About the book
This book will illustrate the hot topics in the field of interventional cardiology. One of the topics will be the interventional transcatheter treatment for structural valve disease; aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, and mitral valve replacement.
The chapters will discuss their clinical indications, short- and long-term outcomes, and limitations. Especially the indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients should be discussed. Newer devices have been commercially available, therefore, their clinical outcomes should be reported. New COAPT trial data on MitraClip use in heart failure patients should be discussed too. Another topic will be the most recent evidence of percutaneous coronary interventions. Short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) using newer generation drug-eluting stents (DES) should be discussed as well as the role of left ventricular assist device such as Impella in the setting of cardiogenic shock.
Lastly, the most recent evidence of transcatheter left atrial appendage closure, such as Watchman device, should be discussed.