The most read scientific papers of September in interventional cardiology

01- ESC 2021 | Updated European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease

Early intervention in asymptomatic valvular heart disease, age recommendations to decide between TAVR and surgery for aortic stenosis, and a push in favor of transcatheter repair in secondary mitral regurgitation are some of the new modifications to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease. 

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02- ESC 2021 | GREENNESS: Surprising New Protective Factor against Cardiovascular Disease

What Is “Greenness”? This factor—which generally refers to the proximity to vegetation, as measured by satellite pictures—could serve as a new protection against cardiovascular disease.

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03- ESC 2021 | Acute and Chronic Myocardial Injury in COVID-19 Patients and Impact in Mortality

In patients hospitalized for COVID-19, both acute and chronic myocardial injury impact survival at 6 months. In addition, the risk does not disappear after the acute phase of the disease, instead it persists in the following months among those who survive. 

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04- HOST-EXAM: The Study that Challenges Aspirin as Long-Term Antiplatelet Therapy

The HOST-EXAM study (which was prospective, randomized, and open-label, with the participation of 37 Korean sites) was specifically designed to determine the role of aspirin as the long-term antiplatelet therapy of choice after angioplasty with current drug-eluting stents. To this end, the study compared aspirin head-to-head with clopidogrel.

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05- The Most Read Articles in August in Interventional Cardiology

These were the most read scientifc articles of august on internventional cardiology. 

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06- ESC 2021 | STEP: Blood Pressure Values in the Elderly, A Never-Ending Debate

The results of the STEP study were presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2021 Congress! The main finding from this research was that an ideal target of 110 mmHg or at least <130 mmHg blood pressure (compared with a target of 130 mmHg or at least 150 mmHg) yielded an absolute risk reduction of composite events of 1.1%

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07- Non-Culprit Vessel Angioplasty in the Elderly: Choosing the Right Cases Is Important

This large analysis found no benefit at a 1-year follow-up to angioplasty of non-culprit vessels in elderly patients admitted with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

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08- FLOWER-MI Sub-Studies Coming Out Generate More Questions about FFR

The FLOWER-MI (presented simultaneously at ACC 2021 and NEJM) hit FFR hard. Its outcomes showed that STEMI patients presenting other non-culprit lesions did not benefit from FFR guided revascularization vs PCI.

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09- XIENCE SHORT DAPT | Ideal DAPT Period for Patients at High Risk of Bleeding

In patients at high risk of bleeding undergoing coronary stenting with a Xience stent, 1-to-3-month DAPT period resulted non-inferior to a 6-to-12-month period in terms of ischemic events, and this could be associated to a lower rate of major bleeding and lower stent thrombosis incidence. 

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10- Thrombotic and Bleeding Risk after TAVR: Quick Tips to Stay Up to Date

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an increasingly frequent option for patients with severe aortic stenosis across the entire risk spectrum. 

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