Pathology of balloon-expandable and self-expanding stents following MRI-guided transapical aortic valve replacement.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Balloon-expandable (BE) and self-expanding (SE) prostheses are both used for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but differences in long-term outcome using these types of device are unknown. The study aim was to monitor the histopathology, echocardiographic findings and structural integrity of BE and SE stents in a… (More)

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