• SCAI TAVR Center
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  • SCAI TAVR CENTER features a variety of resources aimed at helping interventional cardiologists and other heart team members become proficient in transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR) whether you are at a beginner or advanced training level.


    Greater TAVR Experience May Lessen Risk of LBBB, But Not of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation

    TCTMD: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) related to TAVR becomes less common as centers gain experience with the procedure. The improvement may stem from decreases in implantation depth, according to a study published online December 27, 2014, ahead of print in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. A similar phenomenon, however, is not seen for permanent pacemaker requirement. HEAR MORE FROM THE STUDY'S INVESTIGATORS



    Self-expanding Valve Exhibits Similar Safety, Efficacy Profile as Other TAVR Devices

    Cardiology Today's Intervention: Short-term results from a post-market, multicenter registry of the Acurate TA transcatheter aortic valve demonstrate a safety and efficacy profile that is comparable to other previously approved transcatheter aortic valve replacement devices, researchers reported in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. FIND OUT MORE



    Evaluation of PARTNER Trial Shows High Costs of Periprocedural Complications With TAVR

    Cardiac Interventions Today: Results from an evaluation of costs of periprocedural complications in patients treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the PARTNER trial showed that periprocedural complications were frequent, costly, and accounted for approximately 25% of nonimplant-related hospital costs. Avoidance of complications should improve the cost-effectiveness of TAVR for inoperable and high-risk patients, but reductions in the cost of uncomplicated TAVR will also be necessary for optimal efficiency. Such complications associated with TAVR may decrease with greater experience and improved devices, thereby reducing the overall cost of the procedure, stated the investigators.FIND OUT MORE



    Coding, Coverage & Reimbursement for TMVR

    Q: I heard that Medicare officials issued a National Coverage Determination (NCD) for transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR). What does that mean? Can we now treat patients with TMVR and be reimbursed?. CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWERS



    TAVR Cath Conference

    Review "A Tale of Two Valves: Double Mitral and Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve" with Arun K. Thukkani, MD, PhD. REVIEW



    Journal Club

    Daniel H. Steinberg, MD, FSCAI compares of transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement performed in the catheterization laboratory (minimalist approach) versus hybrid operating room (standard approach).



    TAVR Image Review

    Review the problem with a stentless valve with Sameer Gafoor, MD. REVIEW



    SCAI WIN TAVI Registry Hits Half-Way Point

    The SCAI WIN TAVI Registry, an all-female data registry organized by the SCAI Women in Innovations (WIN) initiative, has hit the half-way point at 500 patients enrolled. With a goal of 1,000 patients, the project has recruited 17 study sites in Europe to volunteer their participation, with several Canadian sites preparing to join. MORE


    Sapien XT Valve Cleared by FDA

    MedPage Today: Treatment options for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis continue to expand with the FDA's approval of the second-generation Sapien XT transcatheter heart valve. READ THE ARTICLE

    RELATED: Dr. Kreton Mavromatis Discusses Key Points of FDA Approval of SAPIEN XT

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    Journal Scan

    Seem impossible to keep up with all the latest literature on TAVR?

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  • January Journal Scan

    Journal Scan provides a survey of the month's top cardiology journal's TAVR-related publications.

    Read the review of this top article in JACC and more: 
    "Multicenter evaluation of a next-generation balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve."

  • Winter Poll

    TAVR Center Poll: How many patients have you referred for TAVR in the last 6 months?

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  • SCAI TAVR Center Editors

    James B. Hermiller, MD, FSCAI
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    Kreton Mavromatis, MD, FSCAI
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    SCAI.org Structural & Valvular Clinical Interest Section Editors

    George S. Hanzel, MD, FSCAI
    Senior Associate Editor
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    Ramesh Daggubati, MD, FSCAI
    Associate Section Editor
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    Chad A. Kliger, MD
    Associate Section Editor
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    Daniel H. Steinberg, MD, FSCAI
    Associate Section Editor
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