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Pablo Lamelas – In the last decades multiple trials comparing the efficacy of PCI vs CABG incorporated repeat revascularization in the primary composite outcome, which favoured CABG repeatedly, and frequently … Continue reading Readdressing the validity of Repeat Revascularization outcome in PCI vs CABG trials
Fernando Botto – A general rule dictates “the more the antithombotic effect, the higher the risk of bleeding”. In stable CAD patients beyond 1 year of PCI or without prior … Continue reading NOACs in stable CAD with Atrial Fibrillation: with or without aspirin? The AFIRE trial
Pablo Lamelas – In TCT 2019 Dr Stone published the results of EXCEL trial at 5-years which triggered many controversies in TCT, EACTS, social media, etc. Does this 5-year report … Continue reading EXCEL 5-years: Trial-Based Vs Evidence-Based Medicine
Pablo Lamelas – In TCT 2019 two trials testing different TAVR designs were presented: SCOPE I (ACURATE neo vs Sapien 3) and Portico IDE trial (Portico vs other devices available). … Continue reading New TAVR studies: Weak design not the solution for small trials
Fernando Botto – ESC 2019 hot line sessions delivered us enough evidence to discuss methods and patient-centered decisions. For instance, dual antiplatelet treatment came up with a new trial in … Continue reading THEMIS trial: when significant is not significant