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Transcatheter aortic valve intervention

Carsten Schwencke, Klaudija Bijuklic, Taoufik Ouarrak, Edith Lubos, Wolfgang Schillinger, Björn Plicht, Holger Eggebrecht, Stephan Baldus, Gerhard Schymik, Peter Boekstegers, Rainer Hoffmann, Jochen Senges, Joachim Schofer
AIMS: The use of the MitraClip system has gained widespread acceptance for the treatment of patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) who are not suitable for the conventional surgery. This study sought to investigate the early and 1-year outcome after MitraClip therapy of patients with MR and cardiac comorbidities. METHODS AND RESULTS: Outcomes through 12-month follow-up of patients (n = 528) who underwent MitraClip implantation were obtained from the German transcatheter mitral valve interventions (TRAMI) registry...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Panagiotis Dedeilias, Michalis Argiriou, Christos Charitos
A hybrid strategy, firstly performed in the 1990s, is a combination of tools available only in the catheterization laboratory with those available only in the operating room in order to minimize surgical morbidity and face with any cardiovascular lesion. The continuous evolution of stent technology along with the adoption of minimally invasive surgical approaches, make hybrid approaches an attractive alternative to standard surgical or transcatheter techniques for any given set of cardiovascular lesions. Examples include hybrid coronary revascularization, when an open surgical anastomosis of the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery is performed along with stent implantation in non-left anterior descending coronary vessels, open heart valve surgery combined with percutaneous coronary interventions to coronary lesions, hybrid aortic arch debranching combined with endovascular grafting for thoracic aortic aneurysms, hybrid endocardial and epicardial atrial fibrillation procedures, and carotid artery stenting along with coronary artery bypass grafting...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Roland Hilling-Smith, James Cockburn, Maureen Dooley, Jessica Parker, Andrea Newton, Andrew Hill, Uday Trivedi, Adam de Belder, David Hildick-Smith
: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) are now well established percutaneous procedures. These procedures almost always require bursts of rapid ventricular pacing to temporarily reduce cardiac output to facilitate the procedure, usually done via a temporary pacing wire inserted into the right ventricle. We describe a case series of 132 cases of TAVI and 76 BAV done using ventricular pacing via the left ventricular lead by simply connecting one electrode to the patient's skin and one electrode through the left ventricular (LV) wire...
October 11, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Jose F Condado, Hanna A Jensen, Aneel Maini, Yi-An Ko, Mohammad H Rajaei, Lillian L Tsai, Chandan Devireddy, Bradley Leshnower, Kreton Mavromatis, Eric L Sarin, James Stewart, Robert A Guyton, Vasilis Babaliaros, Edward P Chen, Michael Halkos, Amy Simone, Patricia Keegan, Peter C Block, Vinod H Thourani
BACKGROUND: Screening for internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) with Doppler ultrasound is commonly used before cardiovascular surgery. Nevertheless, the relationship between ICAS and procedure-related stroke in isolated aortic valve replacement is unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with artery stenosis who underwent ICAS screening before surgical (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) between January 2007 and August 2014. Logistic regression models were used to determine the relation between post-procedure stroke and total (sum of left and right ICAS) and maximal unilateral ICAS...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Tomo Ando, Alexandros Briasoulis, Anthony A Holmes, Hisato Takagi, David P Slovut
BACKGROUND: The transfemoral (TF) approach has become the preferred approach for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) because of its low risk profile. However, the relative safety of the percutaneous approach (PC) compared to surgical cut-down (SC) remains unclear. Our aim was to compare the outcomes between PC versus SC access in patients undergoing TF-TAVR using a meta-analysis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic electronic database search for studies reporting major and minor vascular complications (VC), major and minor bleeding, and perioperative all-cause mortality, in PC versus SC TF-TAVR cases...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Sidakpal S Panaich, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Sopan Lahewala, Yash Agrawal, Nileshkumar J Patel, Harshil Shah, Viralkumar Patel, Abhishek Deshmukh, Theodore Schreiber, Cindy L Grines, Apurva O Badheka
There are sparse data on the etiologies and predictors of readmission after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study cohort was derived from the National Readmission Data 2013, a subset of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. TAVI was identified using appropriate International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. The coprimary outcomes were 30-day readmissions and in-hospital mortality during primary admission and readmission...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Kevin Phan, Joshua M Haswell, Joshua Xu, Yusuf Assem, Stephanie L Mick, Samir R Kapadia, Anson Cheung, Frederick S Ling, Tristan D Yan, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
De novo progressive aortic insufficiency (AI) is a side effect frequently related to prolonged support with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD). Its progression can result in recurrent clinical heart failure symptoms and significantly increased mortality. Recently, percutaneous intervention methods such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and percutaneous occluder devices have emerged, However, given the very scarce global experience with these approaches, evidence in the literature is lacking...
