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December 2019

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Volume 31 Issue 12 E
DECEMBER 2019 TOC and ISSUE PDF
A 34-year-old man was referred for percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC); he had undergone 2 PTMC attempts at another institute, but both attempts failed because of inability to cross the mitral valve with the balloon. We present an a…
To date, complete fracture of a coronary wire into a radial artery loop has never been reported. We describe the occurrence of a new complication in the transradial intervention era.
We demonstrate how tandem anatomic and physiologic assessment can be used to diagnose, functionally evaluate, and effectively treat angiographic coronary fenestration.
This case illustrates the value of OCT to identify and correctly diagnose longitudinal stent deformation.
To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a dual injection using a single sheath approach, in order to evaluate a CTO and plan a future intervention.
Alport syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal alpha chains of type IV collagen in multiple organs including the kidney, cochlea, cornea, lens, and retina. Aortic disease including dissection and aneurysm has been described with…
We sought to assess the bivalirudin compared with unfractionated heparin used during PCI as part of a pharmacoinvasive strategy.
The aim of this review is to analyze the components and the use of the Rotablator System (Boston Scientific) and to better understand helpful tips and tricks in order to face the most common complications occurring during the procedure.
PCI of coronary bifurcation lesions (CBLs) remains a challenge in contemporary practice due to the procedural and technical difficulties involved. We review the current evidence on the safety and clinical outcomes of dedicated bifurcation stent impla…
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