Expert Analyses: Important Topics in Interventional Cardiology
Two recently published expert analyses on ACC.org discuss various perspectives on the latest topics in interventional cardiology. In the first expert analysis, George W. Vetrovec, MD, MACC, reviews significant findings that were announced at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting and the 2017 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. He focuses on the comments of experts who discuss their views on the relevance, significance and even limits of the trials, including opportunities for future investigations. The second expert analysis provides an interventionalist's outlook on decision-making for invasive coronary angiography in patients with stable ischemic heart disease. The authors reiterate that appropriate utilization of noninvasive diagnostic testing is important to ensure that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) are referred to angiography for diagnosis and patients who do not have CAD can avoid unnecessary invasive testing. Learn more about the latest interventional cardiology findings in the Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Clinical Topic Collection on ACC.org.