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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Compared With Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Patients

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Source Name: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions


Stefano Rosato, Francesco Santini, Marco Barbanti, Fausto Biancari, Paola D’Errigo, Francesco Onorati, Corrado Tamburino, Marco Ranucci, Remo Daniel Covello, Gennaro Santoro, Claudio Grossi, Martina Ventura, Danilo Fusco, Fulvia Seccareccia, on behalf of the OBSERVANT Research Group

This article explores the controversial topic of TAVR versus surgical AVR in low-risk patients.  The primary outcome was 3-year survival.  The authors report 3-year survival for TAVR and surgical AVR as 72% and 83.4%, respective (p=0.0015).  Although TAVR is an exciting technology, there should be caution in adopting it in lower risk patients.  

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