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Does Newer Mean Better?

Neil Ruparelia, DPhil, MRCP1,2;  Azeem Latib, MD1; and Antonio Colombo, MD1 1San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy 2Imperial College, London, United Kingdom Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has rapidly expanded following the first reported case in 2002 to now being … Continue reading

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Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Thrombosis in an All-Comer Population

By Lorenzo Azzalini, MD MSc, and Philippe L. L’Allier, MD Interventional Cardiology, Department of Medicine Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) are considered by some as the third great revolutionary advance in the field of interventional … 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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“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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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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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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Coronary Perforation During PCI is Bad, But Tamponade is Worse – Prevent and Treat!

By  John Stathopoulos Since my interventional cardiology fellowship I realized that – except hating to have a patient develop a complication – in order to provide efficient and beneficial to the patient therapy we need to minimize the complications occurrence … Continue reading

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