Cardiology

TAVR found non-inferior to SAVR for low-risk patients

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was found to bring no increased risks and was associated with substantial decreased rates of death or stroke at one year in low-risk patients, compared with surgical aortic valve ...

Cardiology

Updated guidelines issued for assessing prosthetic heart valves

In guidelines issued by the American Society of Echocardiography and published online in the January issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, updated recommendations are presented for evaluating prosthetic ...

Cardiology

A beating biorobotic heart aims to better simulate valves

Combining a biological heart and a silicone robotic pump, researchers created a biorobotic heart that beats like a real one, focusing on a valve on the left side of the heart. The heart valve simulator, presented on January ...

Cardiology

Cardiologists publish case series study on heart valve procedure

Findings from a published case series research letter by the Henry Ford Health Structural Heart Disease team show that severe mitral stenosis, due to a build-up of calcium deposits in the mitral valve common in elderly patients, ...

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