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BOOM: A New Technique Guided by OCT

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
Evan Shlofmitz, DO
Bifurcation lesions continue to pose many challenges to successful PCI and optimal outcomes. Multiple strategies and techniques have been described…
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Gaining Access: Tips for Transpedal and Tibial Access

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
J.A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Alternative access such as transpedal and tibial access is important in the practice of vascular intervention today. For example, in long chronic…
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Wanted: A Hybrid Peripheral CTO Algorithm

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2017
J.A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
The comparison of peripheral chronic total occlusions and coronary CTOs is like comparing apples to oranges. There are many factors that…
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Reassessment of the Era After the Radial Revolution

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2017
Michael S. Lee, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Approximately 5 years ago, there was a “call to arms” by interventionalists who argued that transradial access should be the default…
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Transradial Access: What the Guidelines Say

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2017
Guideline Name: Guidelines for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients Presenting without Persistent ST-Segment Elevation …
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Transitioning from Transfemoral to Transradial: Why the Radial Approach is Here to Stay

Cardiology Today's Intervention, March/April 2015
William H. Crowder
The transition from a transfemoral to a transradial practice can be a daunting challenge for an interventional cardiologist. This is especially true…