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Trans-coronary-venous interventions.
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PMID:  20031668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The coronary venous system is routinely targeted during electrophysiological measurements or cardiac resynchronization therapy. However, several novel interventional techniques require coronary venous catheterization and visualization as well as transvenous delivery of devices and/or therapeutic agents. Recent reports suggest the possibility of a transvenous approach for the interventional treatment of refractory angina and mitral valve regurgitation. In addition, the coronary venous system has been used as a route for the delivery of stem cells in patients with left ventricular dysfunction due to ischemic heart disease. We review the potential value of using a coronary venous approach in association with recent therapeutic developments in the interventional treatment of structural and ischemic heart disease. We will also discuss techniques related to coronary venous catheterization.
Tomasz Siminiak; Janusz Lipiecki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1941-7632     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-24     Completed Date:  2010-06-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101499602     Medline TA:  Circ Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Poznan Medical University, Cardiac and Rehabilitation Hospital Kowan?wko, ul. Sanatoryjna 34, 64-600 Kowan?wko k/Obornik Wlkp., Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / methods*
Coronary Vessels / pathology
Drug Delivery Systems
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  therapy*
Myocardial Ischemia / physiopathology,  therapy*
Prostheses and Implants
Stem Cell Transplantation
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / therapy*

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