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Contemporary Evidence, Treatment Strategies, and Indications for Chronic Total Occlusion-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Contemporary Evidence, Treatment Strategies, and Indications for Chronic Total Occlusion-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

August 31, 2017 at 8:18 AM 0 comments

Deshan Weeraman,1 Nilanka N. Mannakkara,2 *Robert T. Gerber1,2 1. Department of Cardiology, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Eastbourne, UK 2. Department of Cardiology, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, St Leonards-on-Sea, UK *Correspondence to r.gerber@nhs.net Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received:Read More

Fetal Pericardiocentesis

Fetal Pericardiocentesis

August 31, 2017 at 8:17 AM 0 comments

*Raquel Garcia Rodriguez, Raquel Garcia Delgado, Luciana Obreros Zegarra, Yonit Emergui Zhrizen, Marta Armas Roca, Margarita Castellano Medina, Jose Angel Garcia Hernandez Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine Unit, Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, Hospital Universitario Materno Infantil de Canarias, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain *Correspondence to raquelgarciarod@gmail.com Disclosure: The authorsRead More

Editor’s Pick: Current Status of Fully Automated Software with Three-Dimensional Echocardiography for the Quantification of Left Ventricular Function

Editor’s Pick: Current Status of Fully Automated Software with Three-Dimensional Echocardiography for the Quantification of Left Ventricular Function

July 4, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This paper, courtesy of Yang and Takeuchi, provides a timely and well-considered update on the current status of fully-automated software with three-dimensional echocardiography for quantifying left ventricular function. It is inspiring to see how far this technology has developed in recent years, and we look forward to observing its progressionRead More

Stent or Scaffold Thrombosis: Past, Current, and Future Perspectives

Stent or Scaffold Thrombosis: Past, Current, and Future Perspectives

July 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

Hideki Wada,1 Peter C. Mattson,2 *Hiroshi Iwata1 1. Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan 2. Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA *Correspondence to hiroiwata-circ@umin.ac.jp Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 13.03.17 Accepted: 08.15.17 Citation: EMJ IntRead More

Repair of Congenital Heart Defects: Essentials for the Adult Cardiologist

Repair of Congenital Heart Defects: Essentials for the Adult Cardiologist

July 4, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

Andrew H. Constantine,1 Ee Ling Heng,2 *Syed M. Afzal Sohaib1 1. Department of Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare, London, UK 2. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK *Correspondence to s.sohaib@imperial.ac.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 17.05.16 Accepted: 12.05.17 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:62-70.Read More

Is There an Optimal Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation?

Is There an Optimal Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation?

July 4, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Bernard Cheung,1-3 Yue Fei,1 Man-Fung Tsoi,1 Tommy Tsang Cheung1 1. Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong 2. State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong 3. Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, The University ofRead More

Drug-Coated Balloons and Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

Drug-Coated Balloons and Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

July 4, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Alessandro Durante,1 Pietro Leonida Laforgia2 1. Ospedale Valduce, Como, Italy 2. Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy *Correspondence to durante.alessandro@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 04.03.17 Accepted: 23.05.17 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:80-84. Abstract Bifurcation coronary lesions still represent a challenge for interventional cardiologists.Read More

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion, a Review of Indications, Techniques, and Complications

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion, a Review of Indications, Techniques, and Complications

July 4, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Maria-Cruz Ferrer-Gracia Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain *Correspondence to mcferrer10@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 03.02.16 Accepted: 28.04.16 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2017;5[1]:85-95. Abstract Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion (CTO) remains a challenging prospect for many interventional cardiologists. The treatment ofRead More

Transcatheter Repair of Congenital Heart Defects in the Young

Transcatheter Repair of Congenital Heart Defects in the Young

March 2, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Sonia A. El-Saiedi, Wael A. Attia, Rodina Sobhy Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt *Correspondence to sonia.el-saiedi@kasralainy.edu.eg Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: Special thanks goes to our patients who formed the basis of our experience, the catheterisation laboratory nurses, technicians,Read More

Anaesthesia Techniques in Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Brief Review

Anaesthesia Techniques in Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Brief Review

March 2, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Mehmet Aksoy, Ilker Ince, Ali Ahiskalioglu Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey *Correspondence to drmaksoy@hotmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 12.01.16 Accepted: 26.07.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:45-49. Abstract Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative, less invasive method toRead More