Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (ISSN 2639-6807)

Percutaneous coronary intervention

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Percutaneous coronary intervention

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a non-surgical procedure used to treat narrowing (stenosis) of the coronary arteries of the heart found in coronary artery disease. After accessing the blood stream through the femoral or radial artery, the procedure uses coronary catheterization to visualise the blood vessels on X-ray imaging. After this, an interventional cardiologist can perform a coronary angioplasty, using a balloon catheter in which a deflated balloon is advanced into the obstructed artery and inflated to relieve the narrowing; certain devices such as stents can be deployed to keep the blood vessel open. Various other procedures can also be performed.

In patients with acute coronary syndromes, PCI may be appropriate; guidelines and best practices are constantly evolving.

The risk of complications is higher in:

  • People aged 65 and older
  • People who have kidney disease or diabetes
  • Women
  • People who have poor pumping function in their hearts
  • People who have extensive heart disease and blockages.

Other procedures done during a percutaneous coronary intervention include:

·         Implantation of stents

·         Rotational or laser atherectomy

·         Brachytherapy (use of radioactive source to inhibit restenosis)

Cardiology research Journals like Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (CCCM) provides a global open access platform to put forth the ongoing research, reviews articles related to Percutaneous coronary intervention.

Editorial Board List

Consultant Intervention Cardiologist
Paras HMRI Hospital
India

Center for Translational Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
USA
Cardiologist
Sabah Al Ahmad Cardiac Center
Al-Amiri Hospital, MOH
Kuwait

Health Affairs Department
Dubai Health Authority
Dubai
UAE
Head of the Department of Ischaemic Heart Disease
Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics
Lithuania

Cardiac Surgeon 
Niguarda Hospital of Milan
Italy
Project Scientist
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of California
San Diego
U.S.A

Walid M Hassan
Director
Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
International Medical Center, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Highly Accessed Articles List

Review Article : New Trend of Cardiac Myxoma - Case Series and Systematic Review

Junhong Gui, Aadil Maqsood, Saroj Khadka, Kenneth Rodriguez, George Everett


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Review Article : Six-Minute Walk Test in Pediatric Cardiac Patients
Mohammed Sayed Elyan, Salah El-din Amry Ahmed, Hekma Saad Farghaly
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Research Article : Electrocardiogram Interpretation: An Exploration of Knowledge and Practice among Secondary Care Hospitals Emergency Physicians

Aamir Hussain


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Review Article : The Impact of Cytochrome P450 2C19 Polymorphism on Cardiovascular Events in Indonesian Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Muzakkir Amir, Mirnawati Mappiare, Paskalis Indra
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Case Report : Reversible Stress Induced Cardiomyopathy in Adrenal Insufficiency
Salman M, AlKhoury J, AlSherooqi R, Assar W
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Commentary : Initiation of Arterial Stenotic Thrombosis

Mark IM Noble


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Review Article : Is Expanding Heart Always Serious?

Jamilah Al Rahimi ,Amin Mulji and Omid Salehian


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Research Article : The Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Among Acute Medical Admission in Kuwait University Hospital in Sanaa City

Al-Aghbari Khaled*, Bamashmoos Mohammed and Askar Faiza


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Review Article : Ventricular Tachycardia in the Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Cardiac Complications in Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Review of the Literature

Ilia Davarashvili and Jonathan Balkin


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Research Article : Uncontrolled Hypertension among Treated Hypertensive Patients

Al-Aghbari Khaled*, Bamashmoos Mohammed and Askar Faiza


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Case Report : Pulmonary Arterial Stenting Complication: A Case Report about the Retrieval of a Stent Lost in a Child with Bilateral Glenn Shunt

Mario Giordano, Gianpiero Gaio, Maurizio Cappelli Bigazzi andMaria Giovanna Russo


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Research Article : CT Coronary Angiography versus Coronary Angiography to Detect Specificity and Sensitivity of CT Coronary

Sheref M Zaghloul, Walid Hassan*, Ashraf M Reda, Ghada M Sultan, Mohamed A Salah, Hassan O Balubid, Safia Inamurrahim, Khalid Tammam, Ahmad Zaatar, Mohammed S Gassar


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