October 2016

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Volume 28 Issue 10
Aortic valve preparation with balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has been previously considered mandatory during TAVIs. BAV-inherent risks including stroke, conduction abnormalities, and reduced device profile size established the rationale for safe…
We sought to determine the impact of proximal cap ambiguity on procedural techniques and outcomes for coronary chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive individuals are predisposed to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We sought to evaluate management strategies and outcomes of AMI in patients with HIV in the contemporary era.
Surgical femoral cutdown for decannulation after veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is considered standard practice. However, access-site complications with this technique are not rare. The objective of this study is to evalu…
This commentary discusses several isues that arise from this month's article by Abramowitz et al and offers further insights into the ongoing discussion of the need for predilation during TAVR.
A 47-year-old male smoker with recent cocaine use presented with 6 hours of chest pain unrelieved by sublingual and intravenous nitroglycerin. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case demonstrating the efficacy of an intracoronary calcium-ch…
A patient presented with an inferior non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and a tight lesion on the distal right coronary artery. After stent implantation, a large scaffold malapposition was observed by optical coherence tomography. This ca…
Ventricular interdependence is a salient hemodynamic feature of cardiac tamponade that manifests as discordance between the left and right ventricles in filling and ejection on hemodynamic assessment. Ventricular interdependence can manifest as arter…
A commentary on Gurm et al (JIC April 2016). Dr Nyman addresses the issue of the formula used by the investigators to establish creatinine clearance, and the potential effects of this choice on their study results.
A comparison of procedural success and safety of pericardiocentesis using continuous ultrasonographic visualization of a long (7 cm) micropuncture needle to standard access with an 18 gauge needle without continuous ultrasound guidance.