Lesion type articles

La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Use of Intravascular Lithotripsy in Left Main

Use of Intravascular Lithotripsy in Left Main

The Left main coronary artery supplies circulation to roughly 70% of myocardium, and left main disease requires a high risk intervention with significant impact on patient prognosis. The current guidelines have set the threshold for intervention in LM disease at ≥50% stenosis, irrespective of the presence of symptoms or ischemic burden.  LM calcification is an

El éxito de la angioplastia sobre las CTO por reestenosis disminuye la mortalidad cardíaca

Recurrent Revascularization at 10 Years after Percutaneous Treatment of DES In-Stent Restenosis

In stent restenosis (ISR) continues to be the main limitation to the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease, with 5 to 10% prevalence after new generation DES stenting. Guideline recommendations for this intervention include new DES stenting and the use of drug coated balloons (DCB). Recurrent ISR stenting rate ranges between 10 and 40%, and

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

Contemporary Outcomes of CTO PCI in Europe: The ERCTO Registry

Roughly 20% or coronary angiographies show some form of chronic total occlusion (CTO), and this figure is twice as high for diabetic patients or those with cardiac failure and reduced ejection fraction (EF). CTO percutaneous intervention (PCI) has experienced a significant growth thanks to the development of new techniques and dedicated material. However, a considerable

POKI: una nueva estrategia en bifurcaciones

Long-term Results of Coronary Bifurcation Lesion Treatment in Diabetic Patients

The effects of diabetes on patients with coronary artery disease are well-known, and their outcomes after angioplasty are less favorable, with a higher rate of restenosis, recurrent acute myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis. Despite advances in drug-eluting stents and procedural techniques, the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions in diabetic patients shows less positive clinical outcomes

Las angioplastias exitosas en pacientes mayores con oclusiones crónicas totales disminuyen la mortalidad

Dissection and Re-Entry Technique in Chronic Total Occlusions: Data from the PROGRESS-CTO Registry

The antegrade dissection and re-entry (ADR) technique is considered essential for the management of chronic total occlusions (CTO). It serves as the primary option in some protocols for complex and extensive lesions or as a backup strategy in case of failure with other initial strategies. Dissection techniques include guided methods such as scratch and go,

IVUS vs OCT para guiar la angioplastia ¿Cuál elegir?

Retrograde Approach to Chronic Total Occlusions: Techniques and Outcomes According to the PROGRESS-CTO Registry

The retrograde approach for recanalizing chronic total occlusions (CTO) has undergone significant evolution since its introduction in 1990, improving both in terms of techniques and specialized materials. The increased skill applied to this strategy has resulted in increased success rates for the treatment of CTO in sites with an adequate volume of procedures. Given the

La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Revascularization vs. Deferral of Physiologically Significant Lesions in the Left Main Coronary Artery

Most randomized studies on decision-making in coronary artery disease revascularization exclude left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), as did the ISCHEMIA Study. On the other hand, the benefits of functionally assessing lesions, proven in studies such as FAME, emphasize the importance of this tool in guiding revascularization decisions. However, there is still little understanding of

TCT 2023 | ALIGN AR trial

TCT 2023 | ISAR-DESIRE 3: 10-Year Results

In-stent restenosis (ISR) remains the primary limitation of percutaneous treatment for coronary artery disease. The strategy to address this limitation involves the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) or drug-coated balloons (DCB), both of which have proven to be effective and safe therapeutic alternatives. Despite current recommendations, treating ISR continues to be a challenge, and clinical

Resultado a 3 años luego de ATC con técnica de 2- stents vs Provisional stent por bifurcaciones complejas

Treatment and Gender-Based Outcomes for Coronary Bifurcation Stent Placement: Report from the e-ULTIMASTER Registry

Approximately 20% of all percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are performed on bifurcation lesions, which continue to pose a challenge in terms of strategy: how many stents to use, what is the most suitable strategy, and when to transition from a single stent to two during the procedure. Additionally, the use of two stents in these

POKI: una nueva estrategia en bifurcaciones

BIFURCAT Registry: 1 or 2 Stents? Treatment of Side Branch (Medina 0.0.1) Lesions According to Real-World Data

Coronary bifurcation lesions have been a subject to debate, with different approaches by various medical teams. These lesions often carry a higher risk of ischemic events compared with lesions at non-bifurcated sites. The main strategy, supported by medical society recommendations and clinical guidelines, involves using provisional stenting with one stent to minimize the number of

Diabetes y enfermedad vascular periférica: viejas drogas con nueva evidencia

BIFURCAT Registry: Long Term Diabetes Impact on Bifurcations PCI Outcomes

The impact of diabetes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) are well known, and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), outcomes tend to be less favorable, with higher restenosis rate, repeat myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis. Despite the development of drug eluting stents, procedures and techniques, treating bifurcation lesions in diabetic patients still show