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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the predictors of aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND TAVI has been associated with a high rate of paravalvular regurgitation, usually mild. Nevertheless, moderate to severe regurgitations still occur and may have negative clinical consequences. (More)
AIMS Echocardiography may underestimate the degree of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using the Medtronic CoreValve bioprosthesis due to inherent limitations of ultrasound imaging in the evaluation of implanted cardiac prostheses. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility of cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional surgical aortic bioprostheses used for treatment of aortic stenosis (AS) are inherently stenotic in nature. The more favorable mechanical profile of the Medtronic CoreValve bioprosthesis may translate into a better hemodynamic and neurohormonal response. PATIENTS AND METHODS The early hemodynamic and neurohormonal responses of(More)
The aim of this analysis is to examine the influence of gender differences on the outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) from a multicenter real-world registry in Germany (TAVI registry). The impact of gender differences on the clinical outcome after TAVI was examined in small studies with conflicting results. Consecutive patients (n =(More)
BACKGROUND The association between aortic valve disease and coronary atherosclerosis is common. In the recent era of percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR), there is little experience with coronary artery intervention after valve implantation. CASE REPORT To our knowledge, this is the first case of successful percutaneous coronary intervention after(More)
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation (IABP) are established treatment modalities in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. We hypothesized that the insertion of the IABP before primary PCI might result in better survival of patients with cardiogenic shock compared to(More)
Cigarette smoking strongly increases morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular causes, but the relevance of smoking in patients treated with drug-eluting stents (DES) is unknown. To assess the impact of smoking on the presentation and outcome of patients treated with DES. We analyzed data from the prospective multicentre German Drug-Eluting Stent Registry(More)
BACKGROUND Till now, no pooled analysis summarizing the Egyptian experience in percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) exists. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS To pool the data of PMV procedures and perform a new analysis regarding the immediate outcome and follow-up results as well as to compare the results of different techniques. RESULTS Patients (2,256) with(More)
The aim of the study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a new left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder. Twelve pigs were included. In 2 pigs the implantation process failed due to pericardial tamponade in 1 pig and device embolization in the other pig. The placement of the devices was controlled via TEE and fluoroscopy. After 6 weeks of implantation(More)
The MitraClip system is a device for percutaneous edge-to-edge reconstruction of the mitral valve in patients with severe mitral regurgitation who are deemed at high risk for surgery. Studies have underlined the therapeutic benefit of the MitraClip system for patients at extreme and high risk for mitral valve surgery, suffering from either degenerative or(More)