September/October 2018


In this Issue

Challenging Cases

What Would You Do?


Chief Medical Editors’ Page

Challenging Cases: What Would You Do?

By Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC; and Shakeel A. Qureshi, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH


Planning for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Moderator: Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Panel: Santiago Garcia, MD, FACC, FSCAI; William O’Neill, MD; and Molly Szerlip, MD, FACC, FSCAI

CT Assessment Before TMVR

Moderator: Dee Dee Wang, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT
Panel: Mayra Guerrero, MD; and Marco Barbanti, MD

Prominent Eustachian Valve and Unusual PFO Tunnel

Moderator: Iqbal Malik, MD, FRCP, PhD
Panel: Soma Banerjee, MD(Res), FRCP; Andrew Chukwuemeka, MD, FRCS, FRCS(CTh); and Jonathan M. Tobis, MD, MSCAI

Diagnosing Gray Zone Coronary Physiology

Moderator: William F. Fearon, MD
Panel: Morton J. Kern, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC; Nils P. Johnson, MD, MS; and John McBarron Hodgson, MD, MSCAI

Dyspnea in a Diabetic Patient With Previous TAVR

Moderator: Franz X. Kleber, MD
Panel: Finn Gustafsson, MD, PhD; and Felix Mahfoud, MD

Complicated Radial Access During Primary PCI

Moderator: Pieter C. Smits, MD, PhD, FESC
Panel: Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, MD, FESC; Peter W. Danse, MD; and Valeria Paradies, MD

Think Outside the Heart: A Complex Case of Congenital Heart Disease

Moderator: Gianfranco Butera, MD, PhD, FSCAI
Panel: Henri Justino, MD, FRCPC; Raul Rossi, MD; and John Thomson, MD


Separating Regulatory and Clinical Standards

Understanding the FDA device approval process and the difference between data from premarket and postapproval trials to make informed clinical decisions.

By Gary M. Ansel, MD; and Raghu Kolluri, MD, RVT, RPVI


Peripheral Vascular Programs Could Improve Population Health and Grow Volumes

An overview of the steps involved in developing a PAD program to address this underserved patient population.

By Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC; and Joel Sauer, MBA



An Interview With Thomas Modine, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Modine shares his thoughts on TAVI access approaches, evolving technology, and durability, as well as transcatheter mitral interventions and the expanding possibilities of valve-in-valve procedures.


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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.