November 2008

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Volume 20 Issue 11
ABSTRACT: The TandemHeart® is a percutaneous ventricular assist device that has been approved to provide hemodynamic support in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac procedures, including percutaneous coronary interventions and aortic balloon valvulo…
Unresponsive to Conventional Treatment during Percutaneous Coronary Intervention ABSTRACT: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is routinely performed in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes after pretreatment with clopidogrel…
ABSTRACT: Primary tumors of the heart are rare, with an incidence between 0.0017 and 0.19 percent in unselected patients at autopsy.1 About three-quarters of these tumors are benign, and nearly half of these benign tumors are myxomas. First described…
ABSTRACT: Catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy has been recognized for decades. We present the case of a 21-year-old female referred for an electrophysiologic (EP) study who underwent an infusion of isoproterenol and epinephrine in an attempt to unma…
ABSTRACT: Sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) prevent neointimal proliferation and have been widely used to treat stenotic lesions in coronary arteries because of a significant reduction of restenosis in comparison with bare-metal stents. Sirolimus, howev…
Director, Cath Lab and Intervention Cardiovascular Institute Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York E-mail: Samin.Sharma@mountsinai.org Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using stents (bare-metal or drug-eluting) has become th…
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 this issue includes article…
ABSTRACT: We discuss the case of a 71-year-old female patient who presented with findings suggestive of an acute myocardial infarction. Subsequent evaluation revealed an extrinsic cardiac mass encasing the left circumflex and right coronary arteries…
To Reduce Door-to-Balloon Time in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients ABSTRACT: Background. In ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), all efforts must be…
A Potential Role for Enoxaparin ABSTRACT: Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is currently given as the standard anticoagulant therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, including those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PC…