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Transcatheter Mitral Intervention
In Global News: Air Pollution Threatens Global Health, a PDA Occlusion Device for Premature Babies, and Medication Cost and Nonadherence
January 18, 2019
January 10, 2019
Loghin and Loghin detail the intricacies of imaging modalities available for the assessment of patients in the era of novel mitral technologies. They include a description of functional mitral valve anatomy and discuss the multimodel approach to evaluation of patients undergoing implantation of transcatheter devices.
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.
In Global News: Coughing Up a Lung Cast, Heart Xenotransplantation, and Medical Record Reading Software
December 7, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A patient who had been admitted to the intensive care unit for chronic heart failure coughed up a cast of his right bronchial tree made of coagulated blood.
September 25, 2018
This multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of medical therapy plus transcatheter valve repair (MitraClip) to medical therapy alone for heart failure accompanied by secondary moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. The device group experienced significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower mortality at 24 months follow-up.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Mitral Position in a Patient With Severe Mitral Annular Calcification
September 4, 2018
The authors demonstrate a transcatheter aortic valve that was implanted in the mitral position in the setting of severe mitral annular calcification.
July 26, 2018
Neil Moat of the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK, discusses current devices for transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement.
In Global News: To Operate or Not To Operate, Lung Cancer Trial Eligibility, and Hemodynamic Valve Deterioration
July 20, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
July 13, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A 7-year-old girl who received a heart transplant as an infant is now competing in the Canadian Transplant Games, which are underway at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Transcatheter Versus Conventional Mitral Valve Surgery: Which Questions Should Future Clinical Trials Seek to Answer?
July 12, 2018
Francis Charles Wells of the Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, UK, compares transcatheter and conventional surgical mitral valve interventions.