May/June 2018


In this Issue


Expanding Possibilities




Expanding the Possibilities of PCI

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


Management of Balloon Undilatable CTOs

An appraisal of the available and potential device and technique options and treatment algorithms used to manage balloon undilatable lesions.

By Peter Tajti, MD; Iosif Xenogiannis, MD; Hatem Najar, MD; and Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD

Optimal Approach for Treating In-Stent Restenosis

Customizing therapy in a new era.

By Yasuhiro Aoki, MD; and Joseph De Gregorio, MD

Chronic Total Occlusions: What Is Clear and What Is Controversial?

With improvements in technique and patient selection, operators can safely and successfully treat patients with chronic total occlusions, but further research is needed to better answer some areas of controversy.

By Megha Prasad, MD; and Jeffrey W. Moses, MD

Essentials for a CHIP Program

A comprehensive CHIP program requires a true heart team approach, specialized operator skills and training, and institutional support and resources.

By Justin Levisay, MD

Stent Strut Thickness: Have We Reached the Minimum?

The role of thin-strut designs in the current generation of stent technology and the impact on clinical outcomes.

By Bernard Chevalier, MD


Patent Foramen Ovale Closure: What Are the Indications?

A summary of lessons learned from positive randomized trial data.

By Mohammad K. Mojadidi, MD; Muhammad O. Zaman, MD; Islam Y. Elgendy, MD, FACP, FESC; Ahmed N. Mahmoud, MD; and Jonathan M. Tobis, MD, FACC, MSCAI

The Spectrum of Devices for Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

A look at current and emerging nonpharmacologic stroke prevention therapies.

By Lluis Asmarats, MD; and Josep Rodés-Cabau, MD

Long-Term Efficacy of Percutaneous Mitral Commissurotomy for Mitral Stenosis

After successful PMC, what do the results show at 20 years?

By Alec Vahanian, MD; and Bernard Iung, MD


Ask the Experts: Will Bioresorbable Scaffolds Ultimately Have a Role?

Experts discuss the outcomes of the ABSORB trials and what the future may hold for bioresorbable scaffolds.

With Dean J. Kereiakes, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Ron Waksman, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FESC; James B. Hermiller Jr, MD, FACC, MSCAI; and Jarrod D. Frizzell, MD, FACC, SCAI


Developing an Ambulatory Strategy

A Q&A on the importance of considering an ambulatory surgical center or office-based lab to achieve your goals.

With Anne Beekman, RN; Jacob Turmell, DNP, RN, NP-C, ACNS-BC, CCRN-CMC; and Marc Toth, CMAA




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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.