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November 2012

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Volume 20 Issue 11
Founded in 1826, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a non-profit, 1,008-bed tertiary care hospital that receives national and international referrals. The hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital a…
Dr. Liberato Iannone is the Director of Cardiac Catheterization at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He has been in the field of interventional cardiology since its early days. Dr. Syed Ahmed asked Dr. Iannone to share his personal experience in th…
This article features an interview with Brian K. Whisenant, MD, FACC, and Mandy Snyder, NP, TAVR Coordinator, Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the fifth in a series of six articles sponsored b…
Forward: Thomas H. Maloney, RT, RCIS, Richmond, VirginiaPresentation: George W. Vetrovec, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University Pauley Heart Center, Richmond…
A 65-year-old man (CD) with hypertension and hyperlipidemia was referred to a cardiologist for evaluation of exertional chest pain while performing his activities of daily living. The patient had severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring…
Abstract: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred strategy for reperfusion in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction due to superior outcomes compared to fibrinolytic therapy. However, various adjunctive strategies, re…
All across the country, hospitals are responding to the early-phase implementation of healthcare reform by accelerating physician hiring. Today, more than half of practicing U.S.-based physicians are employed by hospitals or integrated delivery syste…
An 82-year-old male with a history of three-vessel coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) 18 years prior underwent cardiac catheterization for the evaluation of non-ST elevation myocardial infraction (MI).  Angiography revealed severe native coronary…
A 63-year-old gentleman with diabetes  has been complaining of typical exertional angina-type chest discomfort and underwent diagnostic angiography earlier in the day.The patient demonstrated an 80 to 90% left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD…