Search Tag: aortic stenosis

Cardiology Management

New Technology to Replace Heart Valves

2015 13 Aug

Interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at the Orlando Health Heart Institute are the first to use a new self-expanding CoreValve® Evolut™ R System approved for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in severe aortic stenosis patients who are at high or extreme risk for surgery.This new leading edge technology can help improve... Read more

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LDL-C Associated With Narrowing Of Aortic Valve

2014 27 Oct

According to a new study published in JAMA, genetic predisposition to elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is associated with narrowing of the aortic valve. The study was conducted with 35,000 participants and the findings show a causal association between LDL-C and aortic valve disease. The findings of the study are to be presented... Read more

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation For Failed Bioprostheses

2014 08 Jul

The one-year survival rate for patients who undergo transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation inside a malfunctioning bioprosthetic valve was 83.2 percent, according to a study by researchers at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. With bioprosthetic valves becoming more common than mechanical ones in surgical aortic valve replacement, an evaluation... Read more

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TAVI a Good Therapeutic Option in Very Elderly Patients

2014 08 Jan

According to a study published in the January 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is emerging as an effective alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for the treatment of aortic stenosis in very elderly patients, including those age 85 years and older. As the global population is... Read more


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