STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASE articles

EuroPCR 2018 | SAPIEN 3 in bicuspids

EuroPCR 2018 | SAPIEN 3 in bicuspids

First generation TAVR procedures performed on patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis have rendered suboptimal outcomes. In addition, studies on new generation devices, such as the SAPIEN 3, have systematically excluded these patients from their protocols. Therefore, we are missing information about TAVR on bicuspid aortic valve stenosis patients. This study compared SAPIEN 3 TAVR

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EuroPCR 2018 | SENTINEL: Anatomical Predictors of Stroke during TAVR

The rate of cerebrovascular events in TAVR hovers about 4% in most of the current studies, regardless the center, the operator or the prosthetic valve. At present, no scores can adequately predict which patients run the highest risk of stroke during TAVR, and the routine use of cerebral protection devices remains controversial. The SENTINEL study

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EuroPCR 2018 | Meta-Analyzis on Cerebral Protection Devices during TAVR

The risk of stroke is inherent to TAVR and, apart from clinically manifest events, there is abundant evidence of cerebral embolic lesions during TAVR provided by studies using diffusion weighted MRI or transcranial doppler ultrasound. Several devices have been developed to reduce the risk of stroke, though they have been assessed by relatively small trials

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EuroPCR 2018 | NOTION: Good TAVR Durability Compared with Surgically-Implanted Valve in Low-Risk Patients

Several studies are defining the role of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with low surgical risk. One of the main concerns for this population, whose life expectancy is much longer, has to do with TAVR durability compared with a surgically-implanted biological valves. The Nordic Aortic Valve Intervention (NOTION) trial was the first study

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