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ULTIMATE III: Use of IVUS for Coronary De Novo Lesion Drug Coated Balloon Angioplasty

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug eluting stents (DES) can present limitations, especially in the form of stent thrombosis or instent restenosis (ISR). These findings have furthered the development of drub coated balloons (DCB). The safety and efficacy of DCB have already been shown in the context of ISR and de novo small vessel coronary...

ACC 2024

ACC 2024 | IVUS-DCB

Drug-coated balloons (DCB) have proven to be effective in the treatment of femoropopliteal pathology, although they entail complications such as recoil, residual stenosis, and dissection. Their outcomes could be improved through proper and enhanced vessel preparation, both before and after the procedure. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) offers the advantage of characterizing plaque and assessing vessel diameter....

Network Meta-Analysis of Complementary Imaging (IVUS/OCT + Conventional Angiography) for Coronary Stenting

Complementary imaging allows for the identification of numerous scenarios not visible with conventional angiography (ICA), both for the assessment of differential diagnoses and the improvement of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes. Advantages include assessment of plaque characteristics, vessel plaque burden, stent edge dissection, vessel diameter, and correct apposition, among others. While intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was...

¿Es frecuente el uso de IVUS para guiar la ATC?

Use of IVUS in Complex PCI: Results according to Operator Experience

The use of ultravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to guide coronary angioplasty procedures (PCI) has been shown to reduce the risk of major adverse events in numerous randomized controlled studies, registries and meta-analysis.  The current guidelines recommend the use of IVUS in left main disease and complex lesions. The proportion of complex PCI procedures has increased over...

Left Main Coronary Artery PCI: In What Scenario Could We Not Use IVUS?

Lesions in the left main coronary artery (LMCA) continue to pose a significant challenge. The use of coronary imaging before percutaneous coronary implantation (PCI) has proven useful in analyzing the lesion, identifying the presence and location of calcification, and determining lesion length in the LMCA, the left anterior descending artery, and the circumflex artery. Various...

ESC 2023

ESC 2023 | OCTIVUS TRIAL: Is OCT Superior?

Researchers conducted a multicenter randomized study involving 2008 patients undergoing coronary angioplasty (PCI). In this group, 1005 patients underwent a procedure guided by OCT, and 1003 patients by IVUS. The average age of participants was 65 years, 21% of subjects were women, and there were no significant differences between both groups. The primary endpoint was...

Long Term Outcomes after Complex PCI According to Operator Experience and Use of IVUS

The use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to guide percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) has been shown to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) across controlled randomized studies, registries and meta-analysis. Current guidelines recommend the use of IVUS in left main disease and complex lesions.  As the prevalence of complex PCI increases over time,...

¿Es frecuente el uso de IVUS para guiar la ATC?

Minimal Stent Area: New IVUS Parameter?

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) has shown, in several studies, its great benefits for both restenosis and mortality reduction.   Even though several variables have been studied, so far minimal stent area (MSA) has been disregarded as important.  The OPTIVUS-Complex PCI looked at 961 patients with 1,957 lesions, and found 1.6% TLR incidence (30 lesions). There were no...

¿Es frecuente el uso de IVUS para guiar la ATC?

Is IVUS Useful in Lower Limb PCI?

Peripheral vascular disease is on the rise and peripheral PCI is at present the first choice of treatment for most patients.  The use of IVUS in femoropopliteal territory has shown great benefits, especially in left main and complex PCI, reducing mortality and restenosis but, though promising, in lower limb ischemia we have little information as...

¿Es frecuente el uso de IVUS para guiar la ATC?

IVUS Use in Peripheral Vascular Disease: Should this Tool Be Used More Frequently in Peripheral Interventions?

Use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has increased rapidly, and several randomized and observational studies have shown improved results in patients who underwent coronary angioplasty using this tool. However, evidence on IVUS on peripheral interventions is more limited. Observational studies have found similar benefits when IVUS was part of the revascularization strategy. In a meta-analysis of...

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