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TCT 2019 | PCI in Stable CAD. Prior TAVR, with TAVR or Never?

TCT 2019 | PCI in Stable CAD. Prior TAVR, with TAVR or Never?

Courtesy of SBHCI. This interesting study presented at TCT 2019 and simultaneously published in Am J Cardiol tells us PCI in stable coronary artery disease cannot lower risk in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Unless patients are symptomatic, most coronary artery lesions do not need revascularization according to researchers.

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TCT 2019 | IVUS-XPL: 5-Year Follow-up for Angiography-vs. IVUS-Guided Angioplasty

Courtesy of SBHCI. The aim of this work, which was presented during the TCT 2019 Scientific Session and simultaneously published in JACC Intv, was to prove the benefit of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in angioplasty. The IVUS-XPL trial randomized 1400 patients with long coronary lesions (≥28 mm) to IVUS-guided angioplasty (n = 700) vs. angiography-guided angioplasty (n = 700). All procedures were

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TCT 2019 | FORZA: OCT vs FFR to Define Intermediate Lesions: Anatomy or Function?

Courtesy of SBHCI.  Both fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optimal coherence tomography (OCT) can be useful to help define intermediate coronary lesions and optimize PCI outcomes. The FORZA study presented at San Francisco TCT 2019 scientific sessions simultaneously published in JACC randomized patients with intermediate lesions 1:1 to FFR vs OCT. For the FFR arm,

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TCT 2019 | PARTNER 3: Obvious Short-Term Quality of Life Improvement, but What Happens Afterwards?

Courtesy of SBHCI. Patients with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk showed decreased mortality, stroke, and heart failure hospitalization at one year with transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with surgery. Improved quality of life may seem an obvious consequence, but until now that was mere speculation. This work, presented at the TCT 2019 Scientific Sessions

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TCT 2019 | COAPT Cost Effectiveness: Better Quality of Life and Survival Rate, but Worth It?

Courtesy of SBHCI. The COAPT showed transcatheter repair of the mitral valve using the MitraClip resulted in reduced mortality and hospitalization for cardiac failure and improved quality of life, compared against optimal medical treatment in patients with cardiac failure and moderate to severe functional mitral regurgitation. The cost-effectiveness of this procedure has not been analyzed

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TCT 2019 | MODERATO II – A Double-Blind Randomized Trial Of Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy In Patients With Hypertension

Courtesy of the SBHCI. Discover the results of the MODERATO II study, presented during TCT Congress 2019.   Link to the SBHCI publication HERE Original Title: MODERATO II – A Double-Blind Randomized Trial Of Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy In Patients With Hypertension. Author of the original article: Karl-Heinz Kuck. We are interested in your opinion. Please, leave your

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TCT 2019 | COMPLETE: Sub-Study to Find Out Complete Optimal Revascularization Timing in STEMI

Courtesy of SBHCI. The COMPLETE study was carried out to assess the benefit of complete revascularization vs culprit vessel revascularization in the context of ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. This COMPLETE sub-study presented at TCT 2019 scientific sessions simultaneously published in JACC assessed the optimal timing of complete revascularization. The general study had already shown

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TCT 2019 | EURO-CTO: Results at 3 Years of CTO Recanalization vs. Optimal Medical Treatment

Courtesy of SBHCI. Between 16 and 18% of coronary artery lesions in patients with chronic stable CAD are chronic total occlusions (CTO). CTO revascularization could benefit symptomatic patients, but it remains unclear whether such complex procedure is safe in the long run, given the study outcomes on PCI in CAD so far.  This study presented

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TCT 2019 | COAPT at 3 Years: MitraClip Reached Functional Mitral Regurgitation Target

Courtesy of SBHCI. Prognosis of patients with cardiac failure who develop secondary mitral regurgitation due to dilation is uncertain.   The COAPT study was carried out in 78 centers across the US and Canada and included patients with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation (3 or 4 crossovers) symptomatic despite optimal medical treatment (OMT).  614 patients were

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TCT 2019 | EXCEL: Left Main Coronary Artery Angioplasty with Favorable Results at 5 Years

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Unprotected left main coronary artery angioplasty with drug-eluting stents has emerged as an acceptable strategy for a select group of patients, with results comparable to those of myocardial revascularization surgery at 2 or 3 years. However, beyond such term, we had no valid information. Researchers analyzed the 5-year follow-up results for the

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TCT 2019 | PARTNER 2A at 5 Years: In Intermediate-Risk Patients, TAVR Is Still Head-to-Head with Surgery

Courtesy of the SBHCI. The 2-year results of the PARTNER 2A trial showed that transcatheter aortic valve implantation has a result similar to that of surgery in patients with aortic stenosis and intermediate surgical risk. We lacked long-term data, both clinical and related to prosthesis function. Now, at TCT 2019, researchers presented the 5-year data for this

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