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Background Controversy exists regarding early reopening and recanalization after successful (complete) coil occlusion of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Methods Patients with successful PDA coil occlusion were reviewed with regard to PDA size and type, coil size, number of coils, and delivery...
Background Myxomas, the most common cardiac tumor in adults, occur in the atria and are prone to embolization. Obstructive valvular tumors in infants occur in pulmonic and aortic valves and generally have a more benign course. Methods We conducted a review of our experience in infants with tumors...
Background In unstable coronary artery disease, both increased troponin T level and occurrence of ST-segment depression are associated with a worse prognosis. In the Fast Revascularisation in InStability in Coronary disease trial II invasive study, we evaluated whether the troponin T level, alone...
Background Although an inverse association has been established between short-term complications of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) and the volume of angioplasty procedures performed by catheterization laboratories, no data are available on the association between laboratory volume and...