ICR - Volume 8 Issue 2 - Autumn 2013

This latest edition of Interventional Cardiology Review – Volume 8 Issue 2 – includes a special focus on bioresorbable scaffolds, with a number of contributions aimed at providing comprehensive and holistic review of this most pertinent of topics – Axel Schmermund and Holger Eggebrecht report on ‘The Role of Bioresorbable Scaffolds in Meeting the Challenges of Bifurcations’; Antonio Colombo et al discuss the importance of patient selection, and Roberto Diletti and Nicolas M Van Mieghem provide invaluable personal experience and practical pointers for optimising scaffold outcomes. Elsewhere, in structural heart, Matthias Brunn and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski explore the economic viability of TAVI and ask, ‘is it really worth the investment?’