Transcatheter Aortic Valve Therapy

  • Anita Asgar
  • Raoul Bonan


In ten short years, transcatheter aortic valve implantation has moved from first-in-man to completion of randomized controlled trials. This technology now enables the treatment of patients once felt to be inoperable and has been demonstrated to be an alternative for those at high surgical risk. Despite the advances made, much remains to be learned in regard to patient selection to optimize benefit, optimal device, and annular sizing and the long-term clinical outcomes. For the interventional cardiologist and surgeon, this therapy offers an opportunity to collaborate through systematic evaluation, procedure planning, and execution, to ensure optimal patient outcomes.


Aortic Valve Aortic Stenosis Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Valve Leaflet Aortic Annulus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transcatheter Valve Therapy ClinicInstitut de Cardiologie de MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of MedicineMontreal Heart InstituteMontrealCanada

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