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Percutaneous valve implantation in developing nations

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096826/pol-tavi-polish-registry-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-simple-tool-great-value-rationale-and-design
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Joanna Zembala-John, Krzysztof Wilczek, Zdzisław Tobota, Piotr Chodór, Daniel Cieśla, Tomasz Jaźwiec, Waldemar Banasiak, Janina Stępińska, Zbigniew Kalarus, Grzegorz Opolski, Marian Zembala
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular heart disease in adults in Europe and North America. Management of AS patients depends on accurate diagnosis of the cause and stage of the disease process: the first and definitive therapeutic choice for a growing number of elderly patients with symptomatic AS is surgical treatment. In patients not eligible for surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) constitutes a safe and effective alternative. As an innovative, costly method of treatment, it requires however careful monitoring of its course, documenting its early and long-term results, and assessment of its safety and medical-economic cost-effectiveness...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19506472/anesthesia-during-cardiologic-procedures
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Sebastian Haas, Hans Peter Richter, Jens C Kubitz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular diseases are counted among the most prevalent morbidities in western nations and they still are the leading cause of death in these countries. An increasingly aging population will confront all physicians with a growing number of patients having cardiovascular dysfunction. Anesthesiologists need to be familiar with upcoming new cardiologic procedures to provide hemodynamic stability during these procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Cardiovascular diseases are often combined with severe comorbidities such as renal failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonal hypertension and cerebrovascular damage...
August 2009: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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