Chronic Ischemic cardiopathy articles

La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

The Road Towards a “More Perfect” Angioplasty Is Already Being Traveled

The Road Towards a “More Perfect” Angioplasty Is Already Being Traveled

The aim of revascularization, whether through angioplasty or surgery, is to restore adequate flow to the myocardium; that much is obvious. However, after millions of “successful” procedures with the best technology applied to drug-eluting stents and optimal medical treatment, we still have a high ratio of patients who experience new events. Could an optimal angiographical

¿La elevación de marcadores luego de una angioplastia electiva no debería preocuparnos?

Should Post-PCI Biomarkers Elevation Be of Concern?

Elevated markers after PCI in stable patients treated with the latest generation stents continues to happen. However, only the association between biomarker elevation with creatine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB) should be of concern, sin it was associated with mortality at one year. Post procedural cardiac troponin (cTn) elevation was not associated to future events, according to

¿Se debe tener en cuenta el género para revascularizar el tronco?

iFR or FFR Measurements by Sex: Is Either One More Adequate?

According to the post hoc analysis of the DEFINE-FLAIR, patient sex seems to affect instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) guided revascularization outcomes. Even though this is not specified in the study protocols, it might affect the gold standard for functional lesion assessment.  However, clinical outcomes are similar with both strategies. Therefore,

La performance diagnóstica del iFR hace temblar al FFR

Discordance Between FFR and iFR. Which Measurement Is More Important?

In the next days, Dr. Seung Hun and colleagues will publish in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv 2019 a study that answers the title question and also brings peace of mind about the decisions we make based on one of these measurements or the other. This study assessed the physiologic characteristics of discordant lesions between

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | PCI in Stable CAD. Prior TAVR, with TAVR or Never?

Courtesy of SBHCI. This interesting study presented at TCT 2019 and simultaneously published in Am J Cardiol tells us PCI in stable coronary artery disease cannot lower risk in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Unless patients are symptomatic, most coronary artery lesions do not need revascularization according to researchers.

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | IVUS-XPL: 5-Year Follow-up for Angiography-vs. IVUS-Guided Angioplasty

Courtesy of SBHCI. The aim of this work, which was presented during the TCT 2019 Scientific Session and simultaneously published in JACC Intv, was to prove the benefit of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in angioplasty. The IVUS-XPL trial randomized 1400 patients with long coronary lesions (≥28 mm) to IVUS-guided angioplasty (n = 700) vs. angiography-guided angioplasty (n = 700). All procedures were

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | FORZA: OCT vs FFR to Define Intermediate Lesions: Anatomy or Function?

Courtesy of SBHCI.  Both fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optimal coherence tomography (OCT) can be useful to help define intermediate coronary lesions and optimize PCI outcomes. The FORZA study presented at San Francisco TCT 2019 scientific sessions simultaneously published in JACC randomized patients with intermediate lesions 1:1 to FFR vs OCT. For the FFR arm,

Tasa de stroke post cirugía vs angioplastia coronaria en un análisis de más de 10.000 pacientes

Best Conduits and Best Surgeons for the Best Outcome

Myocardial revascularization surgery is still one of the most effective treatment strategies against coronary disease. One of the most important advantages of surgery over angioplasty is the chance to reach complete revascularization. This has proven to improve the survival of patients and to reduce the number of cardiovascular events. The choice of conduit for the

ESC 2019 | CLARIFY: Los síntomas predicen riesgo solamente en pacientes con infarto previo

ESC 2019 | CLARIFY: Symptoms Predict Risk Only in Patients with Prior MI

The 5-year follow up of patients with chronic stable angina (or as the guidelines currently call it “chronic coronary syndrome”) indicate the risk of cardiovascular death or non-fatal MI is quite low, but risk factor control is still fairly poor. This information comes from the CLARIFY study, presented at ESC 2019 and published simultaneously in

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ESC 2019 | Pure: Body Mass Index Shows Low Correlation with Cardiovascular Events

This population study has found all-cause mortality is lower the lower body mass index (BMI) is, but lower BMI is not necessarily better. In fact, the lowest mortality in this global analysis was found in patients with medium BMI. Other anthropometric measurements such as hip/waist ratio and strength/weight ratio are better predictors of events and

ESC 2019 | SYNTAXES: Ten-Year Outcomes!

The SYNTAXES (SYNTAX Extended Survival) was presented at ESC 2019 with somewhat unexpected results in favor of PCI. This is why the SYNTAX continues to be one of the best studies interventional cardiologists can rely on. The original SYNTAX tested mortality (primary end point) with PCI vs. CABG in patients with multivessel and/or left main

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