Coronary disease articles

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

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

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

Diabetes y enfermedad vascular periférica: viejas drogas con nueva evidencia

Is it Possible to Reduce DAPT Time in Diabetic Patients?

Short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with DES is growing steadily, especially for chronic coronary syndromes. There is also some evidence regarding its use in acute coronary syndrome. However, diabetes is a well-known risk factor for both restenosis and thrombosis, since it involves more complex and longer lesions in vessels that

Evaluación funcional de las estenosis coronarias en la vida real: todavía no hicimos el click.

Left Main Coronary Artery PCI Using State-of-the-Art Zotarolimus-Eluting Stents

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to the left main coronary artery (LMCA) with drug-eluting stent implantation is currently a major challenge due to the size of the vessel, the compromise of a bifurcation lesion in important branches, and the potential risk of complications. Available information on LMCA PCI comes from studies where DES stents were implanted

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Intervention in Patients with Takayasu Arteritis: Rescue Therapy or an Alternative Complementary to Immunosuppressive Therapy?

Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is an uncommon granulomatous large-vessel vasculitis that affects the aorta and its primary branches. The most frequently types of observed vascular compromise are obstructive lesions, and aneurysmal vascular lesions or dissections. In 2021, the American College of Rheumatology recommended not to implement percutaneous intervention (PI) with these patients and only use immunosuppressive

Can We Use DAPT for 3 Months in Acute Coronary Syndrome?

Current guidelines recommend 12-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after DES stenting for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) because of elevated MACE risk.  The development of more modern stents, with thin and ultrathin struts, compared against prior versions, has resulted in more effective devices in terms of stent thrombosis and restenosis.  Prolonged DAPT has been associated with

El éxito en las CTO reduce la isquemia residual local y a distancia

Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: A Valid Option?

In this article, we will examine the use of hybrid coronary revascularization to treat multivessel coronary artery disease.  Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world.  The presence of multivessel CAD is associated to high short and midterm mortality and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is