Results of US CoreValve High Risk Trial reported at TCT 2014

September 15, 2014 1:52 PM

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According to a new study, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provided meaningful clinical benefits relative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in high risk patients with incremental costs considered acceptable from a US perspective. Findings from the cost-effectiveness analysis of the US CoreValve High Risk Trial were reported today at the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Previous studies have shown that among patients with severe aortic stenosis who are unsuitable for conventional aortic valve surgery, TAVR provides substantial clinical benefits at a reasonable incremental cost. However, there has previously been less consensus about the cost effectiveness of TAVR r...

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