ABSTRACT Background Clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions depend on clinical, angiographic and procedure-related characteristics. The present study aimed to analyze patients with thrombus-containing lesions to study how the variables of interest influence in-hospital mortality. Methods A retrospective study of procedures registered on the Central Nacional de Intervenções Cardiovasculares (CENIC) between 2006 and 2016, divided into three periods. Results The sample comprised 22,587 patients. There were 22,978 procedures; in that, 25,107 vessels were treated, 23,237 (92.5%) of which with stents. […]
ABSTRACT Penetrating aortic ulcer is a rare entity with a poor prognosis within the spectrum of acute aortic syndrome. Even rarer are the cases located in the ascending aorta. This case demonstrates the importance of ancillary imaging methods for correct diagnosis and choice of the most appropriate management of this atypical presentation of the disease.