October 2014

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Volume 26 Issue 10
This is the first reported case of partial aortic valve and annulus rupture during transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and its successful management through percutaneous means. It stresses the fact that even severe procedural complications can of…
We describe a subintimal space plaque modification that involves use of antegrade and retrograde dissection reentry techniques to treat balloon-uncrossable coronary lesions.
Age is associated with elongation, tortuosity, and posterior unfolding of the right subclavian artery. Three-dimensional printing of normal and tortuous arteries is feasible and shows potential to test differences between catheters.  
The risk of bleeding is of major concern after percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) performed in elderly patients. In this registry, we report the effect of heparin use on rate of all severe vascular complications, bleeding, ischemic event…
Peripheral artery CTOs are commonly encountered during the evaluation and management of patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease.  We report the results of a prospective, multicenter trial that evaluated the angiographic and functional out…
The standard of care is to obtain a duplex ultrasound to evaluate for the presence of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis within the first 1-2 weeks after endothermic ablation of saphenous veins. We advocate against this routine practice in asymptoma…
We discuss the difficulty of determining appropriateness of percutaneous coronary intervention in cases wherein clinical decision-making can vary.
Optimal positioning of the left ventricular (LV) lead at the latest activated part of the left ventricle is one of the major challenges in implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices with respect to ascertaining an optimal resynch…
Enhanced stent visualization is a novel fluoroscopy-based technique that improves visualization of deployed stents in the coronary arteries. We present a case series highlighting the use of this technique in percutaneous coronary intervention.