Acute coronary syndromes 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

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

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

Balancear el riesgo de sangrado vs trombótico para definir el tiempo de doble antiagregación

Clopidogrel Monotherapy Beyond 12 months: Long Term Analysis of the STOPDAPT-2

Short dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) has shown benefits in patients receiving drug eluting stents (DES), reducing bleeding with no concomitant increase in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Traditionally, the therapeutic window was limited to monotherapy with P2Y12 inhibitors during the first year and there are few data on short DAPT followed by long term monotherapy

La complejidad de la angioplastia puede definir el tiempo de doble antiagregación

Optimal Duration of DAPT with Oral Anticoagulation After PCI?: 1 Month vs. 3 Months

While the benefits of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor are recognized, its primary complication is the occurrence of bleeding events, which negatively impact patient morbidity and mortality. Additionally, about 10% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are on oral anticoagulant therapy, which significantly increases the risk of bleeding when

¿Debemos utilizar balones liberadores de droga en pacientes con enfermedad de múltiples vasos?

Stentless Strategy in ACS: Perfusion and Drug Coated Balloons

The initial strategy for the treatment of patients at high risk of bleeding (HBR) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has consisted of a short dual antiaggregation therapy (DAPT). Stents continue to improve, which has allowed the reduction of DAPT schemes and therefore the incidence of bleeding.  However, researchers are also looking into another strategy to

TCT 2023 | ALIGN AR trial

TCT 2023 | T-PASS TRIAL, ASA and Ticagrelor in Acute Coronary Syndrome

This is a multicenter randomized study including 2,850 patients with acute coronary syndrome. Patients were randomized to: dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with ASA and ticagrelor during one month (1,426 patients), followed by ticagrelor monotherapy for 12 months, while the other group received DAPT with ASA and ticagrelor during 12 months (1,424 patients). This study was

Resonancia vs FFR en lesiones no culpables del infarto

Cardiac Angiography: Necessary for CABG Patient Diagnosis?

Cardiac revascularization surgery (CABG) has shown positive results at long term in CAD patients with multivessel or left main disease. However, we are well aware that, after CABG, there might be native disease progression over time. Also, at followup, we often see high incidence of venous graft failure.  According to registry data, approximately 1 in

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

Prognostic Impact of SYNTAX and SYNTAX II Scores in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) continues to be a clinically significant condition due to its association with morbidity and mortality after the initial event. Therefore, the prognostic stratification of these patients is of vital importance. One of the tools that have been used for several years for this purpose is the SYNTAX I (SS) and SYNTAX

Fentanilo en la angioplatia: ¿Cuál es el precio de un mayor confort en el procedimiento?

Substudy TALOS AMI: from Ticagrelor to Clopidogrel in Patients with High Risk of Bleeding and AMI

The preference for the use of potent P2Y12 inhibitors such as ticagrelor and prasugrel in patients with high risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is based on randomized studies and current guideline recommendations. However, clopidogrel is still recommended for patients at high risk of bleeding. Several strategies have been looked

IAM y múltiples vasos, ¿podemos realizar un solo procedimiento?

AMI and Multivessel Disease: Can We Perform a Single Procedure?

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is considered the treatment of choice in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, it is widely acknowledged that, in many cases, there are significant lesions in other coronary arteries. Previous randomized studies have shown that complete revascularization in a second procedure is more beneficial than intervention only in the culprit artery.