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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation outcomes good in high-risk patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – One-year survival after transcatheter aortic valves implantation in otherwise inoperable patients is “excellent” according to a new report. The findings, reported in the July 26th issue of Circulation, come from the Edwards SAPIEN Aortic Bioprosthesis European Outcome...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An investigational agent, ARC1779, reduces cerebral emboli resulting from carotid endarterectomy by inhibiting the prothrombotic effects of von Willebrand factor (vWF), according to a report in the August issue of Stroke. “Our results show for the first time that vWF...

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Surgical placement of pacing leads improves CRT results in some patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When unfavorable anatomy of the cardiac veins impedes transvenous placement of left ventricular leads for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantation via a minithoracotomy is preferable, according to an Italian group. The improvement seen in their study “suggests...