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North American view on the European Sentinel Registry of the Transcatheter Valve Implantation pilot study

EuroIntervention 2013;8:1353-1355. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I12A206

1. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA, USA; 2. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX, USA
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a technology introduced to care for a population of patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who were either not receiving care or receiving aortic valve replacement albeit at a high risk. Although this technology potentially provided life-saving treatment, it was both expensive and itself came at substantial risk. Europe has been a leader in TAVI and recently the United States and Canada have joined with completion of the randomised Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves (PARTNER) Trials in non-operative and high-risk patients for surgical aortic valve replacement1,2. These studies, coupled with prospectively enrolled European national ...

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