Vascular Disease and Surgery

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ACC 2021 Discussion: The ISCHEMIA Trial

Gregg Stone, Harriette Van Spall

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Advances in Transcatheter Electrosurgery for Valvular Heart Disease

Jaffar M Khan, Toby Rogers, Adam B Greenbaum, et al

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Effect of Operator Experience on TMVr Outcomes

Justin P Sheehy, Adnan K Chhatriwalla,

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Treating Mitral Regurgitation in the Wake of COAPT

Kelly H Schlendorf, Jared O’Leary, JoAnn Lindenfeld,

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Corrigendum to: Value of MitraClip in Reducing Functional Mitral…

Mehmet Ali Elbey, Luis Augusto Palma Dallan, Guilherme Ferragut Attizzani,

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Antithrombotics in TAVR

Mathew R Williams, Kelsey Grossman, Homam Ibrahim,

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New Aortic Stenosis Staging System

Miho Fukui, João L Cavalcante,

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Heart transplantation surgery has become the standard treatment for selected patients with end-stage heart failure. Improvements in immunosuppressant, donor procurement, surgical techniques, and post-transplant care have resulted in a substantial decrease in acute allograft rejection, which had previously significantly limited survival of heart transplant recipients.

The number of heart transplants performed worldwide over the last decade has continued to increase annually.

Current challenges include older age of both recipients and donors; an increasing number of transplants performed with mechanical circulatory support; the growing use of combined organ transplants (now more than 4% of all heart transplants); and a high proportion of sensitised patients (those with pre-formed antibodies against human leukocyte antigens, which increased the risk of organ rejection).

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Vascular Complications of Transradial Access for Cardiac Catheterization

Tanawan Riangwiwat, James C Blankenship,

Published:

Citation: US Cardiology Review 2021;15:e04.

Advances in Transcatheter Electrosurgery for Valvular Heart Disease

Jaffar M Khan, Toby Rogers, Adam B Greenbaum,

Published:

Citation: US Cardiology Review 2021;15:e03.

Effect of Operator Experience on TMVr Outcomes

Justin P Sheehy, Adnan K Chhatriwalla,

Published:

Citation: US Cardiology Review 2021;15:e02.

Treating Mitral Regurgitation in the Wake of COAPT

Kelly H Schlendorf, Jared O’Leary, JoAnn Lindenfeld,

Published:

Citation: US Cardiology Review 2020;14:e06.