In this Issue
Plus: Heart Failure Interventions
Chief Medical Editor’s Page
By Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC
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
An overview on radial loops and the techniques to circumvent them.
By Shing-Chiu Wong, MD; and Salil Desai, MD
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
HEART FAILURE INTERVENTIONS
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
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
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)
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
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
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
Dr. Grines discusses her role in mentoring young interventional cardiologists, research areas needed in the female population, and more.