June 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 6
Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving supra-aortic arterial vessel can be safely and successfully performed via the transradial approach by experienced interventional cardiologists.
Resolution of this patient’s headaches coinciding with the spontaneous closure of the interatrial communication created during valvuloplasty suggests that interatrial flow was an important trigger for migraine headaches.
This case study highlights the use of OCT in identifying the precise mechanism of the stent thrombosis (neoatherosclerosis or stent appaaosition?) which helped guide the appropriate intervention.
Researchers use near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to evaluate lipid core plaque (LCP) modification with coronary revascularization and its correlation with periprocedural myocardial infarction.
A retrospective review of patients with upper and lower extremity deep vein thrombosis managed with the Trellis thrombectomy system at a single center.
Study compares radiofrequency catheter ablation to cryoablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation with respect to safety, immediate efficacy, and effects on procedural and fluoroscopy times.
This study suggests that indeed this most common anomaly appears to be benign in that its unique origin and/or retroaortic course do not increase the occurrence of atherosclerosis relative to the LAD and RCA.
This review summarizes the latest data around stent performance, including mechanical and technical mishaps, and suggests that stent design may be a major determinant of stent performance.
The preventive effects of N-acetylcysteine and ascorbic acid were evaluated in 520 patients with chronically impaired renal function (serum creatinine ≥ 1.3 mg/dL) undergoing elective cardiac catheterization.
How can we create a responsible, bias-free, standardized program to disseminate procedural skills to practicing physicians to help them continue to learn new techniques, improve older approaches and incorporate new technologies?