December 2018

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Volume 30 Issue 12
We investigated whether balloon aortic valvuloplasty followed by TAVI as a staged procedure is an effective treatment option in patients with low-flow low-gradient aortic stenosis. 
We prospectively analyzed all consecutive patients treated at our center for bifurcation lesions from 2011-2015 and compared the angiographic and clinical outcomes of patients with left main bifurcation lesions vs those with non-left main bifurcation…
We evaluated the role of computed tomography angiography and venography in diagnosing common iliac vein compression when compared to IVUS.   
We examined the in-hospital and mid-term clinical outcomes in patients undergoing complex, high-risk PCI with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.
This study evaluated whether the use of different spasmolytic regimens (nitroglycerin or verapamil) administered soon after sheath insertion affected postprocedure radial artery occlusion in patients who underwent transradial catheterization.
Hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) has emerged as a potential alternative to surgery. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 9 cohort studies and 1 randomized controlled trial to compare HCR with CABG interventions.
Bilateral distal transradial intervention is a new primary access strategy for chronic total occlusion interventions. We provide a brief review of recent studies and offer the rationale behind this promising approach.
This case demonstrates that the high radial strength of a dedicated nitinol venous stent is able to achieve good acute angiographic results and clinical efficacy.
A 77-year-old STEMI patient became hemodynamically unstable during attempted PCI, and operators were unable to visualize the right coronary artery ostium despite multiple attempts. Systemic thrombolysis resolved these issues and allowed PCI to procee…
A 20-year-old female with history of polysubstance abuse presented with fevers and lightheadness. TEE showed a definite large, irregular, loosely organized, highly mobile vegetation.