2017 Buyer’s Guide

This buyer’s guide offers a searchable, comprehensive listing of the FDA-approved interventional devices available in the United States.

May/June 2008




Conquering the Last Frontier of Interventional Cardiology

Strategies and tools for facing coronary artery chronic total occlusions.

By Rajesh M. Dave, MD, FACC, FSCAI


Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement

An update on the current state of the CoreValve device.

By Eberhard Grube, MD, and Dinesh Nair, MD

Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement

An update on the current state of the Sapien percutaneous aortic valve.

By Augusto Pichard, MD, and Lowell Satler, MD

Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation

An alternative for high-risk patients with aortic stenosis?

By S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, and Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

Mitral Valve Repair Using the MitraClip: From Concept to Reality

Early experience with the MitraClip device suggests that it may be a viable therapeutic option in selected patients with MR.

By Saibal Kar, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI; Ted E. Feldman, MD, FSCAI; and Frederick St. Goar, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Coronary Sinus and Direct Annuloplasty Approaches for Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair

With device design improvements, proper patient selection, and careful technique, percutaneous coronary sinus annuloplasty may be a viable treatment option for mitral regurgitation.

By Alec Vahanian, MD

Current PFO and Migraine Trials

With the recent troubles concerning MIST, where do we go from here?

By Brian Whisenant, MD

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke

Developing a treatment strategy guided by clinical data.

By HoHai Van, MD, and Jonathan Tobis, MD

Percutaneous Treatment for FMR: A Ventricular Approach

Transpericardial LV chamber and annulus remodeling for mitral regurgitation with the iCoapsys System.

By Wes R. Pedersen, MD, and Ted E. Feldman, MD, FSCAI

Dynamic Imaging for Structural Heart Disease Interventions

Why three-dimensional image guidance is important in structural cardiac interventions.

By John D. Carroll, MD

Atrial Transseptal Puncture Techniques

Atrial transseptal puncture is increasingly important for cardiac interventions and has undergone recent technical advances.

By T.R.D. Shaw, MD, FRCP, FESC

An Interview With Frank T. Bunch, MD

An expert in coronary and peripheral interventions talks about training on the early atherectomy devices, the coronary skills he applies in peripheral interventions, and what's on the coronary frontier.

By Frank T. Bunch, MD

Structural and Valvular Update

By Ted E. Feldman, MD, FSCAI, Chief Medical Editor

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About Cardiac Interventions Today

Cardiac Interventions Today (ISSN 2572-5955 print and ISSN 2572-5963 online) is a publication dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in technology, techniques, clinical studies, and regulatory and reimbursement issues in the field of coronary and cardiac interventions. Cardiac Interventions Today premiered in March 2007 and each edition contains a variety of topics in a flexible format, including articles covering various perspectives on current clinical topics, in-depth interviews with expert physicians, overviews of available technologies, industry news, and insights into the issues affecting today's interventional cardiology practices.