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Congress to Review Industry DES Practices

Cardiac Interventions Today Staff

March 2007—US House Oversight Committee requests all materials related to clinical trials, approvals, and sales and marketing practices of Boston Scientific's Taxus and Cordis's Cypher stents.

Left Main Coronary Disease

Seung-Jung Park, MD, PhD, FACC, and Young-Hak Kim, MD, PhD

September 2007—Current evidence for drug-eluting stent placement in unprotected left main coronary disease.

Strategies for DESs in Bifurcation Disease

Samin K. Sharma, MD, FACC

September 2007—Recent achievements in percutaneous coronary interventions have led to lower restenosis rates.

The Perfect Drug-Eluting Stent

Tim A. Fischell, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Dwight Dishmon, MD; Adam Elhaddi, MD; Shadwan Alsafwah, MD; and Santhosh R. Mannem, MD

June/July 2009—Goals for stent, polymer, and drug development.

Nonstent Drug Delivery

Verghese Mathew, MD, FACC

June/July 2009—Current data on the use of drug-eluting balloon angioplasty to treat atherosclerotic arterial disease are limited but hold promise.

Metallic Stents Coated With Bioabsorbable Polymers

Wei Fan; Dave M. Johnson, Phd; and Marc D. Feldman, MD, FACC

June/July 2009—An overview of polymer technology as a drug-carrier mechanism.

Bioabsorbable Stents: The Future Is Near

Refat Jabara, MD, FACC; Lakshmana Pendyala, MD; Jack Chen, MD, FACC; and Nicolas Chronos, MD, FACC

June/July 2009—A review of the breakthroughs and challenges of bioabsorbable stents as a potential solution to the risks associated with available drug-eluting stents.

Abrupt Vessel Closure

Srihari S. Naidu, MD; David Choi, DO; and Peter Angelopoulos, MD

August/September 2009—A detailed look at the intraprocedural decision making required to handle this challenging presentation.




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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.