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

Endovascular Treatment of Spontaneous Carotid Artery Dissection

Endovascular Treatment of Spontaneous Carotid Artery Dissection

June 30, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

Tomoyuki Umemoto,1 *Andrea Pacchioni,1 Bernhard Reimers2 1. Department of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile Mirano, Mirano, Venice, Italy 2. Department of Invasive Cardiology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Hospital Rozzano, Milan, Italy *Correspondence to andreapacchioni@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 14.03.16 Accepted: 25.04.16 Citation: EMJ Int. Cardiol. 2016;4[1]:82-90.Read More

Update on Transcatheter  Aortic Valve Implantation

Update on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

June 30, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

Corina Biagioni, *Pablo Salinas, Luis Nombela-Franco,  Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain *Correspondence to salinas.pablo@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 27.01.16 Accepted: 29.04.16 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2016;4[1]:91-99. Abstract Aortic valve replacement is the mainstay of treatment for symptomatic severe aorticRead More

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Bleeding Complications

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Bleeding Complications

June 30, 2016 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

*Sudhakar George,1 Rob Butler,1,2 James Nolan,1,2 Mamas A. Mamas1,2 1. Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, UK 2. Keele Cardiovascular Research Group, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK *Correspondence to sudhakargeorge@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 04.12.15 Accepted: 18.04.16 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2016;4[1]:100-109. Abstract Percutaneous coronary interventionRead More

The Rise and Fall of Routine Manual Thrombectomy for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

The Rise and Fall of Routine Manual Thrombectomy for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

April 5, 2016 at 8:50 AM 0 comments

Vincent Floré, *Stephen P Hoole Department of Interventional Cardiology, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK *Correspondence to s.hoole@nhs.net Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 26.01.16 Accepted: 03.03.16 Citation: EMJ. 2016;1[2]:71-75. Abstract Manual thrombectomy (MT) with an aspiration catheter is frequently used in primary percutaneous coronaryRead More

Treatment of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation via Percutaneous Annuloplasty

Treatment of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation via Percutaneous Annuloplasty

July 7, 2015 at 9:23 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 21st May 2015 (13:35-14:35), as part of EuroPCR 2015; the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) Chairperson: Michael Haude1 Speakers: Christian Spaulding,2 Stephan Fichtlscherer,3 Christoph Hammerstingl4 1. Medical Clinic I, Neuss City Clinic, Lukas Krankenhaus GmbH, Neuss, Germany 2. EuropeanRead More

Review: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Review: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

July 4, 2014 at 11:21 AM 0 comments

*Thomas Walther,1 Mani Arsalan,1 Won-Keun Kim,1,2 Helge Möllmann,2 Jörg Kempfert1 1. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Kerckhoff Heart Centre, Bad Nauheim, Germany 2. Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Centre, Bad Nauheim, Germany *Correspondance to t.walther@kerckhoff-klinik.de Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 03.02.14 Accepted: 07.04.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:117-123. Abstract TranscatheterRead More

Coronary Stent Evolution – From Pathology to Clinic

Coronary Stent Evolution – From Pathology to Clinic

July 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM 0 comments

Oscar D. Sanchez, Kenichi Sakakura, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Renu Virmani, *Michael Joner CVPath Institute, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA *Correspondence to mjoner@cvpath.or Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 27.03.14 Accepted: 02.05.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:107-116. Abstract Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.Read More