Advanced age and the clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Abstract

Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is common in the elderly. Although surgical replacement of the valve has been the gold standard of management, many patients have been excluded from surgery because they were very old, frail, or had co-morbidities that increased operative risks. In the last decade, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a… (More)
DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1671-5411.2014.02.004

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