September 2015

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Volume 27 Issue 10
The bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular) provides temporary scaffolding while eluting everolimus. The current study aims to investigate the safety and efficacy of BVS implantation in a selected patient cohort (n = 70) with CTO.
In this commentary on Cheng et al, the absence of randomized controlled trials on mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices (which may never occur), physicians will likely continue to reach for MCS devices for their sickest patients. The various a…
The authors comment on this month's article by Duong et al on the use of the Google Glass in cardiovascular medicine. They eagerly look forward to the continued development of the “smart” technological platform in cardiovascular medicine; however, pr…
Google Glass is a voice-activated, hands-free, optical head-mounted display device capable of taking pictures, recording videos, and transmitting data via wi-fi. We examined the accuracy of coronary angiogram interpretation recorded using Google Glas…
The in-hospital and long-term outcomes of patients at extreme age with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation are investigated. Meticulously selected patients at extreme age benefit from TAVI with a r…
Intraaortic balloon pumps (IABPs) are frequently used as an adjunctive device to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and are routinely placed at the initiation of ECMO at many institutions. We provide a meta-analysis to demonstrate that the ro…
This study compares the outcomes of acute coronary syndrome patients with proximal LAD culprit lesions receiving PCI vs CABG, and found that an initial revascularization strategy of PCI compared with CABG yielded similar 1-year death, MI, and MACE ra…
The left atrial appendage (LAA) plays an important role in the regulation of intravascular volume via release of of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP). To date, there are no data suggesting substantial effects of hor…