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La ATC es una alternativa válida en el TCI

Left Main Coronary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Evolution and Results over Time

Left Main Coronary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Evolution and Results over Time

Left main coronary artery percutaneous coronary intervention (LMCA PCI) is a treatment option that is increasingly used in our setting. One of the reasons for choosing this therapeutic strategy is the improvements in devices and techniques. However, the long-term results of LMCA PCI are not well established. The aim of this retrospective study was to

¿Debemos comenzar a utilizar IVUS en las CTO?

What Is the Best Strategy for Moderately Complex Femoropopliteal Lesions?

At present, PCI is the preferred treatment for femoropopliteal lesions and drug coated balloons (DCB) have shown good performance. However, they have not yet been shown superior to bare-metal stents (BMS).  This study compared randomized trials IN.PACT SFA I/II and IN.PACT JAPAN including 288 patients vs. the prospective Complete SE and DURABILITY II with 483

Trans-Stent Gradient as a Predictor of Adverse Events at Followup

Stenting a coronary lesion should not present a drop in pressure when measuring the treated segment with fractional flow reserve (FFR). FFR based trans-stent gradient should involve a segment of the sub-expanded vessel or instent obstruction as plaque prolapse or thrombus.  The link between post-stenting physiology and long-term outcomes have been looked at in several

Resultados alentadores de los balones cubiertos de Biolimus para el tratamiento de vasos pequeños

Drug Coated Balloons in Femoropopliteal Territory: Predictors of Failed Patency

Endovascular treatment in femoropopliteal territory has become the strategy of choice over time, with diverse devices; among others, drug coated balloons (DCB). DBS are meant to provide the antiproliferation effect of drugs while reducing exposure of a specific artery segment to a strange body.   Even though the number of studies on DCB effectiveness has been


The New Sirolimus Eluting Balloons Are Also Effective

The technological development of drug eluting stents has allowed us to treat increasingly complex patients, with around 10% stenosis and using more, and longer stents.  This situation generates a great challenge: keep using stents or use paclitaxel coated balloons (PCB). At present, there are sirolimus drug coated balloons (SCB), but we do not have enough

struts ultrafinos

Should We Start Using Ultra-Thin Struts?

The benefits of DES are well known, as well as the benefits of more recent polymer-based DES versions (even those with no polymers). However, strut size is no small matter, and might even make the difference, seeing as thinner struts are associated to better deliverability, simpler crossing profile in bifurcations, better endothelization and healing. Besides,


Thin vs. Ultrathin Stents: 1-Year Clinical Results After IVUS/OCT-Guided Implantation

Second generation drug-eluting stents have lower frequency of thrombotic complications and in-stent restenosis. While clinical results have significantly improved, having a 2-3% annual rate of these complications within the first year after angioplasty is still worrisome. This resulted in the development of stents with struts <70 µm (ultrathin), with bioresorbable polymer and abluminal cover. Stents

¿Es frecuente el uso de IVUS para guiar la ATC?

Is IVUS Guided PCI a Common Technique?

We all know the benefits of ultravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in the development of percutaneous coronary intervention, such as more accurate vessel measurement, improved stent expansion and apposition, and complication identification. This is why the use of IVUS is a class IIa recommendation in AHA and ESC guidelines.  The aim of this retrospective study was to

ELUVIA: DES en territorio femoropoplíteo con lesiones complejas

Two Safe Stents at Two Years in High Bleeding Risk

There is a consistent number of patients presenting high risk of bleeding. In this context, receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for 12 months would not be advisable. Even though the European and American guidelines recommend 1 to 6 months for chronic and acute syndromes in this group, these are often complex PCI cases, which makes

Resultados a 2 años de los stents liberadores de Zotarolimus vs stents libres de polímero liberadores de Biolimus. ¿Son seguros en pacientes con alto riesgo de sangrado?

Results of Zotarolimus-Eluting Stents vs Biolimus-Eluting Polymer-Free Stents After 2 Years. Are They Safe in Patients at High Risk for Bleeding?

The proportion of patients treated with coronary angioplasty who are at a high risk for bleeding is increasing. In this population, extended dual antithrombotic therapy increases the risk of bleeding. The 1-year randomized Onyx one study has demonstrated the non-inferiority of zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES) vs. biolimus-coated polymer-free stent BioFreedom (DCS). Patients received dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)