November 2018

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Volume 30 Issue 11
Coronary endothelial dysfunction (CED) is associated with recurrent ischemia. The role of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I levels in patients with CED has not been established. Patients with suspected ischemia, who underwent clinically indicated c…
The goal of this study is to quantify and characterize bacterial contamination of lead aprons in a high-volume catheterization laboratory, and to evaluate the efficacy of decontamination using an ultraviolet-C radiation system.   
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in cases with left ventricular outflow tract calcification (LVOT-CA) remains a challenging procedure. This study compares the early outcomes of patients undergoing TAVR in LVOT-CA with new-generation devices vs…
A discussion on the report by Koutouzis et al addressing the concerns related to the unique technical and anatomical components of the hand.
We present a 62-year-old female with residual pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy for CTEPH who underwent balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA). Implantation of a covered stent not only protects the ruptured vessel, but also keeps per…
Deep vein thrombosis due to superficial femoral artery aneurysm is an extremely rare condition that develops due to aneurysm direct compression of a segment of the venous system. We present a female patient who had recently undergone a left SFA inter…
Left atrial appendage (LAA) perforation is a possible complication not only after release of the closure device, but also during the diagnostic phase due to sheath positioning in the LAA.
We report the first case of interatrial dissection and hematoma in association with the MitraClip procedure. 
Periprocedural stroke related to TAVR is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Cerebral embolic protection using the Sentinel device has demonstrated reduced rates of stroke during TAVR. However, alternative access such as a transcarotid…
A 73-year-old woman presented with exertional chest pain and mild dyspnea for several months. In this case, preoperative coronary angiography showed neovascularization originating from the RCA and LCX. Vascular supply in left atrial myxomas usually o…