May 2017

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Volume 29 Issue 5
This is the first report of confirmed spontaneous regression of possible transcatheter heart valve thrombosis and recovery of leaflet mobility without the need for additional anticoagulant.
A patient underwent paclitaxel-eluting implantation for a saphenous vein graft stenosis. Follow-up angiogram at 8-months demonstrated no restenosis with multifocal peristent contrast staining. After 10 years, a saphenous vein graft aneurysm was revea…
A 62-year-old man was referred for percutaneous coronary intervention of a severe circumflex lesion. The guidewire became entangled in the previously implanted left anterior descending artery stent. Caution should be used when wiring through stents;…
A 70-year-old man presented with prolonged cardiac chest pain and was awaiting CABG following angiography showing extensive multivessel disease. Following further chest pain, cardiac MRI showed extensive, contained, ventricular rupture, which was man…
We report on the fully percutaneous insertion and removal of the Impella 5.0 microaxial flow device via the axillary artery in a patient with cardiogenic shock and peripheral artery disease.
We investigate the feasibility and image quality of low-dose contrast computed tomography angiography with pulmonary artery protocol.
Non-invasive limb hemodynamics may aid in diagnosis of CLI, although the relationship with disease severity and response to endovascular therapy is unclear. This prospective, single-center study enrolled 100 CLI patients who underwent infrapopliteal…
With the advance of radial access and ulnar access there has been an increased interest in performing right heart catheterization and right-heart based procedures via antecubital venous access. Our purpose is to describe the venous anatomy of the upp…
Recent data demonstrate that mortality of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not changed despite dramatic reduction in door-to-balloon times. Identifying potential areas in care that can be further optimized to decrease mort…
The purpose of this article is to discuss mechanical complications associated with LVAD therapy and interventional transcatheter therapies that have been used to solve these increasingly complex problems.