Table of Contents
Interventional Therapies for Heart Failure
In This Issue
Chief Medical Editor's Page
Technologies for Treating Left Atrial Decompression in Heart Failure
An overview of three unique devices that are currently in development, including data from early clinical trial experience and the potential advantages and pitfalls to be explored.
By Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD, and Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
Ask the Experts: What Is the Role of Mitral Repair in Heart Failure?
Experts discuss treatment strategies for patients with mitral regurgitation progressing to heart failure.
With William Weir, MD; Steven F. Bolling, MD; Brian Whisenant, MD; Nyal Borges, MD; Samir Kapadia, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Muath Bishawi, MD; and Donald D. Glower Jr, MD
Insights Into the FAME 2 and ORBITA Trials
Drs. William Fearon and Ajay Kirtane discuss what the data mean for patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, applicability in patients with severe disease, and what they would have changed in terms of study design.
With William Fearon, MD, and Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM, FACC, FSCAI
Radial Access: Technical Considerations
Overcoming Difficult Radial Anatomy During Primary PCI With Balloon-Assisted Tracking
Using balloon-assisted tracking as an alternative to femoral access in cases complicated by severe spasm, tortuosity, or radial loops.
By Senthil K. Elangovan, MRCP; Alex J. Chase, PhD; Adrian Ionescu, MD; and Daniel R. Obaid, PhD
Coding & Reimbursement