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Preventive cardiology: what the interventional cardiologist needs to know in 2019

EuroIntervention 2019;15:389-391. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I5A70

1. Galway University Hospital, SAOLTA Health Care Group, and National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland


At the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology in Paris this year, interventional cardiologists may find occasion to attend sessions not related to their own subspecialty. On such occasions, one often finds that innovation in cardiovascular medicine is not limited to the interventional arena. While the turn of the millennium brought with it some concerns that advances in cardiovascular medicine could be faltering1, new device technologies have since generated a renaissance of sorts in cardiovascular innovation2,3,4. In fact, a similar rejuvenation is happening in preventive cardiology.

Given the pace of discovery in cardiovascular medicine, however, the ...

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