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euroPCR 2012.

The most relevant news daily report fromthe EuroPCR congress, held in Paris from the15th to 18th May 2012. To close a brilliant event, EuroPCR authorities invited the presidents of the European and American societies represented in Paris to a gala tribute dinner at La Maison de l' Amérique Latine, a magnificent mansion built with the support of Latin American ambassadors in the mid-20th century. The former presidents of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Spencer King and Dr. David Holmes, also made the honors. Dr. Oscar Mendiz was there representing SOLACI, for Latin America.

FAME II: This randomized trial compared a stent implantation guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) with optimal medical treatment.
This randomized trial with an initial plan to include 1832 patients, compared stent implantation guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) versus optimal medical treatment. In this study, we ...

COMPARE II: A randomized prospective study compared the permanent polymer everolimus-eluting stent with a biodegradable polymer biolimus coated stent.
Randomized prospective study comparing the everolimus-eluting polymer-coated stent versus a biodegradable polymer with biolimus coated stent.  While the use of first generation DES ...

COMFORTABLE AMI: A randomized trial comparing a coated stent with biodegradable biolimus polymer (Biomatrix) with an uncoated stent (Gazelle) in patients with AMI with ST segment elevation.
Randomized trial (n = 1161 patients in 16 centers) comparing a coated stent with biodegradable biolimus polymer (Biomatrix) versus uncoated stent (Gazelle) in patients with AMI with ST segment ...

SMART: Manual Thrombectomy vs. Rheolytic Aspiration in ST-segment Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Dr. David Antoniucci presented the immediate results of randomized trial SMART SMART (n=80, 1:1) comparing manual thrombectomy (MAT) vs. rheolytic aspiration (RT) in the context of ST elevation ...

DESolve I FIM: Evaluation of a FIM trial results of a bioabsorbable stent (15 patients).
 This trial is a prospective evaluation of DESolveTM bioabsorbable coronary stent implantation in a 15 patient cohort enrolled in New Zealand and Belgium. At 6 months follow up, late lumen loss ...

TROFI: Minimal intra-stent flow area in STEMI patients post primary PCI with or without manual thrombus aspiration.
Professor Serruys presented the results of the TROFI trial that compares the minimal intra-stent flow area in STEMI patients post primary PCI with or without manual thrombus aspiration. The ...

CLI-OPCI: Optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided stent implantation vs. conventional angiography guided angioplasty.
CLI-randomized study CLI-OPCI (n = 670, 1:1) evaluated the impact of stent implantation guided by angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT), versus angioplasty guided alone by angiography. ...

DISCOVER FLOW: Correlation of conventional FFR vs non invasive FFR obtained with MSCT for successful stenting.
The DISCOVER FLOW trial has recently showed an excellent correlation between fractional flow reserve values (FFR) traditionally obtained with coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and the ones obtained ...

ROMA II RELOAD: Additional charge of statin (rosuvastatin 40 mg or atorvastatin 80 mg within 24 hours of procedure) in patients on whom elective angioplasty is performed.
ROMA II RELOAD multicenter study (General Hospital Umberto I, University of Rome, Rome, Italy) assessed the impact of an additional charge of statin in patients undergoing elective angioplasty. All ...

SORT OUT V: Comparison of drug-eluting stents: One with degradable polymer releasing biolimus and the other a permanent polymer sirolimus stent.
SORT OUT V randomized trial (Odense University Hospital, Denmark) compared Nobori stent, a drug-eluting stent with biodegradable polymer eluting biolimus, versus CYPHER a drug-eluting stent with ...

EVOLUTION: Comparative study of non-inferiority of two sirolimus eluting stents: One with permanent polymer and the other with degradable polymer.
The EVOLUTION study, (Dr. Junbo Ge, Shanghai Institute, China), compared two sirolimus-eluting stents, one with permanent polymer (Cypher Select, Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, Florida, USA) and ...

CIBELES: Xience V comparative study vs Cypher for the treatment of total chronic occlusions.
Spanish-Portuguese multicentre CIBELES study (Raul Moreno, Madrid, Spain) compared two drug-eluting stents - an everolimus (Xience V, Abbott Vascular, USA) and a sirolimus-releasing eluting stent ...

TAVI registry: Iberoamerica
The objective of this presentation (n = 1248 p, 43 centers in Europe and Latin America) is to evaluate immediate and long-term results of patients with high risk aortic stenosis classified as ...

Left Atrium Auricle (LLA) closure
This presentation analyzes the feasibility of a program of percutaneous closure of the left atrium auricle (n = 54 p) in patients at high embolism risk and hospital based results - on 30 days.  ...

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