January 2019

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Volume 31 Issue 1 E
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We review the literature regarding the potential problems of the Impella CP catheter, including dislodgment, mechanical failure, and the need to remove the catheter while maintaining arterial access to either insert a new mechanical circulatory suppo…
We present data on 2162 patients from the ongoing United States multicenter XLPAD registry between 2006-2016 to compare stent vs non-stent treatment outcomes and associated costs in FP interventions.
We assessed the cardiovascular risk profile and coronary angiography findings of 240 cancer patients and 240 patients without cancer to compare the burden of angiographically detected coronary atherosclerosis.
Contrary to popular wisdom, predominantly unilateral aortoiliac bifurcation disease can be safely treated with a single stent if the contralateral common iliac ostium is protected with matching balloon inflation.
A dual-access approach for CTO intervention using transradial and ipsilateral transulnar access is reported. Although retrograde CTO intervention is a challenging procedure, a single arm-double access approach seems to be a feasible alternative that…
Although intramural hematomas are identifiable on intravascular ultrasound, OCT offers superior characterization and exclusion of alternate diagnoses, such as plaque erosion.
LAA closure and MitraClip implantation in the tricuspid position in the same procedure is a feasible and safe option in patients with a high surgical risk suffering from severe symptomatic tricuspid regurgitation and bleeding complications under anti…
Bypass grafts may tent the vessel to which they are anastomosed, potentially changing the expected course of the native coronary vessel. This fact must be taken into account during CTO-PCI, and this case emphasizes the importance of careful analysis…
Aorto-coronary occlusion is a particularly difficult lesion to treat, especially in an emergent setting. To our knowledge, this is the first description of the use of a microcatheter not to support the guidewire, but to open an aorto-coronary calcifi…