July 2009

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Volume 21 Issue 7
Snaring the Retrograde Wire in the Aortic Root for Chronic Total Occlusion after Bentall Operation in a Patient with Behcet’s Disease From the Division of Cardiology and *Radiology, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan. The authors…
Role of Impella 2.5 Heart Pump in Stabilizing Diastolic Aortic Pressure to Avert Acute Hemodynamic Collapse during Coronary Interventions _______________________________________________ From the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illin…
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Causing Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Post-Menopausal Woman with Rheumatological Disorder (Polymyositis): Treatment Dilemma _______________________________________________ From the *Department of Internal…
From the *Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Louisville, and §Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Institute, Louisville, Kentucky. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein. Manuscript submitted Februa…
From the Department of Cardiology, Hospital São João, Porto, Portugal. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein. Manuscript submitted November 20, 2008, provisional acceptance given January 7, 2009, final version acc…
From the University of Toledo Medical Center, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toledo, Ohio. The authors report no conflicts of interest regarding the content herein. Manuscript submitted January 22, 2009 and accepted February 11, 2009. Addres…
ABSTRACT: The anatomy, implications of and percutaneous methods of closure of persistent left-sided vena cava (PLSVC) in adults is reviewed. We also describe the technique for balloon test occlusion and highlight the importance of identifying collate…
ABSTRACT: A case of a patient with an anomalous right coronary artery arising anteriorly and superiorly to the left main coronary artery from the left coronary cusp presented a dilemma in terms of treatment strategy for the ostial slit-like lesion an…
Coronary Plaque Imaging with Multi-Slice Computed Tomographic Angiography and Intravascular Ultrasound: A Close Look Inside and Out The most important cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide is atherosclerosis.1 Currentl…
Cardiovascular imaging has experienced widespread popularity and growth over the past decade. When integrated into clinical practice it promotes prompt, efficient, and cost-effective patient care. Noninvasive coronary angiography has been a challenge…