Significant developments have occurred in the field of percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease over the last decade. The introduction of several innovations has expanded significantly the spectrum of therapeutic applications of structural interventional cardiology. However, the translation of the most recent scientific evidence into clinical practice and the adoption of new technologies may be susceptible to large variability, even within the same geographic area. This study aimed at describing current status and changing trends of structural heart interventions within 6 Regions in Italy.
Mojoli M, Musumeci G, Berti S, Limbruno U, Marchese A, Mauro C, Tarantino F, Fineschi M, Lettieri C, Menozzi A, My L, Attisano T, Cernetti C, Favero L, Napodano M, Pasquetto G, Pavei A, La Manna A, Parodi G, Santarelli A, Trabattoni D, Varbella F, Signore N, Soriani N, Gregori D, Figliozzi S, Tarantini G. Current practice and changing trends in the percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease. Results of a multicenter survey promoted by the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology in six Italian Regions including Tuscany, Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Campania and Puglia. G Ital Cardiol 2016;17(6):13-20