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TAVR (TAVI)

July 24, 2019
The authors report a case of early migration of a self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis causing coronary obstruction and myocardial infarction.
July 20, 2019
This retrospective study by Sedeek et al aimed to compare the outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valve-in-valve (n=90) versus surgical replacement (SAVR) (n=260) of failing stented aortic biological valves in a cohort of 350 patients .
July 9, 2019
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is expanding to younger patients, but the feasibility of TAVR in failing transcatheter aortic valves (TAV) remains unknown.
July 6, 2019
The Washington University group compared operator radiation exposure during transcatheter valve implantation when performed via a transfemoral versus an alternative access approach, when performed in a catheterization lab versus a hybrid operating room (OR), and investigated the potential benefit of disposable shielding.
June 28, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest San Francisco, California, passed an ordinance to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in the city, the first such ordinance in the USA.
June 18, 2019
This large review of over 100,000 patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement demonstrated a stroke rate of 2.3% within 30 days of the procedure, and no decrease in the rate between 2011 and 2015.
June 11, 2019
Tom C. Nguyen moderates a discussion of the recently published trials on TAVR in low-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis, focusing on the implications these studies have for surgeons.
May 15, 2019
An interesting metanalysis, especially: The ad hoc results of off-pump surgery. The mean number of silent brain infarcts per patient was significantly higher in the transcatheter aortic valve implantation group (4.58 ± 2.09) compared with the aortic valve replacement group (2.16 ± 1.62, P=0.03).
May 3, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest A roadside thoracotomy was performed in the UK to control severe bleeding for a man who was stabbed, and the procedure was captured on video.

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