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TricValve Transcatheter Bicaval Valves System – Interventional cardiologists at Cleveland Clinic have successfully completed the first implantation in North America Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN The Patient for this historic procedure: An 82-year-old man presenting with severe symptomatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and right heart failure (RHF). Expert Opinion: The Voice of Dr. Justin D. Pearlman, MD, PhD, FACC […]

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Aortic Valve Transplant Via Carotid Artery at Hadassah – An Israel First Curator and Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN The transplant using the carotid artery as the point of entry was selected. The technique of trans-carotid access, Dr. Planer, Director of Hadassah’s Catheterization Department says, “is not performed in “the majority of medical centers worldwide.” […]

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Breakthrough Procedure in Aortic Valve Repair: VIDEO: How to Perform a Transcaval TAVR Procedure Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN VIEW VIDEO https://www.dicardiology.com/videos/video-how-perform-transcaval-tavr-procedure Tiberio Frisoli, M.D., interventional structural cardiologist, senior staff physician, Henry Ford Hospital, explains how his center performs transcaval transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) access for patients who have suboptimal abdominal aortic and femoral […]

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Surgical Planning and 3D bioprinting Reporter: Irina Robu, PhD The cardiovascular team at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital found a solution for better surgical planning using 3D printing. As a pediatric center, Glennon Children’s Hospital deals with the most complex patients, which requires surgeries within days or weeks of birth. According to the center, […]

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Comparison between balloon-expandable (Sapien XT or Sapien 3 valve, Edwards Lifesciences) vs self-expanding (CoreValve, Medtronic) TAVR from 2013 to 2015, Results: Lower mortality rate and other advantages with balloon-expandable valves over self-expanding valves. Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   French Studies Point to Inherent Differences in TAVR Valves FRANCE-TAVI database was funded and managed by the French Society of […]

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Among patients with aortic stenosis who were at intermediate surgical risk, there was no significant difference in the incidence of death or disabling stroke at 5 years after TAVR as compared with surgical aortic-valve replacement Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Five-Year Outcomes of Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement   January 29, 2020 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1910555 List […]

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Post TAVR: Management of conduction disturbances and number of valve recapture and/or repositioning attempts – Optimize self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) positioning reduced the need for permanent pacemaker (PPM) implants down the road Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN UPDATED on 4/14/2021 Specialists complete first procedure in historic head-to-head TAVR study Michael Walter | April 13, […]

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Pulmonary Valve Replacement and Repair: Valvuloplasty Device – Tissue (bioprosthetic) or mechanical valve;  Surgery type – Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement (TPVR) vs Open Heart, Valve Repair – Commissurotomy, Valve-ring Annuloplasty   Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Outcomes of Pulmonary Valve Replacement in 170 Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Regurgitation After Relief of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract […]

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An Overview of the Heart Surgery Specialty: heart transplant, lung transplant, heart-lung transplantation, aortic valve surgery, bypass surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart valve surgery, removal of cardiac tumors, reoperation valve surgery Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Heart Transplant Surgeons at Cleveland Clinic: Kenneth McCurry, MD Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD http://my.clevelandclinic.org/transplant/services/heart/team.aspx Cleveland Clinic: Change at the […]

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Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) vs Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI): Results Comparison for Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch (PPM) – adjusted outcomes, including mortality, heart failure (HF) rehospitalization, stroke, and quality of life, at 1 year   Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   UPDATED on 11/27/2018 Journal of the American College of Cardiology Volume 72, Issue 22, December […]

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