January 2009

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Volume 21 Issue 1
ABSTRACT: Background. Studies on body mass index (BMI) and post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes have suggested an “obesity paradox” (lower post-PCI mortality rates in obese patients compared to patients of normal weight). Hypothesis…
Treated with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention ABSTRACT: Background. The positive effect of reperfusion after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can be reduced by ischemic/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Mannose-binding-lectin (MBL) and…
J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2009; 21:11-12 Endovascular treatment for peripheral vascular disease continues to evolve.1,2 Among the many devices available for endovascular intervention, atherectomy offers several potential advantages. SilverHawk atherectom…
ABSTRACT: Purpose. To evaluate the occurrence, size and composition of embolized debris captured during routine directional atherectomy using the SilverHawk device. Methods. 15 consecutive eligible patients with a nonocclusive superficial femoral art…
For Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program ABSTRACT: Published mortality models for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), including the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP) model, have not consider…