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Drug-Eluting Stents for Off-Label Indications

Sameer J. Khandhar, MD; Suresh R. Mulukutla, MD, FACC, FSCAI; and Oscar C. Marroquin, MD, FACC, FSCAI

May/June 2010—A review of studies comparing DES to BMS for on- and off-label uses.

Drug-Eluting Stents for STEMI

Christian Spaulding, MD, PHD, FACC, FESC

May/June 2010—Can we improve long-term outcomes after primary PCI for AMI?

Drug-Coated Balloons for Coronary Artery Disease

Juan F. Granada, MD, and William A. Gray, MD

May/June 2010—A discussion on the current state of drug-coated balloons and their use for the prevention of in-stent restenosis.

Does the Metal Matter?

Louis A. Cannon, MD, Fscai, FACC, FACP; Gary A. Daniel, MD; Kristin L. Hood, PHD; and Steven J. Yakubov, MD, FACC

May/June 2010—An overview of next-generation stent platforms.

Do Improvements in Stent Technology Affect Stent Thrombosis?

Amjad T. Almahameed, MD, MPH, and Donald E. Cutlip, MD

May/June 2010—A review of the literature on the safety of first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents.

Analysis of SYNTAX Shows Equal Outcomes for PCI and CABG

June 22, 2010—In Circulation, Marie-Claude Morice, MD, et al have published outcomes for patients with de novo left main disease treated with either percutaneous coronary in…

Boston Scientific Launches Taxus Element DES in Europe

June 10, 2010—Boston Scientific Corporation (Natick, MA) announced the market launch of its Taxus Element paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system in the European Union and …

Boston Scientific Begins PLATINUM PLUS Trial for Promus Element DES

May 26, 2010—Boston Scientific Corporation (Natick, MA) announced the initiation of the PLATINUM PLUS clinical trial, an investigator-sponsored research study designed to …




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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.