In this Issue
Bioresorbables • DCBs • CTOs • Atherectomy
CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE
By Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC
Using CTO PCI to improve long-term clinical outcomes.
By Barbara Anna Danek, MD; and Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
A contemporary review of atherectomy devices for treating calcified coronary artery lesions.
By Evan Shlofmitz, DO
How these stent design characteristics may affect PCI outcomes going forward.
By Raffaele Piccolo, MD; and Thomas Pilgrim, MD
A review of technical considerations and clinical applications and a discussion of what’s next in drug-coated balloon technology.
By Robert M. Bersin, MD, MPH
Device description and patient/lesion selection with the Absorb BVS.
By Jiang Ming Fam, MD, MBBS; and Robert-Jan van Geuns, MD
Experts offer their experience with acute coronary syndrome protocol and how they approach access sites and handle bleeding events.
With Andrey Espinoza, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Paul A. Gurbel, MD; Sunil V. Rao, MD; and Steven J. Yakubov, MD, FACC, FSCAI
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
A road map for how to take advantage of the financial opportunities available with MACRA.
By Larry Sobal, MBA, MHA, CMPE; and Nicole Knight, LPN, CPC, CCS-P
Dr. Rodés-Cabau discusses the current landscape of transcatheter valve technologies, as well as his participation in innovative structural heart interventions.