“The real question is: who should get percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)? I do not believe that we are doing too many PCIs but in some cases, we are not doing PCI in the right patient,” says Gregg Stone (New...
 Artificial intelligence (AI) is already better than humans at reading specific radiographic findings. It will impact phycisians’ jobs, but because it can currently only do very specific things, it is not yet “that robot chasing you down a dark...

AHA 2018: REGROUP trial

In this video from the European Society of Cardiology, Roxana Mehran (Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York) discusses the results of the REGROUP study that was presented...
In this PCR video, David E Kandzari (Department of Interventional Cardiology, Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, USA) speaks to Atul Pathak (National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases, Toulouse, France) about the implications of the...
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has released a new video, see below, that outlines the reasons why physicians should consider submitting an abstract to this year's #ESCCongress. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 14 February 2018 11.59pm Central...
In this video, hear how key recommendations from the 2017 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease may affect TAVI practices and adoption, including continued endorsement of the practice of the Heart Team, new international randomised controlled...
Bernard Prendergast (Department of Cardiology, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK), in this PCR video, outlines the key points of the 2017 European Society of Cardiology/European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons valvular heart disease guidelines The video was filmed at PCR London...
In this video from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Steen Dalby Kristensen (Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, Denmark) talks to members of the ESC's Cardiologists of Tomorrow programme about the highlights of this year's congress.  ...
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute (both Atlanta, USA) are using standard medical imaging and new 3-D printing technologies to create patient-specific heart valve models that mimic the physiological qualities of the real valves....
The British Heart Foundation has produced a video to help the general public understand the difference between a myocardial infarction and a cardiac arrest. The video uses a simple animation to explain the different symptoms of each event and what...
In this PCR video, filmed during EuroPCR (16–19 May, Paris, France), Atul Pathak (Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France) speaks to Daniel Burkhoff (Division of Cardiology, Columbia University, New York, USA) and Volkmar Falk (Klinik für Herz-Thorax-Gefässchirurgie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany)...
At JIM 2017 (9-11 February, Milan, Italy), we spoke to Bernardo Cortese (Interventional Cardiology, A.O. Fatebenefratelli, Milano, Italy) about how he uses bioresorbable scaffolds in clinical practice and what he thinks of the ABSORB II three-year results. This interview took...
In this video, by Heart Valve Surgery, Paul Powers describes his life before and after undergoing transcatheter mitral "valve-in-valve" implantation. The procedure, he explains, was to treat a failed surgical mitral valve - he had undergone surgical mitral valve replacement...
PCR London Valves 2016 opened in the main arena with the Edwards Lifesciences TNT session "TAVI in 2016: the year the treatment of aortic stenosis was transformed." It was announced during the session that the Edwards SAPIEN 3™ transcatheter...
Kieran Sandwell, who was born with transposition of the great arteries, underwent a heart transplant in 2009. As a mark of gratitude for his new heart, he donated his old one to the British Heart Foundation for research. In this video,...
Pope Francis visited the 2016 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress (27-31 August, Rome, Italy) on the last day of the meeting. In this ESC video, the society's president - Fausto Pinto - welcomes His Holiness to the congress.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GSQGmazETQ  
A University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) invention has made it possible for doctors to vastly improve their bypass surgery techniques without relying on animals. The invention—synthetic heart valves, arteries and veins made of polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel, that resembles human...
In this CTSNet video, filmed at the 2016 STS Annual Meeting (Phoenix, USA), Pieter Kappetein (Erasmus MC Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos (Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA), and Aurelio Chaux (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA) discuss the ethics...

TMVI: What we know

Transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) is being explored as an approach to managing patients with mitral regurgitation who cannot undergo surgery. In this PCR, video, Ran Kornowski, Herge Moellmann, and Alec Vahanian discuss the preliminary results and techniques of TMVI. For more...
Six years ago, a handful of researchers at Lund University in Sweden started taking an interest in how to make it easier to recognise unstable plaques that in worst case scenarios rupture and cause heart attacks or strokes.
Observing a sharp increase in admissions in their cardiovascular unit directly following the 2015 Paris attacks, Atul Pathak and his team hypothesised that the sudden increase of activity in their department might be stress-induced.
In this Heart Valve Surgery Resources video, Kim Feingold and Duc Thinh Pham (both Northwestern Medicine, St Albans City, USA) discuss cardiac behavioural medicine for patients undergoing heart valve surgery.
Jean Marco, PCR honorary chairman, discussed "transformative learning" during a keynote lecture at the 2015 GulfPCR meeting.
Olcay Aksoy discusses how transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revolutionised the treatment of patients with aortic stenosis.
J Aaron Grantham describes the effect of using PCI to treat a patient with a CTO of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

