Self-Expanding Coronary Stents: Rationale, Clinical Status, Future Prospects

Self-Expanding Coronary Stents: Rationale, Clinical Status, Future Prospects

October 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM 0 comments

*Rainer Wessely,1 Giovanni Amoroso2 1. Cologne Cardiovascular and Chest Center, Cologne, Germany 2. Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands *Correspondence to rwessely@web.de Disclosure: Prof Dr R. Wessely and Dr G. Amoroso have received minimal consulting speaker fees from STENTYS. Support: The publication of this article was funded by STENTYS. TheRead More

Hypertension Care: It’s Time to Act

Hypertension Care: It’s Time to Act

March 3, 2015 at 9:11 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 30th August 2014  (15.30-17.00), as part of the European Society of  Cardiology’s Annual International Congress Chairpersons: Josep Redòn,1 Anthony Heagerty2 Speakers: Michel Burnier,3 Luis M. Ruilope,4 Roland Schmieder,5  Thomas Weiss,6 Massimo Volpe7 1. Hospital Clinico, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain 2. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester,Read More

Editor’s Pick: State of the Art of Aortic Valve Implantation: Indications, Outcomes, and Controversies

Editor’s Pick: State of the Art of Aortic Valve Implantation: Indications, Outcomes, and Controversies

February 24, 2015 at 9:55 AM 0 comments

I would like to highlight the paper by Salinas et al. because it provides a comprehensive and exhaustive review on the state of the art of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).  During the last decade TAVI has revolutionised the cardiovascular field and currently represents a well-established treatment strategy for selectedRead More

Cost-Effectiveness of a Novel Self-Apposing Stent in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in France

Cost-Effectiveness of a Novel Self-Apposing Stent in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in France

February 24, 2015 at 9:50 AM 0 comments

*Lieven Annemans,1 Johanne Silvain,2 Gilles Montalescot2,3 1. I-CHER Interuniversity Centre for Health Economics Research, Ghent University,  Department of Public Health, Gent, Belgium 2. Department of Cardiology, CHU La Pitié-Salpêtrière (AP-HP), Paris, France; ACTION study group 3. University of Paris, Paris, France *Correspondence to lieven.annemans@ugent.be Disclosure: L.A. is a consultant toRead More

Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Mitral Valve Prolapse: Fact or Fiction?

Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Mitral Valve Prolapse: Fact or Fiction?

February 24, 2015 at 9:45 AM 0 comments

*Christina Attenhofer Jost,1 Matthias Greutmann,2 Heidi M. Connolly,3 Barbara Naegeli,1 Anja Faeh-Gunz,1 Christoph Scharf,1 Reto Candinas,1 Emanuela Valsangiacomo Buechel,4 Roland Weber,4 Christian Binggeli,1 Olaf Franzen,1 Argelia Medeiros-Domingo5 1. Cardiovascular Centre Zurich, Klinik Im Park, Zurich, Switzerland 2. University Heart Centre, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 3. CardiovascularRead More

Functional Mitral Regurgitation: If the Myocardium Is Guilty Do We Also Need to ‘Rehabilitate’ the Valve?

Functional Mitral Regurgitation: If the Myocardium Is Guilty Do We Also Need to ‘Rehabilitate’ the Valve?

February 24, 2015 at 9:38 AM 0 comments

*Martino Pepe,1 Valeria Paradies,1 Fabrizio Resta,1 Alessandro Cafaro,1 Francesco Bartolomucci,2 Filippo Masi,1 Donato Quagliara,1 Stefano Favale1 1. Unità Operativa Cardiologia Universitaria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico di Bari, Bari, Italy 2. Unità Operativa Cardiologia, Ospedale Bonomo, Andria, Italy *Correspondence to drmartinopepe@libero.it Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 05.11.14 Accepted: 15.12.14 Citation: EMJRead More

Transcatheter Options for Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation

Transcatheter Options for Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation

February 24, 2015 at 9:29 AM 0 comments

*Andreas Schaefer, Hendrik Treede, Hermann Reichenspurner,  Lenard Conradi Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany *Correspondence to and.schaefer@uke.de Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 21.11.14 Accepted: 08.01.15 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2015;3[1]:48-56. Abstract Transcatheter therapy for valvular heart disease (VHD) as an alternative for surgery, as theRead More

Circulating Haemoglobin Levels and the Risk of Atherosclerosis in Asian Indian Populations

Circulating Haemoglobin Levels and the Risk of Atherosclerosis in Asian Indian Populations

February 24, 2015 at 9:23 AM 0 comments

Jeetesh V. Patel,1,2,3 Paul J. Flinders,3 Avni Vyas,1 Imogen Glover,3  Avithra J. Rajan,3 Dorairaj Prabhakaran,4 Deepak Bhatnagar,1  K. Srinath Reddy,4 Michael I. Mackness,1 J. Kennedy Cruickshank,1  Elizabeth A. Hughes,2 Paul N. Durrington1 1. Clinical Epidemiology & Cardiovascular Medicine Group, University Department of Medicine,  University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 2. SandwellRead More

The Program on the Surgical Control of the Hyperlipidemias (POSCH) and the Lipid Regulatory Hypothesis

The Program on the Surgical Control of the Hyperlipidemias (POSCH) and the Lipid Regulatory Hypothesis

February 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM 0 comments

*William E. Feeman, Jr.,1 Stanley E. Williams,2 Henry Buchwald2 1. The Bowling Green Study, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA 2. Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA *Correspondence to bgs43402@yahoo.com Disclosure: No potential conflicts of interest. Received: 15.09.14 Accepted: 20.01.15 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2015;3[1]:67-76. Abstract Background: The Lipid RegulatoryRead More

How I Treat: Coronary Heart Disease: The Pleiotropic Effects of Statins

How I Treat: Coronary Heart Disease: The Pleiotropic Effects of Statins

February 24, 2015 at 9:11 AM 0 comments

Piergiusto Vitulli,1 Mariangela Peruzzi,1 Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai,1 Ernesto Greco,2 Antonino G. M. Marullo,1 Giacomo Frati1,3 1. Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy 2. Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrological, Anesthesiological, and Geriatric Sciences, Policlinico Umberto I-Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy 3. Department of AngioCardioNeurology, IRCCS Neuromed,Read More