Chronic cardiopathy articles

Se rompe el mito de la isquemia silente en los diabéticos

In Diabetics with Multivessel Disease SYNTAX Score Calculations Are Redundant

In Diabetics with Multivessel Disease SYNTAX Score Calculations Are Redundant

In diabetic patients with multivessel disease, anatomical complexity assessed by SYNTAX score is an independent predictor of combined events only por PCI patients, and has absolutely no consequence for surgery. The score should not be used to decide on a revascularization strategy. If the patient is diabetic and has multivessel disease, they simply ought to


Less Bivalirudin and Minimal Use of Ultrasound for Puncture Is the Worldwide Trend in Transradial Access

A worldwide survey shows there is much room for improvement as regards transradial access procedures, particularly for the prevention of radial artery occlusion post-procedure. While in many places this has been a standard technique for some time now, other places are yet to evolve, and that is the result of this survey. In the past

Se rompe el mito de la isquemia silente en los diabéticos

Coronary Disease in Diabetes: Diabetic Patients Have Much Greater Plaque Progression

Patients with diabetes mellitus experience significantly greater plaque progression, particularly regarding adverse plaque. Male sex and baseline plaque volume >75% were identified as independent risk factors for plaque progression; the latter actually tripled the risk. This study with tomographic follow-up sought to determine the rate and extent of plaque progression, changes in plaque features, and

AHA 2018 | Safenectomía endoscópica en pacientes para cirugía de revascularización miocárdica

AHA 2018 | Endoscopic Saphenous-Vein-Graft Harvesting in Patients Undergoing Myocardial Revascularization Surgery

For patients undergoing myocardial revascularization surgery, endoscopic harvesting of saphenous veins in expert hands is similar to traditional methods in terms of events, according to this study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Congress and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This study, called REGROUP, was able to demonstrate that

Nuevas guías de actividad física ponen en movimiento a todas las edades

AHA 2018 | New Physical Activity Guidelines Recommend Movement for All Ages

The new 2018 physical activity guidelines continue to recommend the same amount of physical activity (300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week or 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity), but they have changed which adults can carry out this moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity. Additionally, instead of recommending a target number of minutes of exercise per

AHA 2018 | Seguimiento a largo plazo del Freedom: se mantiene el beneficio a favor de la cirugía

AHA 2018 | Freedom Long-Term Follow-up: Still in Favor of CABG

Nearly 8 years later, CABG maintains its benefit over PCI-DES in terms of mortality in diabetic patients with multivessel disease, according to the Freedom trial, presented by Dr. Fuster at AHA and simultaneously published in JACC. CABG is superior to PCI-DES, with 36% higher mortality in these last years.   Considering the nature of atherosclerosis,

Clinical Utility of CT-Derived FFR for Decision-Making

In this large international multicenter population, computed-tomography (CT)-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR) modified treatment recommendation in two-thirds of subjects compared with CT angiography alone, and it was associated with less negative invasive angiographies. It also predicted revascularization and identified low-risk patients. A non-invasive means to know the anatomy and function of patients with stable chronic

Seguridad de combinar los nuevos anticoagulantes y la doble antiagregación

Safety of Combining New Anticoagulant Agents and Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia and its combination with a history of acute myocardial infarction or coronary angioplasty is quite frequent. According to this study (recently published in JACC), in a real-world population, the combination of direct anticoagulant agents and dual antiplatelet therapy reduces significantly the risk of bleeding and provides similar thromboembolic

La meseta por la que transcurre la cirugía desde hace varios años

Myocardial Revascularization Surgery Hits a Plateau

Hopes were raised high by the ARTS study, when set to show the benefit of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) during coronary artery bypass graft surgery compared over the use of a single internal mammary artery (SIMA) at 10 year follow up, but only one sub-study was able to show an advantage over radial grafts.

perforación coronaria en angioplastia

Practical Management of Coronary Perforations

Coronary perforation has an incidence of 0.5% and it is associated with a 13-fold increase in in-hospital events and a 5-fold increase in 30-day mortality. This event is so catastrophic that its management has become indispensable knowledge to all interventional cardiologists. This accident is most frequently provoked by artery over-dilation caused by a balloon or

iFR en lesiones no culpables: el momento de la medición parece cambiar la historia

iFR Assessment of Intermediate Aortic Stenosis Lesions Consolidates

Once a big void that prevented us from effectively assessing functional compromise, intermediate aortic stenosis has made us treat many lesions “just in case”, to save us what would be a complicated procedure, had a valve been placed. Auspiciously, some light has been shed by several, most welcome, studies simultaneously published in J Am Coll