In this Issue
Also Inside: Mitral and Tricuspid Interventions
Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page
By Ziad A. Ali, MD, DPhil; and Thomas Modine, MD, PhD, MBA
Reviewing the nuances of coronary angiography–based FFR and results of initial validation studies.
By Kaneshka Masdjedi, MD; and Joost Daemen, MD, PhD
Evaluating OCT imaging guidance in everyday practice as a new standard of care.
By Evan Shlofmitz, DO; and Richard Shlofmitz, MD
Is FFRCT the holy grail of combined noninvasive coronary anatomic and physiologic evaluation?
By Omar Khalique, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR
Is transcatheter mitral valve replacement a better solution for mitral regurgitation than transcatheter repair techniques?
By Pavel Overtchouk, MD; Juan F. Granada, MD; and Thomas Modine, MD, PhD, MBA
Essential tips, challenges, and future perspectives in imaging for transcatheter valve therapies.
By Osama Soliman, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC; Chun Chin Chang, MD; and Thomas Modine, MD, PhD, MBA
Evaluating the Use of MSCT and Fluoroscopy in Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Interventions
A presentation of MSCT-derived fluoroscopic angulations to help guide practitioners performing complex mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement procedures.
By Michele Pighi, MD; and Nicolo Piazza, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FESC, FACC
A review of current leaflet, annular, and valve replacement device technologies.
By Abdellaziz Dahou, MD, PhD; Juan F. Granada, MD; and Rebecca T. Hahn, MD
Knowledge of interatrial septum anatomy, appropriate equipment, and proper technique are key to successful transseptal puncture.
By Giulio Russo, MD; Maurizio Taramasso, MD, PhD; and Francesco Maisano, MD
Edwin C. Ho, MD, FRCPC, engages an expert panel on issues important to navigating a career in structural heart interventional imaging.
With Andrew D. Choi, MD, FACC, FSCCT; Jeffrey B. Geske, MD, FACC, FASE; Stephen H. Little, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FASE; and Dee Dee Wang, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
A review of refinements to the BPCI-A program, insights gained from enrolled groups, and attributes of high-performing participants, with a specific focus on the PCI bundles.