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

Pacemaker Dependence After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Pacemaker Dependence After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

December 30, 2013 at 4:26 AM 0 comments

Mustafa Yildiz1, Banu Sahin Yildiz2, Ibrahim Akin3 1. Interventional Cardiology Consultant, Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University, Haseki Caddesi 29-32, 34096 Istanbul, Turkey 2. Internal Medicine Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Dr Lutfi Kartal Educational and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey 3. Interventional Cardiology Consultant, Heart Center Rostock, Department of Internal MedicineRead More

Update on Drug-Eluting Balloons for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Update on Drug-Eluting Balloons for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

December 30, 2013 at 4:20 AM 0 comments

Beatriz Vaquerizo, Dabit Arzamendi Aizpurua, Juan Cinca Cuscullida, Antonio Serra Penaranda Interventional Cardiology Unit, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain Disclosure: Produced on behalf of the Healthy Cath Lab (HCL) Study Group of the Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology (GISE). Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2013;1:80-90. Abstract With theRead More

Multivariate Analysis and Outcomes in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; From Statistics to Cath Lab

Multivariate Analysis and Outcomes in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; From Statistics to Cath Lab

December 30, 2013 at 4:18 AM 0 comments

Fabrizio D’Ascenzo,1  Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai,2 Erika Cavallero,1 Pierluigi Omedè,1 Davide Giacomo Presutti,1 Filippo Sciuto,1Enrico Cerrato,1 Flavia Ballocca,1 Marta Bisi,1 Giorgio Quadri,1 Ilaria Meynet,1 Umberto Barbero,1 Silvia Vicentini,1 Mauro Gasparini,3 Pierfrancesco Agostoni,4 Davide Capodanno,5 ClaudioMoretti,1 Fiorenzo Gaita1 1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Turin 2. Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies Sapienza University of Rome 3. Politecnico, Turin 4. Department of Cardiology, University MedicalRead More

Retrograde Approach for Chronic Total Occlusions: The Importance of Experience and Proctorship

Retrograde Approach for Chronic Total Occlusions: The Importance of Experience and Proctorship

December 30, 2013 at 4:14 AM 0 comments

Sinisa Stojkovic,1 PhD, Milorad Zivkovic2, Branko Beleslin3 1. Associated professor of Internal medicine/cardiology, Head of a catheterization laboratory, Clinic for cardiology, Clinical center of Serbia, Medical faculty, University of Belgrade. 2. Interventional cardiology fellow, Clinic for cardiology, Clinical center of Serbia, Medical faculty, University of Belgrade 3.  Associated professor of internalRead More