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One Year of Successful Carotid Artery Stenting with the CGuard Device

One Year of Successful Carotid Artery Stenting with the CGuard Device

This registry of daily clinical practice suggests that this specifically designed double-mesh carotid stent is safe and associated with a minimal and acceptable occurrence of neurological events up to 12 months of follow-up. This double-mesh stent has already been tested, and its short- and long-term efficacy has been proven. However, more recent data have challenged the

AMULET vs WATCHMAN. Los dispositivos de cierre de orejuela cabeza a cabeza

AMULET vs. WATCHMAN: Appendage Closure Devices, Head to Head

This research was designed to compare the double closure system of the AMULET device with the WATCHMAN (an evidence-backed proven device). In that context, to prevent stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, the Amplatzer AMULET device was non-inferior in both safety and efficacy compared with the WATCHMAN. Atrial appendage occlusion in itself improved with

Can Ticagrelor Prevent Strokes in High-Risk Patients?

In addition to aspirin, Ticagrelor offers better prognosis in patients that already had a stroke and have a high-risk cardiovascular profile. These benefits should be correctly balanced seeing as they are not free of risk.  Antiplatelet therapy makes part of the standard treatment of cardiac or cerebrovascular patients. Ticagrelor has shown superior to clopidogrel in

ESC 2021 | ACST-2: CAS vs endarterectomía en pacientes asintomáticos

ESC 2021 | ACST-2: CAS vs Endarterectomy in Asymptomatic Patients

The ACST-2 was designed to compare long-term outcomes of carotid artery stenting (CAS) vs carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients with asymptomatic stenosis.  Prior to this study we had the German registry including 18,000 patients undergoing CAS and 86,000 receiving CEA between 2014 and 2019. At 30 days, disabling stroke rate was 0.7% for both strategies.

Differences in American and European Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines

The recent publication of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) guidelines provided an important update on multiple aspects of the management of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, these guidelines differ in terms of management and recommendation levels. As it might be expected, most differences arose in intermediate cases—both guidelines

ACC 2021 | LAAOS III: Cierre de orejuela durante una cirugía vascular central

ACC 2021 | LAAOS III: Appendage Closure During Central Vascular Surgery

According to the LAAOS III study, presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2021 Congress and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo central vascular surgery for any other indication find benefit in appendage closure during said surgery. Using oral anticoagulation agents, patients undergoing appendage closure

AHA 2019 | Treat Stroke to Target: terapia agresiva con estatinas post stroke

Can We Deal with Learning Curves in Acute Stroke?

When an interventional cardiology center, where interventional cardiology specialists work alongside neurologists and radiologists, start a thrombectomy program in acute stroke, results achieved are similar to those at an interventional neurology center. Mechanical thrombectomy has proven to be the best treatment option for acute ischemic stroke. However, it is not widely available, mainly due to

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Single or Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack?

Antiplatelet therapy is key to prevent thrombotic events after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or ischemic stroke. The role of aspirin is well established in this scenario, but there is emerging evidence for a short period of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Now, can this strategy avoid recurrent strokes without paying a price in terms of

SENTINEL: Protección cerebral en TAVI

Cerebral Protection Devices during TAVR in the Daily Practice

The theory behind the use of cerebral protection devices during TAVR is good, but hard to test. The daily practice provides a far bigger number of patients, and therefore might be able to better show how to prevent one of the hardest events during TAVR.  This study resorted to Germany’s TAVR database between 2015 and

DEFENSE-PFO: el cierre FOP con ciertas características disminuye eventos combinados y stroke

Five-Years After PFO Closure: Procedural Safety and Effectiveness

Five-year outcomes of the randomized REDUCE study showed a continuous benefit from patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure compared with antiplatelet agents to prevent cryptogenic strokes. The most important aspect of this result seems to be the idea that PFO closure in selected patients offers durable benefit with guaranteed long-term safety. The original results from REDUCE