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INTRODUCTION Pulse-pressure variation (PPV) due to increased right ventricular afterload and dysfunction may misleadingly suggest volume responsiveness. We aimed to assess prediction of volume responsiveness with PPV in patients with increased pulmonary artery pressure. METHODS Fifteen cardiac surgery patients with a history of increased pulmonary artery(More)
BACKGROUND The safety and effectiveness of the fully repositionable LOTUS valve system as compared with the balloon-expandable Edwards SAPIEN 3 prosthesis for the treatment of aortic stenosis has not been evaluated to date. METHODS AND RESULTS All patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 or the LOTUS valve(More)
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