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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.You might... Read more

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TAVR Improving with Advanced Technologies

2017 11 Jul

This year 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed in Rouen in April 2002. The innovative procedure, which profoundly altered the landscape of cardiovascular medicine, can be considered as among the major clinical breakthroughs of the past decade, says an Editorial in the Journal of the American... Read more

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Women Fare Better than Men 1 Year after Valve Replacement

2016 20 Dec

A new study looking at the longer-term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) shows that survival rate is higher in women than men one year after the procedure. Even though women have more complications as a result of the TAVR procedure – especially bleeding and vascular issues – they still fared better than men one year after... Read more

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In-Hospital Death after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

2016 08 Mar

A new statistical model has been developed by researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville that can predict risk of in-hospital death after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The study is published in JAMA Cardiology. TAVR is used primarily in patients who have critical aortic stenosis and are not good candidates... Read more

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TAVR Continues to Evolve

2015 04 Dec

According to a report published by The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and has demonstrated positive outcomes for patients with aortic stenosis. When it was first approved, TAVR required cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists to use... Read more

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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