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PCI Evolution in Infiltrative Diseases

PCI Evolution in Infiltrative Diseases

Infiltrative diseases (ID) consist of a heterogeneous series of genetic conditions that cause infiltration and extracellular deposits which alter the diverse systems and organs affected.    Amyloidosis, sarcoidosis and hemochromatosis affect the heart, altering the myocardium and the conduction system.  PCI is often used at present to treat heart disease, and some of these patients present

¿Es frecuente el uso de IVUS para guiar la ATC?

Use of IVUS in Complex PCI: Results according to Operator Experience

The use of ultravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to guide coronary angioplasty procedures (PCI) has been shown to reduce the risk of major adverse events in numerous randomized controlled studies, registries and meta-analysis.  The current guidelines recommend the use of IVUS in left main disease and complex lesions. The proportion of complex PCI procedures has increased over

ATC guiada por iFR ¿es igual en la DA que en el resto de los vasos?

iFR Guided PCI to the LAD: Same as for non-LAD Vessels?

iFR has been validated as a useful tool for intermediate lesion analysis, with the advantage of not requiring the use of drugs. On the other hand, its use for PCI outcome assessment has not yet been thoroughly looked into, even though there have been promising data.  24% of DEFINE PCI cases presented ≤0.89 iFR with

La complejidad de la angioplastia puede definir el tiempo de doble antiagregación

Optimal Duration of DAPT with Oral Anticoagulation After PCI?: 1 Month vs. 3 Months

While the benefits of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor are recognized, its primary complication is the occurrence of bleeding events, which negatively impact patient morbidity and mortality. Additionally, about 10% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are on oral anticoagulant therapy, which significantly increases the risk of bleeding when

IAM y múltiples vasos, ¿podemos realizar un solo procedimiento?

AMI and Multivessel Disease: Can We Perform a Single Procedure?

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is considered the treatment of choice in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, it is widely acknowledged that, in many cases, there are significant lesions in other coronary arteries. Previous randomized studies have shown that complete revascularization in a second procedure is more beneficial than intervention only in the culprit artery.

ESC 2023

ESC 2023 | Anticoagulation After Primary PCI in STEMI Patients

The empirical prescription of anticoagulants after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also know as post-procedural anticoagulation (PPA), is nowadays a common practice that uses various types of medications. Despite studies like HORIZONS-AMI and EUROMAX, in which 41% of patients received PPA, and the CCC-ACS registry, where 75% of subjects received PPA after primary PCI, European and

Relación entre calidad del vaso distal y resultados en tratamiento percutáneo de las oclusiones totales crónicas

EuroCTO: Safety and Benefit at 3 Years

Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) account for approximately 15-20% of patients with stable coronary artery disease. This field has seen various advances regarding treatment, leading to an improvement in the success rate of procedures. According to registries and randomized studies, the main indication for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of CTO should be based more on clinical

Dietas bajas en carbohidratos y progresión de la calcificación coronaria

Calcified Nodules and the Importance of OCT Categorization prior PCI

TLR associated factors in patients with calcified nodules.  Patients with complex cardiomyopathies undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are increasingly common, as is the case for calcified lesions and calcified nodules (CN).  Procedure complexity not only involves planning, but also establishing patient prognosis, taking into consideration the fact that most target vessel events occur at long term

La angina microvascular podría tener gradientes de riesgo

Post PCI Angina: Inevitable or Avoidable?

Predictors of post PCI angina  Among the complications of ischemic cardiomyopathy stenting, those called chronic, with significant functional and mental compromise, might affect patient quality of life. This can be observed in different scenarios, such as instent restenosis and post PCI angina. This kind of complications is associated with anxiety and depression at long term. 

angioplastia a tronco de coronaria izquierda vs cirugia

Left Main Coronary Artery Revascularization: Are Periprocedural Complications Significant?

In the field of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and myocardial revascularization surgery (MRS), previous analyses have shown a link between in-hospital and 30-day complications, in terms of complicated progress and/or mortality. Most of this information comes from non-randomized or old studies, which translates into contradictory data. Researchers analyzed the EXCEL study, which included patients with