Tag: cardiology

Mitraclip and TEE for MR

  European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2013) 14, 935–949.  Peri-interventional echo assessment for the MitraClip procedure.  Everest Clinical Trial results PPT Open Heart 2014;1:e000056. Two-year outcomes after percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system: durability of the procedure and predictors of outcome. ASE Echo 2016: Percutaneous approaches to MR. UofMichigan PPT. 2015: The role

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Left atrial occlusion devices

Our hospital is starting to do more left atrial occlusion devices for people who have afib and aren’t able to tolerate blood thinners. Currently, two types are offered by our cardiologists: Watchman procedure (endocardial) vs Lariat procedure (epicardial). Lariat It look and acts similar to a lariat or lasso.  An external guide wire with a

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How Should We Manage PAR After TAVI?

Originally posted on invasivecardiology:
Stefan Toggweiler, MD Evidence indicates that postprocedural moderate or severe paravalvular regurgitation (PAR) reduces life expectancy in such a way that it may even nullify the beneficial effect of TAVI. Due to improved implantation techniques, knowledge, and materials, the rates of moderate or severe PAR have dropped to less than 5%-10%…

IABP and pVADs: Clinical Effectiveness Versus Cost

Originally posted on invasivecardiology:
By Atman P. Shah, MD, FACC, FSCAI Clinical Director, Section of Cardiology Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Associate Professor of Medicine The University of Chicago Interventional cardiologists are increasingly able to take care of complex coronary artery disease in a population of patients that would have be been deemed too high-risk a…