September 2020

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Volume 32 Issue 9 E
Distal TRA is a novel access site in the interventional cardiology field, with current data demonstrating high success and infrequent complication rates — global procedural metrics that are comparable with historical proximal TRA. Distal TRA may conv…
Coronary artery vasospasm, or Prinzmetal angina, remains a challenging diagnosis. Prinzmetal angina usually affects only one coronary vessel; however, in this case, it occurred simultaneously in three coronary arteries, and was totally relieved after…
A 10-year-old girl with pulmonary atresia status post transannular patch repair and secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) underwent percutaneous ASD closure 5 years earlier. There was improvement in arterial saturation from 86% to 98% with minimal resi…
Interventional cardiologists should maintain awareness of extracardiac structures when undertaking cardiac catheterization, as pathology outside of the coronary arteries may be identified.
We demonstrate the percutaneous closure of a coronary fistula and subsequent utilization of a vascular plug in a patient with challenging anatomy.
This is the first report to evaluate endothelialization in vivo; the evidence of endothelialization on the venous stent in the early phase suggests that antithrombotic therapy could be stopped in some patients with high risk of bleeding in the chroni…
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is caused by separation of the vessel wall and hematoma development. We demonstrate that SCAD often resolves spontaneously, with an average period of 35 days from the event usually sufficient to demonstra…