The Year in Cardiology 2013: coronary intervention

year in cardiology 2013

SIRIO-MEDICINE’s meta-analysis – „Safety and efficacy outcomes of first and second generation durable polymer drug eluting stents and biodegradable polymer biolimus eluting stents in clinical practice: comprehensive network meta-analysis.” – was included among lead articles in the field of interventional cardiology published in 2013.  The overview was prepared by European Heart Journal – a full version is avaliable below:

European Heart Journal

The year 2013 was rich of new developments in cardiology, and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in particular. This overview article will focus on contributions in the following areas: training for PCI, appropriateness and indications; access site selection, risk scores, peri-procedural myocardial infarction; trial results and long-term follow-up; PCI for specific patient and lesion subsets, including acute coronary syndrome and ST-segment myocardial infarction; prevention of ischemic and reperfusion injury; stent thrombosis and new coronary stents and scaffolds.

Raimund Erbel and William Wijns write in the abstract.

We hope that year 2014 brings even more developments in the field of cardiology that will significantly broaden current horizons.