Impact of treatment choice on the outcome of patients proposed for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

@article{Carlo2010ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of treatment choice on the outcome of patients proposed for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.},
  author={Marco de Carlo and Cristina Giannini and Federica Ettori and Claudia Fiorina and Fabio Guarracino and Salvatore Curello and Giovanni Scioti and Gaetano Minzioni and Giuliano Chizzola and Diego Matteo and Anna Sonia Petronio},
  journal={EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={568-74}
}
AIMS Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a new option for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high surgical risk. We compared the clinical outcome of patients referred for TAVI and subsequently treated with TAVI, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV), or medical management (MM). METHODS AND RESULTS All consecutive patients (n=166, EuroSCORE 24.9 ± 13.9%) referred for TAVI to our two centres were enrolled in a prospective registry and… CONTINUE READING