September 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 9
Our objective was to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of transradial approach (TRA) versus transfemoral approach (TFA) for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) during a complete institutional transition from TFA to TRA in an all…
In rare cases stents have been recalled by their manufacturers due to unanticipated problems. This study examined the extent and pattern of these stent recalls. 
Xience V USA is a prospective multicenter registry evaluating outcomes in patients treated with EES. Here, we present the 12-month clinical outcomes in patients who received EES for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) and non-ISR.     
Adequate device size selection for left atrial appendage closure is crucial to ensuring adequate implantation and for avoiding the need for multiple attempts that increase the risk of complications. We evaluate different imaging techniques to select…
ECG parameters can predict cardiac events in ischemia. QT-interval parameters are potentially proposed as available non-invasive markers for assessing the ventricular homogeneity and electrical instability. Our study aim was to compare the effects of…
Although transradial access (TRA) is being increasingly used in interventional cardiology, there are concerns about a possible increase in radiation exposure (RE) as compared to transfemoral access (TFA). We sought to compare RE during coronary angio…
Our study objective was to determine the impact of music intervention on endothelial function, hemodynamics, and patient anxiety before, during, and after cardiac catheterization. 
The treatment of peripheral venous disease has become an integral part of our corporation’s mission of providing compassionate, comprehensive cardiovascular patient care. We describe our experience in establishing a vein clinic and provide tips and t…