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Recent Advances in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Submission deadline: 30 April 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • George Dangas
    Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, USA
  • Christian Hengstenberg
    Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Management of coronary artery disease has substantially improved since the introduction of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty by Doctor Andreas Grüntzig in 1977. Cardiac surgery was the prevailing revascularization strategy at that time, with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reserved to patients with favorable coronary anatomy. Revolutionary changes in technologies have reverted the status quo such that most revascularization procedures are currently performed percutaneously. Introduction of new-generation drug-eluting stents with a superior design to bare-metal stents decreased the rates of complications and recurrent ischemic events on the short- and long-term follow-up. In particular, the incidence of stent thrombosis after PCI has significantly declined over the past years raising questions about the need for prolonged antiplatelet therapy duration. Furthermore, as newer and more potent antithrombotic agents are currently available, the main challenge remains to balance the bleeding and ischemic risks, especially in those that carry high bleeding risk characteristics. Advancements in intracoronary imaging technologies have allowed a more optimal stent deployment and implantation, mitigating the risk of early and late stent failure due to stent fracture and neoatherosclerosis formation. In addition, adoption of state-of-the-art devices, guidewires, and techniques has facilitated the treatment of complex coronary lesions. With a growing population of complex and high-risk patients, new-generation mechanical circulatory support devices have extended PCI indications to patients deemed ineligible for surgical revascularization. In this review series, we provide an overview on the recent advances in PCI, ranging from antithrombotic therapy, intracoronary imaging, treatment of complex lesions, and use mechanical circulatory support devices.     

Prof. George Dangas and Prof. Christian Hengstenberg

Guest Editors

Percutaneous coronary intervention
Coronary artery disease
Ischemic heart disease
Antiplatelet therapy
Antithrombotic therapy
Coronary atherectomy
Coronary stent
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Planned Paper (10 Papers)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to IMR Press journals will subject to peer-review before acceptance

Pharmacogenomics and Medical Management in Interventional Pharmacology: Present Status and Future Direction

Christian Hengstenberg

High Risk PCI in the Modern Era

Christian Hengstenberg

Management of High-Bleeding Risk Patients Undergoing PCI: Devices & Pharmacotherapy

Roxana Mehran

Intracoronary Imaging in PCI

George Dangas

Treatment of complex coronary lesions

George Dangas

Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction

Jean-Philippe Collet

Intra-Coronary Physiology in Contemporary PCI

Lampson Fan

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Native Artery Versus Bypass Graft in Patients with Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Mohamed Farag

Personalized 3D Printed Coronary Models to Guide Coronary Interventions

Zhonghua Sun

The Declining Role of Aspirin in DAPT

F.W.A. Verheugt

Published Paper (16 Papers)
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