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Closed-loop system reduces kidney injury rate in CV interventional procedures

Closed-loop system reduces kidney injury rate in CV interventional procedures
September 18, 2017

In moderate- to high-risk patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing cardiac interventional procedures, a closed-loop system significantly reduced rates of contrast-induced acute kidney injury and was linked to decreased rates of mortality, dialysis and MACCE vs. standard intravascular volume expansion, according to data published in the Journal of Interventional Cardiology.

Anand Prasad, MD, FACC, FASCI, RPVI, from the department of medicine and division of cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of 10 existing studies comparing the use of the RenalGuard (RenalGuard Solutions) novel closed- loop system with standard care.

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Conscious sedation linked to lower mortality vs. general anesthesia in TAVR

September 7, 2017
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with conscious sedation was linked to shorter length of stay and lower in-hospital and 30-day mortality vs. TAVR with general…
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Local anesthesia safe, effective in TAVR

August 17, 2017
Local anesthesia may be an alternative to general anesthesia in certain patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to a meta-analysis…
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Post-TAVR dialysis linked to increased mortality

August 15, 2017
The proportion of patients requiring dialysis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement has declined, but the need for new post-TAVR dialysis is associated with a…
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The Take Home: TCT

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2017
The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Scientific Symposium was held from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2016, in…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses ‘landmark’ TAVR trials

April 20, 2016
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A Relentless Drive to Low Risk

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2017
Colin M. Barker, MD; Michael J. Reardon, MD
Since the first successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement in man by Alain Cribier, MD, in 2002, the procedure…
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