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Interventionalists perform approximately 800,000 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures annually in the United States.
We are a combined lab and including peripheral vascular, we have 6 labs total. We are a fairly high volume lab, doing about 2000 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) a year, including complex chronic total occlusion (CTO) PCI.
CLD talks with Gilbert H. Tang, MD, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program for the Mount Sinai Health System, New York, New York.
A 60 year-old gentleman with longstanding stage D non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and left ventricular ejection fraction of 10% underwent Heartmate II left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation (Abbott) after presenting with acutely decompensated heart failure.
Iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) causes venous outflow obstruction associated with severe symptoms of pain and swelling. Iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) causes venous outflow obstruction associated with severe symptoms of pain and swelling.
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of bifurcation lesions is associated with increased procedural costs, greater complication rates, and worse outcomes compared to PCI of simple coronary lesions.
New valve could change the way patients around the world are treated for aortic valve disease.
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