September 2015

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Volume 27 Issue 9
There are limited data on outcomes after implantation of second-generation drug-eluting stents in coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs). This study aimed to evaluate the frequency of angiographic restenosis and clinical outcomes after implantation…
The preponderance of existing literature for the treatment of Paget-Schroetter syndrome (PSS) advocates clot lysis followed by thoracic outlet decompression. We postulate that long-term anticoagulation has equal outcomes to more invasive and costly s…
Many experts recommend assessing the patency of the palmar arch prior to transradial angioplasty for cardiac catheterization; however, there are no robust data to support this practice. Therefore, it is perhaps time to reevaluate this practice, rathe…
Long-term clinical outcomes of real-world use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) have not been fully evaluated in the era of DES implantation. FFR-measured lesions (n = 1628) were divided according to treatment strategy selected after FFR measurement,…
Direct stenting (DS) is commonly used during percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to prevent distal embolization. We compare DS with conventional stenting (CS) in patients presenting with AMI in a meta-analysis of…
This study assesses the efficacy and safety of the transradial approach regardless of the Allen’s test results for coronary angiography and angioplasty. The transradial approach for coronary angiography and ad hoc angioplasty can be performed with si…
Left main (LM) stenting is an accepted alternative to coronary artery bypass grafting. However, the LM bifurcation has great anatomic variability. The objective of this study was to quantify the LM bifurcation angles and their changes throughout the…