July 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 7
With increased life expectancy of patients who undergo transcatheter aortic valve implantation, post-TAVI PCI is expected to rise. Two successful cases using PCI following CoreValve (Medtronic) implantation are presented.
Study aim was to determine the radial artery diameter of patients through angiography and evaluate the feasibility of using wider sheaths for radial interventions. Any parameters which could affect the radial artery diameter were also evaluated such…
Researchers found significant impairment of coronary artery flow following contrast injections during angiography which may have implications for slow flow observed during coronary interventions.
Examination of the safety and efficacy of the Frontrunner XP CTO catheter for recanalization of CTO of femoral-popliteal arteries in consecutive patients with critical limb ischemia.
A single center, retrospective study design (1992-2012) included all patients treated for post-infarction ventricular septal defects either surgically or percutaneously. Percutaneous closure was found to be a viable and non-inferior treatment strateg…
The observations from Dores et al are consistent with prior reports in that the rates of definite stent thrombosis are low and decreasing in recent years. The challenge remains how to afford to study such low frequency events with multifactorial and…
Clinical and angiographic outcomes were evaluated in 102 patients with routine follow-up angiograms after successful recanalization of chronic total coronary occlusion with implantation of a long total stent length. During a median follow-up of 2 yea…
Investigation into whether or not the broad use of newer devices translates into higher safety in a real world population. The unrestricted use of newer second generation DES translated into an improvement in PCI safety with a significantly lower ris…