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2-Year Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgical or Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
In this paper the authors report on the 2-year results of the randomized US pivotal trial for surgical and self-expanding percutaneous aortic prosthetic valves. The survival benefit observed at 1 year in the transcatheter group were sustained at two years. This was also the case for the significant reduction in major adverse clinical and cerebrovascular events. These results lead the authors to suggest that self-expanding transcatheter valve therapy should be considered the standard of care and preferred over surgery in the study population.