May 2016

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Volume 28 Issue 5
Pulmonary artery stenosis (PAS) in adults is a rare condition. This retrospective review of all cases of adult-onset PAS from 1990 to 2013 indicates that endovascular treatment appears safe and effective for symptom relief.
We describe a novel combined technique of percutaneous aspiration of unstable right atrial thrombus followed by ultrasound-directed thrombolysis of massive pulmonary embolism. 
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of second-generation (2G) devices in comparison to first-generation (1G) devices with regard to procedural and short-term clinical outcomes. 
Commentary on Sheikh et al; the authors offer their thoughts on pulmonary artery stenting for adult-onset pulmonary artery stenosis.
The optimal therapy for thrombi-in-transit remains controversial. We report our experience using percutaneous removal of right heart thrombus using vacuum aspiration. 
The authors comment on Shavelle et al and offer their thoughts on the place of surgical ineligibility in the spectrum of PCI risk.
The “single-operator” technique allows successful RA without a skilled assistant to maintain wire position during advancement of the burr; the absence of an assistant should therefore not eliminate the performance of RA.
An assessment of the economic value associated with shorter atrial fibrillation ablation procedure times based on VALUE PVI data. 
An investigation on whether the use of hemodynamic support during PCI can mitigate the adverse prognostic importance of surgical ineligibility.