April 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 5
We report the innovation of both a partly covered and completely covered custom designed variable diameter balloon expandable stent for percutaneous closure of a baffle leak after total caval pulmonary connection (TCPC). Customized balloon-expandable…
We report a case in which alcohol septal ablation was used as a bailout therapy for the acutely developed intracavity obstruction after TAVI. Alcohol septal ablation can be considered as a salvage therapeutic tool when other therapies are ineffective…
Attempted atrial transseptal puncture in a 63-yr-old man undergoing an ablative procedure for atrial fibrillation was complicated by inadvertent delivery of an 8 Fr sheath across the aorta. Due to obesity-related perioperative risks we opted for perc…
Using a Gore Flow Reversal protection device, we were able to use catheter therapy to treat a carotid thrombosis, which was previously contraindicated for this condition. The embolic protection device and the procedural technical aspects are describe…
We report three cases of longitudinal stent deformation observed at our Institution.
Chronic total occlusions of the superficial femoral artery occur in approximately 40% of patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. When antegrade revascularization is not feasible, a retrograde approach should be considered, usually via…
Coronary pseudoaneurysm after bare metal stent implantation is a rare event. Observation, surgical resection or implantation of another stent, bare or covered, are alternative management options. The most appropriate treatment should be evaluated in…
Despite advances, transcatheter closure of a patent ductus arteriosus can be associated with rare complications. We report herein six cases of severe thrombocytopenia complication following transcatheter occlusion of a PDA.
As we continue to showcase lessons learned from leading cardiovascular centers located around the world, we have included numerous articles in the May issue that should be of great interest to the practicing interventionalist including methods to imp…
The surgical and transcatheter coil closure of coronary arterial fistulas are described in the literature. We report our experience of a successful transcatheter closure of a coronary arterial fistula, arising from the left coronary artery and draini…