Use of pulmonary artery catheters (PACs) decreased by nearly 70 percent from 1999 to 2013 despite improving clinical outcomes, according to a cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries.

Computed tomography (CT)-derived measures of annulus area can be used to flag cases of heightened risk for poor hemodynamics after valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures, according to recently published research.

New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) demonstrate long-term safety in women with acute myocardial ischemia (MI), with increased benefits for more severe cases of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a new study.

For patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) at intermediate surgical risk, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)—especially the transfemoral approach—might be a good solution.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has skyrocketed in the United States, jumping from 24.8 implants per million adults in 2012 to 63.2 in 2014. A recent study examined regional differences in mortality, utilization and healthcare resource use.