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June 2012

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Volume 20 Issue 6
SICP Central California Valley Chapter (CCVC) Holds Series of Successful Monthly MeetingsBy Leslie Pollard, RN, BS, SICP CCVC SecretaryThe SICP Central California Valley Chapter (CVCC) has held a series of successful meetings in 2012. Twenty-five peo…
Typical anginal symptoms are characterized by recurrent attacks of retrosternal chest pain brought on by effort and emotion, and relieved by rest or by the administration of nitroglycerine. In 1960, Dr. Prinzmetal and his colleagues described symptom…
We have diagnostic cardiologists who perform the angiograms and find a blockage. Their partners often cannot come back and perform the intervention for several hours. When they come to perform the angioplasty, we have debates about the best way to ex…
Social media. We hear about its growth and see its impact on businesses every day. While many organizations in a variety of industries have been successful in leveraging social media, healthcare has been slower to adopt this tool.
The perfect human prosthetic implant is one that is easily put in, does its job, and then disappears with no residual effects. That would be ideal for a coronary or other vascular stent. When I think about bioabsorbable stents, this is the image that…
The “SAFARI” technique1, or subintimal arterial flossing with antegrade-retrograde intervention, is a method for recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) when subintimal angioplasty fails. Retrograde access is usually obtained via the poplit…
AbstractParavalvular leak (PVL) is a relatively uncommon but potentially serious complication of surgical mitral valve replacement (MVR). In the presence of symptoms, surgical repair of PVL is recommended to prevent consequences such as heart failure…
Case ReportA 68-year-old male with a known history of tobacco abuse, coronary artery disease, and previous myocardial infarction presented to the emergency room after experiencing chest pressure. He had multiple stents placed 10 years prior and addit…
For acute coronary syndrome patients, the PLATO trial showed that ticagrelor was superior to clopidogrel in the reduction of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction and stroke. Dr. Wallentin discusses ticagrelor and the discovery that genetic non…
A 49-year-old gentleman with histThe patient is a 46-year-old gentleman with no prior history of coronary artery disease who presented to the emergency room with six hours of chest pain and an electrocardiogram (EKG) consistent with acute anterior wa…