January/February 2019


In this Issue

Radial Artery Access

Plus: Heart Failure Interventions


Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Radial Artery Access

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


Radial Access Best Practices in 2019

An update on procedural considerations for transradial artery access based on the most recent data.

By Linda M. Koshy, MD; Matthew Schoenfeld, MD; and Binita Shah, MD, MS

Navigating Complex Radial Loops

An overview on radial loops and the techniques to circumvent them.

By Shing-Chiu Wong, MD; and Salil Desai, MD

Beyond Radial: Ulnar, Snuffbox, and Palmar Branch Access

A review of the limitations of transradial access and the benefits and challenges of alternative approaches for cardiac catheterization.

By Karim M. Al-Azizi, MD; and Amir S. Lotfi, MD


Hemodynamic Support for High-Risk PCI

Patient selection and procedural strategy are key in treating this evolving patient population.

By Kathleen E. Kearney, MD; James M. McCabe, MD; and Robert F. Riley, MD, MS

Right Ventricular Support Options

An overview of acute RV failure, the importance of adequate support, and advancements in therapeutic devices.

By Valentino Bianco, DO, MPH; Arman Kilic, MD; and Ibrahim Sultan, MD

The Next Wave of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Next-generation mechanical circulatory support devices in different phases of development and clinical use are anticipated to improve outcomes and quality of life in patients with advanced heart failure.

By Carlo R. Bartoli, MD, PhD; and Robert D. Dowling, MD, PhD (Hon)


PCI in Patients With Cancer

Approaches for successfully treating this challenging patient population when invasive coronary procedures are needed.

By Ezequiel Munoz-Gonzalez, MD; Marie-France Poulin, MD; Mishita Goel, MD; Opeyemi Oyenusi, BSc; Cezar Iliescu, MD; and Tochi M. Okwuosa, DO


2019 CMS Reimbursement and Your Ambulatory Strategy

As trends in health care continue to move toward ambulatory surgery centers, will you be ready to take advantage of the benefits they can offer?

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


An Interview With Cindy Grines, MD

Dr. Grines discusses her role in mentoring young interventional cardiologists, research areas needed in the female population, and more.


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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.