Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is currently the standard of care to treat patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) and is generally accepted to alleviate symptoms and prolong survival. Based on the results of randomized trials, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the new standard of care for patients with symptomatic AS who are deemed 'inoperable'. Debatably, TAVI is also an alternative to SAVR in selected patients who are at high risk but operable. As we approach 10 years of clinical experience with TAVI, with over 50 000 implantations in 40 countries, a review of the current literature and clinical outcomes with this rapidly evolving technology is appropriate.

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Keywords Aortic stenosis, TAVI, TAVR
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehs220, hdl.handle.net/1765/61238
Journal European Heart Journal
Citation
Généreux, P, Head, S.J, Wood, D.A, Kodali, S, Williams, M.R, Paradis, J, … Leon, M.B. (2012). Transcatheter aortic valve implantation 10-year anniversary: Review of current evidence and clinical implications. European Heart Journal (Vol. 33, pp. 2388–2400). doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehs220