November 2008

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Volume 20 Issue 11
In the Setting of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction ABSTRACT: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an established reperfusion strategy in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI). Nevertheless, m…
ABSTRACT: The pathophysiology of takotsubo cardiomyopathy remains enigmatic. Here we attempted to define the link between the coronary arteries and the histopathological involvement of the left ven- tricle. We observed similarities and discrepancie…
ABSTRACT: Objective. To describe our institutional experience providing “hybrid” intraoperative stent therapy for pulmonary artery (PA) stenoses. Background. Surgical patch angioplasty, transcatheter stent therapy and intraoperative stent delivery ar…
Coronary calcification has long been known to reflect underlying atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. In fact, the presence of coronary calcification has become an important component of screening for coronary artery disease and the extent of cal…
The Different Patterns of Calcification of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina Pectoris and Stable Angina Pectoris ABSTRACT: Background. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enables the identification of calcification with more details and quant…
The very nice study by Narins et al described in this edition of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology compares 75 patients randomized to vascular closure using a topical patch containing a polysaccharide-based procoagulant with 75 patients randomized t…
ABSTRACT: The use of topical hemostasis patches has grown rapidly despite a paucity of evidence supporting their clinical utility. We performed a randomized, controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a topical hemostasis patch as a means to accelera…
The Results of CTO New techniQUE for STandard Procedure (CONQUEST) Trial ABSTRACT: Background. The success rate of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total coronary occlusion (CTO) lesions varies depending on the guidewire manipula…
ABSTRACT: The use of distal embolic protection devices (EPD) in saphenous vein graft percutaneous interventions (SVG-PCI) has been associated with a decrease in adverse events. Currently, there are limited data regarding the percentage of SVG lesions…