AHA 2016

Here you will find the highlights of AHA 2016. November 12-16 in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.

FUTURE: aumento de la mortalidad en la rama FFR

FUTURE: Mortality Increase in the FFR Arm, Real or Casual?
The FUTURE study, testing the  utility of functional revascularization by measuring the fractional flow reserve (FFR) , was halted early by its safety committee due to an increased mortality ...

angioplastia en centros sin apoyo quirúrgico

Is Angioplasty at Centers Without Surgical Backup Safe?
Performing coronary angioplasties at hospitals without surgical backup seems to be safe for a wide variety of patients, from those presenting ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction to those ...

tavi anestesia local

Local Anesthesia for TAVR Was Safe and Reduced Hospital Stays
A minimalist approach to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) involving local anesthesia appears to have several advantages , according to this new meta-analysis.   In addition ...

TAVI o cirugía en pacientes de riesgo intermedio

TAVR or Surgery for Intermediate-Risk Patients? (GARY Registry)
New findings from the GARY ( German Aortic Valve Registry ) registry show that intermediate-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis presented significantly higher mortality at 1 year when ...

Solo un quinto de los pacientes que podrían beneficiarse del TAVI lo recibe

Less than 20% of patients that could benefit from TAVR are receiving it
  The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures (TAVR) seems to have increased the number of elderly patients hospitalized with severe aortic stenosis, as well as the ...

Cirugía no cardíaca con revascularización incompleta

Non-Cardiac Surgery with Incomplete Revascularization, Associated to Events
This study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016  and simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,  showed incomplete ...

Eventos en mujeres por reserva de flujo coronario alterado

Women: More Prone to Lower Coronary Flow Reserve
Compared to men, women have less chances of developing obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), but this new study suggests they are more prone to have lower coronary flow reserve, which is also a ...