From the U.K. to Kazakhstan, interventional cardiology is all the rage

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Takeaway

  • Significant increases in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and other procedures signal growth of interventional cardiology among the 16-country European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions.

Why this matters

  • The reports are part of an effort to restore regular surveys of interventional cardiology among European Society of Cardiology countries.

Percutaneous coronary intervention

  • PCI rate remained steady in most countries.
  • Significant increase in primary PCI, including 15% increase in Italy and a 6-fold increase in Egypt.
  • Transradial approach increased in all countries.

Coronary angiography

  • Use of coronary angiography increased across the board, more than doubling in Kazakhstan, nearly triplin...