Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) for Aortic Stenosis

Robin Chung


Aortic stenosis remains the commonest form of valve disease in
modern cardiology. With fifty years’ experience, surgical valve
replacement remains the gold standard treatment for survival
benefit, durability and symptomatic relief. Percutaneous
transcatheter aortic valve replacement has recently gained a
credible momentum for inoperable and very high risk patients
with severe aortic stenosis. Early and medium term results
have demonstrated a proven survival benefit over conservative
management, with documented complication rates for stroke,
vascular complications and pacemaker implantation. The
evidence base for cost effectiveness and long-term results are
eagerly anticipated.

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