Structural heart disease articles



Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to the standard medical treatment. Verma et al. conducted a global, prospective, multicenter, nonrandomized study in which patients were operated with the PulseSelect system—pulmonary vein isolation using a nonthermal ablation system—and followed-up at 12 months. The system consists in nonthermal ablation, discharging

ACC 2023 | TRILUMINATE Pivotal: Edge-to-Edge Treatment in Patients with Tricuspid Regurgitation

Tricuspid regurgitation is a common and impairing disease. Optimal medical therapy (OMT) is limited, valve surgery is complex, and mortality is not low. Dr. Paul Sorajja presented the results of the Pivotal Triluminate study to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of edge-to-edge treatment (transcatheter edge-to-edge repair, TEER) in tricuspid regurgitation. Three hundred and fifty patients

ACC 2023 | TAVR in Low Risk Patients: 3-Year Outcomes

At present, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the gold standard in the US, regardless surgical risk. The current ACC and AHA guidelines recommend that a Heart Team make the decision for 65 to 80-year-old patients with aortic stenosis.  In low risk patients, fast recovery and short term benefits of TAVR should be weighed

ACC 2023 | COAPT Study: 5 Year Followup after Transcatheter Repair of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

The five year outcomes of the multicenter open label COAPT (Cardiovascular Outcomes Assessment of the MitraClip Percutaneous Therapy for Heart Failure Patients with Functional Mitral Regurgitation) were presented at ACC 2023; it included 614 patients with cardiac failure (CF) and moderate to severe (3+/4+) symptomatic secondary mitral regurgitation, despite medical therapy.   Patients were randomized 1:1