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E-Cigarettes: No Definitive Evidence on Their Potential Cardiovascular Effect, but Some Suggest Caution

E-Cigarettes: No Definitive Evidence on Their Potential Cardiovascular Effect, but Some Suggest Caution

E-cigarettes may bring about cardiac risk according to a new literature review soon to be published in J Am Coll Cardiol. The evidence on potential harm is not definitive, but some experts suggest caution in their use until there is more solid evidence. E-cigarettes have been advertised as a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes and

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Strategies to Reduce Acute Kidney Injury in Angioplasty

The title of this article leads us to think that we will find a list of things that we can do to reduce kidney injury. However, (unfortunately) sodium bicarbonate showed no benefit over saline and n-acetylcysteine showed no benefit over a placebo for the reduction of kidney damage after coronary angioplasty. Among the protective measures

AHA 2018 | PIONEER-HF: sacubitril/valsartan en insuficiencia cardíaca aguda descompensada

AHA 2018 | PIONEER-HF: Sacubitril/Valsartan in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Treating acute decompensated heart failure patients with an angiotensin receptor inhibitor plus a neprilysin receptor inhibitor significantly reduces N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and clinical events, according to the PIONEER-HF study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Congress Scientific Sessions and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study

Las nuevas guías de dislipemia apoyan la terapia sin estatinas y la búsqueda de calcio coronario

AHA 2018 | New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Support Non-Statin Therapy and Coronary Artery Calcium Screening

While the guidelines do not recommend a specific treatment target, they suggest additional therapy in high-risk patients with LDL 70 mg/dL or higher. These new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) start recommending ezetimibe or PCSK9 inhibition in select high-risk patients and proposing noninvasive coronary artery calcium screening

AHA 2018 | El metotrexate como anti inflamatorio no logró mostrar beneficios

AHA 2018 | No Benefits with Methothrexate as Anti-Inflammatory Drug

Low-dose methotrexate (a nonspecific anti-inflammatory agent used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders) did not prevent cardiovascular events in patients with a prior infarction or multivessel coronary artery disease, according to this study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Congress and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine

El Canakinumab reduce las hospitalizaciones por insuficiencia cardíaca en los respondedores

AHA 2018 | Canakinumab Reduces Hospitalization for Cardiac Failure in Respondents

The benefit was dose-dependent reduction, regardless the presence of absence of baseline cardiac failure. Patients with prior MI and hypersensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) showed dose dependent hospitalization reduction for cardiac failure with the new anti-inflammatory drug Canakinumab, according to this study presented at AHA and simultaneously published in Circulation.   The difference between Canakinumab and

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These were the 5 most read scientific articles of February

1) The CULPRIT-SHOCK Study Is Finally Published in NEJM and It Is Bound to Change Guidelines During SOLACI’s coverage of the TCT 2017 Congress in Denver, Colorado, we already mentioned some of the outcomes of this study that has arrived to revolutionize clinical practice, given the differences between its results and those of the classic SHOCK trial, which has marked

Radioprotection: 6 essential articles to keep you updated

1) On Radiation Protection: Editorial comment by Dr. Ariel Durán I am pleased to witness the increased amount of scientific papers in high impact journals addressing topics related to radiation protection or the harmful effects of radiation on our patients and primary or secondary operators. Similarly, it is my pleasure to see that SOLACI has

On Radiation Protection: Editorial comment by Dr. Ariel Durán

Courtesy of Dr. Ariel Durán. I am pleased to witness the increased amount of scientific papers in high impact journals addressing topics related to radiation protection or the harmful effects of radiation on our patients and primary or secondary operators. Similarly, it is my pleasure to see that SOLACI has acknowledged this growing concern by

Síndrome de Burnout entre los Cardiólogos

Burnout Syndrome among Cardiologists

For the first time, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has carried out a survey on this phenomenon, and more than 25% of Cardiologists have reported the characteristic symptoms of burnout. This syndrome is known, among other things, for chronic fatigue at work, low self-esteem and difficulty to focus, associated with stress and aggressiveness. These findings should be taken

Exposición a la radiación en oclusiones totales crónicas

Radiation Exposure in Chronic Total Occlusions

Even in the hands of experienced operators, rechanneling and angioplasty of a chronic total occlusion (CTO) results in patients and the whole cath lab team receiving high doses of radiation, according to this registry presented at the American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions. Up to 23% of patients who undergo rechanneling of a CTO receive

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