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.
Browse the content below where leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub, and browse the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio.
Interventional cardiology Content
The Coronary Sinus Reducer – Clinical Evidence and New Perspectives On An Emerging Tool in the Treatment of Refractory Angina
Heart International. 2020;14(1):Online ahead of journal publication
Refractory angina pectoris is a chronic disabling condition affecting an increasing number of patients (10–15%) with severe ischaemic heart disease.1 It is generally defined as the presence of debilitating angina due to severe and/or diffuse coronary artery disease (CAD), despite optimal medical therapy and with no option for further percutaneous or surgical revascularisation procedures. As […]
Clopidogrel-induced Pill Oesophagitis
Heart International. 2020;14(1): Online ahead of journal publication.
Antiplatelet agents are routinely given to prevent thrombosis of coronary stents.1 When antiplatelet drugs are not given before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), they may be given on the table during PCI.1 Ingestion of pills while supine on the catheterisation table often causes mild dysphagia and discomfort but, rarely, it can cause a more serious event. […]
Comparison of Contemporary Drug-eluting Coronary Stents – Is Any Stent Better than the Others?
Heart International. 2020;14(1): Online ahead of journal publication
Coronary artery disease (CAD), due to development of atherosclerotic plaques, remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. If unstable or clinically significant, these are frequently treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), typically involving balloon angioplasty and implantation of a metallic drug-eluting stent (DES).1 Coronary stents have substantially evolved since their first use in the 1980s […]
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Graft in Left Main Revascularisation
Heart International. 2020;14(1):Epub ahead of publication.
Left main (LM) coronary artery disease is the atherosclerotic narrowing of the LM segment, and is often associated with involvement of the ostial disease of the left anterior descending and left circumflex arteries, called distal LM disease. Significant LM disease is defined as ≥50% angiographically-detected stenosis of the LM or angiographically <50% stenosis with positive […]
A Review of the Ultrathin Orsiro Biodegradable Polymer Drug-eluting Stent in the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
Heart International. 2019;13(2):17–24
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major global cause of death attributing to nearly 9 million deaths worldwide in 2016.1 The introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has revolutionised the treatment of CAD in current clinical practice, and advances in coronary stent technology have continued to deliver improved outcomes. In recent years, there has been […]
Evaluating Equivocal Left Main Stenosis with Fractional Flow Reserve – Not all Daughter Vessels are Created Equally
Heart International. 2019;13(2):38–40
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) has been a useful tool in guiding decision-making in intermediate left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis, particularly in the absence of downstream disease.1 Multiple caveats have been raised about the use of FFR with significant downstream disease and the interpretation of the significance of the LMCA stenosis.2 On the other hand, […]
HRC 2019 – Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia: Arrhythmia Mapping
Coverage of the Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia – Arrhythmia Mapping presented at HRC 2019 and chaired by Drs Stuart Harris and Vias Markides. Filmed at the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2019 in Birmingham, UK, October 2019 in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance.
HRC 2019 – Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia: Controversies
Coverage of the Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia – Controversies presented at HRC 2019 and chaired by Drs Vanita Arora and Vias Markides. Filmed at the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2019 in Birmingham, UK, October 2019 in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance.
HRC 2019 – Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia: Catheter Ablation
Coverage of the Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia – Catheter Ablation presented at HRC 2019 and chaired by Drs Tom Wong and Magdi Saba. Filmed at the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2019 in Birmingham, UK, October 2019 in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance.
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