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Balancing the expansion of transcatheter interventions for heart valve disease

EuroIntervention 2020;15:e1567-e1569. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I18A287

The field of transcatheter repair and replacement procedures has grown exponentially in the last decade, dramatically changing the evaluation and management of patients with valvular heart disease (VHD). Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revolutionised the treatment of patients affected by symptomatic severe aortic stenosis with higher operative risk. In 2019, based on two recent dedicated randomised trials, TAVI also obtained regulatory approval for lower-risk populations, thus widening the pool of patients eligible to this less invasive treatment1. Transcatheter repair of mitral regurgitation (MR) with the edge-to-edge MitraClip® device (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) has recently achieved an ...

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