Structural heart disease articles

SOLACI@MEDTRONIC: Structural Heart Fellowship Program Support: Mastering TAVI Implant

15/05 | SOLACI@Medtronic: Structural Heart Fellowship Program Support: Mastering TAVI Implant

15/05 | SOLACI@Medtronic: Structural Heart Fellowship Program Support: Mastering TAVI Implant


Validating Consensus on Post TAVR Conduction Disturbances in the Clinical Practice

Little over a year ago, JACC published the expert consensus on the management of post transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) conduction disturbances. This publication homogenized criteria and was welcomed by operators who, when in doubt, tended to prematurely indicate definite pacemaker implantation or delayed discharge in order to monitor patients.  These criteria, however, was nothing

El aumento de la experiencia de los operadores mejora los resultados en el TAVI

ST-Segment Elevation Infarction After TAVR: Problems in Every Aspect

For interventional cardiologists, treating an ST-segment elevation infarction in a patient with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is challenging in many ways. Longer door-to-balloon times and higher rates of primary angioplasty failure than in the general population are translated into very high short- and mid-term mortality. This multicenter study, recently published in JACC, included 118 patients

Sedación consciente vs anestesia general en el TAVI

SOLVE-TAVI after 12-month followup: self-expanding vs. balloon expandable and general vs. local anesthesia

The ambitious SOLVE-TAVI (soon to be published in JACC) is aimed at answering to of the most important questions we make when facing a TAVR procedure: What valve do we choose, a self-expanding or a balloon expandable? And once we have chosen our device, do we proceed with general anesthesia or conscious sedation?    The


Incidence, Predictors, and Results of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing TAVR

Acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a well-known adverse event for all interventional cardiologists. However, it has been understudied: only small observational research has been conducted, showing too wide incidence rates. This research included all patients who underwent TAVR in the USA between 2016 and 2018, totaling over 100,000 patients. All subjects

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Dual Antiplatelet Therapy and TAVR: Obsolete Guidelines

The current guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) 3 to 6 months after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI). Some recent data finally condensed in the present meta-analysis and recently published in JAHA happen to challenge these guidelines.  Clinical studies that investigated single antiplatelet therapy versus DAPT until November 2020 were analyzed and divided according to

SENTINEL: Protección cerebral en TAVI

Cerebral Protection Devices during TAVR in the Daily Practice

The theory behind the use of cerebral protection devices during TAVR is good, but hard to test. The daily practice provides a far bigger number of patients, and therefore might be able to better show how to prevent one of the hardest events during TAVR.  This study resorted to Germany’s TAVR database between 2015 and


TAVR vs. the Least Invasive Surgically Implanted Valve

Rapid-deployment surgically implanted valves are designed to make a surgeons’ job faster and easier, compared with conventional bioprostheses, which require several stitches. These valves, which shorten surgical times, could compete with transcatheter-implanted valves (transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR). The German Aortic Valve Registry analyzed 16,473 patients who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement with either a current-generation