Volume 15 Number 8
October 2019

Volume 15 Number 8

This month we look at TAVR in patients with sarcopaenia; compare whether CCTA is more sensitive than TEE for device surveillance after LAAC; examine the influence of multidirectional shear stress on plaque progression and compositional changes in coronary arteries; introduce a new technology – intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) – for the treatment if calcific coronary and peripheral artery stenoses; and discuss the feasibility of an intravascular ultrasound-based energy delivery system for pulmonary artery denervation.

Highlights from this issue

valvular disease
Comparison of CCTA and TEE after LAA closure
Comparison of CCTA and TEE after LAA closure
Qamar S, Jalal S, Nicolaou S, Tsang M, Gilhofer T, Saw J
October 18, 2019
DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-18-01107
valvular disease
Sarcopaenia and TAVR outcomes
Sarcopaenia and TAVR outcomes
Heidari B, Al-Hijji M, Moynagh M, Takahashi N, Welle G, Eleid M, Singh M, Gulati R, Rihal C, Lerman A
October 18, 2019
DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-19-00110
coronary
Multidirectional shear stress and plaque progression
Multidirectional shear stress and plaque progression
Kok A, Molony D, Timmins L, Ko Y, Boersma E, Eshtehardi P, Wentzel J, Samady H
October 18, 2019
DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-18-00529

Interventions for hypertension and stroke

Letter to the editor