December 2020

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Volume 32 Issue 12 E
Coronary artery disease in palliated hypoplastic left heart syndrome is uncommon. We sought to assess and describe coronary artery involvement in this complex patient population. Our research highlights both the need to assess distal coronary vascula…
Our objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Orsiro sirolimus-eluting stent (Biotronik) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary PCI. Specific drug-eluting stent platforms might influence primary…
Superfical femoral artery chronic total occlusion represents one of the most challenging subsets of lower-extremity peripheral arterial disease. Depending on lesion characteristics, successful percutaneous crossing of the occluded segment may prove t…
Left ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (LVEMB) is commonly performed via the transfemoral route. Radial access may help reduce vascular access complications, but there are few data on the safety and feasibility of transradial LVEMB. We describe the s…
Patients with low-flow, low-gradient (LFLG) aortic stenosis (AS) have the highest risk among all AS patients. We investigated the effects of rapid ventricular pacing in patients with LFLG-AS.
We review the rate of complications secondary to permanent pacemaker implantation after TAVI.
We present a method of treating distal perforation that involves embolization of a perforated vessel with a cut part of a balloon catheter.
Type III cavity-spilling coronary artery perforation is an unusual complication. Conservative management is possible with prolonged balloon inflation without compromising the final PCI result.
Reliable identification of patients at high risk for right ventricular failure is very important. We identify 4 parameters as hemodynamic red flags to left ventricular assist device implantation.
This case highlights the novel use of the Guidezilla catheter to facilitate guide catheter use during transradial intervention by overcoming a tortuous and angulated SB artery.