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SOLACI/SIAC Latin American Clinical Guidelines on TAVR vs. SAVR Published

SOLACI/SIAC Latin American Clinical Guidelines on TAVR vs. SAVR Published

The Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology is proud to announce that the Latin American Clinical Guidelines on TAVR vs. SAVR on patients with severe aortic stenosis have been published. This high-quality scientific work was published in the Heart BMJ Journal and is the result of an arduous joint effort between SOLACI (through its Research

El estudio SOURCE 3 confirma los buenos resultados de la válvula SAPIEN 3 a un año de seguimiento

SAPIEN 3: Good Outcomes in Bicuspids

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. Bicuspid aortic valves are found in approximately 2% of patients and represent the most frequent cause of aortic stenosis in young adults requiring valve replacement. Though TAVR has advanced significantly, this entity has not yet been included in the different randomized studies. At present, we have data from different reports,

TAVI in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis?

Original Title: Natural history, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic strategies for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Reference: Généreux P et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016; Epub ahead of print.   Given that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) is now being prescribed to lower risk patients, some wonder whether it is time to study the benefit

TAVR with Sapien XT: similar to surgical replacement in intermediate risk patients

Original Title: Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients. PARTNER 2A. Reference: Martin B. Leon et al. NEJM April 2, 2016 Courtesy of Dr. Juan A. Terré Studies have shown mortality rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in high risk patients are similar (PARTNER 2 – Cohort B). This is

TAVI in patients older than 90: similar outcomes to those obtained in younger patients

Original title: Comparison of Outcomes of Transcathether Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients ≥90 Years Versus <90 Years. Reference: Yigal Abramowitz, et al. Am J Cardiol 2015;116:1110-1115. More and more 90 year old patients require transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI); however, its benefits have not been studied in this particular population. This study enrolled 734 patients