Chronic Ischemic cardiopathy articles

IVUS vs OCT para guiar la angioplastia ¿Cuál elegir?

Devices to Prepare Severely Calcified Lesions: Is There a Difference When Assessed by Intravascular Imaging?

Devices to Prepare Severely Calcified Lesions: Is There a Difference When Assessed by Intravascular Imaging?

Severely calcified coronary lesions are found in 25% of patients undergoing PCI, and their presence has a negative impact in long term outcomes. These lesions difficult stent expansion and increase device failure rate, even when using the latest generation of drug eluting stents (DES). This is why there is an interest in lesion preparation strategies

Dietas bajas en carbohidratos y progresión de la calcificación coronaria

Calcified Lesions: CTO Strategies for Plaque Preparation

Vascular calcification is a predictor of difficult stent positioning and expansion, which increases the chance of device failure (even with last generation stents). Calcium modifying strategies are being developed to reduce these difficulties.  Two recent randomized studies compare different calcium preparation devices. The PREPARE-CALC compares rotational atherectomy (RA) against plaque modifying balloons (PMB = cutting

TCT 2022

TCT 2022 | Angioplasty vs. Surgery: The BEST Study Long-Term Results

The BEST study was a prospective, randomized study to compare percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with everolimus-eluting stents vs. myocardial revascularization surgery (MRS) in patients with multivessel disease. The analysis was interrupted early due to slow patient inclusion. The study included 880 patients, who were randomized 438 to the PCI arm and 442 to the MRS arm.

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TCT 2022 | FAME-3 Trial: post PCI FFR And IVUS in Patients with Three-Vessel Disease

We are well aware of the benefits of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) to assess coronary artery stenosis. FFR after PCI (post-PCI FFR) has been shown to have prognostic value; however, few studies have included patients with complex three-vessel disease. The impact of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) or optical computer tomography (OCT) in this field has been

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Studies have shown that the use of computed tomography cardiac angiography (CTCA) prior invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in patients with prior cardiac artery bypass graft (CABG) might reduce procedural time and post procedure kidney injury. 1 out of 5 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and prior CABG need to be assessed with ICA within 3 years

IVUS en las lesiones coronarias complejas

Are FFR and IVUS Similar to Assess Intermediate Lesions?

In coronary artery disease (CAD), lumen area and plaque burden, characteristics and physiological impact are what define prognosis.  At present, coronary angiography continues to be the gold standard for CAD assessment.  When considering PCI to treat intermediate lesions, FFR has been shown beneficial and safe. Not yet IVUS. 1682 patients with intermediate lesions (40 –

¿Es frecuente el uso de IVUS para guiar la ATC?

Optimization by IVUS after FFR Guided PCI: Are There Clinical Benefits for Patients?

Percutaneous coronary interventions have improved during the last decade with 15% rate of target vessel failure (TVF) at 5 years according to the latest reports. We are already familiar with the benefits of functional assessment of lesions with FFR and its clinical outcomes.  Additionally, low post PCI FFR values (FFR ≤ 0.83-≤0.91) have been associated

The Best of the SOLACI-SOCIME 2022 Main Arena: PCI by Radial Access

Angioplasty by transradial access was discussed during a session on Day 2. We were pleased to participate in a conference by Dr. Shigeru Saito on distal radial access.  Currently, complications associated with transfemoral access are well-established, so transradial access is suggested as the initial strategy in several guidelines of various associations.  However, Dr. Saito shared

taller de imágenes y fisiología intracoronaria

Coronary Physiology Is Useful in Chronic Kidney Disease

Coronary physiology, FFR and iFR, has been shown safe to defer lesions and effective to save stents by different randomized studies and registries. However, patients with chronic kidney disease have not been thoroughly analyzed yet, which brings us to the question about what to do in the face of their negative evolution, when atherosclerosis develops

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

Changes in Coronary Collateral Function Post CTO Intervention

In the last few years, we have seen significant growth of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous intervention, which has also been considered for patients with viable territory that remain symptomatic. Experienced centers present successful CTO intervention rates close to 90%, especially with a hybrid approach. However, it is still a complex procedure, and target vessel