Tag Archives: peripheral vascular disease

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Surveillance after EVAR: When and How Long

Surveillance after EVAR: When and How Long

It has been suggested that surveillance after endovascular abdominal aorta aneurysm repair (EVAR) should be for life, seeing as on one hand we are not sure how long these devices last (and they keep coming out), and on the other hand, there could be late complications, such as type 2 leaks. This is why the

El tratamiento endovascular parece superior a la cirugía en aneurismas rotos

Safety in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surveillance Programs

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) rupture rate in the UK justifies the current surveillance programs and bring ease to some physicians that at some point have cast a shadow on their efficacy. This study also endorses reference thresholds to intervene patients. In 2009, the UK National Health Service (NHS) implemented a AAA national surveillance scheme where

Lo más leído en Enfermedades Vasculares Periféricas

The Most Relevant Articles of 2018 in Peripheral Vascular Disease

1- What’s New in the European Guidelines on Peripheral Arterial Disease Since the last version of the European guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease in 2011, there have been many trials and registries that warrant guideline adjustments in many aspects. The first novelty is the teamwork that gave way to these

Efecto a largo plazo de los balones liberadores con bajas dosis de paclitaxel

Long Term Effect of Low Dose Paclitaxel Coated Balloon

The beneficial effect of low dose drug coated balloons with paclitaxel is sustained in time according to this randomized study. In a nutshell, this study has shown a significant statistical difference in favor of paclitaxel coated balloons vs. conventional PCI at 2 years. The safety and efficacy of new generation low dose drug coated balloons

Programas de ejercicios en la enfermedad vascular periférica

Exercise Programs in Peripheral Artery Disease

Programmed exercises are recommended as initial management strategy for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Most exercise programs include supervised treadmill walking twice or three times a week in a strategic facility (such as a gym). PAD patients often give up on these programs seeing as they might find it difficult to keep to a

isquemia crítica de miembros inferiores

Frailty: What Happens When We Are Too Late in Critical Lower Limb Ischemia

This condition, now “trending” among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), has expanded to almost all patients we treat, always with the same outcome: the prognosis is bad, so bad that it might warrant making the difficult decision of not going forward. The association between frailty and bad prognosis is easy to see and

HIV and Peripheral Artery Disease: Acknowledging the Association

The role of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the development of vascular disease (specifically peripheral artery disease) remains unclear. Is the virus per se the direct cause of this disease or is it a consequence of dyslipidemia, one of the adverse effects of antiretrovirals? This study looked into the effect of HIV infection on peripheral

Angioplastia vs cirugía en isquemia crítica a largo plazo

Frailty and Critical Limb ischemia: Facing a New Challenge

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Critical limb ischemia is the final stage of peripheral vascular disease and is associated to pain at rest, trophic lesions, and gangrene. It is also associated to amputation and reduced mobility. When it happens in frail patients, it presents a challenge. This population is on the rise and there is

Mortality in Peripheral Vascular Disease Drops Due to Revascularization

This cohort study shows that, from 2006 to 2015, the overall survival rate increased and the risk of major amputation decreased following lower limb revascularization. These population observations indicate that outcomes after lower limb revascularization have improved during the assessed period, and so have the centralization and specialization of interventional services. The availability and diversity

¿Cuál es el pronóstico en las reintervenciones en la isquemia critica de MM.II.?

What Is the Prognosis for Reinterventions in Critical Lower Limb Ischemia?

Infrapopliteal (below the knee, BTK) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has been acknowledged as a useful strategy in chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI), but artery calcification severity results in considerable restenosis. Repeat PTA and the management of trophic lesions help with wound healing. However, this conduct has not been extensively assessed. This study enrolled 152 patients (175 limbs)