March 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 3
There is much debate on the pathogenesis of ischemic mitral regurgitation. We describe a case in which the MR was dynamic and directly related to changes in coronary collateral flow.
This novel technique offers another treatment option for total occlusion of a jailed stent for the common iliac artery.
Combining MitraClip implantation and occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) may be of value in these patients with high thromboembolic risk. We report the first case of combined MitraClip procedure and percutaneous LAA closure in a single proce…
This case is an atypical presentation of a rare but serious complication of Graves disease, which is almost always reversible when proper treatment of the underlying condition is initiated. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported cas…
Right ventricular septal pacing has been long touted as a more physiologic alternative to right ventricular apical pacing. This article reviews the physiologic and clinical evidence for right ventricular septal versus apical pacing, and presents a no…
The authors offer their opinion on the use of TAVI in patients with moderate and severe left ventricular dysfunction.
This study compares the baseline characteristics and outcomes between patients with normal LV function and those with LV dysfunction and assess3w the predictors of LV recovery after TAVI.
We reviewed 100 cardiac multidetector computed tomography scans of patients undergoing AF ablation to determine if the angulation and orientation of the interatrial septum are conserved or variable. Significant variability may suggest a potential rol…
Carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy are complementary (rather than competing) revascularization strategies for carotid artery stenosis. There are unique patient characteristics (clinical and angiographic) that increase the risk of stro…
A comparison of the efficacy and safety of intracoronary sodium nitroprusside and intracoronary adenosine for fractional flow reserve measurement.