Tag Archives: TAVR

Endocarditis infecciosa post TAVI

Infective Endocarditis After TAVI

Infective Endocarditis After TAVI

Infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is one of the most feared complications due to its morbidity and mortality. With the expansion of TAVI into all risk groups, endocarditis might be a long-term concern. However, its long-term risk seems similar to that of endocarditis with surgically-implanted biological valves; consequently, it should not affect

Mismatch protésico en válvulas supra anulares y en válvulas intra anulares

Prosthesis Mismatch in Supra and Intra Annular valves

The self-expandable valve was associated to lower prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) compared against the balloon expandable valve regardless annular area, according to this study soon to be published in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. This difference was basically driven by patients with larger body surface area (>1.83m²). Prosthesis mismatch has been associated to increased mortality after transcatheter

Meta-Analysis of Large TAVR Studies on Low-Risk: Evidence is Consistent

This meta-analysis which included the 4 large randomized studies on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) vs surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low-risk patients recently published in JACC, showed TAVR is associated with significant lower mortality compared against SAVR at one year follow up.  These results add to the mounting evidence showing that when it

Trombólisis local en tromboembolismo pulmonar

Incidence and Prognosis of Heart Valve Embolization

The incidence of peri-procedural transcatheter heart valve embolization and migration (TVEM) is as low as 1%. However, it is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Peri-procedural TVEM is one of the most feared complication given its potential to transform the procedure into a catastrophe, but little do we know about its incidence (except for a

Intentando reducir la insuficiencia renal post TAVI

Trying to Reduce Post TAVR Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury is a common complication after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and is associated to increased mortality both short and long-term.  In patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) forcing diuresis with controlled hydration has shown to reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury in nearly 50%. However, this has not been tested in

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MIDAS Strategy: Minimizing Implantat Depth According to Membranous Septum

Permanent pacemaker implantation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to be one of the most frequent complications. Even though its real impact on prognosis continues to be controversial, its impact on healthcare cost is out of the question, in addition to being uncomfortable for patients.  This study, soon to be published in J Am

TAVI en insuficiencia aórtica pura

TAVR Offers Better Quality of Life to Low Risk Patients

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. As we all know, TAVR is gaining ground fast in the lower risk patient population, but in addition to analyzing the most important events, researchers are increasingly looking at health status, not only at hospital level, but also after one year.   This study looked into PARTNER 3 patient health status

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | PCI in Stable CAD. Prior TAVR, with TAVR or Never?

Courtesy of SBHCI. This interesting study presented at TCT 2019 and simultaneously published in Am J Cardiol tells us PCI in stable coronary artery disease cannot lower risk in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Unless patients are symptomatic, most coronary artery lesions do not need revascularization according to researchers.

Highlights TCT 2019

TCT 2019 | PARTNER 3: Obvious Short-Term Quality of Life Improvement, but What Happens Afterwards?

Courtesy of SBHCI. Patients with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk showed decreased mortality, stroke, and heart failure hospitalization at one year with transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with surgery. Improved quality of life may seem an obvious consequence, but until now that was mere speculation. This work, presented at the TCT 2019 Scientific Sessions

TCT 2019 | PARTNER 2A at 5 Years: In Intermediate-Risk Patients, TAVR Is Still Head-to-Head with Surgery

Courtesy of the SBHCI. The 2-year results of the PARTNER 2A trial showed that transcatheter aortic valve implantation has a result similar to that of surgery in patients with aortic stenosis and intermediate surgical risk. We lacked long-term data, both clinical and related to prosthesis function. Now, at TCT 2019, researchers presented the 5-year data for this