A novel technique could prevent coronary artery obstruction — a rare but often fatal complication related to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to the National Institutes of Health researchers who created it. The researchers at NIH’s National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute are calling the procedure Bioprosthetic Aortic Scallop Intentional Laceration to prevent Iatrogenic Coronary Artery obstruction (BASILICA). […]
Patients with diabetes and multi-vessel heart disease did better with cardiac bypass surgery than patients treating using drug-eluting stents, according to a 5-year study comparing the therapies.
The Freedom trial found that the CABG arm of the 1,900-patient study had fewer adverse events and lower mortality rates than the percutaneous coronary intervention cohort.