The Official Journal of EuroPCR and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (EAPCI)

August 2021

Volume 17 Number 5

This issue includes a European position paper on the management of patients with patent foramen ovale; also in hypertension and stroke, a novel left atrial appendage occluder, the Omega device. In coronary interventions: a mini focus on in-stent restenosis including articles on the increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients treated for in-stent restenosis; using optical coherence tomography before treating in-stent restenosis to evaluate neointimal patterns and clinical outcomes as well as possible differences in outcomes between drug-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons; quantitative flow ratio for functional assessment of in-stent restenosis. Also in coronary interventions: the efficacy of RUC-4, a second-generation, subcutaneous glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor for first-point-of-care treatment of STEMI; the SMART-DATE trial comparing biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stents and durable polymer everolimus- or zotarolimus-eluting stents in patients with acute coronary syndromes in relation to dual antiplatelet therapy duration; from the CULPRIT-SHOCK trial, studying critical culprit lesion location as having a predictive value in determining worse outcomes; the Glider balloon, for coronary bifurcation stenting; fusing computed tomography angiography with real-time fluoroscopy to provide real-time guidance in chronic total occlusion PCI; understanding the limitations and complications of coronary microcatheters from the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database; and more...

Highlights from this issue

Restenosis characteristics and clinical outcomes
Restenosis characteristics and clinical outcomes
Xhepa E, Bresha J, Joner M, Hapfelmeier A, Rivero F, Ndrepepa G, Nano N, Cuesta J, Kufner S, Cassese S, Bastante T, Aytekin A, Rroku A, García-Guimaraes M, Lahmann A, Pinieck S, Rai H, Fusaro M, Schunkert H, Pérez-Vizcayno M, Gonzalo N, Alfonso F, Kastrati A
August 6, 2021
DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-20-00662

Coronary Interventions - Mini Focus on Stent Restenosis

Image – Interventional flashlight
Optical coherence tomography and tailored treatment of in-stent restenosis
August 6, 2021 | 10.4244/EIJ-D-20-00507

Coronary interventions

Interventions for valvular disease and heart failure