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ACC 2019 | PARTNER 3: TAVI en bajo riesgo con menos eventos al año que la cirugía

ACC 2019 | PARTNER 3: Low Risk TAVR vs. Surgery, Fewer Events per Year

ACC 2019 | PARTNER 3: Low Risk TAVR vs. Surgery, Fewer Events per Year

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. TAVR has largely been shown superior or non-inferior in high or intermediate risk patients.  Indeed, the development of new technologies, the more simplified procedure and the increased experience of operators and team have allowed these groups to benefit from this strategy. However, there is little evidence available on low risk

ACC 2019 | Prometedores resultados para el TAVI en bajo riesgo

ACC 2019 | TAVR in Low-Risk Patients Is Noninferior

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Self-expanding supraannular aortic valves have proved to be superior to surgery in high-risk patients and noninferior in intermediate-risk patients. However, the current challenge is posed by low-risk, generally younger, patients. In that sense, our purpose is to determine device effectiveness and safety in terms of mortality and stroke rates (which are

Se rompe el mito de la isquemia silente en los diabéticos

In Diabetics with Multivessel Disease SYNTAX Score Calculations Are Redundant

In diabetic patients with multivessel disease, anatomical complexity assessed by SYNTAX score is an independent predictor of combined events only por PCI patients, and has absolutely no consequence for surgery. The score should not be used to decide on a revascularization strategy. If the patient is diabetic and has multivessel disease, they simply ought to

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Aortic Stenosis and Dialysis: Is TAVR the Strategy of Choice?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. TAVR has been shown beneficial in high and moderate risk patients, but there is a group of patients that require dialysis on account of kidney deterioration.  This comorbidity is due to bad cardiovascular evolution associated to diabetes, bleeding and thromboembolic events.   For some time, we have been using an

AHA 2018 | Safenectomía endoscópica en pacientes para cirugía de revascularización miocárdica

AHA 2018 | Endoscopic Saphenous-Vein-Graft Harvesting in Patients Undergoing Myocardial Revascularization Surgery

For patients undergoing myocardial revascularization surgery, endoscopic harvesting of saphenous veins in expert hands is similar to traditional methods in terms of events, according to this study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Congress and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This study, called REGROUP, was able to demonstrate that

AHA 2018 | Seguimiento a largo plazo del Freedom: se mantiene el beneficio a favor de la cirugía

AHA 2018 | Freedom Long-Term Follow-up: Still in Favor of CABG

Nearly 8 years later, CABG maintains its benefit over PCI-DES in terms of mortality in diabetic patients with multivessel disease, according to the Freedom trial, presented by Dr. Fuster at AHA and simultaneously published in JACC. CABG is superior to PCI-DES, with 36% higher mortality in these last years.   Considering the nature of atherosclerosis,

La meseta por la que transcurre la cirugía desde hace varios años

Myocardial Revascularization Surgery Hits a Plateau

Hopes were raised high by the ARTS study, when set to show the benefit of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) during coronary artery bypass graft surgery compared over the use of a single internal mammary artery (SIMA) at 10 year follow up, but only one sub-study was able to show an advantage over radial grafts.

El alta en el mismo día luego de una angioplastia coronaria es cada vez más popular pero todavía no es regla

Discharge During the Weekend After Cardiac Surgery Is Not Associated with Readmissions

According to this new work (soon to be published in Ann Thorac Surg), discharging a patient during the weekend or a holiday after cardiac surgery is not associated with higher rates of readmission compared with patients discharged during weekdays. A total of 4877 patients were discharged after cardiac surgery in high-volume sites in the United States. Among them,

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