Special Issue "Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI): Past, Present and Future"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Cardiovascular Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 175

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Gargiulo
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Guest Editor
Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Coronary Artery Disease; Peripheral Artery Disease; Antithrombotic Therapy.
Dr. Mario Enrico Canonico
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80131 Naples, Italy
2. CPC Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: clinical cardiology; heart failure; coronary artery disease; antithrombotic therapy; peripheral arterial disease
1. Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80131 Naples, Italy
2. Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec City, QC G1V0A6, Canada
Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement; Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; Coronary Artery Disease; Antithrombotic Therapy.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) represents the most common strategy to manage flow-limiting coronary artery stenoses. According to the latest evidence from large randomized or observational studies, PCI continues to improve with an ever-broadening indication in light of the newer devices and procedural techniques, which has led higher rates of successful procedures and improved clinical outcomes over time. PCI has also been offered to more complex patients including those at high-risk or with cardiogenic shock, eventually through devices for mechanical support. Hence, a PCI strategy guided by physiology, imaging, and optimal lesion management should be pursued to obtain complete revascularization and sustained long-term results. In addition, the refinement of antithrombotic therapy in patients undergoing PCI has contributed to further improving patient outcomes; however, its optimization remains a matter of ongoing debate in order to balance ischemic and bleeding risks.

The aim of the present Special Issue is to offer insights into the implementation of diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), covering several aspects of interventional cardiology from procedural techniques to peri-procedural management. The intended primary target audience consists of clinicians who are involved in the care of patients for whom revascularization is indicated. The Editors hope that this Special Issue will be of interest to interventional cardiologists as well as a broader range of clinicians that encounter CAD. Therefore, we invite researchers and clinicians to submit their works, including original clinical research studies, meta-analyses, and reviews, related to the PCI field.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Gargiulo
Dr. Mario Enrico Canonico
Dr. Marisa Avvedimento
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • coronary revascularization
  • percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • coronary artery disease
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • chronic coronary syndrome
  • antithrombotic therapy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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