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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
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.