Impella: A Revolutionary Device Being Questioned

Impella: A Revolutionary Device Being Questioned

Observational studies (with their subsequent limitations) show a possible increase in adverse events and costs with the use of the Impella device. Two large observational studies stirred doubts regarding the good performance of new circulatory support devices in real-world daily clinical practice. There were more adverse events, including in-hospital death and major bleeding, and more

AHA 2019 | COMPLETE: la revascularización completa es superior por tratar otras placas vulnerables

AHA 2019 | COMPLETE: Complete Revascularization Is Superior since It Treats Other Vulnerable Plaque

This COMPLETE sub-study using optical coherence tomography (OCT) showed the prevalence of vulnerable lesions other than the culprit which should provide a physiopathological explanation of the benefit of complete revascularization observed in the original study.  STEMI patients with multivessel disease will benefit from complete revascularization in terms of reduced cardiovascular death and repeat MI according

AHA 2019 | ISCHEMIA-CKD: insuficiencia renal crónica y enfermedad coronaria estable

AHA 2019 | ISCHEMIA-CKD: Chronic Kidney Disease and Stable Coronary Disease

Among patients in the main ISCHEMIA trial, those with chronic kidney disease are a particularly high-risk subgroup. However, an invasive strategy with coronary angiography and revascularization did not improve the rate of events, similarly to what happened in the general population for the aforementioned trial. The rate of death or acute myocardial infarction was 36.4%

AHA 2019 | TWILIGHT: discontinuar la aspirina luego de un síndrome coronario agudo

AHA 2019 | TWILIGHT: Discontinue Aspirin after Acute Coronary Syndrome

This study findings confirm less bleeding at no extra cost of thrombotic events when aspirin is discontinued after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS).  In the same line as the original TWILIGHT, this study focused on ACS patients alone (excluding STEMI) and confirmed that aspirin discontinuation after 3-month DAPT to continue with ticagrelor alone, reduced the


AHA 2019 | ISCHEMIA: The Invasive Approach (PCI or Surgery) Results Similar to Optimal Medical Treatment

After a several year follow up, the International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) has shown that an invasive approach in addition to optimal medical treatment (OMT) does not offer benefits when it comes to preventing major cardiovascular events compared against optimal medical treatment alone in stable patients with moderate