September 22, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Vikas Singh, Alex P Rodriguez, Badal Thakkar, Nileshkumar J Patel, Abhijit Ghatak, Apurva O Badheka, Carlos E Alfonso, Eduardo de Marchena, Rahul Sakhuja, Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, Igor Palacios, Mauricio G Cohen, Sammy Elmariah, William W O'Neill
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has emerged as a less-invasive therapeutic option for high surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of TAVR when performed with PCI during the same hospitalization. We identified patients using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification procedure codes from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between the years 2011 and 2013...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Gilberto Melnick, Enio Eduardo Guerios, Guilherme Agreli
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a relatively new medical intervention. Research on dedicated TAVI devices is an exciting and dynamic field to be explored by professionals involved in technological innovation. The authors describe in this article the first engineering concept and part of the US Patent of a new valve prosthesis. Divided into two pieces to be separately implanted using a single catheter by means of an innovative technique, this device aims at reducing prosthesis and delivery catheter profile...
September 23, 2016: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
A Schmermund, J Eckert, S N Schelle, H Eggebrecht
For the treatment of structural heart disease, current options in the catheterization laboratory include MitraClip® implantation for treating severe mitral regurgitation, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and occlusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA). These treatment options are based on a precise diagnosis provided by modern cardiac imaging, which is indispensable for treatment recommendations. Its importance for supporting the invasive procedures in the catheterization laboratory is less well known...
September 19, 2016: Herz
Giuseppe Tarantini, Marco Mojoli, Alberto Barioli, Michele Battistel, Philippe Généreux
BACKGROUND: Post-procedure non-access site-related bleedings have a significant impact on mortality in patients treated by transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Notwithstanding, the source of these bleedings is frequently indeterminate, with potentially serious clinical implications related to lack of diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: Out of 513 TAVR performed between June 2007 and January 2016 in the Interventional Cardiology Laboratory of the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University Hospital of Padua, we identified few proven cases of concealed bleeding after TAVR due to blood oozing...
