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Aortic Valve

August 9, 2018
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) periprocedural complications rate are low; however, those patients requiring conversion to surgery are under an increased mortality risk.
August 6, 2018
This video presents a rare Gerbode defect secondary to aortic and tricuspid valve endocarditis, along with its surgical management using sliding tricuspid valve annuloplasty.
July 28, 2018
The US Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services (CMS) convened a panel on 07/25/2018 to discuss recommendations for hospitals to maintain and begin TAVR programs.  The focus of the discussion was the procedural volume requirements for TAVR, SAVR, and PCI (
July 23, 2018
Ma and colleagues evaluated left ventricular diastolic function in 183 patients who had undergone isolated aortic valve replacement for severe aortic regurgitation. Echocardiographic data was used to evaluate the relationship between preoperative diastolic function and postoperative mortality and cardiac function.
July 3, 2018
Fallon and colleagues evaluated patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) following isolated aortic valve replacement reported in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. They found that both moderate and severe PPM were associated with worse outcomes compared to no PPM over the 10-year study period.
June 19, 2018
A young patient with a failed bicuspid valve repair and remodeling aortic root replacement underwent a successful re-repair using bicuspid ring annuloplasty and leaflet plication.
June 17, 2018
Controversial and revisited topic of dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) (aspirin and clopidogrel) versus low dose warfarin after On-X mechanical aortic valve replacement.  There were two arms to the study: low and high risk for thromboembolism.  The low-risk arm was terminated secondary to higher thromboembolic events in the DAPT group.  For the high-r

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