Tag Archives: coronary angioplasty

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Stenting of Lipid-Rich vs Fibrous and calcified Plaques: Different Prognosis?

Stenting of Lipid-Rich vs Fibrous and calcified Plaques: Different Prognosis?

Coronary PCI with contemporary drug eluting stents (DES) in lipidic-rich plaques were not associated with increased periprocedural events at long term compared against plaques with no significant lipidic composition.  This study recently published in J Am Coll Cardiol looked into the association between lipidic rich plaques detected by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and clinical events in

Virtual ACC 2020 | TWILIGHT-DM: Ticagrelor Monotherapy in Diabetic Patients

In parallel to the TWILIGHT in patients with complex PCI, Dr. Angiolillo virtually presented the sub-study in diabetic patients, and it was published simultaneously in J Am Coll Cardiol. This study focuses on the clinical complexity of patients, rather than the technical complexity of the procedure itself.  The TWILIGHT-DM analyzed 2620 diabetic patients from the

Monitoreo Post Angioplastia

Routine Continuous Monitoring After Angioplasty Might Not Be Necessary

According to a recent study published in Circ. Cardiovasc Interv, after a scheduled angioplasty, the rate of arrhythmia requiring some kind of treatment is very low, low enough to deem unnecessary the routine monitoring of all patients. The standard policy at many institutions is continuous cardiac monitoring for several hours after undergoing coronary angioplasty, with

Diabetes y enfermedad vascular periférica: viejas drogas con nueva evidencia

Reliability of FFR in Patients with Diabetes: Are Other Parameters Necessary?

Diabetes does not seem to alter the results of a fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement in a given lesion. Recently, expert opinions and small studies had questioned the reliability of FFR in this specific patient subgroup. This new observational study soon to be published in JAMA vanquishes all doubts and confirms the efficacy of this

La complejidad de la angioplastia puede definir el tiempo de doble antiagregación

Ticagrelor Monotherapy One Month After DES Implantation

The GLOBAL LEADERS study includes a pre-specified sub-study, GLASSY, that showed that ticagrelor monotherapy after one month of dual antiplatelet therapy is non-inferior (but not superior) to conventional treatment in terms of ischemic events. As regards safety, ticagrelor monotherapy did not decrease major bleeding compared with conventional therapy. The GLOBAL LEADERS randomized 15,991 patients who required

Pretratamiento con estatinas para prevenir eventos peri angioplastia carotidea

Secondary Prevention: A Responsibility We Should Not Delegate

After coronary angioplasty, the use of drugs whose efficacy for the reduction of major events has been proven declines over time, which is associated with worse patient prognosis. Sometimes, without meaning to, we convey to patients the idea that, once the stent has been implanted, the artery is “cured” or that the only potential future

Debemos tener en cuenta a la isquemia crítica de MM II en el TAVI

Pre-TAVR Revascularization: Angiographic or Physiological?

In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), fractional flow reserve (FFR) guided revascularization is associated with favorable results compared against the traditional angiography guided revascularization.  Given the complete lack of randomized studies, this observational study is the best we have to decide how to guide revascularization in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis undergoing

AHA 2019 | ISCHEMIA-CKD: insuficiencia renal crónica y enfermedad coronaria estable

AHA 2019 | ISCHEMIA-CKD: Chronic Kidney Disease and Stable Coronary Disease

Among patients in the main ISCHEMIA trial, those with chronic kidney disease are a particularly high-risk subgroup. However, an invasive strategy with coronary angiography and revascularization did not improve the rate of events, similarly to what happened in the general population for the aforementioned trial. The rate of death or acute myocardial infarction was 36.4%


AHA 2019 | ISCHEMIA: The Invasive Approach (PCI or Surgery) Results Similar to Optimal Medical Treatment

After a several year follow up, the International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) has shown that an invasive approach in addition to optimal medical treatment (OMT) does not offer benefits when it comes to preventing major cardiovascular events compared against optimal medical treatment alone in stable patients with moderate

Infarto agudo de miocardio y lesiones de múltiples niveles

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