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Seguridad de los balones con paclitaxel en enfermedad vascular periférica

Peripheral Artery Disease: Underestimated and Undertreated

Peripheral Artery Disease: Underestimated and Undertreated

Compared against coronary artery disease (CAD) or cerebrovascular disease patients, peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients have lower chances of receiving medication proved to be clinically effective such as statins (despite running the same risk, perhaps even higher risk).  The message is we should be more active both in finding risk factors in PAD patients, and

ACC 2020 Virtual | Las estatinas también podrían proteger la cardiotoxicidad de la quimioterapia

Virtual ACC 2020 | Statins Could Also Protect Against Chemotherapy Cardiotoxicity

This retrospective study has shown a reduction in hospitalization for cardiac failure in patients who were already using statins receiving anthracycline and trastuzumab in the context of breast cancer.   The study was to be presented during the ACC 2020 scientific sessions together with the World Congress of Cardiology. However, it had to be called off

Nuevas guías de dislipemia

New European Guidelines for Dyslipidemia Management: What is New?

Reading clinical practice guidelines, except for specific consultation, is usually tedious. These guidelines are nor meant to be read as a textbook, or at least this is what most readers believe.  But it looks like this reader’s perception has finally been acknowledged, hence “table 3” in the new European dyslipidemia guidelines, where the new recommendations,

Pretratamiento con estatinas para prevenir eventos peri angioplastia carotidea

Secondary Prevention: A Responsibility We Should Not Delegate

After coronary angioplasty, the use of drugs whose efficacy for the reduction of major events has been proven declines over time, which is associated with worse patient prognosis. Sometimes, without meaning to, we convey to patients the idea that, once the stent has been implanted, the artery is “cured” or that the only potential future

Treat Stroke to Target: terapia agresiva con estatinas post stroke

AHA 2019 | Treat Stroke to Target: Post-Stroke Aggressive Therapy with Statins

Indicating statins to reach more aggressive LDL goals in patients that have suffered transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke driven by atherosclerosis significantly reduces major cardiovascular events according to this study presented in the AHA 2019 scientific sessions simultaneously published in NEJM. The study was prematurely ended because of lack of funding, but its outcomes

Las nuevas guías de dislipemia apoyan la terapia sin estatinas y la búsqueda de calcio coronario

AHA 2018 | New Dyslipidemia Guidelines Support Non-Statin Therapy and Coronary Artery Calcium Screening

While the guidelines do not recommend a specific treatment target, they suggest additional therapy in high-risk patients with LDL 70 mg/dL or higher. These new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) start recommending ezetimibe or PCSK9 inhibition in select high-risk patients and proposing noninvasive coronary artery calcium screening

Statin Pre-Treatment for the Prevention of Peri-Procedural Events in Carotid Artery Stenting

What is the effect of statins on amputations, and survival in peripheral vascular disease?

The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease is between 15% and 20% of patients older than 65 years and its severity is greatly underestimated. In fact, annual mortality is higher in patients with peripheral arterial disease (8.2%) than in those after acute myocardial infarction (6.3%). Despite the above, medical advice and efforts to modify risk factors

Nuevas guías de dislipemia

Strict LDL Monitoring Helps Reduce Plaque Volume

The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between temporal changes in coronary plaque volume and the intensity of lipid lowering treatments using coronary computed tomography (CTA).   Coronary computed tomography has acceptable accuracy in terms of quantitative measurement on plaque volume, enough to identify changes in volume according to LDL levels.  

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