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La recanalización de las CTO mejora la calidad de vida

Antianginal Medication Before and After Rechanneling

Antianginal Medication Before and After Rechanneling

Escalation or de-escalation of antianginal medication was less common than treatment continuation without change after a chronic total occlusion rechanneling, with little variation according to the site. Further research is needed to identify patients who would benefit (or not) from these drugs and to develop strategies to adjust treatment during follow-up. This work basically tells

EuroPCR 2019 | Las imágenes intravasculares son casi imprescindibles para planear una angioplastia

EuroPCR 2019 | Intravascular Imaging Almost Indispensable for Planning an Angioplasty

Cost and time are the two main enemies of intravascular imaging, but lack of expertise may also play a role. A new European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) expert consensus statement released at EuroPCR 2019 argues that there is a need for more use of intracoronary imaging in settings of acute coronary syndromes and

Costos hospitalarios y de las complicaciones de las oclusiones totales crónicas

In-Hospital Costs and Costs of Complications of Chronic Total Occlusions

Is a chronic total occlusion worth rechanneling? This question can often be found in different studies, all of them with clinical endpoints. This study (soon to be published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv.) analyzes another aspect: costs, not only derived from materials used for a successful procedure, but also from materials and hospital stay

Disnea y oclusiones totales crónicas: un síntoma que podemos aliviar (o al menos intentarlo)

Clinical Improvement Without Ventricular Function Improvement After CTO

The benefits offered to patients by attempting the rechanneling of a chronic total occlusion are still unclear. Additionally, sometimes the procedural risks are somewhat undetermined. Taking into account these controversies, this work sought to prove whether successful rechanneling of a chronic total occlusion improves ventricular function. This is not a soft endpoint; it has been

8 artículos sobre Oclusiones Crónicas Totales que no puede dejar de leer

An Effort Worth Your While: Rechanneling vs. Optimal Medical Treatment in Total Occlusions

Successful rechanneling of a chronic total occlusion (currently around 90%) leads to significant improvement in quality of life and symptom frequency in patients with stable chronic angina compared with optimal medical treatment alone. These results are promising and what we ultimately expected, although symptoms, as a primary endpoint in themselves, are in the eye of

La recanalización de las CTO mejora la calidad de vida

CTO Revascularization Improves Quality of Life

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. The presence of CTO hovers around 15, 20% in coronary angiographies of patients with chronic stable angina, but only 5% receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). One of the obstacles to percutaneous revascularization is the lack of relevant studies justifying it, though we do have different comparative studies that improve symptoms, ventricular

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EuroPCR 2018 | Consistent CTO Study: Rechanneling with Current Techniques and SYNERGY Stents

This observational study included 231 patients from 6 sites who presented chronic total occlusions and underwent rechanneling procedures using currently available techniques, which were successful in 90% of all cases (210 patients). All patients who underwent successful rechanneling received a SYNERGY stent and most of them underwent intravascular ultrasound (90.5%). There was only 1 patient lost to clinical follow-up

Disnea y oclusiones totales crónicas: un síntoma que podemos aliviar (o al menos intentarlo)

Dyspnea and Chronic Total Occlusion: A Symptom That We Can (Attempt to) Improve

Dyspnea is one of the most challenging symptoms as regards its assessment and treatment in patients with coronary disease, since it may stem from both cardiac and non-cardiac causes. Patients in whom dyspnea is the sole symptom of coronary disease are at a higher risk of not receiving adequate treatment, and their short- and long-term

8 artículos sobre Oclusiones Crónicas Totales que no puede dejar de leer

6 articles on Total Chronic Occlusions that you can not stop reading

1) Radiation Exposure in Chronic Total Occlusions Even in the hands of experienced operators, rechanneling and angioplasty of a chronic total occlusion (CTO) results in patients and the whole cath lab team receiving high doses of radiation, according to this registry presented at the American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions. Read more    2) Should We Begin to Use IVUS in CTO?

Exposición a la radiación en oclusiones totales crónicas

Radiation Exposure in Chronic Total Occlusions

Even in the hands of experienced operators, rechanneling and angioplasty of a chronic total occlusion (CTO) results in patients and the whole cath lab team receiving high doses of radiation, according to this registry presented at the American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions. Up to 23% of patients who undergo rechanneling of a CTO receive

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