Structural heart disease articles

The delay between the indication and the embodiment of the procedure decrease the effectiveness of percutaneous aortic valve replacement

The delay between the indication and the embodiment of the procedure decrease the effectiveness of percutaneous aortic valve replacement

Original title: Impact of wait times on the effectiveness of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) in severe aortic valve disease: a discrete event simulation model. Reference: Wijeysundera HC et al. Can J Cardiol. 2014; Epub ahead of print. Once patients are accepted for percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the higher the expected for the valve, the greater the risk

Prognostic factors for early mortality in patients undergoing TAVI; Individual risk calculation using a simple score: Derivative analysis from FRANCE II Registry.

Original title: Predictive factors of early mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation: individual risk assessment using a simple escore. Reference: Heart. 2014 Apr 16. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-305314. Epub ahead of print.   The decision to perform an intervention in symptomatic aortic stenosis must balance surgery or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) risk. Factors associated with early mortality after TAVI

TVAR live edited broadcasts are safe.

Original title: The impact of live transmition on patients outcomes during transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Results fron the VERITAS study. Reference: Ron Waskman, et al. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine 2014;15:63-68   With the advancement of medical technology and the great development of telecommunications, performing live or edited cases has become a common occurrence in medical education, but one of

Core Valve in high-risk patients, superior to surgical replacement at one year

Original title: Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis. Reference: David H. Adams et al. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]. Transcatheter Aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with balloon expandable valve showed survival improvement in inoperable patients and was similar to surgery inoperable high-risk patients. An alternative to the above device is the self-expandable

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement showed better results than conventional surgery in high risk diabetic patients.

Original title: Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Diabetes and Severe Aortic Stenosis at High Risk for Surgery An Analysis of the PARTNER Trial (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve). Reference: Lindman BR et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Mar 25;63(11):1090-9. Diabetes is associated to greater morbidity and mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR),

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in patients with low ejection fraction: comparable outcomes with good ejection fraction patients.

Original title: Relation of Pre-procedural Assessment of Myocardial Contractility Reserve on Outcomes of Aortic Stenosis Patients with Impaired Left Ventricular Function Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Reference: Israel M. Barbash et al. Am J Cardiol. 2014, Epub ahead of print.   Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) is associated with a better left ventricular function (LV) in patients with

The complete Left Bundle Branch Block after TAVI is not associated with increased mortality at 12 months

Original title: Impact of New-Onset Persistent Left Bundle Branch Block on late Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Trancatheter Aortic Valve implantation with a Balloon –Expandable Valve. Reference: Urena Marina, el al. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb;7(2):128-36. Percutaneous aortic valve implantation brings, sometimes the presence of permanent left bundle branch block (LBBB) that has been associated in some series

Transcatheter valve replacement for bicuspid aortic valve stenosis

Original title: Comparison of Results of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients with Severely Stenotic Bicuspid versus Tricuspid or Non-Bicuspid Valves. Reference: Charis Costopoulos et al. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jan 31. pii: S0002-9149(14)00554-2.   The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation. It occurs in approximately 1% of the general population and often

Aortic regurgitation: the best predictor of post TAVI mortality

Original title: Post-procedural aortic regurgitation in balloon-expandable and self-expandable TAVR procedures: analysis of predictors and impact on long-term mortality: insights from the FRANCE 2 registry. Reference: Van Belle E et al. Circulation. 2014; Epub ahead of print.   This study used transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to evaluate 2769 patients undergoing successful TAVI in 34 centers in France, enrolled in

Predilation with smaller valvuloplasty balloon diameter could reduce the need for permanent pacemaker after CoreValve

Original title: Reduction of pacemaker implantation rates alter CoreValve implantation by moderate predilatation Reference: Philipp Lange, et al. EuroIntervention 2014;9:1151-1159 Aortic valve implantation has been proven a valid strategy to treat high risk patients. The CoreValve self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve is associated with a relatively high rate of permanent pacemaker implantation and, until now, no efforts have been

Percutaneous closure versus surgical of the perimembranous interventricular communication

Original title: Transcatheter versus Surgical Closure of Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defects in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Reference: Jian Yang et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; Epub ahead of print.   The ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart disease, and perimembranous being the most common variant. In countries like USA surgery is considered