Monthly Archives: December 2013

GuideLiner Catheter for Aspiration Thrombectomy in Acute Myocardial Infarction

By Naveen Rajpurohit Aspiration thrombectomy in acute myocardial infarction has been an area of controversy. Manual aspiration thrombectomy has a “Class IIa indication” in STEMI per ACC/AHA STEMI guidelines.(1) Meta-analysis by Dr. Kumbhani, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center … Continue reading

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Radial Artery Access for Dummies

Jonathan Roberts, MD Radial artery access for cardiac cath lab procedures is becoming the preferred access site by many operators. Successfully ‘sticking’ the radial artery can be one of the most challenging parts of a radial procedure. As an ‘old … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as mass production of science… but what about research?

Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, MD, FSICI-GISEAssistant Professor in CardiologyDepartment of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy During a nice dinner in Bologna, Italy, a few years ago, a colleague currently working in Cleveland once told me, with a … Continue reading

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Going With the Flow: In Vitro Assessment of FFR in >2 Stenoses

By Naritatsu Saito As many physicians know, a simple fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement does not predict the true functional severity of an individual stenosis in multiple sequential coronary stenoses because of the complex fluid dynamic interaction between the stenoses. … Continue reading

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Interventional Stroke Prevention

By Fabian Nietlispach Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) has established as an alternative to oral anticoagulation. Ad hoc LAAO is a patient and resource friendly approach. It warrants reliable angiographic exclusion of thrombus in the left atrial appendage. We demonstrate … Continue reading

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