The Most Read Articles of September in Interventional Cardiology

01- ESC 2020 | New European Guidelines on Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: What’s New?

The new European guidelines on NON-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) were presented virtually during the European Society of Cardiology 2020 Congress (ESC 2020) and published in Eur Heart J.

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02- Ticagrelor to Improve Venous Graft Patency

Saphenous vein graft patency is one of CABG’s “Achilles heals”, especially after the ARTS trial came out showing bilateral internal mammary artery grafting was not superior to simple internal mammary artery grafting. 

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03- Evidence or Theory? Antiaggregation Scheme after Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Antiaggregation indication after peripheral intervention (PVI) can vary up to 50% depending on center, operator, and procedure. 

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04- Outflow Tract Calcification and the Best Valve in This Context

Moderate or severe left ventricle outflow tract calcification increases the risk of annulus rupture, residual aortic regurgitation and the need for a second valve. This recent study analyzed the performance of different contemporary prosthetic valves in patients with this particular anatomy. 

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05- Same Contrast Dose, Different Risk of Kidney Injury, Depending on Procedure

The risk of contrast induced kidney injury is significantly lower in patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) compared against patients getting a coronary angiography or angioplasty. 

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06- ESC 2020 | Ticagrelor Might Increase Bleeding and Mortality in the Elderly

Ticagrelor compared against clopidogrel produces more bleeding and also more deaths in patients over 80 recently undergoing acute myocardial infarction.

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07- TAVR After Endocarditis? Contraindication or Last Resort

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can be an alternative for aortic valves with endocarditis successfully treated with antibiotics, which no longer are severe valve lesions.

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08- ESC 2020 | Against the Grain, ASA Monotherapy Appears Superior after TAVR

After TAVR, patients with no anticoagulation indication are favored by monotherapy with aspirin (ASA) vs. dual antiaggregation therapy (DAPT). 

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09- ESC 2019 | New European Guidelines on “Chronic Coronary Syndromes”

In Paris, during the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019 Scientific Sessions, new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic coronary syndromes were presented. This document, simultaneously published in Euro Heart J, updates the 2013 guidelines on stable ischemic heart disease and takes out the word “stable” so as to emphasize that the disease is anything but that.

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10- ESC 2020 | Rivaroxaban Might Reduce Cardiac Cerebral and Peripheral Events

Adding rivaroxaban to the standard treatment might reduce events incidence in lower limbs, heart, and brain, in patients with peripheral vascular disease undergoing revascularization.  

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