One-year outcomes after direct transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a self-expanding bioprosthesis. A two-center international experience.

@article{Toutouzas2016OneyearOA,
  title={One-year outcomes after direct transcatheter aortic valve implantation with a self-expanding bioprosthesis. A two-center international experience.},
  author={Konstantinos G Toutouzas and George Latsios and Konstantinos E Stathogiannis and Maria Drakopoulou and Andreas Synetos and Elias A. Sanidas and Antonios Mastrokostopoulos and George Trantalis and Odysseas Kaitozis and Georgios A Lazaros and Seyrani Yuecel and Ulrich J Gerckens and Eberhard Grube and Dimitris Tousoulis},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={202},
  pages={631-5}
}
BACKGROUND Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is considered to be an essential part of the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure and is being performed routinely. At present there is insufficient long-term data as to the benefits of routine BAV prior to TAVI. AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of direct TAVI and the mortality rate at 1-year in patients undergoing TAVI with or without BAV with a self-expanding bioprosthesis. METHODS Between January 2008… CONTINUE READING
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