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

Cardiology update 2017: The first quarter


Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sridharan Umapathy
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_16_17

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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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