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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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