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TCT 2019 | COMPLETE: Sub-Study to Find Out Complete Optimal Revascularization Timing in STEMI

TCT 2019 | COMPLETE: Sub-Study to Find Out Complete Optimal Revascularization Timing in STEMI

Courtesy of SBHCI. The COMPLETE study was carried out to assess the benefit of complete revascularization vs culprit vessel revascularization in the context of ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. This COMPLETE sub-study presented at TCT 2019 scientific sessions simultaneously published in JACC assessed the optimal timing of complete revascularization. The general study had already shown

Disección coronaria en mujeres: poco frecuente y de difícil manejo

Revascularization in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Causing ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an increasing cause of acute myocardial infarction, particularly in younger women. These infarctions are frequently treated conservatively given the risks entailed by revascularization, due to the possibility of causing an antegrade or retrograde expansion of the dissection. The uncertainty around treatment for these patients gave way to this study (recently

Los balones farmacológicos pasaron la prueba del tiempo en territorio femoropoplíteo

Drug Coated Balloons vs. Drug Eluting Stents in Primary PCI

There might come the time when we are finally able to leave nothing behind, at least in the context of primary PCI. The REVELATION study, soon to be published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv, has shown that paclitaxel coated balloons resulted non inferior to drug eluting stents (DES) in terms of FFR (fractional flow

ESC 2019 | Complete: La evidencia definitiva para infartos con múltiples vasos

ESC 2019 | COMPLETE: Definitive Evidence for Infarction with Multivessel Disease

For patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction and multivessel disease beyond the culprit artery, complete revascularization is superior to culprit-only treatment as regards the final endpoint, a composite of cardiovascular death, infarction, and ischemia-driven revascularization over a mean follow-up of 3 years. This information derives from long-awaited randomized study COMPLETE, finally presented at the

ESC 2019 | CONDI-2ERIC-PPCI: punto final para el pre-acondicionamiento isquémico en angioplastia primaria

ESC 2019 | CONDI-2ERIC-PPCI: Final Blow Against Ischemic Pre-Conditioning in Primary Angioplasty

Remote ischemic conditioning does not offer any clinical benefit to patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty, according to this study presented on Sunday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2019. Prior studies were limited and small, but this analysis seems to provide definitive evidence with regard to ischemic pre-conditioning. The

DES con polímero bioabsorbible vs Bare Metal Stents en angioplastia primaria

DES with Bioresorbable Polymer vs. Bare Metal Stents in Primary PCI

Long after myocardial revascularization guidelines had established no medical reason justifies the use of bare metal stents (BMS), along comes this study to refresh the old trials comparing drug eluting vs bare metal stents in the context of primary PCI. The problem for many countries is that primary PCI obviously occurs in the context of

ACC 2019 | SAFARI: sorpresivamente, el acceso radial no ofrece ventajas en el infarto

ACC 2019 | SAFARI: Unexpectedly, Radial Approach Offers No Benefits In STEMI

This study was not able to show benefits in terms of mortality or bleeding when using radial vs. femoral approach in patients undergoing ST elevation myocardial Infarction. This small trial does not change things for “radialists” way past their learning curve who already feel confident with this technique. For them, there is no way back.

Stent directo vs angioplastia convencional y sus interacciones con la trombo-aspiración

Direct Stenting vs. Conventional Angioplasty and Their Interaction with Thrombus Aspiration

The rates of direct stenting are higher among patients randomized to thrombus aspiration. The rates of clinical events and myocardial reperfusion did not differ significantly between a direct stenting strategy vs. predilation and stenting, and no interaction was observed as regards thrombus aspiration. Several preliminary studies have emerged from the hypothesis that a direct stenting

MATRIX: Superioridad del acceso radial al año

ESC 2018 | MATRIX: 1-Year Superiority of Transradial Access

Transradial access should be the access of choice in patients with acute coronary syndrome, while bivalirudin has not shown any benefit for this population. The long-term follow-up from the MATRIX (Minimizing Adverse Hemorrhagic Events by Transradial Access Site and Systemic Implementation of Angiox) trial confirms the results at 30 days: transradial access is here to stay

EuroPCR 2018 | TRANSIENT trial: What is the best timing for TRANSIENT STEMI revascularization?

The objective of this study was to determine the best time to revascularize a patient who is undergoing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with transient ST segment elevation. This population hovers around 15% of STEMI patients. The question is whether to reduce infarction area (or potential reinfarction) with an immediate intervention, or to delay intervention

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