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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

Contemporary Drug-Eluting Stents and Vascular Response

Contemporary Drug-Eluting Stents and Vascular Response

March 2, 2017 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Anwer Habib,1 Hiroyoshi Mori,2 Kazuyuki Yahagi,2 *Aloke V. Finn2,3 1. Parkview Heart Institute, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA 2. CVPath Institute Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA 3. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA *Correspondence to afinn@cvpath.org Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 02.06.16 Accepted: 28.10.16Read More

Current Percutaneous Management of Coronary Bifurcation Disease

Current Percutaneous Management of Coronary Bifurcation Disease

December 19, 2016 at 4:12 PM 0 comments

*Gabriele Crimi, Umberto Gianni SC. Cardiologia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. *Correspondence to gabrielecrimi@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 29.02.16 Accepted: 14.06.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[5]:2-9. Abstract Coronary bifurcation disease (CBD) is frequently found in patients undergoing coronary interventions. Optimal management of CBD isRead More

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Review of Current Indications, Approaches, Future Insights, and Alternatives

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Review of Current Indications, Approaches, Future Insights, and Alternatives

December 19, 2016 at 4:11 PM 0 comments

*Júlia Čanádyová,1 Aleš Mokráček,1,2 Vojtěch Kurfirst,1,2 Ladislav Pešl3 1. Cardiac Surgery Department, Hospital of České Budějovice, B. Němcové 54, České Budějovice, Czech Republic 2. Faculty of Health and Social Studies, University of South Bohemia, Jírovcova, České Budějovice, Czech Republic 3. Department of Cardiology, Hospital of České Budějovice, B. Němcové 54,Read More

Gene Delivery from Stents for Prevention of In-Stent Restenosis

Gene Delivery from Stents for Prevention of In-Stent Restenosis

December 13, 2016 at 8:18 AM 0 comments

*Ilia Fishbein,1,2 Ivan S. Alferiev,1,2 Michael Chorny,1,2 Robert J. Levy1,2 1. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA *Correspondence to fishbein@email.chop.edu Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 20.04.16 Accepted: 24.08.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[4]:106-113. Abstract The increasing sophistication ofRead More

Revolution of Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents: An Analysis of Market Leaders

Revolution of Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents: An Analysis of Market Leaders

December 13, 2016 at 8:17 AM 0 comments

*Ashok S. Thakkar,1 Bhargav A. Dave2,3 1. Clinical Research, Meril Life Sciences Pvt., Ltd, Vapi, India 2. Manish Therapy Services, Madison Heights, Texas, USA 3. Department of Physical Therapy, Srinivas University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India *Correspondence to drashokthakkar@gmail.com Disclosure: Ashok S. Thakkar is an employee of Meril Life Science Pvt., Ltd.Read More

How Bioresorbable Vascular Can Be Beneficial for Patients in the Long-Term

How Bioresorbable Vascular Can Be Beneficial for Patients in the Long-Term

July 15, 2016 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

*Antonio Serra,1 Flavio Ribichini,2 Nick West3 1. Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain 2. Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy 3. Department of Interventional Cardiology, Papworth Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK *Correspondence to aserrap@santpau.cat Disclosure: Restricted grant from ABBOTT Vascular.Read More

Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds as Optimal Treatment for Selected Patients in our Clinical Practice

Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds as Optimal Treatment for Selected Patients in our Clinical Practice

July 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

Four Experts Translate Clinical Trial Evidence to the Real World *Caroline Charles Scilink Medical Writing, Biarritz, France. *Correspondence to scilink.mw@gmail.com Disclosure: Restricted grant from ABBOTT Vascular. Received: 09.05.16 Accepted: 29.06.16 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2016;4[Suppl 12]:2-7. Abstract Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BRS)/bioabsorbable stents are a new and promising generation of intravascularRead More

Editor’s Pick: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Bifurcation Lesions: A State-of-the-Art Review of Techniques and Dedicated Devices

Editor’s Pick: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Bifurcation Lesions: A State-of-the-Art Review of Techniques and Dedicated Devices

June 30, 2016 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

Since its inception in the 1970s, percutaneous coronary intervention has become one of the treatments of choice for patients with ischaemic heart disease. Here, Sidhu and Gerber present a comprehensive and up-to-date review on stenting techniques. This includes a look at the evolution of stenting and an evaluation of techniquesRead More