Tag Archives: Angioplasty

La meseta por la que transcurre la cirugía desde hace varios años

Outcomes of MAIN-COMPARE: A 10-Year Follow-Up for a Historical Rivalry

Outcomes of MAIN-COMPARE: A 10-Year Follow-Up for a Historical Rivalry

Angioplasty and myocardial revascularization surgery have competed over the left main coronary artery for a long time. There may be many points of view involved in the interpretation of trial outcomes. While surgeons consider the left main coronary artery to be suitable for surgery (except when faced with surgical contraindications), interventional cardiologists see the left

CRM vs DES: ¿Cuál se asocia mejor calidad de vida a largo plazo?

The “Ten Commandments” of Myocardial Revascularization According to Europe

The new European guidelines on myocardial revascularization were developed by a joint effort of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Surgery (EACTS). These guidelines are intended to support clinical practice with pragmatic recommendations based on currently available evidence and on personal experience, whenever evidence is missing. Both coronary angioplasty

AHA 2018 | Seguimiento a largo plazo del Freedom: se mantiene el beneficio a favor de la cirugía

AHA 2018 | Freedom Long-Term Follow-up: Still in Favor of CABG

Nearly 8 years later, CABG maintains its benefit over PCI-DES in terms of mortality in diabetic patients with multivessel disease, according to the Freedom trial, presented by Dr. Fuster at AHA and simultaneously published in JACC. CABG is superior to PCI-DES, with 36% higher mortality in these last years.   Considering the nature of atherosclerosis,

Tasa de stroke post cirugía vs angioplastia coronaria en un análisis de más de 10.000 pacientes

Stroke Rate after CABG vs PCI in over 10,000 Patients

Repeat revascularization rate has historically been the weak spot of PCI when compared against CABG: we are still unable to compete with a well done internal mammary artery graft connected to the anterior descending artery. However, repeat revascularization is the soft of end points commonly assessed in trials, and even though several studies have shown

¿Cuál es el pronóstico en las reintervenciones en la isquemia critica de MM.II.?

What Is the Prognosis for Reinterventions in Critical Lower Limb Ischemia?

Infrapopliteal (below the knee, BTK) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has been acknowledged as a useful strategy in chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI), but artery calcification severity results in considerable restenosis. Repeat PTA and the management of trophic lesions help with wound healing. However, this conduct has not been extensively assessed. This study enrolled 152 patients (175 limbs)

Con ustedes, el enemigo número uno de la angioplastia: La diabetes

Does a Combination of Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndrome Change the Revascularization Strategy?

The results of the FREEDOM (Future Revascularization Evaluation in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: Optimal Management of Multi-vessel Disease) trial have shown a lower rate of events in patients with diabetes and stable multivessel disease who were randomized to undergo myocardial revascularization surgery, compared to those who underwent angioplasty. Surgery even showed a mortality reduction that

Estos los últimos artículos publicados sobre angioplastias

7 articles on angioplasty that can draw your attention

1) Balloon Angioplasty: A Reasonable Plan B for Chronic Thromboembolic Hypertension Thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is caused by pulmonary artery stenosis caused by organized thrombi. The only treatment potentially healing for this disease is surgical thrombectomy. However, patients with lesions in very peripheral branches or high surgical risk patients with comorbidities might benefit from a plan B,

El primer balón liberador de sirolimus probado en reestenosis intrastent demostró excelentes resultados

Excellent Outcomes for the First Sirolimus Eluting Balloon Tested on Instent Restesosis

Much has been done since studies on conventional balloon angioplasty for BMS instent restenosis showed over 40% new revascularization.  Drug eluting stents, aimed at improving this problem, have never achieved 0% restenosis, which is why technologies such as paclitaxel coated balloons have been developed, with reasonable efficacy (8% to 10% reinterventions rate for BMS restenosis and 17% to 23%

El Impella otorga seguridad en la ATC del TCI no protegido de alto riesgo

Impella Improves Safety in High Risk Unprotected Left Main PCI

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. The incidence of unprotected left main severe stenosis ranges between 4 and 8%, and it’s mostly associated with multivessel disease. The use of left ventricular support devices in high risk unprotected left main PCI is on the rise, but not much information available in this regard. Read also: “Prior assistance

Frecuencia y evolución de la perforación cardíaca en CRM previa

Frequency and Evolution of Cardiac Perforation in Patients with a History of MRS

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Coronary perforation (CP) is a very uncommon event (≈0.4%), associated with severe complications that entail risk of death. It has usually been related to patients with a history of myocardial revascularization surgery (MRS). However, this group usually presents lower rates of cardiac tamponade due to pericardial fibrosis caused by surgery. This