Comparison of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation to Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients



Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is now considered as the established treatment of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in patients deemed to be at high risk of surgical mortality or who are not suitable for surgery. During this decade, TAVR has emerged as a valid alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in patients at intermediate surgical risk, and several studies are currently being performed to assess whether TAVR can be as effective as surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low- to intermediate-risk patients.


Aortic stenosis Aortic valve replacement TAVR SAVR Intermediate risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineMontreal Heart Institute, Université de MontréalMontrealCanada

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