Improved Functional Status and Quality of Life in Prohibitive Surgical Risk Patients with Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation After Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 64(2). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24184254
From 1979 to 2005, the total number of inpatient cardiovascular operations and procedures increased 484% to 6,989,000 annually.
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The use of ACE inhibitors in hypertensive patients 80 years of older was associated in this study with a 30% reduction in the rate of stroke and a 64% reduction… [ Get More Details ]
Improvements in QoL from TAVR in SAS patients
Symptomatic aortic stenosis (SAS) patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experienced quality of life (QoL) improvements from 5.3 at baseline (10 point scale with 10=best imaginable health state)… [ Get More Details ]
The volume of mitral valve surgical procedures increased approximately 8.3% from 2010 to 2013.