December 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 12
This paper reviews the most recent data and techniques available to the interventionalist seeking to improve outcomes after SVG intervention.
It is unknown whether coronary angiography in middle-aged adults showing no evidence of atherosclerosis identifies individuals at low risk for subsequent development of coronary artery disease (CAD). Even mild atherosclerosis increased the rate of pr…
We used OCT to assess the influence of circulating endothelial progenitor cells and levels of Il-1 cytokines on stent coverage and in-stent proliferation. A high EPC count seems to be a favorable individual patient factor, since it was associated wit…
Diabetes mellitus is associated with greater atherosclerotic burden and higher incidence of bifurcation lesions, and unfavorable outcomes after PCI. In this series of diabetic patients undergoing complex bifurcation PCI using everolimus-eluting stent…
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is gaining importance, but the influence of this new technique on acquired von Willebrand syndrome has never been examined. We conclude that acquired von Willebrand syndrome due to aortic valve stenosis…
The authors provide their thoughts on the current state of bifurcation interventions. Despite the advances in stent technology and catheter techniques, bifurcation lesions present a formidable challenge to the interventional cardiologist because of i…
We investigate the outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in bifurcation versus non-bifurcation lesions using the next-generation Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent. There was an increased risk associated with bifurcation lesions during…
A thoughtful commentary on a July 2014 JIC case report by Ruiz-Salmerón, et al, who provide a rebuttal to this letter.
Abstract: In the context of the rising health-care costs in the United States and the fact that approximately 1 million percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures are performed in the United States annually with a cost approaching $10 billio…
We describe one of the first cases of bioresorbable vascular scaffold restenosis. We treated it like a drug-eluting stent restenosis, performing first an intracoronary optical coherence tomography scan in order to identify the left descending radiolu…