Search Tag: TAVR

Cardiology Management

Association Between TAVR and Stroke

2019 26 Jun

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is widely used to treat aortic stenosis. The treatment approach is approved by the FDA and is recommended in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and intermediate surgical risk. However, post-TAVR stroke remains a serious complication and is associated with increased mortality. While the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Procedural planning with cardiovascular CT: Focus on TAVR and LAA

2019 26 Apr

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Cardiology Management

TAVR superior to surgery in low-risk patients

2019 20 Mar

In the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) 3 trial, 1,000 patients with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk were randomly assigned to undergo either transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic-valve replacement. In these patients, TAVR with transfemoral placement of a balloon-expandable valve was superior... Read more

Executive Health Management

The role of social media in cardiology

2019 22 Feb

Social Media is gaining significant popularity amongst the medical and allied health professionals. It enables a platform where dissemination of research can materialise very quickly, at no cost, for the benefit of colleagues and patients across the world.   Social media (#SoMe) can now be considered one of the most important methods... Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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