Monthly Archives: April 2013

What if Radial Artery Access were a Class 1 Guideline recommendation for patients presenting with STEMI?

By Steven L. Goldberg, MD What are the implications that two trials suggested a mortality benefit when the radial approach was used to access the arterial system during a STEMI? Although the overall finding of the RIVAL trial of radial … Continue reading

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MNS and CT Roadmap-assisted PCI

By Chunjian Li Magnetic navigation system (MNS)-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have been applied in clinical practice for several years. The major technical innovation of this procedure exists in the process of the guidewire placement, which can be guided by … Continue reading

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Towards a New Horizon of Coronary Devices

By Wail Nammas, MD With the growing concerns about the problem of stent thrombosis (ST) following drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, especially occurring late (after 1 month) and very late (after 1 year), there emerged a need to search for novel … Continue reading

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We Need Independent Clinical Trial Initiatives

By Javier Martín de la Torre-Hernández, MD Drug-eluting stents (DES) have widely open the field of research in interventional cardiology. These devices are no longer “simple metallic springs” with minor and subtle differences in cell or strut geometry. Their platforms … Continue reading

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