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OBJECTIVES This study describes the technique, clinical characteristics and results of the first 50 patients undergoing percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy as part of a multicenter registry. BACKGROUND Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy involves the use of a percutaneous balloon dilating catheter to create a nonsurgical pericardial window. METHODS(More)
We describe a case of a woman with severe vascular disease in whom retrograde access to the aortic root was limited by both aortoiliac and axillary disease. Transseptal catheterization was performed in anticipation of percutaneous aortic valvuloplasty. Selective antegrade angiography was successfully performed using catheters introduced through the(More)
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