Perfusion Blog

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Combined OPCAB and TAVR May Be an Option

A hybrid procedure combining off-pump CABG and transaortic TAVR appears feasible as a treatment approach for select patients with complex coronary disease and severe aortic stenosis, a small case series suggests. Over a 10-month period, operators performed the hybrid procedure in four men, all of whom had uneventful recoveries and remained complication-free through 6 months, [...]
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Researchers develop model of in-hospital mortality for patients undergoing TAVR

Researchers have developed a model of in-hospital mortality for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) registry. The model will be incorporated in the registry’s software and will help select patients who may benefit from TAVR. Lead researcher Fred H. [...]
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