BACKGROUND Bivalirudin, with selective use of glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitor agents, is an accepted standard of care in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). We aimed to compare antithrombotic therapy with bivalirudin or unfractionated heparin during this procedure. METHODS In our open-label, randomised controlled trial, we enrolled… (More)
We describe direct and quantitative evidence of free-radical production in the early stage after recanalisation in a patient undergoing primary coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction. After successful initial dilation, the procedure was complicated by re-occlusion of the artery at the same site, with subsequent fall in free-radical generation.… (More)
During attempted removal of an infected permanent pacemaker system, the electrode fractured, leaving the tined tip embedded in the wall of the left subclavian vein. The electrode tip was successfully removed using a Dotter basket retrieval kit.