Technique lowers risk of complications in heart valve replacement

Researchers devised a technique to avoid a fatal complication during a procedure to replace the heart ’s mitral valve.
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BASILICA procedure shows successful results for some high-risk patients.
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Meril Life Sciences, a company based in India, has obtained the European CE mark of approval for its Myval transcatheter aortic heart valve. This marks the first such approval for an Indian company, highlighting how far the country’s medical de...
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Authors: Muntané-Carol G, Guimaraes L, Ferreira-Neto AN, Wintzer-Wehekind J, Junquera L, Del Val D, Faroux L, Philippon F, Rodés-Cabau J Abstract Introduction: Transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis during the last years. Despite improvements in transcatheter heart valve systems, the rate of conduction disturbances after TAVR, particularly new-onset left bundle branch block (new-onset LBBB), has not decreased over time. Areas covered: Overview of the current data regarding new-onset LBBB post-TAVR focusing on clinical outcomes. Expert opinion: New-o...
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ConclusionModerate-to-severe and severe TR is associated with a high-risk of hospitalization for RHF and death at 4 years and a low rate of surgery. (Fig. 1 Idiopathic TR is associated with worse outcome than other etiologies)
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Julien Ternacle, Nancy Côté, Laura Krapf, Annabelle Nguyen, Marie-Annick Clavel, Philippe PibarotABSTRACTValvular heart calcification is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially in those receiving hemodialysis therapy, and it is associated with poor prognosis. Furthermore, progression of valvular heart disease (VHD) and structural valve deterioration of bioprosthetic valves are faster in these patients. Mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of VHD are similar between patients with and wit...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
;re D Abstract The combination of aortic and mitral regurgitation is a typical example of a frequent yet understudied multiple valve disease scenario. The aetiology is often rheumatic or degenerative; less frequently it can be induced by drugs or radiation, or caused by infective endocarditis or congenital valvular lesions. Aortic regurgitation resulting in secondary mitral regurgitation is also not uncommon. There are limited data to guide the management of combined aortic and mitral regurgitation. Left ventricular dysfunction is frequent at initial presentation, and even more so postoperatively, suggesting that ...
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We describe changes of trends and outcomes in AVR in middle-aged patients over the last 10 years based on the real-life single center data from the Polish National Registry. METHODS:  All 4 912 consecutive adult patients who underwent any type of isolated aortic valve surgeryin the last 10 years were included. The main outcome measures were changes in the number of procedures, characteristics, operative details, and in - hospital mortality. RESULTS: Among all 4 912 AVR procedures performed, 1 531 ( 31.2 % ) patients were between 60 and 70 years of age. The proportion of prostheses changed from 98.3% mechanic...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
Conclusion In case of relevant heart valve disease after pneumonectomies, heart valve surgeries are feasible. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report: Cardiac Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Educational level, distance from follow-up facility, number of follow-up visits and source of warfarin supply were found to be significantly associated with sub-optimal control of INR. PMID: 31140545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc J Afr Source Type: research
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