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Post by Tom price on Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:51 pm

For those of us who are "valvers " I attended a great presentation by the coordinator of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) at the hospital where I had surgery and now volunteer. Of course, the U.S. Is far behind Europe in doing this procedure. Right now, it is approved only for high risk patients. However, Europe will soon offer it to all patients, and hopefully we will not be far behind. The valve itself is made with the same material as my sewn in valve. First good news is all second AVR patients will soon be considered high risk and get offered TAVR (yay for me!). Second, the future use of TAVR is looking to do younger patients....even though the valve fails earlier in the young, replacing it several times is no big deal using the catheter approach. All good news for our future as valvers!
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Post by RoadKillBill on Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:39 pm

That is pretty cool, Tom. I am ambivalent about US lag in adoption of medical technology advancements (leading edge vs. bleeding edge), but I also get frustrated that we can't move more quickly when techniques, drugs and devices are proven elsewhere. I have also been reading about using sutureless valves installed through traditional open and minimally invasive incisions. Advantage is that the old valve can be removed (like traditional surgery) and the new one can be installed in less time to reduce ill effects of the heart/lung bypass machine and other intraoperative risks.


It looks like there will be a soon(?) be some kinder, gentler AV replacement options in the US.

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