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Cleveland Clinic recommends routine CT scanning of the pulmonary veins three to four months after pulmonary vein isolation. This case study of a 25-year-old patient illustrates why.
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The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a perennial target for preventing stroke in afib patients. Now that the long-awaited WATCHMAN device for LAA closure is available, a team of experts assess its role.
Here’s what you need to know about TAVR, a growing option for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at high risk or extreme risk for valve replacement surgery
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) are ideal Complements to angiography when additional information is needed before making a decision for revascularization.
Valve-in-valve TAVR can be a lifesaving treatment for patients with severely degenerated, surgically placed aortic prostheses, who are at extreme risk for open surgical replacement.
For symptoms of heart failure or hemolytic anemia in a patient with a prosthetic heart valve, think paravalvular leak. Then consider a percutaneous approach for less-invasive repair.
Results of a US Pivotal Trial secures TAVR s position as the treatment of choice for patients with severe aortic stenosis who cannot undergo surgery and an attractive alternative to standard surgical aortic valve replacement in operable but high-risk patients.