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Sutureless replacement versus transcatheter valve implantation in aortic valve stenosis: A propensity-matched analysis of 2 strategies in high-risk patients

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


G Santarpino, S Pfeiffer, J Jessl, AM Dell-Aquila, F Pollari, M Pauschinger, T Fischlein

37 pairs of matched patients were analyzed for short-term postoperative outcomes.  Neurologic complications and pacemaker implant rates were similiar between the groups.  Paravalvular leak rate was higher in the TAVI group (13.5% vs 0%).  Survival at a mean f/u of 19 mos was better in the sutureless valve group (97% vs 87%).  Better survival was associated with the absence of a paravalvular leak.

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