Category: TCTMD Articles

Fewer Complications, Lower Risk of Death With Conscious Sedation for TAVR

March 27, 2018

“The use of local anesthesia or conscious sedation during transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with a lower risk of complications, including a reduced need for a prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay as well as a lower risk of death at 30 days, when compared with use of general anesthesia, according to a review of registry data.”

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No Link Between Operator Volume and Post-PCI Mortality in the UK

March 27, 2018

“In the current era in which PCI has been made safer with improvements in drugs, technologies, techniques, and patient selection, the annual volume of procedures performed by individual operators is not associated with 30-day mortality, an analysis out of the United Kingdom demonstrates.”

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Coronary Procedures After TAVR: New Practical Guide Reviews Tools, Techniques

March 23, 2018

“Since the advent of TAVR, the patient with coronary disease and severe aortic stenosis has posed a clinical quandary for interventional cardiologists—now a new practical guide is offering some tips. In the review, authors led by Matias Yudi, MBBS (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY), propose a number of algorithms aimed at increasing the efficiency of PCI and coronary angiography procedures in patients who have already undergone transcatheter replacement of their aortic valve.”

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