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Must Post MI Patients Use B Blockers for Life?

Must Post MI Patients Use B Blockers for Life?

Long-term use of B blockers after myocardial infarction has been questioned for a while now; in fact, admittedly, beyond the three year follow up its benefits remain unclear. It is particularly controversial in elderly patients and this recent study published in Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes sheds some light on the matter. The study followed 6893

DES con polímero bioabsorbible vs Bare Metal Stents en angioplastia primaria

DES with Bioresorbable Polymer vs. Bare Metal Stents in Primary PCI

Long after myocardial revascularization guidelines had established no medical reason justifies the use of bare metal stents (BMS), along comes this study to refresh the old trials comparing drug eluting vs bare metal stents in the context of primary PCI. The problem for many countries is that primary PCI obviously occurs in the context of

¿Se justifica utilizar filtro de protección distal en los puentes venosos?

After Much Toing and Froing, Gastrointestinal Protection Is Back to the Forefront

Several clinical guidelines differ in their recommendation regarding the prescription of proton pump inhibitors to patients being treated with dual antiplatelet therapy after infarction. In 2015, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommended their use in patients with high bleeding risk; however, in the 2017 update that recommendation became general after the assumption that, for

REVELATION: Balones liberadores de droga en infartos con supradesnivel del segmento ST

EuroPCR 2019 | REVELATION: Drug Coated Balloons in ST Elevation MI

Drug coated balloons in the context of ST elevation acute myocardial infarction seem safe and feasible under certain circumstances. This single center study is the kickoff to keep studying the possibility of “leaving nothing behind” after primary PCI. This small randomized study revives drug coated balloons to be used particularly instead of stents in young

Staged Complete Revascularization vs. Culprit Vessel PCI at Long-Term

Staged complete revascularization in patients with acute myocardial infarction and multivessel coronary disease is superior to culprit PCI only at five-year follow-up. The outcomes of this retrospective analysis show the benefit of staged PCI, though it might be attenuated in diabetic patients. Outcomes are consistent with previously published randomized studies. Nevertheless, we should remain cautious

ACC 2019 | Infartarse muy joven o 10 años después no cambia la mortalidad a largo plazo

ACC 2019 | Having an Infarction at Very Young Age or 10 Years Later Does Not Change Long-Term Mortality

Patients who suffered their first coronary event before turning 40 years old have similar long-term mortality to those who experienced it even 10 years later, according to the YOUNG-MI Registry presented at the American College of Cardiology [ACC] 2019 Scientific Sessions. Secondary prevention must be used aggressively in both young and elder patients.   Over more than

ACC 2019 | SAFARI: sorpresivamente, el acceso radial no ofrece ventajas en el infarto

ACC 2019 | SAFARI: Unexpectedly, Radial Approach Offers No Benefits In STEMI

This study was not able to show benefits in terms of mortality or bleeding when using radial vs. femoral approach in patients undergoing ST elevation myocardial Infarction. This small trial does not change things for “radialists” way past their learning curve who already feel confident with this technique. For them, there is no way back.

CULPRIT-SHOCK: los resultados a 1 año continúan soportando tratar solo la arteria culpable

ESC 2018 | CULPRIT-SHOCK: 1-Year Results Continue to Support Treatment of the Culprit Artery Only

Increases in the rates of revascularization and heart failure do not justify the early mortality advantage shown by treatment of the culprit artery only in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. The 1-year follow-up of the CULPRIT-SHOCK trial reinforces the idea of only treating the culprit artery, with an option for revascularization of

MATRIX: Superioridad del acceso radial al año

ESC 2018 | MATRIX: 1-Year Superiority of Transradial Access

Transradial access should be the access of choice in patients with acute coronary syndrome, while bivalirudin has not shown any benefit for this population. The long-term follow-up from the MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Hemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of Angiox) trial confirms the results at 30 days: transradial access is here to stay

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