Volume 4 – Number 2 – September 2018

This edition of the foremost reference – both local and global – for interventional practice in the Asia-Pacific region looks at Takayasu’s arteritis and the role of endovascular treatment; the latest from the Asia Pacific Chronic Total Occlusion club and their new algorithm focussing on three specific problems in the retrograde approach; a review of why the CYPHER stent failed by reviewing long-term clinical outcomes with BRS vs. DES; and hospital outcomes in STEMI patients after the implementation of a regional STEMI network in the metropolitan area of a developing country (Jakarta Cardiovascular Care Unit Network System).

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Is a biodegradable polymer stent really superior to a durable polymer stent?
Huay Cheem Tan, Joshua P. Loh
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:71-73

Systems of care for STEMI in developing countries – the way forward
Suma M. Victor, Ajit S. Mullasari
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:74-76

Coronary Interventions

Long-term clinical outcomes with biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents versus durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents
Jaehoon Chung, Woo-Hyun Lim, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Jae-Bin Seo, Woo-Young Chung
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:77-86

Selective use of drug-eluting stents in high-risk versus bare metal stents in low-risk patients according to predefined criteria confers similar four-year long-term clinical outcomes
Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Joshua P.Y. Loh, Domingo Addatu Jr, Liang Shen, Adrian F. Low, Chi Hang Lee, Huay Cheem Tan
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:87-91

Hospital outcomes in STEMI patients after the introduction of a regional STEMI network in the metropolitan area of a developing country
Surya Dharma, Hananto Andriantoro, Iwan Dakota, Renan Sukmawan, Isman Firdaus, Siska Suridanda Danny, Dian Zamroni, Bambang Budi Siswanto, Sunil V. Rao
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:92-97

Retrograde algorithm for chronic total occlusion from the Asia Pacific Chronic Total Occlusion club
Eugene B. Wu, Etsuo Tsuchikane, Sidney Lo, Soo Teik Lim, Lei Ge, Ji-Yan Chen, Jie Qian, Seung Whan Lee, Scott Harding, Hsien-Li Kao
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:98-107

Feasibility and safety of non-occlusive coronary angioscopic observation using a 4 Fr guiding catheter
Masato Matsushita, Masamichi Takano, Ryo Munakata, Tomofumi Sawatani, Osamu Kurihara, Hidenori Komiyama, Daisuke Murakami, Akihiro Shirakabe, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Noritake Hata, Yasushi Miyauchi, Yoshihiko Seino, Wataru Shimizu
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:110-116

Peripheral Interventions

Takayasu’s arteritis: a review of the literature and the role of endovascular treatment
Rachel Wenrui Lim, Yann Shan Keh, Khung Keong Yeo, Narendra Nath Khanna
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:117-125

Interventions for valvular disease and heart failure

Safety and feasibility of interventional left atrial appendage closure without contrast agent
Theresa Wisst, Felix Meincke, Tobias Spangenberg, Hendrik Wienemann, Claudia Reinholz, Felix Kreidel, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Alexander Ghanem
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:126-133

Concurrent transcatheter transfemoral tricuspid valve-in-valve and aortic valve implantation using a 3D printed model for pre-OT planning
Jason Leung-Kwai Chan, Raymond Fung, Eric Chi-Yuen Wong, Alan Ka-Chun Chan, Shing-Fung Chui, Vincent Ngai-Hong Luk, Vincent Wing-Shun Ng, Kevin Chun-Kit Kwok, Hung-Leong Cheung, Kam-Tim Chan, Alan Yeung, Michael Kang-Yin Lee
AsiaIntervention 2018;4:134-138