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ESC 2021 | Injuria aguda y crónica por COVID-19 y su impacto en la mortalidad

ESC 2021 | Acute and Chronic Myocardial Injury in COVID-19 Patients and Impact in Mortality

ESC 2021 | Acute and Chronic Myocardial Injury in COVID-19 Patients and Impact in Mortality

In patients hospitalized for COVID-19, both acute and chronic myocardial injury impact survival at 6 months. In addition, the risk does not disappear after the acute phase of the disease, instead it persists in the following months among those who survive.  This study was presented at the scientific sessions of ESC 2021 and was simultaneously

SAFE-PAD: Dispositivos liberadores de paclitaxel en enfermedad periférica

ACC 2021 | SAFE-PAD: Paclitaxel-Eluting Devices in Peripheral Disease

This work was conducted alongside the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the association between all-cause mortality and paclitaxel-eluting devices in peripheral vascular disease. According to data from SAFE-PAD, presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2021 Congress and simultaneously published in JAMA, there is no increase in mortality compared with conventional

El acceso radial se asocia a menor mortalidad y menor sangrado en los pacientes cursando un infarto con supradesnivel del segmento ST que reciben angioplastia primaria.

The Transradial Approach Continues to Be the Best for Primary PCI

The transradial approach has been associated to lower mortality and bleeding rates in patients receiving primary PCI for ST elevation MI.  This had been called into question by the recent SAFARI-STEMI, but after including its outcomes in a new meta-analysis, the scales tilted slightly in favor of the transradial approach vs. the transfemoral.  The transradial

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Drug-Coated Balloons in Critical Ischemia: The Paradigm of Randomized Evidence vs. Logbooks

This research, which included thousands of patients treated for chronic inferior limb ischemia with drug-coated balloons, did not show an association between said devices and the increased mortality observed in some randomized trials.  The long-term evidence from plenty of real-world patients contradicts what has been shown in randomized trials, leaving an information gap. Endovascular revascularization

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Is Medical Treatment Better at Lowering Bleeding-Caused Mortality than Angioplasty?

Post-discharge bleeding in patients admitted for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is linked to higher all-cause mortality. However, this is the case for both patients who underwent angioplasty and those who were managed with medical treatment. These are interesting data, given that medical treatment is frequently preferred due to lower bleeding risk. Speculation is based on

Anillos aórticos pequeños, ¿Qué válvula deberíamos elegir?

High Mortality Rates for Redo Surgery After TAVR

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Since the beginnings of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) back in 2002, this strategy has gained considerable ground, encompassing not only inoperable or high-risk patients but also those at medium and low risk. Additionally, it came to include patients with failed bioprostheses. The most common reason for surgery was paravalvular leak,

AHA 2019 | Sapien vs Evolut: A Head-to-Head Study Seems Mandatory

Two French registries have carried out a propensity matched comparison which suggest differences between balloon-expandable valves (BEV) and self-expandable valves (SEV) in hard end points such as mortality.  The only FDA approved commercially available transcatheter heart valves in the US are the BE Sapien 3 (Edwards Lifesciences) and the SE CoreValve Evolut PRO (Medtronic). Both

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Incidence and Prognosis of Heart Valve Embolization

The incidence of peri-procedural transcatheter heart valve embolization and migration (TVEM) is as low as 1%. However, it is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Peri-procedural TVEM is one of the most feared complication given its potential to transform the procedure into a catastrophe, but little do we know about its incidence (except for a

ESC 2019 | ¿Qué tan benigna es la estenosis aórtica moderada?

ESC 2019 | How Benign Is Moderate Aortic Stenosis?

Data from a great Australian registry of nearly 250,000 people with a 5-year follow-up, presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019 in Paris and simultaneously published in J Am Coll Cardiol, suggest that mortality due to severe aortic stenosis is similar to that due to moderate aortic stenosis. These data warn us

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ESC 2019 | Pure: Body Mass Index Shows Low Correlation with Cardiovascular Events

This population study has found all-cause mortality is lower the lower body mass index (BMI) is, but lower BMI is not necessarily better. In fact, the lowest mortality in this global analysis was found in patients with medium BMI. Other anthropometric measurements such as hip/waist ratio and strength/weight ratio are better predictors of events and

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