ISSN 2149-2263 | E-ISSN 2149-2271 Home      
 
Volume : 22 Issue : 5
Current Issue Archive Popular Article Ahead of Print

   
Quick Search





 
Almanac 2012: interventional cardiology [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2013; 13(1): 91-101 | DOI: 10.5152/akd.2013.049  

Almanac 2012: interventional cardiology

Pascal Meier1, Adam Timmis2
1University College London, Department of Cardiology, London-UK
2The London Chest Hospital, London-UK

The field of interventional cardiology continues to progress quickly. The efficacy of percutaneous interventions with newer generation drug-eluting stents has advanced a lot over the last decade. This improvement in stent performance has broadened the level of indication towards more complex interventions such as left main and multi- vessel PCI. Major improvements continue in the field of medical co-therapy such as antiplatelet therapies (bivalirudin, prasugrel, ticagrelor) and this will further improve outcomes of PCI. The same is true for intravascular imaging such as ultrasound IVUS and optical coherence tomography OCT. However, interventional cardiology has become a rather broad field, also including alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, etc. At the moment, the fastest growing area is the structural interventions, especially for aortic valve stenosis (transcatheter aortic valve implantation TAVI) and for mitral regurgitation (mitral clipping). This review covers recent advances in all these different fields of interventional cardiology



Pascal Meier, Adam Timmis. Almanac 2012: interventional cardiology. Anatol J Cardiol. 2013; 13(1): 91-101


TOOLS
Full Text PDF
Print
Download citation
RIS
EndNote
BibTex
Medlars
Procite
Reference Manager
Share with email
Share


Similar articles
PubMed
Google Scholar




 
 
KARE Publishing | Copyright 2018 Turkish Society of Cardiology