The Most Read Articles in Structural Heart Disease of 2020

In this selection, we summarize for you the most important scientific news of 2020 in the field of structural heart disease.

01- Virtual ACC 2020 | COAPT: Better Quality of Life Translates into Harder End-Points

After transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip, the COAPT patients saw improved quality of life, better survival rate and fewer hospitalizations for cardiac failure at long term follow-up.

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02- TCT 2020 | Surprising Differences in Stroke between SAPIEN 3 and Evolut R

One-year outcomes of the head to head trial between CoreValve Evolut R vs Sapien 3 showed a significantly higher difference in stroke vs. patients receiving the self-expanding valve (Sapien 3 6.9% vs Evolut R 1%; p=0.002).

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03- TCT 2020 | TAVR Appears to Be the Solution for All Dysfunctional Biological Valves

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) results durable at 5 years to treat failed surgical bioprosthetic valves and at one year to treat valves percutaneously. Regardless the type of the failed valve, the solution is TAVR.

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04- ESC 2020 | Against the Grain, ASA Monotherapy Appears Superior after TAVR

After TAVR, patients with no anticoagulation indication are favored by monotherapy with aspirin (ASA) vs. dual antiaggregation therapy (DAPT). 

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05- EuroPCR 2020 | Aortic Valve in Valve in the Long Term

The outcomes of this work are important to plan valve replacement with the largest possible prosthesis allowed by patient anatomy in the index procedure.

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06- Virtual ACC 2020 | POPULAR TAVR: Post TAVR Anticoagulation without Clopidogrel?

In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) that also required anticoagulation for another indication (mostly atrial fibrillation), the incidence of major bleeding between month 1 and 12 was lower in those receiving only anticoagulation instead of anticoagulation + clopidogrel. 

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07- Virtual ACC 2020 | PARTNER 3: TAVR vs CABG in Low Risk at 2 Years

The 2-year outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk continue to show a numerical benefit in favor of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) vs. surgical replacement (CABG) for the primary end point of death, stroke or repeat hospitalization for cardiovascular reasons. However, the initially higher advantage of TAVR has been narrowing down because of an uptick in deaths and strokes. 

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