July/August 2018


In this Issue

Mitral Considerations

PLUS: An update on tricuspid therapies.



Chief Medical Editors’ Page

Considerations of Mitral and Tricuspid Transcatheter Therapies

By Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC, and Azeem Latib, MD


Transcatheter Leaflet Repair for Functional MR

What will randomized trials mean for the future of mitral intervention?

By Ted Feldman, MD, FESC, FACC, MSCAI; Paul Sorajja, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Paul Grayburn, MD, FACC, FSCAI; and Francesco Maisano, MD

State of the Art of Transcatheter Mitral Annuloplasty: Present and Future

An appraisal of current and upcoming devices for direct and indirect transcatheter annuloplasty procedures.

By Shingo Kuwata, MD, PhD; and Francesco Maisano, MD

Transcatheter Chordal Repair for Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation

Current and future directions of therapeutic options for patients with degenerative MR.

By Andrea Colli, MD, PhD; Alessandro Fiocco, MD; Nicola Pradegan, MD; Matteo Nadali, MD; Laura Besola, MD; Eleonora Bizzotto, MD; and Gino Gerosa, MD

Status of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

An emerging frontier with unique anatomic, technical, and clinical challenges.

By Nishtha Sodhi, MD, and Alan Zajarias, MD

An Update on Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Therapies

A review of the current state of transcatheter tricuspid valve therapies and where they are headed next.

By Antonio Mangieri, MD; Giorgios Tzanis, MD; and Azeem Latib, MD

Setting Up a MitraClip and TriClip Program

Essential considerations when expanding your practice.

By Philipp Lurz, MD, PhD; and Mehul B. Patel, MD

Echocardiography for Tricuspid Valve Intervention

Essentials for understanding echocardiographic imaging in percutaneous tricuspid interventions.

By Menhel Kinno, MD, MPH; Sasan R. Raissi, MD; Jyothy J. Puthumana, MD; James D. Thomas, MD; and Charles J. Davidson, MD


Sponsored by CeloNova BioSciences, Inc.

Clinical Data for Stenting High-Risk Patients Requiring Short DAPT

Discussing the clinical benefits of the COBRA PzF NanoCoated Coronary Stent (NCS).

With Gilles Montalescot, MD, PhD; Axel de Labriolle, MD, PhD; and Donald Cutlip, MD

European Featured Technology

Sponsored by REVA Medical

A Novel, Radiopaque, Bioresorbable Tyrosine-Derived Polymer for Cardiovascular Scaffolds

By Gregor Leibundgut, MD


PFO Closure in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke

A discussion on the use of patent foramen ovale closure for patients with cryptogenic stroke.

With Lawrence Ong, MD; Salman Azhar, MD; and Jonathan M. Tobis, MD



An Interview With Marco Barbanti, MD

Dr. Barbanti discusses the background of the FAST-TAVI study, MitraClip implantation, and addressing CAD in patients undergoing TAVI.


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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.