Peripheral vascular disease articles

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

Antiaggregation vs. Anticoagulation after Peripheral PCI

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

Nuevas estrategias en el territorio femoropoplíteo

Common Femoral Artery Endarterectomy Plus Angioplasty in Critical Ischemia

This prospective study analyzed patients with critical lower limb ischemia (due to complex, multiple lesions in several places) who were treated uniformly with common femoral artery endarterectomy combined with angioplasty to improve inflow and/or outflow. This hybrid treatment, which must be carried out by a team, can be greatly beneficial for this high-risk patient group

Carotídeas asintomáticas ¿Tenemos todas las respuestas?

Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: Do We Have All the Answers?

Advancements in therapies to reduce the impact of stroke in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis have been hard to come by over the last decade. Several points of disagreement among published randomized trials prevented their information from being integrated into daily clinical practice. However, over the past 5 years, there has been some alignment, allowing for this

Por primera vez un estudio confirma que las pantallas de protección plomadas resguardan de la radiación a todo el personal de la sala de cateterismos

The Whole Toolkit Tested in Carotid Artery Stenting

This study sought to randomly compare the double-layer Roadsaver stent (Terumo) with the single-layer Carotid Wallstent device (Boston) in association with either distal filter-like embolic protection device FilterWire (Boston) or proximal protection device Mo.Ma (Medtronic) in patients with lipid-rich carotid plaques. This is a very interesting work because there are no head-to-head simultaneous comparisons between

contaminacion ambiental y riesgo cardiovascular

Prolonged Exposure to Pollution Increases the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to think of anything else that might be affecting worldwide health, particularly in China. As a topic, pollution (especially by fine particulate matter, PM2.5) has been relegated these days. At the same time, however, the preventive closing of many factories in China due to the

Coronavirus y corazón ¿Cómo deben prepararse los cardiólogos?

ECS Guidelines for COVID-19 Management

One of the first statements in this document points out these are not “regular guidelines” developed after thorough analysis of all the available evidence published since the last update. Instead, they are meant to provide temporary basic management pointers on how to handle different scenarios of cardiac patients in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus y corazón ¿Cómo deben prepararse los cardiólogos?

Cardiology in Times of Coronavirus: The Perfect Storm

Since January 2020, the COVID-19 infection has spread from China to the rest of the world. The clinical picture has several points in common with influenza, being mild or asymptomatic in most cases. However, around 15% of cases shows complications with interstitial pneumonia that can lead to respiratory failure. Given the lack of vaccine or

ACC 2020 Virtual | La denervación renal resurge con nueva evidencia

Virtual ACC 2020 | Renal Denervation Arises with New Evidence

In patients with uncontrolled hypertension who do not comply with treatment, renal denervation can generate benefit by reducing both ambulatory and office blood pressure, compared with patients who underwent a sham procedure. This new information emerges from the SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED trial, presented virtually at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2020 Scientific Session and

Virtual ACC 2020 | VOYAGER PAD: Rivaroxaban Superior to Aspirin in Preventing Events

In patients with peripheral artery disease undergoing revascularization, the combination of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and low doses of aspirin are superior to aspirin alone in the prevention of acute low limb ischemic events, amputation, cardiovascular events and strokes. The outcomes of VOYAGER PAD add to the COMPASS outcomes, showing the combination of therapies can benefit risk

ACC 2020 Virtual | Sub-análisis del COMPASS: la diabetes aumenta el beneficio del rivaroxaban más AAS

Virtual ACC 2020 | COMPASS Sub-Analysis: Diabetes Increases the Benefit of Rivaroxaban Combined with AAS

In patients with stable coronary or peripheral artery disease, diabetes increases the benefit of combining low doses of rivaroxaban and aspirin vs. aspirin alone.  This analysis was pre-specified in the COMPASS protocol and was presented virtually for the ACC 2020 and simultaneously published in Circulation. Patients with diabetes, showed numerically greater reduction in terms of

Recomendaciones de la ACC con el nuevo coronavirus

Is There a Relationship between ARBs, ACE 2 Inhibitors and COVID-19?

In the past few days, many doctors appear to have caught wind of somewhat unfounded data. According to this information, the novel COVID-19 would use angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors to enter cells and, in this context, patients with an upregulated expression of these receptors (such as patients receiving angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors