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SOLACI-SOCIME 2018 | Retrograde approach: techniques and results

SOLACI-SOCIME 2018 | Retrograde approach: techniques and results

Read articles on the main presentations of the first day of SOLACI-SOCIME 2018 Congress. See the presentation by Dr. Saeko Takahashi, entitled “Retrograde approach: techniques and results ”. We are interested in your opinion. Please, leave your comments, thoughts, questions, etc., below. They will be most welcome.

More Evidence For MitraClip in High Risk Patients with Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has a negative impact in the long run. Several reports have shown that, in high risk inoperable patients, transcatheter edge-to-edge valve repair with MitraClip is feasible, safe and has good results, but there is still a long way to go. The present study looked at 24 consecutive


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

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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. 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.  See the best presentations and pictures of the 2018 Guatemala Sessions

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