Monthly Archives: November 2014

From Blackpool With Love….Songs NOT to Play in the Cath Lab

We read with interest the article by Ripley and colleagues  titled “Randomized Controlled Trial on the Impact of Music Therapy during Cardiac Catheterization on Reactive Hyperemia Index and Patient Satisfaction: The Functional Change in Endothelium after Cardiac Catheterization, with and … Continue reading

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New Modified BAT in the Transcatheter Closure of Large Secundum ASD

Large secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs) may lead to congestive heart failure, frequent respiratory infections, and growth retardation in infants, while they may cause the symptoms of fatigue and dyspnea in children. The procedure of transcatheter closure of secundum ASD … Continue reading

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The Use of PCI in the Most Challenging Settings

Recent data have shown promising results for the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) lesions, with no differences in rates of myocardial infarction or death as compared to surgical revascularization. Additionally, PCI has … Continue reading

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