Coronary Disease articles

EuroPCR 2024 | 2 Year Outcomes of the New Sirolimus Eluting Bioadaptor vs Resolute Onyx Zotarolimus Elulting Stent

EuroPCR 2024 | 2 Year Outcomes of the New Sirolimus Eluting Bioadaptor vs Resolute Onyx Zotarolimus Elulting Stent

Stent related adverse events after the first year see a constant 2-3% annual increase, reaching 20% by year 5 and 50% by year 10. BIOADAPTADOR RCT outcomes at 12 months have shown the safety and efficacy of DynamX Bioadaptor, establishing new reference parameters in arterial viability restoration. The aim of this study was to report

EuroPCR 2024 | CALIPSO: CTO vs Angiography Guided Treatment of Calcified Lesions

The presence of calcified lesions worsens percutaneous coronary intervention prognosis, presenting more restenosis, thrombosis and need for new revascularization. The aim of this study was to assess the superiority of CTO with a prespecified management algorithm on a conventional angiography treatment, in addition to assessing CTO safety.  A superiority randomized study was carried out including

EuroPCR 2024 | DOCTORS-LM Trial: CTO Optimizes Stent Outcomes in Left Main Disease?

The aim of this randomized open study was to determine whether CTO guided left main percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is superior to fluoroscopy guided PCI, using fractional flow reserve (FFR) after stenting. The secondary outcomes were procedural success (successful implantation, malposition, edge dissection or stent collapse) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) at one year.

EuroPCR 2024 | Prognostic Value of MRR in STEMI: Group Analysis of Individual Patients

Despite primary angioplasty, many patients with ST elevation acute myocardial infarction with (STEMI) show evidence of microvascular dysfunction. This dysfunction can be characterized by two main factors: A new specific index has recently been identified to assess microcirculation called microvascular resistance reserve (MRR), which allows measuring vasodilatory capacity independent of the epicardium.  The purpose of

EuroPCR 2024 | Specific Intracoronary Tests Combined with Angiography for Diagnosing Patients with Chronic Coronary Syndrome: The AID-ANGIO Study

Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) has become the gold standard for the assessment of patients with chronic coronary syndrome (CCS) for obstructive coronary artery disease. However, its ability to detect this condition is limited and it does not detect non-obstructive myocardial ischemia, which can be overlooked. To address these limitations, a prospective, observational, multicenter study was

EuroPCR 2024 | Influence and Effect of CAD Physiopathological Patterns in the Safety and Efficacy of PCI

Coronary revascularization aims at improving coronary flow. However, after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) a significant number of patients might experience suboptimal coronary physiology. It has been observed that low fractional flow reserve (FFR) after PCI is associated to poor prognosis. Also, improved FFR after procedure directly correlates with improved angina symptoms.  Pullback pressure during