Basic principles of rotablation Rotablation or rotational atherectomy uses a diamond coated burr to debulk complex atherosclerotic plaques which are difficult to treat with conventional balloon angioplasty. The
Neoatherosclerosis Neointimal proliferation can occur within a coronary stent. Chronic inflammation within the neointima with infiltration of macrophages leads to neoatherosclerosis and result in in-stent restenosis. Disruption of
ISCHEMIA Trial – Review International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness With Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) trial was funded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and others.
Fetal and transitional circulation Fetal circulation is different from adult circulation. The changes occurring soon after birth constitutes transitional circulation. Respiratory gas exchange in the fetus occurs in
Major aortopulmonary collateral arteries Major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCA) occur in cyanotic congenital heart diseases with decreased pulmonary blood flow (tetralogy of Fallot like physiology). They are a