• Fewer adverse outcomes in chronic kidney disease in TAVR vs. surgery

    One year ago - By Healio

    Patients with chronic kidney disease who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement had better outcomes compared with those who underwent surgical AVR, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
    Those who had TAVR had decreased risk for in-hospital mortality, postoperative stroke, overall acute kidney injury and acute kidney injury requiring dialysis compared with those who had surgical AVR, researchers reported.
    Nilay Kumar, MD, clinical assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in
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