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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With or Without Percutaneous Coronary Artery Revascularization Strategy: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
Background Recent recommendations suggest that in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation and coexistent significant coronary artery disease, theExpand
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Long-term follow-up of elective chronic total coronary occlusion angioplasty: analysis from the U.K. Central Cardiac Audit Database.
BACKGROUND Chronic total occlusion (CTO) is common, being reported in 18% to 30% of patients undergoing coronary angiography. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is usually performed to relieveExpand
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Echocardiography in differentiating tuberculous from chronic idiopathic pericardial effusion
Tuberculous pericarditis continues to have a high incidence in developing countries. Despite effective antimicrobial treatment and improved public health in developed countries, there has been aExpand
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Does a Patent Foramen Ovale Influence Cognitive Function in Dialysis Patients?
Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis treatment have poorer cognitive function than age- and sex-matched controls. One proposed mechanism is cerebral microembolisation due toExpand
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Ischaemic heart disease – a selected review of recent developments
Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to highlight important and interesting advances in the field of ischaemic heart disease that have occurred over the last 18 months. It is focused onExpand
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5-Fr sheathless transradial cardiac catheterization using conventional catheters and balloon assisted tracking; a new approach to downsizing.
BACKGROUND While the uptake of transradial access site is growing, there are concerns about associated radial injury. We report a feasibility study of a technique that enables both 5Fr diagnostic andExpand
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Radial artery perforation treated with balloon tracking and guide catheter tamponade - A case series.
A 78year old woman was admitted with an acute coronary syndrome. She underwent coronary angiography via the left radial artery which was complicated by a guide catheter induced radial arteryExpand
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Patent foramen ovale, dialysis and microembolization
Background:  Haemodialysis (HD) circuits are known to produce microemboli. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) may be important in HD patients by allowing right to left intracardiac shunting of microemboliExpand
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Guidewire‐Induced coronary perforation successfully treated with subcutaneous fat embolisation: A simple technique available to all
A 62‐year‐old man presented with an anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention to an occluded diagonal artery. Following stenting, a type IIIExpand
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Reply: Long-term follow-up of elective chronic total coronary occlusion angioplasty.
In the paper by George et al. (1), regarding the clinical outcome after chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the methods have been described with insufficientExpand
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