August 2017

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Volume 29 Issue 8
Contrast-induced nephropathy remains the main adverse effect of contrast administration. We appraised the DyeVert Plus system inclusive of contrast reduction and real-time monitoring in a consecutive series of coronary or peripheral procedures.
In many patients with severe aortic stenosis, the coronary arteries are severely calcified, but rotational atherectomy (RA) is not routinely performed due to safety concerns. We studied the safety and feasibility of RA in this population.
We describe safe utilization of Surgiflo hemostatic gel matrix under fluoroscopic guidance against an inflated balloon in order to achieve closure of a fistulous tract from a femoral artery access site during TAVR. 
To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of coronary angiogram in a patient in a sitting position.
Transradial coronary angiography and interventions in patients with arteria lusoria, while technically challenging, are feasible without crossover to femoral approach. Interventional cardiologists should be aware of this rare entity when guidewire or…
This image highlights a potential pitfall in interpreting RA activation maps with previous CTI block during a tachyarrhythmia and underscores the need for careful inspection, especially when using other electroanatomical navigation systems that do no…
Images demonstrate that device manipulation during PCI can result in “noise,” which can be perceived as an arrhythmia and result in an inappropriate shock.
Ductus arteriosus aneurysm is a rare finding, with sporadic cases reported in children and infants. In the elderly, it poses serious therapeutic challenges, as the risk of rupture is counterbalanced by the high risk of its correction.
Our image demonstrates the rarely utilized niche role for intracoronary thrombolysis in STEMI treatment in the modern angioplasty era.