Search Tag: TAVR

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CT imaging in the context of TAVI/TAVR

2019 16 Jan

There has been significant advancement in the field of computed tomography imaging and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)/transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Technological advancement and data supporting the use of TAVI/TAVR have resulted in a deep integration of TAVI/TAVR and CT imaging in clinical practice. TAVI/TAVR is... Read more

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More experienced operators, better TAVR outcomes

2018 19 Dec

A new study that explored the relationship between procedural volume and in-hospital adverse events shows that individual operator experience with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) plays an important role in achieving better clinical outcomes. The study is published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions .  The relationship between... 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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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