In a new article published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Thomas M. Beaver MD, MPH discusses transcatheter mitral valve‐in‐valve and valve‐in‐ring replacement feasibility, safety, and improvements.
This comes as a result of Beaver's hard work and dedication as a reviewer, Weisel said.
Bioprosthetic valve implantation is often employed for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis. However, paravalvular regurgitation, or PVR, sometimes occurs, and when it is moderate or severe, there is an associated twofold greater mortality. The Heart team at UF Health sees patients from across the state of Florida and Southeast with…
Importantly, presence of postoperative dysphagia was associated with a 43% longer hospital stay, about $50,000 increased cost of care, pneumonia, reintubation, and death.