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Adding Albumin to Risk Score Improves Mortality Prediction

In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, low albumin tied to higher mortality
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Aortic Valve Stenosis;   Valsartan;   Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists;   Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement;   Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation;   Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular Interventions:   Drug: Valsartan;   Drug: Placebo Oral Tablet Sponsor:   University Hospital, Limoges Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Kim SH Abstract During the last 10 years, there have been major technological achievements in pediatric interventional cardiology. In addition, there have been several advances in cardiac imaging, especially in 3-dimensional imaging of echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cineangiography. Therefore, more types of congenital heart diseases can be treated in the cardiac catheter laboratory today than ever before. Furthermore, lesions previously considered resistant to interventional therapies can now be managed with high success rates. The hybrid approach has enabled the ove...
Source: Korean Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Korean J Pediatr Source Type: research
Claret Medical has raised $21.2 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company is not seeking to raise any more funds in the round and has not yet stated how it plans to spend the funds it raised. Money in the round came from 35 anonymous investors, according to the SEC filing, with the 1st sale noted on June 22. Earlier this week, Claret Medical released results from a study of its Sentinel cerebral protection system, touting reduced early occurrence of stroke associated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures and lowered mortali...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Claret Medical Inc. Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Self-expanding TAVR appears to be safe and effective in patients with non-calcific AS. PMID: 29039313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with procedural-related neurological events and acute cognitive decline. However, data on the effect of TAVR on mid-term cognitive outcome are scarce. Therefore, we aimed to assess the impact of TAVR on mid-term cognitive outcome using different neurocognitive test batteries.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
It was the dream of many cardiac surgeons in the mid 20th century to transplant a healthy heart into a patient dying of end-stage heart disease, but it was in the research laboratories of Dr. Norman Shumway in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University that he and his research fellow, Dr. Richard Lower perfected the surgical procedure and, importantly, demonstrated normal physiological function by the resulting denervated heart which could support normal activity in a canine model. The surgical procedure that they used consisted of a midatrial excision of both left and right atria and excision of the great vessels ju...
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AS TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT (TAVR) procedures increase in number, anesthetic care has evolved from strictly general anesthesia toward more minimalist approaches, including sedation. The use of sedation for TAVR first was reported in Europe in several case series1,2 and since has spread to the United States.3 In large part, improvements in the many aspects of the procedure have enabled this transition, including advances in device design, smaller delivery systems, increased procedural experience, and extension of TAVR to more robust patients.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
MedTech Strategist working together with The Medical Alley Association for the very first time brought their premier innovation summit to Minnesota, a place now considered by many to be the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Over the two-day long event more than 35 start-up and emerging medical companies presented their technologies and devices to representatives of leading venture capitalist and investment banks, and also to large medical device companies. Considering that funding is of major importance to the field of medical innovation, this event gave both investors and entrepreneurs a chance to explore fu...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
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