Monthly Archives: June 2014

In-Stent Anchoring Technique

By:  Xiaohui Zhao Kissing-balloon (KB) inflation has been deeply investigated and variably recommended to optimize stent apposition, correct stent deformation or distortion, reduce angiographic side-branch (SB) (re)stenosis, and improve outcomes. However, KB is potentially difficult, with a success rate that … Continue reading

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CAS Induced by Intracoronary Acetylcholine is Not Always Associated with Endothelial Dysfunction

By Seung-Woon Rha, MD, PhD; Director, Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital Kang-Yin Chen, MD, PhD; Cardiology Department, the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University Coronary artery spasm (CAS) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of vasospastic angina and … Continue reading

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Is Angiography Safe in Aortic Aneurysm Patients with CAD?

Zachary M. Gertz, MDDirector of Structural Heart Disease, VCU Pauley Heart CenterAssistant Professor, VCU School of Medicine Because of our center’s high surgical volume with ascending aortic aneurysms, we have performed coronary angiography on a large cohort of these patients. … Continue reading

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