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TAVR survival rate similar in patients with aortic stenosis, cancer vs. no cancer

August 23, 2016

Patients with severe aortic stenosis and active cancer who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement had comparable survival rates compared with patients with severe aortic stenosis but no cancer, independent of cancer status, according to results from the OCEAN-TAVI registry.

In the Japanese, multicenter, prospective registry, researchers evaluated 749 consecutive high-risk patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR with the Sapien XT prosthesis (Edwards Lifesciences). Participants were enrolled from eight Japanese hospitals between October 2013 and October 2015. The Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 criteria were used to evaluate procedure success and other procedural factors during TAVR. The researchers defined late mortality as any cause of death after 30 days.

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Personalized approach to statin allocation benefits older patients

August 23, 2016
New data from the BioImage study suggest that personalizing the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for statin use in older…
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Micromesh stent for CAS shows safety and efficacy, low rates of plaque prolapse

August 23, 2016
In patients at various levels of surgical risk undergoing carotid artery stenting, a double-layer micromesh stent appears to be a safe and effective technology, yielding…
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History of stroke may increase risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

August 23, 2016
Patients with a history of stroke have double the risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in its familial and sporadic forms, researchers reported in JAMA
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In-transit telemedicine reduces time to treatment for ischemic stroke

August 23, 2016
An in-transit telemedicine system is as effective as mobile stroke transport units, but is also a more cost-effective, scalable approach for improving time to treatment…
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