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Paravalvular Regurgitation after TAVI

Paravalvular regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation occurs in in over 50% of patients, and correlates with 1-year mortality. The regurgitant jets are best characterized with transesophageal echocardiography to define the circumferential extent and cross-sectional area. Overtime, most the regurgitation decreases, and occasionally disappears completely.

By | October 28th, 2015|Cardiology|1 Comment

Transcatheter Cardiac Therapeutics

Transcatheter cardiac interventions are a fast evolving field. The past decade has seen the development of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement, septal defect closure devices and left atrial appendage closure devices for thromboprophylaxis.

By | October 9th, 2015|Cardiology|1 Comment

Treatment of Left Main Disease

Left main stem disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Coronary artery bypass surgery has been the definitive treatment choice. However, advancements in percutaneous coronary intervention (such as drug-eluting stents and techniques, risk stratification, and intravascular ultrasound) have increased the viability of this treatment option.

By | October 9th, 2015|Cardiology|0 Comments

Coronary Artery Diagramming

Coronary arteries can be difficult to visualize, especially when there are multiple lesions, interventions, and grafting. Diagramming the anatomy allows you to track lesions, stenting, grafts, size size/variation of native arteries. It is a useful technique for your own understanding and facilitating communication.

By | October 8th, 2015|Cardiology|1 Comment

Control-Cric System

The Control-Cric System has been developed by Dr Richard Levitan to allow for increased success and speed of performing an emergent cricothyrotomy. It includes a specially designed scalpel (Control-Knife) and custom tracheostomy tube (Control-Key).

By | September 29th, 2015|Airway|0 Comments

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