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Cardiac Catheterization: Clinical Updates and Novel Technologies

Submission deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Hiroki Teragawa, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, JR Hiroshima Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
    Interests: coronary artery; coronary microvascular dysfunction; coronary spasm; vasospastic angaina
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  • Hiroki Ikenaga, MD, PhD
    Department of Cardiovasuclar Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
    Interests: PCI; intracoronary imaging; coronary microvascular dysfunction; SHD intervention (TAVI, MitraClip)
Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic coronary syndrome with atherosclerotic stenosis is declining; however, the benefit of catheterization for the acute coronary syndrome is unquestionable. Coronary artery disease without significant stenosis has recently received attention as myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries or ischemia without obstructive coronary artery disease. Therefore, identifying the cause or endotype using coronary function tests may be important.

WATCHMANTM in arrhythmias, transcatheter aortic valve implantation for the aortic stenosis, and MitraClip for mitral regurgitation in the area of structural heart disease have been used in a growing number of cases. In congenital heart diseases, atrial septal defect treatment is a matter of course, but the treatment of patent foramen ovale is becoming more widespread. Developments in these areas are remarkable.

Therefore, this special issue will collect a wide range of original studies and review articles on cardiac catheterization and treatment at present to help understand the current and future directions and issues in this field.

High priority will be given to the following topics:
• acute coronary syndromes, including myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery disease; 
• chronic coronary syndrome, including ischemia with non-obstructive coronary artery disease; 
• intracoronary imaging; 
• catheter interventions for structural heart disease.

Dr. Hiroki Teragawa and Dr.  Hiroki Ikenaga

Guest Editors

acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
angina with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (ANOCA)
chronic coronary syndrome (CCS)
congenital heart disease
coronary function test
coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD)
coronary spastic angina (CSA)
intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
ischemia with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (INOCA)
microvascular angina
microvascular spasm
myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (MINOCA)
near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-IVUS
non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)
optical coherence tomography (OCT)
patent foramen ovale
spasm provocation test
spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)
structural heart disease
transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
variant angina
vasospastic angina (VSA)
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