Severe Aortic Stenosis

Results of PARTNER I trial reported at TCT 2014

New data from a landmark clinical trial found that after five years, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) demonstrated a persistent mortality benefit, improved functional status, and resulted in a lower rate of repeat ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Results of CLEAN-TAVI trial reported at TCT 2014

A first-of-its kind study found that using a cerebral protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can significantly reduce the number and volume of cerebral lesions in high risk patients with severe ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Results of the REPRISE II trial reported

In a clinical trial, a second-generation transcatheter aortic valve demonstrated low rates of complications that are sometimes seen in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), including challenges with positioning, ...

Nov 01, 2013
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Results of the COREVALVE EXTREME RISK trial presented

In a clinical trial, a self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve met the key performance objective of reducing death and stroke in patients with severe aortic stenosis at "extreme risk" for surgery.Results of the COREVALVE ...

Oct 29, 2013
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TAVI feasible in bicuspid aortic valve

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is feasible in patients with bicuspid aortic valve, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by Dr. Timm Bauer from Germany. The findings open ...

Sep 02, 2013
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Women less likely to die after TAVI than men

Women are 25 percent less likely to die one year after TAVI than men, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Mohammad Sherif from Germany. The findings suggest that TAVI might be ...

Sep 02, 2013
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