September 2020

Volume 28 Issue 9

Editorial Staff

Clinical Editor
Morton Kern, MD
Executive Editor
Laurie Gustafson
Managing Editor
Rebecca Kapur
Production Manager
Elizabeth Vasil

Editorial Correspondence

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High quality imaging is essential for chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention (CTO PCI). Collateral vessels can be very tiny and tortuous. Without the appropriate visualization, the path of the collateral can be misleading. This ca…
There are two aspects of the Rotarex Device that shine. First, it has very efficient clot removal. For thrombectomy purposes, I think this device is great. Second, the Rotarex engages plaque in a very efficient way.
The big surprise from the study is that the non-inferiority of cangrelor versus tirofiban was not met. Tirofiban was clearly superior to cangrelor. Among the 4 regimens, the mean level of platelet inhibition that can be achieved at 30 minutes is in t…
In this month’s article, Anne Beekman, Senior Manager, Care Pathway Solutions, Terumo Business Edge, describes the insight and learning she and her team gained from working with programs during the Covid-19 crisis. Anne possesses a wide body of knowl…
Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a rare but serious, and potentially fatal, complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). CAP occurs when an intimal tear or dissection penetrates the arterial wall. Previous studies estimate the incide…
Stent fracture is a common and clinically relevant complication in percutaneous coronary interventions.1 Untreated stent fractures (Types 3 and 4) are associated with poor cardiac outcome. For this reason, detecting stent fractures at the earliest po…
Editor's Note: An instructional complement to this article is available from CLD Clinical Editor Dr. Morton J. Kern, “Constrictive Pericardial Hemodynamics Made Easy”.
Recently, four interventional practitioners, representing different endovascular subspecialties, gathered to discuss their thoughts on the state of distal radial access techniques, the history behind it, and where they think it might fit into practic…
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