July 2017

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Volume 29 Issue 7
When premature coronary artery disease is found in one of a monozygotic twin pair, evaluating the other twin is a reasonable approach.
The utility of optical coherence tomography with co-registration for the guidance of percutaneous coronary intervention could be considerable in the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
Increased dynamic flow in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy depicts a classic sign on invasive pressure tracings of the aorta and left ventricle, simultaneously known as the Brockenbrough-Braunwald sign.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of coronary artery aneurysm affecting a bifurcated chronic total occlusion treated with a two-stent technique.
Intravascular imaging was shown to be useful in accurately assessing the results of bioresorbable stent deployment and apposition.
Optical coherence tomography highlighted “frame by frame” the mechanism of a late bioresorbable scaffold stent thrombosis due to a coronary aneurysm and provided further knowledge on the behavior of bioresorbable scaffolds in an unusual complex lesio…
Correct sizing of the ostium is a crucial step in left atrial appendage occlusion procedures. We hypothesize that area-derived and perimeter-derived diameters from 3D transesophageal echocardiogram can facilitate this step of the procedure. 
Six consecutive patients with infrarenal abdominal aortic stenosis underwent unilateral or bilateral transradial approach for stenting of the aortic lesion using either a “bare-on-the-wire” or a ”support-catheter” technique, according to patient anat…
For radial access to become the dominant access route, United States interventionalists will need embody the “perfect example of the practitioner of his or her craft,” or “compleat” radialists.
This prospective study assesses balloon-assisted tracking in reducing radial access failure during percutaneous coronary intervention.