New Generations of Drug-Eluting Stents – A Brief Review

New Generations of Drug-Eluting Stents – A Brief Review

July 4, 2014 at 11:09 AM 0 comments

*Aleksander Ernst, Joško Bulum Department of Ischemic Heart Disease, Medical Faculty University of Zagreb, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia *Correspondence to aleksanderernst@gmail.com Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 03.03.14 Accepted: 02.05.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:100-106. Abstract This review focuses on describing new generations of drug-eluting stents (DES)Read More

Bioresorbable Scaffolds for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering

Bioresorbable Scaffolds for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering

July 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM 0 comments

Melanie Generali, *Petra E. Dijkman, Simon P. Hoerstrup Regenerative Medicine Program, Division of Surgical Research, University and University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland *Correspondence to Petra.Dijkman@usz.ch Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. MG and PD both contributed equally to the manuscript. Received: 03.03.14 Accepted: 09.05.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:91-99.Read More

Current Status And Future Perspectives On Drug-Eluting Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffolds: Will The Paradigm Of PCI Shift?

Current Status And Future Perspectives On Drug-Eluting Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffolds: Will The Paradigm Of PCI Shift?

July 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM 0 comments

*Alfonso Ielasi, Maurizio Tespili Division of Cardiology, Bolognini Hospital, Seriate (BG), Italy *Correspondence to alielasi@hotmail.com Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 16.01.14 Accepted: 28.02.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:81-90. Abstract Despite improvements in stent platform, polymer, and drug elution, the permanent metallic stents have significant limitations as they distort vesselRead More

Coronary Artery Bifurcation Lesions: A Review of Contemporary Techniques in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Coronary Artery Bifurcation Lesions: A Review of Contemporary Techniques in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

July 4, 2014 at 10:51 AM 0 comments

Felipe Fuchs, *Vladimír Džavík Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada *Correspondence to vlad.dzavik@uhn.ca Disclosure: VD received speaker honoraria and unrestricted research grants from Abbott Vascular. Received: 21.03.14 Accepted: 21.04.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:73-80. Abstract Percutaneous intervention of coronary bifurcation lesions continues to challenge interventional cardiologists. Nonetheless,Read More

Coronary Bifurcation Disease and Bifurcation Stenting: A Practical Approach

Coronary Bifurcation Disease and Bifurcation Stenting: A Practical Approach

July 4, 2014 at 10:46 AM 0 comments

Riccardo Colantonio,1 Enrico Romagnoli,2 *Giuseppe Sangiorgi2,3 1. Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, San Pietro Hospital, Rome, Italy 2. Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, Policlinico Casilino, Rome, Italy 3. Department of Cardiology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy *Correspondence to gsangiorgi@gmail.com Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received:Read More

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Review and Current State Of The Art

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Review and Current State Of The Art

July 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM 0 comments

*Valérie Collas,1 Tine Philipsen,2 Inez Rodrigus,2 Christiaan Vrints,1 Bernard P. Paelinck,1 Johan Bosmans1 1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium 2. Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium *Correspondence to valerie.collas@uantwerpen.be Disclosure: Prof Bosmans is a part-time clinical proctor for Medtronic CoreValve. Received: 21.01.14 Accepted: 05.03.14 Citation:Read More

Recent Advances in Surgical and Percutaneous Mitral Valve Therapies – Implications of an Integrated Approach to Mitral Regurgitation

Recent Advances in Surgical and Percutaneous Mitral Valve Therapies – Implications of an Integrated Approach to Mitral Regurgitation

July 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM 0 comments

*Lenard Conradi, Hendrik Treede, Hermann Reichenspurner University Heart Center Hamburg, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany *Correspondence to lconradi@uke.de Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 02.03.14 Accepted: 22.05.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:44-51. Abstract Surgical mitral valve (MV) repair has evolved to become the standardRead More

Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions in the Setting of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions in the Setting of Acute Myocardial Infarction

July 4, 2014 at 10:27 AM 0 comments

*Bimmer Claessen, Loes Hoebers, José Henriques Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands *Correspondence to bimmerclaessen@gmail.com Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 17.03.14 Accepted: 16.04.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:38-43. Abstract Approximately 10-15% of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary interventionRead More

Percutaneous Recanalisation of Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusions: A 2014 Update

Percutaneous Recanalisation of Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusions: A 2014 Update

July 4, 2014 at 10:23 AM 0 comments

Dimitri Karmpaliotis, *Gregg W. Stone Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY, USA *Correspondence to gs2184@columbia.edu Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 29.01.14 Accepted: 22.04.14 Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2014;1:28-37. Abstract Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are frequently encountered in clinicalRead More

The Choice Of Contrast Media in the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory

The Choice Of Contrast Media in the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory

December 30, 2013 at 4:30 AM 0 comments

Giovanni Esposito Associate Professor of Cardiology, Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy Acknowledgements: Writing assistance provided by Trilogy Writing and Consulting Ltd. Support: The publication of this article was funded by Bracco. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily of Bracco.Read More