April 2019

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Volume 31 Issue 4 E
This study was designed to help assess the impact of lesion predilation with kissing inflation using under-sized balloons (pre-kissing) on the procedural outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on complex bifurcation lesions (CBLs). Patie…
In recent years, transcatheter treatment techniques for tricuspid regurgitation have rapidly evolved. Cardiac remodeling analysis beyond clinical outcome assessment following transcatheter tricuspid repair is still lacking. The aim of the present ser…
Prolonged dual-antiplatelet therapy in high bleeding risk (HBR) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention can be challenging. We assessed the clinical safety of bare-metal stent implantation followed by drug-coated balloon treatment in (…
Peripheral artery chronic total occlusions (PCTOs) are frequently encountered during endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease. Failure to successfully cross PCTOs accounts for the majority of unsuccessful endovascular procedures and associ…
Our experience suggests that ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis with the EkoSonic system could be a valid bail-out strategy in cases of massive pulmonary embolism unresponsive to systemic thrombolysis and provides insight into the role of prolonged adm…
Dissection re-entry is a widely used technique in many chronic total occlusion centers. This account of a failed re-entry attempt provides in vivo photographic evidence of how the vessel looked after such an attempt. Operators are advised to keep dis…
Plaque rupture is known to affect the mismatch between anatomy and physiology. In this case, we relied on fractional flow reserve along with the tomographic perspective of intravascular ultrasound.
There are many underlying mechanisms for cocaine-associated myocardial infarction, and the culprit must be elucidated for appropriate therapeutic management. Optical coherence tomography provides unique insights when angiography alone has limited dia…
This image illustrates the feasibility of percutaneous closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect occluder in a patient with mechanical aortic valve replacement utilizing a novel venous-arteriovenous loop, and emphasizes the importance of co…
Right ventricle intramural hematoma is a rare complication of right coronary artery PCI. With the increased uptake and prevalence of complex chronic total occlusion interventions, unusual complications will continue to occur; sharing and raising the…