Tag Archives: left main PCI

Score de Calcio, “dónde está” parece más importante que “cuánto hay”

Calcium Scoring: “Location” Seems to Be More Important than “Percentage”

Calcium Scoring: “Location” Seems to Be More Important than “Percentage”

The presence of a high percentage of calcium in the left main coronary artery is independently associated with a 20–30% greater risk for cardiovascular and all-cause death in asymptomatic adults. This highlights the fact that calcium location, and not only amount, is important. Calcium scoring reports from computerized tomography (CT) usually inform only that: how

angioplastia a tronco de coronaria izquierda vs cirugia

Surprising EXCEL Outcomes in Diabetics with Main Left Stenosis

This study especially designed to compare PCI vs. CABG in patients with left main coronary artery disease and low to intermediate Syntax score showed that 30-day and 3 -year outcomes of PCI with everolimus eluting stents vs CABG were consistent both in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. The randomized EXCEL trial (Evaluation of XIENCE versus Coronary

La recanalización de las CTO mejora la calidad de vida

CTO: in Radial Access with Similar Results to Femoral

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. One of the characteristics of chronic total occlusion (CTO) is the use of two access routes: femoral and radial. The radial approach is safer, but it has not been thoroughly analyzed in this type of PCI. The study looked at 3709 patients undergoing left main percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for

La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Left Main PCI Technique Could Change DAPT Duration

Up to 20% of patients undergoing left main PCI require a 2-stent technique, and this number should most likely grow after the DKCRUSH-V outcomes. However, this study contradicts the DKCRUSH-V and brings us back to “the simpler the better”, since patients undergoing 1 stent left main PCI presented less revascularization and less target vessel failure

ticagrelor vs clopidogrel en enfermedad vascular periferica

What is the best antiplatelet in PCI to vein grafts?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. PCI to saphenous vein grafts is one the greatest challenges these days because, as opposed to native arteries, they present important thrombolytic material, diffuse and long lesions, and abundant macrophage and inflammatory cells, which makes the procedure more complex. At present, we have not yet agreed on the best antiplatelet


Radial Access Is Always Preferred, Even for Treatment of the Left Main Coronary Artery

The potential need for a 7-Fr guidewire, the use of several coronary guidewires and/or a kissing balloon, and the requirement of indispensable monitoring by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) have been used by some interventional cardiologists as excuses to resist radial access. In that sense, left main coronary artery angioplasty was the last stand of femoral access.

Angioplastia de tronco: aún con buenos resultados a largo plazo, la estrategia óptima sigue en discusión

Left Main PCI: Despite Auspicious Long-Term Outcomes, Optimal Strategy Still under Discussion

Left main coronary artery bifurcation interventions have shown very good results at long term, especially with new generation DES. The one-stent strategy has seen better results than the two-stent strategy, according to this registry recently published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. However, how does this registry of the daily practice between the years 2002 and

perforación coronaria en angioplastia

EXCEL Sub-Study: The Site of the Left Main Coronary Artery Lesion Does Not Alter History

The EXCEL study, originally presented at TCT 2016 and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), showed that angioplasty and surgery in patients with left main coronary artery disease have similar rates of mortality, infarction, and stroke at 3 years. This sub-study, recently published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv, adds that the

La revascularización completa es beneficiosa en el IAM con shock cardiogénico

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

Calidad de vida entre cirugía y angioplastia para tratar la enfermedad del tronco

Quality of Life Between Surgery and Angioplasty for the Treatment of Left Main Disease

In recent years, angioplasty with drug-eluting stents (DES) has emerged as an alternative to myocardial revascularization surgery in patients with left main coronary artery disease. Both European and American guidelines offer a Class IIa recommendation for left main coronary artery (LMCA) angioplasty in selected patients. The EXCEL (Evaluation of Xience Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for