May/June 2019


In this Issue

Imaging Considerations in PCI

Also Inside: Mitral and Tricuspid Interventions




Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page

Imaging Considerations in PCI and Update on Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Interventions

By Ziad A. Ali, MD, DPhil; and Thomas Modine, MD, PhD, MBA


Angiography-Based FFR: Reevaluating the Role of the Pressure Wire

Reviewing the nuances of coronary angiography–based FFR and results of initial validation studies.

By Kaneshka Masdjedi, MD; and Joost Daemen, MD, PhD

Precision PCI: Making the Complex Simple or the Simple Complex?

Evaluating OCT imaging guidance in everyday practice as a new standard of care.

By Evan Shlofmitz, DO; and Richard Shlofmitz, MD

FFRCT: Why Should Interventional Cardiologists Care?

Is FFRCT the holy grail of combined noninvasive coronary anatomic and physiologic evaluation?

By Omar Khalique, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR


Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: Current Challenges and Future Perspective

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

Echocardiographic Imaging in Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Therapies

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

Catheter-Based Tricuspid Intervention

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


Transseptal Puncture: A Step-by-Step Procedural Guide

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


Roundtable Discussion: Real-World Challenges in the Structural Imaging Arena

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


Early Returns for Groups Participating in Medicare’s BPCI Advanced Program

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.

By Keely Macmillan; and Joel Sauer, MBA




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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.