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International Briefs: NICE On Sutureless Aortic Valves, Mechanical Clot Retrieval, Microsphere Cancer Therapy

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

In recent guidance documents, the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers tempered support for sutureless aortic valve replacement, and calls mechanical clot retrieval in stroke patients unproven and risky. Also, its support for radioactive microspheres for liver cancer depends on malignancy type.

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