The time interval between left ventricular and aortic systolic pressure peaks is associated with severity of aortic stenosis, a study suggests. The effect is strongest in patients with low mean pressure gradient.
Two trials comparing transcatheter (TAVR) with surgical aortic valve replacement in patients at low surgical risk found TAVR to yield equal or better outcomes. While a new indication seems certain, some key questions remain.
Heterogeneity is the rule with bicuspid aortic valves, so optimal surgical solutions vary by patient. Our experts share experience-based guidance for managing various presentations of BAV and aortopathy.
A new analysis of the large TVT Registry provides the strongest evidence to date of a prognostic benefit from renin-angiotensin system inhibitor therapy following transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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The next waves of progress in transcatheter aortic valve replacement are likely to involve expanding indications, valve refinements and new accessory treatments.
Long-term survival after surgical aortic valve replacement is lower when it’s for aortic stenosis that’s due to prior chest radiotherapy, a new study shows. But it’s too soon to assume TAVR is a panacea.
The transcatheter approach to aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients appears to curb the risk of these potentially deadly effects, new subanalyses presented at ACC.17 show.
This free Thursday dinner symposium at ACC.17 can help attendees make the most of the many advancements discussed at the larger meeting. The course directors explain why you shouldn’t miss it.
Your patient has hemodynamically severe but asymptomatic aortic stenosis. Should you advise watchful waiting or aortic valve replacement? Some novel assessment variables might help guide the decision.
A newly presented proof-of-concept study has demonstrated the feasibility of functional assessment of a 3-D-printed aortic valve. Here’s how it promises to aid management of atypical aortic stenosis cases.