October 2008

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Volume 20 Issue 10
Dear Readers,This issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology continues our series of special focus sections to provide a more in-depth examination of important topics in cardiovascular medicine. The special section for the October 2008 issue include…
ABSTRACT: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare cause of ischemia, heart failure and/or sudden death. A premortem diagnosis beyond early childhood is exceedingly rare because over 90% of untre…
ABSTRACT: Restenosis remains an important issue even after coronary brachytherapy despite its efficacy in the treatment for in-stent restenosis. The acute and chronic changes in vascular wall are unique following brachytherapy. The restenotic tissue…
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare but important cause of acute coronary syndromes. SCAD can cause unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, and sudden death. Predisposing factors include atherosclerosis, the peripa…
ABSTRACT: We present the case of a 46-year-old female patient that experienced recurrent stent thrombosis and underwent attempted primary PCI via the radial artery. Although radial artery cannulation with a 6 Fr sheath and the diagnostic angiography…
ABSTRACT: Coronary angiography and intervention can be performed safely using the radial artery. However, arterial spasm is often encountered and usually amenable to nitrate/verapamil therapy. Rarely, surgical intervention is required to remove cathe…
ABSTRACT: We report a case of successful transradial retrieval of a dislodged and mechanically distorted coronary artery stent from the left main stem in an elderly male. Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention was undertaken to reconstruct a…
ABSTRACT: Objective. To assess the effect of intra-arterial magnesium on the radial artery during transradial cardiac catheterization. Background. Transradial coronary angiography has become popular in the last decade and offers several advantages ov…
In the Treatment of Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis   ABSTRACT: Background. Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) is a well known non-surgical technique for treating patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). There are very few studies that have compa…
Randomized, Controlled Trial with 12-Month Angiographic Follow Up ABSTRACT: Background. The aim of this study was to compare the use of classic bare- metal stents with dedicated bifurcation bare-metal stents in patients who were not eligible for drug…