Post-TAVR risks examined in large cohort analysis

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure replaces a narrow aortic valve that obstructs normal blood flow with a catheter. Three years ago an estimated 300,000 TAVRs had been performed. That number has climbed dramatically since and will continue with the recent FDA approval for expansion of TAVR procedures to even low-risk patients with severe […]

Lentz and Zahr Editorial in NEJM

Dr. Steve Lentz and Dr. Firas Zahr shared a byline recently in an editorial published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Drs. Lentz and Zahr responded to a study published in NEJM, which found that by performing a simple test for the presence of a blood-clotting protein, paravalvular leaks can be readily identified and […]