March 2020

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Volume 32 Issue 3 E
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Purulent pericarditis is rare and usually associated with pneumonia, bacteremia, immunosuppression, and thoracic surgery. A timely diagnostic pericardiocentesis with dedicated maneuvers to improve the effectiveness of drainage and pericardial fibrino…
In this difficult case, StentBoost (Philips Medical Systems) demonstrated abluminal passage of the guidewire through the proximal stent struts.
We present the case of a young woman who became pregnant following placement of a Venovo venous stent (BD/Bard) in her left common iliac vein. Our case illustrates the safety of the Venovo stent during pregnancy. This needs further validation with a…
Possible stent migration was suspected in this case and confirmed on transesophageal echocardiography. The patient underwent successful stent removal with snaring, as well as subsequent placement of another stent in the superior vena cava without fur…
Open surgical harvesting of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) is believed to increase the risk of injury to the brachial plexus. We believe that this approach probably aggravated the neurological damage in our patient. Proper positioning, thora…
The recognition of woven coronary artery anomaly is difficult because of its rare nature. Optical coherence tomography imaging is challenging due to the tortuosity of the channels; however, it is crucial not only for the differential diagnosis but al…
The challenging nature of CTO interventions involves regularly dealing with support-related issues, uncrossable/undilatable lesions, manipulation of equipment in the subadventitial space, and the treatment of complications such as perforation and equ…
A chronic total occlusion may increase the risk of appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Therefore, we evaluated all patients who received an ICD during 5-year follow-up in the EXPLORE trial.
We developed a risk score to estimate the risk of major adverse cardiac event (MACE) during the in-hospital and long-term follow-up periods after PCI with drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation.