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E-Cigarettes vs. Nicotine Therapy to Stop Smoking

E-Cigarettes vs. Nicotine Therapy to Stop Smoking

E-cigarettes were more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy according to this randomized study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Both must be accompanied by medical and psychological support for optimal results. While e-cigarettes are commonly used as a smoking cessation strategy, evidence is limited regarding their effectiveness as compared

ACC 2019 | STOPDAPT-2: Monoterapia con P2Y12 luego de un corto período de doble antiagregación post angioplastia

ACC 2019 | STOPDAPT-2: P2Y12 Monotherapy After Short-Term Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Angioplasty

Aspirin is against the ropes: first, it was primary prevention; now, its use is being reconsidered even in relation to angioplasty. There might be paradigm changes as regards antiplatelet therapy after angioplasty. These two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 Scientific Session can really change what we have been doing unquestioningly

ACC 2019 | POET: los antibióticos vía oral con buenos resultados a largo plazo en endocarditis

ACC 2019 | AUGUSTUS: Apixaban Plus P2Y12 Inhibitor Is the Best Combination in Atrial Fibrillation and Angioplasty

Aspirin increases bleeding with no ischemic benefit, but a trend toward more stent thrombosis with placebo warrants further studies. Patients with atrial fibrillation who receive an anticoagulant agent and coronary angioplasty with a stent, and then continue with aspirin, experience an increased risk of bleeding without any ischemic benefit whatsoever.   The use of a

ACC 2019 | Las nuevas guías de prevención primaria ACC/AHA con foco en estilo de vida, dieta y factores socioeconómicos.

ACC 2019 | The New ACC/AHA Guidelines on Primary Prevention Focus on Life Style, Diet and Socioeconomic Factors.

These guidelines basically remind us that we should focus on life style changes to best prevent heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. These changes, of course, should be permanent. It is estimated that life style changes translate into 80% risk reduction of heart disease.   These recommendations are based on 9 topics: risk estimation,

Los artículos más importantes de 2018 en farmacología / cardiología clínica - 2° parte

The Most Relevant Articles of 2018 in Pharmacology and Clinical Cardiology – Part 2

1- What Antiplatelet Therapy Should We Use in Patients with Stroke/TIA? Interesting Results for the POINT Trial The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published an article about the POINT trial (simultaneously presented at the European Stroke Organisation Conference), a long-awaited randomized clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of dual antiplatelet therapy

The Most Relevant Articles of 2018 in Pharmacology and Clinical Cardiology

1- New High Blood Pressure Guidelines The wait is finally over: the high blood pressure guidelines that have been in the works for the past 3 years saw the light of day at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2017 Scientific Sessions. Read more    2- New European Hypertension Guidelines Contrast with American Recommendations The European

¿La epidemia de obesidad pone en riesgo la salud de los pacientes y los médicos?

Is the Obesity Epidemic Putting Patients’ and Physicians’ Health at Risk?

Is the Obesity Epidemic Putting Patients’ and Physicians’ Health at Risk? In addition to the obvious negative effect on patients, obesity can also affect Interventional Cardiologists’ health, seeing as it involves increased exposure to radiation.   Operators are clearly and increasingly exposed to radiation as patient body mass index (BMI) increases. Radiation exposure might be

La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Left Main PCI Technique Could Change DAPT Duration

Up to 20% of patients undergoing left main PCI require a 2-stent technique, and this number should most likely grow after the DKCRUSH-V outcomes. However, this study contradicts the DKCRUSH-V and brings us back to “the simpler the better”, since patients undergoing 1 stent left main PCI presented less revascularization and less target vessel failure

Lo más leído de 2018 en solaci.org

The 10 most consulted articles at SOLACI during 2018

1- New High Blood Pressure Guidelines The wait is finally over: the high blood pressure guidelines that have been in the works for the past 3 years saw the light of day at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2017 Scientific Sessions. Read more    2- The 10 Commandments of ESC’s New STEMI Guidelines The authors

ticagrelor vs clopidogrel en enfermedad vascular periferica

What is the best antiplatelet in PCI to vein grafts?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. PCI to saphenous vein grafts is one the greatest challenges these days because, as opposed to native arteries, they present important thrombolytic material, diffuse and long lesions, and abundant macrophage and inflammatory cells, which makes the procedure more complex. At present, we have not yet agreed on the best antiplatelet

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The 10 Most Read Articles of December

1- Everolimus-Eluting Stents Finally Have a Rival and Not Just a “Non-Inferior” Stent In this large randomized trial, there were significant differences as regards both target-lesion failure and target-vessel-related infarction, which persisted through a 2-year follow-up and favored treatment with an ultrathin-strut bioresorbable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (Orsiro) compared with the gold standard, a durable-polymer everolimus-eluting stent

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