Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 TAVR highlights and bibliography

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement was covered extensively in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology (JIC) during 2012. Together with our special section editor, Howard Herrmann, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania, the following articles covering various aspects of transcatheter treatment of … Continue reading

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Dr. Oz Show Highlights Transradial Cardiac Catheterization

Increase in Patient Demand for “Wrist Cardiac Catheterization” Is Expected An upsurge in patient demand for transradial angioplasty is expected now that Dr. Oz has highlighted the approach on a recent episode of his popular national program. In a segment … Continue reading

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6 Fr IABP placed via brachial approach…

Recent remarkable developments in PCI devices make it possible to treat ever more complex lesions. Use of the 6 Fr brachial IABP access for prophylactic use in triple-vessel and left main interventions is a new approach discussed in detail in … Continue reading

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Apple lists top apps for medical professionals

Many surveys have reported that healthcare professionals are early and avid adopters of mobile devices and apps, this is probably especially true for interventional cardiologists where rapidly-changing technology is part of daily patient treatment. Apple has released a list of … Continue reading

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Statistics and a little respect …..

Two recent editorials discuss the somewhat unsatisfying results from the RESPECT trial. The study enrolled patients with cryptogenic stroke and a PFO to optimal medical therapy or to PFO closure with the Amplatzer PFO occluder device. Discussion points include patient … Continue reading

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