video Innovations in interventional cardiology
Head of the Cardiovascular Dept., Azienda Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele of Catania, Professor of Cardiology, University of Catania, Italy
There are many innovations concerning the two branches of interventional cardiology. Coronary intervention focuses, especially in young patients, on bio-absorbable stents. Concerning structural heart disease intervention, there seems to be a new worldwide trend, particularly in patients with valvular heart disease, to be treated with percutaneous intervention.