June 2020

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Volume 32 Issue 6 E
Limited studies of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft exist. The authors compared outcomes of different bypass grafts to the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery.
Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) using the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular) has become a world-wide, well-established therapeutic alternative to symptomatic patients with severe mitral regurgitation and prohibitive surgical risk. Currently…
We sought to evaluate the position of balloon-expandable valves in relation to the coronary ostia using an angiographic- and computed tomography (CT)-based analysis, and to determine the impact of valve position on coronary angiography (CA)/…
We analyzed patient radiation dose in 1786 cardiac catheterization procedures (diagnostic coronary angiography and/or PCI) performed at a single tertiary-care center before and after x-ray system optimization.
Radiopaque bypass graft markers allow easy visualization of the location of the graft and can minimize contrast use and radiation exposure during follow-up coronary angiography.
Severe mitral regurgitation (MR) complicated by cardiogenic shock has high operative mortality. Percutaneous leaflet repair with MitraClip (Abbott Vascular) is a less invasive alternative to surgery.

Abstract: Background. Complex robotic percutaneous coronary intervention (R-PCI) is technically possible and leads to clinically comparable outcomes compared with the manual approach. However, there are limited data on the…

Atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion is a therapeutic option for thromboembolic prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have contraindications to oral anticoagulation (OAC) or high risk of bleeding. Traditionally, thrombus in the LAA has…

Abstract: Objectives. Percutaneous mitral balloon commissurotomy (PMBC) remains the preferred treatment for patients with severe symptomatic rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS) and suitable anatomy. The objective of this study was to…