Tag Archives: transcatheter aortic valve replacement. TAVI

ACC 2021 | ATLANTIS: Apixaban post TAVI vs tratamiento estándar

ACC 2021 | ATLANTIS: Apixaban After TAVR vs. Standard of Care

Adding apixaban to the treatment of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was non-superior to standard antithrombotic treatment, according to the randomized ATLANTIS trial presented today at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2021 Congress. Given its easy indication and good safety profile, it could be an option to vitamin K antagonists for patients with

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Suture-Based Percutaneous Closure vs. Plug for Large Arteriotomies

This research was designed to test the superiority of plug-based vs. suture-based vascular closure devices in large arteriotomies, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Vascular complications from TAVR are relevant and, in many cases, derive from problems with the closure device. The MASH (MANTA vs. Suture-based vascular closure after transcatheter aortic valve replacement) study

TCT 2020 | Diferencias en stroke entre SAPIEN 3 y Evolut R que generan sorpresa

TCT 2020 | Surprising Differences in Stroke between SAPIEN 3 and Evolut R

One-year outcomes of the head to head trial between CoreValve Evolut R vs Sapien 3 showed a significantly higher difference in stroke vs. patients receiving the self-expanding valve (Sapien 3 6.9% vs Evolut R 1%; p=0.002). The SOLVE-TAVI randomized 2×2 patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk to Sapien 3 or Evolut R and

Virtual ACC 2020 | Conscious Sedation in TAVR

According to the TVT Registry, patients who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with conscious sedation have better outcomes, including lower mortality rates. A minimalist strategy always (sooner or later) proves to be superior across our whole range of procedures, from a simple diagnostic study with local anesthesia and a 4-Fr transradial access, to a

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Unilateral Vascular Access in TAVR: Our Main Procedure, Increasingly Minimalist

There has been a significant decline in vascular complications in the last few years due to improvements in device profiles and operator experience on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Unilateral vascular access for transfemoral TAVR is as safe as bilateral access and it could be more comfortable for patients according to this study recently published

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Temporal Trends and Outcomes of TAVR in Bicuspids: Are We Any Better?

This large registry has shown bicuspid aortic stenosis (AS) patients have similar mortality with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) compared against surgical valve replacement (SAVR). TAVR outcomes in this population are not only similar to SAVR outcomes, but also to TAVR outcomes in patients with conventional aortic valve anatomy. Despite the good news, these outcomes


Europe Grants Approval to Balloon-Expandable Valve in Low-Risk Patients; Self-Expanding Valve Still Waiting for It

The balloon-expandable valve has been granted approval in Europe for treatment of the complete risk spectrum of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Europe has recently approved an expanded indication for the Sapien 3 system for use in low-risk patients, as reported by Edward Lifesciences. Sapien 3, which includes the next-generation Sapien 3 Ultra, is the first transcatheter heart valve

Endocarditis infecciosa post 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

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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