Issue Highlights

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 22:40
We present this case of complex PCI of a subacute/chronic total circumflex occlusion at a Medina 1,1,1 bifurcation using a novel “Laocoön strategy” — a two-stent technique utilizing non-DES systems (Tryton bifurcation stent, Tryton Medical, and a Cobra PzF nanocoated stent, CeloNova Biosciences). | Read More
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 22:01
The patient was transported to Princeton Baptist Medical Center (Birmingham, Alabama) for intervention with cardiogenic shock, severe mitral regurgitation, worsening respiratory failure, and increasing pulmonary edema. | Read More
Sun, 11/04/2018 - 21:17
In this case, we discuss the use of a vein graft that was not only degenerated, but also had a contained, ruptured pseudoaneurysm. The case review also addresses the various challenges posed by this conduit and the steps that were taken to overcome these challenges. | Read More



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Amy Newell, Vice President, Corazon, Inc.

Given the rapidly evolving healthcare reimbursement landscape, the question is no longer “if” accreditation of clinical programs will be required, but rather, “when.” The sooner this effort is launched, the sooner improvements will be realized on behalf of the organization and its patients.

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Volume 26 - Issue 11 - November 2018   |   105 reads

Nachiket J. Patel, MD, and Richard R. Heuser, MD

Phoenix Heart Center, Phoenix, Arizona

We present a case that describes an additional application of the CrossLock catheter. In this case, we first access a superficial femoral artery (SFA) total occlusion via an antegrade approach using a standard sheath.

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Volume 26 - Issue 11 - November 2018   |   325 reads

Leighanne M. Meade, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, CCRN

A QI project was launched in order to develop and implement a preprocedural hydration protocol, with the goal of lowering the lab’s CIN rate.

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Volume 26 - Issue 11 - November 2018   |   133 reads

Bridget Spinney, BRST, RT(R), Assistant Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology; 

Mary Wagner, RN, BSN, NE-BC, Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology, Cincinnati, Ohio

The greatest attributes of our staff include their flexibility in a quickly changing environment, and ability to attend to the complexity and volume of our cases.

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Volume 26 - Issue 11 - November 2018   |   264 reads

This is a strong point of the study — that it shows the potential safety in discharging elective PCI patients at least 45-50% of the time, because some hospitals are doing it safely, while other hospitals are lagging behind.

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Volume 26 - Issue 11 - November 2018   |   224 reads