Patient Risk Assessment for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals.

CONCLUSIONS: This report on TAVR risk assessment within the VA system demonstrates that despite a large proportion of patients classified as prohibitive risk, TAVR was associated with favorable 30-day and 1-year all-cause mortality rates when compared with published outcomes from the STS/ACC TVT registry. PMID: 32737265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research

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Authors: Mas-Peiro S, Fichtlscherer S, Walther C, Vasa-Nicotera M Abstract Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular disease worldwide. With transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) being increasingly expanded to lower-risk populations, several challenging issues remain to be solved. The present review aims at discussing modern approaches to such issues as well as the current status of TAVR. TAVR has undergone several developments in the recent years: an increased use of transfemoral access, the development of prostheses in order to adapt to challenging anatomies, improved delivery systems with repositioning...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) has evolved as an alternative therapy to open AVR in most patients with aortic stenosis. Stroke associated with TAVR can be a devastating complication in the short-term, however, little is known regarding mid-term outcomes. METHODS: All patients undergoing TAVR from 2011-2018 were included. Modified Rankin Scales (mRS) as a measurement of stroke related disability were extracted for patients who had neurologic deficits. RESULTS: A total of 51 (4.3%) patients (out of 1193) developed neurologic events (NE) during study period (32 [2.7%] dis...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Shiyovich A, Kornowski R Abstract BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valvular pathology and is increasing in prevalence. Severe symptomatic AS is associated with serious outcomes if left untreated. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an innovative modality, which has revolutionized the treatment of AS. With growing experience and technological upgrades, TAVI has become a valid alternative to surgical valve replacement. However, TAVI is associates with increase non-negligible risks of mortality, stroke, physical disability, and healthcare expenditures. Furthermore, imaging modalities...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J 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
ConclusionThe EVOLVED trial is the first multicenter randomized controlled trial to compare early aortic valve replacement to routine care in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis and mid-wall LGE.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
WITH A PREVALENCE in aortic stenosis (AS) patients of 25% to 50%, concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD) has proven to be an independent risk factor for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).1 Currently there is no standard- or guideline-driven approach for these patients, and many new challenges have emerged in this population. In this issue of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Bacigalupo et al.2 report a case of a patient with recent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for obstructive CAD who underwent TAVR complicated by in-stent thrombosis and an ischemic stroke ...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial 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: November 2018Source: American Heart Journal, Volume 205Author(s): Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, Martin Unverdorben, Marco Valgimigli, Roxana Mehran, Eric Boersma, Usman Baber, Christian Hengstenberg, Minggao Shi, Cathy Chen, Shigeru Saito, Roland Veltkamp, Pascal Vranckx, George D. DangasTranscatheter aortic valve implantation, also called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), is the treatment of choice for patients with severe aortic stenosis and intermediate to high operative risk. A significant portion of TAVR patients have atrial fibrillation (AF) requiring chronic oral anticoagulation. In moderate...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, senescence of vascular cells promotes the development of age-related disorders, including heart failure, diabetes, and atherosclerotic diseases, while suppression of vascular cell senescence ameliorates phenotypic features of aging in various models. Recent findings have indicated that specific depletion of senescent cells reverses age-related changes. Although the biological networks contributing to maintenance of homeostasis are extremely complex, it seems reasonable to explore senolytic agents that can act on specific cellular components or tissues. Several clinical trials of senolytic agents are currentl...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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