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Low-risk TAVR trials represent ‘historic moment' in care of aortic stenosis

8 days ago   |   By Healio

NEW ORLEANS - Transcatheter aortic valve replacement - already a mainstay of treatment for intermediate- and high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis - may soon become the preferred therapy for low-risk patients as well.
Two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session - the PARTNER 3 and Evolut Low Risk trials - showed that the procedure, with two different valves, is not only comparable to, and in some aspects better than, surgery in terms of safety and efficacy.
“What we're seeing here is a class effect of TAVR,
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Balloon-expandable TAVR safe in bicuspid aortic valves

8 days ago   |   By Healio

NEW ORLEANS - Patients with bicuspid aortic valves who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a balloon-expandable valve had similar rates of death and stroke at 1 year, compared with patients with tricuspid aortic valves, according to new data highlighted at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.
At 30 days, there were no differences in mortality. However, the bicuspid group had a higher rate of stroke than the tricuspid group.
“Based on this study, patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis who are at intermediate or high risk for open-heart
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Cannabis-related ER visits TRIPLED in Colorado after legalization 

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