Mitral annular calcium not tied to worse outcomes in TAVR

The presence of mitral annular calcium was not associated with worse outcomes in patients who had transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to a retrospective analysis.
“There are many patients with aortic stenosis that have mitral annular calcium (MAC),” Samir R. Kapadia, MD, chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic and professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, told Healio. “It

The presence of mitral annular calcium was not associated with worse outcomes in patients who had transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to a retrospective analysis.
“There are many patients with aortic stenosis that have mitral annular calcium (MAC),” Samir R. Kapadia, MD, chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic and professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, told Healio. “It