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Received date
15 November 2019
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15 November 2019
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https://doi.org/10.15420/icr.2019.14.3.FO1
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This year’s final issue of Interventional Cardiology Review contains a superb section on the assessment and treatment of calcified coronary artery disease. Five articles commissioned by guest editor Nicolas Van Mieghem cover ‘all you need to know but were too scared to ask’ about this ever-relevant subject.

The rest of the issue is evenly split between structural and coronary papers offering, as usual I hope, interesting and useful updates on specific issues that interventional cardiologists are commonly faced with. The coronary section comprises excellent reviews of the contemporary management of cardiac arrest and of left main stem disease, as well as the promise of drug-coated balloons for the treatment of small vessel disease. In the structural section, there is an interesting review of sex and TAVI, as well as a timely review of current thinking regarding the ever-evolving subject of how to treat multi-valve disease. The brutal, but innovative, concept of bioprosthetic valve fracture completes the set.

Finally, I am delighted to welcome Nicolas Van Mieghem, Andrew Sharp and Joost Daemen to the editorial board. I know their enthusiasm and knowledge will enhance the journal and I am looking forward to working with them.