On Wednesday March 13, the ACC Quality Summit announced in New Orleans that beginning in mid-2019, hospitals performing transcatheter valve repair and replacement will be able to apply for the American College of Cardiology's new Transcatheter Valve Certification.
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ACC to Offer Transcatheter Valve Certification to Help Hospitals Implement Best Practices, Identify Quality Improvement Opportunities
March 14, 2019
March 12, 2019
With the disruptive advancement of catheter-based technologies and minimally invasive techniques in structural heart disease, surgeons must obtain the necessary skills to continue to serve this large patient population. An emergency overhaul of current structural training must occur to ensure standardized training in structural heart disease.
February 27, 2019
A very useful synopsis of treatment strategies for a vexing lethal condition.
February 19, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate the Perclose® suture mediated closure technique for closure of the femoral artery after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
February 13, 2019
This Cardiac Surgery Essentials series from Guest Editor Dr Tsuyoshi Kaneko illustrates basic skills that cardiac surgeons need to possess in their everyday practice, with videos that focus on important aspects of procedures for which demonstrations can be difficult to find.
January 11, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Ireland’s Cabinet is expected to consider opt-out organ donation legislation this spring.
January 4, 2019
Edwards Lifesciences announced that the SAPIEN 3 Ultra system has received US Food and Drug Administration approval for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients who are determined to be at intermediate or greater risk of open-heart surgery.
January 2, 2019
Loger and colleagues implanted transcatheter prostheses in the mitral valve position in 33 pigs. Valve performance and heart function were analyzed for both supra-annular and subvalvular fixation.
December 18, 2018
The authors, using the STS/ACC TVT Registry, analyzed the the occurrence of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) in 62,215 patients enrolled between 2014 and 2017. They found that severe and moderate PPM occurred in 12% and 25% of patients, respectively.
Cost-Effectiveness of Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis at Intermediate Risk: Results From the PARTNER 2 Trial
December 18, 2018
This study analyzed the cost-effectiveness of TAVR versus SAVR in 3110 intermediate-risk aortic stenosis patients from the PARTNER-2 trial. Using a Markov model, the authors found that TAVR is economically dominant from the perspective of lifetime cost-effectiveness in the US healthcare system.