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Simplified approach effective in aortic valve replacement

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Using local anesthesia and fluoroscopic guidance is a simplified and effective means of transfemoral aortic valve replacement (TAVR), using the SAPIEN or newer SAPIEN XT (Edwards Lifesciences) prosthesis, French researchers report in a May 9th on-line paper in JACC:...

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Good long-term survival after catheter valvotomy for pulmonary atresia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Catheter valve perforation for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS) offers good long-term survival with few complications, according to findings published in the April 17th Journal of the American College of Cardiology. PAIVS occurs in 3 to 8 of 100,000...

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Noninvasive programmed stimulation predicts recurrence of ventricular tachycardia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Noninvasive programmed stimulation (NIPS) days after ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation can predict the risk of recurrence, according to findings published in the April 24th Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “The recurrence rate following VT ablation in...