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TAVR (TAVI)

July 31, 2018
In this video, the authors demonstrate their technique for a right transcarotid transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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 (
June 14, 2018
Antonides and colleagues present fundamental concepts of cost–effectiveness analysis (CEA) and they discuss the interpretation of these analyses.
June 8, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A charity bazaar raised money for a Shanghai Chest Hospital project that offers free heart surgery to children with congenital heart disease in China.
April 20, 2018
Patient Care The Chinese Red Cross has announced that 25 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will receive free medical treatment in China.
April 6, 2018
Patient Care A baby in Taiwan is the third-lightest to have undergone repair of a type A interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window.
March 19, 2018
A medium-size RCT comparing full sternotomy to limited sternotomy for conventional aortic valve replacement, presented at the SCTS Annual Meeting in Glasgow. The 7-10% one year attrition rate seems quite disappointing, and will most probably be discussed. We will await the full paper to see what was the learning curve for the innovative approach.
March 3, 2018
The STS/ACC TAVR Registry  was analyzed to determine the effect of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) on outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).  The authors found that TR, of any severity, is quite common in TAVR patients (80%).  The breakup of TR severity was as follows:

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