Hospitals without highest stroke care designation may miss them after heart procedure

Hospitals without the highest stroke care designation may be missing strokes that occur after a common heart valve replacement procedure. Investigators found that comprehensive stroke centers reported significantly greater stroke rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) than hospitals without the designation.

New Risk Score Predicts Mortality for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Mount Sinai researchers develop new risk stratification tool to optimize patient care and outcomes after TAVR

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Top 50 for Heart Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again achieved national ranking for Cardiology & Heart Surgery in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. It moved up to No. 28, from No. 30 last year. It is the only nationally recognized heart program of its kind in the Washington metropolitan area. MedStar Washington also earned “high performing” ratings in cancer, gastroenterology & GI surgery, Urology, and in 12 common procedures and conditions.

Late-Breaking Science Announced for TVT 2021

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that TVT 2021 will feature 12 studies as Late-Breaking Clinical Science. An annual meeting from CRF, TVT features cutting-edge research and techniques for structural heart interventions. TVT will take place online and in person, with limited attendance, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida July 20-22, 2021.

TVT 2021 Program Now Available

The program for TVT 2021: The Structural Heart Summit is now available online. An annual meeting from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TVT features cutting-edge research and techniques for structural heart interventions. TVT will take place online and in person, with limited attendance, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida July 20-22, 2021.

Heart Valve Collaboratory Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Participation in Collaborative Community

The Heart Valve Collaboratory (HVC) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) will participate in this “collaborative community”. A medical “collaboratory” is a forum in which multidisciplinary private and public sector members work together on medical device challenges to achieve aligned outcomes, solve shared problems, and leverage collective opportunities, in the interest of improving patient care.

Registration for TCT Connect Now Open

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce that registration for the annual scientific symposium, TCT Connect, taking place online October 14-18, is free for all attendees and is now open.

PCR and CRF Announce Partners in Learning Virtual Sessions

PCR and CRF are pleased to announce the creation of virtual Partners in Learning sessions that will be broadcast during the PCR e-Course (June 25-27, 2020) and CRF’s TVT Connect meeting (June 18-28, 2020). The sessions, which will cover coronary artery disease in TAVI patients and TAVI in low risk patients, are part of a collaborative educational series from the two groups.

Introducing TVT Connect

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that TVT Connect, the Structural Heart Summit, will take place online June 18-28, 2020. TVT Connect features expertly developed series, late-breaking clinical science, challenging cases, industry-sponsored sessions, and connection to a community of thought leaders from across the globe.

Young Age Does Not Equal Low Risk for Patients Needing Aortic Valve Replacement

While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to expand its pool of eligible patients, open heart surgery—resulting in excellent patient survival and fewer strokes when compared to TAVR—is the best option for young and middle-aged adults with aortic valve disease—at least for now.

PCR and TCT Announce the Creation of a New Educational Program: Partners in Learning

PCR and TCT are proud to announce the creation of a new educational program: “Partners in Learning.” The first of its kind will focus on TAVI practitioners, taking place on 21-22 March 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is the first ever stand-alone collaboration between TCT, PCR, and a regional core team of leading practitioners.

More Heart Valve Patients May Choose Minimally Invasive Procedure

Since August, when the FDA approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, many more patients are opting for the procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). With this latest approval, the procedure can now be performed on a wide spectrum of patients, from patients too sick to undergo open-heart surgery to those who would be considered low risk for open-heart surgery.