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

Should Interventional Cardiologists Be Involved in Acute Stroke?

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

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These were the 5 most read scientific articles of February

1) The CULPRIT-SHOCK Study Is Finally Published in NEJM and It Is Bound to Change Guidelines During SOLACI’s coverage of the TCT 2017 Congress in Denver, Colorado, we already mentioned some of the outcomes of this study that has arrived to revolutionize clinical practice, given the differences between its results and those of the classic SHOCK trial, which has marked

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

Radioprotection: 6 essential articles to keep you updated

1) On Radiation Protection: Editorial comment by Dr. Ariel Durán I am pleased to witness the increased amount of scientific papers in high impact journals addressing topics related to radiation protection or the harmful effects of radiation on our patients and primary or secondary operators. Similarly, it is my pleasure to see that SOLACI has

On Radiation Protection: Editorial comment by Dr. Ariel Durán

Courtesy of Dr. Ariel Durán. I am pleased to witness the increased amount of scientific papers in high impact journals addressing topics related to radiation protection or the harmful effects of radiation on our patients and primary or secondary operators. Similarly, it is my pleasure to see that SOLACI has acknowledged this growing concern by

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