An Introduction to Interventional Cardiology
Interventional cardiology involves the use of intravascular, catheter-based techniques to treat patients with cardiovascular disease. The field has seen significant advances over the past decade, such as new imaging technologies and devices.
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Interventional Cardiology Content
Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Recipients of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2021;7(1):19-25
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) often co-exist. The incidence of AF is estimated to reach 45% of patients with HF and rises with the severity of HF symptoms, from about 5% of patients in the New York Heart Association (NYHA) class I to 50% in NYHA class IV.1–4 Consistently, the incidence of AF […]
The ACURATE neo™ and neo2™ Valve Systems
Heart International. 2021;15(1):37-41
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has seen worldwide explosive growth. The current USA guidelines no longer use risk in choosing between TAVR and surgical aortic valve replacement, and the European guidelines have extended the recommendation for TAVR to lower risk groups.1,2 This rapid expansion has been driven by data from randomized trials showing TAVR as […]
David Keane, AF Symposium 2021: Challenges in Catheter Ablation
We spoke to Professor David Keane (St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland) about the current challenges procedural duration and overall success in catheter ablation, and the most exciting innovations to aim to overcome these. Questions: What are the current challenges in catheter ablation in terms of procedural duration and overall success? (0.13) What are the […]
David Keane, AF Symposium 2021: Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
We spoke to Professor David Keane (St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland) about atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Questions: What is the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)? (0.13) What is known about the efficacy and safety of catheter ablation of AF in patients with HCM compared to […]
Andrea Natale, AF Symposium 2021: Impact of Catheter Ablation on Quality of Life and Health Care Utilization
We spoke to Dr Andrea Natale (Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX, USA) about the most exciting recent innovations in catheter ablation technology. Questions: What is the impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation on healthcare utilization and quality of life? (0.13) How should these data influence the timing of ablation strategies? (2.40) Speaker disclosures: Dr […]
Luigi Di Biase, AF Symposium 2021: Innovations in Catheter Ablation Technology
We spoke to Dr Luigi Di Biase (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY, USA) about the most exciting recent innovations in catheter ablation technology. Questions: Could you give us a brief overview of the most exciting recent innovations in catheter ablation technology? (0.18) What evidence supports the effectiveness of these […]
Luigi Di Biase, AF Symposium 2021: Current and Emerging Strategies for the Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
We spoke to Dr Luigi Di Biase (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY, USA) on the current and new, emerging treatment strategies for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation, including the limitations of current pulmonary vein isolation, the concept of “beyond PVI” and clinical evidence supporting new ablation targets. Questions: […]
A Review of Bleeding Risk with Impella-supported High-risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Heart International. 2020;14(2):92-99 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.2.92
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has evolved over recent years, with increasingly more complex, high-risk procedures being performed, including in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease with or without left main disease, often complicated by severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction.1 In addition, decisions about coronary bypass surgery or PCI often focus not only on coronary anatomy, […]
Summary of Practice Considerations for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Left Main Bifurcation Disease
Heart International. 2020;14(2):69-72 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.2.69
Technical approaches to left main (LM) revascularisation by percutaneous techniques continues to be in evolution. This manuscript will attempt to summarise the current best practices for LM percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Following a clinical decision for PCI of left main bifurcation (LMB) stenosis, based on angiographic, imaging and functional severity, and supported by current guidelines […]
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