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KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE REGARDING THE INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY (IC) REGIME; PRESENT AND FUTURE INNOVATIONS

Rehan Shahid, Khadeeja Mustafa , Shair Ismail , Muhammad Umar Hassan , Ali Husnain, Sidra Akram, Muhammad Hamza Sarfraz, Syed Mujtaba Haider, Muhammad Ahmad Fahim , Ahmad Ismail

The clinical field of interventional cardiology proceeds to progress rapidly. The effectiveness of percutaneous interventions with recent generation drug-eluting stents has progressed a lot over the previous decade. This development in stent performance has expanded the level of evidence towards more complicated interventions such as left main and multi- vessel PCI. Primary improvements continue in the field of medical co-therapy such as antiplatelet therapies (bivalirudin, prasugrel, ticagrelor) and this will further improve outcomes of PCI. Various specific new technologies are poised to enhance the treatment of cardiovascular disease patients and at the same time the  safety of  the  physicians who care  for  them. These include high resolution CT coronary imaging with fractional flow reserve (CTCAFFR), virtual reality, vascular robotic systems, and three-dimensional printing.   This paper strives to encompass all the present and futuristic innovations that have been introduced in the field of interventional cardiology. It focuses on  the  probable  clinical  impact  each  of  these  modalities  will  have,  as  well  as inferring  on  synergies  that  practice  of  them  together  may  achieve.

Keywords. Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Procedures

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