The Most Read Articles of August in Interventional Cardiology

01- Myocardial Injury for COVID-19 Even in Young Patients with Mild Symptoms

Most young COVID-19 patients not requiring hospitalization showed abnormal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) beyond two months after diagnosis.

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02- Rapid Drop of Antibodies in Mild COVID-19 patients

A fast drop in COVID-19 antibodies in mild patients triggers the alarm for protection against the new virus.

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03- Surgical Valve Replacement Might Soon Be History

Patients with dysfunctional biological prosthetic valves have better outcomes with TAVR vs. surgical reintervention, beyond surgical risk. This study outcomes might even call into question the age cutoff to consider a mechanical vs. a biological prosthesis at first surgery.

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04- COVID-19 PE: Nontraditional Risk Factors?

Risk factors for pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with the new coronavirus are different from those traditionally observed.

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05- Infarction, Stroke and Aortic Emergency Syndromes in the Shadow of the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on the most pressing cardio and neurological emergencies, such as strokes or aortic dissection. These emergencies are normally treated in high complexity centers, which is why it is relatively simple to analyze the number of transfers before and after the pandemic. 

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06- Long Term Changes ACS Revascularization

Long term outcomes support complete revascularization in multivessel patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

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07- The Fellow’s Corner | 1st Clinical Case: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

We present the first clinical case in the section “The Fellow’s Corner”, aimed at fellows in Latin America who wish to learn and always be up to date in interventional cardiology.

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08- When and How Could Dexamethasone Be Useful in a COVID-19 Infection?

More details have emerged on the group of COVID-19 patients who received dexamethasone in the RECOVERY trial.

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09- Arrhythmias Wrongfully Linked to TAVR?

Continuous electrocardiographic monitoring pre-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) detected arrhythmic events in almost half the patients analyzed in this study (which will be published soon in JACC Interventions). A fourth of these patients needed urgent therapeutic actions before the procedure.

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10- Valve-in-Valve: Good Evolution at Long-Term

In the last decades, there has been a marked increase in the use bioprosthetic valves in aortic position given their benefits over mechanical valves. However, long term follow-up has shown structural valve degeneration (SVD). Given the risk of a second surgery after TAVR, valve-in-valve (ViV) has been on the rise, and we are yet to determine its long-term evolution.  

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