Posts Tagged ‘valve surgery’

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June 26th, 2012

Unlikely PARTNERs Support TAVR

The FDA approval of TAVR and the design of postmarketing surveillance involved a remarkable degree of collaboration and cooperation among the stakeholders. What to do while we wait for data to accumulate?


November 22nd, 2011

Study Examines Role of Surgery for Infective Endocarditis and Heart Failure

Although current guidelines recommend valve surgery for patients with infective endocarditis and heart failure (HF), a large prospective registry finds that many of these patients do not undergo surgery — and have much worse outcomes. In a paper published in JAMA, Todd Kiefer and colleagues report on 4166 patients with infective endocarditis enrolled in the International Collaboration on Endocarditis […]