September/October 2017


In this Issue

Radial Access

Is your practice optimized to reduce complications and increase patient comfort?


Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Radial Access

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


Prevention of Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial Catheterization

Factors influencing radial artery occlusion and different methods for its prevention.

By Amir Solomonica, MD; and Shahar Lavi, MD

Compartment Syndrome After Radial Artery Catheterization

A review of the literature.

By Samer Mowakeaa, MD; and Robert S. Dieter, MD, RVT

Ulnar Access for Catheterization and Intervention

When and how radial operators should consider transulnar access as an alternative to transfemoral access.

By Safi U. Khan, MD; Michael DePersis, DO; and Edo Kaluski, MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI

An Anesthesiologist’s Perspective of Radial Artery Catheterization

A brief summary of radial artery catheterization and the factors an anesthesiologist considers before and during placement, with an emphasis on ultrasound guidance.

By Todd Novak, MD; and Luke Janik, MD

Deconstructing Perceived Barriers to Transradial Adoption

Can the transradial approach rise to become the preferred choice for percutaneous access in the United States?

By Sandeep Nathan, MD, MSc


Robotic PCI Technologies

Remote control PCI benefits patients and interventional cardiologists.

By Giora Weisz, MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI


Treating Coronary Disease in the TAVR Patient

Making the case for managing CAD in patients undergoing TAVR.

By Jubin Joseph, MA, BMBCh; and Simon R. Redwood, MD


PCI Within the Context of the Episode Payment Model

Change is coming in 2018—be prepared!

By Joel Sauer


An Interview With Didier Tchétché, MD

Dr. Tchétché discusses what is on the horizon for valvular disease intervention, new features at his clinic in France, and how he prepares for live case presentations.


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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.