Hana Vaknin-Assa

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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an emerging technique for the treatment of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Little has been reported about the use of different devices and multiple catheter-based options and anesthetic techniques in the same institution. We report the long-term clinical experience in treating patients with severe(More)
Accurate risk stratification has an important role in the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes. Even in patients with ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI), for whom early therapeutic options are well defined, risk stratification has an impact on early and late therapeutic decision making. We aimed to compare the prognostic value(More)
Given the vicissitudes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) technology, epidemiology, and mode of practice, the aim of this study was to define contemporary outcome predictors in a very large consecutive patient cohort. Data from 11,441 consecutive patients who underwent PCI at a tertiary medical center from April 2004 to September 2013 are(More)
The application of the CHA2DS2-VASC score as a novel risk stratification tool for predicting outcome in clinical applications other than atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention has been previously examined. However, its usefulness in a population of patients with coronary artery disease after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not been explored.(More)
OBJECTIVE Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is occasionally associated with stroke and silent cerebral ischemia, which may affect cognitive and functional performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in cognitive performance and functional status following TAVI. METHODS We performed a comprehensive prospective functional,(More)
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal bleeding (RPB) is an unusual but potentially fatal vascular complication occurring after cardiac catheterization (CC). Contemporary data of RPB in the era of dual antiplatelet therapy and vascular closure devices are lacking. METHODS We retrospectively examined all RPB cases that occurred after CC in the Rabin Medical Center(More)
BACKGROUND Major bleeding is one of the most frequent procedural-related complications of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infraction (STEMI). We investigated the incidence, predictors, and prognostic impact of peri-procedural bleeding in a cohort of unselected patients undergoing contemporary primary PCI. (More)
Aortic valve stenosis is associated with severe morbidity and death within several years of symptom onset, and its accepted treatment is surgical aortic valve replacement. However, many affected patients are not referred for surgery because of old age and significant comorbidities. In recent years, an alternative treatment approach has been developed,(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that women had greater risk for adverse clinical outcomes following coronary angioplasty. We aimed to assess the impact of sex on clinical results following emergent coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction. METHODS We used our database of patients treated for acute myocardial infarction using emergent(More)