The official launch of AsiaIntervention

AsiaIntervention, a new journal dedicated to the field of cardiovascular intervention with particular emphasis on scientific contributions from the Asia-Pacific region, is officially launched with this inaugural issue. The Asia-Pacific interventional cardiology community ought to be congratulated for this achievement.

Alongside its formidable economic development, the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for over 60% of the world population, has experienced the most rapid expansion in interventional cardiology worldwide. This new era for the region has witnessed an ever growing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), and the introduction in many Asian countries of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and novel technologies, such as a mitral clip and parachute device to isolate the malfunctioning portion of the left ventricle in ischaemic heart disease, among others.