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It is now no longer necessary to perform routine balloon aortic valvuloplasty before every transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) case, and in fact, its use has been progressively declining over time, according to new...

source: TCTMD

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has a distinct learning curve, with greater operator experience associated with incremental improvements in procedural and clinical outcomes, including 30-day all-cause mortality, according to a large international registry study. Results...

source: Medscape

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifaceted disease that demands various approaches in terms of diagnosis and treatment options. Devices for the diagnosis and treatment of CAD can be of high volume and low cost...

source: Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology

Researchers evaluated if the psoas muscle area (PMA) measurement has any predictive value for mortality in the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) population. They reviewed multi-slice computed tomography...

source: MD Linx

Fewer than half of patients with STEMI who were transported by emergency medical services had catheterization laboratory preactivation before they arrived at the hospital, despite a suggestion of mortality benefit from cath lab preactivation. “Cath lab preactivation...

source: Healio

In-hospital mortality, major bleeding, and vascular complications have all changed over time among patients in their 90s undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to new data, lending support to the view that frailty...

source: TCTMD


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