Self-expanding TAVR Preferred Over Surgery

March 15, 2015 8:48 PM

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Self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in high-risk aortic stenosis patients produces a more consistent survival rate compared with standard surgery, according to 2-year data presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in San Diego, CA.

While valve replacement is the common route taken as aortic stenosis becomes severe, many patients’ health profiles make standard surgical valve replacement a gamble.

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