Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

: 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--21

Cardiology update 2017: The first quarter

Sridharan Umapathy 
 Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Sridharan Umapathy
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi

In the first quarter of 2017, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9's role got defined further with a number of trials such as FOURIER, ORION-1, and SPIRE 1 and 2. TAVI proves safe in intermediate-risk patients in the Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation study. Newer anticoagulants extended their role to valvular heart disease. Bioabsorbable stent showed problems (ABSORB 2 and 3). New guidelines have been released for syncope and transcatheter aortic valve replacement implantation. Clinical outcome studies involving instantaneous wave-free ratio (IFR) showed IFR to be noninferior to fractional flow reserve. Optimal medical therapy proves noninferior to percutaneous coronary intervention in single vessel chronic total occlusion.

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Umapathy S. Cardiology update 2017: The first quarter.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2017;3:18-21

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