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A prospective cohort study found that gait speed was an independent predictor of adverse outcomes among older adults who underwent cardiac surgery. For each 0.1 m/s decrease in 5-m gait speed, there was an 11 percent relative increase in operative mortality.

 

 

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Gait speed helps predict mortality after cardiac surgery

A prospective cohort study found that gait speed was an independent predictor of adverse outcomes among older adults who underwent cardiac surgery. For each 0.1 m/s decrease in 5-m gait speed, there was an 11 percent relative increase in operative mortality.

AATS.16: TAVR is superior to surgery in lowering mortality among high risk patients

Patients with aortic stenosis who were at high surgical risk had better outcomes if they underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) than if they had surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), according to an analysis of a randomized trial.

AATS.16: Cardiothoracic surgeons will see a major caseload increases

By 2035, cardiothoracic surgeons will be responsible for more than 850,000 patients, a 61 percent increased caseload overall and a 121 percent increase for each surgeon, according to a database analysis.

AATS.16: Tricuspid regurgitation is rare following mitral valve repair

Older patients with atrial fibrillation are more likely to develop tricuspid regurgitation after isolated mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation, according to a prospective study. However, after a mean follow-up period of 9.1 years, only approximately 3.3 percent of patients had tricuspid regurgitation.

AATS.16: Investigational aortic valve replacement system is safe and effective at 1 year

After one year, 96 percent of patients with severe aortic stenosis who were implanted with the investigational Intuity aortic valve replacement system had survived, according to a prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter trial.

Drug-coated balloons compare favorably with uncoated balloons or drug-eluting stents for revascularization of infrapopliteal arteries

A meta-analysis of randomized trials found that treating infrapopliteal arteries with drug-coated balloons was associated with similar clinical outcomes and favorable angiographic efficacy compared with using uncoated balloons or drug-eluting stents.

Robotically assisted PCI with the CorPath system is safe and feasible

Researchers found the clinical success rates were above 99 percent and similar in patients undergoing robotically assisted PCI or manual PCI.

Trial examines Watchman device in patients ineligible for oral anticoagulation

Patients with atrial fibrillation who are ineligible for oral anticoagulation had 75 percent fewer ischemic strokes and system embolisms if they received the Watchman left atrial appendage occlusion device than if they received aspirin alone.

Corindus Vascular Robotics increases revenue in first quarter

During the first quarter of 2016, Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. increased its revenue to $1.1 million, up from $800,000 in the same period last year. The company also installed two new CorPath systems during the quarter, increasing the installed base to 40 systems, including 37 in the U.S. and three internationally.

SCAI.16: Men and women have similar short-term outcomes following TAVR

Men and women who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) had similar rates of survival, major adverse cardiovascular events and vascular complications at 30 days, according to a randomized trial.

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