Percutaneous transarterial aortic valve implantation: what do we know?

@article{Webb2011PercutaneousTA,
  title={Percutaneous transarterial aortic valve implantation: what do we know?},
  author={John G Webb and Alain G Cribier},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={140-7}
}
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is assuming a major role in the routine management of patients with aortic stenosis. Surgical aortic valve replacement is generally accepted to prolong survival, on the basis of historical comparisons and long experience. However, recently percutaneous transarterial TAVI has assumed the position as the only therapy in any aortic stenosis patient group demonstrated to prolong survival in a randomized trial. Arguably, percutaneous TAVI is now the… CONTINUE READING