April 2016

Volume 28 Issue 4
The authors offer their opinion on forearm arterial access and the January 2016 article by Gokhroo et al.  
We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the balloon-assisted microdissection (BAM) technique for treating balloon-uncrossable chronic total occlusion lesions.
The results of the Nguyen-Trong study are hypothesis generating and encourage further investigation into the importance of SB loss during CTO-PCI. Should additional studies find conclusively worse outcomes following SB loss, it will become important…
Overall, as the use of TAVR continues to expand, the role for identifying which patients are at a higher risk of an adverse outcome post procedure has become increasingly important.
We assessed the impact of spontaneous echocardiographic contrast on outcomes after TAVR by retrospectively reviewing the medical records of 93 consecutive patients who underwent TAVR at a single center.
We retrospectively report clinical outcomes of 14 patients who underwent PCI with orbital atherectomy for severely calcified ULMCA disease from May 2014 to July 2015.
Use of objective scoring systems, additional operator experience with newer devices, and additional clinical trials will hopefully help clinicians accurately identify patients who will derive benefit from temporary LV support.
A study on demographic, clinical, and procedural determinants of outcomes in patients treated with percutaneous VA-ECMO initiated in the cath lab.  
An investigation on whether side-branch loss during CTO-PCI could adversely impact clinical outcomes. 
This study estimates projected reduction in the burden of AKI in association with contrast media dose reduction in PCI patients.