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Introduction

  • A. Claire Watkins
  • Anuj Gupta
  • Bartley P. Griffith
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter introduces the reader to the contents of the book. It discusses the use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treating severe aortic stenosis (AS).

Keywords

TAVR Transcatheter aortic valve replacement Severe aortic stenosis Valvular disease Cardiothoracic surgery Aortic valve disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Claire Watkins
    • 1
  • Anuj Gupta
    • 2
  • Bartley P. Griffith
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Maryland, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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