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Local Anaesthesia and Sedation Safe for TAVR

2017 22 Aug

A new study indicates that 30-day mortality rates as well as the rates of procedure related complications were similar in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures performed with or without the presence of an anaesthesiologist in the catheterisation laboratory. The findings are reported in the International Journal of Cardiology.You might... Read more

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TAVR Improving with Advanced Technologies

2017 11 Jul

This year 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed in Rouen in April 2002. The innovative procedure, which profoundly altered the landscape of cardiovascular medicine, can be considered as among the major clinical breakthroughs of the past decade, says an Editorial in the Journal of the American... Read more

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3-D Models Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements

2017 04 Jul

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute have used standard medical imaging and 3-D printing technologies to create patient-specific heart valve models. These models can mimic the physiological qualities of the real valves and can help improve the success rate of TAVR by picking the right prosthetic and avoiding... Read more

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Women Fare Better than Men 1 Year after Valve Replacement

2016 20 Dec

A new study looking at the longer-term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) shows that survival rate is higher in women than men one year after the procedure. Even though women have more complications as a result of the TAVR procedure – especially bleeding and vascular issues – they still fared better than men one year after... Read more

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Risk Factors, Outcomes of Infective Endocarditis after TAVR

2016 13 Sep

According to a study published in JAMA, among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis. In addition, patients who developed endocarditis had high rates... Read more

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TAVR Successful at Centres Without On-site Surgical Backup

2016 31 May

New data shows that rates of major complications and in-hospital mortality are similar when patients undergo TAVR at hospitals with or without on-site cardiac surgical backup. Close cooperation in the heart team is the key for a successful TAVI programme.Despite concerns that the TAVR indication would be applied too liberally, patients treated at hospitals... Read more

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In-Hospital Death after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

2016 08 Mar

A new statistical model has been developed by researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville that can predict risk of in-hospital death after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The study is published in JAMA Cardiology. TAVR is used primarily in patients who have critical aortic stenosis and are not good candidates... Read more

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Cardiology in 2015: FDA Approvals and More

2015 26 Dec

2015 saw the approval of numerous cardiovascular medicines and devices providing clinicians with advanced and new treatment options. previously reported the top five stories in cardiology this year and now presents some more highlights in this segment: See also: 2015 in Review: Top 5 Stories in Cardiology FDA Approvals The FDA approved... Read more

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TAVR Continues to Evolve

2015 04 Dec

According to a report published by The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and has demonstrated positive outcomes for patients with aortic stenosis. When it was first approved, TAVR required cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists to use... 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