September 2016

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Volume 28 Issue 9
A commentary on this month's article by Gao, et al. Drs Helmy and Hijazi discuss aortic valve stenosis and the importance of comprehensive morphologic characterization of valves, which in turn may be useful in defining functional valve characteristic…
We sought to determine the relationship between aortic valve morphology and left ventricular (LV) systolic function in children with aortic stenosis (AS) prior to balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV).
A commentary on this month's article by Stanojevic, et al. Drs Ng and Kirtane offer their insights into aortic stenosis and the utility of fractional flow reserve.
This survey was conducted to better understand current United States (US) practices in terms of preferences regarding the selection of antithrombotic therapy in STEMI-PPCI, particularly in light of recent clinical trials.
A 73-year-old patient with permanent atrial fibrillation presented for LAA occlusion. This image series illustrates a “no touch” technique that was used to ensure successful implantation of an Amplatzer Amulet LAA occlusion device without the use of…
A patient was found to have in-stent restenosis within three layers of underexpanded stents implanted in 2004, 2011, and 2014. Rotational atherectomy safely yielded stent strut ablation (reduced to one layer), lesion expansion, and very good angiogra…
We present a case of an elderly female patient with moderate-to-severe mitral regurgitation who underwent MitraClip procedure, with postprocedural course remarkable for the development of right-to-left shunting and hypoxia, for which the patient unde…
Abstracts from the 12th Annual Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics meeting held in Orlando, Florida from June 28 - July 1, 2016.
This study examines the predictability of identifying venous reflux using a reverse Trendelenburg 60° when compared with the standing position in the great and small saphenous veins.
We describe 3 cases of a new entirely percutaneous technique utilizing the axillary artery for the delivery of cardiac-assist devices for protected PCI in the setting of prohibitive PAD.