Femoropopliteal articles

Los DES de última generación presentan mejores resultados en puentes venosos que los DES antiguos y BMS

Drug-Eluting Stents vs. Balloons While Paclitaxel Is in the Eye of the Storm

Drug-Eluting Stents vs. Balloons While Paclitaxel Is in the Eye of the Storm

Even after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert on paclitaxel devices in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease, which caused the interruption of a few ongoing studies, reality indicates that the efficacy of these devices has been proven and that they are still used. The increased mortality observed in the meta-analysis that

Los balones farmacológicos pasaron la prueba del tiempo en territorio femoropoplíteo

FDA Alert on Drug-Coated Balloons and Stents in Femoropopliteal Artery Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert on the potential long-term risk of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease. This agency is evaluating signals of increased long-term deaths among patients with femoral or popliteal artery disease treated with paclitaxel-coated devices in a recent study.   In

Efecto a largo plazo de los balones liberadores con bajas dosis de paclitaxel

Long Term Effect of Low Dose Paclitaxel Coated Balloon

The beneficial effect of low dose drug coated balloons with paclitaxel is sustained in time according to this randomized study. In a nutshell, this study has shown a significant statistical difference in favor of paclitaxel coated balloons vs. conventional PCI at 2 years. The safety and efficacy of new generation low dose drug coated balloons

¿Beneficio adicional del bypass radial en la cirugía de revascularización miocárdica?

Infrainguinal Bypass Following Failed Endovascular Intervention Has a Different Outcome

We often inform our patients we should first approach the superficial femoral with an endovascular intervention, and that should it fail or develop restenosis, we could always resort to a bypass. We were not lying when we’d assume a bypass following endovascular intervention would have the same outcome as a primary bypass. Simply put, no

imperial-TCT 2018

TCT 2018 | IMPERIAL: First Study Comparing Drug-Eluting Stents in Patients with Femoropopliteal Disease

The IMPERIAL trial compared the safety and efficacy of a nitinol self-expanding polymer-free placlitaxel-eluting stent (Zilver PTX, Cook Medical, already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration [FDA]) and a nitinol self-expanding polymer-coating placlitaxel-eluting stent (Eluvia, Boston Scientific). This was a single-blind randomized trial in patients with symptomatic intermittent claudication (Rutherford categories 2, 3, or

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Frailty: What Happens When We Are Too Late in Critical Lower Limb Ischemia

This condition, now “trending” among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), has expanded to almost all patients we treat, always with the same outcome: the prognosis is bad, so bad that it might warrant making the difficult decision of not going forward. The association between frailty and bad prognosis is easy to see and

HIV y enfermedad vascular: una asociación que empezamos a reconocer

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

¿Cuál es el efecto de las estatinas sobre las amputaciones y la sobrevida en la enfermedad vascular periférica?

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

Los balones farmacológicos pasaron la prueba del tiempo en territorio femoropoplíteo

Pharmacological balloons in femoropopliteal territory passed time testing

Endovascular revascularization has become the main strategy for symptomatic patients with peripheral arterial disease in femoropopliteal territory. Conventional balloon angioplasty is effective in gaining lumen but has a restenosis rate to up 60% at 12 months. Implantation of conventional stents reduced restenosis to almost half, but presented problems such as thrombosis, stent fracture and difficulty

¿Cuál es el efecto de las estatinas sobre las amputaciones y la sobrevida en la enfermedad vascular periférica?

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

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