Twelve and a half years ago, she had open heart surgery to replace a leaky valve in her heart. The diagnosis had come as a surprise a couple of years before. 517 more words
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My elderly patient developed a new left bundle branch block following transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Is this a frequent occurrence?
Yes, conduction abnormalities, particularly left bundle branch block (LBBB), frequently complicate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis reported new-onset LBBB following TAVR and persisting at hospital discharge in 13.3%-37% of patients1; the incidence may be higher or lower depending on the type of prosthesis used.2,3 In the same systematic review, new-onset LBBB was associated with a higher risk of permanent pacemaker placement (PPI) and cardiac death during 1-year followup. 317 more words
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The aortic valve is the most important valve in the heart. All of the blood circulating in the body gets passed through this valve—it sends oxygen-rich blood to your brain and the rest of your body. 668 more words
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In which medicine slowly steals all procedures from the surgeons: TAVR vs SAVR for intermediate surgical risk patients.
Cardiologists are an inventive bunch — smart money says that they’ll be able to transplant an entire heart via an intravascular approach by 2020, and the more aggressive centers will do lungs at the same time via a radial approach. 1,559 more words
The First Valve in Valve TranscatheterAortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) done in Western India to treat patient for failed tissue valve
Now offering latest, cutting-edge heart valve replacement technology, Hinduja Hospital today announced implant of the recapturable, self-expanding Transcatheter heart valve systemin a 60 year old man hailing from Sholapur. 540 more words