Due to the patient’s symptoms, a decision was made to proceed with revascularization of the left popliteal artery. The location of the stenosis was not ideal for stenting and, therefore, the lesion was treated with directional atherectomy.
A ruptured sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac anomaly. This patient’s diagnosis was made by recognizing abnormal oxygen saturations during a right heart catheterization shunt run and follow-up transthoracic echocardiogram using color Doppler.
Data from the prospective, randomized Excimer Laser Atherectomy versus Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis (EXCITE ISR) trial was presented on September 16th as a late-breaking clinical trial at the 2014 Transcath…
As the next wave of Pennsylvania hospitals receiving Corazon accreditation for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with off-site open-heart surgery (OHS) await final notifications from the state, we begin to reflect on “how did we get here?”
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