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El TAVI aún no es seguro en pacientes de bajo riesgo

FDA Expands TAVR Indication to Low-Risk Patients

FDA Expands TAVR Indication to Low-Risk Patients

Both the self-expandable valve Evolut R and its direct competitor, balloon-expandable valve Sapien 3, received the authorization to be indicated for low-risk patients in a long-awaited announcement made on August 16th, 2019. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved and expanded the indication for the Evolut series (Medtronic) and the Sapien 3 and

Implicancias clínicas de las nuevas guías de Hipertensión Arterial

Clinical Implications of the New Hypertension Guidelines

Hypertension is the first modifiable risk factor affecting morbidity and mortality in nearly half of the adults in the US. The new ACC/AHA guidelines have issued new standards for the detection assessment and management of high blood pressure. The major change compared against their prior version was stage 1 hypertension definition, defined as systolic blood

El alta en el mismo día luego de una angioplastia coronaria es cada vez más popular pero todavía no es regla

Next-Day Discharge after TAVR: Equally Safe for All Prosthesis?

Yet scarce, there is evidence supporting next-day discharge (NDD) after TAVR is safe when patients receiving balloon expandable valves meet certain conditions. This had not yet been shown for self-expandable valves. This study looks into NDD after TAVR by femoral access with self-expandable valves.  The authors retrospectively compared all consecutive patients undergoing elective minimalist TAVR

Endocarditis y TAVI, una complicación rara pero devastadora

Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis and TAVR: though Rare, Devastating

On the bright side, the incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) post TAVR is not higher than post SAVR, according to this study recently presented at EuroPCR 2019, held in Paris. There is plenty of evidence describing PVE incidence, prognosis, risk factors, etc. after surgical valve replacement surgery (SAVR). However, we know little about the

Pulmonary Hypertension: No Reason for TAVR Contraindication

In most severe aortic stenosis patients with pulmonary hypertension, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) reduced pulmonary systolic pressure. There patients presented lower risk and lower all-cause mortality at short, median and long term. This data show that pulmonary hypertension should not be a TAVR contraindication. Pulmonary hypertension is common among TAVR patients. The most frequent

TAVI en bajo riesgo de moda en todas las publicaciones

Low-Risk TAVR Trending in All Papers

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in low-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis appears to be safe at one year. In a follow-up using computerized tomography (TC), hypoattenuated leaflet thickening was observed in a minority of patients, but it did not have a long-term hemodynamic impact. It should be noted that the management strategy for

Estenosis aórtica severa asintomática en añosos: ¿cuándo intervenir?

Safe for 80-Year-Olds. Should Nonagenarians be Withheld from TAVR?

According to this large global registry, mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is twice as high in nonagenarians as against the “younger” group (90 patients. Additionally, risk scores cannot be trusted given that on the one hand they were designed for patients with planned surgery, and on the other hand, they included few patients

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Outpatient Rhythm Monitoring After TAVR Could Save Us from Some Pacemakers?

Delayed high-grade block after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) goes unnoticed in patients undergoing TAVR without prior conduction disorders because, most times, it takes place during hospitalization or immediately after the procedure. Right bundle branch block is a risk factor, but it has poor sensitivity for the prediction of high-grade blocks, and there may be

Post TAVR New Onset Left Bundle Branch Block at Long Term: Worth Our Attention?

After post TAVR mean 3-year follow-up, a new onset persistent left bundle branch block (LBBB) was not associated with higher mortality or hospitalization for cardiac failure according to this study to be published soon in J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. Nevertheless, LBBB was associated to higher risk of definite pacemaker and a negative impact in

Degeneración de las válvulas biológicas aórticas: un desafío cada vez más frecuente

Good News at 3 Years for “Valve-in-Valve”

In this new era, the paradigm to treat the whole spectrum of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients has started to shift beyond risk. However, broadening the spectrum raises the question of durability, which is why any long-term TAVR outcomes in any context are welcome. This specific study studied TAVR durability in the treatment of

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