April 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 4
The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of previous revascularization on in-hospital outcomes in 1,649 STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI between January 2004 and December 2007.
To determine the adherence to the current recommendations, and the incidence of adverse events, we carried out the prospective, multi-center, observational WARfarin and coronary STENTing (WAR-STENT) registry. All consecutive patients on warfarin unde…
Computed tomography coronary angiography has been successfully integrated with the magnetic navigation system to facilitate a roadmap-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This study compares this PCI approach to the conventional approac…
Recently a new everolimus-eluting stent with a platinum based platform (PtCr-EEs) has been introduced in the market. This study evaluates clinical outcomes with the PtCr-EES compared with the CoCr-EES in an all comers population in a real practice sc…
Prospective registry explores the extent of neointimal coverage of stent struts by optical coherence tomography at 30 days following the implantation of bioactive stents in an unselected non-diabetic population.
During the last decade we have seen expansion of the skill set of invasive cardiologists to challenges beyond the diagnosis and treatment of coronary disease. This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology includes articles covering a broad array o…
Significant paravalvular-aortic-regurgitation after transcatheter-aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with negative clinical consequences. We tested a predictive index to determine if increased eccentricity of the aortic annulus is associa…
Description of a "balloon withdrawal" technique through which the positioning of a second valve can be avoided in case the initial valve was malpositioned. Minimal paravalvular aortic regurgitation was recorded after echocardiographic assessment.
Vascular and bleeding complications are a known risk of cardiac catheterization. In this case we report a neck hematoma after left sided transradial cardiac catheterization, which is a known but rarely reported complication of this procedure.
Advances in percutaneous coronary intervention have made stent placement a reasonable alternative to surgery in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease. This review addresses the results of studies comparing PCI with CABG.