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Coronary Access After TAVR: A Potential Problem Ahead

Coronary Access After TAVR: A Potential Problem Ahead

Coronary cannulation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was unsuccessful in almost 10% of patients. This problem occurred almost exclusively in those who received a self-expanding valve. This study, recently published in JACC Cardiovasc Interv., was sought to investigate the feasibility of coronary ostia access after TAVR and describe potential predictors of coronary access impairment.

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ProGlide vs. Prostar XL to Close Post-TAVR Access

Minimalist transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a strategy that is here to stay. We have previously published papers comparing local vs. general anesthesia, use of transthoracic vs. transesophageal echocardiography, and early discharge in TAVR. In all these papers, the “minimalist approach” included percutaneous closure of vascular access. However, few papers compare closure devices in

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Transcarotid Approach for Transfemoral in TAVR

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. At present, the transfemoral is the preferred access site in TAVR, for it has been shown to present fewer complications. However, whenever not feasible, we can resort to other approaches. These include the subclavian, the transapical, the transcaval, the transaortic, and the transcarotid. This last one has been studied few

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NOTION and UK TAVI Report Good Long-Term Outcomes

Both studies followed beyond 5 years patients with severe aortic stenosis who had undergone transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Findings included low rates of significant valve degeneration and failure, in both cases. While data on the long-term degeneration of transcatheter-implanted valves are scarce, follow-up from the NOTION trial of low-risk patients and from the UK TAVI

La anticoagulación jugando un papel controvertido en el TAVI

Anticoagulation Plays a Controversial Role in TAVR

Men gender, kidney failure and atrial fibrillation are the factors that most affect 3-year mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. On the other hand, surprisingly enough, anticoagulation (mostly indicated for atrial fibrillation) reduces mortality risk – especially the risk of valve deterioration – after TAVR. Should anticoagulation be included in post TAVR protocols? This question

Cortar las valvas, una medida extrema para evitar la oclusión coronaria post TAVI

Acute Coronary Syndromes After TAVR: Frequent and Not All Undergo Coronary Angiography

Approximately 10% of patients who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are readmitted for an acute coronary syndrome after a mean follow-up of 25 months. Male sex, prior coronary artery disease, and (surprisingly and hard to explain) nontransfemoral approach were independent predictors of acute coronary syndrome after TAVR, an event associated with high midterm mortality. While

Debemos tener en cuenta a la isquemia crítica de MM II en el TAVI

Is TAVR at Hospitals Without Backup Cardiovascular Surgery Feasible?

Patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at hospitals without cardiovascular surgery available are at significantly higher risk. That in itself is a call for attention; however, a propensity-matched analysis shows that the short- and long-term mortality rates are similar among patients treated at hospitals with and without cardiovascular surgery backup. This debate emerged a

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Aortic Stenosis and Dialysis: Is TAVR the Strategy of Choice?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. TAVR has been shown beneficial in high and moderate risk patients, but there is a group of patients that require dialysis on account of kidney deterioration.  This comorbidity is due to bad cardiovascular evolution associated to diabetes, bleeding and thromboembolic events.   For some time, we have been using an

La enfermedad coronaria funciona como un predictor a 30 días en el TAVI

CoreValve US Pivotal High Risk Trial: at 5 years, similar results

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. We are well aware of transcatheter aortic valve replacement’s (TAVR) effect in high-risk or inoperable patients at 5 years, even more after the PARTNER 1 trial. Yet, the outcomes of another relevant randomized study remained pending: el CoreValve US Pivotal High-Risk Trial. The CoreValve US Pivotal High-Risk Trial looked at the

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