November 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 11
We report the application of a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT) flushing technique where OCT run was performed during transient complete atrioventricular block induced by intracoronary bolus of adenosine.
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is an immunologically-mediated phenomenon that occurs in up to 50% of patients surviving to 10 years post orthotopic heart transplant. While the pediatric subgroup of OHT recipients has a lower overall prevalence…
We present the duplex ultrasound protocol for chronic venous insufficiency, as well as other insightful information regarding superficial reflux, anatomy, and concepts.  
This study evaluated clinical and angiographic outcomes after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation with triple-kissing-balloon technique (triple-KBT) for left main (LM) trifurcation lesions and compared them between single-stent and multi-stent proc…
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a complication that may occur during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and may require different treatments depending on the mechanism. We assessed the usefulness of transesophageal echocardiogram in the dete…
The interaction between caffeine and adenosine is still a matter of debate. Our aims were to both examine whether caffeine attenuated intravenous adenosine-induced hyperemia in the measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and if an increased dose…
Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) is accepted as a safe alternative method to surgery, but can be challenging with large ASDs.This study compared large ASD closure using the modified BAT versus a group who underwent closure…
This study obtains further, and more focused, information on the efficacy and safety of three antithrombotic regimens prescribed to patients on oral anticoagulation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation by analyzing th…
Early reperfusion improves STEMI outcomes. Reperfusion can be assessed using angiographic (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction flow grade or myocardial blush grade) or electrocardiographic markers (ST-segment recovery). Our aim was to correlate ear…
We analyzed the implications of applying different methods in assessing freedom from loss of primary latency in studies assessing stenting for diseased superficial femoral artery. The development of a unified approach is advocated.