January 2018

Volume 30 Issue 1
The editors and staff wish to thank the following international cardiovascular experts who were active in or available for evaluating manuscripts for the Journal of Invasive Cardiology throughout 2017. We sincerely appreciate their tireless and large…
A 57-year-old female presented with Canadian Cardiovascular Society class 2 angina and a positive stress test. Angiography was performed via right radial approach, resulting in spiral dissection and TIMI 0 flow.  
Axillary artery IABP placement enables those awaiting transplant to ambulate and get stronger, but motion increases risk of IABP migration. The management of a migrated pump in a 44-year-old man with heart failure is described.
A 78-year-old man presented with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and a heavily calcified, stenotic aortic valve. Given multiple comorbidities, the heart team agreed on a transcatheter approach via the left common carotid artery.
A cerebral ischemic event in a patient managed with LAA transcatheter obliteration is illustrated. TEE allowed identification and accurate definition of the LAA device leakage.
A 45-year-old male smoker presented with extensive non-healing ulcerations and an occluded right CFA. His left forearm had contractures from a prior stroke. We describe a combined radial-tibial access revascularization strategy.
We assess the utility of intraprocedural reinfusion of blood aspirated during MitraClip implantation.
To evaluate the clinical features and outcomes of patients with anemia undergoing percutaneous peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) in a contemporary registry, we evaluated the differences in the clinical features and outcomes of patients with and…
Patients with annular areas just above nominal Sapien 3 (S3) valve areas are at increased risk of over-sizing if a larger valve is implanted. We therefore evaluated the rate of permanent pacemaker implantation associated with avoiding over-sizing by…
Radiation dose was compared between two modern imaging systems with different x-ray tube technology (Megalix vs Gigalix) and detector type (amorphous vs crystalline silicon) at the same institution in pediatric patients.