September/October 2019


In this Issue

Challenging Scenarios

What Would You Do?



Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Meeting the Challenge…

By Azeem Latib, MD


What Would You Do?

TAVR in Small Anatomy

Moderator: Matias Sztejfman, MD
Panelists: Guilherme Attizzani, MD; Cristian Baeza, MD; Hemal Gada, MD, MBA; Anthony Main, MD; and Henrique Barbosa Ribeiro, MD, PhD

Percutaneous Treatment of Left Ventricular Free Wall Perforation and Severe Mitral Insufficiency

Moderator: Wojciech Wojakowski, MD, PhD
Panelists: Anita W. Asgar, MD, MSc, FACC; Haim Danenberg, MD; Thomas Modine, MD, PhD, MBA; and Pavel Overtchouk, MD

Severe Symptomatic Functional TR After Previous Left-Sided Valve Replacement

Moderator: Edwin C. Ho, MD, FRCPC
Panelists: Neil P. Fam, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FACC, FESC; and Maurizio Taramasso, MD, PhD

Radial Access for the Evaluation of Bypass Grafts

Moderator: Mirvat Alasnag, MD, FACP, FSCAI, FRCP
Panelists: James Nolan, MBChB, FRCP, MD; Sunil Rao, MD; and Binita Shah, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI

Complex Aortic Transit During CTO PCI

Moderator: Sanjog Kalra, MD, MSc
Panelists: Sean Janzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Rajiv Tayal, MD, MPH, FSCAI; and Grace J. Wang, MD, FACS

Massive Thromboembolism, PFO, and Acute Limb Ischemia

Moderator: Mohamad Alkhouli, MD
Panelists: Yashu Dhamija, MD; Abdul Moiz Hafiz, MD; Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI; and Anmar Kanaa’N, MD

PCI in a Complex Bifurcation CTO

Moderator: Rui Campante Teles, MD, FESC, FACC
Panelists: James W. Choi, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Laurent Drogoul, MD; and Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, MD, PhD

High-Risk PCI of a Left Main Bifurcation Lesion in a Patient Presenting With Acute Coronary Syndrome and Low LVEF

Moderator: Elvin Kedhi, MD, PhD
Panelists: Renicus Suffridus Hermanides, MD, PhD; Duane Pinto, MD, MPH; and Alejandro Ricalde, MD, FACC

Acute Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation and Cardiogenic Shock

Moderator: Snehal R. Patel, MD
Panelists: Rita A. Jermyn, MD; Mahek Shah, MD; and A. Reshad Garan, MD, MS, FACC


Sponsored by Boston Scientific Corporation

The LOTUS Edge Aortic Valve System and SENTINEL Cerebral Protection System

Experts discuss the benefits and implications of these innovative technologies in an expanding patient population.

With Vinod H. Thourani, MD, FACS, FACC; and Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI


Left Radial Artery Access: A More Coaxial Approach to Cardiac Catheterization

An overview of our technique for left radial access, with a discussion of the benefits and limitations.

By Kevin Fullin, MD, FACC; and Timothy Sanborn, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI


Interventional Cardiology Apps in Clinical Practice

How everyday use of this technology can impact your practice of medicine.

By Iva Golemi, MD; Jonathan Rosenberg, MD; Justin Levisay, MD; and Ted E. Feldman, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FESC


Compensation and Production Trends for Interventionalists

A look at MedAxiom’s annual report reflecting the continued evolution of the field in terms of physician demand and compensation agreements.

By Joel Sauer, MBA


An Interview With Ulrich Schäfer, MD

Prof. Schäfer shares updates on the current status of therapies for each of the four heart valves, as well as new technologies to address heart failure and more.


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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.