Volume 17 Number 18
April 2022

Volume 17 Number 18

This issue’s mini focus is on left main revascularisation including articles on dual antiplatelet therapy duration comparing newer generation bioabsorbable- with durable-polymer drug-eluting stents from the IDEAL-LM trial and, from the SYNTAXES study, a look at the preprocedural importance of certain biological markers such as C-reactive protein on long-term mortality after revascularisation. The design of the ORBITA-2 trial looking at outcomes after PCI for treating stable angina without the use of antianginal medications; from the FAST II study, assessing the accuracy of a new less invasive measuring vessel fractional flow reserve using three-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography; angiographic markers for predicting the need for rotational atherectomy in the interventional treatment of complex calcified artery disease. In valvular disease and heart failure: comparing outcome using a percutaneous or surgical approach to perform TAVI; early outcomes of transcatheter mitral valve replacement using the novel Tendyne. In hypertension and stroke, transcatheter atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale closure using the new bioresorbable Carag transcatheter occluder and more...

Highlights from this issue

IDEAL-LM study
IDEAL-LM study
van Geuns R, Chun-Chin C, McEntegart M, Merkulov E, Kretov E, Lesiak M, O’Kane P, Hanratty C, Bressollette E, Silvestri M, Wlodarczak A, Barragan P, Anderson R, Protopopov A, Peace A, Menown I, Rocchiccioli P, Onuma Y, Oldroyd K
April 22, 2022
DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-21-00514
Biological markers and 10 years mortality
Biological markers and 10 years mortality
Hara H, Kawashima H, Ono M, Takahashi K, Mack M, Holmes D, Morice M, Davierwala P, Mohr F, Thuijs D, Kappetein AP, O'Leary N, van Klaveren D, Onuma Y, Serruys P
April 22, 2022
DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-21-00415
The FAST II study
The FAST II study
Masdjedi K, Tanaka N, Van Belle E, Porouchani S, Linke A, Woitek F, Bartorelli A, Ali Z, den Dekker W, Wilschut J, Diletti R, Zijlstra F, Boersma E, Van Mieghem N, Spitzer E, Daemen J
April 22, 2022
DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-21-00471