Paravalvular aortic leak after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: current knowledge.

@article{Lerakis2013ParavalvularAL,
  title={Paravalvular aortic leak after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: current knowledge.},
  author={Stamatios Lerakis and Salim S Hayek and Pamela Sylvia Douglas},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={397-407}
}
397 T ranscatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is now well-established as the standard of care for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are deemed inoperable , 1 and is seen as an alternative treatment option to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in a subset of patients with high postoperative mortality. 2 The native valve is typically not removed but instead crushed by the superimposed bioprosthe-sis, which can result in an incomplete seal of the bioprosthetic valve… CONTINUE READING
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