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Contemporary structural heart disease registries: when professional networking meets clinical research

EuroIntervention 2019;15:e745-e747. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I9A139

In 2010, we performed our first transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) within a failed surgical bioprosthetic valve. We treated an older woman who suffered from a critical aortic stenosis within a Mitroflow (21 mm) surgical bioprosthesis (Sorin Group, Saluggia, Italy) and was in our intensive cardiac care unit (CCU) with impending cardiogenic shock. Earlier that day, we had performed three successful TAVIs to treat native stenotic aortic valves. I asked my proctor, Jean-Claude Laborde, to come with me to the CCU to consult on the case. The patient’s haemodynamics were deteriorating rapidly and, despite her low systemic blood pressure, ...

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