August 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 8
Dear Editor: We would like to congratulate Deora et al1 on the use of their novel technique for overcoming radial artery loops during transradial interventions. However, we have the following concerns regarding its safety and utility:
We discuss a patient with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention and hemodynamic support with a new short-term percutaneously inserted device, the Impella CP (Abiomed).
Valve-in-valve (ViV) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) seems to be an effective and promising procedure in patients with degenerated bioprosthetic aortic valves, avoiding the risks associated with the use of cardioplegia and redo cardiac…
We describe the case of a patient who underwent several innovative procedures over a period of nearly five decades, inluding a Vineberg operation in 1969, CABG surgery in 2000, and finally, transcatheter aortic valve replacement in 2013. Her medical…
CTO-PCI remains one of the most challenging chapters in interventional cardiology. We present the first description of a reverse CART technique using a cutting balloon instead of a semicompliant or non-compliant balloon.
Ipsilateral iliac artery occlusion and temporary distal aortic occlusion (TDAO) have been used to facilitate TAVR delivery sheath access-site closure, but ipsilateral iliac artery occlusion has been associated with arterial complications at the ballo…
Guidewire-induced coronary perforation (CP) rate is reported to have increased. We analyzed 23,399 PCIs to evaluate the independent contribution of guidewire-induced CP on mortality. 
Abstract: The use of transradial access for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has increased substantially in recent years. However, the transradial approach may not be feasible in certain patients. Although the tran…
An important subset of patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome are found to have either normal coronaries or non-obstructive coronary artery disease. We explore the characteristics and management strategies of this population in a real-world…
This subanalysis of the CONFIRM I-III registries compared the composite procedural complication rates of patients with versus without renal disease who underwent orbital atherectomy for peripheral arterial disease.