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Presentaciones destacadas Jornadas Guatemala 2018

See the presentations of the 2018 Guatemala Sessions

See the presentations of the 2018 Guatemala Sessions

SOLACI thanks the 210 attendees ─physicians, nurses, technicians and other professionals. Without them, we would not have achieved such scientific success at these regional sessions. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the Guatemalan Cardiology Association, to the organization, and to the entire Guatemala for the hospitality and generosity they graciously bestowed upon

infarto peri-procedimiento

Great Dispersion in the Prognosis of Patients with Angina and No Coronary Lesions

The prognosis of patients with symptoms of angina (with all their subjectivity) in a setting of no significant coronary lesions is widely varied. It is not as benign as we initially thought and patients do not present as many events as “regular” patients with associated severe coronary lesions. The literature owed us data on the

Guatemala Sessions 2018

35th SOLACI Regional Sessions – 13° Central America and the Caribbean.. June 1st and 2nd, 2018. Guatemala City, Guatemala. Registrations: write to All the news and information about Guatemala Sessions 2017   About the Sessions The Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology (SOLACI) promotes the study of medicine and the implementation of best practices in cardiovascular care in

Manejo quirúrgico o percutáneo de los leaks mitrales

Surgical or Percutaneous Management of Mitral Leak

Mitral paravalvular leaks are relatively common after surgical mitral replacement, with an incidence of 7%-17%. Most of these are subclinical leaks, a mere echocardiogram finding, but about 3% of patients can develop heart failure, hemolysis, or a combination of both, thus requiring a new intervention. For symptomatic patients, new surgery has been the traditional treatment

La revascularización incompleta no tiene el mismo significado en todos los pacientes

Incomplete Revascularization Does Not Mean the Same Thing for All Patients

Several studies show that patients with multivessel lesions who undergo angioplasty with incomplete revascularization experience more events, including higher mortality, than a cohort of patients who have undergone complete revascularization. In most cases, the analysis was dichotomic (complete vs. incomplete revascularization), but more recent studies show that there may be a gradient, a continuum, in

TCT 2017 | Estudio TRI-REPAIR y estudio FORMA: nuevos dispositivos para la “válvula olvidada”

TCT 2017 | The TRI-REPAIR and the FORMA Trials: New Devices for the “Forgotten Valve”

Courtesy of SBHCI. Two new transcatheter treatments for severe or massive functional tricuspid regurgitation have showed good results at 30 days, according to their feasibility studies. The long-forgotten tricuspid valve has been gaining more attention with research linking tricuspid regurgitation to an increase in mortality.   Early studies used devices originally designed for the mitral or

The work of a doctor in the catastrophe: anonymous testimony after the earthquakes in Mexico

The following is the anonymous testimony of a professional living in Mexico City who was directly affected by the earthquake on September 19. How to work in the middle of tragedy, professional responsibility and what feelings a doctor is going through in situations like this.   “While we still had not recovered from the earthquake

Dr. Juan Granada, New President and CEO of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation

The prestigious Colombian Interventional Cardiologist was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) 15 days ago. He is now also a member of the CRF board of Directors. SOLACI wishes Dr. Granada congratulations for this well deserved recognition and wishes him the best for the important challenge ahead. We are