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Jul 13 2018


Learn from the experts: supplement on minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
The May issue of European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery contains a supplement on minimally invasive techniques and outcomes in surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR).

Jun 15 2018


Significant impact of annular size on hemodynamics and prosthesis-patient mismatch after surgical but not transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) should be considered over surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) when choosing a tissue valve for small- and medium-size annuli, according to researchers from the CoreValve US Pivotal High Risk Trial.

Mar 22 2018


Reduction in right ventricular long-axis function after aortic valve replacement is worse with full sternotomy than with ministernotomy
Impairment in right ventricular (RV) function after aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been linked to the opening of the pericardium.

Mar 22 2018


Intervention may be better than conservative treatment for managing normal flow-low gradient aortic stenosis
Patients with severe, symptomatic, normal flow-low gradient aortic stenosis may benefit more from AVR than conservative treatment.

Nov 16 2017


AVR survival unaffected by pressure gradient
AVR may improve survival for patients with severe aortic stenosis regardless of their pressure gradient and flow.

Nov 03 2017


Excellent durability for SAVR and TAVR
Results from the PARTNER trial, published online on 27 September 2017, show that both surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have excellent durability.

Nov 01 2017


More evidence needed to establish best AVR approach
Sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) carries a lower 30-day mortality risk than transcatheter AVR, suggest UK researchers. But evidence on the safety of transcatheter or sutureless AVR versus conventional AVR is inconclusive, they say.

Oct 03 2017


Higher AVR death rates for women
Women have a higher chance of in‐hospital death than men following AVR, say researchers from the West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute, and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US.

Oct 03 2017


Poorer outcomes for TAVR patients with baseline RBBB
RBBB associated with poorer clinical outcomes in patients undergoing TAVR

Sep 21 2017


Point of incision has no effect on minimally invasive AVR outcomes
Patients undergoing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR) have a similar risk of early mortality regardless of whether they have anterior thoracotomy or mini-sternotomy.

Sep 06 2017


Electrocardiographic strain predicts long-term mortality after AVR for aortic stenosis
Patients with electrocardiographic strain have a 4-fold increased risk of long-term death after aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis.

Sep 06 2017


3D printing could help choose the best heart valve for patients undergoing TAVR
3D printing may help cardiologists predict paravalvular leakage – a common complication of TAVR.

Aug 04 2017


Four-item frailty scale is best at predicting poor AVR outcomes
The Essential Frailty Toolset (EFT) is the best frailty scale for predicting poor outcomes after TAVR and SAVR.

Aug 04 2017


TAVI for intermediate and low-risk patients?
TAVI used in low-risk patients

Jul 19 2017


SAVR benchmarking analysis highlights excellent results
Benchmark of outcomes and costs for real-world SAVR in patients with low surgical risk.

Jul 19 2017


Similar health status improvements for TAVR and SAVR
TAVR and SAVR similarly improve long-term health status in aortic stenosis patients

Jul 19 2017


Technical Aspects of MIS-AVR
The Upper Hemisternotomy approach explained

Jun 19 2017


Early TAVR outcomes unaffected by valve type
Individual risk factors, rather than valve type, determine 30-day outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Jun 12 2017


Surgical aortic valve replacements still common despite transcatheter technology
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has not reduced the number of surgical aortic valve replacements (SAVRs), according to a study published on 24 April 2017.

May 29 2017


Transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery is a team sport
Over 75% of surgeons perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as part of a multidisciplinary heart team, according to a survey of almost 500 cardiac surgeons published in April 2017.

May 29 2017


Insights from the Gary Registry
Overall picture of AVR through data from the German Aortic Valve Registry

May 18 2017


The “Gold-Standard”: Current Outcome of Surgical AVR
A thorough literature review on AVR

May 18 2017


Key steps of the mini-thoracotomy AVR: Tips and tricks
The mini-thoracotomy AVR procedure explained

May 18 2017


Benefits of minimally invasive approach for AVR in high-risk patients
Demonstration of MIS feasibility in high-risk patients

May 18 2017


State-of-the-art of minimally invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
State-of-the-art review: the MIAVR approach

Feb 20 2017