January 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 1
We report a case of recurrent multiple left anterior descending artery sirolimus-eluting stent fractures, with variable clinical presentations ranging from recurrent angina to acute myocardial infarction and ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest, t…
After balloon angioplasty of culprit right coronary artery (RCA) occlusion, a Promus Element stent would not advance to the target lesion. The proximal end of the stent became compressed against the tip of the guiding catheter, such that the stent co…
Lidocaine is the most common medication used for local anesthesia in cardiac procedures. We describe a patient with idiopathic cardiomyopathy who underwent implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation for primary prevention and developed local…
Large pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) manifests as cyanosis and predisposes to serious complications of right-to-left shunt, and therefore necessitates early treatment. Complete thrombotic obliteration and isolation of fistulous sac achieved b…
Current practice guidelines discourage interventionalists from attempting to open a non-infarct artery at the time of an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI); the article by Mozid et al in this month’s Journal of Invasive Cardiology appears to…
An investigation of whether the occurrence of particulate cerebral microemboli during diagnostic coronary angiography is influenced by which guidewire technique is used.
An evaluation of the trends of age-adjusted mortality rates for all-cause and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)-related cardiogenic shock in the United States.
The presence of a coexisting CTO in patients undergoing primary PCI for STEMI is associated with adverse clinical outcomes; further work is required to improve prognosis in these patients, which may include early staged revascularization of the non-I…
Femoral artery puncture at the femoral head is associated with improved outcomes. Groin puncture using fluoroscopy can be taught to a high proficiency level with appropriate instruction.
Atherectomy is the removal of atherosclerotic plaque by excision, abrasion, or ablation during endovascular treatment of PAD. It can be performed as a stand-alone therapy, but most commonly is performed as an adjunct to balloon angioplasty and stent…