The new Editor-in-Chief has the floor When celebrating its 25th anniversary, in 2018, the Revista Brasileira de Cardiologia Invasiva went through a major reformulation process. It was led by Áurea Chaves, our current Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, in an attempt to overcome the challenges brought by new communication tools, and characterized by agility in reporting scientific news and contents. With this purpose, the publication became the Journal of Transcatheter Interventions . Considering the profusion of new medical journals, particularly in the field […]
ABSTRACT Severe mitral stenosis is associated to congestive symptoms, increased pulmonary artery pressure, atrial fibrillation, and thromboembolic events. Among the treatment options, balloon mitral valve repair is the first choice in patients with favorable anatomy. We report a case of mitral valve repair using balloon in a patient with severe mitral stenosis and suprasystemic pulmonary hypertension (systolic pressure of pulmonary artery estimated at 135mmHg). Valve surgery was contraindicated due to functional class III (NYHA), after hospitalization for ischemic stroke.
ABSTRACT Introduction The recently described distal puncture of the left radial artery through the anatomical snuffbox (radial fossa) can be considered a refinement of the original technique. Its potential benefit is greater comfort to patients and operators, as well as maintenance of blood flow through the superficial palmar arch, in case of radial artery occlusion. Our goal was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of this new approach. Methods A prospective registry of patients who underwent invasive diagnostic or therapeutic […]