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Wallstents are being used increasingly in conjunction with balloon dilatation for treatment of iliac vein stenosis. Stent misplacement or migration is a complication of the procedure, and may be symptomatic and warrant repositioning or removal. We report the case of a patient whose iliac vein...
A previously healthy patient developed late compartment syndrome in the cardiac intensive care unit after a brachial artery puncture due to acute heparinization after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stent implantation. The cardiologists recognized the problem...
Fibrinolytic therapy for the treatment of ST‐segment elevation myocardial infarction unquestionably reduces mortality when administered within 12 hours of symptom onset. By promptly restoring antegrade perfusion, infarct size is limited, ventricular function is less compromised, and mortality...
The consistent message that emerges from virtually every recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) trial is that the old “standard” of using aspirin and unfractionated heparin (UFH) can be considerably improved upon. Low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) (most notably enoxaparin) are emerging as a...
It is clear that survival and better outcomes after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are dependent on rapid, complete, and sustained reperfusion of the affected myocardium. Thrombolytic therapy is currently the most common reperfusion strategy in AMI, however, a significant proportion of...
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