In this Issue
Also Inside: Vascular Closure Devices
Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page
By Rahul Sharma, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI; and Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC
An overview of innovative preprocedural and intraprocedural imaging techniques, trial data, and current LAAO devices and devices in development.
By Saurabh Sanon, MD; and D. Scott Lim, MD
Where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we still need to go with transcatheter PVL closure.
By John T. Saxon, MD; and Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, MD
A review of updated trial data, treatment diagnosis and indications, and approved devices.
By Francesco Dipasquale, MD; Sebastiano Immè, MD; and Marco Barbanti, MD
VASCULAR CLOSURE DEVICES
An assessment of vascular closure techniques, including surgical closure, suture-based devices, and dedicated large-bore devices.
By Stephen Keane, MB, BCh, BAO; Liesbeth Rosseel, MD; and Darren Mylotte, MB, BCh, MD, PhD
State-of-the-art closure techniques for large-bore access.
By Amir Kaki, MD; and M. Chadi Alraies, MD
Discussing the design and function of radial artery compression technologies used for a safe closure of radial access after percutaneous cardiovascular intervention.
By Francesco Costa, MD, PhD, FESC; and Renato Scalise, MD
Mastering the ultrasound-guided access technique for cardiac and noncardiac interventions can reduce access-related complications and improve outcomes.
By Maarten P. van Wiechen, MD; and Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC
A guide to understanding intracardiac echocardiography for PFO closure, including available technologies, proper techniques, and potential benefits and limitations.
By Mohamad Alkhouli, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by TherOx, Inc.
Moving beyond epicardial vessel patency for enhanced myocardial salvage.
By Jack L. Martin, MD, FACC
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by B. Braun
Experts share their thoughts on DCB-only angioplasty as an implant-free alternative to DES implantation. Based on their clinical practice, the experts offer their distinct perspectives on recently published data, future expectations, and much more.
With Robert A. Byrne, MD, PhD; Raban Jeger, MD; and Bruno Scheller, MD; with additional commentary provided by Tuomas T. Rissanen, MD, PhD
Cost-effective safety, stability, and ambulation for TAVR and other cardiac procedures.
A guide for cardiovascular programs to improve access to care for new patients and recommendations on improving availability for existing patients.
By Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC
Dr. Hahn shares insights from the SCOUT tricuspid regurgitation trial, various valvular regurgitation guidelines, the formation for the interventional echocardiography subspecialty, and much more.