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La clave para tratar strokes: saber cuando detenerse

The Key to Treating Stroke: Knowing When to Stop

The Key to Treating Stroke: Knowing When to Stop

With endovascular therapy as the standard of care in ischemic stroke and with a community of interventional cardiologists increasingly committed to assisting neurologists in providing 24/7 thrombectomy, staying informed is paramount. The number of thrombectomy attempts with retractable stent (>3) is associated with hemorrhagic transformation beyond age, baseline NIHSS (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale)

Aspiration Thrombectomy vs. Stent Retriever Thrombectomy: Is the Site of Stroke the Key to Make a Choice?

Thrombectomy with stent retriever and direct aspiration have been considered equally effective in the treatment of anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke. But are they really? This study recently published in Stroke compares the safety and efficacy of both techniques per occlusion segment. This study analyzed data from the MR CLEAN registry at every endovascular therapy

¿Cirugía bariátrica por cateterismo?

Transcatheter Bariatric Surgery?

This pilot study has shown transcatheter embolotherapy targeted to the left gastric artery is well tolerated and promotes significant weight reduction compared against a sham procedure. Obesity has been linked to higher rates of cardiovascular and metabolic events. Diets and medical strategies are often ineffective and hardly sustainable over time.  Bariatric procedures, though effective, are

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IN.PACT AV ACCESS | Drug-Coated Balloons for Dialysis Fistulas

The IN.PACT AV Access study, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), showed that drug-coated balloons are superior for the treatment of stenotic lesions in arteriovenous fistulas for dialysis compared with conventional balloons. Dialysis fistulas are an unknown territory for paclitaxel-eluting balloons, since the formal recommendation in the guidelines is conventional angioplasty

Trombólisis local en tromboembolismo pulmonar

COVID-19 PE: Nontraditional Risk Factors?

Risk factors for pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with the new coronavirus are different from those traditionally observed. A French study recently published in Eur Heart J showed those new risk factors, and also that the risk of PE is reduced by the use of anticoagulant agents, just like in patients with conventional risk factors.

Efectos de la radiación cerebral en Cardiólogos Intervencionistas

Blood Pressure Variability and Subclinical Brain Disease

Elevated blood pressure variability was associated with a wide range of subclinical structural changes in the brain. These structural changes could be the mechanisms explaining a higher incidence of dementia and stroke. This study included 2348 participants age ≥55 years in a prospective cohort. Blood pressure was measured in each visit since 1990, and since 2005 all

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

What to Do and What Not to Do in Case of PE According to the New European Guidelines

As a “friendly,” easy-to-read document, the new European guidelines on pulmonary embolism (PE) include an excellent summary chart with new and modified items (compared with the 2014 guidelines), and also some sort of final conclusion composed of crucial tips and contraindications that come in handy in case of emergency. Diagnosis stage In suspected high-risk PE,

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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,

Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

Consensus on How to Conduct Follow-Up in Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease involves multiple areas and, therefore, can have very different presentations (from complete lack of symptoms to disabling symptoms). Depending on clinical presentation, general condition, anatomical localization, and lesion extension, revascularization can be indicated alongside optimal medical treatment. In 2017, guidelines with indications for revascularization were published; however, maintaining long-term patency can be

Síndrome de Hiperperfusión cerebral post-angioplastia carotídea: una complicación prevenible

Should Interventional Cardiologists Be Involved in Acute Stroke?

According to this single-site study, published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv., interventional cardiologists can safely conduct revascularizations in a setting of acute stroke, with high clinical and technical success. Cardiologists are taking on this traditional interventional neurology field simply due to the lack of interventional neurologists, who are thus unable to provide coverage 24/7,

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