Importantly, TAVI should currently not be performed in patients at intermediate surgical risk
until more data for this group of patients are available, for example, from the ongoing SURTAVI (Surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) trial (NCT01586910) (34).
The decision to have surgery requires careful consideration of age, other medical problems, and the surgical risk
. When surgery would be risky, treatment with radioactive iodine is sometimes used to decrease the goiter size, and it can be reasonably effective.
Cordis Endovascular also announced the initiation of SAPPHIRE Worldwide, a 10,000 patient global registry to assess the 30-day rate of major adverse events (death, stroke or myocardial infarction) following the placement of a stent in high surgical risk
patients with carotid artery disease.
He cited an earlier study that found that carotid stenting was safer than endarterectomy in patients at high surgical risk
, because study participants had a lower risk of heart attack within 30 days after stenting, compared with the surgery.
Edwards and CoreValve are pursuing this high surgical risk
population as the first indication for a percutaneous replacement therapy.
The section on living related renal donations and evaluation of potential donors includes the psychosocial assessment, exclusion criteria, risks of donation, assessment of surgical risk
, and contraindications to donating.
While a cesarean section carries some surgical risk
, this study found about the same, low incidence of death among mothers in the two groups.
Deterioration of the twins' medical condition, as well as their own perception of a worsening of the lifestyle imposed by their deformity, were not reversible or approachable by any means other than taking this surgical risk
To address these limitations, we conducted an investigation of coordination and quality of care as part of a larger research project, the National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk
Study (NVASRS), a multiyear investigation of clinical and managerial factors that influence surgical outcomes (Khuri, Daley, Henderson, et al.
Strip electrodes have certain advantages over depth electrodes in that they are easier to implant and have less surgical risk
.[1,28] A disadvantage is that the accuracy of placement may be compromised, as the electrodes are inserted without direct visualization of the course of the strip.
Considered at worst a moderate surgical risk
, Bombeck died of complications following a kidney transplant performed April 3 in San Francisco.
The low-risk patient population is the final surgical risk
category to be approved for this minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgical valve replacement and includes patients who may be younger and more active than higher-risk patients, the company stated.