Peripheral vascular disease articles

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New European Guidelines on the Management of Lower Limb Acute Ischemia

New European Guidelines on the Management of Lower Limb Acute Ischemia

Clinical practice guidelines are usually tedious and, frankly, while a lot of people make an enormous effort to write them, they are ultimately read in full by just a few. These new European Guidelines on the Management of Lower Limb Acute Ischemia represent a special team effort, since they include physicians, cardiologists, surgeons, and interventionists,

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Felling Reassured with Paclitaxel Coated Devices in Peripheral Artery Disease

This big analysis shows rapid absorption of paclitaxel coated devices for PCI in femoropopliteal territory, which reassures us about its alleged association to increased mortality. In fact, survival, amputation-free survival and cardiovascular events rate resulted better with paclitaxel coated devices in the treatment of chronic limb ischemia.  This study emphasizes the difference that might exist

Los balones farmacológicos pasaron la prueba del tiempo en territorio femoropoplíteo

Drug-Coated Balloons vs. Conventional Angioplasty Below the Knee

This meta-analysis is an update on the role of drug-coated balloons in the treatment of infrapopliteal arterial disease, a difficult pathology for all strategies. The primary endpoint of this meta-analysis was treated lower limb salvage at 12 months. The secondary endpoints included survival at 12 months, amputation free survival, restenosis, and target lesion repeat revascularization rate. This

Protrusión de placa en angioplastia carotidea ¿Qué riesgo implica y cómo prevenirlo?

Crest-2 Registry: Carotid PCI Presents Low Rates of Death and Stroke

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. In modern studies, carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been shown equal to surgery in terms of the composite end point of periprocedural stroke, death, acute myocardial infarction and late ipsilateral stroke. This was tested in different groups and by trained operators.  In the CREST-2 Registry (C2R) 2141 patients were included,

Nuevas estrategias en el territorio femoropoplíteo

Angioplasty in Long Femoropopliteal Lesions Offers Reasonable Results

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Around half the treated lesions in peripheral disease are femoropopliteal lesions. Long lesions are among the challenges faced: they are associated with higher mortality and morbidity, and revascularization in that setting always entails some degree of difficulty. Nowadays, with the development of nitinol stents and more operator experience, angioplasty is becoming

Evaluación Hemodinámica de la Insuficiencia Aórtica post TAVR

Medical vs. Endovascular Treatment in Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissection

Under much debate, the treatment of uncomplicated type B aortic dissection is still uncertain. Several studies with methodological limitations have shown that endovascular treatment plus optimal medical treatment might be beneficial, compared with medical treatment alone. This meta-analysis sought to define more clearly the treatment strategy in patients with acute and subacute uncomplicated type B

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We Should Indicate More than 6 Months of DAPT in Lower Limb Disease

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Advanced peripheral vascular disease is frequently associated with cardiovascular events and amputation. It has been proven that mono-antiplatelet therapy (MAPT) offers some benefit (with either aspirin or clopidogrel), but there are scarce data on the role of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in these patients. Researchers analyzed 404 patients who received MAPT for

Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

Consensus on How to Conduct Follow-Up in Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease involves multiple areas and, therefore, can have very different presentations (from complete lack of symptoms to disabling symptoms). Depending on clinical presentation, general condition, anatomical localization, and lesion extension, revascularization can be indicated alongside optimal medical treatment. In 2017, guidelines with indications for revascularization were published; however, maintaining long-term patency can be

Treat Stroke to Target: terapia agresiva con estatinas post stroke

AHA 2019 | Treat Stroke to Target: Post-Stroke Aggressive Therapy with Statins

Indicating statins to reach more aggressive LDL goals in patients that have suffered transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke driven by atherosclerosis significantly reduces major cardiovascular events according to this study presented in the AHA 2019 scientific sessions simultaneously published in NEJM. The study was prematurely ended because of lack of funding, but its outcomes

SYMPLICITY Registry: la denervación renal sigue intentando no pasar al olvido

SYMPLICITY Registry: Renal Denervation Struggles Not to Be Forgotten

Long-term data from this registry account for the largest cohort of hypertensive patients who received renal denervation in a real-world clinical setting. This study, recently published by the European Heart Journal, confirms both the safety and efficacy of the procedure with significant and sustained reductions in both office and ambulatory blood pressure. The Global SYMPLICITY

Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

Safety of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons in Peripheral Vascular Disease

Everybody keeps wondering whether drug-coated balloons can actually increase mortality. If that is the case, there is an even harder question in need of an answer: what would be the physiopathology for such increase in mortality? As a lukewarm message, the US Food and Drug Administration recommended a special informed consent form when these devices

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