Tag: transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

Repeat TAVR Central to Aortic Valve Disease Lifetime Strategy

Repeat transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), that is, TAVR performed within a failed TAVR valve, is associated with about half the short-term mortality of an...

Lower Post-TAVR Mortality Seen on DOAC vs VKA When OAC Indicated

Following a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are preferable to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in patients who are candidates for oral...

First Risk Score to Predict Bleeding Risk After TAVR

A new clinical score has been developed, and externally validated, to identify patients at risk of bleeding after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). “Despite the...

Infective Endocarditis With Stroke Post-TAVR: ‘Dismal’ Prognosis

Patients who suffer a stroke during hospitalization for infective endocarditis (IE) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have a dismal prognosis, with more than half...

Patchy Growth of TAVR Programs Leaves Poorer Communities Behind

Inequities in the initial growth of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs in American hospitals has led to less use of the transformative procedure in...

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...

Delirium Common, Costly After Mitral, Tricuspid Valve Repair

Delirium occurred in nearly 1-in-10 elderly patients after percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve repair and signaled longer hospital stays and worse survival, a new study...

Upsides, Downsides for TAVR, Minimally Invasive AVR

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (miAVR) seems to be associated with a lower risk of midterm mortality, while transcatheter aortic...

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...

New SCOPE Data Put ACURATE neo on the Back Foot Again

ACURATE neo’s (Boston Scientific) place in the treatment of severe aortic stenosis is unclear after failing to show noninferiority in a head-to-head comparison with another...

Sapien 3, Evolut R Parity, Conscious Sedation Rules

The 1-year follow-up analysis of the doubly randomized SOLVE-TAVI trial uncovered no reason, necessarily, to prefer either of two recent-generation valve prostheses for 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...

Aspirin Alone Preferred Antithrombotic Strategy After TAVI

Aspirin alone after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) significantly reduced bleeding compared with aspirin plus clopidogrel, without increasing thromboembolic events, in the latest results from...

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...

Some Post-TAVR Arrhythmias Likely Present Pre-TAVR but Go Undetected

In a prospective study of 106 patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for severe aortic stenosis, 48.1% were found to have preexisting arrhythmias on...

Pre-TAVR Double BASILICA Can Spell Double Trouble

New registry data highlight the ability of the BASILICA technique to reduce coronary obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) but also raise concerns when...

‘Crisis-Driven’ Guidance on Structural Heart Disease in COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 14, 2020 — Like so much else these days, the treatment of valvular and structural...

Coronary Access After TAVR May Be Challenging

Three recent reports shed light on a topic that has so far received little attention: impeded access to the coronary arteries after transcatheter aortic valve...