Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis

Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis

CONCLUSIONS

In patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at increased surgical risk, TAVR with a self-expanding transcatheter aortic-valve bioprosthesis was associated with a significantly higher rate of survival at 1 year than surgical aortic-valve replacement.

(Funded by Medtronic; U.S. CoreValue High Risk Study ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01240902.)

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A Controlled Trial of Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension

A Controlled Trial of Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension

This blinded trial did not show a significant reduction of systolic blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension 6 months after renal-artery denervation as compared with a sham control.

(Funded by Medtronic; SYMPLICITY HTN-3 ClinicalTrials.gov number,NCT01418261.)

http://www.worldhealthequity.org/

http://www.worldhealthequity.org/

WHE aims to ensure that every individual’s basic right to health care is met. WHE strives to make health services more affordable and more accessible by helping train local doctors, and establishing clinics and laboratories in communities that need them most.

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

 In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.

Population Trends From 2000-2011 in Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Use

Population Trends From 2000-2011 in Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Use

Population Trends From 2000-2011 in Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Use
Edward J. McNulty, MD; Yun-Yi Hung, PhD; Lucy M. Almers, MPH; Alan S. Go, MD; Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc.
JAMA Intern Med. 2014; 311(12):1248-1249.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=transapical+mitral+implantatio+of+the+tiara

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=transapical+mitral+implantatio+of+the+tiara

Transapical mitral implantation of the tiara bioprosthesis: pre-clinical results.

Banai S, Verheye S, Cheung A, Schwartz M, Marko A, Lane R, Jolicoeur EM, Garceau P, Biner S, Tanguay JF, Edelman ER, White CJ.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb;7(2):154-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2013.10.009.

PMID:

 

24556094

 

[PubMed – in process]