Evolution of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

  title={Evolution of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.},
  author={Christos V. Bourantas and Patrick W. Serruys},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={114 6},
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement emerged ≈20 years ago and changed the landscape of structural interventional cardiology. The first experiments in animal models provided proofs of the concept and the substrate for the first percutaneous valve implantation in patients. The initial promising results in a clinical setting drew the attention of the industry and of the scientific community, and an effort was made for the past 12 years to address the limitations of the technology, facilitate… CONTINUE READING