Search Tag: TAVR

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3D printing technology reduces risks of TAVR complications

2018 02 May

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a procedure used for intermediate, high-risk, and inoperable patients with severe narrowing of the aortic valve where a prosthetic valve is implanted and the damaged valve is replaced. A common risk of TAVR is an ill-fitting valve which can lead to paravalvular leak (PVL). New research shows 3D printing... Read more

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Length of hospital stay impacts outcomes post TAVR

2018 02 May

According to new research, patients who stay in the hospital for more than 72 hours when undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TF-TAVR) procedure may be associated with negative short- and long-term outcomes. The study, which includes independent predictors of early and delayed discharge post TAVR, was presented as late-breaking... Read more

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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.... 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... 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... 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... 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. Healthmanagement.org 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... Read more