Peripheral vascular disease articles

Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

Peripheral Artery Disease: Underestimated and Undertreated

Peripheral Artery Disease: Underestimated and Undertreated

Compared against coronary artery disease (CAD) or cerebrovascular disease patients, peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients have lower chances of receiving medication proved to be clinically effective such as statins (despite running the same risk, perhaps even higher risk).  The message is we should be more active both in finding risk factors in PAD patients, and

Nuevas estrategias en el territorio femoropoplíteo

How to Determine Optimal Balloon Size in Below-the-Knee Angioplasty

Unlike the coronary and femoral arteries, calcification of medial layers in infrapatellar arteries prevents positive remodeling and expansion capacity to maintain vessel lumen.  Long term patency of endovascular treatment is suboptimal despite the coated balloons, atherectomy devices and stents.  Standard angiographies only show vessel lumen far from its real dimension given the severe thickening of

Caso Clínico: Aneurisma de Aorta Abdominal Yuxtarrenal

SOLACI PERIPHERAL | 2nd Clinical Case: Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

SOLACI’s Department of Peripheral Endovascular Interventions brings a new challenging clinical case for the whole Latin American medical community so as to continue fostering and sharing scientific knowledge and experience among peers. Tell us what you think about this case and its resolution using the comments section in this post, and answer the questions featured

Coronavirus y corazón ¿Cómo deben prepararse los cardiólogos?

Vasculitis, Thrombosis and Angiogenesis: Covid-19´s Unique Patters

In this small, yet interesting series, we observe angiogenesis could differentiate pulmonary physiopathology by Covid-19 vs. from viral infections of similar severity (such as influenza). Being quite small, we can hardly consider it universal, or whether it could have clinical impact. Meanwhile, we keep learning about the new virus.  Progressive respiratory failure is the main

Webinar SOLACI Peripheral | Carotid Percutaneous Interventiones Where Are we?

SOLACI PERIPHERAL | Watch again Carotid Percutaneous Interventions, Where are we? on our Youtube Account

Watch again our Webinar on “Carotid Percutaneous Interventions, Where are we?” on our Youtube account. The event was conducted and organised by the authorities of SOLACI Peripheral, a new Department of SOLACI.  We thank the support of Cordis for this event and to all the prestigious panelists that participated in it.   We are interested

Un seguimiento mínimo y apropiado reduce la mortalidad luego de una endoprótesis

Detection of Late Complications After EVAR

This work addressed the occurrence of complications after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) for the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms in a cohort of 454 patients with a 5.2-year follow-up. About 25% of patients experience complications of some kind. As opposed to other studies, here, the vast majority of those complications were asymptomatic and had

EuroPCR 2020 | Is Renal Denervation Coming Back to Life?

Additional analyses from the Global SYMPLICITY Registry and the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO trial, presented virtually at EuroPCR 2020, can contribute to the comeback of renal denervation as another alternative for patients with uncontrolled hypertension. The 3-year results from the SYMPLICITY registry showed significant and durable reductions in blood pressure regardless of how many medications patients were taking.

TAVR via trans-carotidea anestesia local o general

Anesthetic Modes and Their Impact on Elective Endoprostheses

This work supports previous observations on the mortality benefit of regional (and even local) anesthesia in patients who undergo elective endovascular aneurysm repair for the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. These benefits also translated into a shorter hospital stay, but not into less pulmonary complications, which is what previous studies had suggested. Minimally invasive

Coronavirus y corazón ¿Cómo deben prepararse los cardiólogos?

Estimating the Risk of Infection for Healthcare Personnel

Roughly one out of every 100 healthcare workers at hospitals receiving COVID-19 patients become infected. Statistics are not uniform for all corners of earth, and they do not indicate that being on the front line necessarily entails higher risk. A large analysis conducted in the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic (Wuhan, China) showed that 110

Efectos de la radiación cerebral en Cardiólogos Intervencionistas

Blood Pressure Variability and Subclinical Brain Disease

Elevated blood pressure variability was associated with a wide range of subclinical structural changes in the brain. These structural changes could be the mechanisms explaining a higher incidence of dementia and stroke. This study included 2348 participants age ≥55 years in a prospective cohort. Blood pressure was measured in each visit since 1990, and since 2005 all

Balancear el riesgo de sangrado vs trombótico para definir el tiempo de doble antiagregación

Antiaggregation vs. Anticoagulation after Peripheral PCI

The truth is this question has no clear answer and what with do with peripheral stenting is transfer the evidence we have on coronary stenting, given the lack of standards and poor reporting on antithrombotic therapy outcomes in randomized studies on endovascular intervention.  Heterogeneity is worse when it comes to venous territory. Some time ago