June 2009

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Volume 21 Issue 6
Antegrade Balloon Transit of Retrograde Wire to Bail Out Dissected Left Main during Retrograde Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention — A Variant of the Reverse CART Technique _______________________________________________ ABSTRACT: Left main dissec…
ABSTRACT: The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a mechanical circulatory assist device commonly used for patients with cardiogenic shock or perioperative cardiac failure. The use of IABPs is, however, associated with severe complications occurring…
ABSTRACT: Alcohol septal ablation has become an acceptable alternative to surgical myectomy in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy who meet strict clinical and anatomic criteria. While the first septal perforator arising off the lef…
ABSTRACT: Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Subtypes I and II are the most well recognized, and among these, Type I has associated vasculopathy. Less than 3% of patients have vascular involvement…
ABSTRACT: Dynamic narrowing of native coronary vessels is widely known to occur during the systolic phase of the cardiac cycle. This phenomenon has also been reported to occur in coronary artery bypass grafts. However, to the best of our knowledge, o…
Back from Irreversibility: Use of Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Treatment of Shock from Refractory Anaphylaxis during Coronary Intervention ABSTRACT: Anaphylaxis during diagnostic catheterization and coronary intervention is a rare and po…
The United States is in a recession, and shifting priorities have relegated medicine, health care and health insurance to secondary issues. Thus, the real issue of health care will not come to the forefront and receive significant attention. It is li…
Case description. A 60-year-old female patient was admitted to our institution for acute inferior myocardial infarction 4 hours after symptom onset. She had no previous history of coronary artery disease and her risk factors included diabetes mellitu…
ABSTRACT: This report describes a novel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) guiding catheter equipped with an additional lumen running along the full length of the main lumen. This lumen allows continuous infusion of medications (e.g., thromboly…
ABSTRACT: Background. Cutting balloon angioplasty (CBA) has improved outcomes for resistant stenotic vascular lesions in adult coronary artery disease. Application of this technique in coarctation of the aorta (CoA) in children has not been reported.…