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A meta-analysis and meta-regression of long-term outcomes of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis ☆

Research paper by Pedro A. Villablanca, Verghese Mathew, Vinod H. Thourani, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Sripal Bangalore, Mohammed Makkiya, Peter Vlismas, David F. Briceno, David P. Slovut, Cynthia C. Taub, Patrick M. McCarthy, John G. Augoustides, Harish Ramakrishna

Indexed on: 12 Oct '16Published on: 06 Oct '16Published in: International Journal of Cardiology



Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as an alternative to surgical aortic-valve replacement (SAVR) for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who are at high operative risk. We sought to determine the long-term (≥ 1 year follow-up) safety and efficacy TAVR compared with SAVR in patients with severe AS.

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