March/April 2019


In this Issue

Perspectives in TAVR

PLUS: An introduction to the new Chief!


Letter from the Chief

Looking Ahead

By Azeem Latib, MD

Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page

Perspectives in TAVR

By Bernard Prendergast, BMedSci, BM BS, MRCP, DM, FRCP, FESC; and Samir Kapadia, MD, FACC, FSCAI


TAVR in Patients With Aortic Stenosis and Low Surgical Risk

Evaluating new clinical trial data to better understand the benefits and limitations of TAVR in patients at low surgical risk.

By Lars Søndergaard, MD, DMSc; and Nicolo Piazza, MD, PhD

Roundtable Discussion: TAVR in Low-Risk Patients

Experts discuss the significance of recent data and the potential impact on their practice.

With Kentaro Hayashida, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FJCS; Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC; Bernard Prendergast, BMedSci, BM BS, MRCP, DM, FRCP, FESC; Michael J. Reardon, MD; and Steven J. Yakubov, MD, FACC, FSCAI

TAVR Durability: What We Know and When Will We Know What We Don’t?

A discussion of what defines durability, an overview of the surgical and transcatheter experience to date, and future directions.

By Faisal Khan, MBBS; and Stephan Windecker, MD

TAVR: General Anesthesia or Moderate Conscious Sedation?

A report of findings from registries and large cohorts.

By Hasan Rehman, MD; Neal S. Kleiman, MD, FACC, MSCAI; and Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI

TAVI in Bicuspid Aortic Valves

An overview of the current data and technical considerations for transcatheter intervention in bicuspid aortic valves.

By Didier Tchétché, MD

TAVI: Which Valve for Which Patient?

A review of the technical challenges and optimal valve choices in different clinical and anatomic scenarios.

By Noman Ali, PhD; and Daniel J. Blackman, MD

Permanent Pacemaker Implantation After TAVR

Reviewing the current landscape of permanent pacemaker implantation post-TAVR and a look at the road ahead.

By Rahul Sharma, MD; and Rahul P. Sharma, MD


Sponsored by Philips

Succeeding in Specialty Independent Care

SymphonySuite and Diamond Select support the entrepreneur.

With Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI; and Fadi Saab, MD, FASE, FACC, FSCAI


Sponsored by Teleflex

Simultaneous Measurement of Differential Pressures With a Dual Lumen Catheter

Using a dual lumen catheter to accurately measure pressures between two sites across a valve or stenosis.

By Christian Bradaric, MD


Bioprosthetic Valve Fracture During ViV TAVR

A step-by-step practical guide for performing BVF to facilitate ViV TAVR.

By Ahmed Almomani, MD; and Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, MD


The Evolution of the Structural Heart Program

MedAxiom survey results indicate emerging trends in leadership, staffing, and economics of structural heart programs.

By Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC



An Interview With Gry Dahle, MD

Dr. Dahle shares her thoughts on the current and emerging technologies for valvular disease, as well as her advice for new surgeons entering the field.


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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.