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TAVR more successful in failed TAVs than SAVs


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Reuters Health - 07/01/2021 - Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) in failed transcatheter aortic valves (TAVs) appears to be more successful than in failed surgical aortic valves (SAVs), according to a large registry study. "Compared with surgery, the less invasive nature of TAVR is undoubtedly a benefit," Dr. Uri Landes told Reuters Health by email. "The tendency to treat younger patients with longer life expectancy with transcatheter approach is likely to continue, as does the trend to treat more and more patients with bioprosthetic (vs. mechanical) valves." "The downside," he added, "is that a sizable proportion of patients treated with either TAVR or surgery may require reintervention later in their lives. Therefore, we must learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of reintervention in order to make optimal upstream decisions." For their study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Landes of Tel Aviv Univ...


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