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Current state of alternative access for transcatheter aortic valve implantation

EuroIntervention 2018;14:AB40-AB52. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-18-00552

1. Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 2. Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA; 3. Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy

The transfemoral (TF) route constitutes the undisputed default access for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). In patients in whom anatomical constraints preclude a TF approach, several alternative access routes ha

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