Tag Archives: acute myocardial infarction

¿Las angioplastias primarias a la madrugada siguen teniendo mayor mortalidad?

Off-hours Primary PCI Still Have the Highest Mortality Rate?

Off-hours Primary PCI Still Have the Highest Mortality Rate?

According to this contemporary study, in the current organized STEMI network, patients admitted to a tertiary high-volume center for primary PCI are managed similarly and have similar prognosis regardless admission time.  Several prior studies have shown primary PCI during off-hours (6 pm to 8 am) had worse outcomes vs. on-hour interventions (8 am to 6

AHA 2019 | COMPLETE: la revascularización completa es superior por tratar otras placas vulnerables

AHA 2019 | COMPLETE: Complete Revascularization Is Superior since It Treats Other Vulnerable Plaque

This COMPLETE sub-study using optical coherence tomography (OCT) showed the prevalence of vulnerable lesions other than the culprit which should provide a physiopathological explanation of the benefit of complete revascularization observed in the original study.  STEMI patients with multivessel disease will benefit from complete revascularization in terms of reduced cardiovascular death and repeat MI according

AHA 2019 | COLCOT: Colchicina y la vuelta de la teoría antiinflamatoria

AHA 2019 | COLCOT: Colchicine and the Return of the Anti-Inflammatory Theory

Low-dose colchicine seems to reduce the risk for new cardiovascular events in patients with a history of infarction. This drug is usually indicated for anti-inflammatory therapy in gout and pericarditis. Now, it could also reduce the rate of ischemic events as secondary prevention according to the COLCOT trial presented during the American Heart Association (AHA)

DETO2X-AMI: el O2 suplementario no aporta beneficios en pacientes con sospecha de infarto

Current Mechanical Complications of Infarction

Contemporary data of a recently published large registry show that mechanical complications after infarction are not frequent but maintain a very high mortality rate that does not seem to improve over time. Our information on mechanical complications was outdated and we did not have current data on their incidence and prognosis. Such is precisely the

Cantidad de horas de sueño y riesgo de infarto de miocardio

Hours of Sleep and Myocardial Infarction Risk

This is one of the first studies to prospectively assess this association, and its outcomes support the idea that poor sleep is a potential MI risk factor.  Even though we need further data to be able to modify the current sleep duration standards as part of life-style change recommendations, it seems reasonable to start bearing

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | COMPLETE: Sub-Study to Find Out Complete Optimal Revascularization Timing in STEMI

Courtesy of SBHCI. The COMPLETE study was carried out to assess the benefit of complete revascularization vs culprit vessel revascularization in the context of ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. This COMPLETE sub-study presented at TCT 2019 scientific sessions simultaneously published in JACC assessed the optimal timing of complete revascularization. The general study had already shown

Disección coronaria en mujeres: poco frecuente y de difícil manejo

Revascularization in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Causing ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an increasing cause of acute myocardial infarction, particularly in younger women. These infarctions are frequently treated conservatively given the risks entailed by revascularization, due to the possibility of causing an antegrade or retrograde expansion of the dissection. The uncertainty around treatment for these patients gave way to this study (recently

Infarto agudo de miocardio y lesiones de múltiples niveles

STEMI in Coronary Dissections. When Should We Do It and What Are Its Outcomes?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Generally, coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is not very frequent in young women and presents better evolution with medical treatment. However, it is occasionally associated with ST segment elevation. In this scenario, PCI with stent implantation is quite challenging. The study looked at 4298 STEMI patients; 53 presented SCAD (1.23%). STEMI-SCAD

El FFR ahorra síntomas a los pacientes y costos a los financiadores de salud

Is Complete Revascularization the Right Choice in Acute Myocardial Infarction with Multivessel Disease?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Primary coronary angioplasty has been the treatment of choice for acute myocardial infarction (MI) for many years, but such strategy is associated with nonculprit lesions in a large group of patients. While it has been proven that nonculprit-lesion revascularization offers better outcomes, the groups that would benefit from it are

ESC 2019 | Complete: La evidencia definitiva para infartos con múltiples vasos

ESC 2019 | COMPLETE: Definitive Evidence for Infarction with Multivessel Disease

For patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction and multivessel disease beyond the culprit artery, complete revascularization is superior to culprit-only treatment as regards the final endpoint, a composite of cardiovascular death, infarction, and ischemia-driven revascularization over a mean follow-up of 3 years. This information derives from long-awaited randomized study COMPLETE, finally presented at the