Texas Heart Institute Journal: Volume 48, 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 and also as a continuous publication (NEW in 2021!). 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 48 Issue 2 of the Journal features the following articles:


Arteriovenous Fistula Formation After Transradial Coronary Intervention
Khader Herzallah, MD; Abdulmohsin Ahmadjee, MD; Yehia Saleh, MD; George S. Abela, MD, MSc

Thirty-Year Patency of Sequential Saphenous Vein-to-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Hassan Alkhawam, MD; Michael J. Forsberg, MD

Manual Aspiration Thrombectomy for Embolic Acute Mesenteric Ischemia
Teodora Donisan, MD; Dinu Valentin Balanescu, MD; Cezar Iliescu, MD; Serban Mihai Balanescu, MD, PhD



Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography for Detecting Subclinical Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Patients With Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Rongjuan Li, MD; Jinjie Xie, MD; Bo Jiang, MD; Zhonghua Sun, PhD; Lvya Wang, MD; ZhaotingLeng, MD; Yueli Wang, MD; Ya Yang, MD

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion in Single Coronary Arteries
Jah Yeon Choi, MD, PhD; Seung-Woon Rha, MD, PhD; Byoung Geol Choi, PhD; Se Yeon Choi, BS; Jae Kyeong Byun, MS; Won Young Jang, MD; Woohyeun Kim, MD; Jin Oh Na, MD, PhD; Cheol Ung Choi, MD, PhD; Eung Ju Kim, MD, PhD; Chang Gyu Park, MD, PhD; Hong Seog Seo, MD, PhD

Association Between Morning Surge in Systolic Blood Pressure and SYNTAX Score I in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease
Alaa Quisi, MD; Gokhan Alici, MD; Hazar Harbalioglu, MD; Omer Genc, MD; Ibrahim Halil Kurt, MD; Murat Cayli, MD

Community-Based Physical Rehabilitation After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction
Meiling Xiao, MM; Yinjun Li, MM; Xiaodan Guan, MM



Flecainide-Induced Atrial Flutter With 1:1 Conduction Complicated by Ventricular Fibrillation After Electrical Cardioversion
Timothy Colangelo, MD; Drew Johnson, MD; Reginald Ho, MD

Early-Onset Cardiomyopathy After Pacemaker Implanted in a Preterm Infant With Congenital Complete Heart Block and Anti-Ro/SSA Antibodies
Marium Iqbal, MD; Krishna Kishore Umapathi, MD; Raymond Morales, MD, PhD; Lamya Mubayed, MD, MS; John W. Bokowski, PhD; Osama Eltayeb, MD; Hoang Nguyen, MD, MS

Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation After More Than 5 Years of Circulatory Support and Ventricular Reconditioning
George V. Letsou, MD; Andrew C.W. Baldwin, MD; Andrew B. Civitello, MD; William E. Cohn, MD; O.H. Frazier, MD



Wide-Complex Tachycardia in a Patient With Cardiomyopathy
Ashley Patel, MD; Marwah Shahid, MD; Jordan Chaisson, MD; Nilesh Mathuria, MD



Another Mention of Thebesian Veins in the Heart: Should It Be the Last?
Paolo Angelini, MD; Carlo Uribe, MD

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.