In this study with 663 TAVI patients, the authors investigated the predictors for next day discharge (NDD). After excluding cases that did not have a minimalist transfemoral approach, 150 patients had NDD and 210 patients had non-NDD.
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Predictors and Clinical Outcomes of Next-Day Discharge After Minimalist Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
January 16, 2018
January 10, 2018
Folliguet and colleagues report on 145 patients from three French centers who underwent transcarotid aortic valve implantation. The procedures were successful in all. Eight patients suffered a stroke, and one patient had a localized carotid dissection.
January 3, 2018
Video and a readable digest of a talk in a Harvard meeting, especially interesting in its scepticism on prevention.
December 26, 2017
The Task Force for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) copublished the 2017 guidelines for the management of valvular disease in the European Heart Journal and in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.
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December 8, 2017
Patient Care US states that implemented policies for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease have seen reductions in infant cardiac deaths compared to states that didn’t implement screening.
December 1, 2017
November 16, 2017
This brief article compares costs and morbidities for TAVR and SAVR in the current era. TAVR costs are higher than for SAVR and have increased despite no apparent change in comorbidity index. In contrast, SAVR costs remained stable during the same period.
November 10, 2017
Addition of Albumin to Traditional Risk Score Improved Prediction of Mortality in Individuals Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
September 27, 2017
The authors analyzed their prospective hospital TAVR register to assess whether the addition of serum albumin as a marker of frailty would improve the ability of the STS and EuroSCORE-2 scores to predict mortality. TAVR patients were divided into 4 groups based on median serum albumin and median STS and EuroSCORE-2 values.
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September 15, 2017