Jeffrey M. Schussler

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The transradial approach for coronary angiography and angioplasty, while not new, is gaining momentum again as a viable alternative to the transfemoral approach. While technically it may have some challenges, there are significant benefits including reduced patient discomfort, improved time to ambulation, reduction in costs, and reduction in potentially(More)
INTRODUCTION Reverse takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a rare variant of classic takotsubo cardiomyopathy that presents within a different patient profile and with its own hemodynamic considerations. Its recognition is important for prognostic, evaluation and treatment considerations. CASE PRESENTATION Case 1: A 69-year-old Caucasian woman presented with(More)
Primary sarcomas of the great vessels (aorta, pulmonary artery, and inferior vena cava (IVC)) are exceedingly rare. We report a rare case of an undifferentiated intimal sarcoma of the IVC with extension to the right atrium, adrenal, and renal veins. The patient underwent extensive resection, reconstruction of the IVC, and subsequent adjuvant chemotherapy.(More)
We describe a 55-year-old man who presented with a stroke resulting from active infective endocarditis (IE) involving a heavily calcified bicuspid aortic valve. The case highlights the infrequency of IE involving a heavily calcified valve, the inability of the infection to penetrate the calcific deposits, and the ability of the infection to spread to the(More)
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