Monthly Archives: February 2014

Shortening the Learning Curve Is Key for Increased Adoption of Transradial Primary PCI

By Kurt G. Barringhaus, MD, FSCAI Director, Transradial Program UMassMemorial Health Center Five years ago we stopped denying the facts. The heightened acuity of patients presenting to our center was placing them at risk for developing periprocedural bleeding.  Although our … Continue reading

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Facilitating Difficult Transseptal Advancement of a Large Diameter Sheath in the Left Atrium during Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

  By Giulio Conte, MD, Gian-Battista Chierchia, MD and Pedro Brugada, MD, PhD (Cardiovascular Division, UZ Brussel-VUB, Brussels, Belgium) PV isolation by means of cryoballoon (CB) ablation is becoming an increasingly popular procedure for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation … Continue reading

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Reevaluation of the Indications for Permanent Pacemaker Implantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

By Julie Bjerre Thygesen Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has during the past 10 years developed into a treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered at high or extreme surgical risk. Since TAVI may expand into intermediate … Continue reading

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