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The 10 Most Read Articles of January

The 10 Most Read Articles of January

1- These Were the Most Relevant Article of 2018 in the Field of Coronary Diseases Read the best articles on coronary heart disease from 2018 at solaci website. Read more    2- The 10 Commandments of ESC’s New STEMI Guidelines The authors have given an entertaining account of the most relevant points and differences between

El Impella otorga seguridad en la ATC del TCI no protegido de alto riesgo

Impella Device in Doubt in Postapproval Studies Due to a Rise in Adverse Event Rates

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter about the Impella device, alerting physicians about a potential rise of adverse event and death rates with its use. Interim results of postapproval studies have triggered a warning light, and the agency is further investigating possible adverse events experienced with the use of Impella. The

Calidad de vida entre cirugía y angioplastia para tratar la enfermedad del tronco

Mechanical Thrombectomy in Stroke Could Have Worse Results in Low Volume Centers

The number of centers that are starting endovascular stroke therapy (EST) to treat acute stroke is growing fast, with a significant increase of cases in low volume centers. Interventional neurologists are not able to cover the high demand and interventional cardiologists are always ready to learn something new. Is this right? Should interventional cardiologists treat

La performance diagnóstica del iFR hace temblar al FFR

Clinical Events after Deferral of LAD Treatment Guided by FFR or iFR

iFR is a safe alternative for lesion deferral even when it comes to the left anterior descending artery (LAD). What is more, patients deferred with iFR showed significantly fewer events than patients deferred using FFR. Neither clinical cardiologists nor interventionists feel comfortable deferring LAD treatment, because it is often perceived as high risk. If functional

Momento óptimo para revascularizar un infarto con elevación transitoria del ST

Optimal Revascularization Time in Transient STEMI

Patients admitted with transient ST elevation MI and later normalize completely (symptimos disappear before being treated) are those we normally say are “undergoing a non-ST elevation MI”. This is complex, because revascularization time remains nuclear, as is whether to treat them as STEMI or non-STEMI patients. The aim of this study was to determine the

Infarto agudo de miocardio y lesiones de múltiples niveles

The Ten Commandments for the Fourth Universal Definition of Infarction

The Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction is a document developed jointly by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the World Heart Federation (WHF). The Fourth Definition was necessary for multiple reasons, including increasingly higher troponin sensitivity.   While troponin obviously does not


Outcomes of Contemporary DES in Patients with Diabetes: Do They Render Freedom Obsolete?

Despite our high hopes for new-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), patients with diabetes still have a different prognosis, both clinical and angiographic, compared with non-diabetic patients. Authors sought to investigate the impact of diabetes on patients who underwent drug-eluting stent implantation in the BIONICS (BioNIR Ridaforolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System in Coronary Stenosis) trial.   This

CRM vs DES: ¿Cuál se asocia mejor calidad de vida a largo plazo?

The “Ten Commandments” of Myocardial Revascularization According to Europe

The new European guidelines on myocardial revascularization were developed by a joint effort of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Surgery (EACTS). These guidelines are intended to support clinical practice with pragmatic recommendations based on currently available evidence and on personal experience, whenever evidence is missing. Both coronary angioplasty

infarto peri-procedimiento

“Troponinitis” or “Troponinemia”: Terms that Trivialize Troponin Elevation Without a Specified Diagnosis

Troponin elevation is a common finding in acute patients admitted by an emergency service, even in the absence of an acute coronary event. There are patients in whom we simply cannot identify the origin of such troponin elevation. Initially, we relied on this marker as an exclusive marker of acute coronary syndrome. In consequence, many

¿La epidemia de obesidad pone en riesgo la salud de los pacientes y los médicos?

Is the Obesity Epidemic Putting Patients’ and Physicians’ Health at Risk?

Is the Obesity Epidemic Putting Patients’ and Physicians’ Health at Risk? In addition to the obvious negative effect on patients, obesity can also affect Interventional Cardiologists’ health, seeing as it involves increased exposure to radiation.   Operators are clearly and increasingly exposed to radiation as patient body mass index (BMI) increases. Radiation exposure might be