Category Archives: TAVI

Spotlight on Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty

As transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures evolve, the importance of predilation, the trade-off with postdilation, and the impact of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) on complication rates are moving targets. In this month’s issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Abramowitz … Continue reading

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Does Newer Mean Better?

Neil Ruparelia, DPhil, MRCP1,2;  Azeem Latib, MD1; and Antonio Colombo, MD1 1San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy 2Imperial College, London, United Kingdom Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has rapidly expanded following the first reported case in 2002 to now being … Continue reading

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Are Outcomes of TAVR Better in Teaching Hospitals?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become a cornerstone in the management of severe aortic stenosis. Large-scale nationwide data on factors impacting outcomes and complications of this new procedure, however, are sparse. In this month’s issue of the Journal of … Continue reading

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How Should We Manage PAR After TAVI?

Stefan Toggweiler, MD Evidence indicates that postprocedural moderate or severe paravalvular regurgitation (PAR) reduces life expectancy in such a way that it may even nullify the beneficial effect of TAVI. Due to improved implantation techniques, knowledge, and materials, the rates … Continue reading

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