Possible Subclinical Leaflet Thrombosis in Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves.

  title={Possible Subclinical Leaflet Thrombosis in Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves.},
  author={Hielko P. Miljoen and Paul L. Van Herck and Bernard P. Paelinck},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={374 16},
To the Editor: Makkar et al. (Nov. 19 issue)1 report possible subclinical leaflet thrombosis in up to 40% of patients involved in a clinical trial of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR). In contrast, we found a relatively low incidence (7%) of possible subclinical valve leaflet thrombosis among patients in our series in which 255 patients underwent TAVR with the use of a CoreValve prosthesis. A retrospective review of our series (unpublished data) showed that in 104 patients, cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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