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

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

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

isquemia crítica de miembros inferiores

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,

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,

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

Mejoras tecnológicas en las válvulas que se traducen en resultados clínicos

New Percutaneous Devices to Prevent Embolism in Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) unsuitable for anticoagulation because of bleeding risk, require other strategies to prevent stroke. For some years, there have been in the market (limited to some places; not as part of the regular agenda of cardiologists and hematologists) devices to occlude the atrium that have been proved safe and effective. These

Nuevo dispositivo para tener mayor protección en la angioplastia carotídea

New Device for More Protection in Carotid Artery Stenting

This new “Paladin” system for post-dilation during carotid artery stenting was safe and may effectively reduce the number of particles that reach the brain, with a subsequent decreased risk for peri-procedural stroke. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Paladin System, a novel post-dilation balloon with an integrated distal protection filter designed to

SENTINEL: Protección cerebral en TAVI

Paladin: New Carotid Protection System with Good Results

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Carotid artery stenting (CAS) with a cerebral protection system has emerged as an alternative to surgery, particularly for patients with high surgical risk. Nowadays, there are a considerable number of cerebral protection systems, but these may sometimes fail due to anatomical issues, the diameter of embolized particles, or placement difficulties (among

Claves para mejorar la productividad en la sala de cateterismo

Effect of More Expedited Carotid Intervention on Recurrent Events

This study shows the benefit of reducing waiting time between acute events and intervention in patients with severe symptomatic carotid stenosis. Its outcomes support the efforts to reduce patient management. Moreover, it could be used as an indicator of clinical practice quality. The risk of recurrent events after an ischemic event is significantly higher in

La endarterectomía precoz parece superior a la angioplastia carotidea en pacientes sintomáticos

Safety of Early Carotid Artery Stenting in Symptomatic Patients

This work shows the safety of carotid artery stenting within 14 days of a stroke and, so far, this is the largest series of symptomatic patients published by an institution. The exact moment to conduct this procedure after an acute stroke is still controversial, although most publications so far have favored early endarterectomy over early angioplasty.

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