The latest scientific articles on TAVI published on our website

01- TAVR and Anticoagulation: Direct Anticoagulant Agents or Vitamin K Inhibitors?

In some patients, using an anticoagulant agent is not an option, it is just prescribed. Based on the French TAVR registry, this research compared long-term mortalitybleedingand ischemic events after valve implantation. A comparison was made between TAVR and direct vs. classic anticoagulant agents—good old proven and reversible vitamin K inhibitors.

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02- Thrombotic and Bleeding Risk after TAVR: Quick Tips to Stay Up to Date

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an increasingly frequent option for patients with severe aortic stenosis across the entire risk spectrum. 

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03- SAPIEN 3 Ultra: Lower Incidence of Paravalvular Regurgitation?

Paravalvular regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have historically been associated with worse clinical outcomes. Even mild leaks have been shown to be harmful. 

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04- ESC 2021 | Updated European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease

Early intervention in asymptomatic valvular heart disease, age recommendations to decide between TAVR and surgery for aortic stenosis, and a push in favor of transcatheter repair in secondary mitral regurgitation are some of the new modifications to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease. 

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05- ESC 2021 | ENVISAGE-TAVI AF: Surprise with Endoxaban in TAVR and Atrial Fibrillation

The enthusiasm for direct oral anticoagulants after transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) is waning. At least, when it combines with atrial fibrillation. The ENVISAGE-TAVI AF has shown excessive bleeding with endoxaban vs. the classical vitamin K antagonists.

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06- New Markers of Aortic Stenosis Define Asymptomatic Patients

Asymptomatic aortic stenosis has been keeping us in tense stillness. However, there are new markers capable of identifying patients that might benefit from earlier intervention. In this regard, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been gaining its well-deserved place in cardiology and now more specifically in aortic stenosis. 

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07- TAVR Durability Becomes Irrelevant after TRANSIT Outcomes

The international registry TRANSIT has shown treating degenerated transcatheter aortic valves (TAVs) with a second TAVR is safe and effective. These finding are of crucial importance to the definite adoption of TAVR in the lower risk, younger population. 

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