World-wide there are increasing numbers of patients suffering with coronary artery disease. The third volume in this series, The Year in Interventional Cardiology 2004 covers the latest developments in this field. A panel of experts, under the guidance of Drs. Banning and de Feijter, review the most significant papers published in the previous twelve months' peer-reviewed journals. Stents, percutaneous coronary intervention, and new developments in cardiac imaging are among the topics discussed, along with drug eluting stents and other pharmacological issues. Every physician concerned with heart disease will find this a very useful overview.