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Spotlight on Pericardiocentesis

This month’s issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology features two articles on the topic of pericardiocentesis. The first article, by Lakhter et al, is an Original Contribution on the procedural success and safety of pericardiocentesis using continuous ultrasonographic visualization … 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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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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A promise for successful stent delivery

By Satoshi Takeshita    The pursuit of miniaturization of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) devices in efforts to deliver less invasive angioplasty is part of the changing times. In fact, in the early years of PCI, 9-10 Fr guiding catheters were used, … Continue reading

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CTO PCI: Meeting the Challenge of a Distal Cap Bifurcation

By Emmanouil Brilakis, MD   The main challenge with chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is crossing the lesion with a guidewire. This can be sometimes be challenging, but with use of contemporary equipment(1,2) and procedural strategies,(2,3) high … Continue reading

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