Search Tag: aortic valve

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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...Read more