Special Issue "State of the Art in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2024 | Viewed by 128

Special Issue Editors

1. Medical Technology Research Centre, Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
2. 2nd Department of Cardiology, Attikon University Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: coronary physiology; intracoronary imaging; cardioprotection in STEMI; complex PCI outcome optimization; OHCA; cardiogenic shock
1: Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon, Essex, UK
2: Medical Technology Research Centre, Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Interests: OHCA; coronary physiology; intracoronary imaging; complex PCI outcome optimization; medical device innovation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the most common type of coronary revascularization being at the frontline for more than four decades. Significant advances have been achieved during the journey of PCI. Third-generation stent platforms have reduced stent restenosis and stent thrombosis. Eyeball lesion estimation is substituted by physiology indices (i.e., FFR, iFR, etc.) and intravascular imaging, which has made PCI more precise, leading to improved outcomes. The radial artery has become the gold standard for access-reducing bleeding events and, more importantly, mortality in the setting of ACS. New, sophisticated techniques and adjunctive devices used during contemporary chronic total occlusion PCI have made percutaneous recanalization safe and feasible in patients that otherwise would have only been candidates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Newer devices such as intravascular lithotripsy and orbital atherectomy have led to the more effective and safer modification of calcified lesions. Advances in mechanical circulation devices support the performance of PCI in the most complex subsets of coronary artery disease even in hemodynamically unstable patients.

In this Special Issue, we welcome the submission of original clinical research and review articles aiming to describe and discuss the practices of contemporary state-of-the-art percutaneous coronary interventions.

Dr. Grigoris V. Karamasis
Dr. Thomas R. Keeble
Guest Editors

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  • PCI
  • CTO
  • DES
  • IVUS
  • OCT
  • FFR
  • LMS

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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