Coronary disease articles

Network Meta-Analysis of Complementary Imaging (IVUS/OCT + Conventional Angiography) for Coronary Stenting

Network Meta-Analysis of Complementary Imaging (IVUS/OCT + Conventional Angiography) for Coronary Stenting

Complementary imaging allows for the identification of numerous scenarios not visible with conventional angiography (ICA), both for the assessment of differential diagnoses and the improvement of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes. Advantages include assessment of plaque characteristics, vessel plaque burden, stent edge dissection, vessel diameter, and correct apposition, among others. While intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was

La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Use of Intravascular Lithotripsy in Left Main

The Left main coronary artery supplies circulation to roughly 70% of myocardium, and left main disease requires a high risk intervention with significant impact on patient prognosis. The current guidelines have set the threshold for intervention in LM disease at ≥50% stenosis, irrespective of the presence of symptoms or ischemic burden.  LM calcification is an

¿Deberíamos adoptar el uso rutinario del ultrasonido para guiar el acceso femoral?

Should We Use Ultrasound Routinely to Guide Transfemoral Access?

Currently, transfemoral access (TFA) is used in large-caliber procedures and when transradial access fails. The introduction of ultrasound (US) to guide access has emerged as a technique that allows for precise channeling, avoiding accesses above or below the inguinal ligament. However, evidence regarding the use of this tool has shown diverse results. Two surveys conducted

El éxito de la angioplastia sobre las CTO por reestenosis disminuye la mortalidad cardíaca

Recurrent Revascularization at 10 Years after Percutaneous Treatment of DES In-Stent Restenosis

In stent restenosis (ISR) continues to be the main limitation to the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease, with 5 to 10% prevalence after new generation DES stenting. Guideline recommendations for this intervention include new DES stenting and the use of drug coated balloons (DCB). Recurrent ISR stenting rate ranges between 10 and 40%, and

PCI Evolution in Infiltrative Diseases

Infiltrative diseases (ID) consist of a heterogeneous series of genetic conditions that cause infiltration and extracellular deposits which alter the diverse systems and organs affected.    Amyloidosis, sarcoidosis and hemochromatosis affect the heart, altering the myocardium and the conduction system.  PCI is often used at present to treat heart disease, and some of these patients present

Función de la mano luego del acceso radial distal, ¿es seguro?

KODRA Registry: Distal Radial Access as First Choice in Coronary Procedures

The first experiences with distal radial access (DRA) have revealed significant benefits compared against the transradial approach (TRA), showing reduced bleeding events and better puncture site occlusion rate. Even the spectrum of diseases treated with DRA has grown, and now includes chronic total occlusion (CTO) though 7Fr inductors, such as Terumo’s Glidesheath Slender. The aim

La cirugía parece superior a la angioplastia en pacientes jóvenes

Sub-Analysis of the REVIVED-BCIS2: Myocardial Viability Changes Prognosis in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Revascularization?

The purpose of myocardial viability testing is to identify patients that might benefit from revascularization by diagnosing three types of myocardium: normal, viable or hibernating, and scarred (non-viable). Non-randomized studies have shown recovery of a viable ventricle after myocardial revascularization surgery (CABG) and improved survival.  However, a sub-analysis of the main study on viability testing,

Dieta proinflamatoria y su potencial para desencadenar eventos cardiovasculares

Preparation Before Elective Coronary Angiography: Is Prolonged Fasting the Only Option?

When scheduling a coronary angiography, patients are usually instructed to fast for at least 8 hours (no oral intake after dinner). However, this strategy can lead to negative effects such as discomfort, irritability, dehydration, and even hypoglycemia in some cases. Previous studies have not shown significant differences in gastric complications between patients fasting only 2 hours before

Disnea y oclusiones totales crónicas: un síntoma que podemos aliviar (o al menos intentarlo)

Contemporary Outcomes of CTO PCI in Europe: The ERCTO Registry

Roughly 20% or coronary angiographies show some form of chronic total occlusion (CTO), and this figure is twice as high for diabetic patients or those with cardiac failure and reduced ejection fraction (EF). CTO percutaneous intervention (PCI) has experienced a significant growth thanks to the development of new techniques and dedicated material. However, a considerable

Sobrevida en pacientes con insuficiencia tricuspídea según variables clínicas y ecocardiográficas (Clusters)

Should We Treat Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease in TAVI?

Coronary artery disease, both obstructive and non-obstructive, often coexists with significant aortic stenosis. Therapeutic decision-making in this scenario remains controversial, not only regarding the need for treatment, but also about when it should be addressed, considering its pros and cons. Various analyses have yielded contradictory data, as most lesions are chronic and stable. Currently, the

Events According to Revascularization Modality in the ISCHEMIA Trial

The main studies carried out on patients with chronic coronary syndromes (CCS), such as the MASS II, COURAGE, BARI 2D and FAME-2, failed to show benefits in terms of mortality with the invasive approach.  The ISCHEMIA, a large randomized study including patients with moderate to severe ischemia, with without left main disease and with acceptable