Issue Highlights

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:42
Prior to bailing out to an alternative approach, we hypothesized that doing the exact opposite might gain us access to the AA. After several minutes of fluoroscopy and extensive deep inspirations disallowed navigation, a single deep expiration allowed our wire and catheter access into the AA with minimal fluoroscopy. | Read More
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:44
Here we describe our experience in the first 200 consecutive patients to undergo DRA access in the cardiac catheterization laboratory of Rockdale Medical Center (Conyers, Georgia)3, over half of whom had acute coronary syndrome. | Read More
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:30
The newest device that we have been able to use has been the 220 mm length version of the Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (BD/Bard). We have used this product since it launched in August and have done six cases thus far, all with great results. | Read More




Anne Snow, RN, Jessica Edwards, RN, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Sentara RMH Medical Center (SRMH) is a 238-bed hospital serving a seven-county area. SRMH is a Magnet hospital. Our cath lab is multidisciplinary, combining cath, vascular, electrophysiology (EP), and most recently, the addition of our new hybrid operating room (OR).

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Volume 26 - Issue 12 - December 2018   |   533 reads

Sameer Mehta, MD, FACC, MBA, Maria Isabel Acosta, MD, Claudia Lopez, MD, Gladys Pinto, MD, Daniel Vieira, MD, Mario Alberto Torres, MD, Haytham Aboushi, MD, Alejandra Frauenfelder, MD, Jorge Mazzini, MD, Francisco Nola, MD, Cristina Matheus, MD, Daniel Espina, MD, Francisco Fernandez, MBA, Carlos Villagran, MsC, Sebastian Niklitschek, PhD

Division of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Lumen Foundation,  Miami, Florida 

This article will serve as an introduction for cardiologists and for other healthcare providers regarding AI’s presence in the world of medicine.

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Volume 26 - Issue 12 - December 2018   |   594 reads

Ross Swanson, Executive Vice President, Corazon, Inc.

We have worked extensively with hospitals in three strategic areas, including: 1) re-engineering cardiovascular service line infrastructure; 2) enhancing existing cardiovascular facilities or building entirely new ones; and 3) renewing focus on cardiovascular quality outcomes through accreditation.

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Volume 26 - Issue 12 - December 2018   |   195 reads

Kyle Macdonald, BS, Kirk Minkus, MD, Charles Jost, MD, MS, 

Mountain Vista Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona

Here, we will discuss the use of excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) for an uncrossable obstruction due to stent fracture and in-stent restenosis (ISR).

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Volume 26 - Issue 12 - December 2018   |   557 reads

Richard R. Heuser, MD, Grant M. Gordon, MD, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

In this case, we describe use of the Flash Ostial System (Ostial Corporation), designed specifically to treat ostial lesions, particularly those with calcific and resistant stenoses.

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Volume 26 - Issue 12 - December 2018   |   409 reads