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Inflamación crónica, enfermedad coronaria y cáncer: distintas caras de una misma moneda

Pulmonary Artery Denervation: Valid Alternative for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Grade 1?

Pulmonary Artery Denervation: Valid Alternative for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Grade 1?

Pulmonary vessels are densely innervated by sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensitive fibers.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) grade 1 consists of obliterating pulmonary vascular remodeling accompanied by a diminished generation of vessel dilators.   Its pharmacological treatment has certain limitations and sympathetic pulmonary vascular denervation might be a valid treatment alternative,

Isquemia crítica de miembros inferiores: las re-hospitalizaciones frecuentes muestran la magnitud del problema

BEST-CLI: Revascularization of Critical Lower Limb Ischemia, a Pragmatic Study

Critical lower limb ischemia (CLLI) is associated with a major deterioration in quality of life and a significant increase in morbidity and mortality. Its estimated annual incidence is 220 to 3500 cases per million people, with an expected prevalence of 11% of patients with peripheral arterial disease. CLLI is the “terminal” stage of peripheral artery

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TCT 2022 | Pulmonary Artery Denervation in Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension is behind multiple hospitalizations and pulmonary transplants. Even though its treatment has been advanced, many patients will not respond well.  The PADN-CFDA randomized 128 patients, 63 received pulmonary denervation (PADN) and 65 went to the control group. Primary end point was 6-minute walk distance test at 6 months.  The populations were similar,

La clave para tratar strokes: saber cuando detenerse

Complicated Non-Stenotic Carotid Plaques: A Light in the Diagnosis of Cryptogenic Stroke?

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability. It produces great morbidity by causing marked post-event cognitive impairment. Recurrence of an ischemic event may vary according to the cause of the stroke. Complicated non-stenotic carotid plaque (CCP) type VI (according to the American Heart Association [AHA] classification) has been described as an

Un guiño para la trombólisis guiada por Catéter en tromboembolismo pulmonar

A Nod to Catheter-Guided Thrombolysis in Pulmonary Thromboembolism

Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is the third most frequent cardiovascular disease, with an increasing prevalence over time. The stratification of these patients is paramount to decide their therapeutic approach, since there have been high mortality rates for certain subgroups. The European Society of Cardiology, in its latest guidelines (2019), classified the severity of PTE according to


One Year of Successful Carotid Artery Stenting with the CGuard Device

This registry of daily clinical practice suggests that this specifically designed double-mesh carotid stent is safe and associated with a minimal and acceptable occurrence of neurological events up to 12 months of follow-up. This double-mesh stent has already been tested, and its short- and long-term efficacy has been proven. However, more recent data have challenged the

AHA 2019 | Treat Stroke to Target: terapia agresiva con estatinas post stroke

Can We Deal with Learning Curves in Acute Stroke?

When an interventional cardiology center, where interventional cardiology specialists work alongside neurologists and radiologists, start a thrombectomy program in acute stroke, results achieved are similar to those at an interventional neurology center. Mechanical thrombectomy has proven to be the best treatment option for acute ischemic stroke. However, it is not widely available, mainly due to

La clave para tratar strokes: saber cuando detenerse

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

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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