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Resultados alentadores en la válvula mitral percutánea en los pacientes complejos

Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Cardiogenic Shock: Is Edge-to-Edge a Valid Strategy?

Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Cardiogenic Shock: Is Edge-to-Edge a Valid Strategy?

At present, cardiogenic shock continues to present high mortality despite the new treatments and ventricular assistance devices available in some centers.  In this group, the presence of severe mitral regurgitation (MR) is around 5% and, on many occasions, it cannot be treated with surgery because of hemodynamic conditions.  Edge-to-edge repair has been looked at by

Disección coronaria espontánea: ¿Hay diferencias entre hombres y mujeres?

Coronary Artery Dissection and Cardiogenic Shock: How Do They Evolve?

Spontaneous coronary artery dissections (SCD) are more frequent in women and account for about 25% of all acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) before the age of 50. While the presence of cardiogenic shock due to AMI is infrequent, its evolution is still somewhat unclear and it has not been fully analyzed. Researchers conducted an analysis in

TCT 2022

TCT 2022 | Edge-to-Edge Repair in Patients with Severe Mitral Insufficiency and Cardiogenic Shock: Analysis of the TVT Registry

Approximately 1 in 5 patients admitted for cardiogenic shock (CS) were observed to have moderate to severe mitral insufficiency (MI), which increases the risk of mortality by about 60%. To date, there is limited data on the role of transcatheter edge-to-edge repair therapy in this setting. The aim of this study was to describe the

Estenosis aórtica moderada y disfunción ventricular ¿debería apurarse la indicación del recambio?

Swan Ganz Associated with Better Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock: Is It Back?

The Swan Ganz catheter has been used in the clinical practice for years. However, its usefulness remains under discussion and its use keeps dropping.   A new analysis published in JAHA might bring it back at least in the context of cardiogenic shock, where it showed improved prognosis and more effective complexity management.  Recently, the lack

Infartos en Shock: Múltiples vasos vs solo vaso culpable ¿Hay novedades?

Multiple vs. Culprit vessel MI in Cardiogenic Shock: Anything New?

The Shock Trial, the one that set revascularization as the standard strategy to treat all STEMI and cardiogenic shock lesions, had not been discussed for nearly 20 years.  The CULPRIT-SHOCK was presented at TCT 2017 (and also in NEJM), and again this one study changed the standard completely, since we went back to treating only

El estudio CULPRIT-SHOCK finalmente se publica en el NEJM y llega para cambiar las guías

Bleeding and Cardiogenic Shock: An “Unholy Alliance”?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Mortality in acute myocardial infarction (MI) with cardiogenic shock (CS) has been reduced over the past two decades. This has been possible thanks to early angioplasty, greater operator (and overall medical team) experience, new antiplatelet therapies, and ventricular assist devices, which have also been somewhat relevant in this setting. However, in

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

Noradrenaline seems superior to adrenaline in patients with cardiogenic shock

Noradrenaline (or norepinephrine) seems a safer choice than adrenaline (epinephrine) in patients undergoing acute myocardial infarction complicated with cardiogenic shock, according to the outcomes of this randomized study. Patients receiving adrenaline more often developed refractory shock, which led to early termination of this study. The administration of adrenaline was associated to over increased cardiac rate,

cerebral protection in TAVR

Complete Revascularization Is Beneficial in Acute MI with Cardiogenic Shock

Around half of all cases of ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) come alongside lesions in another vessel, for which the current strategy is complete revascularization in one or two steps. However, there are no large-scale studies analyzing patients who also present cardiogenic shock; we only have observational studies with inconclusive results influenced by several

Contemporary Ventricular Assist Devices: Hemodynamic Consequences

Courtesy of Dr. Agustín Vecchia. Despite current technological advancements and improvement in reperfusion rates in a setting of infarction, cardiogenic shock still is a relatively frequent complication with a mortality rate close to 50%. The need to augment cardiac output in these patients and the fact that the popular intraaortic balloon counterpulsation has not been able to

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