Tag Archives: peripheral vascular disease

ESC 2020 | El Rivaroxaban puede reducir los eventos cardíacos, cerebrales y periféricos

ESC 2020 | Rivaroxaban Might Reduce Cardiac Cerebral and Peripheral Events

ESC 2020 | Rivaroxaban Might Reduce Cardiac Cerebral and Peripheral Events

Adding rivaroxaban to the standard treatment might reduce events incidence in lower limbs, heart, and brain, in patients with peripheral vascular disease undergoing revascularization.   These new data resulted from the analysis of the VOYAGER PAD subgroups and were presented at the virtual ESC 2020. The COMPASS study had reached similar conclusions using 2.5 mg rivaroxaban

Virtual ACC 2020 | VOYAGER PAD: Rivaroxaban Superior to Aspirin in Preventing Events

In patients with peripheral artery disease undergoing revascularization, the combination of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and low doses of aspirin are superior to aspirin alone in the prevention of acute low limb ischemic events, amputation, cardiovascular events and strokes. The outcomes of VOYAGER PAD add to the COMPASS outcomes, showing the combination of therapies can benefit risk

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New European Guidelines on the Management of Lower Limb Acute Ischemia

Clinical practice guidelines are usually tedious and, frankly, while a lot of people make an enormous effort to write them, they are ultimately read in full by just a few. These new European Guidelines on the Management of Lower Limb Acute Ischemia represent a special team effort, since they include physicians, cardiologists, surgeons, and interventionists,

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Felling Reassured with Paclitaxel Coated Devices in Peripheral Artery Disease

This big analysis shows rapid absorption of paclitaxel coated devices for PCI in femoropopliteal territory, which reassures us about its alleged association to increased mortality. In fact, survival, amputation-free survival and cardiovascular events rate resulted better with paclitaxel coated devices in the treatment of chronic limb ischemia.  This study emphasizes the difference that might exist

Los balones farmacológicos pasaron la prueba del tiempo en territorio femoropoplíteo

Drug-Coated Balloons vs. Conventional Angioplasty Below the Knee

This meta-analysis is an update on the role of drug-coated balloons in the treatment of infrapopliteal arterial disease, a difficult pathology for all strategies. The primary endpoint of this meta-analysis was treated lower limb salvage at 12 months. The secondary endpoints included survival at 12 months, amputation free survival, restenosis, and target lesion repeat revascularization rate. This

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

Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

Consensus on How to Conduct Follow-Up in Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease involves multiple areas and, therefore, can have very different presentations (from complete lack of symptoms to disabling symptoms). Depending on clinical presentation, general condition, anatomical localization, and lesion extension, revascularization can be indicated alongside optimal medical treatment. In 2017, guidelines with indications for revascularization were published; however, maintaining long-term patency can be

Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

Safety of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons in Peripheral Vascular Disease

Everybody keeps wondering whether drug-coated balloons can actually increase mortality. If that is the case, there is an even harder question in need of an answer: what would be the physiopathology for such increase in mortality? As a lukewarm message, the US Food and Drug Administration recommended a special informed consent form when these devices

Nuevas estrategias en el territorio femoropoplíteo

Should We Start Using the Retrograte Access in Critical Limb Ischemia?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Peripheral vascular disease in lower limbs is on the rise. Antegrade recanalization is associated with amputation and death, and therefore contraindicated. For a while we have been using the retrograde access when classic revascularization is not possible. Even though there is evidence in favor of this access, it is just

Protrusión de placa en angioplastia carotidea ¿Qué riesgo implica y cómo prevenirlo?

The Real Impact of Peripheral Artery Disease in TAVR

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. The real incidence of peripheral artery (PAD) disease in TAVR remains unclear. Different reports still estimate it is between 10 and 46%, but they have shown it has a negative impact in evolution. 51,685 TAVR patients were analyzed. 12,740 of these patients presented PAD (24.6%). PAD patients tended to be