Discussion on the DAPT score

In this ACC/MedPage Today video, Peter Block and Robert Yeh discuss the DAPT score, which Yeh presented at the 2015 AHA scientific sessions.
Roxana Mehran encourages people to attend the 2016 Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions meeting

ABSORB III data reviewed

In this American College of Cardiology video, Peter Block and Dean Kereiakes discuss the results and implications of the ABSORB III study that was presented, by Kereiakes, at TCT 2015.
CardioSource WorldNews talks to Lars Svensson about the clinical and functional outcomes of injuries to the myocardium after TAVI. The interview was conducted at ESC 2015.

The OPTIDUAL trial

For EHJ today, Karl Swedberg moderates a discussion between Gerard Helft and Lars Wallentin about the OPTIDUAL study (which Helft presented at the ESC).
This European Society of Cardiology (ESC) video explores the role of comprehensive rehabilitation programmes for the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction.
In this video for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, Jill Ley leads an expert panel discussion about managing patients with cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery. This video was filmed at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' annual meeting.
In this PCR video, Simon Walsh (UK) interviews Pascal Meier (Switzerland) about the potential of social media to contribute to overall education and knowledge of interventional cardiologists, and to actually improve the clinical management of patients as it facilitates the exchange of knowledge. However, the use of social media is not without risk.
CardioSource World News talks with Hans Gustav HÌürsted Thyregod, about the NOTION study - the first all-comers trial to randomise low-risk patients to transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or surgical aortic valve replacement.
This ORSIF video tells the story of one of the world's most prominent cardiovascular surgeons, Edward Diethrich, and the career-altering health issues he has faced as a result of chronic, low-level exposure to ionising radiation through his work.
Chee Tang Chin presents his group's paper on the Asian perspective of the DAPT trial published in AsiaIntervention and also asks Thomas Cuisset for his projection for DAPT therapy in Europe.
Jeffrey Cavendish, interventionalist and member of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Foundation, and Donnette Smith, executive vice president of Mended Hearts, discuss the "After the Stent" campaign.
TCTAP 2015 Wrap-up Interview that explores the role of CABG vs. PCI for left main or three vessel disease. The moderator is David Paul Taggart with interviewees Seung-Jung Park and Patrick W. Serruys
European Bifurcation Club 10-year anniversary consensus document was the most downloaded EuroIntervention paper from the last 12 months. Lead Author Jens Flensted Lassen provides a brief summary of the main findings of this EBC document particularly in reference to the one vs two stent dilemma in coronary bifurcation treatment.
Justin E Davis, Imperial College, London, UK, presents a live case demonstration of the use of coronary physiology for the assessment of multi-vessel disease, using fractional flow reserve was to identify significant from non-significant coronary stenoses.
Complete evacuation of blood from the pleural and pericardial spaces after cardiac surgery is critical. Clearflow explain that retained blood in these areas can cause acute and subacute complications (such as tamponade).
Next year SERVE-HF, the world's largest randomised trial ever conducted to assess the benefits of effectively treating heart failure patients with sleep-disordered breathing, will be reporting results - setting the scene for major changes in how cardiologists view and manage this prevalent co-morbidity.
Alexandre Abizaid, Azeem Latib and Sigmund Silber discuss whether the current US and European dual antiplatelet therapy guidelines for patients treated with drug-eluting stents should be revisited. Flavio Ribichini moderates the discussion. In the first part of this webcast, Abizaid presents the past and current guidelines.
In the second part of the webcast, Latib presents data demonstrating that DAPT longer than 12 months increases the risk of bleeding; he also talks about differences between first and second generation DES and their impact on DAPT duration. Silber speaks about the results of the RESOLUTE clinical programme.
Timothy C Ball, an interventional cardiologist at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, USA, speaks about using a hybrid operating room and explains a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure.
Marc Gillinov and Stephanie Mick, both of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA, discuss mitral valve surgery and the options available to patients, including robot-assisted mitral valve repair.
A team at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, performs a renal denervation procedure.
Sigmund Silber, of the Kardiologische Klinik Dr Müller, Munich, Germany, discusses the benefits of using the Genous Bio-engineered R stent in patients with atrial fibrillation.
An 81-year-old woman with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis undergoes TAVI at the Heart and Vascular Institute.
Robert Harrington, Duke University Medical Center, is interviewed on diabetes and multivessel coronary artery disease
Peter Block says renal denervation, which has captured the imagination of interventionalists, has shown to improve glucose metabolism.

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