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La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Left Main Coronary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Evolution and Results over Time

Left Main Coronary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Evolution and Results over Time

Left main coronary artery percutaneous coronary intervention (LMCA PCI) is a treatment option that is increasingly used in our setting. One of the reasons for choosing this therapeutic strategy is the improvements in devices and techniques. However, the long-term results of LMCA PCI are not well established. The aim of this retrospective study was to

¿Debemos comenzar a utilizar IVUS en las CTO?

What Is the Best Strategy for Moderately Complex Femoropopliteal Lesions?

At present, PCI is the preferred treatment for femoropopliteal lesions and drug coated balloons (DCB) have shown good performance. However, they have not yet been shown superior to bare-metal stents (BMS).  This study compared randomized trials IN.PACT SFA I/II and IN.PACT JAPAN including 288 patients vs. the prospective Complete SE and DURABILITY II with 483

Manejo quirúrgico o percutáneo de los leaks mitrales

TAVR and New Onset LBBB

The safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is already established. However, it still poses a challenge for conduction disturbances, such as the need for pacemaker or new onset left bundle branch block (LBBB). The current rate for the latter ranges from approximately 11% to 19%. In most cases, 50% of LBBB reverses

ELUVIA: DES en territorio femoropoplíteo con lesiones complejas

IN.PACT Study | Should We Start Using DCBs More Frequently in Cases of Femoropopliteal Disease?

With the new devices (drug-eluting balloons [DEB], drug-eluting stents [DES], and atherotomes) percutaneous treatment is becoming the first line of approach for femoropopliteal disease, especially when dealing with not very long total occlusions. Randomized studies and registries on the use of drug-coated balloons (DCB) in femoropopliteal disease are currently available, but their evolution beyond 2

POKI: una nueva estrategia en bifurcaciones

POKI: A New Bifurcations Strategy

This scientific article we briefly discuss the POKI technique, a new stent optimization strategy for bifurcation lesions. Coronary bifurcations represent 20 to 25% of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and continue to be a real challenge at present; the different available treatment strategies are used to correct bifurcation carina after stenting seeing as incomplete strut apposition

Evolución de pacientes jóvenes con miocardiopatía hipertrófica tratados con ablación septal por alcoholización.

Resistant Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Myomectomy or Septal Ablation?

Approximately 70% of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (HCM) are associated to a left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction and mitral valve failure leading to dyspnea and cardiac failure in a high number of patients.  Even though at present there are effective drug treatments combined with pacemaker implantation, surgery (septal myomectomy (SM) continues to be the first choice

FRAME-AMI: FFR vs. Angiography of Non-Culprit Vessel in ACS

This study compared fractional flow reserve (FFR) vs. angiography to guide the angioplasty of non-culprit vessels in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and multivessel disease. Landmark studies such as COMPLETE, COMPARE-ACUTE and DANAMI-3-PRIMULTI have demonstrated the prognostic value of revascularization (after treatment of the artery responsible for the ACS) of non-culprit arteries with respect

La coronariografía precoz reduce la mortalidad en SCA sin supradesnivel del ST de alto riesgo

Long-Term Evolution of Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

Currently, myocardial revascularization surgery (MRS) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are the available strategies for multivessel coronary artery disease. However, an alternative strategy has long been developed, called hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR), where the anterior descending artery is bypassed with a graft from the mammary artery and the rest of the lesions are treated by

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

Non-ST Elevation MI: How Long Do We Have for A Coronary Angiography?

This summary discusses the early invasive strategy and the risk of mortality in non-ST-elevation AMI. Over the past 2 decades, mortality and complications rates have seen a significant reduction thanks to technological and pharmaceutical development, and the increasing experience of health teams. This is especially true when we look at the use of coronary angiography

Is Rehospitalization a Relevant Factor after Aortic Valve Replacement?

Patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis treated with aortic valve replacement might still present cardiac failure, even after successful procedures.   According to some reports, the incidence of cardiac failure after TAVR varies between 9% and 24%. The prognostic relevance of rehospitalization in these patients has not been studied yet; in fact, it remains unclear whether