January 2009

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Volume 21 Issue 1
We would like to sincerely thank all of those who reviewed manuscripts for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology during 2008. Their dedication to timely review and to improving the quality of submitted manuscripts helps ensure that important research is…
Author Affiliations: From the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, United Kingdom. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein . Manuscript submitted July 16, 2008, provisional acceptance given September 29, 2008,…
Author Affiliations: From *Kartal Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey, and §Texas Tech University Health Sciences, Lubbock, Texas . The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein…
ABSTRACT: Left main stem coronary artery (LMSCA) stenosis after surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) is a rare but potentially lethal complication. Among the different possible causes, antegrade cardioplegia for direct coronary perfusion seems to…
Author Affiliations: From the *Laboratory of Interventional Cardiology, IRCCS Humanitas, Milan, and §Neuroradiology Unit, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content here…
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an uncommon cause of acute coronary syndrome in young healthy females, with pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptive pills as recognized predisposing factors. We present two cases of acute myoca…
Author Affiliations: From the Section of Cardiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein. Manuscript submitted June 30, 2008 and accepted August 29, 2008. Address…
Dear Readers, The January 2009 issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology commences a new and exciting year that will undoubtedly usher in significant challenges as well as new developments in the field of invasive cardiology. The original resear…
Case Presentation. A 33-year-old female with Down syndrome and complex congenital heart disease was admitted to the hospital with progressive cyanosis and fatigue. She had a history of a complete atrioventricular canal defect with a double-outlet rig…
ABSTRACT: Background. Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) results from autoregulatory failure of cerebral blood flow following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) and encompasses a range of neurological findings including…