The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revolutionised the treatment of patients with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis (AS). In extreme and high-risk patients, randomised studies have shown the benefit of this new therapy. However, there are still a lot of unknowns, and the question has arisen whether it is justified to expand the indication of TAVI to other patient groups, especially intermediate-or even low-risk patients.

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