March 2017

Volume 29 Issue 4
The physiological force and shear stress from angioplasty and stenting have made peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatment challenging. This article presents a review of the current literature for the atherectomy devices used in PAD.    J INVASIV…
This study compares early device success, procedural success, and 30-day safety endpoint according to the new Mitral Valve Academic Research Consortium criteria (MVARC) in severe primary and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) patients.
We report 1 case and review the literature on transcollateral retrograde crossing of the SFA from the profunda femoris. The procedural steps and devices (wires and crossing catheters) utilized by various operators are outlined.   
The current report describes the first use of the SoundBite Crossing System in the recanalization of human ex vivo occluded arteries below the knee during a simulated procedure performed under fluoroscopy.
We report on first-in-man percutaneous LAA closure with the Amplatzer Amulet device in the presence of LAA thrombus using the TriGuard EPD as a cerebral protection device.
One of the most frequent causes of acute coronary syndromes in patients with previous PCI is stent thrombosis. Intracoronary loss of unexpanded stents is rather an infrequent but serious complication that can trigger an acute cardiovascular event. It…
This study evaluates the contribution of chronic total occlusion (CTO)-related SYNTAX score (SS) to the overall SS for patients with CTO and compares the traditional SS to a simplified variant.
The authors offer their thoughts on the limitations of the SYNTAX score when treating chronic total occlusions.
We sought to determine the effect of age and sex on procedural outcomes and efficiency of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention.