The Most Important Articles of 2022 in Structural Heart Disease

Discover the most read scientific articles on interventional cardiology of 2022 in our website.

We Should Treat Significant Stable CAD in Patients Undergoing TAVR

Aortic stenosis is associated to significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in nearly 50% of cases. When we decide to treat aortic disease using surgery, it has been established we should also treat heart disease. 

Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Cardiogenic Shock: Is Edge-to-Edge a Valid Strategy?

At present, cardiogenic shock continues to present high mortality despite the new treatments and ventricular assistance devices available in some centers. 

SURTAVI at 5 Years

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by transfemoral access has shown great benefit for different risk groups, but its long-term durability is still uncertain.

TCT 2022 | AMULET IDE: Events at 3 Years Using the AMULET Appendage Closure Device

The aim of this study was to assess the 3-year efficacy for the endpoints of the AMULET Occluder (Abbott) left atrial appendage closure device compared with the Watchman 2.5 device.

TCT 2022 | CLASP II D TRIAL: Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair for Mitral Regurgitation in Patients at Prohibitive Risk

The CLASP IID study was a prospective randomized study to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of the PASCAL transcatheter valve repair system compared with the MitraClip device for patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) at prohibitive surgical risk.


Stroke is still a major complication of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), with a 30-day mortality of 16.7%. Even in the absence of symptoms, most patients (68-93%) have some type of diffusion imaging defect after TAVR implantation.

MitraClip Reduces Renal Function Deterioration

Severe mitral regurgitation is associated to cardiac failure and hospitalization and over time is accompanied by kidney failure, which leads to higher mortality. 

TAVR: If Not Transfemoral, We Should Consider Transcaval Access

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) through transfemoral access has already proven its great benefits, but this access cannot be used in certain patients, and alternative accesses need to be considered for such cases.

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