Medtronic Launches Evolut Pro+ TAVR System: Interview with Dr. Pieter Kappetein

Last month, Medtronic announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for and launch of the Evolut Pro+ TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) System to treat patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Aortic steno...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Exclusive Source Type: blogs

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inkás A, Varga A Abstract Stress echocardiography is a safe, low-cost, widely available, radiation-free versatile imaging modality that is becoming increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the assessment of coronary heart disease. In recent years, there has also been an increasing use of stress echocardiography in the assessment of non-ischaemic cardiac disease given its unique ability for simultaneous assessment of both functional performance and exercise-related noninvasive hemodynamic changes which can help guide treatment and inform about the prognosis of the patients. Today in the echocardiography...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
Abstract Valvular heart diseases are one of the most frequent causes for heart failure. Degenerative diseases of the aortic and mitral valve as well as a dysfunctional tricuspid valve disease result in a worse clinical outcome if severe. Minimal-invasive, surgical and/or catheter-based structural heart disease (SHD) interventions have recently seen a dramatic increase. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a disruptive technology, and next generation devices and careful patient selection will minimize limitations of TAVI such as paravalvular leak, conductance disturbance...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsECMO can be used as a bridge to heart valve or septal defect surgery in severely decompensated patients. Through recovery of end-organ function, ECMO may allow surgical correction of structural heart disease in patients considered inoperable or convert a salvage situation to an elective operation.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ECMO can be used as a bridge to heart valve or septal defect surgery in severely decompensated patients. Through recovery of end-organ function, ECMO may allow surgical correction of structural heart disease in patients considered inoperable or convert a salvage situation to an elective operation. PMID: 30236527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Volume 38, Issue 2Author(s): Souhir Chabchoub, Sofienne Mansouri, Ridha Ben SalahAbstractImpedance cardiography (ICG) is a simple, non-invasive and cost effective tool for monitoring hemodynamic parameters. It has been successfully used to diagnose several cardiovascular diseases, like the heart failure and myocardial infarction. In particular, valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by the affection of one or more heart valves: mitral, aortic, tricuspid or pulmonary valves and it is usually diagnosed using the Doppler echocardiography. However,...
Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
It is needless to say that heart disease in pregnancy is a challenge for the obstetrician and the cardiologist. Hemodynamic changes in pregnancy and labour can adversely affect many of the significant cardiac lesions. Increase in blood volume and heart rate are the important factors during pregnancy. In general stenotic lesions and pulmonary hypertension are poorly tolerated, while regurgitant lesions are better tolerated. Specific risks like aortic dissection and rupture are there for coarctation of aorta. Several risk stratification schemes have been developed for assessing the risk of pregnancy with heart disease over ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology CARPREG II risk scoring CARPREG risk stratification mWHO classification ZAHARA risk score Source Type: blogs
Authors: Mizutani Y, Tada N, Masuda T, Hata M Abstract Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a relatively common congenital heart anomaly, and bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common congenital heart disease that coexists with CoA. In larger children and adults with CoA, transcatheter intervention has gained acceptance, but for surgical high-risk patients with aortic stenosis, the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been established. Recently, although favorable data have been reported for TAVI when treating BAV, simultaneous transcatheter intervention for CoA and BAV will prove to be a challenge ...
Source: Journal of Heart Valve Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Heart Valve Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2017 Source:Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Author(s): Souhir Chabchoub, Sofienne Mansouri, Ridha Ben Salah Impedance cardiography (ICG) is a simple, non invasive and cost effective tool for estimating stroke volume, cardiac output and other hemodynamic parameters. It has been successfully used to diagnose several cardiovascular diseases, like the heart failure and myocardial infarction. In particular, valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by the affection of one or more heart valves: mitral, aortic, tricuspid or pulmonary valves and it is usually diagnosed ...
Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Conclusion This study found evidence of an effect that's worth investigating further to see if there are real differences in heart muscle function and risk of complications from heart surgery at different times of the day. However, there were some limitations: It took place at a single hospital, with a relatively small number of people undergoing operations. The laboratory study found differences in gene activity that suggested the body clock may play a role in making the heart better able to tolerate loss of oxygen and subsequent re-oxygenation. However, there may be other explanations for these differences. For example, ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news
Authors: Robson A, Sturman J, Williamson P, Conboy P, Penney S, Wood H Abstract This is the official guideline endorsed by the specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the UK. This paper provides recommendations on the pre-treatment clinical assessment of patients presenting with head and neck cancer. Recommendations • Comorbidity data should be collected as it is important in the analysis of survival, quality of life and functional outcomes after treatment as well as for comparing results of different treatment regimens and different centres. (R) • Patients with hyp...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
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