TVT 2017: “I predict a very exciting and bright future” for transcatheter valve therapies

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) meeting (14–17 June, Chicago, USA). Course director Martin B Leon (Interventional Vascular...

The need to determine the relevance of stent malapposition

Despite a constant evolution in stent/scaffold design, stent failure is still perceived as a clinical problem. The process of drug-eluting stent struts thinning that...

The role of nurses in ensuring a patient-focused TAVI service

Preadmission clinics for patients awaiting elective procedures or surgery are not a new concept. Over the years, several studies have highlighted the multiple benefits...

TAVI pacemaker issue is “an engineering problem that will be solved”

The SURTAVI trial indicates that transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)  with CoreValve/CoreValve Evolut R (Medtronic) is non-inferior to surgery for the management of severe...

Vinayak Bapat

Rebecca Hahn

Ran Kornowski