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angioplastia a tronco de coronaria izquierda vs cirugia

Surprising EXCEL Outcomes in Diabetics with Main Left Stenosis

Surprising EXCEL Outcomes in Diabetics with Main Left Stenosis

This study especially designed to compare PCI vs. CABG in patients with left main coronary artery disease and low to intermediate Syntax score showed that 30-day and 3 -year outcomes of PCI with everolimus eluting stents vs CABG were consistent both in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. The randomized EXCEL trial (Evaluation of XIENCE versus Coronary

El uso del ultrasonido intravascular en la angioplastia de tronco no protegido se asocia con mejores resultados en comparación con la angioplastia guiada solo por angiografía.

Angiography Guided CABG Still Adequate

Fractional Flow reserve (FFR) guided myocardial revascularization surgery (CABG) has similar graft failure rate and clinical outcomes as angiography guided CABG. When planning PCI, the value of FFR for lesion assessment pose no questions, but we know little when it comes to CABG. Since the early start, back when Dr. Mason Sones performed catheterizations and

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

Outcomes of MAIN-COMPARE: A 10-Year Follow-Up for a Historical Rivalry

Angioplasty and myocardial revascularization surgery have competed over the left main coronary artery for a long time. There may be many points of view involved in the interpretation of trial outcomes. While surgeons consider the left main coronary artery to be suitable for surgery (except when faced with surgical contraindications), interventional cardiologists see the left

Salir del quirófano luego de los bypass y requerir angioplastia ¿Qué tan malo puede ser?

PCI Right After CABG: How Bad Can it Be?

In-hospital PCI right after CABG is extremely rare, but it does increase morbidity, mortality and costs significantly. It is still unclear what predictors can be modified to prevent these very early angiography and angioplasty procedures in patients that generally leave the OR with visible EKG changes. Graft failure, distal vascular bed quality, technical error or

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

EXCEL Outcomes: PCI vs CABG in Patients with Prior Cerebrovascular disease

Most certainly, as we read this title, we imagine the conclusion (as does the editor): patients with prior cerebrovascular disease (CEVD) benefit from a less invasive revascularization strategy, such as PCI. However, the EXCEL outcomes tell us that patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) and a history of CEVD will not benefit from

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

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

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