Tag: aortic stenosis

LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk

Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to screen for aortic valve calcification during a lung cancer screening could identify those at risk for aortic stenosis, says...

TAVR Feasible, Comparable to Surgery in Rheumatic Heart Disease

Patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) appear to have comparable outcomes, whether undergoing transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement (TAVR/SAVR), and when compared with TAVR...

BASILICA Technique Prevents TAVR-Related Coronary Obstruction

For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the intentional laceration technique of diseased valve leaflets called BASILICA is effective and reasonably safe for preventing...

ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach

The latest iteration of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease emphasizes a less...

More, Larger Brain Lesions on MRI After Bicuspid TAVR

Diffusion-weighted MRI points to more silent brain injuries after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) of bicuspid aortic valves (BAVs) in a single-center study. Although TAVR...

TAVR Surpasses SAVR in US, Outcomes Continue to Improve

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has surpassed surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) as the procedure of choice for aortic valve replacement in the United States,...

Valvular Disease and COVID-19 Are a Deadly Mix; Don’t Delay Intervention

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Danny Dvir, MD, has a message for physicians who have patients...

ACC Expert Consensus on Post-TAVR Arrhythmias

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released a new Expert Consensus Decision Pathway (ECDP) on the management of conduction disturbances after transcatheter aortic valve...

TAVR and Chronic Kidney Disease: An Emerging Odd Couple

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appears to stabilize or improve renal function in most patients with severe aortic stenosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according...

Repositioning Evolut Valves During TAVR Appears Safe

Repositioning the Medtronic Evolut R and Evolut PRO valves can be done with “acceptable” safety outcomes and low complication rates in intermediate- to low-risk patients, according to...