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Transfemoral Versus Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Single-Centre Experience

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Wilko Reents, Sebastian Barth, Daniel P Griese, Sebastian Winkler, Jörg Babin-Ebell, Sebastian Kerber, Anno Diegeler, Michael Zacher, Karsten Hamm

Transcatheter aortic valve is usually implanted via transfemoral or transapical access. Reents and colleagues sought to compare the safety of these two access routes, using a retrospective analysis of their experience. Among more than 1,000 patients, the risk-adjusted short- and long-term mortality and major morbidity rates were similar for both approaches. The authors found that mortality was associated with the risk profile and the institutional experience but not with the access mode itself.

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