coronary revascularization have high rates of adverse short-term outcomes. However, the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with PVD undergoing PCI in the contemporary drug-eluting stent era have not been well charact…
Simultaneous kissing stenting (SKS) has been proposed in large-size coronary vessel bifurcation lesions when the proximal main vessel (PMV) can accommodate two stents. The authors propose a modified simultaneous kissing stenting technique based on sy…
When the operator is familiar with different solutions to tackle problems it makes the result of the intervention more predictable and the procedure is performed in a more smooth fashion. Our aim is to describe the difficulties of this technique to b…
The success of crush stenting depends on final kissing-balloon inflation (FKBI), which is potentially difficult. Although mini-crush stenting has a higher rate of successful FKBI, it still cannot be achieved in some patients. The aim of this study wa…