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Evaluación funcional de las estenosis coronarias en la vida real: todavía no hicimos el click.

Real-Life Functional Assessment of Coronary Stenosis: We Are Yet to Convert to It

Real-Life Functional Assessment of Coronary Stenosis: We Are Yet to Convert to It

The use of functional assessment of coronary stenosis (following the class IA recommendation in both American and European guidelines) is below 50% in daily clinical practice. Truth be told, most operators continue having blind faith in angiography. The inclusion of coronary physiology in the decision-making process has spread widely across countries, sites, and operators. The ERIS

Angina Is as Subjective as Any Other Pain

Almost 80% of all patients randomized in this study reported Canadian Cardiovascular Society class II or III angina, and almost all of them (97%) had more than 1 positive non-invasive ischemia test that matched the area of their single diseased coronary vessel. Beyond fractional flow reserve (FFR) or instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), the study randomized patients to

EuroPCR 2018 | SYNTAX II: resultados a 2 años de la mejor angioplastia vs cirugía en múltiples vasos

EuroPCR 2018 | SYNTAX II: Results at 2 Years for Best Angioplasty vs. Surgery in Multivessel Disease

Since the publication of the original SYNTAX trial, there have been great technical advancements that have influenced the results of angioplasty: New tools for risk stratification using the SYNTAX II score which integrate clinical and anatomical variables to the team’s decision-making process. Functional revascularization (hybrid use of fractional flow reserve or instantaneous wave-free ratio). Optimization of

EuroPCR 2018 | Compare-Acute: FFR o angioplastia primaria en el seguimiento a 2 años de la revascularización completa

EuroPCR 2018 | Compare-Acute: FFR or Primary Angioplasty at a 2-Year Follow-Up After Complete Revascularization

Recent studies in patients undergoing acute myocardial infarction showed that a complete revascularization strategy in an acute or subacute setting, whether it be guided through angiography (PRAMI, CvLPRIT) or fractional flow reserve (FFR) (PRIMULTI, COMPARE-ACUTE), improves the combined endpoint of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) when compared with treatment of the culprit artery only. Based

El FFR reduce la muerte y el infarto comparado con el tratamiento médico

EuroPCR 2018 | FFR Reduces Death and Infarction Rates Compared with Medical Treatment

Pooled data from the most important recently published studies (FAME 2, Compare-Acute, and DANAMI3-PRIMULTI) conclude that there is a significant difference in favor of fractional flow reserve (FFR) as regards hard endpoints. Coronary revascularization guided by FFR reduces the risk of death and infarction when compared with optimal medical treatment in patients with stable and

FAME 2: el FFR muestra su beneficio a 5 años en puntos duros

EuroPCR 2018 | FAME 2: FFR Shows 5-Year Benefit for Hard Endpoints

After a 5-year follow-up, and for the first time, functional assessment with fractional flow reserve (FFR) showed clear benefit for a hard endpoint: acute myocardial infarction. Use of FFR in patients with stable coronary artery disease so as to identify hemodynamically significant lesions in order to restrict angioplasty treatment to them has long-term benefits compared

ORBITA: Todavía no terminamos de entender la relación entre la isquemia y los síntomas

EuroPCR 2018 | ORBITA: The Link Between Ischemia and Symptoms Is Still Not Entirely Understood

Invasive physiology tests used in the ORBITA trial could not predict which patients would benefit from angioplasty more than placebo (sham procedure) in terms of the trial’s primary endpoint, improvement in exercise time. These data were presented at EuroPCR 2018 and published simultaneously in Circulation. Results encourage debate over the importance of ischemia reduction with angioplasty

Registro SCAAR a 10 años: el FFR mejora la toma de decisiones a muy largo plazo

EuroPCR 2018 | SCAAR Registry at 10 years: FFR improves decision making in the long term

The SCAAR registry aimed at showing the differences in mortality at very long term when using functional assessment of coronary lesions (with FFR or iFR) in patients with chronic stable angina. The study compared 3460 patients assessed with FFR/iFR against 21221 patients undergoing PCI based on angiography, between January 2005 and March 2015.   As

ACC 2018 | DEFINE-FLAIR Sub-Analysis: iFR More Comfortable, Faster, and Much Cheaper

Using instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) to guide decisions on revascularization of intermediate lesions is cheaper than using fractional flow reserve (FFR). Based on costs from the DEFINE-FLAIR trial, researchers estimate the difference to be almost USD 1000. This should not be seen as good news for any given technology (iFR, in this case), but for physiologic

Routine FFR/iFR Reclassifies Treatment Strategies in Half of Cases

Routine invasive physiology assessment at time of angiography reclassifies treatment strategies in a big number of patients with lesions in 2 or 3 vessels, according to the multicenter prospective study DEFINE REAL, recently published in JACC Cardiovascular Interventions. The information obtained by measuring fractional flow reserve (FFR) or instantaneous wave free ratio (iFR) made interventionists modify their original plans in

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