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La cirugía parece superior a la angioplastia en pacientes jóvenes

ISCHEMIA Trial: Does Complete Anatomical or Functional Revascularization Modify Anything Compared with Medical Treatment?

ISCHEMIA Trial: Does Complete Anatomical or Functional Revascularization Modify Anything Compared with Medical Treatment?

Chronic coronary syndrome (CCS) has been considered another comorbidity in previous studies, and there has been no significant reduction in cardiovascular mortality or myocardial infarction (MI) rates with revascularization through percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or myocardial revascularization surgery (MRS) compared with optimal medical treatment (OMT). One possible reason for the lack of benefit has been

¿Qué usar para medir funcionalmente una lesión coronaria en el contexto de estenosis aórtica severa?

Edge-to-Edge Repair Reduces Hospitalization and Mortality Rates in Secondary Mitral Valve Regurgitation?

Severe secondary mitral valve regurgitation is associated to hospitalization and mortality.  The COAPT study has shown the superiority of guideline directed medical therapy at maximal tolerated doses according to guidelines (GDMT) plus edge-to-edge transcatheter repair (TEER) versus GMDT alone. However, at present there is no information on the impact of hospitalizations and their relationship to

A Simple Score for Mortality and Cardiac Failure after Edge-to-Edge with MitraClip

Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most frequent type of valve heart disease, and the COAPT has shown that edge-to-edge with guideline directed medical treatment (GDMT) at maximal tolerated dose (MTD) is superior to medical treatment alone.  However, we did not have a score to predict patient evolution when treated with this strategy. Researchers analyzed the

La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Is TCA Useful for Severe Impairment of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction?

Heart disease is the most frequent cause of heart failure and, in some observational studies, transluminal coronary angioplasty (TCA) could help improve ventricular function. The only major randomized study to compare myocardial revascularization surgery (MRS) vs. medical treatment in patients with ventricular function impairment was the STICH study, which showed no difference at 5 years,

ESC 2022

ESC 2022 | SECURE Trial

This study, presented by Dr. Valentin Fuster, focused on the importance of medical treatment compliance, initially showing data from the FOCUS study where the poor compliance observed in patients after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) event was improved by creating a polypill (aspirin, simvastatin, and ramipril). Based on this, the SECURE randomized study was conducted

¿Cirugía bariátrica por cateterismo?

Is Coronary Revascularization Useful in Renal Transplant Candidates?

Coronary artery disease is the main cause of death in patients with functioning renal transplant, reaching 30%, with the highest rate at peri transplant stage. At the same time, the incidence of acute myocardial infraction (AMI) after renal transplant ranges from 5% to 11%. This is why asymptomatic candidates are routinely screened for CAD before

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

Beta Bloqueantes

Post MI Betablockers for Good?

Patients receiving optimal medical treatment after MI do not seem to benefit from betablockers in the long term, provided they do not present cardiac failure or systolic function deterioration.  This study looked into the cardio protection effect of betablockers (BB) after long term follow up in stable patients with no cardiac failure and a history

Saltearse el desayuno y riesgo cardiovascular

Regression of High-Risk Plaque with Lifestyle Changes

Diet and lifestyle intervention in addition to optimal medical therapy can slow down plaque building and even reduce plaque volume compared against optimal medical treatment (OTM) alone. Diet and lifestyle intervention are amongst the most important strategies to manage coronary artery disease. However, its direct impact on atherosclerosis remains unclear.  Atherosclerosis plaque building is associated

Subutilización del tratamiento médico en enfermedad vascular periférica

Optimal Medical Treatment Under-used in Vascular Peripheral Disease

Less than half of patients undergoing endovascular revascularization for peripheral artery disease to their lower limbs are discharged with optimal medical treatment.  Their traditional risk factors are predictors of a more comprehensive treatment; however, women, patients with higher risk of thrombosis, and those more likely to lose a lower limb, are far from being treated