July 2009

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Volume 21 Issue 7
According to the 2009 American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update,1 1 of every 3 U.S. adults — almost 100 million individuals — possesses at least one type of cardiovascular disease (CVD), accounting for more than one-third…
ABSTRACT: Remarkable advancements have taken place in echocardiography over the last decade. Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) has had an impact on numerous clinical applications, from chamber quantification to percutaneous and intraop…
Evaluation of cardiac structure, function and tissue characterization with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) provides a unique window into the patient with cardiovascular disease. Currently, CMR provides the most accurate assessment of biventr…
Advanced imaging modalities are accelerating the knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular diseases at a rapid rate, and new imaging modalities are no longer in the domain of the noninvasive cardiologist, as these new techniques also apply to ima…
The elderly and the very elderly are the most rapidly growing segment of the population in the Western world.1–3 The prevalence of coronary artery disease rises with age, and coronary revascularization is commonly performed in elderly patients for tr…
ABSTRACT: Objective. We sought to evaluate the impact on long-term clinical outcomes of different types of drug-eluting stents (DES) in elderly patients. Background. Elderly patients constitute a fast-growing portion of cardiovascular patients, howev…
ABSTRACT: Objective. Nickel allergy (NA) occurring after implantation of a nitinol-containing device is rare and not well understood. This study aimed to evaluate the current practices and experience of interventional cardiologists with NA after clos…
Treatment of Left Main Coronary Trifurcation Lesions with the Paclitaxel Drug-Eluting Stent: Mid-Term Outcomes from a Tertiary Medical Center ABSTRACT: Background. Left main trifurcating coronary artery disease (LMTCAD) is a complex and challenging…
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious complication of coronary angiography and contrast-based procedures. It is a complex syndrome of acute renal failure that occurs after the administration of iodinated radiocontrast not attributable to ot…
ABSTRACT: Objectives. This study aims at in-vitro validation of the principles of endovascular detection of contrast medium and assessing the feasibility of in-vivo detection and removal of contrast during angiography. Background. Contrast-induced ne…