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 - Structural Heart, severe aortic stenosis, heart valve
Radiotracer acts as marker, predictor in aortic stenosis
Apr 25, 2014 - The radiotracer 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) serves as a biomarker of calcification activity in patients with aortic stenosis and may predict disease progression, according to a study published in the March issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.
 - CoreValve
Court grants delay on CoreValve injunction
Apr 25, 2014 - Does CoreValve have a pulse? A federal court of appeals granted Medtronic’s request to delay implementation of a preliminary injunction that would limit the sale of the device in the U.S.
 - sick child
ACC.14: Melody implant results beat performance goal
Apr 25, 2014 - Pediatric interventional cardiologists may proceed with more confidence with bridge treatments for patients with congenital heart disease, based on a late-breaking clinical trial presented March 30 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session in Washington, D.C. The...
 - CoreValve
ACC.14: CoreValve meets superiority mark in high-risk patients
Apr 25, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C.—The FDA skipped convening an expert panel after release of positive results for the CoreValve Extreme Risk cohort and later approved the device. Will it do the same for CoreValve as a treatment for patients who are considered at high surgical risk, based on findings...
 - choice, path, equal
ACC.14: For procedural success, balloon-expandable valve may be better CHOICE
Apr 25, 2014 - Using a balloon-expandable valve instead of a self-expandable valve may be a better option among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), based on research presented March 30 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual scientific session in Washington...
 - operation, operating room, surgery, intervention
ACC.14: Workflow disruptions drag down surgical quality
Apr 25, 2014 - Human factor issues and not just a cardiac surgeon’s skills may dictate excellence or failure in the operating room. Applying insights from aviation to cardiac care, an engineer showed on March 30 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session in Washington, D.C., how...
 - TAVR
Technically inoperable patients fare best after TAVR
Apr 25, 2014 - Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients who are inoperable because of technical reasons have better outcomes than TAVR patients who are clinically inoperable, a finding that could help identify patients likely to reap the greatest benefit from the procedure.
 - rope
European office revokes patent on TAVR valve
Apr 25, 2014 - In the latest in a battle between the titans in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the European Patent Office invalidated a patent at the heart of Edwards Lifesciences’ infringement case against Medtronic.
 - Structural Heart, severe aortic stenosis, heart valve
Aortic stenosis: Lifelong learning in the 21st century
Apr 25, 2014 - Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for eligible patients with severe aortic stenosis holds great promise but much still needs to be learned. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is piloting an initiative that is designed to help valve centers in the U.S. improve...