Femoral articles

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

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,

Programas de ejercicios en la enfermedad vascular periférica

Exercise Programs in Peripheral Artery Disease

Programmed exercises are recommended as initial management strategy for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Most exercise programs include supervised treadmill walking twice or three times a week in a strategic facility (such as a gym). PAD patients often give up on these programs seeing as they might find it difficult to keep to a

HIV and Peripheral Artery Disease: Acknowledging the Association

The role of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the development of vascular disease (specifically peripheral artery disease) remains unclear. Is the virus per se the direct cause of this disease or is it a consequence of dyslipidemia, one of the adverse effects of antiretrovirals? This study looked into the effect of HIV infection on peripheral

Mortality in Peripheral Vascular Disease Drops Due to Revascularization

This cohort study shows that, from 2006 to 2015, the overall survival rate increased and the risk of major amputation decreased following lower limb revascularization. These population observations indicate that outcomes after lower limb revascularization have improved during the assessed period, and so have the centralization and specialization of interventional services. The availability and diversity

What’s New in the European Guidelines on Peripheral Arterial Disease

Since the last version of the European guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease in 2011, there have been many trials and registries that warrant guideline adjustments in many aspects. The first novelty is the teamwork that gave way to these guidelines, which were written in collaboration with the European Society of

Statin Pre-Treatment for the Prevention of Peri-Procedural Events in Carotid Artery Stenting

What is the effect of statins on amputations, and survival in peripheral vascular disease?

The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease is between 15% and 20% of patients older than 65 years and its severity is greatly underestimated. In fact, annual mortality is higher in patients with peripheral arterial disease (8.2%) than in those after acute myocardial infarction (6.3%). Despite the above, medical advice and efforts to modify risk factors

La enfermedad vascular periférica se asocia a más eventos en el TAVI

Peripheral Vascular Disease Is Associated to More Events in TAVR

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. The incidence of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is increasing and associated with negative outcomes when overlapping with cardiovascular disease. In patients undergoing TAVR, its prevalence varies between 28% and 42%, according to different studies. However, its real impact on the rate of survival is still unclear. This study analyzed 27,440 patients >65 years

La ATP de la femoral común comienza a ser una opción válida

Common Femoral PCI Becomes a Valid Alternative

Gentileza del Dr. Carlos Fava. The common femoral artery has always been treated with surgery. Thanks to the development of new generation stents and the advancement of percutaneous intervention, common femoral lesions are currently being treated with PCI. However, data on the safety of PCI vs. surgery, remain unavailable.  The TECCO is multicenter study, randomized

Isquemia crítica de miembros inferiores: las re-hospitalizaciones frecuentes muestran la magnitud del problema

Critical ischemia in the lower limbs: Frequent Readmissions show the magnitude of this problem

Readmissions at 6 months in patients with critical ischemia in the lower limbs occur in about 50% of all cases and most of them are unplanned.   This truly alarming number is cause for further concern when taking into account that only part of these readmissions are related to vascular problems. Many are caused by comorbidities

Isquemia crítica de miembros inferiores: el blush de la herida

Critical Limb Ischemia: Wound Blush Is the Most Important Objective

The aim of this study was to find the optimal angiographic endpoint for infrapopliteal interventions to be able to predict wound healing.   Evidence shows acceptable patency and successful limb salvage in patients with critical limb ischemia after infrapopliteal intervention. However, the optimal angiographic endpoint remains unclear. Is it enough to restore flow in one