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Dietas bajas en carbohidratos y progresión de la calcificación coronaria

REPLICA-EPICA 18 Registry: Using IVL in Calcified Coronary Lesions

REPLICA-EPICA 18 Registry: Using IVL in Calcified Coronary Lesions

The presence of calcification in the coronary arteries (CAC) remains the main challenge in the percutaneous treatment of these lesions. Various studies have demonstrated the association of CAC with unfavorable long-term outcomes. Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) has emerged as an effective tool for fracturing calcified plaques. Studies evaluating this strategy have shown high device success rates,

¿Es la litotricia coronaria tan efectiva como la aterectomía rotacional?

Is Intravascular Lithotripsy Equally Effective in All Coronary Calcification Patterns?

Coronary calcifications pose a complex challenge with a high incidence (25% of all angioplasties), thus implying difficult management and adverse long-term outcomes, such as an increased risk of events, especially the need for repeat revascularization. The main mechanisms of long-term failure include stent underexpansion and, in particular, minimal post-deployment stent area. Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) has

Debemos tener en cuenta a la isquemia crítica de MM II en el TAVI

TAVR vs SAVR in Los Risk Patients: 10-Year Outcomes of the NOTION Trial

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Randomized studies have shown the benefits of TAVR in patients at prohibitive surgical risk, as well as high and intermediate risk.  The NOTION trial (Nordic Aortic Valve Intervention Trial) randomized patients with low risk severe AS to TAVR and

TAVI: Balón expandible o autoexpandible ¿Cuál es la respuesta?

Third Generation Balloon-Expandable and Self-Expanding Valves: TAVR Meta- Analysis

TAVR’s significant advance has driven the development of valve technology, which is currently in its third generation.  Even though outcomes have improved, randomized studies are yet to compared balloon-expandable (BEV) vs self-expanding (SEV) valves in randomized studies, and we only have information from different analysis with contradicting conclusions.  This was a meta-analysis of 16 studies

Nueva y discrepante información sobre los vasos no culpables en el infarto

Functional Assessment Using QFR for the Revascularization of Non-Culprit Lesions in AMI Patients

Nowadays, evidence from studies and meta-analyses has demonstrated the benefits of complete revascularization compared to culprit-vessel-only revascularization in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The identification and treatment of non-culprit lesions can be guided by conventional angiography, intracoronary imaging, or coronary physiology; the optimal modality, however, is still unclear. Quantitative flow ratio (QFR) is a

EuroPCR 2024 | Self-Expanding Valves (ACURATE Neo2) vs. Balloon-Expandable Valves (Sapien 3 Ultra): 1-Year Follow-up Results

Comparing different transcatheter heart valves (THVs) is necessary to obtain relevant information that facilitates the selection of the appropriate valve for each patient. A previous study compared early outcomes between the self-expanding ACURATE Neo2 valve and the balloon-expandable Sapien 3 Ultra valve. However, there are no comparative data on these two valves in the medium

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 | Complete revascularization affects clinical outcomes? REVIVED.BCIS2 Insights

Complete revascularization has shown in several studies and meta-analysis a benefit in mortality vs. incomplete revascularization. The REVIVED-BCIS looked at whether there were differences in mortality and hospitalization for cardiac failure in patients with ventricular function deterioration and viability when comparing coronary angioplasty(PCI) against optimal medical treatment. This study showed that PCI was not associated

EuroPCR 2024 | NOTION-2: TAVI vs SAVR, Randomized Study on Low-Risk Young Patients with Severe Tricuspid Disease or Bicuspid Stenosis

Many of the studies comparing TAVR against SAVR in low risk patients included patients between 70-75 years, excluding those with tricuspid valves.  This study included low surgical risk patients with severe aortic stenosis and symptoms, 75 years or younger. Participants were randomized 1:1 to receiving TAVR or SAVR, stratified according to sex, need for new

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