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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

Evolution of Drug-Eluting Stent Drug Elution Profile: Is a Crystalline Drug Form the Ideal Solution?

Evolution of Drug-Eluting Stent Drug Elution Profile: Is a Crystalline Drug Form the Ideal Solution?

June 30, 2016 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

*Giuseppe Sangiorgi,1 Riccardo Colantonio,2 Fabio De Luca3 1. Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiac Cath Lab, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy 2. Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, San Pietro Hospital, Rome, Italy 3. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Maria Beatrice Hospital, Florence, Italy *Correspondence to gsangiorgi@gmail.com Disclosure: Dr GiuseppeRead More

Two-Stent Strategy? Which One to Choose? First Case Example

Two-Stent Strategy? Which One to Choose? First Case Example

June 30, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

*Andrejs Erglis, Inga Narbute, Ieva Briede, Sanda Jegere Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia *Correspondence to a.a.erglis@stradini.lv Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 23.03.16 Accepted: 31.05.16 Citation: EMJ Int. Cardiol. 2016;4[1]:68-74. Abstract Optimal treatment of bifurcation lesions is still a majorRead More

Thrombus Aspiration

Thrombus Aspiration

June 30, 2016 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Gohar Jamil, Mohammed Ahmed Siddiqui, Hossam El Gendi Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates *Correspondence to goharjamil@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 03.03.2016 Accepted: 28.04.2016 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2016;4[1]:75-80. Abstract ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction results from acute occlusion of a coronary artery. MortalityRead More