September 2013

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Volume 25 Issue 9
Left ventricular free wall rupture is a rare, but occasionally lethal, complication after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We describe a patient who presented with cardiogenic shock due to oozing-type rupture secondary to AMI and successfully under…
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a very rare complication of transradial coronary intervention. Thermography is a useful method to diagnose CRPS.
Nickel hypersensitivity has been reported in up to 15% of the general population, but there are few reported cases of patients developing nickel allergy (NA) after cardiac device implantation. We describe a case of hypersensitivity pericarditis compl…
In this month’s issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, we have a line-up of work from some of the top interventional cardiology centers in the world. Dr Antonio Colombo’s group from Milan, Italy provides valuable comparative data regarding drug…
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can be challenging due to limited distal vessel visualization. We present a case of challenging antegrade wiring during PCI of an inferior STEMI result…
This article provides an overview of recent studies evaluating the efficacy of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease percutaneous coronary intervention and looks at contemporary approaches to the evaluation and percutaneous treatment…
Arterial closure devices are commonly used to close the arteriotomy site in the common femoral artery (CFA) following angiographic coronary or peripheral vascular procedures; one potential complication is acute closure of the CFA by inadvertently int…
Two cases highlight a new modification of the over-the-wire technique to cross the mitral valve in difficult cases of percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy.