March 2017

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Volume 29 Issue 3
A loud murmur was detected in a patient who had previously undergone mechanical aortic valve replacement and aortic coarctation repair, found to be related to unusual, extra-anatomic surgical repair, transverse aorta to descending aorta bypass.
Although fractured coronary wires are a rare occurrence, failures to retrieve them successfully put patients at undue risk. The presented technique can be used when traditional retrieval with a Microsnare system is unsuccessful.
We describe a clinical case with permanent AF, absolute contraindication to long-term anticoagulation therapy, and persistent thrombus formation in the LAA treated with transcatheter LAA closure and cerebral protection of the supraaortic trunks in or…
We present a periprocedural imaging strategy for percutaneous tricuspid valve repair with the MitraClip device using a bicuspidization technique.
This study compares the STS score’s discriminatory power for transcatheter aortic valve replacement mortality as compared with surgical aortic valve replacement mortality.
We assessed the feasibility and safety of the “single-operator” technique in which the operator autonomously advanced the orbital atherectomy device while maintaining wire position.
The current study assessed for changes in peak oxygen uptake during cardiopulmonary exercise testing after CTO-PCI.
This prospective, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in diabetic patients randomized (1:1) to receive either standard DAPT vs TAPT with cilostazol for a minimum of 12 months after PCI with Endeavor zotarolimus-eluting stent.
We describe validation of a novel contrast monitoring system (Osprey Medical), which is designed to detect and display injection by injection and total contrast volume use on a monitor system in real time.
An evaluation of the feasibility and safety of a novel targeted neuromodulatory treatment for sympathetic hypertension involving a one-time local injection of neurotropic agents near renal nerves.