Monthly Archives: October 2013

Coronary Perforation During PCI is Bad, But Tamponade is Worse – Prevent and Treat!

By  John Stathopoulos Since my interventional cardiology fellowship I realized that – except hating to have a patient develop a complication – in order to provide efficient and beneficial to the patient therapy we need to minimize the complications occurrence … Continue reading

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Applying Lessons Learned from TAVR Access Route Management to Transvenous Procedures After Large-Caliber Sheath Removal

by Wolfgang Schillinger, University Medical Center of Göttingen, Germany In the early days of MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Inc) therapy, a renowned cardiologist, I believe it was Karl-Heinz Kuck, but I do not exactly remember, called MitraClip one of the most … Continue reading

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New Technique: A Leopard That Can Change Its Spots

By Kazuhiro Ashida, MD, PhD Heavily calcified plaque often requires the use of plaque modification prior to stenting to achieve optimal results. Typically, this is performed via use of a Rotablator system. However, Rotablation requires specific techniques and specialty wires, … Continue reading

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Primum non nocere

by Hande Oktay Tureli As physicians, we probably all have an almost innate fear of making matters worse while trying to help our patients. The maxim of “first, do no harm” is invoked when considering an intervention that carries a … Continue reading

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PDA Closure Refined: A Simplified Transcatheter Solution

By Liang-long Chen, MD, PhD, FACC During my training in the mid-1980s and in my early years as a clinical and research cardiologist before 1990, surgical ligation first described by Gross and Hubbard in 1939 remained the major treatment of … Continue reading

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A note from Dr. Richard Shaw, Editor-in-Chief To provide more in-depth coverage of this important area, we are introducing a new section of the Journal that will focus on peripheral vascular disease. It is my pleasure to introduce Dr Jihad … Continue reading

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