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El éxito en las CTO reduce la isquemia residual local y a distancia

Revascularization Is Needed Before TAVR

Revascularization Is Needed Before TAVR

Disease prevalence in patients with severe aortic stenosis is highly variable: from 80% in inoperable patients to only 15% according to the most recent research including low-risk patients. Given the high mortality observed in patients with heart disease, guidelines suggest considering coronary bypass revascularization in those in need of a valve replacement. This experience with


ISCHEMIA: New Analysis Might Change Study Outcome Interpretation

A new ISCHEMIA analysis has shown its outcomes are highly dependent on MI definition. The original conclusion had shown a significant difference between invasive and conservative strategies using the most sensible definition of MI: troponin elevation.  When looking at events using MI definition as troponin elevation, we will see the conservative treatment reduces primary end

High Risk Anatomy Challenges ISCHEMIA Outcomes

According to this recent analysis published in JAHA, patients with stable Ischemic heart disease and high-risk anatomy benefit from revascularization at long term vs. the conservative treatment.  This goes against the study presented by Reynolds H et al at AHA 2020. Dr. Reynold’s was a sub-study of the ISCHEMIA trial which had observed that even

AHA 2020 | AFFIRM-AHF: Suplemento de hierro y menos hospitalizaciones por insuficiencia cardíaca

AHA 2020 | Effect of Evolocumab in Complex Coronary Revascularization

Evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, has shown significant reduction of complex coronary disease requiring revascularization (be it PCI or CABG). Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors induce plaque regression and could eventually reduce the risk of coronary revascularization, especially complex revascularization.  The FOURIER study randomized 27564 patients with stable CAD already on statins to evolocumab

ESC 2020 | La disfunción ventricular puede inclinar la balanza para decidir la revascularización

ESC 2020 | Revascularization Strategies: Ventricular Dysfunction Might Tilt the Scales

Patients included in the ISCHEMIA trial who had a history of cardiac failure or ventricular function deterioration will benefit from revascularization vs. optimal medical treatment. This is a pre-specified analysis of the paradigmatic ISCHEMIA trial. The ISCHEMIA was published in March 2020 in NEJM and went somewhat unnoticed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the

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Long Term Changes ACS Revascularization

Long term outcomes support complete revascularization in multivessel patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This large contemporary registry recently published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv.  has shown complete revascularization is gaining ground in the daily practice and is associated to clinical benefits in patients undergoing ACS.  It included 9094 individuals with ACS and multivessel

Continuar con la actividad física luego de un IAM reduce la mortalidad

Supervised Exercise and Revascularization for Intermittent Claudication

The combination of optimal medical treatment plus angioplasty plus supervised exercise seems to be the first line of treatment for patients with intermittent claudication, in terms of maximum walking distance and best quality of life. This combination requires a multidisciplinary team for the best possible results. The aim of this study was to conduct a

La enfermedad coronaria funciona como un predictor a 30 días en el TAVI

Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease, Silent Ischemia: A Cardiologist’s Headache

We need more evidence to guide us in the management of silent ischemia. Confirmed asymptomatic coronary artery disease is a problem for cardiologists, who lack enough evidence to guide a risk-benefit assessment that justifies revascularization. Revascularizing the outcome of a functional assessment may reduce the rates of death and infarction, or it may just be