Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 46, Issue 3

We are excited to share a new issue of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, now available online.

The Texas Heart Institute Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly by the Texas Heart Institute as part of its medical education program. The purpose of the Journal is to educate, with emphasis on the dissemination of information to physicians in practice. For more information, visit the THI Journal pages on our website.

Our medical and scientific experts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that make the THI Journal possible. Members of this group deserve our continuing gratitude and recognition.

Volume 46, Issue 3 of the Journal features the following articles:


Peabody’s Corner

Efrain Rodriguez

Clinical Investigation

Incidence and Predictors of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease and the Role of Cardiac Troponin Assays in Patients with Unstable Angina
Sushan Yang, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Meng Xu, and John A. McPherson

Effective Reduction of Radiation Exposure during Cardiac Catheterization
Alejandro Gutiérrez-Barrios, Hugo Camacho-Galán, Francisco Medina-Camacho, Dolores Cañadas-Pruaño, Antonio Jimenez-Moreno, German Calle-Perez and Rafael Vázquez-García

Special Report

Surgical Thrombectomy for Pulmonary Embolism: Updated Performance Rates and Outcomes
Fahad Alqahtani, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Sami Aljohani, Abdul Tarabishy, Ahmad Almustafa and Mohamad Alkhouli

Adam Christian Thebesius’ Channels into the Human Heart: the Thebesian Veins and the Thebesian Valve
Magdalena Mazurak and Jacek Kusa

Case Series

Low Incidence of Pump-Related Infections in Jarvik 2000 Ventricular Assist Device Recipients with a Subcostal Driveline Exit Site
George V. Letsou, Jatin Anand, Erinn Ogburn, Rohan M. Shah, Anand V. Ganapathy, William E. Cohn, Gabriel Loor and O.H. Frazier

EndoAnchors Minimize Endoleaks in Chimney-Graft Endovascular Repair of Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Edgar Luis Galiñanes, Eduardo A. Hernandez-Vila and Zvonimir Krajcer

Aortic Valve Replacement in 8 Adults with Anomalous Aortic Origin of Coronary Artery
Abdallah K. Alameddine, Brian J. Binnall, Frederick T. Conlin and Patrick J. Broderick

Case Reports

MitraClip Deployed via Left Femoral Vein in an 85-Year-Old Woman with Mitral Regurgitation
Mohan Mallikarjuna Rao Edupuganti, Deniz Mutlu, David M. Mego, Kostas Marmagkiolis and Mehmet Cilingiroglu

The Man with 2 Hearts: 25 Years from Heterotopic to Orthotopic Heart Transplantation
Elizabeth L. Godfrey, Michael L. Kueht, Abbas Rana and O.H. Frazier

Sinoatrial Arrest Caused by Ticagrelor after Angioplasty in a 62-Year-Old Woman with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Fan Ye, Burton V. Silverstein, Michael Jansen, Christopher L. Bray and Arthur C. Lee

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Interposed Coronary Graft Stenosis after Modified Bentall Procedure in a Teenaged Boy with Takayasu Arteritis
Hiroki Ikenaga, Satoshi Kurisu and Yasuki Kihara

Transcatheter Closure of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm with Double-Disc Perimembranous VSD Occluder in Man with Mechanical Aortic Valve
Liang Tang, Sheng-Hua Zhou and Zhen-Fei Fang

Infective Endocarditis of a Left Ventricular Myxoma in a Heroin User
Neil Patel, Derya Arkonac, Shunsuke Aoi and Dennis Finkielstein

Use of Computed Tomography to Distinguish Thrombus from Pannus on a Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve
Jessica V. Kealhofer, Jeremy S. Markowitz and Prabhjot S. Nijjar

Low Origin of the Coronary Arteries and a Small Aortic Annulus Complicating Aortic Valve Replacement
Milinda Withana, Carlo Uribe, Igor D. Gregoric and Paolo Angelini

Coronary Anomalies

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery in a Neonate with Turner Syndrome and Aortic Arch Hypoplasia
Bryan P. Stefek, Jason R. Imundo and Joseph B. Clark

Images in Cardiovascular Medicine

Giant Aortic Root Aneurysm in a Patient with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries and Marfan Syndrome
Joshua Saef, Alan C. Braverman, Marc R. Moon and Joseph J. Billadello


Focus on ECGs: Case #19

Osborn Waves: Differential Diagnosis
Akriti G. Jain, Hammad Zafar, Sanjay Jain and Jason D’Souza


Pheochromocytoma: Another Neuroendocrine Tumor that Substantially Affects the Heart
Run Yu


About the Texas Heart Institute Journal

The Texas Heart Institute Journal is published by Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas (ISSN 1526-6702). The Journal was printed under the name of Cardiovascular Diseases from 1974 through 1981 (ISSN 0093-3546). The name was changed to Texas Heart Institute Journal in 1982, and the Journal was printed through 2013 (ISSN 0730-2347). It is indexed by Index Medicus/MEDLINE and by other indexing and abstracting services worldwide.

The statements and opinions expressed in the Texas Heart Institute Journal are those of their authors and are not necessarily those of the Texas Heart Institute Journal, the Texas Heart Institute, the Texas Heart Institute Foundation, or affiliated institutions.