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Transcatheter

January 27, 2023
A novel self-expanding TAVR valve has been successfully implanted in ten patients, as reported by a research team in China. The new device is made of a self-expanding nitinol stent with three valve leaflets of bovine pericardial, reduces the risk of coronary obstruction, and is completely retrievable and repositionable.
January 20, 2023
A team at the University of California Davis was the first on the west coast to perform a mitral valve replacement with new minimally invasive valve technology.
January 12, 2023
INTEGRITTY, a group dedicated the appraisal of evidence to support optimized patient management, published a paper highlighting concerns surrounding major TAVR versus SAVR studies. While their findings do not aim to directly discredit the studies, they do raise questions about the integrity of their methodology.
December 27, 2022
This year, adult cardiac submissions to CTSNet spanned a variety of fascinating procedures, from mammary artery harvesting to the innovative Y-incision technique for aortic annular enlargement. Read on for a quick overview of the most popular adult cardiac articles and videos on CTSNet in 2022 and stay tuned for many more in 2023.
December 21, 2022
A comparative study between five types of transcatheter heart valves found that although adverse outcome rates are low among all devices, some differences do stand out.
November 14, 2022
Quite possibly, this manuscript is projected to have the highest impact on patient care and industry for the immediate future.
November 4, 2022
In June 2022, a panel of cardiothoracic surgery experts gathered at University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti in Ancona, Italy to discuss minimally invasive and transcatheter surgery. This live virtual course was directed by Professor Marco Di Eusanio. Each session broadcast a surgery from an OR and featured a discussion from surgeons. 
September 9, 2022
While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis, a new study in the American Journal of Cardiology showed that there may be a high risk of in-hospital mortality for patients who undergo surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) after TAVR.
July 15, 2022
In this article, the authors provide a step-by-step illustrated guide to performing transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip). This is a key article that will be of benefit to all learning to perform MitraClip. 
May 25, 2022
This video gives a step-by-step description of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, with a specific focus on the use of a self-expanding transcatheter valve.

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