Volume 2 – Number 1 – January 2016

This issue of AsiaIntervention begins with an overview of the evolution of interventional cardiology in India and continues with articles touching on such topics as the difference in sizing of the aortavalvular complex by Japanese and French teams, a study evaluating the spatial distribution and magnitude of coronary calcification and stent expansion and two “How should I treats”, from Thailand and Singapore with invited experts from Europe.

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Editorial

Evolution and current status of interventional cardiology in India
Upendra Kaul, Jagdish C. Mohan
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:7-9

Tailoring TAVI in Asia: insights from MSCT
Stephen A. O’Connor, Nicolo Piazza, Darren Mylotte
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:10-12

Opening the shell for better stent results
Giulio Guagliumi, Kunihiro Shimamura, Vasile Sirbu
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:13-15

Asia-Pacific hotlines at TCT 2015
Coronary Interventions

Late angiographic and clinical outcomes of the novel BioMime™ sirolimus-eluting coronary stent with ultra-thin cobalt-chromium platform and biodegradable polymer for the treatment of diseased coronary vessels: results from the prospective, multicentre meriT-2 clinical trial
Ashok Seth, Ricardo A. Costa, Upendra Kaul, Gurpreet S. Wander, Ajith Mullasari, Manjunath C. Nanjappa, Prabhakar Heggunje-Shetty, Thomas Alexander, Suhas Hardas, Samuel K. Mathew, Suresh Vijan, Alexandre Abizaid
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:19-27

Impact of chronic lung disease after percutaneous coronary intervention in Japanese patients with acute coronary syndrome
Toshiki Kuno, Shun Kohsaka, Hiroaki Miyata, Ikuko Ueda, Masahiro Suzuki, Shigetaka Noma, Shiro Ishikawa, Koji Negishi, Mitsuaki Sawano, Yuichiro Maekawa, Yohei Numasawa, Keiichi Fukuda
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:28-35

Distribution characteristics of coronary calcification and its substantial impact on stent expansion: an optical coherence tomography study
Masaru Ishida, Tetsuya Fusazaki, Yoshifumi Nakajima, Satoshi Nakajima, Ryohei Sakamoto, Yu Ishikawa, Yudai Shimoda, Toshihide Mifune, Takumi Kimura, Tomonori Itoh, Yoshihiro Morino
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:36-43

Smooth arterial healing after paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty for in-stent restenosis assessed by optical frequency domain imaging
Kengo Fukunaga, Takashi Kajiya, Junichiro Takaoka, Ryoichi Arima, Akihiro Miyamura, Nobuhiko Atsuchi, Yoshihiko Atsuchi, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Mitsuru Ohishi
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:44-47

Mediastinal haematoma complicating percutaneous coronary intervention via the radial artery
Michael Spies, Daniel Robaei, Luke Baker, Nigel Jepson
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:48

Interventions for structural heart disease and heart failure

Comparison of aortic annulus dimensions between Japanese and European patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation as determined by multi-detector computed tomography: results from the OCEAN-TAVI (Optimised transCathEter vAlvular interveNtion) registry and a European single-centre cohort
Yusuke Watanabe, Marie-Claude Morice, Ken Kozuma, Masanori Yamamoto, Hideyuki Kawashima, Fumiaki Yashima, Taku Inohara, Erik Bouvier, Takahide Arai, Keiichi Fukuda, Thierry Lefevre, Kentaro Hayashida
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:49-56

How should I treat?

How should I treat a percutaneous posteromedial mitral periprosthetic paravalvular leak closure in a bioprosthesis with no radiopaque ring?
Paul T.L. Chiam, Ping-Ping Goh, Yean-Teng Lim, Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, Eric Eeckhout, Ka-Yip Lo, Alain Delabays
AsiaIntervention 2016;2:65-72