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PARTNER 2A Study: Late Outcomes of TAVR

2020 12 Feb

Transcatheter aortic valve replacements are routinely done at many institutions in patients not deemed candidates for open-heart surgery. Over the years, many short term studies have been published on the outcomes of TAVR. Findings from the PARTNER 2 study were published in 2016 and now, PARTNER 2A presents the late outcomes of TAVR. These findings... Read more

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UNC study shows superiority of TAVR over SAVR

2018 19 Sep

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine indicates that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was associated with shorter hospital stay and more frequent discharge to home, compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Also, the rate of in-hospital deaths among TAVR patients declined from 4.2 percent... Read more

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TAVI or Not TAVI — in Low Risk Patients? That Is the Question

2017 07 Mar

When transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was introduced in 2002, it was proposed as a therapy for inoperable or very high risk patients. Recently, the procedure has also been performed on younger lower risk persons with less comorbidities. The evolution in the indication for TAVI might be regarded as a model for the uptake of a new therapy,... Read more

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Effects of TAVI Versus SAVR and Patient Preferences

2016 07 Nov

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in British Medical Journal , examines the effect of TAVI versus surgical replacement of an aortic valve (SAVR) in patients with severe aortic stenosis at low and intermediate risk of perioperative death and reviews on the values and preferences of patients.   TAVI has been increasingly used as... Read more

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EuroPCR 2015: No Evidence to Support Change in TAVI, SAVR Procedures

2015 24 May

According to new data released at EuroPCR 2015, thickening of the valve leaflets following implantation of a transcatheter or surgical aortic valve bioprosthesis is relatively rare and is not linked to short-term clinical events or unique to any one type of valve. In a special session devoted to this topic, experts recommend that while there is a need... Read more