Infrapatellar articles

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

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

Los balones farmacológicos pasaron la prueba del tiempo en territorio femoropoplíteo

Drug-Coated Balloons in Infrapopliteal Disease: Much Ado About Nothing

The revascularization of tibial arteries in patients with critical lower limb ischemia using drug-coated balloons vs. conventional angioplasty resulted in comparable long-term outcomes in terms of both safety and efficacy. Paclitaxel exposure was not related to a higher risk of amputation or all-cause mortality at 5 years (which is the good news for much questioned drug-coated

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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,

Los balones farmacológicos pasaron la prueba del tiempo en territorio femoropoplíteo

Drug-Coated Balloons vs. Conventional Angioplasty Below the Knee

This meta-analysis is an update on the role of drug-coated balloons in the treatment of infrapopliteal arterial disease, a difficult pathology for all strategies. The primary endpoint of this meta-analysis was treated lower limb salvage at 12 months. The secondary endpoints included survival at 12 months, amputation free survival, restenosis, and target lesion repeat revascularization rate. This

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We Should Indicate More than 6 Months of DAPT in Lower Limb Disease

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Advanced peripheral vascular disease is frequently associated with cardiovascular events and amputation. It has been proven that mono-antiplatelet therapy (MAPT) offers some benefit (with either aspirin or clopidogrel), but there are scarce data on the role of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in these patients. Researchers analyzed 404 patients who received MAPT for

Mejorando los resultados luego de la revascularización de miembros inferiores

Improved Outcomes after Lower Limb Revascularization

Operator ability combined with improved and diverse devices for lower limb revascularization has clearly increased in the last decade. However, is this technical feasibility we did not use to have translating into better clinical outcomes for patients, or is it simply inflating our interventionist egos? This study aims at answering the question above by identifying

Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

The Importance of Tibial Artery Patency in the Rechanneling of the Femoral Artery

After rechanneling occluded superficial femoro-popliteal arteries, interventional physicians are left with the question of how to proceed with infrapopliteal disease. This work (soon to be published in Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg) shows us the importance of achieving patency in tibial arteries so as to obtain better mid-term outcomes. The gist is that, after an

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

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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 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

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