Stenting (PCI) vs Surgery (CABG) for Coronary Artery Disease

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There are various modalities of treatment for CAD. The best form of treatment is dependent on variables like –the number of stenoses (blocks),the nature and location of the stenoses in the coronary arteries, the presence of diabetes mellitus and various other patient related factors. For those who have multivessel or left main coronary artery disease, … Continue reading “Stenting (PCI) vs Surgery (CABG) for Coronary Artery Disease”

Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) vs. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

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The question that needs to be asked is whether there is an indication for me to undergo a TAVR. TAVR was introduced as therapy for aortic stenosis in patients who were too sick to undergo conventional aortic valve replacement surgery using the heart-lung machine. Most patients who undergo TAVR are too sick or frail and … Continue reading “Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR) vs. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)”