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Interventional Therapies for Heart Failure

Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC

January/February 2018— Interventional therapies for heart failure are growing rapidly and represent a new frontier in our field. This issue is our first to focus on understanding more about inte…

Overcoming Difficult Radial Anatomy During Primary PCI With Balloon-Assisted Tracking

Senthil K. Elangovan, MRCP; Alex J. Chase, PhD; Adrian Ionescu, MD; and Daniel R. Obaid, PhD

January/February 2018—Using balloon-assisted tracking as an alternative to femoral access in cases complicated by severe spasm, tortuosity, or radial loops.

Impact of Radial Access on Coronary Intervention Outcomes

M. Imran Aslam, MD; and Rani K. Hasan, MD, MHS

January/February 2018—Coronary intervention outcomes can be improved with radial access—time for radial first.

Femoral Versus Radial Access: Do Vascular Closure Devices Level the Playing Field?

Zoltan G. Turi, MD, MSCAI, FACC

January/February 2018—A look at the pro and cons of radial versus femoral access and the extent to which VCDs can mitigate drawbacks of a femoral approach.

Meta-Analysis Suggests Ulnar Artery May Be a Safe Alternative to Radial Artery for Cardiac Catheterization

February 12, 2018 -- Ritin Fernandez, PhD, et al published meta-analysis data online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions reviewing six randomized controlled tr…

Corindus and Medtronic Will Cosponsor Courses at Hospitals on Interventional Procedural Training

January 29, 2018 -- Corindus Vascular Robotics recently announced that it will cosponsor courses at multiple leading hospitals to educate interventional cardiologists on trans…

FDA Seeks to Strengthen Public Warnings and Recall Notifications; CDRH Outlines Strategic Priorities

January 18, 2018 -- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, issued a statement on the agency's new policy steps for strengthening public war…

Outcomes Compared for Radial and Femoral Access in Rotational Atherectomy

December 21, 2017 -- A United Kingdom observational study composed of 8,622 patients compared radial versus femoral access for rotational atherectomy (RA) procedures. The find…

 

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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.