April 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 5
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common congenital heart defects accounting for 7%-10% of all congenital heart disease in children and 30%-33% of defects diagnosed in adults with congenital heart disease. This review highlights the evolu…
Study compares the reperfusion time between radial versus femoral approach in patients older than 75 years who are undergoing primary PCI.
The role of ACT monitoring of bivalirudin in PCI is not defined based on current practice guidelines. We investigated whether hyper- and hypo-ACT responses to bivalirudin in PCI may be associated with excessive bleeding or thrombotic complications.
We report the case of a 84-year-old male presenting with syncope and dynamic ST-T-wave changes due to decompensated severe valvular aortic stenosis undergoing successful emergency transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Little is known about the efficacy and medium-term outcomes of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in very old patients. We evaluated in-hospital and 6-month outcomes in a retrospective cohort of nonagenarian patients with ST-segment-elevation…
An evaluation into predictors of recovery after balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) among patients with aortic stenosis and depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was conducted among 151 consecutive patients (59 of whom had poor LVEF) tre…
Acute ST elevation myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is associated with significant arrhythmia and cardiac arrest. QT prolongation can occur in the setting of ischemia or acute STEMI as a risk factor for arrhythmia. The goal of this study was to investig…
We conducted a study to evaluate the transcatheter paravalvular leak closure (TPVLC) aptitude to reduce manifestations of heart failure caused by aortic paravalvular leak (PVL) and found that heart failure caused by aortic PVL can be safely and effic…
We studied the outcomes of 199 patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and STEMI complicated by shock who underwent PCI at the Cleveland Clinic between 01/01/2002-6/30/2010. We found that approximately 1 out of 4 of these patients were trea…
Concomitant renal artery stenosis (RAS) aggravates coronary artery disease, but no reports have been published on the feasibility, safety and outcomes of concomitant percutaneous renal artery stenting in patients presenting with acute coronary syndro…