The Most Read Articles in Interventional Cardiology during February

01- Efficacy of AstraZeneca’s Vaccine against COVID-19

This study, published in the Lancet, looks into the vaccine resulting from the collaboration of the Oxford University and AstraZeneca, among others.

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02- Findings on Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19

The Sputnik V vaccine was developed by Gamaleya NRCEM. Similarly to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, it is based on a viral vector, and its findings were published in Lancet.

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03- Aspiration Thrombectomy vs. Stent Retriever Thrombectomy: Is the Site of Stroke the Key to Make a Choice?

Thrombectomy with stent retriever and direct aspiration have been considered equally effective in the treatment of anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke. But are they really? This study recently published in Stroke compares the safety and efficacy of both techniques per occlusion segment.

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04- ISCHEMIA: New Analysis Might Change Study Outcome Interpretation

A new ISCHEMIA analysis has shown its outcomes are highly dependent on MI definition. The original conclusion had shown a significant difference between invasive and conservative strategies using the most sensible definition of MI: troponin elevation. 

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05- Reducing Chronic Inflammation in Atherosclerosis with an Old Drug

Inflammation plays a crucial role in atherosclerosis progression. Recently, the COLCOT study has shown the benefits of colchicine in cardiovascular events. 

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06- Suture-Based Percutaneous Closure vs. Plug for Large Arteriotomies

This research was designed to test the superiority of plug-based vs. suture-based vascular closure devices in large arteriotomies, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

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07- Safety and Efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Against COVID-19

The NEJM has published the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, featuring slight differences in the age of enrollment and endpoint definitions compared with other vaccines.

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08- Efficacy of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

With the results of the main vaccines published in leading journals, summarizing each of them is relevant in order to inform our patients.

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09- FREEDOM with FFR: Different Outcomes?

The FREEDOM has clearly established the benefit of myocardial revascularization surgery (CABG) over percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in diabetic patients with multivessel disease. Coronary physiology as guideline for revascularization works best precisely in this kind of patients and its impact has never been studied in diabetics. 

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10- The Most Read Articles of January in Interventional Cardiology

These were the most read scientific articles in interventional cardiology during January.

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