EuroPCR 2018 | TRANSIENT trial: What is the best timing for TRANSIENT STEMI revascularization?

EuroPCR 2018 | TRANSIENT trial: What is the best timing for TRANSIENT STEMI revascularization?

The objective of this study was to determine the best time to revascularize a patient who is undergoing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with transient ST segment elevation. This population hovers around 15% of STEMI patients. The question is whether to reduce infarction area (or potential reinfarction) with an immediate intervention, or to delay intervention


EuroPCR 2018 | Ultimaster Registry: Difference in Strut Thickness

This work compared the safety and efficacy of angioplasty with thin-strut (80 µm) sirolimus-eluting stents with a cobalt chromium structure (Ultimaster) vs. thick-strut (120 µm) biolimus-eluting stents with a cobalt chromium structure (Nobori). This study compared two prospective multicenter single-arm registries: e-Ultimaster and NOBORI 2. The Ultimaster Registry included over 37,000 patients in 4 continents, while the NOBORI 2 Registry included


EuroPCR 2018 | Consistent CTO Study: Rechanneling with Current Techniques and SYNERGY Stents

This observational study included 231 patients from 6 sites who presented chronic total occlusions and underwent rechanneling procedures using currently available techniques, which were successful in 90% of all cases (210 patients). All patients who underwent successful rechanneling received a SYNERGY stent and most of them underwent intravascular ultrasound (90.5%). There was only 1 patient lost to clinical follow-up

DES de 2° vs 3° generación en bifurcaciones: nada nuevo bajo el sol

EuroPCR 2018 | 2nd and 3rd-Generation DES for Bifurcation Lesions: Nothing New Under the Sun

This study aimed to assess the outcome of Culotte stenting with newer-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) in Medina 1, 1, 1 bifurcation lesions. The 2nd-generation device used was permanent-polymer everolimus-eluting stent Xience, a device for which there is comparatively plenty of evidence available. Alternatively, the 3rd-generation stent used was thin-strut abluminal bioresorbable-polymer everolimus-eluting stent SYNERGY. Patients with

OxAMI-PICSO: oclusión del seno coronario: mejorar la función microvascular y reducir el tamaño del infarto

EuroPCR 2018 | OxAMI-PICSO: Coronary Sinus Occlusion, Improving Microvascular Function and Reducing Infarct Size

The index of microcirculatory resistance might guide therapy and controlled intermittent coronary sinus occlusions, improve microvascular function, and reduce infarct size. This study included patients with prior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary angioplasty. Researchers measured the index of microcirculatory resistance before stenting and intermittent coronary sinus occlusion was used if the result was

SEMPER-FI: el resurgimiento del balón de contrapulsación

EuroPCR 2018 | SEMPER-FI: The Reemergence of the Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation

The intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation affects patients through a combination of coronary flow improvement and afterload reduction. It has been the subject matter of several studies, but its benefit as mechanical support has not been proven. This work aims to prove the benefits of balloon counterpulsation in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction who, after

EuroPCR 2018 | SYNTAX II: resultados a 2 años de la mejor angioplastia vs cirugía en múltiples vasos

EuroPCR 2018 | SYNTAX II: Results at 2 Years for Best Angioplasty vs. Surgery in Multivessel Disease

Since the publication of the original SYNTAX trial, there have been great technical advancements that have influenced the results of angioplasty: New tools for risk stratification using the SYNTAX II score which integrate clinical and anatomical variables to the team’s decision-making process. Functional revascularization (hybrid use of fractional flow reserve or instantaneous wave-free ratio). Optimization of

EuroPCR 2018 | DESSOLV III: polímero bioabsorbible vs durable a 2 años

EuroPCR 2018 | DESSOLV III: Bioabsorbable vs. Durable Polymer at 2 Years

Most drug-eluting stents are coated by a polymer that is used to contain the antiproliferative drug. Once the drug is released, the polymer remains in place and its presence has been associated with inflammation, restenosis, and neoatherosclerosis. The MiStent device features a polymer that becomes bioabsorbable once the drug has been released, which could, theoretically,

EuroPCR 2018 | LEADERS FREE: angioplastias complejas en pacientes con alto riesgo de sangrado

EuroPCR 2018 | LEADERS FREE: Complex Angioplasty in Patients with High Risk for Bleeding

The LEADERS FREE study showed that a biolimus A9-coated polymer-free stent was superior to a conventional stent in terms of safety and efficacy in patients who received dual antiplatelet therapy for only a month due to their high risk for bleeding. In this substudy, researchers analyzed 667 patients enrolled in the original LEADERS FREE trial who met certain requirements

Registro Sueco con stent SYNERGY: por primera vez stent probado en angioplastia primaria

EuroPCR 2018 | Swedish Registry on the SYNERGY DES: tested in primary PCI for the first time

The study included 36292 consecutive patients undergoing acute myocardial infarction receiving PCI with the new generation stent SYNERGY (thin struts, bioresorbable polymer and everolimus eluting); 39.7% presented ST elevation MI. Kaplan-Meier curves at 2 years of patients receiving the SYNERGY vs patients receiving other drug eluting stents resulted very similar for thrombosis (0,69% vs 0,81%,

LeDRA: Acceso radial izquierdo “distal” para angiografía y angioplastia

EuroPCR 2018 | LeDRA: Left Distal Radial Approach for angiography and angioplasty

The left distal radial artery has been recently proposed as an alternative in selected patients with high success rate and low complications rate. This study evaluated the feasibility and safety of this puncture both for coronary angiography and angioplasty. It included 200 consecutive patients with palpable left distal radial artery punctured by three expert operators.