Transcatheter aortic valve is usually implanted via transfemoral or transapical access. Reents and colleagues sought to compare the safety of these two access routes, using a retrospective analysis of their experience.
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April 18, 2019
April 16, 2019
The authors present an aortic valve repair performed for a 34-year-old man with a history of tobacco use and hypertension.
April 13, 2019
The Stanford University cardiac surgery team expounds on current evidence for selection of prostheses in valve replacement. While more liberal usage of biologic prostheses in younger patients may be appropriate for the aortic valve, the support for this practice in the mitral position is not as strong.
April 11, 2019
The Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting 2019 streamed live from Sitges, Spain. Find the plenary sessions here.
Clinical Significance of Aortic Root Modification Associated With Bicuspid Aortic Valve in Marfan Syndrome: An Observational Cohort Study
April 10, 2019
Although both bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and Marfan syndrome have been associated with aortic dissection risk, it is unknown if the presence of BAV is associated with an increased aortic risk in patients with an FBN1 gene mutation.
Double Replacement With Reconstruction of the Aortomitral Fibrous Body for Invasive Valvular Endocarditis "Commando Procedure"
April 9, 2019
This video demonstrates the technique of the "Commando procedure" to treat invasive double valve endocarditis that involves the aortomitral fibrous body.
April 8, 2019
This review provides a comprehensive overview of the available data on antithrombotic therapy after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
March 25, 2019
Andreas and colleagues report their experience of aortic valve replacement with rapid-deployment surgical aortic valves prostheses in 500 patients over seven years. The authors found a 0.8% 30-day mortality, and the valves showed excellent hemodynamic performance, durability, and safety with a median follow-up time of 12 months.
March 18, 2019
A number of interesting findings in early follow up of this randomized controlled trial on one type of transcatheter aortic valve against conventional surgery: the mechanics of the valve and the incidence of complete heart block, to name but a few. We await the longer follow up.
March 14, 2019
This video illustrates an operative approach of combined rheumatic mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair involving double remodeling ring annuloplasty.