Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 47, Issue 2

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 47, Issue 2 of the Journal features the following articles:


Peabody’s Corner

The Comfort of Destiny
Jeremy A. Ross 



Texas Heart Institute Medal and the Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement in Cardiovascular Disease


Clinical Investigation

Predicting Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus from Left Atrial Volume and Confirmation by Computed Tomography with Delayed Enhancement
Kazuhiro Osawa, Rine Nakanishi, Indre Ceponiene, Negin Nezarat, William J. French, and Matthew J. Budoff.

Histologic Abnormalities of the Ascending Aorta: Effects on Aortic Remodeling after Intracardiac Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot
Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Lakshmi Kumari Sankhyan, Sheil Avneesh, Ruma Ray, Mani Kalaivani, Suruchi Hasija, and Abhinavsingh Chauhan.


Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Cardio-Oncology and Beyond
Raymundo A. Quintana, Linh P. Bui, Rohit Moudgil, MD, Nicolas Palaskas, Saamir Hassan, Jun-ichi Abe, Elie Mouhayar, Syed Wamique Yusuf, Antonieta Hernandez, and Jose Banchs.

Warm Blood Cardioplegia for Myocardial Protection: Concepts and Controversies
Taylor M. James, Marcos Nores, John A. Rousou, Nicole Lin, and Sotiris C. Stamou. 


Modified Danielson Technique for Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis and Aortoventricular Discontinuity
Gianfranco Filippone, Claudia Calia, Mario Finazzo, Fabio Fazzari, Giovanni Caruana, and Vincenzo Argano.



9th Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium

9th Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium (★ CME Information)

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Current Challenges and New Hope
Efstratios Koutroumpakis, and David Aguilar.

The Way to a Woman’s Heart: Assessing, Personalizing, and Reclassifying Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Female Patients
Jing Liu, Anum Saeed, Aliza Hussain, and Salim S. Virani.

Acute Coronary Syndrome in Women: An Overview
Briana T. Costello, and George A. Younis. 


Defining the Role of MitraClip Therapy for Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Faisal H. Cheema, Pranav Loyalka, and  Keshava Rajagopal.


CME Assessment Questions

Case Series

Transcatheter Coil Embolization in 17 Patients with 22 Coronary Artery Fistulas
Ismail Ates, Zeynettin Kaya, Deniz Mutlu, Zehra I. Akyildiz, Necmettin Korucuk, Doruk C. Karaaslan, Sibel Kulaksizoglu, and Mehmet Cilingiroglu.



Case Reports

Chronic Inferior Vena Cava Filter Thrombosis: Endovascular Treatment and One-Year Follow-Up with Intravascular Ultrasonography
Andrés Mesa, Eliana Milazzo, Oscar Rivera, Tabata Hernández, and Gilberto Umanzor.


Robotic-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Through Transradial Approach: Experience in 4 Patients with Complex Lesions
Amornpol Anuwatworn, Muhammad Ali Kahn, Tomasz Stys, Marian Petrasko, and Adam Stys. 

Endovascular Repair of a Pseudoaneurysm After Multiple Open Repairs of Aortic Coarctation
Saleh A. Alnasser, Kalyan C. Vunnamadala, Ourania A. Preventza, Joseph S. Coselli, and Kim I. de la Cruz.


Zinc Deficiency as a Reversible Cause of Heart Failure
Hannah Rosenblum, Behnood Bikdeli, Jeffrey Wessler, Aakriti Gupta, and Daniel Louis Jacob. 

Triple-Guidewire Technique for Treating Stent Underexpansion in Severely Calcified Coronary Artery Lesions
Maheedhar Gedela, Shenjing Li, Chirag Desai, Tomasz Stys, and Adam Stys. 

Percutaneous Closure of Paravalvular Leak from a Rocking Mitral Valve in a 74-Year-Old Man at High Surgical Risk
Frank E. Corrigan III, Jose Miguel Iturbe, Stamatios Lerakis, Norihiko Kamioka, Vasilis C. Babaliaros, and Stephen D. Clements, Jr.

Acquired Long QT Syndrome after Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Rare but Potentially Fatal Entity
Samuel S. Gordon, John Hollowed, Justin Hayase, Carlos Macias, Jessica Wang, and Holly R. Middlekauff.


Coronary Anomalies

Anomalous Origin of Left Coronary Artery with Intramural Aortic Course Causing Symptoms in a Teenaged Athlete
Samuel S. Gordon, John Hollowed, Justin Hayase, Carlos Macias, Jessica Wang, MD, and Holly R. Middlekauff, MD.

In Syncope or Sudden Death from Coronary Artery Anomalies, Hypotension and Bradycardia are More Frequent than Ventricular Fibrillation
Paolo Angelini. 

Anomalous Origin of All Coronary Arteries from Right Sinus of Valsalva
Harini Bollempalli, Vijay G. Divakaran, Andrew C. Kontak, and Patricia C. Lee. 


Images In Cardiovascular Medicine

Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Arising from Pulmonary Artery in a Woman with Ventricular Dysfunction
Ayesha Salahuddin, Syed A. Abbas, and Ali N. Zaidi.

Giant Papillary Fibroelastoma Attached to the Left Atrial Septum, Near the Foramen Ovale
Toshimitsu Tsugu, Yuji Nagatomo, Mitsushige Murata, and Shiro Iwanaga.


Uncommon Sense: What Does This Aberrant Pacing Spike Indicate?
Daniel J. Chu, Stephen Pickett, John Allison, and Yochai Birnbaum. 


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.