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

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