The most read scientific articles on interventional cardiology of april

01- Post MI Betablockers for Good?

Patients receiving optimal medical treatment after MI do not seem to benefit from betablockers in the long term, provided they do not present cardiac failure or systolic function deterioration. 

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02- Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis May Be Linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine, Analysis Reports

This is one of the first papers documenting rare thrombotic effects related to the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine in Austria and Germany. These effects may be a type of thrombocytopenia after inoculation with the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

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03- SOLACI PERIPHERAL | 6th Clinical Case: Common, Superficial and Deep Femoral Artery Recanalization

Here is a new SOLACI PERIPHERAL Case! In this opportunity, Dr. Ana Paula Mollón (Arg.) presents “Common, Superficial and Deep Femoral Artery Recanalization”. This is the 6th clinical case presented by SOLACI Peripheral. The purpose of this space is to encourage and further the exchange of experiences and opinions, to keep advancing our knowledge in interventional cardiology. 

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04- The Best Anticoagulant Agent for AF After TAVR

Direct anticoagulant agents were associated with lower long-term mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) discharged after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), compared with classic vitamin K antagonists.

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05- Short Therapy and Monotherapy, Plenty of Evidence

A short dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) of 1 to 3 months followed by P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy after second generation drug eluting stent (DES) implantation is safer and as effective as the traditional scheme.

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06- CT and Angiography Agreement in Patients from the ISCHEMIA Trial

Computed tomographic (CT) angiography showed a high degree of agreement with conventional angiography to detect significant coronary artery disease and rule out left main disease.

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07- IVUS vs OCT to Guide PCI: Which Should We Choose?

Controlling stent expansion with optical coherence tomography (OCT) based on an external elastic membrane–based protocol for stent sizing resulted non-inferior to the control group which used intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and superior the angiography only group. Based on these study outcomes and the prior outcomes, we should use IVUS imaging if available. 

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08- Back to Basics: Ticagrelor Questioned and Clopidogrel in the Limelight

Yet another observational study has come to question the antiaggregation power of ticagrelor when it comes to death or MI reduction, pointing at its higher risk of bleeding vs. clopidogrel. 

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09- TAVR vs. the Least Invasive Surgically Implanted Valve

Rapid-deployment surgically implanted valves are designed to make a surgeons’ job faster and easier, compared with conventional bioprostheses, which require several stitches. These valves, which shorten surgical times, could compete with transcatheter-implanted valves (transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR).

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10- Dual Antiplatelet Therapy and TAVR: Obsolete Guidelines

The current guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) 3 to 6 months after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI). Some recent data finally condensed in the present meta-analysis and recently published in JAHA happen to challenge these guidelines. 

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