Researchers 3-D print lifelike heart valve models

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, with support from Medtronic, have developed a groundbreaking process for multi-material 3-D printing of lifelike models of the heart's aortic valve and the surrounding structures ...


Review IDs predictors of post-TAVR cerebrovascular events

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), predictors of cerebrovascular events (CVEs) include female sex, chronic kidney disease, new-onset atrial fibrillation, and enrollment date, ...


Higher volume of TAVR boosts key in-hospital outcomes

The more frequently a hospital performs a minimally invasive technique called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, to replace a damaged aortic heart valve, the better patients fare, on average, immediately after ...

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