December 2017

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Volume 29 Issue 12
IVC filters are indicated in patients with venous thromboembolic disease in whom anticoagulation is a contraindication. This case highlights the importance of IVC filter placement in patients with extensive proximal deep vein thromboses in order to p…
While catheter-induced spasm is considered to be rare, it needs to be ruled out (especially in cases of LM stenosis) to avoid unnecessary revascularization. We present a patient where the underlying tendency for coronary spasm was so high, the severe…
Various percutaneous methods have been described for the retrieval of damaged stents; however, these methods can be complex and carry a risk of stent embolization or vascular damage. We present a simple and safe technique using a compliant balloon fo…
Movement of the stent delivery system may potentially jeopardize precise stent deployment. We used a novel technology to objectively measure the relative intracoronary device motion in the different coronary segments throughout the cardiac cycle.
In the present report, we sought to establish a novel standardized quantitative classification for the quality of coronary angiography, taking into consideration two main parameters: coronary contrast filling and coronary sinus contrast reflux.
This study assesses the predictive value of Pd/Pa after nitroglycerin administration as compared with standard fractional flow reserve (FFR).
Outcomes with use of lesion-modification strategies in the drug-eluting stent era have received limited study. We conducted a meta-analysis of 22 studies published between 2004-2016 reporting outcomes after use of rotational atherectomy, cutting-ball…