ACC 2017

Here you will find the highlights of ACC 2017, held on March 17-19 in Washington DC, USA.

oclusion de orejuela durante cirugia

Closing off the Appendage While Performing Cardiac Surgery Results in a Reduction in Risk of Embolic Stroke
Closing off the left appendage as an add-on procedure while performing other cardiac surgery in patients with atrial fibrillation resulted in a reduction in risk of embolic stroke of nearly 40% ...


Infarction in Cariogenic Shock: Prioritizing the Use of Impella Could Improve Survival
This small study suggests the early use of Impella ventricular support device in patients undergoing AMI complicated by cardiogenic shock could help lower mortality rate in this ...

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FFR-Guided ACS Revascularization Apparently Superior to Culprit Vessel Treatment
Using fractional flow reserve (FFR) to guide revascularization of all functionally significant lesions in the setting of acute coronary syndrome appears to improve outcomes over treating only the ...

radiacion acceso radial

Higher Radiation Dose in Patients and Operators with Radial Approach (RAD-MATRIX Dosimeter)
Both physicians and patients are exposed to higher radiation doses during radial access PCI compared to femoral, according to this large contemporary study on high volume PCI operators of ACS ...

recanalizacion cto

DECISION-CTO: Prevailing Questions on CTO Rechanneling
The first and only randomized trial on chronic total occlusion (CTO) revascularization versus optimal medical therapy in stable patients has disappointed interventional ...

absorv vs xience acc 2017

ABSORB III: More Events with Absorb Than With Xience at Two Years
The two year outcomes of ABSORB III, presented at the scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology 2017, have shown the bioresorbable scaffold Absorb GT1 (BVS, Abbott Vascular) was ...


Surgery or TAVR in intermediate risk? Results of the SURTAVI Study
Courtesy of Dr. Gustavo Leiva. Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) with the use of a self-expanding prosthesis is superior to medical therapy in patients with severe, symptomatic ...