December 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 12
The role of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) in the diagnosis and treatment of adults presenting a newly unexplained cardiomyopathy remains controversial and the clinical indication varies among different centers. The present manuscript reports the feasib…
The STOP study was performed to assess DES routine postdilatation following implantation with IVUS guidance; optimizing final DES-CSA may have long-term clinical benefits, although a randomized study is required. 
Right heart catheterization has been described via the arm but previous reports have been retrospective, performed for limited indications, and may not give an accurate assessment of the success rate or safety of this technique. Right and left heart…