In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch. The team also found that the risk of death and of heart failure readmissions were higher.
A multicenter clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter mitral valve repair significantly reduced hospitalizations and mortality for heart failure patients with moderate-to-severe or severe functional mitral regurgitation.
Too many people are missing out on the health benefits of golf, says a panel of international experts in a consensus statement, which aims to widen participation in the sport. The evidence suggests it may not only be good for mind and body, but also for a long life, says the statement, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.