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Escándalo con los resultados del EXCEL que hicieron “caer” las últimas guías

More Data from the EXCEL and More Controversy

More Data from the EXCEL and More Controversy

A thorough statistical analysis of the EXCEL has quite definitely shown that the likelihood of death, MI or stoke, including total mortality, is higher with PCI compared against CABG. The Bayesian analysis estimated a 3.3% difference in mortality, superior in the PCI arm, with 99% probability that EXCEL total mortality was indeed increased with PCI

¿Fin de la discusión sobre el impacto del marcapaso post TAVI?

Should We Finalize TAVR with Atrial Pacing in Some Patients?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. The benefits of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are undoubtedly clear, but implantation is performed near the atrioventricular (AV) node, the bundle of His, and the left bundle branch. Consequently, permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) after TAVR or surgical aortic valve replacement becomes necessary. While researchers have recently developed strategies to reduce

Virtual ACC 2020 | PRECOMBAT: 10 Years for Surgery vs. Angioplasty in Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

After 10 years of follow-up, there were no significant differences in the rates of major adverse cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events among patients with left main coronary artery disease randomized to angioplasty or surgery. Since this was the first study to randomize patients with left main coronary artery disease to angioplasty or surgery, it enrolled very few

Nuevas estrategias en el territorio femoropoplíteo

Angioplasty in Long Femoropopliteal Lesions Offers Reasonable Results

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Around half the treated lesions in peripheral disease are femoropopliteal lesions. Long lesions are among the challenges faced: they are associated with higher mortality and morbidity, and revascularization in that setting always entails some degree of difficulty. Nowadays, with the development of nitinol stents and more operator experience, angioplasty is becoming

¿Es seguro utilizar iFR para diferir lesiones del tronco de la coronaria izquierda?

Soon after the EXCEL “Scandal” the NOBLE 5-year Outcomes Come Out: Mere Coincidence?

There is no such thing as coincidence, at least not for the evidence-based medical science. This is what the NOBLE 5-year outcomes, soon to be published in the Lancet, seem to say, in line with the BBC exposé of the EXCEL study. The NOBLE study randomized patients with left main disease to compare PCI vs

Escándalo con los resultados del EXCEL que hicieron “caer” las últimas guías

Latest Guidelines “Dropped” After Scandal Over EXCEL Results

The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) formally withdrew its support for the latest coronary revascularization guidelines following a BBC investigation suggesting that data from the EXCEL trial might have been manipulated. The recommendations for left main coronary artery revascularization featured in the 2018 guidelines, which were written jointly with the European Society of Cardiology

Escándalo con los resultados del EXCEL que hicieron “caer” las últimas guías

The EXCEL Authors’ Answer to the BBC Investigation

Do to an investigation carried out by the BBC that led to the withdrawal of EACTS support from the latest coronary revascularization guidelines, the authors of the EXCEL study (indicated by this research) provided the following answers. -Defining Peri-Procedural Infarction: All researchers involved (including surgeons) agreed that the universal definition of infarction was not right

TAVI en insuficiencia aórtica pura

TAVR Offers Better Quality of Life to Low Risk Patients

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. As we all know, TAVR is gaining ground fast in the lower risk patient population, but in addition to analyzing the most important events, researchers are increasingly looking at health status, not only at hospital level, but also after one year.   This study looked into PARTNER 3 patient health status

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | EXCEL: Left Main Coronary Artery Angioplasty with Favorable Results at 5 Years

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Unprotected left main coronary artery angioplasty with drug-eluting stents has emerged as an acceptable strategy for a select group of patients, with results comparable to those of myocardial revascularization surgery at 2 or 3 years. However, beyond such term, we had no valid information. Researchers analyzed the 5-year follow-up results for the

Tasa de stroke post cirugía vs angioplastia coronaria en un análisis de más de 10.000 pacientes

Best Conduits and Best Surgeons for the Best Outcome

Myocardial revascularization surgery is still one of the most effective treatment strategies against coronary disease. One of the most important advantages of surgery over angioplasty is the chance to reach complete revascularization. This has proven to improve the survival of patients and to reduce the number of cardiovascular events. The choice of conduit for the

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