Drug-eluting stents articles

DES con polímero bioabsorbible vs Bare Metal Stents en angioplastia primaria

DES with Bioresorbable Polymer vs. Bare Metal Stents in Primary PCI

DES with Bioresorbable Polymer vs. Bare Metal Stents in Primary PCI

Long after myocardial revascularization guidelines had established no medical reason justifies the use of bare metal stents (BMS), along comes this study to refresh the old trials comparing drug eluting vs bare metal stents in the context of primary PCI. The problem for many countries is that primary PCI obviously occurs in the context of

EuroPCR 2019 | CHOICE: válvula balón expandible vs autoexpandibles en pacientes de alto riesgo

EuroPCR 2019 | MeRes-1: Bioresorbable Scaffolds Return with Renewed Strength

A small number of highly selected patients presents good outcomes with new bioresorbable scaffold MeRes, but much more evidence is necessary to bring back the concept. The MeRes-1 study tested the newest generation of the Meril Life Sciences bioresorbable scaffold, a device featuring thinner struts compared with Absorb (from 150 µm in Absorb to only

EuroPCR 2019 | Stent Firehawk continúa con sus buenos resultados a 2 años frente al Xience

EuroPCR 2019 | Stent Firehawk Continues to Show Good Results at 2 Years vs. Xience

This device, an abluminal groove-filled biodegradable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stent manufactured in China, showed very similar efficacy and safety to the “gold standard” everolimus eluting Xience at 2-year follow up, according to the TARGET outcomes, presented yesterday at the EuroPCR 2019 and simultaneously published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. The device, which is manufactured in China

BIO-RESORT y registro SCAAR: Struts ultrafinos también en vasos pequeños

EuroPCR 2019 | BIO-RESORT and SCAAR Registry: Ultrathin Struts Also in Small Vessels pequeños

Data from randomized studies are also supported by the SCAAR registry, in which ultrathin-strut stents show real-world advantages. Patients with small vessels who received ultrathin-strut stents are less likely to undergo revascularization at 3 years than those who received first-generation thin-strut devices, according to the BIO-RESORT trial, presented during the first day of the annual

DES de 2.0 mm para vasos muy pequeños: ¿Es viable?

DES and DCB with Similar Results in Femoropopliteal Artery Disease

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Nowadays, peripheral interventions are on the rise and the technological development of stents and balloons would help achieve better outcomes. Both drug-eluting stents (DES) and drug-coated balloons (DCB) have proved to be beneficial for femoropopliteal interventions, but the actual role of each of these technologies remains unclear. This prospective, randomized 1:1


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


Everolimus-Eluting Stents Finally Have a Rival and Not Just a “Non-Inferior” Stent

In this large randomized trial, there were significant differences as regards both target-lesion failure and target-vessel-related infarction, which persisted through a 2-year follow-up and favored treatment with an ultrathin-strut bioresorbable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (Orsiro) compared with the gold standard, a durable-polymer everolimus-eluting stent (Xience). Moreover, there were significantly lower rates of target lesion revascularization and late/very

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Several Features Define a Hostile Neck in AAA patients, but Only One Makes the Difference

Patients with infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and ≥ 30 mm neck diameter have 3 times higher risk of type 1A endoleak and 5 times higher risk of rupture at follow up after standard endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), as well as lower survival rate. This could tilt the scales against EVAR, or at best call

Early Strut Coverage and Its Implications for Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided drug-eluting stent implantation improves early strut coverage compared with angiography-guided angioplasty. No difference was observed in terms of strut coverage between permanent-polymer everolimus-eluting stents and bioresorbable-polymer biolimus-eluting stents. Short-term dual antiplatelet therapy may be feasible in selected patients with early strut coverage.   This study sought to measure early strut coverage

AHA 2018 | DES de última generación similares a los de 2° generación más allá del polímero

AHA 2018 | New-Generation DES Are Similar to Second-Generation DES Beyond Polymer

Sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer did not offer better outcomes compared with instant-classic (and undoubtedly valid) everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer such as Xience. New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) offer better outcomes than first-generation devices after a 10-year follow-up, according to the ISAR-TEST 4 trial presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Congress Scientific Sessions and published

TCT 2018 | ABSORB IV: todavía le quedan vidas a las plataformas bioabsorbibles

TCT 2018 | ABSORB IV: Much Life Left for Bioresorbable Scaffolds

Previous studies have documented higher rates of adverse events with bioresorbable scaffolds (ABSORB) compared with metallic drug-eluting stents (DES). However, these studies included lesions smaller than recommended for these scaffolds and a suboptimal implantation technique. The ABSORB IV study, presented by Dr. Stone at TCT 2018 and published simultaneously in The Lancet, randomized patients to polymeric everolimus-eluting scaffold Absorb