September 2020

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Volume 32 Issue 9 E
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This study aims to compare and contrast the indications, clinical and procedural characteristics, and periprocedural outcomes of patients with cardiac transplant undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States and United Kingdom.
New transcatheter equipment and accumulated experience have stimulated further refinements in implantation techniques. We aimed to compare the outcomes of transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement with and without the use of contrast…
We sought to assess the effects of a high loading dose of rosuvastatin (40 mg) on acute inflammatory response after coronary stenting. The primary goal was a comparison in the variation of the serum inflammatory markers and their gene expression at…
There is a lack of data on clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention with ultrathin stents on unprotected left main coronary artery comparing women and men. In our study, all patients treated with unprotected left main percutaneous…
Permanent pacemaker implantation rates vary according to type of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device, implantation technique, and patient-related factors. We analyzed the baseline characteristics, and then the preprocedure and…
There are limited data comparing outcomes of patients with previous coronary artery bypass grafting presenting with stable angina who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention to either a saphenous vein graft or a chronic total occlusion in the…
Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) using the Watchman device has become a well-established therapeutic alternative to oral anticoagulation in high-risk patients for bleeding with paroxysmal, persistent atrial fibrillation (Afib) or permanent Afib…
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is frequently associated with abnormalities of the mitral valve; these commonly include systolic anterior motion of anterior mitral leaflets that contribute to dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and…
We present two cases where a right heart catheterization was performed from the anatomical snuffbox through the distal cephalic vein along with a left heart catheterization from the distal radial artery.