February 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 2
A 76-year-old man with history of coronary artery bypass graft surgery was referred to our department for cryoballoon ablation of symptomatic drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Thick septum can complicate such procedures; we describe a us…
Combination therapy with bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin has been the standard first-line treatment for testicular metastatic disease. We present a case of multicoronary thrombi causing acute inferior myocardial infarction in a patient who recent…
We describe a case of balloon angioplasty and stenting for superior vena cava syndrome in a dialysis patient that resulted in sinus arrest; the complication developed within hours of angioplasty/stenting of her chronic, non-thrombotic SVC obstruction…
Mediastinal hematoma is a very rare complication of coronary angiography. We present a 72-year-old female patient with a right internal mammary artery perforation following transradial coronary angiography, which was managed with implantation of a ha…
With this issue, I am very excited to announce a new section for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. The importance of venous disease has been increasingly appreciated in invasive cardiology. Therefore, we are launching a new section, Advances in Vei…
To the Editor:I enjoyed reading the interesting case report by Dias et al, published in the November 2013 issue of the Journal,1 of a 72-year-old woman who was being treated with prednisone and methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and suffered…
The current generations of the PCI Guidelines1 and the Revascularization Appropriateness Criteria2 accurately advise the consideration of these factors in reaching a decision regarding invasive and interventional procedures. However, their next versi…
Conduction abnormalities (CA) requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) are a well-known complication after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study aimed to determine the incidence of TAVI-related PPM and reevaluate the indications for P…
Bioresorbable vascular scaffold has many advantages over the metallic stent in the treatment of coronary stenotic lesions. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold implanted in the left…
In order to prevent double arterial access for contralateral angiography for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of occluded coronary arteries, a new technique is under development, requiring only one puncture site and one guide catheter (1P1G).