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Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Executive Health Management

Valley Hospital's Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program

2015 23 Apr

An innovative program has been implemented at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ that aims to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital stays. As part of the programme, teams comprising of a paramedic, critical care nurse and EMT will make house calls on heart patients soon after their discharge. Lafe Bush, a paramedic and director of... Read more

Cardiology Management

TAVR Surgery and Vascular Complications

2014 28 Jul

A recent study by researchers at Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcathether aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery can cut down the length of hospital stay by 30%. It was also shown that there was no impact on post-operative vascular complication rates when compared with conventional transfemoral TAVR, which requires an incision in the groin.... Read more

IMAGING Management

US Medical Center Introduces Toshiba Cardiovascular X-ray Technology

2014 22 Apr

Ochsner Medical Center makes interventional procedures safer and more efficient with new equipment and adds a Toshiba Infinix DP-i and Hybrid OR suite for unparalleled access and coverageOchsner Medical Center in New Orleans is further improving patient safety and comfort in interventional cardiology by adding new equipment from Toshiba America Medical... Read more

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