Thirty-day outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared with surgical valve replacement in patients with high-risk aortic stenosis: a matched comparison.

@article{Sthr2011ThirtydayOA,
  title={Thirty-day outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared with surgical valve replacement in patients with high-risk aortic stenosis: a matched comparison.},
  author={Robert St{\"o}hr and Guido Dohmen and Ralf Herpertz and Kathrin Brehmer and Omer Aktug and Ralph Koos and Ertunc Altiok and Emilia Stegemann and R{\"u}diger Autschbach and Nikolaus Marx and Rainer Hoffmann},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={595-600}
}
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a therapeutic alternative to surgery for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis in high-surgical risk patients. The aim of this study was to compare 30-day mortality of high-risk patients treated by TAVI versus surgical aortic valve replacement. METHODS A total of 175 patients (60 men; mean age, 80±6 years; Euroscore 21±13%) having undergone TAVI were compared with 175 matched patients (76 men; mean age, 79±3 years… CONTINUE READING