Search Tag: TAVR

Cardiology Management

The Ethical Challenge of Waiting Lists for TAVR

2020 20 Feb

During the last decade, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become a viable option for patients with moderate to severe aortic valve stenosis who are either not candidates for open-heart surgery or prefer a less invasive method of valve replacement. When first introduced, TAVR was only a rescue procedure for patients with severe aortic... Read more

Cardiology Management

PARTNER 2A Study: Late Outcomes of TAVR

2020 12 Feb

Transcatheter aortic valve replacements are routinely done at many institutions in patients not deemed candidates for open-heart surgery. Over the years, many short term studies have been published on the outcomes of TAVR. Findings from the PARTNER 2 study were published in 2016 and now, PARTNER 2A presents the late outcomes of TAVR. These findings... Read more

Cardiology Management

Top Heart Disease, Stroke Research Advances in 2019

2020 15 Jan

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Over the years, scientific research and technological advancements in heart disease and stroke science have had a positive impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Here is a quick overview of the biggest scientific victories achieved in 2019, as... Read more

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