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

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

Efecto a largo plazo de los balones liberadores con bajas dosis de paclitaxel

New FDA Updates on Paclitaxel Device Outcomes

A new FDA letter confirms late mortality signal with paclitaxel eluting stents and paclitaxel coated balloons in peripheral territory. Even though this recently published letter confirms data, there are no new recommendations on the use of these devices. After careful consideration of their own analyzis outcomes and a 2-day discussion of an advisory panel especially

Efecto a largo plazo de los balones liberadores con bajas dosis de paclitaxel

Mortality and Paclitaxel Devices, Data Are Aligning

5 years ago, several prospective randomized studies confirmed paclitaxel coated balloons were safe and effective in femoropopliteal territory. However, a recently published meta-analysis of heterogeneous studies including both paclitaxel coated balloons and drug eluting stents has linked these devices to mortality. In addition, higher doses were associated to higher mortality, both at 2 and 5