Cardiology

TAVR as good as surgery for patients at low surgical risk

A new trial comparing self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to standard open-heart surgery for valve replacement—this time in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered low surgical risk—found ...

Cardiology

Results from the SOLVE-TAVI trial reported

The first randomized study to compare general versus local anesthesia during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with intermediate to high surgical risk found local anesthesia to be both safe and effective. ...

Cardiology

AHA names top heart disease and stroke research advances of 2017

New medicines to fight heart disease, updated guidelines for strokes and high blood pressure, and research into genome editing are among the top heart disease and stroke advances in 2017, according to the American Heart Association ...

Cardiology

Impaired survival with LVEF below 60 percent in aortic stenosis

(HealthDay)—For patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below 60 percent is associated with impaired survival, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JACC: Cardiovascular ...

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