February 2018

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Volume 30 Issue 2
Non-cerebral thromboembolic complications of TAVI are rare, but life threatening. We report a 62-year-old woman with aortic stenosis who qualified for TAVI due to obesity and developed hypotension and bradycardia as a result of thromboembolic occlusi…
This case highlights the value of extensive coronary collaterals in maintaining myocardial viability in severe coronary artery disease, and the role of cardiac MRI in guiding revascularization decisions.
A 79-year-old woman had an atretic LIMA to LAD but without significant LAD stenosis, patent SVG to OM1, patent SVG to RCA, and severe tandem lesions in a very tortuous LCX for which she underwent PCI. Placement of a BMW coronary guidewire into the LC…
Images illustrate 3D reconstruction CT showing fistula arising from the LMCA draining into the SVC. Additional angiographic images show the fistula before and after percutaneous closure with Amplatzer Vascular plugs.
We assessed the impact of intravascular ultrasound/optical coherence tomography on outcomes of patients who underwent orbital atherectomy.
Abstract: Objectives. The intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) is currently an essential tool to improve hemodynamics in patients with advanced heart failure (HF). This study investigated predictors for hemodynamic improvement or stabilization with IABP t…
RADIANT is a prospective, single-center, observational study evaluating operator radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary procedures using electronic dosimeters placed at thorax level.
The authors offer their thoughts on operator radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary procedures.    
We identified patients with multivessel CAD who received CABG or PCI enrolled in the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease (2003 to 2012) and compared the incidence of MACCE between the two groups.  
The hybrid algorithm and contemporary wiring and dissection re-entry techniques can potentially improve long-term outcomes after CTO-PCI. This study assessed the long-term clinical outcomes of the hybrid CTO practice, when applied by operators with v…