Peripheral vascular disease articles

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Drug-Coated Balloons in Critical Ischemia: The Paradigm of Randomized Evidence vs. Logbooks

Drug-Coated Balloons in Critical Ischemia: The Paradigm of Randomized Evidence vs. Logbooks

This research, which included thousands of patients treated for chronic inferior limb ischemia with drug-coated balloons, did not show an association between said devices and the increased mortality observed in some randomized trials.  The long-term evidence from plenty of real-world patients contradicts what has been shown in randomized trials, leaving an information gap. Endovascular revascularization

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The Key We Are Overlooking in Peripheral Vascular Disease

To change the prognosis of peripheral vascular disease patients, a referral for supervised exercise is paramount. This should be a cultural change, not only an individual recommendation. A physically active lifestyle reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and functional impairment in patients with peripheral vascular disease. The novelty of this work (forthcoming in Eur J

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IN.PACT AV ACCESS | Drug-Coated Balloons for Dialysis Fistulas

The IN.PACT AV Access study, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), showed that drug-coated balloons are superior for the treatment of stenotic lesions in arteriovenous fistulas for dialysis compared with conventional balloons. Dialysis fistulas are an unknown territory for paclitaxel-eluting balloons, since the formal recommendation in the guidelines is conventional angioplasty

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SOLACI PERIPHERAL | 4th Clinical Case: Thoracic Aortic Dissection in Patient with Complex Arch

A new clinical case to keep learning with colleagues! Today, we present a Thoracic Aortic Dissection in Patient with Complex Arch. This is the 4th case for SOLACI Peripheral, which continues its mission: to deepen knowledge exchange among Latin American interventional cardiologists. Tell us what you think about this case using the comments section in this

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Evidence or Theory? Antiaggregation Scheme after Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Antiaggregation indication after peripheral intervention (PVI) can vary up to 50% depending on center, operator, and procedure.  This highlights the huge variation in indication and the scarce evidence there is on this matter.  Most cardiologists would like to simply transfer the information from the coronaries to the superficial femoral, but we can confirm this does

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Do We Need to See a Cardiologist before a Carotid Endarterectomy?

Cardiac complications are among the most frequent in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic lesions.  This excess of cardiac events in patients with no neurological symptoms of carotid stenosis is essential to balance the risk/benefit ratio of carotid endarterectomy.  A routine cardiology consultation prior surgery could reduce perioperative infarction rate, general complications and even mortality. 

ESC 2020 | El Rivaroxaban puede reducir los eventos cardíacos, cerebrales y periféricos

ESC 2020 | Rivaroxaban Might Reduce Cardiac Cerebral and Peripheral Events

Adding rivaroxaban to the standard treatment might reduce events incidence in lower limbs, heart, and brain, in patients with peripheral vascular disease undergoing revascularization.   These new data resulted from the analysis of the VOYAGER PAD subgroups and were presented at the virtual ESC 2020. The COMPASS study had reached similar conclusions using 2.5 mg rivaroxaban

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SOLACI PERIPHERAL | 3rd Clinical Case: Femoral PCI

In keeping with its Clinical Case Discussion Program, SOLACI’s peripheral interventions department, SOLACI Peripheral, presents the third clinical case, to promote knowledge exchange across the entire Latin American hemodynamics community.  Share your thoughts on case and resolution in the comments and answer the questions at the end of the article. Femoral PCI Authors: MD Mauricio Cavalieri

SOLACI Peripheral Webinar | Update in Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Watch again our Webinar on “Update in Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms” on our Youtube account.  We are interested in your opinion. Please, leave your comments, thoughts, questions, etc., below. They will be most welcome.

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Natural History of Severe and Asymptomatic Carotid Lesions

Deciding whether to intervene a severe (70-80%) carotid lesion in an asymptomatic patient is challenging. We know the margin of error is small and an excess of events caused by the intervention could tilt the scales. However, the updated information on the natural evolution of these lesions is scarce. This retrospective analysis included asymptomatic patients