Monthly Archives: September 2014

Good News for Radialists in Terms of Radiation Exposure: But Please Do Your Best to Protect Yourselves and Your Patients!

The transradial approach (TRA), mostly right-sided, has been the first choice in our laboratory for about 10 years. We started in 2004 and, in a couple of years, the transition was done. Not only interventional cardiologists but also, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Have to Go Back to the Beginning

If you do enough diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, you expect to see a few coronary anomalies or unusual coronary anatomies such as the multivessel giant aneurysms described in our case report in this month’s issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. … Continue reading

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“Very” Very Late Stent Thrombosis

The field of interventional cardiology was born on the shoulders of Andreas Gruentzig, MD, who performed the first balloon angioplasty in 1977.  Despite the initial skepticism toward the procedure, balloon angioplasty became a commonplace treatment of coronary artery disease.  Due … Continue reading

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Degenerated Stentless Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve: Transcutaneous aortic Valve-in-Valve Implantation

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an established procedure for the treatment of patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) at prohibitive or high operative risk for conventional surgical valve replacement (sAVR), improving survival and quality of life. Since the … Continue reading

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