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Through advances in risk-factor assessment, detection, and preventive strategies, the average age of acute myocardial infarction and heart failure patients has shifted around 10 to 15 years forward. One-year… [ Get More Details ]
Survival Rates of SAS Patients with and without SAVR
Patients with severe aortic stenosis (SAS) ages 80+ who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) have 1-year, 2-year, and 5-year survival rates of 87%, 78%, and 68% respectively — compared with… [ Get More Details ]
Catheter ablation reduces risk of stroke and death among AFib patients
Atrial fibrillation patients who underwent catheter ablation had a reduced risk of stroke and death—2.2% of those who had ablation experienced stroke versus 4.7% on medications alone, and 6% died from… [ Get More Details ]
The rate of hospitalization from heart failure before and after transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) decreases 73% (per patient year) in patients at prohibitive surgical risk.