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Guatemala Sessions 2018

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

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

Colombia Sessions 2017

Colombia Sessions: Contest for Young Interventionists

Sponsored by Abbott Vascular LATAM 34th SOLACI Regional Sessions – 11° Andrean Region. October 5th and 6th, 2017. Bogotá, Colombia. Case Submission: “Fostering Hemodynamics among Young Cardiologists”. It is with great pleasure that we hereby invite all young Latin American cardiologists specializing in hemodynamics to submit relevant clinical cases to the next SOLACI Sessions, Bogotá, Colombia, to be