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Nueva y discrepante información sobre los vasos no culpables en el infarto

New Unexpected Data on Non-Culprit Vessels in MI

New Unexpected Data on Non-Culprit Vessels in MI

Patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting lesions in multiple vessels is not associated with reduced infarct size in non-culprit lesions, even when functionally significant.  Animal models suggest brief periods of ischemia in non-infarct territories (non-culprit) might protect culprit territory thanks to remote ischemic preconditioning.  This pre-conditioning, according to this perspective, would reduce reperfusion injury and

El aumento de la experiencia de los operadores mejora los resultados en el TAVI

ST-Segment Elevation Infarction After TAVR: Problems in Every Aspect

For interventional cardiologists, treating an ST-segment elevation infarction in a patient with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is challenging in many ways. Longer door-to-balloon times and higher rates of primary angioplasty failure than in the general population are translated into very high short- and mid-term mortality. This multicenter study, recently published in JACC, included 118 patients


Ticagrelor: Yet Another Pleiotropic Effect?

Studies in animals have shown ticagrelor offers better myocardial protection against reperfusion injury after ST elevation MI than clopidogrel.  This had to be tested in the clinical arena, which is the aim of this study (published in JACC Intv): to assess left ventricular remodeling after reperfusion.  The study included patients undergoing their first ST elevation

Desafíos pendientes con el acceso radial

Pending Challenges in Transradial Access

The recent SAFARI-STEMI study compared transradial and femoral access in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and no significant differences were found. These results have a sour taste for those in favor of transradial access, as they are convinced of its benefits and unwilling to go back to previous practices. This bitter taste is based

El acceso radial se asocia a menor mortalidad y menor sangrado en los pacientes cursando un infarto con supradesnivel del segmento ST que reciben angioplastia primaria.

The Transradial Approach Continues to Be the Best for Primary PCI

The transradial approach has been associated to lower mortality and bleeding rates in patients receiving primary PCI for ST elevation MI.  This had been called into question by the recent SAFARI-STEMI, but after including its outcomes in a new meta-analysis, the scales tilted slightly in favor of the transradial approach vs. the transfemoral.  The transradial

ticagrelor vs. aspirina

Ticagrelor or Prasugrel in ST Elevation MI

In patients undergoing ST elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving primary PCI, no significative differences between prasugrel and ticagrelor were found. However, the latter was associated to a significantly higher number of repeat MI when considered separately.  Few studies have compared the efficacy and safety of the two most potent oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors in

TCT 2020 | Administrar el comprimido de prasugrel molido previo a la angioplastia

TCT 2020 | Crushed Prasugrel Administration prior PCI

Prehospital administration of crushed tablets of prasugrel loading dose in the ambulance while patient is on his way to primary PCI does not improve reperfusion markers compared against uncrushed tablet administration according to the COMPARE CRUSH, presented at the virtual TCT 2020 and simultaneously published in Circulation. There were no differences in TIMI flow of

Claves para mejorar la productividad en la sala de cateterismo

Early Activation to Speed-Up Treatment of Infarcted Patients

Cath lab activation—and everything that entails—within 20 minutes was associated with the target of performing primary angioplasty in under 2 hours in at least 75% of patients. Historically, door-to-balloon time was measured, which provided a rough idea of where there could be flaws to fix. This is particularly true in the case of patients who need to

Historia natural de la infección asintomática por COVID-19

European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions Position Statement During the Pandemic

This document emerges from the assembly of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACVC). Both associations gathered their most prominent experts, including people who worked in the European areas most affected by COVID-19. Their aim was to modify diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms to adapt the evidence collected

La coronariografía precoz reduce la mortalidad en SCA sin supradesnivel del ST de alto riesgo

Compare-Acute Sub-Study: Natural History of Non-Culprit Lesions in MI

The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of fractional flow reserve (FFR) of non-culprit lesions in STEMI patients.  We analyzed data of all Compare-Acute patients (Comparison Between FFR Guided Revascularization Versus Conventional Strategy in Acute STEMI Patients With MVD) after PCI, from lesions assessed with FFR and treated medically.  The treating