Tag Archives: coronary angioplasty

ARTE: ¿AsEl fin de la aspirina para los pacientes anticoagulados que reciben angioplastiapirina o aspirina más clopidogrel post TAVI?

HOST-EXAM: The Study that Challenges Aspirin as Long-Term Antiplatelet Therapy

HOST-EXAM: The Study that Challenges Aspirin as Long-Term Antiplatelet Therapy

The HOST-EXAM study (which was prospective, randomized, and open-label, with the participation of 37 Korean sites) was specifically designed to determine the role of aspirin as the long-term antiplatelet therapy of choice after angioplasty with current drug-eluting stents. To this end, the study compared aspirin head-to-head with clopidogrel. Over the course of four years, 5438 patients (mean

El acceso radial se asocia a menor mortalidad y menor sangrado en los pacientes cursando un infarto con supradesnivel del segmento ST que reciben angioplastia primaria.

Large Differences between Focal and Diffuse Patterns of Stable CAD

PCI is far more successful at reducing ischemia when treating focal stable coronary artery disease (CAD). However, there were no differences in symptoms between both types of CAD.  Physiological assessment with pressure wire pullback can be used to distinguish focal vs diffuse CAD, even though the relevance of this distinction has not been looked at

revascularizacion incompleta en cirugia no cardiaca

Best Revascularization Strategy in Patients with Left Ventricular Deterioration

Multivessel disease associated to ventricular function deterioration is challenging in terms of risk, when choosing a revascularization strategy.  According to this recent analysis of the SCAAR registry published in the European Heart Journal, long term followup seems to justify taking a higher risk initially, higher risk being myocardial revascularization surgery (CABG). The study looked at

DKCRUSH-V: El tronco de la coronaria izquierda no es una bifurcación más

Bifurcations: A Long Return Journey

When it looked like the simplest techniques reach the best outcomes, along came the DK Crush studies. Indeed, after the COVIS III results in bifurcations, it appeared we had started to retrace our steps back to the foundation.  The purpose of this study was to compare long term outcomes of the remarkably simple 1-stent strategy

EuroPCR 2021 | Un nuevo meta-análisis desafía al ISCHEMIA

EuroPCR 2021 | A New Meta-Analysis Challenges the ISCHEMIA Trial

This paper suggests that patients with stable coronary artery disease who undergo elective coronary revascularization find a long-term benefit in terms of cardiac death compared with patients who receive medical treatment alone. These findings, presented at EuroPCR 2021 and simultaneously published in the European Heart Journal, challenge the results from the ISCHEMIA trial. Researchers state

AHA 2020 | AFFIRM-AHF: Suplemento de hierro y menos hospitalizaciones por insuficiencia cardíaca

AHA 2020 | Effect of Evolocumab in Complex Coronary Revascularization

Evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, has shown significant reduction of complex coronary disease requiring revascularization (be it PCI or CABG). Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors induce plaque regression and could eventually reduce the risk of coronary revascularization, especially complex revascularization.  The FOURIER study randomized 27564 patients with stable CAD already on statins to evolocumab

AHA 2020 | El riesgo aumenta cuando los operadores no “escuchan” al FFR

AHA 2020 | The More Operators “Listen” to FFR, the Lower the Risk

When operators decide to proceed with PCI despite a negative FFR (fairly frequent in the daily practice) outcomes at 5 years are far worse. This information comes from a large Canadian register presented at AHA 2020 Scientific Sessions, simultaneously published in JAMA. PCI to a non-ischemic lesion results in increased events risk at long term,

Aspirina o clopidogrel post TAVI: Guías y estudios llenos de contradicciones

Angioplasty in Aspirin-Free Stable Patients with Prasugrel: Innovation Continues

Potent P2Y12 receptor inhibitors, such as prasugrel and ticagrelor, have been tested mainly in a setting of acute coronary syndromes. There is little evidence on stable patients, particularly for prasugrel. Designing a study with that purpose seemed challenging enough, but adding aspirin discontinuation in patients without a particularly high bleeding risk took this research to

TCT 2020 | Our Next Goal Should Be Using IVUS Guidance in Every Angioplasty

The benefits of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance in all angioplasties with second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) persist through 3 years of follow-up. These data derive from the extended follow-up of the ULTIMATE study, presented virtually at TCT 2020 and published simultaneously in JACC Intv. At 3 years, target-vessel failure remained lower in patients whose angioplasty was guided by

TCT 2020 | Nueva información sobre el valor del FFR antes y después de la angioplastia

TCT 2020 | Fewer Symptoms and Events when Optimizing with iFR

Symptomatic patients undergoing PCI with no residual ischemia confirmed by iFR have superior symptom improvement at one year vs. patients who did not receive the optimization.  In addition to symptoms, patients receiving iFR optimization (final value ≥ 0.95) presented lower cardiac mortality, spontaneous MI or clinically justified revascularization vs. patients with <0.95 final value.