Issue Highlights

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 21:51
We present a case that demonstrates the versatility of the JETSTREAM Atherectomy System in treating a complex clinical and anatomical situation in a patient with critical limb ischemia (CLI). | Read More
Sun, 05/08/2016 - 23:30
The current hybrid algorithm approach to CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) uses a combination of antegrade and retrograde techniques to facilitate wire crossing and procedural success. In the early stages of adopting this approach, some operators may use an antegrade-only approach. The use of specialty catheters and wires may facilitate engagement and crossing of the proximal cap. | Read More
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:02
Between the RUNTHROUGH Extra Floppy Guidewire and the RUNTHROUGH Hypercoat Guidewire, I rarely reach for another wire. I am successful 98% of the time with those two wires alone.  | Read More


Fri, 05/27/16 - 8:41am

By Andrew Spence, May 27, 2016 — A small sensor to ensure correct compression is maintained throughout surgery could be the key to reducing th

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Tue, 05/24/16 - 9:26am

Adherence to Protocols Results in a 40% Reduction in Risk-adjusted Bleeding Event Rates Across the CHI System; Data Presentation

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Mon, 05/23/16 - 1:06pm

Maternal smoking is number-one cause of low-birthweight babies, while breast milk may be protective.

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Mon, 05/23/16 - 9:36am

Document addresses use of two new heart failure medications

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Stanley C. Mannino, MD, and Cherian John, MD, Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, West Virginia 

In this report, we demonstrate that excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) can be performed robotically to restore flow to severely stenosed vessels. 

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Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2016   |   1,272 reads

Arnold Seto, MD, MPA, Chief, Cardiology, Long Beach VA Medical Center, Long Beach, California 


Experts in error analysis tell us that the old adage “to err is human” is completely correct, and that anyone can make an error or slip, especially if placed in a challenging environment. The cath lab is a particularly stressful environment.

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Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2016   |   1,709 reads

CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. 

This month, Dr. Mustapha interviews Craig Walker, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 
LSU School of Medicine; New Orleans, Louisiana
Founder, President and Medical Director, 
Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Houma, Louisiana.

Why are collateral vessels so valuable in CLI patients?

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Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2016   |   1,110 reads

The Skirball Center for Innovation (SCI) at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) Interventional Innovation Corner is headed by section editor Juan F. Granada, MD, Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, New York.

Over the last decade, we have observed the natural confluence of digital technologies and healthcare, and this trend will only continue to expand over time. The most exciting aspect of this new technological revolution is how patients are becoming empowered to take control over their own healthcare, and these patient-healthcare interfaces will continue to improve and disrupt the system in the near future.

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Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2016   |   1,342 reads

Megan Kennison, RCIS, Katie Della Mora, RCIS, Colleen Lucier, BS, RCIS, Janice Norville, MSN, MSBA, RN, Josh Barsaleau, BSN, RN, Stanley Chetcuti, MD, FACC, Ann Arbor, Michigan


The Frankel Cardiovascular Center has 4 cardiac catheterization laboratories that are used for a variety of coronary, peripheral and structural procedures. These labs complement the 2 hybrid rooms we use in the OR suite and the 5 electrophysiology rooms. In addition, the Cardiac Procedures Unit has started construction on our hybrid OR suite, to be completed in early 2017.

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Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2016   |   1,737 reads