Monthly Archives: November 2013

3D TEE for Paravalvular Leaks: A Beautiful “Leakfront” View

Rainer Hoffmann, MD Paravalvular leak is a frightening difficulty after surgical valve replacement. Interventional closure of paravalvular leaks has become a treatment alternative to redo surgery. However, guidance of the interventional procedure is difficult due to the complex spatial pathology … Continue reading

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The REG1 Anticoagulation System

By John P. Vavalle, MD The RADAR trial examined the safety and efficacy of the novel REG1 anticoagulation system, as compared to heparin, in patients with acute coronary syndrome being treated with an invasive approach.  The REG1 anticoagulation system is … Continue reading

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Off-Label TAVR: The Valve-in-Valve Solution

By Marat Fudim, MD Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an established alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis in patients at high surgical risk, and is considered superior to medical management in patients who … Continue reading

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Coronary Stent Pseudofracture

By Syed Maqbool, MD, DM, DNBLongitudinal stent deformity is a phenomenon which has come into the limelight recently. Although reported cases describe a “concertina-like” stent strut overlap (compression), “pseudofracture” or gaps between struts due to longitudinal stretch have also been … Continue reading

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