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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

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,

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,

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,

Permanent Carotid Coil Filters in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

This new strategy to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation is technically feasible and safe, even though long-term outcomes are yet to be seen and despite the evidence available, for instance, left atrial appendage closure devices. It is true that they could be used simultaneously, but its synergy and cost have

Protection Systems Reduce Stroke and Mortality in Carotid Artery Stenting

MR CLEAN Registry: “Time is Brain” is a Far More Accurate than “Time is Heart”

Time to endovascular treatment after ischemic stroke is strongly associated to functional outcomes. This association could be even stronger than previously suggested in more select populations of controlled studies.   These findings emphasize that functional outcomes after endovascular treatment could be improved significantly by reducing onset to treatment times.   Randomized studies in select acute

TCT 2018 | PADN-5: Denervación pulmonar en hipertensión pulmonar combinada pre y post capilar

TCT 2018 | PADN-5: Pulmonary Artery Denervation in Pre- and Post-Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension

This work included 98 patients with pre- and post-capillary pulmonary hypertension defined as mean pulmonary arterial pressures ≥25 mmHg, pulmonary capillary wedge pressures >15 mmHg, and pulmonary vascular resistance >3.0 Wood units. These subjects were randomized to pulmonary artery denervation vs. sildenafil plus sham pulmonary artery denervation. The medical treatment for heart failure was administered to all patients. The

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

Terapia endovascular en stroke: mucha evidencia y pocos operadores entrenados

Endovascular Therapy in Stroke: Much Evidence and Few Trained Operators

Endovascular therapy is now considered as the standard of care for acute ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion. The time between symptoms onset and reperfusion emerges as the most determinant factor for good clinical outcomes, much more strongly than even in acute myocardial infarction. The saying “time is brain” is even more relevant than

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