Monthly Archives: September 2013

Complications after PDA Closure: A Coarctation Situation

Arpan R. Doshi, MD We present a patient who had closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with a Gianturco-Grifka Vascular Occlude Device (GGVOD) in early infancy. Although the patient was reported to have mild gradient after PDA closure, it was … Continue reading

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When a Surgeon Doesn’t Want Surgery

Michael S. Lee and Kamran Shamsa A colleague of mine referred me a delightful 89-year old retired general surgeon. He suffered an NSTEMI at an outside hospital and underwent cardiac catheterization, which revealed severe stenosis of the distal left main … Continue reading

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Understanding the Role of Calcium in Stent Strut Malapposition: An OCT Analysis

By Alistair C. Lindsay, MD, PhD Stent strut malapposition is a risk factor for stent thrombosis and restenosis, ultimately leading to higher rates of recurrent clinical events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).  While intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has traditionally … Continue reading

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Interventionists and Congenital Heart Disease

By Richard E. Shaw, PhD, FACC, FACA It is with great pleasure that I introduce a new special section of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology called Intervention in Congenital Heart Disease. The section editor is a longtime colleague of mine, … Continue reading

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Using Large Bore Catheters via the Radial Approach

By Paul Williams Transradial access for coronary intervention is rapidly increasing in popularity worldwide but, despite the many advantages of this approach, the small calibre of the radial artery is considered by some to be a major limitation to performing … Continue reading

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