September 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Jonathon Leipsic, Philipp Blanke
The treatment of both aortic and now mitral valvular disease has been transformed through transcatheter valvular interventions. TAVR has rapidly become the treatment of choice for symptomatic severe aortic stenosis in both high, and now intermediate-risk patients. Building upon this success the last two years have seen the clinical introduction of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), with a number of devices being utilised in first-in-man and feasibility studies. These experiences have helped determine the anatomical requirements and specifications that enable successful device deployment and avoidance of complications...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Tobias Schmidt, Christian Frerker, Hannes Alessandrini, Michael Schlüter, Felix Kreidel, Ulrich Schäfer, Thomas Thielsen, Karl-Heinz Kuck, John Jose, Erik W Holy, Mohamed El-Mawardy, Abdelhakim Allali, Gert Richardt, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and early outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in dysfunctional TAVI prostheses (redo TAVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Nineteen redo TAVI procedures were performed between October 2011 and November 2015 at two German centres. Mean age was 78 years, 13 (68%) were male, and the mean logistic EuroSCORE was 32%. Median time elapsed since index TAVI was 644 days (interquartile range 191-1,831)...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Ditte Dencker, Mikkel Taudorf, N H Vincent Luk, Michael B Nielsen, Klaus F Kofoed, Torben V Schroeder, Lars Søndergaard, Lars Lönn, Ole De Backer
Vascular access and closure remain a challenge in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This single-center study aimed to report the incidence, predictive factors, and clinical outcomes of access-related vascular injury and subsequent vascular intervention. During a 30-month period, 365 patients underwent TAVR and 333 patients (94%) were treated by true percutaneous transfemoral approach. Of this latter group, 83 patients (25%) had an access-related vascular injury that was managed by the use of a covered self-expanding stent (n = 49), balloon angioplasty (n = 33), or by surgical intervention (n = 1)...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Abhay A Divekar
In this report, we describe a 15-year-old patient who underwent a Ross procedure for a regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve and ascending aortic dilation. After the operation was over, he could not be separated from cardiopulmonary bypass and was noted to have isolated right ventricular failure. This report takes the reader through the diagnostic evaluation, highlights the importance of invasive assessment in the immediate postoperative period, and discusses successful transcatheter intervention in the acute postoperative setting...
September 2016: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Miriam Silaschi, Olaf Wendler, Moritz Seiffert, Liesa Castro, Edith Lubos, Johannes Schirmer, Stefan Blankenberg, Hermann Reichenspurner, Ulrich Schäfer, Hendrik Treede, Philip MacCarthy, Lenard Conradi
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation (ViV) is a new treatment for failing bioprostheses (BP) in patients with high surgical risk. However, comparative data, using standard repeat surgical aortic valve replacement (redo-SAVR), are scarce. We compared outcomes after ViV with those after conventional redo-SAVR in two European centres with established interventional programmes. METHODS: In-hospital databases were retrospectively screened for patients ≥60 years, treated for failing aortic BP...
September 13, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Riccardo Cappato, Robert Welsh
The vast clinical research programme for the direct, oral factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban has generated a wealth of data since the first rivaroxaban approval in 2008 for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing elective hip or knee replacement surgery. While rivaroxaban is widely used across a spectrum of seven indications, there is continuous commitment to investigating its wider benefits in new indications and attempts to refine current evidence. Key data from recently completed randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that rivaroxaban is a feasible anticoagulation option for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) undergoing cardioversion or catheter ablation...
September 28, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Antonio Graham, Charles H Brown
Older adults make up an ever-increasing number of patients presenting for surgery, and a significant percentage of these patients will be frail. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that has been conceptualized as decreased reserve when confronted with stressors, although the precise definition of frailty has not been easy to standardize. The 2 most popular approaches to define frailty are the phenotypic approach and the deficit accumulation approach, although at least 20 tools have been developed, which has made comparison across studies difficult...
September 12, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Erin A Woods, Margaret L Ackman, Michelle M Graham, Sheri L Koshman, Rosaleen M Boswell, Arden R Barry
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend triple antithrombotic therapy (TAT), defined as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), clopidogrel, and warfarin, for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation. The choice of anticoagulant/antiplatelet therapy in this population is ambiguous and complex, and prescribing patterns are not well documented. OBJECTIVE: To characterize local prescribing patterns for anticoagulant/antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation...
July 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Brett Hiendlmayr, Joseph Nakda, Ossama Elsaid, Xuan Wang, Aidan Flynn
Aortic regurgitation is a frequently encountered condition, in which traditional measurements of severity have proven to be of limited value in identifying those who would be best served by aortic valve replacement. Novel methods of assessing severity are vital, particularly as an entirely new paradigm of aortic regurgitation has surfaced, with the advent of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and the adverse events that are being observed with varying degrees of aortic regurgitation. With that in mind, a comprehensive assessment of aortic regurgitation should now include indexed left ventricular systolic volumes and a comprehensive assessment of right ventricular function, in addition to the quantitative measures that are currently recommended...
November 2016: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
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