May/June 2017


In this Issue

Structural Disease Update

Plus: Access & Closure


Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Structural Disease Update

By Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC


The Approval of PFO Closure in the United States

A look back at the long road to FDA approval and the implications on patient care options going forward.

By Marie-France Poulin, MD; and Clifford J. Kavinsky, MD, PhD

The Spectrum of PFO Closure Devices

A closer look at current technology as the indications for PFO closure become clearer.

By Narbeh Melikian, BSc, MB BS, MD, FRCP; and Philip A. MacCarthy, BSc, MB BCh, PhD, FRCP

PFO Closure Strategies to Prevent Cryptogenic Stroke Recurrence

Considerations when choosing an oral anticoagulant, antiplatelet therapy, or closure device for recurrent cryptogenic stroke prevention when a PFO is present.

By Toby Rogers, MD, PhD

Assessing Anatomy for Left Atrial Appendage Closure

The roles of TEE and CTA in anatomic assessment and device selection for LAA closure.

By Dee Dee Wang, MD; and Marvin H. Eng, MD

Anticoagulation Management After Watchman Implantation

Current indications for antiplatelet agents and NOACs after Watchman implantation.

By Mathieu Lempereur, MD; and Adel Aminian, MD


Point/Counterpoint: Does the United States Have Enough TAVR Centers?

By Paul J. Pearson, MD, PhD; and D. Craig Miller, MD


Crossover Balloon Approach for Vascular Closure After TAVR

Experts share their institutions’ protocols for using this technique.

By Michael H. Salinger, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Hyde M. Russell, MD; Susheel Kodali, MD; and Lowell Satler, MD

Essential Equipment for Radial Access Problem Solving

A synopsis of the techniques and technology available to assist with and improve the benefits of radial access procedures.

By Anthony Wassef, MD, FRCPC; and Asim N. Cheema, MD, PhD, FRCPC


The Ambulatory Approach

Answering questions about the shift in cardiology from inpatient to outpatient procedures.

By Anne Beekman, RN



An Interview With Saibal Kar, MD

Dr. Kar shares his insights on current left atrial appendage closure data, as well as his thoughts on transcatheter mitral and tricuspid repair.


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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.