June 2015

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Volume 27 Issue 6
The authors performed a systematic review of the literature on the BridgePoint system published between October 2008 and August 2014 and found the system to be associated with high procedural success rates and low complication rates when used for cro…
This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) use compared with first-generation drug-eluting stent (DES) use in diabetic patients undergoing multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention. In diabetic patient…
This review demonstrates the feasibility of the transradial approach (TRA) to address different peripheral vascular lesions. Advantages and limitations are highlighted, and the results of different studies using this approach for peripheral intervent…
Paravalvular leak is frequently observed after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and is related to increased mortality. Percutaneous PVL closure has been performed following surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR); however, the experienc…
Implantable lead survival has been the subject of many multicenter studies over the past decade. The purpose of this study was to examine survival in the implantable defibrillator subset of implanted leads at a large-volume implanting hospital. 
The authors further the discussion from a recently published article, and focus on the role of anticoagulation and its importance in the prevention of radial artery occlusion. 
The authors comment on a recently published article on radial artery occlusions, and discuss whether the study results are applicable to all patient populations.
A retrospective study to compare the effectiveness and safety of single vs dual occluders in the treatment of multiple atrial septal defects. 
Early and long-term results after TPVI in patients with full conduit or patched RV outflow tract dysfunction. 
This study used non-invasive coronary flow velocity reserve to evaluate whether the blood flow of donor artery reverts to normal after CTO-PCI.